View Full Version : Is the battery life on rockbox good yet?

05-25-2006, 08:03
Should I install rockbox, or is the battery life still poor. I don't want to reduce my battery capacity by having to charge it regularly because rockbox eats up the power.

05-25-2006, 11:32
well, think of it this way:
i have the X5L. and with rockbox, i can get the same amount of time on a single charge that the regular X5 would get with the OF.

with Rockbox, the best i've gotten is almost 7 hours with the EQ on. with the OF, i've gotten a full week (~6 days) with 4-5 hours each day before it reached lower than 10%.

05-25-2006, 17:48
The only feature which is useful to me in rockbox is decent playlists, and randomisation, so if the battery life is not equal or better to the original firmware, it's really just not worth using rockbox and killing my battery sooner.