Gingerbread battery and what Verizon is doing

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    Like many other post on battery life, After My wife and I's X were upgraded to gingerbread, the battery life crashed on them. maybe 4 to 6 hours. On Froyo I got 1.5 days and my wife would get 3 days of battery life.

    It is important to note the my wife and I are in our forties and are not heavy texters, surfers ect. I am a IT manager so I mainly use my X for a corp e-mail that is pushed. I also understand that when upgrades come out there are bugs. IE Microsoft!

    Spoke to Verizon tech and they did a factory reset and then decided to replace my phone.. got the new phone yesterday and am having the same issue.. well duh. Its the software..

    Verizon offered to send me an extended Battery for free as they confirmed that yes there are battery issues.. I agreed but 2 hours later the phone died from a dead battery after about 5 hours of little use. So I called the local corp store and explained the story.. Now my situation my be extreem because my father is in Intensive care and I have the power of attorney to decide all medical care so I need to be in constant contact. The store has offered to do a model upgrade free of charge.. Good service Verizon! I am looking at the X2 but I am guessing that it may have the same issue.. I can select another brand as long as it is a Droid OS.. any suggestion?
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    X2 is probably your best bet or droid charge

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    And I may add that the x is running 2.3 gingerbread and the x2 is running 2.2 froyo

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    the X2 will get gingerbread at some point.. havent heard too many good things about it
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    Best thing to do is sbf back to froyo, and either stay there or install one of the Team Black Hat versions of Gingerbread (rooted of course). I have the rooted 596 version and haven't run into any problems. Battery life seems the same to me.

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    honestly my battery life increased 3-5 hours with gingerbread. but for everyone it differs i suppose.
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    Go with the DROID Charge.

    Either that, or go to the .595 leak and ZombieStomped. Use the undervolt hack also to increase battery life.

    sent from my ZombieStomped X
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    i went back to Froyo and my battery life came back too.
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    My battery life is much worse on Gingerbread.....I may SBF back to froyo....
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    maybe yall need to try a clean install of GB...starting fresh. thats what i did. i havent had any problems!
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    I get about 14 hours with moderate use out if mine. So its not doing it on all phones that's kinda weird.

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    How do you do a clean install?
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    My GB was OTA. My factory replacement came with GB. THis upgrade reminds me of Vista.. looks pretty but did run well for very long..

    I thought about flashing back to Froyo. I am going to take advantage of the free upgrade. I hate to go back to froyo as gingerbread did fix corp e-mail problems. just want someting to work
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    when i say clean install, i mean wipe data and etc

    but follow this :
    My Droid World Forums - Droid X Gingerbread (2.3.3) - Release Thread

    and im pretty sure it will tell you everything you need to know


    but basically install the gingerbread zips in recovery and before you reboot phone go ahead and wipe data/cache (some people say to wipe it multiple times) but just a heads up, this will erase all your apps, accounts, texts and anything else you have. i use Titanium Backup to save everything and restore it
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    I would but i like being rooted.
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    I am still running gingerbread leak 573 on my Droid X and I have great battery length. Alot longer than with Froyo. I think Verizon and/or Moto messed up the OTA release with something. I am assuming stopping tethering but of course not sure. There sure seems to be a ton of issues that have been reported with the OTA that were not there with any of the leaks.
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    For all you GB users experiencing low battery life...did you do a Battery Stats Wipe after the OS update? I know you might think Moto thinks of everything, but really they dont.

    Anytime you update the OS, change Roms and even Themes, it would behoove you to do a Battery Stats Wipe after charging the phone fully...
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    How do you wipe battery stats?
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    I use a free app called 'battery calibration' that's available from the market if that helps you.
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    My replacement x came in this afternoon so I haven't had it a full day yet. So far the batter is better it was dead yellow on the bar asking g me to charge the phone. Once I put the same yellow battery I. The new phone that came loaded with gingerbread it went to half battery? If I had to pick right now I would also say the charge. I was in Verizon and tried all three 4g phone s at the same time the charge was the fastest and smoothest operating of the three.

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