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Old 05-06-2007, 03:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got my Blackberry 8100 a couple of days ago and so far I'm glad I got it in place of my MDA. I have T-Mobile service and so far everything is working okay.

However, I've noticed that the device can sometimes be *very* slow when trying to access any folders on it (for example, the pictures folder). I've sat there for up to 2 minutes waiting for the device to open up the folder which it finally does.

Something else I noticed tonight while sitting at work that the free memory on the device seems to drop quite low even while it is just sitting there.

Would flashing it with a newer firmware fix this issue or should I just live with it? I'm okay with it as is, just curious if these issues are something that could be fixed. I'm hesitant to flash a non-official firmware (i.e., not from T-Mobile) since then I don't know what else might not work correctly on the device.

Any suggestions welcome. Thanks!

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Old 05-06-2007, 03:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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As far as the memory leak is concerned, Its a known issue with the pearl and the 8800... and Im unaware of any fix. A soft reset will free up the lost memory. In fact if the memory gets to low it will start deleting your messages and call log. Having a SD card doesnt help, since the os doesnt use this except for media.

Theres a nice soft reset app you can find a link to in this forum. Allows you to reset without pulling the battery. Do that every few days and you should be ok, hopefully bb will address this issue.
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The Soft reset icon should be installed on your main screen. Likewise, search this forum for a good list of tips to free memory on your 8100. Search for user "bobross" and you'll find the post to read, dated within the last couple of months (I am mobile just now or I would post a link)
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Thank you for the replies. I will check that app out.

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