Another update to bite me in the a$$
T-Mobile - Samsung Galaxy S3 -
I got the Galaxy S3 on October 16, 2012. I was upgrading from the HTC Amaze 4G which was a huge step up. Upon receiving the phone I immediately proceeded to personalize my phone and perform little tests on it. And I fell in love with it right away.
A few weeks later after I had my phone all set up I went to "Software Update" and found that there was indeed an update. Being an eager littler f*cker that I am I decided to go through with the update thinking that it was Jelly Bean.
After the update I immediately noticed that my phone was acting weird. Seems like every time I would be inside any app that requires an internet connection my internet would not work. (Facebook, Twitter, Scramble With Friends, Tapatalk, Skyvi, Maps, Poynt, Transit Tracks, Browser, Gmail / Email, ect.)
So at first it wasn't as bad because I could just restart the phone and my internet would pop back up for like 3 minutes.
I went back and forth with tech support and they told me to perform a factory reset so I did. Afterwards my Play Store (as it required an internet connection) didn't connect to the internet and I couldn't download any apps and finally I got the phone replaced. The T-Mobile "maintenance update" killed my phone.
So here we are again with another update from T-Mobile. This time I know its JB. So I say f*ck it, lets do this!
Updated my phone, put it on the charger and went to sleep.
Next morning like a kid on Christmas morning I sprung to my phone looking to play around with it. Snatch the charger out of my phone and go to work. While I'm on the bus I start doing routine things with my phone like play Scramble With Friends and start writing out a few text messages.
By the time I got to work my battery was down to 84% and its a 45 minute commute.
Usually with the same amount of usage I am able to do the same things everyday and I'd get to work and my phone would be at 97%.
So I gave it a few more days.
Now I don't even use the phone in the morning.
I took the phone off the charger today and went to my bus stop. By the time I got to the bus stop I was already at 98% and my bus stop is super close to the house.
So this is the second update to bite me in the a$$.
I want my ICS back. So now I'm going to have to root my phone. I am very upset.
I was looking forward to Google Now but not any more. I am tired of charging this thing. My HTC Amaze 4G was horrible with battery life too.