I updated from 4.2.1. to 4.5 and had the same battery meter problem. I could live with that. But my Bluetooth voice transmission failed. The data stream worked well as a tethered modem , but it lost voice to Motorola H15 and Garmin GPS's. I called Sprint BB support and was told by a supervisor after 30 minutes of research that in certain 8703e Sprint BB's 4.5 will not support Bluetooth voice. He said they have had 5 reports of that problem total in their data base. HUM.
So I reloaded 4.5 thinking it was an install glitch. No luck still no voice. So I dropped back to 4.2.1 per Sprint and my Bluetooth & battery meter both work fine. Always something with upgrades. Just like MS updates repair two problems and create one new one....the old Texas 2 step. Otherwise I liked 4.5 interface etc. Guess I will wait for newer version and try again.