So has anyone here with a PlayBook updated to the new OS? I did when it was first released and in the first week of using it had all sorts of problems. I search the web and found other users having similar issues:
Major issue Battery Drain
Solutions offered on the Web
3 button reboot, supposedly this is equivalent to a battery pull. (No longer necessary with OS2 instead just hold the power button for about 15 secs. Anyway the theory was you do this 3 or 4 times and it resets something on your PlayBook that gets the battery life back to normal. Did this help me – in a word no! Well at least it didn’t initially.
So I did some investigations to identify what was causing the drain. Found that it was the WiFi, or at least in my opinion it was the WiFi, if I turned WiFi off everything went back to normal, when it was turned on major battery drain. I reported this to RIM
Next Issue E-Mail
Suddenly it was trying to load every single e-mail that I had on my various e-mail addresses, needless to say I suddenly had 8,000 unread messages
. At the same time it was doubling repeating all my folders in the e-mail app over and over again.
Same problem in the Calendar, repeating calendars over and over again.
Solution: Delete all but one e-mail addresses, re-initiate one e-mail, delete the final e-mail (that I had not initially deleted, and re-initiate it, e-mail back to normal.
Over the past week the battery life has slowly been improving even with WiFi switched on, not sure why unless it is learning where I have WiFi and it is not searching for new locations all the time? This I really don’t have the answer for but I am happy it is ok again.
What has RIM done, well I understand they have removed the update, which allows people that do a security wipe to downgrade to the previous version. This has been a sore point on the forums since people first disliked the upgrade having issues and disliked it even more that there was no-way to go back to an older version. Most people seem to have this sorted out now.
As the software update was released at the same time as the new 4G PlayBook another possible cause would be that the OS had a search in it for 4G, which when you don’t have 4G capability it may have been going into a continual loop, until I had rebooted so many times that it eventually reset the switch.
Has anyone here purchased the 4G PlayBook? Any first impression, it has a dual core 1.5 GHz chip in it so it should be faster?
I already am using 4G on my WiFi model with a MiFi unit so I don’t really want to change my 64 GByte PlayBook for a 32 GByte one, at least at the moment.