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Old 02-02-2009, 02:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm an old time BlackBerry user, and I picked up a Bold yesterday to try out to possibly replace my 8800.

So far so good after configuring font size, changing devices on my e-mail account, and a bunch of other things.

This Bold has AT&T's 4.6.0.167 OS. What would be the advantages of going to 4.6.0.124? I used to keep the 8800 current on releases, but wasn't always certain I really gained anything until the 4.5 was released.

I poked around here and did some searching, but I still don't know if the OS upgrade has distinct advantages.

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Old 02-02-2009, 03:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Actually .124 is a downgrade from what you have. The latest official release can be found here:

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ilanguage.html
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Actually .124 is a downgrade from what you have. The latest official release can be found here:

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ilanguage.html
I transposed. It should read .214

Is there much to be gained by going with a newer OS release?
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Usually it corrects issues like memory leaks, battery drainage, etc.. I like to stay current with all of the bug fixes.
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My personal opinion (and I have been flamed for it before) is as long as what you have works and there are no problems there is no real reason to update to a minor upgrade. No need risking something going wrong and turning your device into a brick.

I am still running 4.2 on my 8800! It works for me the way I want it and see no real need to upgrade.
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I agree with Dubdub. I stick with what works. I have used all of the "leaked" OS builds and I continue to go back to 4.6.0.210. It has been the best for me.
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I agree. Find one that works. For me .167 was having problems with maintaining a 3g signal. I am running .216 with no problems, better 3g, slightly improved battery, and seems snappier. One downfall (for some) Windows Live Search does not work.
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My personal opinion (and I have been flamed for it before) is as long as what you have works and there are no problems there is no real reason to update to a minor upgrade. No need risking something going wrong and turning your device into a brick.

I am still running 4.2 on my 8800! It works for me the way I want it and see no real need to upgrade.
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It depends. Different versions have better things(more/better memory management,battery life) some suffer from quarks.

.216 gps is having issues
.210 issues with media player and corded head phones w/the vol resetting. Sometimes the wifi doesn't work or is low.

I use .190 (used corded headphones. .190 has a thumbnail issue for images on device memory but it has far better acquisition of gps(75%) improvement at least over the .167 the wifi is a tad slower synching to rims compared to .167 but I find it also detects 3G faster coming out of a dead zone and in my iffy reception home, I get 3G more consistently then .167 but it does have an annoying memory leak...I usually battery pull 2-4 times per day but I only have 21 megs free on boot(power user I guess)

The issues with gps are preventing me from upgrading as is the media bug but once they get visual voice mail working I'm going!!

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I decided to try .216, and had no problem installing it. I did not see the post just before this one re: GPS issues until just now, so I'll see what happens in the morning when I test GPS and Telenav out on my drive to work, and no, I don't need Telenav to find my office.

Thanks for everyone's input.

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The GPS and Telenav seemed fine on .216 this AM. What problems have people been experiencing?

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Google maps is not getting a lock on GPS on .216 for me. It only gives me an estimated radius. Is this pretty much the way it's going to be?
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mine takes a while to a GPS on google maps, but it does eventually home in. works better near a window (if in doors)
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AmAze also gave me a connection error as well. .216 has been great so far, but without GPS, there's no way I can stay on it. I'm holding off on reactivating my BES until I can find a solid build, so it needs to be found soon, lol.
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I pulled the battery and re-started Google maps, it seems to work well now, however AmaZe is still non-functional. Oh well, google maps is good enough for me, I have a GPS in my car.
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