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Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt Battery Discussions' started by nateccnn, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. nateccnn
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    OK...I cheated. I succumbed to the pressure and bought an extended battery from Verizon. I have the Verizon case with the rubber under a hard shell and cut the back so that the battery can protrude through the cover. So the hump is very minimal since the case had already added thickness to the Thunderbolt.

    I am blown away how this battery is performing. If I do my math correctly, I should get 49 hours out of this battery. That ain't right, is it?

    Nate
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    49 Hours of Data disabled, CPU underclocked to almost nothing, Airplane mode on, and screen off the entire time. Yea sounds fun.
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    I do not have CPU throttled down, I have all my data turned on, Airplane is not set and my screen has been on quite a bit today. What are you talking about?

    I've now been up for 4 hours and 44 min and it's reading 90% remaining.

    The extended battery seems to be the answer!

    Nate
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    The answer....I guess.

    I used to be able to get 4+ hours out of my DX with a stock battery and still be at 90% :(

    I love the TB, but wow.
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    Looks like i'll be getting battery in my near future.
    What size is it and how much they bang ya for it?
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    $50 and its about the size of a brick.....
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    I've been suspicious that this has been part of the battery life problem as well - wonder if making that switch would help...
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    43 bucks. It's twice the size of the normal battery. Physical as well as ma.

    Nate

    sent from my thunderbolt using touch input do prone to typing errors.
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    Or you could spend 3 dollars and get an extra battery from Amazon. I didn't believe it until I got it. It seemed to good to be true, but it works great!

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    Best answer, root your phone.

    Sure, My phone is slightly underclocked under normal circumstances, but it runs faster at 768MHz than stock at 1GHz with the root and debloat. None of my sync options have been modified and I'm at 76% battery after 12 hours of usage.

    I'm happy though :)

    Rooting is easy, just follow the directions and have some common sense to do research before hand. If you own a smartphone you should have the technical knowledge....if not then go out and buy a Jitterbug, I heard the battery on those things last for weeks.
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    ROFL teh Jitterbug!!
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    If you get a discount as I do from verizon cause our company does, buy your battery through the verizon website you view your bill at, I just ordered 37.12 free 2nd day fedex. battery w/ cover...I'll take it. so I know my stock battery at least lasts 20 hrs. minimual use. good spare..
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    Def root. You say you find your phone running faster while underclocked? Is that normal? I'm getting hooked on this stuff ever since I got my d2. I'm running milestone and setcpu. Any suggestions?

    Sent from my DROID2
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    10 hrs 7 min...74% battery remaining. No matter how I calculate this it looks like close to 40 hours possible. That is worth 43 bucks in my humble opine.

    I am rooted and I did debloat. But this extended battery rocks.

    I've been running around my building all day testing wireless signals as we rebuilt our network today. I gave this battery a workout today.

    Nate

    sent from my thunderbolt using touch input do prone to typing errors.
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    I got my extended battery via fedex last night. I let it fully charge up all night, and this morning I have set about to drop it down to 0 so that the TB knows its new max and minimum points. It's been off the charger for 4 hours, I used it as I normally did in the mornings to make one quick call to work and follow up on my e-mails, I used it as an MP3 player off charger for my drive in, and for the last 1:15 "The Dark Night" has been playing in Astro so the screen has been on solid during that time and the CPU is actually doing stuff. I'm currently sitting at 88%.

    What I do not understand here is the fact I've gone from a 1400mah battery to a 2750mah battery but I am going to get FAR more than double the battery life. I am beginning to think the 1400mah rating given to the stock battery is far too generous.
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    Well The Dark Night has finished playing (all 2.5 hours of it) and now I have "revenge of the Sith" playing. Still at 78%. (Screen brightness is at 50%)

    There is something VERY fishy going on here as I barely made it to this time of day with more than 30% battery and that was without taxing the system.

    I am calling shenanigans on HTC claiming the stock battery is 1400mah. (Either that or this thing has way more than 2750mah capacity).
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    So I feel not ripped off ordering bigger battery, you are saying stock sucked lol

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    Actually I like the way the phone *feels* in my hand when using it. Due to the large screen size the way my hands have to hold it with the stock battery there is a gap under the base of the phone as my fingers cup the sides. The extended battery fills this cupped area nicely.
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    Great cannot wait I am going to do the cut back out of another cover trick

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    I am opting out of a ext battery.. for i work on a computer all day.. mid day bump charge is no big deal for me..

    80% battery left.. 3h2m since unplugged.. minimal usage.. few txts here and there.. but im playing MP3s... i will not have that battery sticking out so fugly like that.. i will just charge when i get to 50% no big deal for me..

    congrats to the OP tho..
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