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Old 04-10-2009, 06:10 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Installed it and so far OK. Battery life seems OK.
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:46 PM   #42 (permalink)
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just going back a bit, the software isn't necessarily controlled by RIM but by the carriers themselves. That's why your Orange BB won't update to a TMO software release unless you "hack" it by deleting the vendor.xml file.
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Old 04-10-2009, 10:38 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Here are some fairly straightforward questions;

1. WHY do I have to come on to a Forum to find out how to upgrade my phone?
2. WHY doesn't the stupid thing just upgrade automatically?
3. WHY is the process so needlessly complicated?
4. WHY did my phone get a 'Fatal Error' when I tried to upgrade through the Desktop Software?
5. WHY is this possibly the worst customer support I have ever come across?
6. WHY should I not throw the bloody phone straight out of the window and go and get myself an i-phone?

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1. You dont have to, if you wait for the official release, then you wont have to do much.
2. Because most people will probably NOT care about the updates.
3. Is it really? I beg to differ. Once the new os is installed, the DM pretty much does it for you.
4. Possibly because of the browser cache. Try clearing it.
5. This? You mean your carrier???
6. iPhone is OK as a toy. So, if you want a toy, go right ahead.


Yours truthfully....
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Old 04-10-2009, 10:41 PM   #44 (permalink)
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6. WHY should I not throw the bloody phone straight out of the window and go and get myself an i-phone?

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Let me know when and where you actually plan to throw the BB straight out of the window.. I will try to catch and save it's life and then give it to someone for using.
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Old 04-10-2009, 11:00 PM   #45 (permalink)
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downloaded and installed, all ok for now...
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Old 04-11-2009, 06:39 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Soylent Green View Post
Here are some fairly straightforward questions;

1. WHY do I have to come on to a Forum to find out how to upgrade my phone?
2. WHY doesn't the stupid thing just upgrade automatically?
3. WHY is the process so needlessly complicated?
4. WHY did my phone get a 'Fatal Error' when I tried to upgrade through the Desktop Software?
1) Because your carrier probably does not have the latest OS because they are lazy ass bums.
2) See above.
3) See above. It's related to it.
4) No clue, sorry bud.

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Battery life is rock solid on this one. I had .199 before this and it sucked for battery life. I dont think i will upgrade again until there is an official Rogers release.
GOOD LUCK with the waiting, I think they're still on like .96 or something, haven't bothered checking for updates with Rogers. Seriosuly though, I feel really sorry for all the non-techies that don't knwo aobut new OSes.
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:28 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Official releases by one's own carrier are clearly no more or less good/stable/bugfree/whatnot than official releases by any other carrier. I'm not too sure why people would discriminate. Before this release if I had waited for official releases, I'd be charging my battery about every 4 hours (not strictly true).

It would be nice if the carriers sent out a notification when they make new official releases, though. It seems only techy types update ANY phone firmware (except for the iPhone, which is very easy to update/be notified of updates (I have an iPod touch))
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Old 04-11-2009, 11:23 AM   #48 (permalink)
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I am finding that the battery life like .199 is not as good as .176, and possible even worse than .199 for me anyway. It depends on what I am doing, though. I need to give it a shot with just normal usage.
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Old 04-11-2009, 11:41 AM   #49 (permalink)
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Could you explain this a little more in detail? I'm deleting the [CICAL] service books? i'm not exactly sure what u mean?
yes, each calender entry is associated with an email address. with the upgrade sometimes they get shifted. delete the CICAL for all the accounts you don't want to use with the calender. this forces all entries to the one account and that account becomes the default.
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Old 04-11-2009, 12:38 PM   #50 (permalink)
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I'm also having issues with battery life. Went from 90% to 20% overnight. I didn't have this problem with 199 or prior OSs
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I just did the upgrade. All apps are working fine, calender is good, and everything is running smoothly!

I am noticing that it is quicker and "snappier" than 114. I have no idea about the battery yet, but if I see anything detrimental, I will post it.
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I have been running this OS for a few days now and after a full day of use 12hrs. With 7 phone calls, 50 texts, about 20mins of web and 15mins of mp3 playing. Ive got 90%. Runs rock solid. Havent had a single issue with it yet.
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Working well for me so far!
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The process takes about 45 minutes to an hour depending on how much data you have to backup and restore during the process. Once it's done loading the new OS it will reboot (it may do this twice during the entire process.) You will see a white screen with an hourglass for up to 20 minutes at a time while the DM says "waiting for initialization."
I decided not to reinstall any data since all my pertinent contact/mail info is on the server. The install took 5 minutes. The boot took another 3. Now I'm going through enterprise activation. This is easily the fastest upgrade I've ever done, and I've been through it loads of times with the 8700 and 8320.
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Old 04-12-2009, 06:23 AM   #55 (permalink)
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For some reason, I stole the CJK.alx and Java folder files for East Asian languages from the .199 update and then added them into the 206 install.. but it doesn't work.. anyone else find this?
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I am going to stick with this for a while. Everything seems to work the way it is supposed to. I tried OS 5.0 (app version 5.0.0.83) and liked the first impressions, then I started finding my SMS app gone, couldn't receive SMS messages, random error messages when un-holstering, call log not updating. There were more problems, definitely an early version.

4.6.1.317 is definitely staying on my 8900 for now.
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More accurately, the OS is 4.6.1.206
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:09 AM   #58 (permalink)
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I've followed the instructions on the download page and deleted the Vendor XML file. I don't see a file that says Loader.exe and it'll show on my Desktop Manager, but won't actually load onto my phone. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:11 AM   #59 (permalink)
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Loader.exe is located in the same place as vendor.xml. If your computer is set to hide known file extensions then it may just say "Loader"

I notice that your profile says 8320. Are you trying to load this to an 8900?
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I had to update my profile, I do have an 8900. Would this loader file be also called the Application loader?
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