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Old 09-07-2011, 03:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If you are having issues with your battery life you are not alone

I too was having the same where I had to charge the battery twice.

So I started trying every OS out there for 2 days and they were all crap, which made me think that this is just how the phone is, until someone recommended me to try OS 7.0.0.261, and there was the huge difference!

My phone easily lasts 1-5 to 2 days.

I am on day 2 now and my battery life is still 35% and I am an above average user.

261 has been the best in terms of battery life for me and has 0 errors.

I recommend you try it, and you will definitely thank me for it.

MeterBerry screenshot on day 2:




Download 7.0.0.261

Ensure you have no other OS installed on your PC from the control panel / Programs & Features

Install the above OS

Then delete the Vendor.xml file which is usually located in:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Apploader


Backup your phone first using the BlackBerry Desktop Manager

Download and install BBSAK

Run BBSAK and wipe your device

Now install the new OS using Loader.exe which is usually located in:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Apploader


After the installation is done, restore your backup by launching BlackBerry Desktop Software again

If you have any trouble, contact me and I will be more than happy to help you

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Old 09-07-2011, 04:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Mine came loaded with that...... Its crap not even a day...
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Mine came loaded with that...... Its crap not even a day...
Then your issue is probably that you have just done a device switch wizard from your old BB to the new one.

As much as we all love to easily do that. That is a big issue migrating to OS 7

What you need to do is backup your device using BlackBerry Desktop Manager, but in the back up process, do not select full backup, select the 2nd option which is custom then only select:

Contacts

Messages

BalackBerry Messenger

BBM Groups

Browser Bookmarks

SMS Messages

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Nothing else! Any imported apps, options, app permissions, handheld keystore, etc from OS 6 or OS 5 are not compatible with OS 7

Try again and I bet you it will make a night and day difference


After you have wiped and reinstalled OS 261, then restore back from DM again and start loading only the 100% compatible apps
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Has anyone else tried this? I'm very interested...Right now I'm still using the 9700...until I can get at least 1 day of battery life with 3+ hrs talk time.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Nothing wrong with my battery and I'm on .250
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Any imported apps, options, app permissions, handheld keystore, etc from OS 6 or OS 5 are not compatible with OS 7
The amount of misinformation contained in the above and also the rest of the OP's post is disturbing.

Coming back on topic now, there is no "fix". The handset is a power hungry workhorse and is shipped with a battery that's not up to the task. It worked nicely on earlier models because their spec wasn't as resource hungry.

I'm confident third party vendors would have extended battery packs released soon. Had my 9000 running on a 3500mah pack, missing it dearly
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The amount of misinformation contained in the above and also the rest of the OP's post is disturbing.

Coming back on topic now, there is no "fix". The handset is a power hungry workhorse and is shipped with a battery that's not up to the task. It worked nicely on earlier models because their spec wasn't as resource hungry.

I'm confident third party vendors would have extended battery packs released soon. Had my 9000 running on a 3500mah pack, missing it dearly
Misinformation? Buddy over a 100 people I know on CrackBerry had issues because they did a normal migration or copied their OS 5 / OS 6 options!

If you don't like this, then dont do it but dont go posting false information

As I said before, I was close to believing that the battery life sucks on this device, until someone suggested me to use 261 and whoaaaa was the big difference after a complete wipe and custom restore
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You recommend to people not to use any of their OS5/OS6 applications because "they're not compatible". Yet you post meterberry screenshots that as of latest release (2.5.0) doesn't support OS7 and the latest version includes support for OS6/Torch.
Maybe follow your own advice? <Yes/yes>?

OS7 was just a marketing naming decision. The OS is under the 6.0 tree and was initially named 6.1 Compatibility between different OS and code trees is NOT depended on naming conventions. It's based on API availability on the specific platform, feature set of the specific series, CDLC/MIDP versioning and availability of depended modules.

As i said already, the amount of misinformation in your post is disturbing..
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You recommend to people not to use any of their OS5/OS6 applications because "they're not compatible". Yet you post meterberry screenshots that as of latest release (2.5.0) doesn't support OS7 and the latest version includes support for OS6/Torch.
Maybe follow your own advice? <Yes/yes>?

OS7 was just a marketing naming decision. The OS is under the 6.0 tree and was initially named 6.1 Compatibility between different OS and code trees is NOT depended on naming conventions. It's based on API availability on the specific platform, feature set of the specific series, CDLC/MIDP versioning and availability of depended modules.

As i said already, the amount of misinformation in your post is disturbing..
And who in the world said Meter Berry v2.5.0 is not compatible with OS 7??

It was initially marked with a red cross then Mobihand updated it to show as compatible!




Do not speak if you have no experience with the app n00bie

As you can see, you can also set in the options to make it properly display that 768 MB memory. Go figure

I confirmed with the developer that it is 100% compatible

The developer told me that Meter Berry simply reads the battery from the OS and calculates the average discharge rate per hour

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As i said already, the amount of misinformation in your post is disturbing..
What's disturbing is annoying members like you who hijack such guides / threads.

If you dont like it, then stop posting and go do something useful.

Let the other try for them selves and see the benefits.

After all, if what I said is not true, they can easily change the OS to anything else!
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What's disturbing is annoying members like you who hijack such guides / threads
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Do not speak if you have no experience with the app n00bie
What's really disturbing is someone with 20 odd posts and language skills that place his age group in the early double digits trying so desperately to get a community of thousands to run the binaries he uploaded in a free fileserve host.
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After having posted crap in 20 threads to get there.
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And who in the world said Meter Berry v2.5.0 is not compatible with OS 7??
The change log on the MeterBerry website indicates that the last version, version 2.5.0, was updated September 1, 2010, and was updated to support OS6. It does not say MeterBerry has been updated or verified to support OS7. So, if someone researches the developer's website, there is no indication that it works with OS7.

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Magic bananas.

Furthermore, the title of this thread needs to be changed. This particular OS update is not the magical fix for everyone's battery issues, and the thread should not be titled to give that impression.
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The change log on the MeterBerry website indicates that the last version, version 2.5.0, was updated September 1, 2010, and was updated to support OS6. It does not say MeterBerry has been updated or verified to support OS7. So, if someone researches the developer's website, there is no indication that it works with OS7.



Magic bananas.

Furthermore, the title of this thread needs to be changed. This particular OS update is not the magical fix for everyone's battery issues, and the thread should not be titled to give that impression.
I said I post this on CrackBerry 2 weeks back and SHAOSOFT responded there that it's compatible!

What part of that do you not get?

He said the app does not need to be updated as it simply calculcates the battery reading from the OS and not indepenetly

Why do you think Mobihand changed it from a RED X as not compatible to a green checkmark?

Its only many users have contacted them and confirmed that it works perfectly with OS 7. Go figure
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I, As a n00b, have found / discovered the ultimate battery fix! Please use any of these options and you will be guaranteed to have better battery life!

A) Do not ever turn the device on
B) Only turn on the device on to check email and make a call then power it down
C) Buy a dumb-phone instead
D) Put the device in a bag with magic bananas for 1 hour per day
E) if all else fails wait for RIM to release OS 11.0.000.192 as this will fix the battery drain issue on all Android powered devices

Please do this! It WILL fix all your battery problems!

Woohoo!!!!!!!
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What part of that do you not get?
We get it perfectly fine. The point we're making that you seem unable to comprehend is that the app was last updated a YEAR ago, when OS7 wasn't even on the horizon hence your initial assumption that all OS5/OS6 apps need to be removed by the users on their OS7 handsets because they're not compatible is plainly and simply wrong.
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Furthermore, the title of this thread needs to be changed. This particular OS update is not the magical fix for everyone's battery issues, and the thread should not be titled to give that impression.
Done.
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I, As a n00b, have found / discovered the ultimate battery fix! Please use any of these options and you will be guaranteed to have better battery life!

A) Do not ever turn the device on
B) Only turn on the device on to check email and make a call then power it down
C) Buy a dumb-phone instead
D) Put the device in a bag with magic bananas for 1 hour per day
E) if all else fails wait for RIM to release OS 11.0.000.192 as this will fix the battery drain issue on all Android powered devices

Please do this! It WILL fix all your battery problems!

Woohoo!!!!!!!
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