03-07-2010, 04:06 PM
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As far as is discernible with the means of the OS I ran a completely vanilla OS 5. The last day I had absolutely nothing installed on it and not even my data was on it. No programs were running other than those stock programs that always run (browser, mail, messenger, call log). Bluetooth was off. Yet the battery was still exhausted after less than half a day.
The battery is less than a year old and works perfectly fine under 4.6 where it gives me on average 2 days of use between charges. Running OS 5 the back of the device was always comfortably warm even after not accessing it for longer periods. It was obvious that the handheld was 'working hard' even when it seemingly did nothing (ie on stand by, locked and the screen off). Under OS 4.6 the handheld stays cool while on stand by.
I'm now reluctantly back on 4.6 and battery life seems back to normal. OS 5 is noticeably nicer. No huge 'in your face' differences but lots of refinement everywhere. But obviously it's useless to me if the battery doesn't last even close to a day. This is a bit disheartening since nobody else seems to have the problem and my handheld was as wiped and as vanilla as I know how to make it.
At this point I'm hoping somebody knows a better way to clean my device of all traces of prior use so I can give it another shot.