ROM with good Battery Life (OG Droid)

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    I've tried a whole load of different ROMs (BB 0.6.1, Smoked Glass 11, UD 2.5, Sapphire 2, CM 6.1.2, SS 4.96, CM 7, Pete's GPAs, Liquid Froyo and Gingerbread, PE 4 and 5) and a bunch of kernels at different speeds and voltages (P3Droid, ChevyNo1, Slayher, RZ, Prime's, Pete's) and every single one of them kills my battery. I've had to un-root and go back to stock Froyo to get decent battery life.

    I take my phone off the charger at 6 AM every day, right now it's 1 PM. With any of these custom ROMs/kernels I'd be down to 40-50% with normal usage, with stock Froyo I'm at 80%. When I was using custom ROMs the phone would be beeping at me by 6 PM, last night I still had 50% battery.

    In every case I've had the same apps loaded, and only use 1 widget - the BW SuperClock.

    I've tried the wiping battery usage tricks, even bought a new battery but nothing helped. I'm happy with the battery life I have now but stock Froyo and slow and boring.

    Are there any ROMs/kernel combinations that can match the "stock" battery life? Or am I doomed to live with stock Froyo forever?
     
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    Ss5.1

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    That's based on CM 7, no? Are there improvements to increase battery life in SS?
     
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    I have been running Sourcery 2.2 on mine with a 300/900 Slayer kernel in OnDemand. I unplugged at 7 am and it's 1:20 pm and it just dropped to 70%. That's with moderate use today. Calls, texts, some light app use. I only use a couple widgets too.
     
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    1 in particular comes to mind.......Sapphire...hands down the best rom I have ever used for long lasting battery...dont flash to newer/diff kernel...leave it stock....I have gotten over 15+hrs on a single charge w/moderate use..(angry birds...web surfing..txt) I am not running it now...but if I know I am going to be away from a charger for a while...I reload Sapphire :)
     
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    Where can I get it from? I don't see a forum for it here anymore...

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    Never mind, I found it in the cvpcs forum.
     
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    yes..it is based off cm7.

    Battery life for me is about 18 hours on a full charge...maybe more ...moderate use.
     
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    I've installed Sapphire 2.0.2 this morning, I'm going to use it for a day or two and see how the battery does. Then I'll give SS5.1 a shot and see how it compares.

    Thanks for the suggestions.
     
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    How has this been going for you? Very Interested since I seem to have the same problems as well.

    Thanks, Jamie
     
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    I'm a bit/very biased but Sourcery is best for me :)

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    SS5.2 with the kernal that comes with. I'm at 6hrs right now and at 80% with moderate use.

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    I ran it in the beginning but 1.1 I think was the last time. Perhaps I will try the latest. All I really want is a good phone with battery life and WIFI Tether that works well. Minimal Glitches etc.

    Thanks Jamie
     
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    I used Sorcery for a day or so and it was OK. I've now got SS 5.2, using the default kernel (running at 250/800 MHz) and the battery life is close to what I was getting with stock Froyo. Yesterday after being off the charger for 15 hours I had 30% battery left with moderate use. So I'm sticking with this for the time being.
     
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    Sourcery all the way... i get 18hrs with light to moderate use.
    Unplug at 7am.. dies around midnight after 2 - 3 hours of playing.

    With my normal use around 6pm on my way home i will still be at 70%.
     
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    Any Glitches or odd things ( reboots no text or email etc.)? I have been running SS 4.96 for a while now but the Batt life is not that good. I just installed Peter Alfonso GPA 14 I guess I will see How that goes. I always Wipe Battery stats when I put it a new Rom and have it fully charged to eliminate that aspect.
     
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