nzkiwiman: No social networking, no data gathering widgets. Wifi is set to sleep and background data is off.
Still using an iPod Touch, it is always connected to my home Wifi without any data movement. My X5 in theory is configured the same way - wifi on, no data movement but leaches battery life with the iPod Touch just sits there and battery life stays rock solid.
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nzkiwiman: The CPU thing makes sense. I'm not going to root just yet .. maybe in a month or so.
Full Extended 3G were I live so it shouldn't be that.
Did change the Wifi Sleep options to turn off when screen is off and just brought the advanced Juice Defender so I will see how that goes next week. No strange dead in 2 hours like on Monday which is an improvement
thejessjess: My biggest improvement in battery life was after uninstalling Auto Task Killer, that thing was slaying my battery!
I have wi-fi on ALL the time, and my battery lasts all day now, even with Plume running, light web browsing, couple of phone calls and near constant texting.
The X5 is a really good phone once you tweak it to fit around you.
I've found since installing Juice Defender and using it to disallow certain apps to go on the internet I'm also saving a lot of battery. I think some programs like Aldiko, Hi Space (does anyone know what that is?) and Layar must be doing stuff in the background all the time.
Also setting Google maps to only connect to data when I have the app open seems to help, otherwise I think it's constantly trying to work out where you are and load up the map fo the area.
Hope this helps!
BLazeD:ajkiwi: Did some interesting fiddling with my (unrooted) X5:
Problem: Battery life after 2 months was about 12 hours, on wifi pretty much all day. GPS usually turned off, 3g data usually turned off.
Fix: (1) Uninstalled auto task killer
(2) Installed free beta of juicedefender.
Result: Battery life on normal use is now approx 2-3 days.