I'm very new to all this but I've tried to read all I can and familiarize myself with the world of rooting.
I have a Droid 1 that was running 2.2.1 totally stock and unrooted until a few days ago. Ever since 2.2 my battery took a massive hit. With 2.1 I could easily go over 24 hours on a charge with normal usage (I'm on google talk and facebook intermittently during the day). After 2.2 I would be lucky to make it to lunch without having to plug it in. This is what got me interested in rooting.
Rooting was straight forward and easy with no problems. After rooting I installed BuglessBeast 0.6.2.1 along with the new kernel from the same guy (running 1ghz_LV_V0.1), again with no issues.
I installed CPU tuner so I could have some more control and hopefully better battery life. These are my settings:
Battery > 50%
Threshold up: 98
Battery < 50%
Threshold up: 50 down: 30
I have no performance issues with these settings, but my battery has not improved as it seems to with everyone else using low voltage kernels. I got about 7 hours out of it today which still seems low. Is there something I'm missing or could I possibly have a bad battery?
I don't believe it is connected to any apps I have installed. I'm almost totally stock and the only processes I use during the day are google talk and facebook.