I'm a total newbie, so please be kind!
I bought a used T Mobile Pearl off craigslist here in Houston for my wife and immediately started having a random reboot/restart problem (the seller has since gone non-responsive, but that's another issue).
Anyway, what happens is that when the Pearl is running off the battery (ie, not plugged in to the wall or the computer), it randomly reboots, sometimes every few minutes, other times it can go for 30 minutes or more before rebooting. This effectively makes the phone unusable.
I searched here and googled alot over the weekend and tried the following: cleaned the battery contacts, wiped the Pearl from the Security menu, d/l'ed the latest DM and Pearl OS from the T Mobile website and reinstalled the OS, wiped the Pearl completely using the JL Cmd (or whatever it's called) program and then reinstalled the OS and bought a new battery. None of these things have fixed the problem. Other than that, the Pearl seems to be working fine.
From the "About" screen, the OS is listed as v188.8.131.52 (Platform 184.108.40.206).
Does anybody have any suggestions on what else I can try or if there's a newer OS that may solve this problem?
Aside from feeling ripped off by the seller, I feel bad b/c my wife was very excited to be getting the Pearl (she currently has a 7730 which is big, bulky and ugly).
Any suggestions would be much appreciated at this point!