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Old 01-16-2011, 05:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Default Re: 9700 OS - Help Choose Please. 979 or 1014

Originally Posted by somerandomguy View Post
EDIT: saw your most recent post. my advice, if you really want to nail this thing down, is to either downgrade to a point in time where this wasnt happening OR keep what you have now and record what apps you're using and when. then compare to your bill and try to match up a time to an activity.


Personally, i always upgrade to the newest software (as it usually introduces better bat life / mem usage / speed / etc)

However, i always keep my previous 2 OS installs ready for restore should i need them.

It doesn't happen often, but there were a few versions of the 5.0 OS for the 9700 and 8900 that were absolute GARBAGE. even with hybrids, they were still crap. i would upgrade, run them for about 2 days and then downgrade back to the rock solid .624 build.

I say upgrade, but keep your backups nearby, else you will have to reinstall *everything* again.

Also, there are a ton of tutorials out there that show how to strip things out of a BB install. Basically all you need to do is delete / move the files you dont want installed.

I do this before i load up any OS, and i always have a smaller OS footprint because i strip out all the crap / un needed languages / games / apps / things RIM / the carriers put in.

hmm .. well the one way i know IM is not using more data is because the IM works only with the BIS APN and that is free unlimited.. whether IMs or Emails use a total of 1 MB in a month or 1GB or more...

hmmm.. i think i will stick to .1014. How to delete unnecessary files / rip the OS of the unwanted stuff? where do i find such a tutorial specific for 9700? is it there in this forum? is it advisable for a newbie like me?

what can be possibly removed? how? sorry if i sound dumb bbut i really don't know how to do that... if i know which files to take off exactly from the JAVA folder before running the loader.exe, i would do it. Else it would make more mess... lol
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