Minor Success... Holding my Breath
02-25-2013 07:21:08 AM
First, and foremost, I TOTALLY agree with all the posters demanding the Jelly Bean update. Come on ATT... it is in general release for a phone that is "bricked" by your ICS update. You'd think a company that claims "customer care" would get on this and get it out. Ultimately, that is the FIX for this.
Meanwhile, after disabling practically everything but the ability to make a phone call, I've come to believe the issue lies with the Power Management features of ICS. Just for reference, I'll repost below the list of things I've disabled to try and make the phone usable for more than a few hours at a time.
The big change came when I gave up on Power Management and disabled that. Since disabling ALL Power Management features, the phone has not SOD for NINE DAYS!! I feel like getting a cake and 9 candles for it.
Two things led me to this conclusion:
1) I don't really see the value in the Power Mangement functions anyway. For a lot of VERY good reasons, you really don't want GPS and WiFi on unless you are using them. Sync features add nothing to my life. But, I am not a "social media zombie" either so all those features are useless to me. So, your overall battery life will be MUCH better without un-used features on. It takes 2.2 seconds to turn them on when I need them... not a strain at all.
2) Given the "sleep" nature of the SOD, it just made sense to me that there might be a connection. I would guess that I could enable virtually everything else I've disabled and may test that theory.
So... Power Management is lame and useless... kill it!!
So, here's the list of what I killed trying to keep my phone alive. But, if I were you... I'd just go for the Power Management and see what happens. Settings, Power Saving, uncheck both boxes (System and Custom).
Only turn on when using:
Never turn on:
All Power Saving Options
ATT Code Scanner
ATT Family Map
ATT Hot Spots
ATT Smart WiFi
Clock (the odd extra one)
Social Hub (another piece?)