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Why I regret manually updating to MR2.
I was having severe problems with rebooting for 2-3 weeks before I manually updated. However, during the 3-4 days before I did it, I only had 1 reboot. I decided that having my data wiped, etc. was worth it and updated.
Now, I have had 0 reboots in the 1+ week I've had the update. It's also neat having a date usage meter. But the one thing I already had an issue with got worse. Battery life. It may just be my imagination (probably not), but it seems that my battery life has taken a severe hit. I used to charge it to 100%, unplug it, and then go to bed. When I woke up, it used to be at 97-98, and once it was 95. Now when I wake up it's at 80-85.
Overall, it just seems like the battery life has just become an even worse problem, which makes me regret updating. I can live with an occasional reboot, as I don't need my phone for work as some people do. But battery life was already bad for me, now it's worse than ever.
- 06-17-2011, 09:07 AM #2
- 06-17-2011, 09:28 AM #3
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I still might do the manual update. The biggest reason is GPS. The reception sucks and I rely on the GPS a lot. Yea I get reboots, but only like once every couple days. Battery life has never been that great, but it's not a huge issue for me. I'm not usually away from a charger long enough to worry about it.
I didn't want to do the manual update cause the update was supposedly coming out the 15th, but of course it didn't happen. I decided not to listen to rumors anymore, cause when it comes to Verizon the rumors are almost never correct.
- 06-17-2011, 09:37 AM #4
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- 06-17-2011, 11:15 AM #7
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I honestly don't have an available plug in the bedroom to charge in the bedroom, and the phone is used as an alarm clock.
I charge to 100%, then before going to bed, I switch to airplane mode to conserve the battery, but still use the alarm. I lose maybe 3% overnight with it in airplane mode.
- 06-17-2011, 11:27 AM #8
You might consider putting your device in Airplane mode, then rebooting, then go to bed... it will not start up any of those apps that work with data because it's in Airplane mode after a reboot.... at least that is what I learned the last time I did a long plane trip and used up a lot of battery, then did the above on the return trip and had great battery life on the way home, even using my device for games most of the way home.
- 06-17-2011, 11:40 AM #9
- 06-17-2011, 12:25 PM #10
i did the update and now im pissed! i had occasional re-boots but now ALL the time and the battery is WORSE than ever!!!!!!!!!! they better bring that update fast to fix this! supp to be before the end of june! so angry.....j~lyn
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- 06-20-2011, 02:03 AM #14
I had a terrible time locking my GPS with both google maps and telenav. It took twenty minutes for the GPS to finally lock into position before i could use it. I've also had random reboots while using data features of the phone on MR2 Planejane v3.If I contribute something at all semi-useful please give me a thanksNote: I am not an expert, I just think I am
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I also have been on MR2 since 6/10, not a single reboot after getting at least 3 a day on MR1. I hadn't even tested the GPS until this weekend and was stunned at the difference. What used to take 2 or 3 minutes was now locking on in 5 seconds.. I haven't noticed a difference in battery life (standard), for me its about the same..
- 06-24-2011, 08:02 AM #21
- 06-24-2011, 08:16 AM #22
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I've spent the last 3 days in a very weak signal area with mr2 installed. In fact most phones don't even get signal here. I've managed to keep a 3g connection for most of the time bit have noticed that my extended battery is draining faster than usual. Guess its give and take, I don't mind more battery drain if I can use my phone in places where it wouldn't work before. Also have to note that I'be been travelling for the past 2 weeks with Mr2 and have had no reboot!
- 06-24-2011, 11:51 AM #23
Since downloading the MR2 update, there have been ups and downs. No reboots is great (which is amazing considering I once had TEN in a single day). Downside: I am missing out on some of my apps; the incompatibility notices on the market are kind of really annoying.
Now on to battery life: I recently dropped my phone with the extended battery on. Since Verizon does not make a case for the extended battery, it was naked and got beat the hell up. Since then, I have switched to the standard battery so I can put a case on it to cover up the blemishes my phone now has. Regardless, this all happened around the time I installed the MR2. Now that I am using the standard battery again, I am definitely hating battery life. I don't know if this update made it worse or better or what, but something needs to be done.
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