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Old 07-02-2008, 09:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Here is a question for you berry flashers...

Does anyone feel that there is a performance difference when you do either of the following. Assume in both scenarios it is the same OS.

Clean install: Install a new OS, customize it again via the menus and do NOT restore settings from the previously installed os

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Install and Restore: Install a new OS and allow the apploader to restore from backup all your settings and whatnot.


I am a sysadmin and I (when dealing with Windoez (sic)) ALWAYS believe in a clean install vs the system restore, etc.

Thanks for your input in advance!
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You do gain some small additional memory from a clean install, vs. a restore. Not much.

If you want it cleaner, wipe, then install the OS, and install third party apps and settings fresh from new downloads.

For performance, I don't think it really makes a difference--I have not noticed a significant performance difference, and I have done it all three ways.
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Thanks Sanders,

What exactly is the recommended wipe method?

Thank you!
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Excuse me, i think i confused myself (happens alot).

Is that the procedure where you type "Blackberry" to format the device?
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How to wipe the OS from a BlackBerry device? - BlackBerryFAQ - Wipes data from the device (and third party apps in the newer OS)

Welcome to the forums. BlackBerry FAQ - BlackBerryFAQ is a fantastic resource in addition to this site.

Also you can use JL commander (How do I wipe the BlackBerry using Jl Cmder? - BlackBerryFAQ) to wipe everything from the device period.

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Yes ^^ what saith the Sith.
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Yes ^^ what saith the Sith.
i thought post whoring was against the rules? but then again you're one of those guys who thinks hes cooler cuz of his amazingggg post count!!! you guys really need a life
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Old 07-03-2008, 10:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
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i thought post whoring was against the rules? but then again you're one of those guys who thinks hes cooler cuz of his amazingggg post count!!! you guys really need a life
EWwww, someone's tail feathers' have been ruffled?

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is that what you hicks call it out in alabama? Did you hear about that new law they passed? When a couple gets divorced, they're still brother and sister.
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Curveme, your posts really do not add at all to this forum. In fact quite the opposite. Shape up or ship out.
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i thought post whoring was against the rules? but then again you're one of those guys who thinks hes cooler cuz of his amazingggg post count!!! you guys really need a life
How was his post "whoring"? He was just reiterating the answer to the OP's question (which was on topic unlike your post).

This comment was way out of line!
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is that what you hicks call it out in alabama? Did you hear about that new law they passed? When a couple gets divorced, they're still brother and sister.
Dang, I saw that too.

But at least they didn't include your livestock in the new law, my goats would have been pissed!
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I found that wiping the device clean helped by freeing some memory when a upgraded from beta .42 to .46

I did restore certain aspects of the device such as messages, and contacts.
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