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Old 04-06-2009, 03:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, i am currently running V4.6.0.216 Platform 4.0.0.183 on BB t-mobile uk. I see there are a lot of different OS versions out there! can some one tell me or point me to a latest version for my BB or does it not matter if i use any operator OS. Also what benefits will i get if i upgrade the OS. Im new to the BB and getting a bit confused with all these versions of OS.


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Here are a couple of links that will help you determine the latest versions, and their benefits:

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This is the latest official release for your device:
http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ilanguage.html

You can use any carrier's 9000 release. Read the thread for other users thoughts on the OS.

If you're not having any issues with your device, there's no need for you to upgrade.
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thanks a lot for the quick reply i will check these out.
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hi, the only real problem im having is application memory, would a os update fix this?


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hi, the only real problem im having is application memory, would a os update fix this?


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depends on how you run apps
if you have a lot, app memory would be low.
but if you have a few, and remember to close the apps, instead of having them run in the background.
clean browser cache, outboxes and inboxes or messages you dont need.
pull the battery at least once a week to free up memory.

I am on t-mob official .216 with only facebook, google maps, bb app world, twitterberry and peekawho trial installed and i have 46 MB free.
BUT i have removed BB maps, bb messenger, tasks, memopad, all extra languages and brick breaker game, which also help with my memory, as they arent there.
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Hi. i have only downloaded msn messenger. i close the apps, instead of having them run in the background. clean browser cache, outboxes and inboxes and messages i dont need, i also pull the battery every now and again. I only ever seem to get about 49mg so i dont really want to download stuff if it is going to slow my BB down even more. Do you think i should do this OS upgrade? how easy is it to go back to the earlier version if the newer one isn't so good?

i have a mate at work who has the curve and he has loads of stuff he has downloaded and has running, he gets a massive amount of memory?

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49 mb is ALOT for the bold.
if you get to like 20 or maybe 10, then you have to start worrying.
I havent tried .247, probably wont, but all you need to do to downgrade, is remove the .247 from the pc, install the .216 again (if you uninstall before installing .247) and do the "upgrade" process, where it will tell you that you are downgrading.
its simple and easy.

as i said before, the apps i have, i just removed the peekawho trial and have 51mb free, with all other apps installed.
it is worth going through the check boxes in Desktop manager when "upgrading" and removing anything you are not going to use, like tasks, or memopad, and definately the langauges you are not going to use, as this will free up memory also.
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Old 04-07-2009, 06:56 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I agree - don't stop yourself from loading apps because you want to save memory.

It isn't like putting money in the bank... You won't gain anything by not using it.

Apps should not slow your BB down unless they perform a function all of the time or are misbehaved.

You can always uninstall stuff.

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