11-11-2013 09:36 PM
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  1. Paul Nicholas's Avatar
    Afternoon all,

    As my one year warranty is due to expire soon on my Lumia 920 I decided to take the plunge and unlock the developer mode and download GDR 3 onto my phone on Monday night.

    After a days use I was regretting it, when I was taking the phone off charge the battery was at around 80% and it was draining quickly down to around 30% by the end of the day with an average drain of 4 or 5% per hour. I was also getting other strange bugs and my phone was resetting.

    Last night I decided to wipe my data and restart the phone using the new GDR3 feature of restoring on WiFi and today the phone is performing back to my high expectations set by GDR2 and the Amber update. I've had 0 crashes, I took the phone off charge about 11 hours ago and I have 72% battery remaining. So back to 2% drain per hour.

    So if your having problems with your 920 and GDR 3 just do a clean start and she'll be working like a dream :)

    Hope this helps someone who had the same problems as me.
    10-19-2013 12:59 PM
  2. VineRider's Avatar
    What does restoring by WiFi do? Does it restore your apps and app settings? What about data (pictures documents etc)?
    10-19-2013 01:45 PM
  3. littlejay's Avatar
    I have the GDR2 update and get 8% drain an hour :/
    10-20-2013 08:28 AM
  4. Paul Nicholas's Avatar
    The restore by WiFi just means you can restore all your texts and settings over WiFi, before you had to use your mobile data to download it, which is a pain for us that aren't on unlimited internet plans as it can eat a lot.

    I don't know how you've got 8%, I've got the 2 apps everyone says drains their battery whatsapp and Skype. I let everything run in the background, the only battery saving measures I've got is turning Bluetooth and NFC off. This morning I took the phone off charger and I didn't touch my phone for an hour when I looked at the battery app it said 0%, I've never seen it say 0 before.
    The highest I've seen mine is 4% and that's if I'm streaming music on wifi or had the screen on a long time.
    10-20-2013 08:37 AM
  5. littlejay's Avatar
    The restore by WiFi just means you can restore all your texts and settings over WiFi, before you had to use your mobile data to download it, which is a pain for us that aren't on unlimited internet plans as it can eat a lot.

    I don't know how you've got 8%, I've got the 2 apps everyone says drains their battery whatsapp and Skype. I let everything run in the background, the only battery saving measures I've got is turning Bluetooth and NFC off. This morning I took the phone off charger and I didn't touch my phone for an hour when I looked at the battery app it said 0%, I've never seen it say 0 before.
    The highest I've seen mine is 4% and that's if I'm streaming music on wifi or had the screen on a long time.
    I don't have either of those apps and only the battery app in the background.
    10-20-2013 08:43 AM
  6. khader_moham's Avatar
    Sorry this isn't related, but how did you unlock your phone to developer mode.
    I have been trying to do that for ever
    10-20-2013 09:04 AM
  7. etad putta's Avatar
    Sorry this isn't related, but how did you unlock your phone to developer mode.
    I have been trying to do that for ever
    Get GDR3 today: Microsoft announces Windows Phone Preview for Developers | Windows Phone Central
    10-20-2013 09:30 AM
  8. cw1988's Avatar
    I know this post wont be 920 related but i put gdr3 on my 520 last night and have zero issues. My battery is better, my other storage is better as well.
    I did a hard reset after i installed gdr3 and started from scratch instead of using a backup then updated all the system tools and its perfect.
    10-20-2013 09:56 AM
  9. Qtweeder's Avatar
    after gdr3 update on my 920 battery life was quite bad for a few days, but had just (after 3 days) gone absolutely rock solid, its like 92% after 8 hours of use from full charge!! i have a feeling if you had just waited a few days it would have ended up the same as you did after the wipe, in other words i am not convinced a wipe was required
    10-20-2013 12:06 PM
  10. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    after gdr3 update on my 920 battery life was quite bad for a few days, but had just (after 3 days) gone absolutely rock solid, its like 92% after 8 hours of use from full charge!! i have a feeling if you had just waited a few days it would have ended up the same as you did after the wipe, in other words i am not convinced a wipe was required
    It is a pain having to restore a phone after a factory reset but it is usually worth the effort if problems arise after an update.
    I factory reset my 920 after I updated it to Amber and it's running really well. It has also fixed the "Others" storage problem. Previously the folder would take 2.5 - 3 GB of space but now it hovers around the 500 MB region.

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    10-20-2013 12:32 PM
  11. Amritash Pathania's Avatar
    i have a lumia 720 ,i updated to gdr3 , i found no issuses. battery life is same as it was in amber.phone become little fast though .
    10-20-2013 12:35 PM
  12. Paul Nicholas's Avatar
    after gdr3 update on my 920 battery life was quite bad for a few days, but had just (after 3 days) gone absolutely rock solid, its like 92% after 8 hours of use from full charge!! i have a feeling if you had just waited a few days it would have ended up the same as you did after the wipe, in other words i am not convinced a wipe was required
    Well I'd waited 4 days and I was getting random reboots, but it's all sorted now and everything is playing well with eachother. Roll on the Bittersweet update details now on Tuesday :) I'm hoping it's done in the same way as this update and bypassing my terrible mobile phone company. Keyword = Hoping
    10-20-2013 01:17 PM
  13. Qtweeder's Avatar
    whats this about tuesday and bittersweet?

    Roll on the Bittersweet update details now on Tuesday :) I'm hoping it's done in the same way as this update and bypassing my terrible mobile phone company. Keyword = Hoping
    10-20-2013 01:52 PM
  14. paulxxwall's Avatar
    Any one on att with l920 having issues? Haven't seen or heard if any one with 920 on att has any issues with gdr3?
    10-20-2013 02:05 PM
  15. Paul Nicholas's Avatar
    It's Nokia world on Tuesday so we can see the Lumia 1520 which will be running bittersweet so we'll get the full rundown on that update.

    So far I've seen 2 things
    1) Glance screen having notifications (so glance is finally useful)
    2) Nokia pro and smart cam becoming one app that can do everything
    10-20-2013 02:10 PM
  16. etad putta's Avatar
    Any one on att with l920 having issues? Haven't seen or heard if any one with 920 on att has any issues with gdr3?
    Working good for me.
    10-20-2013 04:31 PM
  17. Mantraxalos's Avatar
    Working good for me.
    Same with me
    10-20-2013 04:42 PM
  18. Lenin17301's Avatar
    I haven't been able to charge my Lumia 920 or to use it as an USB drive as usual since the GD3 update, any idea what's wrong and how to fix it?
    10-20-2013 04:54 PM
  19. realwarder's Avatar
    Better than gdr2. First that makes it over 24 hours
    10-20-2013 09:01 PM
  20. paulxxwall's Avatar
    Downloaded gdr3 Bing search has a bit of next page showing is this normal ? Other than that all good so far
    10-20-2013 09:10 PM
  21. migueli2's Avatar
    A thing that I just found out, and its huge to me cause its so useful: if you select some text over a document or browser or whatever and then press search key it will just take you to Bing search with the selected text!
    Qtweeder likes this.
    10-20-2013 09:21 PM
  22. kwambe5's Avatar
    I was having the same drain problems on my ATT 920 with GDR3 and simply soft reset it and my drain went away. I have not had any problems with it since!
    10-20-2013 11:17 PM
  23. paulxxwall's Avatar
    Facebook having issues updating and app pages show a bit of next page on the right any one else?
    10-21-2013 07:34 AM
  24. Ssrki's Avatar
    Same with me
    for me too, working good now for about 5 days ago, battery life better then on gdr2
    10-21-2013 11:05 AM
  25. Mos Sincere's Avatar
    The restore by WiFi just means you can restore all your texts and settings over WiFi, before you had to use your mobile data to download it, which is a pain for us that aren't on unlimited internet plans as it can eat a lot.

    I don't know how you've got 8%, I've got the 2 apps everyone says drains their battery whatsapp and Skype. I let everything run in the background, the only battery saving measures I've got is turning Bluetooth and NFC off. This morning I took the phone off charger and I didn't touch my phone for an hour when I looked at the battery app it said 0%, I've never seen it say 0 before.
    The highest I've seen mine is 4% and that's if I'm streaming music on wifi or had the screen on a long time.
    When you did the restore did you get everything back to how it was before? Including you whatsapp messages, emails sets up and start screen? If so I may have to do, I've managed my drainage down to 8-9% if I literally don't touch the phone but other than that I'm getting 14-20% if I am using just slightly, 25% if I'm looking through things like 6tag.
    10-21-2013 03:24 PM
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