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Old 06-18-2009, 05:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the most stable OS for the 8900 at this time?

I currently have .109 and my carrier says their latest is .176.

I have programs like Viigo, MyCaption, Slacker, TeleNav, Xenozu.

I have a Media Card, I will take out first, and have backed up to my laptop.

Original theme that came with phone.

What can I expect on losing any of these and my home screen being rearranged. Any problem with calendar and email accounts.

My main reason for upgrading is I have some audio skipping on either Slacker or converted DVDs from my Media Card to Bluetooth Headphones. Have heard the older OS's on the 8900 have had these issues.




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When I upgraded from .114 to .206 the only thing that changed is my home screen arrangement. That always happens to me, so if there is a way to stop that, let me know.

When I upgraded from .206 to .250 my home screen got rearranged and I had to setup a couple applications. I didn't lose any applications and CropIt, which didn't work on .206 now works on .250.

I haven't had any issues so far with .250, been running for about a 5-7 days. My battery life has been better on .250.

Side note: I updated the firmware on my wireless router (netgear) b/c I was having issues with wifi connection to the BB. No more issues.

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Thanks Gonuts31,

Any audio issues improved?




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I was having problems with .206 very sluggish after a while and upgraded to .231 and had it for a couple of days and it worked flawless.

Just upgraded to .250 today with no problems - keeping fingers crossed.
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Thanks Gonuts31,

Any audio issues improved?

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Not that I noticed. I went from the 8100 to the 8900 so everything has been improved.
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When you say .250 you are talking about OS Version .378, right.

Any of you listen to Slacker or converted dvd's with that version. Still playing with audio settings for the conversion but no 100% fix yet.




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No, the OS version is .250.
This is how you refer to an OS version.
.378 is the PACKAGE version.
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Hmm I'm still using .114, not sure if it's worth upgrading. I'm sure T-Mobile has it's reasons for not offering higher versions. I wonder why they don't support .250.
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THe latest official bold version is .282. T-mobile UK are still on .216!
T-mobile are just slow, like they were with the Nokia N95 updates, and re-branding one of their updates so you couldn't update to the latest.
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