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    I underclock mine since I'm not yet willing to pull the trigger on the leaked update. I don't have any concrete measurements of how much my battery life has increased but I no longer worry about running out of charge before I get home. That said, I still can't use it as heavily as I did my D1 but it is better than it was.

    Here's my list of power saving tweaks:

    1) Freeze bloatware
    2) Underclock to 800mhz using SetCPU
    3) Use SetCPU profiles to force 300mhz when the screen is off
    4) Screebl app keeps screen on when I'm using it and kills it when I put the phone down
    - Have to be careful to manually shut off screen before putting phone in pocket, though...
    5) Tasker auto-starts GPS when I launch apps that use it then kills it when those apps close

    I grabbed a generic extended battery (1800mAh, I think) that fits under the standard back for the most part. Better, but still thinking I'll pick up a moto battery with the larger back.

    Meh. Battery life is still the biggest problem with the D3 but these things have made it bearable for days spent away from power.
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    Your D3 has been stable with the underclock!? I tried 800 on mine ( overclock widget) and it just about self destructed...

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    I spotted a battery calibration method in the new Android magazine, just tried it, see if it works, but here are the steps:
    1.Plug into charger, let charge fully
    2.Disconnect, turn off, then reconnect charger til you see 100% batt icon
    3.Disconnect, turn phone back on, then turn off.
    4.Reconnect Charger wait for 100% icon, disconnect charger and power up phone.
    5.*Optional* Do the hokey pokey and turn yourself around, lol

    This is a calibration method that I came across, it may work, it may not. I did it, so if I notice a massive positive improvement I will post back, but up to you guys if you wanna try it now.
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    off topic how i get this magazine what is their web address to sign up???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullitt6996 View Post
    I spotted a battery calibration method in the new Android magazine, just tried it, see if it works, but here are the steps:
    1.Plug into charger, let charge fully
    2.Disconnect, turn off, then reconnect charger til you see 100% batt icon
    3.Disconnect, turn phone back on, then turn off.
    4.Reconnect Charger wait for 100% icon, disconnect charger and power up phone.
    5.*Optional* Do the hokey pokey and turn yourself around, lol

    This is a calibration method that I came across, it may work, it may not. I did it, so if I notice a massive positive improvement I will post back, but up to you guys if you wanna try it now.
    I saw this on Droid-Life. Did that.. but don't know if I've noticed anything different. Either way, my battery lifes been great after the OTA update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenLand150 View Post
    I saw this on Droid-Life. Did that.. but don't know if I've noticed anything different. Either way, my battery lifes been great after the OTA update.
    I have to second this. OTA has improved battery life.
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    What is the OTA update? Where do I get it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skynski View Post
    What is the OTA update? Where do I get it?
    Patience Grasshopper! When it is sent Over-The-Air (OTA), you will see it on your phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by REMilk View Post
    Patience Grasshopper! When it is sent Over-The-Air (OTA), you will see it on your phone.
    Yeah, it isn't really an OTA update--more like an update gotten off a development server. People are referring to it as OTA and/or soak update, but it really isn't either of those. If you've rooted and really want it right away, exercise you're search skillz.

    The fully tested version will be offered OTA when its ready.
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    Thanks for the info guys. Hopefully sooner than later I hate having to charge my phone all the time.
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