Originally Posted by Granite1
First off, I've seen folks trim their silicone case around the extended battery back so they can still use the case. Might be an option for you. just use a brand new razor blade and it shouldn't bee too hard. Plus the cases are just about as cheap as can be so if you mak a boo boo, you won't be out a lot of $.
Now the battery calibration thing is pretty much myth. Your phone will recalibrate on it's own. Wiping the battery stats from recovery just does the same thing your phone automatically does everytime you shut it down. It starts the graphs and your start time at zero.
Keep running the phone completely down, then charge all the way up with it shut off. Do that once or twice and it'll be good to go.
In my mind as long as the phone will last the whole day without a charge, it's all good. The rest is gravy.
Thanks for the battery calibration advice. I am just not used to it taking so long to get the boost from the new battery. Every other phone I have ever had, I got an instant boost without having to go though any hoops before.
The old battery lasted almost the whole day with Juice Defender and a few tweaks. I was actually quite impressed and how slim the phone was and how well the stock battery ran, even with my phone clocked at 1.5Ghz...
As far as the trick with the Silicone case... The way that this particular extended battery back plate is designed, taking a razor to it won't do much. Besides, that old cheep Silicone case isn't as perfect of a fit as I would have liked even with the old stock battery. It was too loose for my taste. Going from too loose to too tight. Oh, the trials and tribulations of being the owner of an unpopular phone
I really wish I could find a case with a kick-stand for my extended battery. But alas, I suppose I should be happy that there was a kickstand for the stock...
I will keep trying to calibrate the phone with it off after a true full discharge...