Extended Battery doesn't work

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    Hello,
    Well here is the situation.
    I had the original droid 1 battery in my droid 2 and it drained really fast. Probably 10% every 10 minutes or so and that was not with heavy use. That was just texting and doing browsing every once in a while.
    I called Verizon about this and they offered a extended battery free of charge. I was pretty excited to get it since I've heard nothing but good things about how long it lasts.

    As soon as I get the battery, the only new thing I install is "Lookout" since I supposedly will get much better battery life. Well, now my phone is draining just as fast with the extended battery as it was with the standard droid 1 battery.

    Any idea?
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    Check your battery stats when your phone is almost dead and see what is draining it...it could be an app. You can always root if you are not yet and load a different rom!

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    Well,
    At the moment I am using GoLauncherEx and I have a feeling that might be doing it. But I don't see how because so many people use it and never really complain about battery issues.
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    Bump...
    The battery is draining even faster now than what it was last time.
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    you could try calibrating it. it could be that the phone isnt correctly reading how much is left and you actually have more than you think. just an idea
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    How would I go about doing that?
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    There's an app for that or if you are rooted, you can do it in recovery mode. If you are not rooted, I highly suggest it! You can save lots of battery that way.

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    You can also use the following method, which I found (a) faster and (b) more accurate.

    xda-developers - View Single Post - Battery Calibration
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    You know your phone will show you WHAT is using your battery if you go into settings -> battery manager -> click on the picture of a battery. You should do that and tell us what your top 3 users are, and their percentages, that would help us help you.
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    The top 3 are:
    Display 32%
    Android System 16%
    Cell Standby 6%
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    I had a similar problem. The only thing that fixed mine was to do a factory reset. I just backed up my texts using sms backup. All the apps came back on their own.

    My battery was draining in less than an hour even with all data off and display reduced to the minimum.

    Just enjoy your new battery and wipe data/factory reset.

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    Thanks! I just did a factory reset. I will post back with results. Did you notice a big difference in battery life after doing the factory reset?
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    Not anything unexpected. It just went back to normal.

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    Oh ok. I'm not sure how good the battery life is normally on a extended battery. Lol
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    Well the extended battery is 1820mah, the original is 1300mah. Its about 40 percent larger if my math is correct. So whatever your regular time was, say 12 hours, you should get 16.8 with the extended.

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    Oh okay. Thanks! I am getting a little better battery times. Maybe I am just expecting too much! Thanks for the help everybody! Maybe I am just expecting too much!
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    I just tried juice defender. I think it may be working. I was able to last 17 hours without the phone dying. But my phone was only syncing every 15 mins.

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    I thought that JuiceDefender was the cause of battery draining sometimes? It seems like I read that somewhere on the forum.
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    Seems like different people have different results. Everyone uses their phone differently

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    Try killing off unneeded running services and setting apps to only sync when you open them. Saves plenty of battery since they're not constantly eating data. You can also use a task killer/memory cleaner, just make sure it's killing MANUALLY. No point in causing a bunch of things to restart constantly thanks to auto-kill. Combined with this...
    Personally, on a D2G on blur, I can make a whole day with light-moderate use, 70% left on a stock battery. Unrooted. 2nd init roms(sometimes notorious for battery life) like cyanogenmod fares slightly worse, but the battery left in the end is about the same here.
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