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Topic # 83955 24-May-2011 14:29
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http://www.mugen-power-batteries.com/mugen-power-3600mah-extended-battery-for-huawei-ideos-x5-u8800h.html

Anyone tried one of these?

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  Reply # 473550 24-May-2011 17:40
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Sounds interesting, looks ugly :P

Tbh since I recalabrated my battery I am getting 24 to 36hrs from my X5 under normal circumstances so a longer lasting battery would be of little benefit to me



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  Reply # 473558 24-May-2011 18:04
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Yes indeed. Did you use an app to fix battery??

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 473560 24-May-2011 18:11
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Or rooted phone and deleted battery stats file?

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  Reply # 473562 24-May-2011 18:19
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z4root and battery recalibration app, simple and very effective, did the same to the wife's U8150 it seems to hold out 2 or 3 days now Cool

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  Reply # 473587 24-May-2011 19:13
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Wade, which app did you use as my X5 barely lasts 12 hours after a charge?

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  Reply # 473606 24-May-2011 19:51
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Sorry the app is just called "Battery Calibration" it is a freebie download the market

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.nema.batterycalibration

I was getting up to 12hrs out of the box then for whatever reason it dropped to maybe 9hrs, charged it up re-calibrated and it has worked well ever since.

FYI, I have just checked my phone now and it is at 57% capacity and has been off charge for 13hrs 20mins, not that i have used it much today, maybe 45mins of surfing and a short call or two



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  Reply # 473608 24-May-2011 19:53
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Nice one!  I will try this for sure!  Thanks



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  Reply # 473623 24-May-2011 20:25
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Microsoft Security Essentials is reporting Z4Root has some malware in it.  Exploit Unix Lotor???!!!

The download from softpedia anyhow.

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  Reply # 473665 24-May-2011 21:09
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jandal160165: http://www.mugen-power-batteries.com/mugen-power-3600mah-extended-battery-for-huawei-ideos-x5-u8800h.html

Anyone tried one of these?


I don't have any personal experience with these, the stock battery tends to last me through the day, with heavy usage for quite a few hours. I also re-calibrated my battery, didn't notice any major change, the calibration just fixes how your battery life is being reported on your battery indicator. It does not make your battery last longer. 

Anyway, there has been a bit of discussion about mugen batteries over at XDA Forums this post isn't specifically related to X5's but still covers what you are interested in: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=677170
There is this link as well in specific reference to mugen batteries for x5's but not much content there to help you: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1070364

XDA Have a dedicated forum with for the X5 which can contain some useful tips for battery life and other functions. 

Not trying to take away from geekzone, it's a great forum, just didn't want to copy other peoples experiences off XDA onto here when people can read it for themselves.

Alex.  



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  Reply # 473673 24-May-2011 21:33
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Thats great info.  Cheers. 

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  Reply # 473682 24-May-2011 21:56
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asmcar: I also re-calibrated my battery, didn't notice any major change, the calibration just fixes how your battery life is being reported on your battery indicator. It does not make your battery last longer. 


I was under the impression that the phone uses the information from the bin file to power off so regardless of what level of charge is in the battery the handset switches itself off when the bin file tells it that it is at 0% capacity?

So yes while re-calibrating you do not increase the battery life you do in fact allow the handset to utilise the full charge in the battery rather than only part of the charge which equates to your battery effectively lasting longer?

In my case i saw a huge benefit to recalibrating the battery and without chaging any of my other habits (GPS/WiFi always on etc) so you have nothign to lose and somethign to possibly gain so well worth the effort if you suspect battery life is less than usual expectation


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  Reply # 473689 24-May-2011 22:09
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Wade: 
I was under the impression that the phone uses the information from the bin file to power off so regardless of what level of charge is in the battery the handset switches itself off when the bin file tells it that it is at 0% capacity?



Yes that's the understanding I have of it too, so my previous comment of it not making the battery last longer may be misinterpreted, sorry about that. Was just meaning to point out it only makes the reading of the battery level more accurate, (thereby the phone does not cycle down so soon on low battery), as opposed to making the battery itself more efficient.

I agree you have nothing to lose, I suppose the benefits of a battery recalibration are different for each user dependant on how out the previous battery reporting was before calibration.

Alex. 

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  Reply # 473780 25-May-2011 08:20
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Wade:
asmcar: I also re-calibrated my battery, didn't notice any major change, the calibration just fixes how your battery life is being reported on your battery indicator. It does not make your battery last longer. 


I was under the impression that the phone uses the information from the bin file to power off so regardless of what level of charge is in the battery the handset switches itself off when the bin file tells it that it is at 0% capacity?

So yes while re-calibrating you do not increase the battery life you do in fact allow the handset to utilise the full charge in the battery rather than only part of the charge which equates to your battery effectively lasting longer?

In my case i saw a huge benefit to recalibrating the battery and without chaging any of my other habits (GPS/WiFi always on etc) so you have nothign to lose and somethign to possibly gain so well worth the effort if you suspect battery life is less than usual expectation



Well I recalibrated last night at 9pm and phone is still on 85% now and that's nearly 12 hours later so I'd say that was a rip roaring success Laughing 

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  Reply # 480042 11-Jun-2011 13:16
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Interesting thread. My little Ideos U8150 battery barely lasts me 8 hours (I do use wifi and 3G). Will see what recalibration can do to better utilize what the battery holds

Still interested in the Mugen fat battery for my phone. Anyone selling these in NZ?

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  Reply # 483297 20-Jun-2011 17:39
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langers1972:
Wade:
asmcar: I also re-calibrated my battery, didn't notice any major change, the calibration just fixes how your battery life is being reported on your battery indicator. It does not make your battery last longer. 


I was under the impression that the phone uses the information from the bin file to power off so regardless of what level of charge is in the battery the handset switches itself off when the bin file tells it that it is at 0% capacity?

So yes while re-calibrating you do not increase the battery life you do in fact allow the handset to utilise the full charge in the battery rather than only part of the charge which equates to your battery effectively lasting longer?

In my case i saw a huge benefit to recalibrating the battery and without chaging any of my other habits (GPS/WiFi always on etc) so you have nothign to lose and somethign to possibly gain so well worth the effort if you suspect battery life is less than usual expectation



Well I recalibrated last night at 9pm and phone is still on 85% now and that's nearly 12 hours later so I'd say that was a rip roaring success Laughing 


I found this too. Seems like its using far less than it used to.

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