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Old 08-17-2011, 02:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
Jack T. Chance
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Question BB OS Version 5.0.0.586 vs. 5.0.0.714... thoughts/comparisons?

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So, after nearly a year of using OS 5.0.0.714 on my T-Mobile BlackBerry 9700 (it's the version that came pre-installed on my phone) and growing increasingly dissatisfied with its various glitches (most notably that I get the "spinning clock face"/"hourglass" in the middle of the screen, indicating 100% CPU load/lock-up WAY too often and for way too long, plus it randomly locks me out of text messaging conversations, refusing to open the new message so I can read it) I finally stopped putting it off yesterday, and upgraded to T-Mobile's official release of OS 6.0 for the 9700. HATED IT! Too much of a memory hog, and it refused to let me use my custom MP3 ringtones that I've used not only with the 9700 on OS 5.0, but also with my 8900 Curve before it, and on my 8700g before that!

So, I rolled back to 5.0.0.714 last night, hoping that maybe the fresh install would solve the glitches... but it didn't. Same problems were right back. So, I've now taken the option of rolling my install back even FURTHER, to OS 5.0.0.586, which I've never used before! But I figure maybe it might be more stable, so its worth a shot.

So, umm... those of you that have used both, what are your thoughts on OS 5.0.0.586 versus 5.0.0.714? Which worked better for you? What kind of glitches did you experience with each?

Any feedback here would be helpful. And in case any of you are wondering, my preference has been to stick with the official OS releases put out through T-Mobile, as I have had nothing but bad experiences every time I've tried installing a non T-Mobile OS release.
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