Originally Posted by El Presidente
I'd bite the bullet and root. If you have a copy of the AAHK, then it's easy enough to do.
Generally, custom ROMs will always offer better battery life than stock too.
thanks for your advice (again)
aahk seems to be still available here
[TOOL] Avanced ACE Hack Kit (08122011) - xda-developers
or am i not reading something correctly?