It was a surprise to me to discover yesterday that Spare Parts, the app we use to check the battery status, has gone adware. You can get the same information by typing *#*#4636#*#* in the dialer. Does anyone know how to make that a shortcut? The best I was able to do was to dial it, and then for subsequent readings use this path: Contacts -> call log -> [click and hold the code] -> edit number before call. If anybody knows of a better way to reach this info, I'd be grateful if you shared it with us. Also, I think that we should be able to get accurate battery reading from the OS without having to install third party apps or type in obscure codes.