to anyone who has went to iOS 5 (beta) and back.. i am curious if, when you went to 5, you restored from a backup or as new device...
i can tell you first handed that i have restored as new with minimal issues to follow. i personally think that due to the beta iTunes being a beta itself has caused issues as well, and here is why. since beta 2 i have restored as new 3 times just prove my theory. the first time was to see if it would eliminate safari from constantly running even though the page appeared to be loaded - fixed. the second time was to see if it would correct an issue with me no longer having the double vibrate when receiving an SMS - fixed. the 3rd and last time was to see if it would improve my battery life. not that it was horrible, but just wanted to see - seems the same. however i am now consistently getting around 6 hours usage and 16-18 hours standby. which is not bad considering all things
moral of my story is; restore as new and maybe even a couple of times
i have been Pure for a little over a week now. yes i have thought a couple of times of going back to 4.3.3 and jailbreaking (AGAIN) but even up until the release of iOS 5 b1 i was only jailbreaking for minimal reasons. so i feel it was time for something new and different. i guess in a way 4.3.3, to me, was getting old and iOS 5 (beta) was a nice change up. of course it comes with a price, no decent jailbreak method (obviously), some apps not working and minimal bugs but i am fine with that. it's not forever