Recent Etisalat update drains the BlackBerry battery significantly

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Steve just posted about the most recent Etisalat update having some strange code but there’s more to this update. UAE customers are upset because apparently this official Etisalat upgrade significantly reduces the battery life of the device.

“The problem came up when they sent a new batch to enhance the performance but instead they have killed all blackberry batteries by activating a process inside the phone which empties the battery in less than an hour if not charged,” complained a frustrated BlackBerry customer in the country who wished to remain anonymous.

“All our company employees who installed this batch file has been affected. They claim they are working on it, and the time frame to send a fix is said to be 7 days,” our source added.

So far, the only solution Etisalat is offering involves some basic battery maintenance. This means powering off your device, fully charging the battery, and powering on the device. In general, you should be draining the battery fully and charging fully at least once per month. There’s no word yet if another upgrade will be issued to solve the battery drainage.

Could this battery drainage have something to do with the strange “intercept” code found in the most recent update?

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  • http://www.paulwoods.ca/ Paul

    Is the update removable? If it’s just a program you must be able to delete it?

  • http://www.paulwoods.ca Paul

    Is the update removable? If it’s just a program you must be able to delete it?

  • Aws

    The following workaround used to overcome the battery life and excessive heating problem.

    1- Go to Options

    2- Select Advanced Options

    3- Select Applications

    4- Press the Menu button

    5- Under which select “Modules”

    6- Start typing the word Registration

    7- Once found press the Menu button again

    8- Under which select “Edit Permissions”

    9- Select all the three options and whatever under it to Deny, therefore you will end up with the following

    + Connection Deny

    + Interactions Deny

    + User Data. Deny

    10- Once done press the Menu button again.

    11- Select Save

    It is important to save the new settings. The blackberry may ask you to reboot to accept the changes made.

    The above workaround has solved problem for most of the Users, and I do not take any responsibility on my part. Plus you hav nothing to lose but gain a lot.

    Best Regards,

  • http://SolutiontoEtisalatnewPatch Aws

    The following workaround used to overcome the battery life and excessive heating problem.

    1- Go to Options

    2- Select Advanced Options

    3- Select Applications

    4- Press the Menu button

    5- Under which select “Modules”

    6- Start typing the word Registration

    7- Once found press the Menu button again

    8- Under which select “Edit Permissions”

    9- Select all the three options and whatever under it to Deny, therefore you will end up with the following

    + Connection Deny

    + Interactions Deny

    + User Data. Deny

    10- Once done press the Menu button again.

    11- Select Save

    It is important to save the new settings. The blackberry may ask you to reboot to accept the changes made.

    The above workaround has solved problem for most of the Users, and I do not take any responsibility on my part. Plus you hav nothing to lose but gain a lot.

    Best Regards,

  • jatin

    I have been noticing that etisalat is one of the most expensive blackberry service provider not only blackberry any kind of service provided by etislat is very expensive compared to other companies outside the UAE but still you can never be satisfied with their service ……

  • jatin

    I have been noticing that etisalat is one of the most expensive blackberry service provider not only blackberry any kind of service provided by etislat is very expensive compared to other companies outside the UAE but still you can never be satisfied with their service ……

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Adnan Baloch

    i have brought a blackberry phone from Dubai to pakistan…but now my pakistani sim is not working in it…previously there was a connection of etisalat.. how i use my Ufonepak in that mobile

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Adnan Baloch

    i have brought a blackberry phone from Dubai to pakistan…but now my pakistani sim is not working in it…previously there was a connection of etisalat.. how i use my Ufonepak in that mobile

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com Adnan Baloch

    i have brought a blackberry phone from Dubai to pakistan…but now my pakistani sim is not working in it…previously there was a connection of etisalat.. how i use my Ufonepak in that mobile