Battery Left Question

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    Since I rooted, my battery left and stock battery indicator have not been on the same page. For example, yesterday Battery Left said I had a 38% remaining, and the stock said 70%. I deleted and reinstalled battery left, but noticed today they still don't have their act together. So, which one do I pay more attention to? I would assume the stock one. Also, is battery left the best one for a rooted phone? Thanks!
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    For Battery left you have to charge your phone all the way up, and then run it till it dies to get an accurate measurement.
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    Are you sure with Battery Left you are using System Battery % and not Estimated Battery %

    There is a big difference and that would explain the readings being so far off
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    Bingo. Must have changed when I rooted as well as when I reinstalled. I forgot to reset it to system. Thanks!
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    I still use Battery Left--works great--I have an extended battery and the MV readings are a necessity for me
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    So it reads the extended battery correctly, without having to reboot?
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    No it doesn't read it correctly, it can be calibrated but IMO that is a pain...I just use the Mv readings it provides and it works great after you learn how to read them
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    Got it. Thanks!