When the Fdr is done without letting your previous apps be restored and with their settings in place, when your phone is done and finished with the reset, you'll then realize you have none of your apps on your phone. It's clean. Go to the market or the google playstore whichever you use and re-download your apps that you use. If you can't remember what all you had installed on your phone, if your or someone who doesn't back up their apps with a file manager app of some type then it's all good, just hop on over to the Google Playstore online and look at every app you have ever installed since you've had a smartphone.
It's like getting your phone at the verizon store the day you bought it out of the box. It's clean. Now just go put your apps back on. This was a fix when Froyo went to Gingerbread. It's a new system running now. A majority of the problems get fixed with a clean fdr...mainly because our app settings are backed up with Gingerbread settings and not ICS. It two different systems. It will geek a lot of phones out lol.
This is the fastest fix if you're having problems and not to lazy too implement the procedure. It works everytime. I hope I was clear enough for you? Any other questions feel free to ask. If I have a solution to it, I will try to explain it the best I can to help solve it.
This in return helps your battery life. Your system isn't fighting itself with app settings of two different software versions.
Well this explains why my battery life wasn't any better after my FDR....... thanks for all the info I'm going to do a FDR again....
I guess I'm one of the lucky ones. My battery life seems pretty much back to normal after doing a FDR with my apps auto-restored, at least so far.
Roger that Maxx. I did another FDR tonite with absolutely no restore of any apps/settings/data. I'm letting the phone charge while turned off. Currently at 70%. I'll restore apps (but not old settings) once its fully charged.
I really hope this works, I have been loving this phone since the day I got it.
Trash Can you got lucky then. I got greedy the first fdr and my phone wasn't having it lol. I bit the bullet and pulled a 2nd fdr that was clean and all was back to glory.
Cerro it should. Please read FoxKats info on battery meter training. He's the guru of batteries. He knows his stuff. Once you get your phone running right with no software conflicts and your phone isn't fighting itself anymore, take a moment to read up on how to get your battery and your phones meter to not fight itself and your results will be very gratifying.
These are things to keep in mind.
1. We just had a major overhaul and switchover between 2 software versions. A clean fdr with apps freshly installed back on with out their backed up settings in place, will get your phone to quit fighting itself over settings within your apps of 2 software versions, which results in the phone finally running smoothly and the lag goes away.
2. Once the software end of it has been corrected then it's time to test your battery and see how it last. Our phones batteries today don't need conditioning like older phones did. You have to train the battery in the phone to sync up with your battery meter. This is where FoxKat's expertise comes in. Read up on his battery meter training literature, it works.
3. If you have implemented both these steps after your upgrade to Ics and still haven't seen battery times improve, then 90% of the time it's services on apps running in the background. Constantly waking your phone up while its trying to sleep to search for updates. Learn how to turn off basic fetching services in apps or set longer refresh interval search times such as in facebook and other apps to keep your phone from waking up constantly looking for updates. The less your phone gets woke up while it's trying to sleep results in better battery life.
Now keep in mind when you do the fdr and with a fresh clean installation of your apps, your phone needs to retrain itself all over again. So better battery times right out the gate wont be instant. I noticed with mine, my battery times started showing significant improvements after about the 3rd or 4th day. By then my phone had settled in and since I finally had everything running right and set up the way I wanted so naturally I was back to my normal usage of my phone, and so far it's showing rewarding "on" and "off" screen time results.
From what I gathered here,verizon,and motorola support forums, if you already know battery meter training and have already used it and do it to a schedule, fixing the software conflicts issues is of course the 1st point of attack, then exploring and turning off services and background data & setting rules for longer search interval times in apps and adjusting location services, fixing these 2 issues should come first, with a quick battery meter training cycle session to top it off, it is showing good results.
If you have never done battery meter training before, Then the order should be as I've stated above, it's showing better results with that way and method. So...
1. A clean fdr
2. Battery meter training.
3. Fix and set apps retrieval times that search for updates. Example-Facebook. In Ics if you use motocast for example, by default Ics has motocast running right off the bat and searching after a fdr. You have to go toggle it off manually in motocast itself to get it to stop searching constantly for your computer...Big battery hog.
FDR is complete. How does tapatalk remember DROID forums and my user name? None of my settings restored. in fact, I made sure to delete all data from Google servers.
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Should have chose the other pill, Neo.
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Just did another FDR but with no settings restored.. Will update after I see how the battery does.