tremendous post, you have given lots of great info in several forums, a big thanks for your help.
one last favor: can you take a pic of your phone with the extended battery in. I would like to see the size , width, etc. before I spend the $50. If you can take 2 pics, one from the side and one from the back, it would be great.
btw. my 2c, setcpu has done the most for my battery life. i have it at 300/300 when display is off, and tops out at 1G at best, and down to 600 when under 61%