New extended battery Droid X how do you reset battery stats

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    I have searched and not coming up with a answer. I have recently installed a new extended life battery in my Droid X. My phone used to run about 7 or 8 hours before needing to be charged I'm adveraging close to 24 now. Problem is the battery meter on the phone after 7 or 8 hours says the battery is all most empty even though it stays on for many hours after that. How do I reset the battery meter so it will track the new battery. I have let the phone drain completely, charge back up and still it doesn't track the new battery.
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    This is the only way i know how and you must be rooted.

    1. Charge battery completely 100%.
    2. Run koush's bootstrapper.
    3. Reboot in recovery.
    4. Go to advanced
    5. Choose wipe battery stats.
    6. Reboot.

    Sorry if your not rooted and this is of no help to you.
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    I can't thank you enough. This was exactly what I was looking for. Now lets hope it works.

    Thanks again
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    No problem hope it works. Also where did you get it from, VZW? Is there enough extra battery life to warrant the cost? Thanks!

    P.S. Do you need a bulky new battery door? Thats a deal breaker for me.
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    Bought it on ebay and yes it's made in China but I put the battery in the night before last at 7PM it lasted until 10 PM the next day and I had everything on just to see how long it would last. Yes it comes with a new door panel and makes it wider but I couldn't be happier with the performance and don't have to worry about it dieing on me during the day when using it now. It's 3500 so it's got a lot more juice than the stock one had. For about 18 hours it kept saying I had 5% battery left. I have to get that fixed. Oh and it cost $21.00 with shipping.
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    No it didn't work. I might try a hard reset and wipe the phone of everything putting it all back to factory then it would learn the battery like it did when I first got it. Not sure what else to do.
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    What seller on eBay did u get it from I'm in need I have the x coming 2 me 2morrow?
    Thankx

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    Much appreciated and I wish u much luck on ur quest 4 droidexcelentness! Ha new word!

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    Thanks I seem to have fixed one issue of not having to worry about the battery running out only to have created a new one. Nothing like driving a new car around with a big gas tank but no working fuel guage.
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    LOL Very true but atleast u got a good idea of how incredibly long u have on a single tank.

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    Ya that's true. Right at 27 hours. That was with heavy use. I really can't complain. I downloaded the app Battery Left Widget. From what I have read I can calibrate it with usage, charging, and discharging and use it in place of the stock battery meter. If it works my problam is solved.

    Sold my girl friend on the battery. She was sick of the same issue battery going dead before she could get home to charge it. She wants mine. LOL
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    Anyone by chance know if it's even possible to shut off the stock battery monitoring that displays in the top status bar?
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    Delta, thanks for the good info. My wife and I were just talking last night about how bad the stock battery sucks. Looks like I'll give this one a try.

    Any idea how much more the battery sticks out as compared to the motorola extended battery (1840mAh)? Seems like the 3500mAh battery would be a bit larger.
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    battery door

    no i have the ext bat and same cover
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    I have the Motorola extended battery and the cover is not flush like the stock battery. It's about 1-1.5mm higher but you don't really notice it. It still works in the Car Dock and the Multimedia Dock with room to spare. Some people seem to use the stock cover without issue but it's a tight fit and may distort the screen with the excess pressure. That's why they provide the newer cover with longer tines on it so that it provides proper space for the thicker battery.

    When I installed the extended battery, the battery meter did not get wonky and correctly reported the charge level. Never had to clear the stats at all. In fact, I swap between the two batteries to keep them used and charged and the battery meter never seems to care which one is in and appears to correctly display the remaining charge for both.

    That's my experience so far since receiving the extended battery a week or so before Christmas.

    Kevin
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    The battery I bought is a 3500mAh. Some people have said they don't like the phone being wider but I don't care and more interested in the utility aspect of it than how thin it is but again this is personal preference. The new battery is about 2 to 3 times thinker than the stock. The new door make the phone a little wider than the widest part of the camera. So looking at the phone from the side the battery door makes the phone all most twice and thick but not quite. If that's going to bother you, you have been warned. If not and your like me you'll be in heaven with the extended run time. I haven't had my phone on the charger for going on 21 hours so far, so we'll see if it makes it to the 27 hour mark or goes past it this time. I turned off blue tooth, and readjusted my screen to where it will be and a few others things the way the phone will always be so I wont be surprised if I get longer use from this charge vs the first where I had everything on the phone on. My girl friend got a Droid X when I did and she could care less about the thickness and I have had to buy her one of these battery's too.

    I think the app Battery Left Widget is going to work for keeping track of the actual battery level once it's calibrated which takes running the phone down to zero, then charging and repeating 5 times so the app can record the process. Plus the app is free and got good reviews.

    Anyone ever figure out a way to disable the stock battery monitor in the status bar?
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    How much did ur battery cost u and where did u get it from? I got dx in the mail and love this thing! Thankx

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    Jam there is a link to the seller in the previous page. Monitoring this for my best friend who has a Droid X.
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    Will this work on a non-rooted phone?
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