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Old 11-17-2007, 09:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Since becoming a member of this and *another* BB forum, I see that the standard answer for a lot of problems (real or perceived) is "Did you try a battery pull?". I understand what this does and have no problem with it but was wondering, how often do you pull the battery just to do a reset, clean up memory, etc.?
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Every week or so or when an application or game hangs.

ALT CAP DEL also will work on the 8320.
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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About once a week here. Mostly just to free up memory. My 8830 rarely locks up, even though I have 9 3rd party apps installed.
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Havent added any new apps for a bit, the ole 8700 doesn't require me to battery pul to often. Happens mostly when I switch to a different device (BB)of course
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Wirelessly posted (Verizon 8830: BlackBerry8830/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/105)

If I am using Opera fairly often. Otherwise, once or twice week.
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Wirelessly posted (8800: BlackBerry8800/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

I have like 25 third-party apps installed (I know, obsessive) and my free mem ranges from 18-22 mb free and I normally gain 2-3 mb on a weekly battery pull reboot.



Schedule it with the weekly bath and its easy to remember.

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Never, I just do a double ALT CAP DEL when my free MEM drop below 40MB
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Never, I just do a double ALT CAP DEL when my free MEM drop below 40MB
What BlackBerry allows for 40MB of free memory?? My 8320 is just under 21mb after having done a battery pull reset. I can't remember what I had in the 8800 when I had it...I doubt that it was that much though.
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What BlackBerry allows for 40MB of free memory?? My 8320 is just under 21mb after having done a battery pull reset. I can't remember what I had in the 8800 when I had it...I doubt that it was that much though.
It is a tmo 8800, with 2 OEM themes, BBlight, xPlayer and viigo, all the extra are take out, OEM wallpaper, sample video/MP3, help, game, language display/input, task.
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I believe it, if I deleted some of the junk off mine I would be close to that.
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NEVER pull the battery!! Softreset Rocks!!!
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I did my first battery pull a few days ago -- had the Blackberry for almost 7 months. I had to search the forum to find out how to open the BB to remove the battery.
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I did my first battery pull a few days ago -- had the Blackberry for almost 7 months. I had to search the forum to find out how to open the BB to remove the battery.
How did you feel? lol
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The Blackberry and I both felt good afterward. I did it again just now and gained 11 MB back - went from 23 MB up to 34.

I've never had a problem that required a battery pull except PocketDay continues to show unread messages when I get SMS even after I've read and deleted them. The battery pull fixed that.
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I was at 11 megs for a few days. I loaded 1 app. BBWeather and notices it went down to 5 megs. I ran memory cleaner ans powered off. Nothing. So I did my first battery pull and now I have 15 megs!

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i find that every 2 weeks or so, the GTalk application stops showing the status changes of buddies and the only way to fix it is to pull the battery. i guess i could try a soft reset...but screw that!

the best way to fix anything is to hard reset it...without a doubt. of course in JiveTalk all of the conversations that you had up will be gone, but they will still be saved in your Chat History.

I pull my battery probably every 5-10 days. it's good to have a reset. you definitely see an increase in performance afterwards. i HATE how it takes almost 5 minutes to reboot though..that's a big pain in the you know what haha
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Once a week regardless of problems or not..
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Once a week regardless of problems or not..
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