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iDr0id
03-07-2011, 10:58 AM
Im seeing 1800s and 2200s and higher on ebay. These batterys come with the door as well. My questionS are 1. Are any ebay extended batterys any good, and 2. Will an extended battery fit without problem in my tpu case

tt2015
03-07-2011, 11:22 AM
It's a crap shoot when buying non oem batteries. I know of people that have success. Personally for me I've tried three different non oem batteries and two will not charge with my phone the third will charge but does not last. My stock battery last longer. I know the BH6X is the only oem extended battery. To me it's not much of an upgrade.

iDr0id
03-07-2011, 11:33 AM
How about the door? Do you know id they work ok with a tpu case

joshw0000
03-07-2011, 11:40 AM
Be careful with non-oem's. I have two that will not charge in the phone and the phone will not display remaining battery percentage. The phone powers off without warning and you'll have to swap batteries to get it to power back on.

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ryant35
03-07-2011, 11:46 AM
I've never gotten a decent phone battery from eBay. I bought the extended battery from Verizon and it works great, it's not worth trying to save money because junk will end up costing you more.

iDr0id
03-07-2011, 12:01 PM
Im assuming everyone is going to tell me the same thing? My x has beeN getting like 5 hours of heavy use. It sucks ass

joshw0000
03-07-2011, 12:14 PM
I don't know what that case is, but unless it has a larger back cover, most likely an extended battery wont fit in it. I'm not trying to discourage you from getting a non oem battery, just giving you personal experience feedback. I no longer use my non oems but keep one at work and one at home for battery emergencies. If you're ok with the phone not recognizing the battery, go for it. You can only lose a few bucks if you don't like it.

A couple things you might want to consider to increase your current battery life:
If you're rooted, undervolt the phone
Boot to recovery and wipe battery stats (haven't tried on the X but worked on a old phone)
Use wifi when available
Change battery settings in battery manager (if on a blur rom or stock phone)
Remove un-needed widgets
Lower scan intervals of widgets and power draining apps
STOP DOWNLOADING PORN!!! j/k

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iDr0id
03-07-2011, 12:17 PM
I use autostarts and startup. Cleaner, have all the bloat frozen and have stock rom. How do you undervolt nowadays, I liked it on 2.1 and never did it on my 2.2. And btw the tpu case is the silicone case that is smooth, its like the verizon one but I have the argyle one, its just smooth silocone

joshw0000
03-07-2011, 12:22 PM
If it's silicone it may stretch to accomodate a larger battery. I use QuickClock to undervolt. It automatically calculates the lowest vsels your phone can operate at. Also, don't use any task killers. They'll only force the phone to keep restarting countless apps. Autostarts is a little different, it should be fine.

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joshw0000
03-07-2011, 12:26 PM
Since your phone is stock (and obviously rooted if you're using autostarts), you might want to look into deodexing it or flashing a custom rom. The stock phone is odexed. Use root explorer or some other file manager to navigate to /system/app. Notice that every app has two files. Deodexing packages them both into one and the phone uses less effort to open and run them.

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Europa
03-07-2011, 12:32 PM
Since your phone is stock (and obviously rooted if you're using autostarts), you might want to look into deodexing it or flashing a custom rom. The stock phone is odexed. Use root explorer or some other file manager to navigate to /system/app. Notice that every app has two files. Deodexing packages them both into one and the phone uses less effort to open and run them.

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that's what i'd recommend. try ApeX first, it's well known for being a major battery saving ROM (and it really does give you ridiculous battery life), and if you like you can flash other ROMs and find out what works best for you.

iDr0id
03-07-2011, 12:37 PM
Idk about deodexing. I would like a rom but Idk where to start. If apex is gonna make the phone slower I don't think id want that. I was reading about liberty and stuff an it seems pretty awesome. I love this phone I just don't wanna spend hours on end trying to figure out how to deodex and put on a rom and then eff my phone up lol

Europa
03-07-2011, 12:49 PM
most ROMs are faster then stock, so you shouldn't have a problem there.

Liberty is, overall, a fantastic ROM. when i ran it i saw a slight improvement in battery life and a lot of stability for a while, but then it started black screening me. ApeX is just as fast with better battery life, but a less user friendly interface. it's basically user choice, as long as you nandroid before you flash any ROMs you can always revert back to your original setup if you don't like it...

iDr0id
03-07-2011, 12:53 PM
Hmm... id like to learn more about these

jgraham4598
03-07-2011, 04:36 PM
Switching ROMs is actually a pretty quick process. You can save several on your sd card and flash the one you like. Just be sure to do your reading first and do a nandroid. ApeX has been good for me. Speed and battery life are up. I have the bh6x extended battery by the end of 16 hours it has about 20 percent remaining. I did erase battery stats, but it is hard to tell if that made much of a difference for me. Good luck.

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iDr0id
03-07-2011, 04:40 PM
Do I need to be deodexed before I flash?

jgraham4598
03-07-2011, 04:44 PM
No....the roms will already be deodexed.

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iDr0id
03-07-2011, 04:50 PM
Will I lose my awesome homescreens

mikeinrichmond
03-07-2011, 04:57 PM
Will I lose my awesome homescreens

Yes, each time you flash a Rom you have to set it up from scratch..ADW and Launcher Pro configurations will remain as long as you used them to create their own backups first...

ryant35
03-07-2011, 05:21 PM
Will I lose my awesome homescreens

If you are using Launcher Pro you can back-up your home screen within the preferences in that app.

iDr0id
03-07-2011, 05:22 PM
So to backup my stock rom, I do what? I have rom manager

mikeinrichmond
03-07-2011, 05:27 PM
First, don't use Rom Manager, it can cause multiple issues on the X...Everything is done through the Droid X Recovery Bootstrap app. If you don't have it already, get it from the Market:

Droid X Bootstrap (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.koushikdutta.droidx.bootstrap&feature=search_result)

Then follow the directions here:

http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-hacking-guides/13485-how-use-droid-x-bootstrap.html#post124595

iDr0id
03-07-2011, 05:38 PM
Checking that out now, thank you

jgraham4598
03-07-2011, 06:33 PM
I am a bit of a newb with this and I still found it pretty easy to use after I read the directions. Good luck and happy flashing.

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classact
03-07-2011, 07:49 PM
What is the deodexing app called exactly? Tried Deodex, Deodexing, and Deodex, ni hits in the market, hmm maybe I will google it, lol

mikeinrichmond
03-07-2011, 07:52 PM
What is the deodexing app called exactly? Tried Deodex, Deodexing, and Deodex, ni hits in the market, hmm maybe I will google it, lol

It's not an app, it's a zip file that aligns files on your system in an efficient order..

You only need to do this if you plan on staying with the stock Rom and want to use a Theme with it. Flashing any of the custom Rom's like Apex, Rubix, Liberty etc.., will deodex your system for you...

classact
03-07-2011, 07:54 PM
Also do I need a Custom Rom to Deodex? I'm running a rooted, overclocked DroidX, with a few root apps, lol

joshw0000
03-07-2011, 07:56 PM
You might want to grab Titanium if you don't have it. Make a batch backup of your apps so you can restore them on a new rom. FYI - Google backs up your apps, contacts, and calendars ONLY if you have allowed it to. Go to settings > privacy and make sure both boxes are checked. When you flash a rom, it will be like turning on a new phone. Once you log into gmail, your apps and all will sync but your data within the apps (i.e. game scores) will not be there. That's were Titanium comes into play. It will restore apps with data. As far as flashing the rom, it's really simple. Read up on it, but always create a backup first, wipe data, wipe cache, flash the rom, reboot, enjoy.

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joshw0000
03-07-2011, 07:57 PM
Also do I need a Custom Rom to Deodex? I'm running a rooted, overclocked DroidX, with a few root apps, lol

All custom roms are deodexed. There's rom you cam flash thst are deodexed but stock (look and feel the same but have been deodexed). If you're flashing a custom rom, don't sweat it. It will be deodexed for you.

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joshw0000
03-07-2011, 08:00 PM
Search for "Rooolers guide to root". Everything you want to know and more can be found in that one thread.

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classact
03-07-2011, 09:17 PM
I have T back up as well, Thanks

psychotic_penguin
03-07-2011, 09:20 PM
This thread seems to have gotten a bit off topic, let's get back on topic or the thread will be closed

iDr0id
03-09-2011, 01:37 PM
So anyone know of a good off brand with about 2000-2400 Mah? I need something that won't add a lot of bulk

jgraham4598
03-09-2011, 09:08 PM
The only one I could recommend is the bh6x from motorola. It does a good job for me and only adds 1mm of thickness. Sorry can't help with the others. I think it becomes a crap shoot when shopping on ebay.

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