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I've used both. I personally like green power better. Its a little more user friendly. I did have a friends with an optima s who used green power and it broke his wifi. Had to do a factory reset to fix it. Works great on my thunderbolt though.

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i am using juice defender ultimate so far it gives ma an additional 1.5 hrs of battery life
 
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Does anyone use Green power or Juice defender app on thunderbolt, and if so is it really saving battery life and are they working ok .
These types of apps save battery by turning off data, when the phone is not in use. For me, that basically doubles my battery life.

Neither of the two apps above worked that reliably for me, however battery defender has been great. Very simple, and reliable.
 
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These types of apps save battery by turning off data, when the phone is not in use. For me, that basically doubles my battery life.

Neither of the two apps above worked that reliably for me, however battery defender has been great. Very simple, and reliable.
Exactly right. These apps only save you battery WHEN YOU AREN'T USING YOUR PHONE. If you use your phone heavily, they won't help much. Before I got my extended battery, green power worked get well for me, but I find I don't need it now.

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Juice defender works. Run it for a few days, then take it off. Youll see the difference

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Juice defender works. Run it for a few days, then take it off. Youll see the difference

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All its doing is shutting off services apps that you are not using at the moment. You can do that manually and save a little more power.

Just think, you could make shortcuts onto your homescreen and shut off the same services it does and save the same power plus save a little more power because you dont have the juice defender app or whatever your using running in the back ground.

Personally for me, I bought the phone to take advantage of what it can do, I dont want to have to add extra steps just to get my location working or use gps. When you buy one of these phones, you should expect battery to be an issue if you plan on using it alot.

Im not trying top knock anyone here at all as each user has their own reason or obstacle that may give them a need for this but for the normal user, they put so much time and effort into finding the exact settings that are going to save them an hour or 2 when they simply could add a rezound battery or the extended battery and not worry about anything and use the phone the way it should be.

If you are against the bulk size thats added, before you get caught up on it, you really should try it. After a few days you wont even notice it and most actually wind up liking the grip and feel...
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All its doing is shutting off services apps that you are not using at the moment. You can do that manually and save a little more power.

Just think, you could make shortcuts onto your homescreen and shut off the same services it does and save the same power plus save a little more power because you dont have the juice defender app or whatever your using running in the back ground.

Personally for me, I bought the phone to take advantage of what it can do, I dont want to have to add extra steps just to get my location working or use gps. When you buy one of these phones, you should expect battery to be an issue if you plan on using it alot.

Im not trying top knock anyone here at all as each user has their own reason or obstacle that may give them a need for this but for the normal user, they put so much time and effort into finding the exact settings that are going to save them an hour or 2 when they simply could add a rezound battery or the extended battery and not worry about anything and use the phone the way it should be.

If you are against the bulk size thats added, before you get caught up on it, you really should try it. After a few days you wont even notice it and most actually wind up liking the grip and feel...
Thats true but these apps automate that to your liking so you never forget to do it. It would be annoying to do it all manually everytime i pick up and put down my phone.

I use juice defender and it works well for me. Only problem i have is when it lowers network mode down from 4g it doesnt go back to 4g unless i do it manually.

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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...4#post24202674

On page 2 of this thread xcrazydx said that juice defender uses up more power than it saves because it's a process that runs in the background. That being said, I also use setcpu to save power and it runs as a process.

I'm not sure about what xcrazydx said is true but can anyone with knowledge about juice defender elaborate on whether or not this is true or not?
 
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On page 2 of this thread xcrazydx said that juice defender uses up more power than it saves because it's a process that runs in the background. That being said, I also use setcpu to save power and it runs as a process.

I'm not sure about what xcrazydx said is true but can anyone with knowledge about juice defender elaborate on whether or not this is true or not?
Its bullshiat. Green power and juicedefender have added hours to a single charge on the bolt, and almost a day on my old incredible. Just because its a process doesn't mean it is battery intensive. Its not like it keeps the CPU pegged at 100% constantly. Don't trust anyone that uses x's before and after thief user name IMHO. They're usually 14, and a virgin

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