02-28-12 06:43 AM
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  1. Coach Bill's Avatar
    For those who have upgraded to OS7.1, please post your review of the associated battery performance.
    Although I would like to have the most current OS on my 9930, I am hessitant to upgrade from original OS because battery life is currently acceptable for my usage requirements.
    hammerhead102 likes this.
    01-09-12 10:07 AM
  2. lifeofchaoss's Avatar
    I have tried the upgrade to 7.1 twice.....my experiance has been (obviously if twice lol) has been HORRIBLE with battery life.....I went back to the hybrid I run from the gang at OSBB....hope it helps
    Coach Bill likes this.
    01-09-12 10:35 AM
  3. Deathcommand's Avatar
    Not so good with 7.1
    There is a sawtooth battery life thingy with the sprint 7.1 and it makes it very unreliable.
    You have to think about 92 being 100% because it drops from 100 to 92 instantaneously.

    Once again, It isn't as good as the other OS's.
    Coach Bill likes this.
    01-09-12 10:39 AM
  4. dkenpachi's Avatar
    7.1.0.190 actually eliminates the 100-92 drop first day got a discharge rate of 3%-4% per hour still testing
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    01-09-12 05:09 PM
  5. goku_vegeta's Avatar
    7.1.0.190 is for the 9900 and not for the 9930.
    Also CDMA radios typically use more power than GSM radios which is also another factor
    Coach Bill likes this.
    01-09-12 07:23 PM
  6. wolfee48's Avatar
    I have had 7.1 for almost 4 weeks now and the battery has been great!
    JazeryBerry and Coach Bill like this.
    01-09-12 10:17 PM
  7. grapenuts's Avatar
    I installed 7.1 on my Torch 9810 yesterday. Love it. The battery life today was greatly improved over my last 2 OS. I had 7.0 .261 and .585. Both were terrible. I took my phone off the charger 14 hours ago and I'm down to 14% now. Usually I would have had to put it on the charger about 4 hours ago. Also in my "office" at work coverage is spotty and my phone spends a lot of time searching for a signal, so I'm pretty happy with this OS...for now. I realize its only the first day. We'll see how it is a week from now.
    Coach Bill likes this.
    01-10-12 06:05 PM
  8. NateSwaaag's Avatar
    Is there any way for me to download 7.1 offically from blackberry I don't wanna mess around the other way and on their site it say i can but wont let me???
    01-10-12 07:40 PM
  9. HankHowdy's Avatar
    I have had terrible battery life with 7.1. I have tried it three times.

    With .374 I was getting 3-5% discharge rate

    With 7.1 - I was getting 8-15% discharge rate

    Perhaps this only happens to CDMA 7.1 users?

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9930 using Tapatalk
    Coach Bill likes this.
    01-10-12 11:22 PM
  10. blkyanni's Avatar
    I just got it last night. besides other glitchy things it's doing, like losing connection to the network seemingly at random, the battery seems to be running down quicker than before. I even deleted some apps that i thought might be draining the battery to see if that had an effect. I'm still experimenting but it doesn't seem to be as efficient with power drain as before the update.
    Coach Bill likes this.
    01-11-12 02:46 PM
  11. kojisan's Avatar
    .190 on my 9900 was horrible.
    Less than 12 hours and I had to charge my phone again.
    Going back to the 7.0 builds.
    Coach Bill likes this.
    01-12-12 08:28 PM
  12. soft-touch's Avatar
    .190 built on my 9810 has a horrible battery life which only lasted for about 48 hrs after installation. Ever since my battery has been VERY good on permanent 4G signal.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    01-13-12 08:27 PM
  13. nascarfan49's Avatar
    I have been running 7.1 for a few days, and having horrible battery life, right now metter berry is showing a 5.7% discharge rate, the battery is at 70% and its been off the charger for four hours maybe with very little use.

    So I am going back 7.0
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    01-13-12 08:48 PM
  14. Mecca EL's Avatar
    I have been running 7.1 for a few days, and having horrible battery life, right now metter berry is showing a 5.7% discharge rate, the battery is at 70% and its been off the charger for four hours maybe with very little use.

    So I am going back 7.0
    I highly suggest you remove meterberry BEFORE you decide to downgrade.

    1st reason: meterberry is NOT necessary, since 7.1 comes with a very accurate analysis app baked in

    2nd reason: meterberry uses resources...which means it IS drawing from your battery

    3rd reason: meterberry hasn't been optimized for OS7 or OS7.1. In fact, it hasn't been updated since Sept 1st 2010.

    Remove it, and watch your battery improve
    anygivensunday and Coach Bill like this.
    01-14-12 04:07 PM
  15. Fret Madden's Avatar
    I highly suggest you remove meterberry BEFORE you decide to downgrade.



    1st reason: meterberry is NOT necessary, since 7.1 comes with a very accurate analysis app baked in



    2nd reason: meterberry uses resources...which means it IS drawing from your battery



    3rd reason: meterberry hasn't been optimized for OS7 or OS7.1. In fact, it hasn't been updated since Sept 1st 2010.



    Remove it, and watch your battery improve

    I would actually agree with this, it made sense to me that MB, while it does work, isn't ready for OS7 devices. I wasn't having real problems with it, though I noticed after removing it my already good battery life improved.

    As far as 7.0 vs 7.1, battery life didn't swing one way or the other after upgrading from .374 to 7.1.
    Coach Bill likes this.
    01-14-12 04:26 PM
  16. mysticmeg's Avatar
    Does anyone know when vodafone uk will be launching its 7.1 update for the bold 9900???
    01-15-12 08:55 AM
  17. goku_vegeta's Avatar
    Does anyone know when vodafone uk will be launching its 7.1 update for the bold 9900???
    Eventually, although no exact dates can really be confirmed, all the carriers release the same update, therefore you can use the official from another carrier
    01-15-12 09:27 AM
  18. anygivensunday's Avatar
    7.1 for me and battery life has been horrible. I have had it for a few days now. I can leave my phone on the charger all night. Then i take it off and send a bum or two WHILE on wifi and it will drop down to 80%. Its annoying to say the least my avg discharge rate currently is 12.3% an hour. Also since upgraded I've had a huge memory leak so far today I've lost 45 megs.
    Coach Bill likes this.
    01-15-12 05:20 PM
  19. anygivensunday's Avatar
    I highly suggest you remove meterberry BEFORE you decide to downgrade.

    1st reason: meterberry is NOT necessary, since 7.1 comes with a very accurate analysis app baked in

    2nd reason: meterberry uses resources...which means it IS drawing from your battery

    3rd reason: meterberry hasn't been optimized for OS7 or OS7.1. In fact, it hasn't been updated since Sept 1st 2010.

    Remove it, and watch your battery improve

    I deleted meter berry like you said and it nearly tripled my battery life! Thanks...thats too bad tho cause I really like that app.
    Coach Bill likes this.
    01-16-12 09:01 PM
  20. mesnewberry's Avatar
    I deleted meter berry like you said and it nearly tripled my battery life! Thanks...thats too bad tho cause I really like that app.
    Going to do the same and see if that is what has been 'hogging' my battery???

    Thanks for the advice, will report back ASAP!!
    01-27-12 01:55 PM
  21. CharlesH's Avatar
    I deleted meter berry like you said and it nearly tripled my battery life! Thanks...thats too bad tho cause I really like that app.
    The author of Meterberry ("Giant Cashew") claims that an update is in the works. No ETA...
    01-27-12 02:46 PM
  22. Sky.Jack21's Avatar
    my dad's 9860 running 7.1.0.190 leaked os has a terrific battery life, it stays more than 20 hours.
    01-28-12 04:14 AM
  23. mesnewberry's Avatar
    Just an update, I deleted meterberry and my 9850 battery life didn't improve. I have been running device analyzer and there have been drops around 49% per hour. Going back to 7.0 I guess
    Coach Bill likes this.
    01-28-12 05:36 AM
  24. Arzan D's Avatar
    Hey guys.. I recently got a Blackberry Bold 9790, but sadly there is a major battery problem, I was hoping if any one is aware as to when the new O S for 9790 is going to launch and how do I install it once I download it form this sight.
    01-28-12 10:15 AM
  25. CanadianThomas's Avatar
    How did you all do the upgrade? I'm using a 9810 and I'm running the 7.1.0.205 and battery life is great.

    I did it this was. Setup device switch, saved to my microsd card. Then full backup with desktop manager. Then wipe with jl_cmdr. Then I did the install. Then restore with dm and device switch copy from microsd

    After I did a batt pull before bed for the first 3 days and all is very good indeed

    Just thought I'd share. .

    BB 9810 Tapatalk
    Coach Bill likes this.
    01-28-12 10:26 AM
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