I have an original Motorola Droid, and it's giving me some fits. It's on OS 2.2.2, FRG83G Not rooted. Recently, the battery started dying in an hour or less. It's about 2 years old, my first thought was, maybe it's just time for a battery. But, then I realized the sync icon was always displayed at the top of the screen, to the left of the clock, and it would take forever when I'd try to view contacts, almost as if the contacts area was empty. I noticed the process android.acore.process was using 60-90% of the battery when unplugged. The only thing I was syncing would be contacts from Gmail. After trying a lot of things I'd read about pulling the battery and waiting 10 minutes, etc, deleting recently added contacts (thinking it was having an issue syncing some contact, etc), I resorted to a factory reset. It's still running that process at a high % of battery, and not syncing my contacts. I've installed no apps on the phone since the reset, just configured the gmail account as it asked me to give the phone my google account when I did the factory reset. I've even shut synch off on the gmail account, and the icon still shows up in the upper tray. Any ideas or suggestions? I'll try most everything, I'm not due for an upgrade til January, so it would cost me a fair amount of $$ out of pocket to just go in and buy a new phone. Would be cheaper to pay the contract cancellation fee, and sign up a new account. Thoughts? Thanks!