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Old 03-21-2009, 12:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just wondering if and how often you guys do battery pull? (not couting those that is "required", like apps require restart etc). For my 8800, I seldom do that. For my 8900, I also don't do it often.. but I am wondering if I should and maybe it will "clean up" things and not drain battery that much? (I did have the latest OS 174 and turn off GPS, and auto-shutoff at night)..
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Doing it periodically can't hurt. I do it every couple weeks or so, to optimize my free memory.

I don't think there is a pat "right" answer here. It depends on the device, the OS, and the number of apps you run on a daily basis.

If you find you have to do it daily just to keep some memory free, it may be indicitive of an issue (usually too much "onboard"-apps, media, old e-mails, etc.)
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I battery pull as I feel I need to!
I check my device memory periodically when memory reaches a certain level I pull the battery

I have a couple apps that I love that seem to eat up memory:(
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Whenever it seems to need it! But at least once a month just to clean things up a bit.
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When I was using my 8320, I would do a battery pull every 2-3 days. With my 8900, I have to think about doing it since it rarely has problems. I'd day I do a battery pull every couple of weeks...maybe.
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I've never done it! Prefer to do the "control-alt-del" method!
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About every week or two. 8900 does not require a lot of battery pulls. It is nice.
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I've done about 4 today, and three yesterday. I can't count Thursday because I was installing and upgrading and those require resets. Now I'm getting concerned.
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I use QuickPull:

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that is a free app that you can schedule to do a soft reset everyday if needed. I was told by a T-Mobile tech that you should do a soft reset everyday to clear memory, etc.

So far the app works great and doesn't take up a lot of memory.
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it is now a habit for me to pull out the battery because i have spare battery love it though, frees up quite much memory even though javelin has 256 megs of memory
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I do it daily, just to clean up memory. I want to keep my berry running smoothly.
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i never do it. If I have to, I do the alt-shift-del. Will try the app posted above......
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i found softreset at geek and proud.net - BlackBerry Software its not a scheduled reset you do it when you think you need it its a little bit easyer then pulling the battery and it free.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wobly View Post
When I was using my 8320, I would do a battery pull every 2-3 days. With my 8900, I have to think about doing it since it rarely has problems. I'd day I do a battery pull every couple of weeks...maybe.
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yes alt-shift-del would be the best solution, rather than pull battery out.
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Just a quick one
I read this thread on Tuesday and downloaded Quickpull and installed it planning to use it daily on a shedule. After I installed it I decided to use it there and then to simulate a battery pull and forgot I had my 3rd party theme active!

Result Dead BB and an evening downloading and installing a new OS. Despite being a newb, I wasn't as worried as I would have been if I'd not already been scouring this forum. So hats off to the good guys
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Just a quick one
I read this thread on Tuesday and downloaded Quickpull and installed it planning to use it daily on a shedule. After I installed it I decided to use it there and then to simulate a battery pull and forgot I had my 3rd party theme active!

Result Dead BB and an evening downloading and installing a new OS. Despite being a newb, I wasn't as worried as I would have been if I'd not already been scouring this forum. So hats off to the good guys
I had the exact same problem with the wife's 8220. Thank god I read these forums as I had a pretty good idea on what to do. Just frustrating that it took me 2 days of work to get it back working for her. She almost gave up using Blackberry and going back to her RAZR.
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Never had to pull the battery out on the 8900. Had it for about 6 weeks now. Had to do it for the Storm quite frequently...
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:01 AM   #20 (permalink)
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not starting new thread with same basic topic so ill ask here. i have 113542413 bytes free. what should be the norm. and at what point do you all do a pull.

i know 256mb = 268435456 bytes so i have roughly 46% free is it time
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