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Old 01-22-2008, 08:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've read the hugh thread on os 184, bottom line what's the pros and cons of upgrading from 180 to 184?

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Old 01-22-2008, 09:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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when you're talking OS upgrades, are you referencing 4.2.2.184, or something more specific to your provider upgrades? I'm sorry if I seem confused, but the reference numbers don't appear to be device upgrades....

IMO, you should always upgrade your OS unless you are on a network that is not compatible, or does not allow newer OS's to be attached. Newer OS's generally fix memory leaks, device issues, and software updates...

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Old 01-22-2008, 10:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ahidalgo, you need to make your own decision based on what you need.

1, assuming you mean the 8320 which is listed in your profile. If your 8320 is working fine, no issues, I don't know that you need to upgrade the OS.

If you read through this thread:
http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...e-telecom.html

you will see user comments, bug fixed, bugs new, and decide if it will be an improvement to what you are running now.

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Old 01-22-2008, 10:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I am not a techie but I would not call myself a newbie either. I upgraded to 184 as soon as it became available, it did no harm but I did not notice any significant improvement, my BB could have lived without this upgrade. I couldn't because of my OCD and need to have the latest upgrade at all times.
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Thanks, yes I meant the os.

I have problems calls when I am on wi-fi, then move out of wi-fi range and switch to EDGE.
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What kind of problems? Can you be more specific?
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I am not a techie but I would not call myself a newbie either. I upgraded to 184 as soon as it became available, it did no harm but I did not notice any significant improvement, my BB could have lived without this upgrade. I couldn't because of my OCD and need to have the latest upgrade at all times.
The reason for 98% of the OS upgrades.
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I drop calls when I move out of wi-fi to EDGE.
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.184 seemed to be a very incremental change from .180, at least cosmetically. Although I'm not sure if .180 had Chinese language capability.

It did improve my UMA. When the phone would wake up in the morning on .180, I would sometimes have to turn the wifi off then on again to get it to connect. Now it'll do that automatically. That's the only difference I can identify, but it seems to have improved the UMA experience overall.
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I have stayed at .180 because there is little difference between it and .184. I plan on upgrading with whatever is released next.
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I drop calls when I move out of wi-fi to EDGE.
The update to .184 should fix that issue, it resolved my issue of the same problem you are having
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The update to .184 should fix that issue, it resolved my issue of the same problem you are having
Can one of you guys with .184 help compare -- on .180 the 'WLAN Version" is 2.1.0.29 (Options -> About, scroll down a tad). What's the version number on OS .184?

There's no Multi-Lang release of .184 yet, I want my Spanish so no upgrade here but I have WLAN connection problems; just curious if there's been a version bump in that component.
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4.2.2.184 = Wlan 2.1.0.34
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4.2.2.184 = Wlan 2.1.0.34
Thanks. Yeah, that's a healthy bump in version number, so it stands to reason the fixes involved. I wonder if we could install only that WLAN cod (if it's separate?) or something...
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Old 01-22-2008, 03:09 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I don't remember just what was improved as I've been on 184 for so long now. However, I do seem to remember that UMA worked a little better on it.
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but i thought tmo os only have uma support
i know cingular has a wifi curve but you cant talk over wifi with it
cause i have .184 nad my uma sucks
im gonna go back to .180 and see if thats better
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The OS has nothing to do with UMA. Many people feel that 184 is more stable than 180 with UMA. UMA is the network and the device. Not the OS.
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.184 is a pretty good OS for the TMo 8320 and UMA, in my experience.
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