This is a discussion on Need the lowdown on Battery Replacement within the Nexus One Accessories forums, part of the Nexus One category; Originally Posted by YeahItsMe Private message me, and I'll get you taken care of! @YeahItsMe Batteries arrived. Thanks for hooking me up. BTW, any recommendation ...
Is it possible to still get the oem batteries or is an aftermarket one the only solution. I'm out of warranty as well and my battery is just not lasting as long as it used to.
i suggest getting the stock battery, or going with an aftermarket thru seido or mugen. yes there are cheaper knockoffs, but they dont always work well.
the link in my sig is a project we did for nexus one batterys where we were able to crack open the chip inside your batt and re-programm it for increased capacity. This let us test every battery we could get our hands on. the cheap batterys have the chip inside that is "locked" and doesnt work right. the better batteries have the fully working chip.
i got the HUGE seidio one.
i love the battery life. but the bulk and the cheap case... NO!
you can't use any accessory (docks, cover).
one single fall (since you can't use a cover now) and the backplate cracked.
i emailed seidio to buy a dozen back covers... a guy replied he could sell two for ~$16 each + shipping.
i still carry the cracked seidio cover and the always charged battery in my backpack for a life-and-death emergency, but i dread having to use it.
One thing that saved me lots of worries about battery, was fixing my car charger. most car chargers are crippled because of apple manipulation of 'standards'. basically, for anything to be apple compatible, it has to charge other phones as USB instead of AC... after you fix your car charger, battery lasts the whole day with that intermediary charge.