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  1. darkcyber

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    I have had my Droid X off the charger for right at 12 hours and I am at 80% battery life. This is my favorite ROM!!!!!

    Nice to have a ROM with all the features and great battery life.

    Again, thanks for the great work!!!! :D
     

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    When I take my phone (with extended battery) off the charger before bed and check it in the morning (8 hours later) and it's 90%, that's good. I think I've even seen 100% before, but that's been awhile.

    Apex 1.3.1, Liberty 1.5 with battery patch and Focused all give me the 90% in the morning on most days.
     
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    I have had the best luck with Apex 1.4. 1.31 did well also, but I was on Liberty 1.5 so long I forgot what good battery life was like. Even with the patch, my battery was taking a hard hit. 12 hours and my battery would be 50% or less and usually nearing 30% by the time I put it back on the charger at night.

    I am running the extended battery as well and couldn't stand it that my battery was draining down so fast. That is why I got the extended battery to begin with, to have longer life.
     
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    I forgot to mention that 90% when I get up and 80-90% when I get off work (harder to control if I had calls), means a good battery day.
     
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    yeah It's pretty awesome! I cant remember if I charged my phone last night. I don't think I did (friday nights get crazy here lol). And so if that's true my phone just now died from two days of pretty moderate use! way better than other roms I'd say.
     
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    I can alternate between 3-4 days with little use to just 6-8 hours if my wife gets her hands on it. I don't understand being able to play Jewels for 6 hours straight. :eek:
     
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    wow my wife runs through angry birds on mine till it dies and then say
    "uhh somethings wrong with my phone when it turns off"
     
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    hahahahaha yeah my roommate played her words with friends for three hours straight the other day. I mean I can understand most games but WWF? come on! especially since its on an iPhone 4. The screen is so tiny!
     
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    Final update on the battery from my Saturday usage. When I finally put my X on charger at midnight, after being off charger for 17 hours, it still showed 80% battery life. All I can say is forgot Liberty :D
     
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    I can't believe I handed my wife my phone to read a funny email and she actually handed it back to me without running the battery down first. :D

    80% after 17 hours is about what I get with an extended battery with a rom that doesn't abuse my battery and light use. (8 hours overnight + 8 hours at work.)
     
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    Yeah, Apex is great on battery.
     
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    Ok you guys have convinced to give apex another try, longer than a couple hours.downloading thebes and gonna see what kind of battery life I can get
     
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    I think you will be impressed with battery life, especially if you are coming from any of the Liberty ROMs.

    Changed that last line there...meant ROM's, not theme.
     
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    Ya right now I'm running liberty 1.5 orange slice theme,i was actually suprised at my battery today after streaming pandora for about 3hrs
     
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    I am running Liberty 1.5 and I must say the battery life is pretty bad, I figured I could deal with it but if I don't have access to a charger mid day, my phone would probably be blinking red by 6 or so. I do like the themes and toolbox Liberty has to offer, I only tried ApeX for a few hours so I don't think I really got to know much of it, maybe I will go back and try it out sometime soon. I finally got my theme the way I want it so I am just going to enjoy that till I get bored, or until battery life just gets annoying
     
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    I am getting better battery life with Apex 1.4 but not really touching what you guys are getting. Did you do any more customization? Are there any apps I don't need that I should kill?
     
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    I just started using THIS and I seem to be getting better battery life and overall performance!
     
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    I hope you guys aren't assuming I have Apex 1.4 installed. I'm running Focused right now and battery life is comparable to my previous installs of Apex 1.3.1 and Liberty 1.5 w/ battery patch. Sorry, I'm slow to install Apex 1.4. Focused is too fast and running too good right now. :D
     
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    Hmmm I wonder if I should try Focused. My battery life is better with ApeX but not awesome.
     
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    You mileage may vary. :D
     
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    Is there anything special you guys did when you went from Liberty 1.5? I installed apex over Liberty (formatted, etc) and my battery life is still the same as it was on Liberty. Within 2 hours of having my phone off the charge, my battery is easily down to 70% without using it.

    I thought about doing an SBF and then installing Apex but not sure if it will help.

    I also notice Apex 1.4 seems slow and sluggish compared to 1.3.1 Maybe that has something to do with it.
     
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    I can never use ApeX for very long. Something about it just seems unpure (blur).

    Ultimate Droid RC2 is actually giving me the best performance and battery life of any rom. I have gone back to it so many times (and am on it currently. After a full day its at 50%.
     
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    What the hell?! Do you guys walk around with a cell antenna on your backs? I get 24 hours on the standard battery...maybe a few more if I have a light usage day. How much does the extended add?
     
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    Ideally (esp with the extended battery), with your battery at 100% and still plugged into the charger, you'd clear the battery stats (under advanced in recovery), boot into android, unplug the charger, run the battery dead, charge it back up and then check your battery life.

    What this does is let your phone determine how big the battery is and how long it lasts.
     
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    yea rubix is amazing
     

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