| | 06-07-2012, 03:05 PM Thread Author #6
Thanks for getting back to me. I guess I'll try it without the full-wipe first, simply because I don't relish spending the better part of another whole evening re-d/ling all my apps from App World, hiding useless AT&T icons, and rearranging my desktop and folders, considering I just went through all that a few days back when I upgraded from 7.0. If I have to go through all that mess again anyway, I suppose I'll go ahead and load the .391 release stickied above instead of .342.
Like many others, my battery drain has decreased dramatically since upgrading to 7.1. It was the first time I'd ever loaded a leaked OS, and I don't mind telling y'all that I was pretty well scared crapless! I just knew I was going to screw-up and brick my beautiful 9810 (by far, the best phone I've ever owned); I'm sure glad now that I took the leap and went through with loading 7.1, though.
In response to what you said re: the battery percentage icon, I currently use Battery Watch. I know it's technically contributing to my overall battery drain, but I'm only bleeding 4-4.5% per hour, even with running Battery Watch, BePopup, and Slider Lock all the time, and it's worth it to me for the battery percentage to be displayed in the Notifications panel.
By the way, just as an FYI for the board, the same app configuration was sapping 9-11% battery per hour under 7.0. It was so bad I was to the point of abandoning this awesome phone and jumping ship to an iPhone.
My mother has the older 3gs model and I like it well enough; hers can set on standby all day with only light usage i.e. texting, and it's still at like 70% battery when she goes to bed. The 3MP camera on it always took far superior pictures/video to the 2MP setup on my old Bold 9000; in fact, in the right light, it can sometimes compete with the 5MP still-shot camera on my 9810 (do they use better lenses or something?) -- needless to say, though, the 9810's 720p video leaves it in the dust.
I've just always preferred Blackberries, though. I have a hard time trusting a device whose developers don't trust the user to be able to get into the guts of the thing i.e. the way Blackberries act as a regular USB drive when connected to a PC. Also, being able to augment the phone's on-board memory with very inexpensive microSD technology (up to 32gb on my 9810) is a big plus for Blackberry over any iPhone, in my opinion.
Also, one more quick newb question, if anyone has time: why isn't my signature showing on my posts? Thanks ahead of time!