Yup! kelvin is right, in addition to that you can also use nokia BL-4C & Samsung L700 batteries as well, It has d same thickness with d original battery. d nokia BL-5C battery is little bit thicker about 1mm..
All-in-all i have 6 batteries on hand, 2 nokia BL-4C, 1 BL-5C, 2 Samsung L700 & 1 Samsung innov8 origanal battery..^_^
I rarely connect my phone to my usb charger whenever my phone runs-out of power, i jz replace my drained battery w/d fully charged one..^_^
I also bought 1 universal clip fast charger to charge my other spare batteries. ^_^
running out of power is not a prob on my innov8, in my case..^_^
Before i've charged my firmware my phone can only last for 3 to 4hrs w/heavy usage, 6 to 7hrs minimum usage..
Then i've changed my phone's firmware, flashed it w/ i8510XXIB2 firmware version. Now my phone can stand for 6 to 7hrs on max. usage, 12 to 14hrs on minimum.
Download & Install jbaktaskmanager in your phone, kill this 3 system app- screencapturer, screensaver & autolock..
Using the jbaktaskmanager application you can also increase the master audio volume of this phone, jz go to jbaktask app, press #, scroll up & look for audio test mode, then press m2-open's music player, play any music then go back to jbtask & select again audio test mode and tweak d system audio volume, change d db values..^_^
to increase your battery life span turn of d ff:
-auto brightness, set to lowest, power save on
-optical track pad
-switch to gsm network, if you're not subscribed to 3g connection
-wi-fi auto scanning, if your not using wi-fi connection..
I hacked my phone using hellox, intalled n-gage games, gba games, sega games, vnes games..^_^
this phone can read lot of audio & video codecs, unlike some phones..
I'm enjoyin' my innov8 to it's maximum potentials.. XD
For me definitely still 1 of the best phone out of the market 'till today, though it's almost 3yrs now since d 1st day it was released.
Still my innov8 Rockz!!!...
hey friends i recently got this phone from a friend it looks good same battery problem so i bought a nokia bl-5c battery and insert it into it,it works very well aand lasted for days. just give it a try and see results
mykamar, 02 Jul 2011i have to charge the battery everyday....for my previous handset i can do it in every 4-5 days... what do you expect from a good handset? ;D and you don't know the pain of my previous handset (u900) even though it WAS really good. . .
i love all innov8 functions, my brother just gave me a few days ago.. though it's years ago product, i think i dare comparing it to the latest handset:)
but i have a little problem... is it took hours to charge it? in my case it need 6 hours for fully charge it... i try to bought a new battery and a new charger still it took 6 hours to charge..
Anyone know what's the latest firmware update of this phone?
I'm using the I8510XXIJ1 firmware version...
Pls. post the latest version and the location where i can download the firmware..tnx! :)
Yah battery life on this powerjunkie is way to short...how does one extend lifespand or do i just buy a new 1?
hfg, 22 Jun 2011very-very bad bateryi have to charge the battery everyday....for my previous handset i can do it in every 4-5 days...
dose any on have an opinion about using its camira in taking pictures for moving subjects
hey i want 2 buy this phn.i need 2 know how many hours does the battery go in a limited use.i need longer battery backup 4 talking with camera.is it good 4 long talktime.waiting.pls any1 tell me.after someones confirmation i will buy it
This is the best phone ever. Have one since end of 2008 and still love my phone!
Anonymous, 05 May 2011can anyone tell me where can i find to buy one of these, i looked everywhere and everyone tell... morehttp://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=samsung+innov8&hl=en&prmd=ivnsr&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1386&bih=922&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=11675006293157254706&sa=X&ei=FBLGTaKHF8a4twfQsKWWBA&ved=0CG8Q8wIwAA#
u can get them from here.