For the battery life, just flash the ICS kb5 radio. I get great battery life

Shame to read about the signal bars not updating, I was naive enough to think I had perfect signal for 3 days...

BLN works for texts, but it flashes whereas it used to just stay on... I like the flashing better actually. For other general notifications it appears to just stay lite up, which helps to differentiate.

All in all the rom is very quick and battery is great with the kb5 flashed. Good enough for me in everyday use.

***EDIT***
Just realized the KB5 modem is force installed on this ROM, so i'm an idiot
Habit I guess for most rom installs...
Phone: Samsung Galaxy Note III < Samsung Galaxy S III < Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant < Mytouch Fender < Google G1
Tablet: Kindle Fire HD 7
SmartWatch: Pebble Watch