Better battery life after unrooting Droid

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    I just Unrooted my phone today. I'm currently on stock froyo now my phone has better battery life and it runs alot faster.
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    and you are now limited on what you can do, but good for you

    Why not go to stock froyo with root access?
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    I actually get better life from rooting. So far, after a normal 10 hour day, I return home with 80% battery remaining... this is with normal to heavy texting. Mind you, I have done some tweaking with memory programs, but the phone is uber responsive with little to no lag... no redraws, no lost texts.

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    That's wrong. Rooting doesn't affect anything unless YOU do something to affect it. Root is just the equivalent of logging into a windows computer as admin. Just because you have admin doesn't mean that the computer gets an extra 2 gigs of ram.....

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    I have been tossing around the idea of doing this too. I love having a rooted phone with a custom rom, but for me, the roms are too sensitive. Seems like I'm constantly tweaking this or that trying to extend battery life. I have tried every method possible to get the longest battery life but nothing really makes it any better. Also, it seems like something is always not working correctly (i.e. Wifi unable to keep a constant connection, led notification light not blinking correctly, random reboots, etc.) I love having a phone that I can control how fast it runs,the ability to modify screen settings and appearance, and wireless tethering. Honestly, I've only used wireless tethering once, and that was to see if it worked. I can always use PDA net, if I really need to tether. If I'm being completely honest, it also seems that one needs a degree in knowing how to tweak, install or "flash" a custom rom and then to perform the proper tweaks on it to keep it running at an acceptable level. Seriously, I don't have time to keep playing with my phone everyday so that I can maintain my knowledge on what steps to follow, or which kernels to experiment with. I'm sure that having a rooted phone with a custom rom is perfectly satisfying to most people, however, I just don't believe I'm one of those people. Perhaps I'll try stock with root access and see how that goes. ILUVDROID...what steps did you use to return to stock? Btw, I'm using Chevy1's SS 5.2 (best rom out of them all).

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    Rooting as itself may not, however the rom means everything. Coming from FroYo to GB is where the change in battery life and performance was made. Plain and simple... it is coded better to manage everything that is running. You must have mis-understood.
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    Agreed. However, the title of the thread has nothing to do with which ROM works better.

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    No, i understood perfectly. The OP didnt say what rom they were on before so there is no way to determine if that was the cause of better battery.
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    Well I kinda hate to admit it, but I unrooted and went back to bone stock this morning. Have been using my phone all day, quite heavily with texting, phone calls, facebook, surfing internet (on wifi), and must say that my battery level is incredible. Still have 80% after almost 13 hours of solid use. I'm glad that I experienced the whole rooting and custom rom scene, however, it's just not for me. I'm a stickler for getting as much battery as I can. Anyway, just wanted to throw out my experience and hope that it may be beneficial to others.

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