View Full Version : 8700g Slow Operating System

05-22-2009, 09:54 AM
Hi everyone, this is my first post here, but I've been reading here for a while. I was having issues with my 8700g randomly rebooting quite often, so I upgraded the software to The rebooting problem seems to have mostly disappeared. Now the phone gets very slow. If I pull the battery, the phone works great at first but after sending a few messages it gets incredibly slow, to the point that it's unusable until a reboot is performed. I do not have a data plan and only use the phone for calls, SMS, and calendar. It even does this when the message folder is empty. I do not have any extra applications on the phone, and only one extra ring tone. Can someone please help me out?

05-22-2009, 09:58 AM
Hi - please look in Options / Status and see how much free space you have. It sounds like your BB is running VERY low on free memory.

05-22-2009, 09:59 AM
Welcome to the forums.

What is your file free (Options > status)?

What programs do you have running in the background (Alt + Escape [back key])?

05-22-2009, 10:34 AM
The Alt+escape isn't working for me. It just brings up a few icons that I can choose between. I will wait till the phone slows down to post the file free status.

05-22-2009, 10:35 AM
Then alt+escape is working. It shows you the applications that are open.

Post free file space now - not when it slows down. It is low already.

05-22-2009, 10:40 AM
File Free space is 36532032 bytes.
Phone, browser, home screen, blackberry messenger, and messages are running. I don't even need browser and messenger at all

05-22-2009, 10:42 AM
Unfortunately those are always active and can't be shut down.
Well, 36mb free is fine. Unless there is an application with a massive memory leak, it has to be something else.

05-22-2009, 10:44 AM
It is going really slow right now as we speak. Any action I make takes about 4 seconds for the b-berry to respond.

05-22-2009, 10:46 AM
Check free space again...
36mb is more than enough.

05-22-2009, 10:58 AM
Still at 36mb, but def. slow.

05-22-2009, 10:59 AM
Would a wipe possibly help? I kinda wonder if this is still related to the initial re-booting issue I had.

05-22-2009, 11:10 AM
Sure - back it up first, then follow the steps to use JL_CMDER to wipe it out and then install the latest handheld OS for the 8700.

05-22-2009, 01:35 PM
After doing the wipe, everything seems to be working good for now. It's been about an hr since I loaded the OS.

05-22-2009, 01:43 PM

05-22-2009, 01:53 PM
Thanks, NJ..... You helped a lot

05-26-2009, 06:53 AM
as i know, OS 4.5 is slower than OS 4.2

05-26-2009, 07:15 AM
The issue has re-appeared over the weekend. 4.5 doesn't add any benefits for what I do, what is the fastest most stable OS for phone, SMS, and calendar?