Extended vs. Another battery

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  1. thebird36

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    So my battery life sucks but its alright with me, but i need some answers.

    I'm thinking of getting an extended or just another battery to swap with. Anyone got suggestions? I'm kinda looking for maybe some pros and cons (greatly appreciated) or just a single answer of what i should invest in.
     
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    Invest in rooting and romming your phone. Im running squidlys newest rom and I am a very avid droid 2 user. Been off the cord since 5am, its 12:50am now and Im sitting at 50%. Squids rom is a battery lifesaver.

    "Bootloader begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern Time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug. Bootloader fights back."
     
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    Im already rooted with squidly...

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    Hence y my phone device says rooted d2 with squidly... just thought id point that out lol

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    Sorry I can't see that from the droidforums app. Apologies. Are u using an ultra low voltage 1ghz or less option? Did you run the battery saver low voltage from gscripts lite? Try enabling sysctl.conf mod through gscripts lite as well.

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    Yes I am im not oc'd

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    You have auto brightness enabled too I bet. I can go almost 24 hours and still be above 50% and Id say 5 to 6 hours of that is heavy use. Are you heavy using or just not wanting to charge nightly, or is your full charge not lasting you until bed time?

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    The extended battery would give you ~20% more battery. & then you could keep your current battery on hand incase you run the extended dead. So unless money is an issue, I don't see any reason to get a standard battery over it.

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    Im not sure what the droid 2 extended battery looks like, but I remember the droid 1 e.b. sticking out of the phone... was akward, couldn't put the battery cover back on and couldn't use a case, it was just made to be semi external, I don't know if that's the case for the droid 2 e.b. but I couldn't handle the huge bump on the back of the dx, thus the d2... lol

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    the extended battery comes with an extended cover for it, or if you use a case you can just leave off the battery cover and put the case on. thats what Im doing, been doin it like this for 3 months now and not one problem. the extended battery is amazing, IMO
     
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    Depends what one you want. The one from Verizon is hardly noticeable in size.

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    I also don't have autobrightness on I have the brightness as low as it goes and im not rly a heavy user. I do charge my phone every night charger is next to bed lol btw money isn't rly an issue im just not sure on what I want my friend has an extra battery for his samsung epic and he has a battery charger for it sooo I think that's a good thing too

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