Well I stopped using widget locker, left on only 1 gps, and turned off google now.....and it's getting worse.
Updates should not be this complicated
It's interesting that I see this as a problem with loaded roms. Mine was not. I never loaded any roms or rooted.
I only took the over air update from Verizon and had the media/download battery drain. Insane drain to, you could almost watch the battery go down.
The battery drain did not start right away, it was after a couple days. I did a factory reset that seemed to take care of the problem, but after a couple days again it started draining the battery again.
I have done nothing since, but the insane battery draining has went away on its own.
So, I would advise to try letting it go a couple days and see if it fixes itself. Mine did.
Well so far it seems the second FDR has been 100% successful for others. I'm going to look into this fix a bit more but a FDR just seems more....reliable. Especially since I was new to ROMing and people said flashing was the better method anyways. Yeah... And also from what I can read this only seems to deal with the media issue causing battery drain, when I have other random little problems that others don't seem to have. So we'll see.
Ron, question, was your GS3 ever rooted before installing the update?
What's funny is the description on that website says to not attempt these steps (to flash a rom and kernel) if you're a beginner, but people on forums are always talking about how easy it is. Not arguing for or against, just thought it was funny.
Last edited by k1ngr4t; 12-26-2012 at 11:14 AM.
It seems a lot of those who had to flash the ROM were rooted in the past but then unrooted (probably by an OTA? at least that's how it was for me...)
So what's interesting is, thought it was the same issue, you got yours OTA and it fixed itself after 1 FDR, but the aforementioned had to do two FDRs or flash another ROM. What an odd problem...