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Old 05-05-2009, 06:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am on my 3rd Blackberry Bold with At&t.

First one had all kinds of issues. I upgraded the OS. Issues stopped. But then I got major dropped calls and they replaced it out.

Second one would not activate mass storage mode on my computer so I got a third one.

Third one works fine for a month+ now. HOWEVER, I have to keep resetting (battery pull) the dam thing at least twice a week because the APPLICATION MEMORY literally goes down to 0.0kb. After resetting it goes back to like 15.0 MB.
It also gets real slow after I use some of the media features and this forces a reset.

I don't want to upgrade the OS and just keep the one it came with.
v. 4.6.0. 167

Anyone know What TO DO to STOP the application memory leak or the lag in scrolling after using the media features a lot.

sank you ahead of time.
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Upgrade the phone OS to the latest. Reinstall the applications one by one to see if you can figure out which one is causing the leak.

Upgrading is part of the process, its part of the lifecycle of your phone. That's how they fix issues and increase performance and provide enhancement to current features and provide new ones.
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you are right.

However, I want to upgrade when an official AT&T OS release comes out. But you may be right. I may just have to go and upgrade with some other carrier's OS upgrade.
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I have found that if you wait on your carrier to provide timely updates, you will be waiting a very long time.

I enjoy the exposure that this forum provides you with all the different OS/Carriers that are provided. So you can be assured that you're getting good coverage of what will work for you on your carrier.

Go ahead and let us know.
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There was seemingly nothing wrong with my phone and i was on the stock OS is comes with. Then i decided to upgrade and it made a world of difference. Bold runs faster and the battery took an almost 30% battery time increase.
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I agree in not waiting for your carrier to release an official OS. For me on Rogers, if I remained on .162, I would be out of memory (I have 55 third party applications installed and have 30 MB free on bootup).

Yes, I have a memory leak somewhere but personally I don't care to look for it (the process of elimination would take forever hehe). Some days it's good, some days it's bad.

That said, while I am not doing anything to 'cure' the cause of the leaks, I am combatting it by 1) using QuickPull and having scheduled reboots at 2 AM daily, and 2) using Memory Eye to warn me when my free memory reaches a certain threshold (mine is currently set at 16 MB), and it has only gone off once.

For a while I was installing every new 'beta' that was getting linked, then later I was installing just the newest released (by any carrier) released versions. What I do now is 'in between', I will install a new OS based on general feedback by the early adopters -- I disregard those that say it's the worst ever and nothing works, and I also disregard those that say it's the best ever, and try to "average" the remainder to get an overall feel of the OS. As I install more applications, an OS upgrade becomes a chore to re-enter registration keys; and so you might say I have slowed down with age, hehe. That said, I am running .266 which is the latest released.
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See, now your device is even more enjoyable and some (if not all) of your problems have been rectified.

Just keep your eyes on the BBF and you will go well informed where OS upgrades are concerned.
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whats your recommended best unofficial OS upgrade for the Bold on AT&T ???
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