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Old 10-10-2009, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Bold running 266 - it's fine apart from the memory leaking which seems to have got much worse with BBM 5. This handset is 'off data plan' at the moment (cos I'm trying a Curve 8900 on my data plan) but it has retained the BB Hotspot Browser, maps etc etc and I'm quite happy with it (the only thing that I can't get to work with wifi is the Gmail app).
So, my question is this: if I do an OS upgrade, will I risk losing the Hotspot browser etc since I can't re-send service books (and no, I can't whack the Curve SIM into it temp as I will lose my intro deal benefits that came with the 8900).
Appreciate your advice....
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Anytime you do an OS upgrade, you make changes to the device and some apps don't work as they did before. The risk is always there. Hard to say what will and what won't work.

My advice is always, if the device isn't broken, there is no need to fix it.

As for the memory leak, what makes you think that is the problem? Do you have a lot of apps loaded? Is all of you music, ringtones, photos on an SD card and not on the device itself?
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just leave the bold the way it is. No need to change it if everything is working out for you. If you think the memory leaking is from bbm 5, uninstall it and download the older version.
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Yeah, done that and memory has returned to normal. Can't definitively blame it on BBM5 since I deleted everything else that I wasn't using.

Just wanted to try OS5....
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But is there a way to upgrade without a data plan. I'm not using the BB with a plan just for calling and some interneting. I'm in the Netherlands and with Telfort my provider I can use the internet browser so thats fine for me. But I like to try the 5.0 out.

Somebody knows a workaround for me?

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You should have no problem upgrading the device to OS 5.0 if you want.

If you have an issue with the upgrade or get an error about "you must have a valid data plan", then downgrade your Desktop Manager to 4.7 and see if it works.
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