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Old 01-17-2009, 10:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've got a Rogers 9000 running .162, and I find both the responsiveness and battery life to be decent.

I'm wondering if there're any newer OS's that improve either of the above, or that maintain the same levels on both factors above while improving or adding new features in other areas. I've browsed through a few of the OS threads on here and haven't heard much with regard to the benefits of anything past .162.

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Old 01-17-2009, 11:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I am sure someone with more knowledge will post but at the top of this forum in the sticky, there is the latest operating system (official) so I would probably best go with that. I am using .216 and have no problems at all. Battery life is improved too.
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Id also like to know. Gonna upgrade to .190 and see.
I have no real problems with .162, but who knows what you might find usefull till you do it.
Any feedback would be welcome.

*EDIT*
Just upgraded to .190, have to try it to see improvements, but happily it all went well. *phew*
May upgrade to .216 soon.
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Id also like to know. Gonna upgrade to .190 and see.
I have no real problems with .162, but who knows what you might find usefull till you do it.
Any feedback would be welcome.

*EDIT*
Just upgraded to .190, have to try it to see improvements, but happily it all went well. *phew*
May upgrade to .216 soon.
What made you try .190 instead of going straight to .216?
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Because it would seem that people have had more problems with .216 than .190.
Also its the best mid-point between what I was on and .216 so if I have problems with 216 its easier to downgrade to 190
If I know it works fine.
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Any improvements with 190 in terms of responsiveness?

After posting today I realized what I'd really like is to have the browser be optimized... Some webpages with extensive tables or stylesheets can really make this thing hang up, and if I try to do too much before it finishes rendering then it'll often give me a "failed to render page properly" error.
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IMHO, if the device is working as advertised and you have no issues with it, why take the chance and try to fix what isn't broken? You can screw it up and turn it into a brick, although that is unlikely, it can and does happen.
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If you do not mind voiding warranty, I'd go to either 214, 216 or 219. Of course I do not know if 224 or 225 are out in the wild yet and if yes what their highlights are. I am running 219 and it's very stable so far. In fact the the 3G dropped call issue seems to have gone away too.
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Well, I left my phone on all night last night, and my battery didnt go down at all. which is a) a little strange, but b) good, cause .190 seems to have improved it.
Also, trying to get on here, with my bold on GPRS was unbelievably slow before, but actaully seems a little faster now.

So, upgrading to an OS that isnt from your carrier, voids your warrenty?
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