I do have some specific questions though and any info or insights would be very helpful:
1. I see many early references to Smart Network which was in some versions of Baja ROM but in Alliance I don't think that option exists anymore. (unless I haven't been able to find it amid all the other awesomeness). There is a "Network Restriction" mode and I'm wondering if these are the same or two totally different things.
2. I am curious if there are apps out there that compete to better your battery and in the process end up consuming more than they save. What I am asking specifically, are there apps that don't play well with Greenify for example? What is the right mix or recommended mix of battery saving apps? (or even exposed modules active or not). I also utilize the "Power Saving Mode" but not sure if it is doing anything other than dimming my screen a bit more despite the other things it says it does.
3. Does anyone have a real comprehensive list of the apps that can be frozen in the pure stock version of Alliance ROM that will not have an adverse effect. In my particular situation, I manually sync everything and I only want my phone to be able to receive calls, voicemail and texts when the screen is off. Anything else should only be activated if I am actively in that app. I don't use any social networking apps unless I can operate them from the standard mobile browser. To my knowlege I do not have anything I would consider a rouge app.
I try to use dark themes where possible and keep my screen brightness to about 1/8 the way all the time. I realize that I may not be able to get better than 6 hrs of SOT with heavy use but I'd be willing to try anything to keep me from having to charge more than once a day. I guess I kind of feel like I already do a lot to maximize battery life but am not getting the numbers that others are getting taking similar precautions. I wonder if I am missing something.
If anybody has any new tips or tricks especially using Alliance ROM, that would be really great. Thanks in advance for the support.