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Old 06-09-2009, 03:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,

I have a BB BOLD (Orange UK), I have the system above and the platform is 4.0.0.155
WLAN v2.4.0.61

I was wondering if it is best if i upgrade my OS, sometimes the BB just goes off, i get very sporadic calls and it cuts off quite a lot, i have spoken to orange but got no where really.

Is there an update? If there is could it be needed?

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Hi Penguin,

Thanks for the reply,
I had a look at that thread, but it is hard to figure out whats what and what the difference is between my os and others especially when i dont know which mine is.

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your OS is 4.6.0.162
It is recommended you upgrade.
Orange UK's latest OS is 4.6.0.221.
And can be found here:
https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...223C61B1B5AB89

or upgrade to the very latest as penguin provided.
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thanks guys,
anyone know the difference between the orange and voda update?
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I have just upgraded to .221 for orange.
EVerything went very smoothly which makes me think i did something wrong.

Did i have to wipe anything?
The APP loader seemed to all of the work?

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no, it should go smoothly.

u don't have to wipe, though some people do.
personally i dont.

also there is no differences to a .221 from orange or a .221 vodafone.
as long as the OS version is the same, there is no difference per carrier.
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Hi Guys,

Since the upgrade i think the phone is a lot better, However it might just be me but it seems that the batter dont go for as long.

I am checking it out today as i gave it a full charge overnight, i generally am in wlan areas all day with plenty of calls and overall use for business and i get office calls diverted to my phone when out on the road.

If this continues i was maybe thinking of upgrading to the vodafone upgrade which has also been reccomended.

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some Os's do have better battery performance than others.
when not in use, use the sleep function (hold the mute button at the top of the phone until screen shows message) or use a holster that has a magnet in it, which will also activate the sleep function.
You calls and emails will still come through, but it will be preserving the battery.
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i am half way through the day got up at 6 am, and the phone has probably been in steady use since 8-9 am.
Batter is now less than half full..

I dont think it would have lasted till the evening to be fair, i will use the standby mode at night, is bedside mode the same?

Any other suggestions

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As midnightdraven mentioned, some OS upgrades give you better battery performance. I remember before I upgraded my OS to .247 that my battery wouldn't last past 12am, with just 4 hours use I was down to two bars. Now I can go an entire day 7am-7pm with wifi, e-mails, browsing, calls, instant messaging, google maps, and about 10-13 apps running all day, and still have 10% battery at the end of the day. So you can consider that as an option. I think the same benefit can be said for .266 even though I can't vouch for that first hand, but I think midnightdraven uses .266 so she could tell you.
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bedside mode isn't exactly the same i dont think.
you can configure bedside mode to do things such as turn the radio off, so you wont receive calls/txts/emails.
and bedside mode will display the clock.

pressing the mute button and just putting into standby mode is better, as to get out of it, all you do is press the mute button again, as opposed to remembering to turn off bedside mode.

standby will also lock the keypad, so you can have it in sleep mode when its in your pocket, and save battery life, while still receiving messages etc.
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bedside mode isn't exactly the same i dont think.
you can configure bedside mode to do things such as turn the radio off, so you wont receive calls/txts/emails.
and bedside mode will display the clock.

pressing the mute button and just putting into standby mode is better, as to get out of it, all you do is press the mute button again, as opposed to remembering to turn off bedside mode.

standby will also lock the keypad, so you can have it in sleep mode when its in your pocket, and save battery life, while still receiving messages etc.
So is standby and holster the same??
Also Midnight how do you get on with the .266 O/S?

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standby is standby, the holster activates the standby because it has a magnet in it.

Also, you can see from my profile at the side that my Bold OS is .216.
This is the latest from my carrier and I'm happy with it.
I have not tried anything above .216, including .266.
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I'm using .266, and after .237 (which was a beta and not an official release), i have been very happy.

The battery seems a notch better, of late i can go a full day without charging my phone, even though i have my apps running/email/bbm/browsing. Memory is stable too, although sometimes i find that i need a battery pull once every 3-4 days. I just do a soft reset.

anyway, the official .266 version is found at the top of this forum, stickied, so you could download it. i'm very happy with it, and i have no complaints.

I used to have a lag on this version, but it seems to have sorted itself out (funny as that sounds), and overall, a good stable version. but that's just my 2 cents.
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Hi Guys,

I have been on this now for about a week, i have noticed that i am charging twice a day which is up on once a day.

Any suggestions?

Should i try the latest one on sticky??

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Before i upgrade to .266 should i backup, wipe and reinstall this one??

Also what benefits is there to deleting the vendor file?

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There is no "benefits" to deleting the vendor file.
If you upgrade to an OS that isn't from your carrier, you HAVE to delete the vendor file, or Desltop manager won't recognise the OS for update.
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Thanks for the help everyone and those who contacted me via private message.
I have updated now to .266 and it went well so far no problems, but everything sync'd fine except for calendar and i have synced about 6 times but still no calender on phone, it was not a lot of things but should i add them manually to bb, or i was thinking if i add something new to outlook it might shift them all.

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