Originally Posted by Photogdave
Heres my 2 cents:
At 4am 2 days ago, mine updated on its own. From this point forward, my fascinate is a POS.
It caused me to be late this am. Last night, I took it off charge at 100%, alarm set, but it didnt go off this am.
When I hit the power button to turn screen on to see why, it showed the big battery on front and blinked.....as though, cant turn on cause its dead.
I plugged charger up to it....showed green full, but then it "would" power on.
Showed full charge(nearly...94%). So I soft reset, still wouldnt turn on....again needed a charger connected just to power up.
I took to 2 verizon stores and they both said....HARD RESET. DAMN. Ive had to hard reset this phone twice already through ownership for quirky issues here and there.
So I came home, did the hard reset and it booted with 2.3.5.....but no keyboard in any menu...text, email....nothing. Did another hard reset and this time it was like it was when I got it. After 2 hrs, I managed to get my phone back like it was before hard reset......but it still has issue. Power off all on its on sometimes, and wont boot without charger.
If I turn it off, it will not boot until a charger is connected. I give up. Im gonna make them replace it.....I wish I could pay difference and get different phone......at this point iPhone 4s. Im sick of the quirky Windows vista like crap all the time. It started out fast, but in 6months it became slow, laggy and force closes, total spaz outs.
Im gonna replace the battery to see if thats the issue.....I have noticed the life hasnt been as good.....maybe its my fault cause I keep it plugged up so much while using it...i.e listening to podcasts or playing games.....why not plug it in if Im next to outlet right?
OK. UPDATE on all this ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
I went back to Verizon, she hooked it up and found the Kernel needed updating, she did and said I needed to another factory reset....UGH
After much hesitating, I gave in, factory reset it and did NOT reinstall my apps that was backed up. I decided to wait for a day, then install one app per day of my most trusted and used.
IT WORKS!!!!!!! It works great. Also, I went too App Market and installed instead of using the back ups......idea is kinda fresh install if it matters.
Whatever, its fast again, it doesn't lag and the battery life is great now.
I took it off charge last night at 100%, went to bed at 10pm, this morning at 8am it was sitting at 98%. Thats way better than the 75% it was doing and the 45% before the kernel update.
Something I have been more aware of is apps running in background that are unneeded.
Example: After you kill the app(Facebook), it still runs processes in background.
Thats stupid and no way to turn it off. So I uninstalled it....bye bye. I just use the mobile site version and its the same and doesn't run after you kill it.
Another which I hated to give the boot....was GOOGLE MAPS. But, once fired up, it runs in background even after I killed it....NO NO. Now I just use Bing maps or the Google map from the page instead of app.
Now when I install an app, I check it.....you wanna run processes in the background....do it somewhere else, not my phone.
I'm convinced my issues were bad update and bad apps.
Its sad the apps can do this but....
I guess if you have 5 or 6 apps always running some process in background, that's why the lag happens and the battery slowly drips away.
Its very snappy now, especially since I gave FB app the boot.
So nice to have my phone back right, good luck, maybe this will help someone.....as I know its very frustrating.