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I'm not sure that this is a beta issue, but it seems to have started when I upgraded my 8900 to 5.x. I currently have 18.104.22.1681 running on my 8900, but the problem was there with earlier versions as well. In fact, due to a camera hardware failure, I had to do a handset exchange, so the problem has also persisted across devices.
The problem is... When I reboot (either battery pull or alt-shift-del), after the device is running, I have an hourglass, blinking, for about three minutes. During this time, the device is operational but extremely laggy. Then it stops and all is well.
Recently, I noticed an additional oddity. After reboot, when I'd go into Media and check videos, some videos that I had deleted some time ago would seem to have reappeared. That is, they'd appear in the list, but they wouldn't play. Checking their file properties, they showed up as read-only. If I ran "repair" on the SD card, they'd go away, but they'd come back at the next reboot. I started to wonder if the hourglass problem had something to do with the SD card. I should add, however, that while I've been experiencing the hourglass problem I've gotten a new SD card, and the problem stayed the same. The zombie video issue is more recent.
Okay. I reformatted the SD card; no more zombie videos. But the hourglass problem is still there. I noticed that if I go into Media while the hourglass is blinking, and go into Videos, it sticks there, "scanning", about as long as the hourglass stays. Incidentally, I have about 15 short video clips downloaded from VuClip in there. No movies or anything like that. The SD card is 16 GB, with 10 GB free, but as I say, I had the same thing with my previous 2 GB card.
I tried turning off compression, and the first time I rebooted, there was no hourglass! Next time, however, it was back as usual.
I don't really know if this problem has anything to do with the SD card. It could take forever to scan the card because of the lag, rather than causing it.
I wonder if it could be caused by Visual VoiceMail being in the core apps now, but not actually in use. I'm happy with YouMail and haven't bothered with T-Mobile's VVM. Could the OS be trying to do something with VVM, causing the hourglass? I note that the VVM icon appears in my Switch Application ribbon anyway.
Another thing I noticed is that during the hourglass period, but not after, the Switch Application ribbon shows a "Group Calendar" icon. I gather that this is a part of BBM, which I don't use. I thought, maybe it's getting stuck looking for a calendar that isn't there. To test this, I tried setting up a BBM group, so that there would be a calendar for it. But this had no effect on the 3-minute hourglass.
That's it. I'm out of ideas. Sorry about the rambling post, but I thought it would be best to put as much info in as possible. If a moderator thinks this isn't likely a beta OS problem, I hope he or she will move the thread to a better home.