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Old 05-22-2009, 09:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone, this is my first post here, but I've been reading here for a while. I was having issues with my 8700g randomly rebooting quite often, so I upgraded the software to 4.5.0.110. The rebooting problem seems to have mostly disappeared. Now the phone gets very slow. If I pull the battery, the phone works great at first but after sending a few messages it gets incredibly slow, to the point that it's unusable until a reboot is performed. I do not have a data plan and only use the phone for calls, SMS, and calendar. It even does this when the message folder is empty. I do not have any extra applications on the phone, and only one extra ring tone. Can someone please help me out?
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Hi - please look in Options / Status and see how much free space you have. It sounds like your BB is running VERY low on free memory.
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Welcome to the forums.

What is your file free (Options > status)?

What programs do you have running in the background (Alt + Escape [back key])?
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The Alt+escape isn't working for me. It just brings up a few icons that I can choose between. I will wait till the phone slows down to post the file free status.
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Then alt+escape is working. It shows you the applications that are open.

Post free file space now - not when it slows down. It is low already.
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File Free space is 36532032 bytes.
Phone, browser, home screen, blackberry messenger, and messages are running. I don't even need browser and messenger at all
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Unfortunately those are always active and can't be shut down.
Well, 36mb free is fine. Unless there is an application with a massive memory leak, it has to be something else.
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It is going really slow right now as we speak. Any action I make takes about 4 seconds for the b-berry to respond.
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Check free space again...
36mb is more than enough.
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Still at 36mb, but def. slow.
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Would a wipe possibly help? I kinda wonder if this is still related to the initial re-booting issue I had.
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Sure - back it up first, then follow the steps to use JL_CMDER to wipe it out and then install the latest handheld OS for the 8700.
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After doing the wipe, everything seems to be working good for now. It's been about an hr since I loaded the OS.
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Great!
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Thanks, NJ..... You helped a lot
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as i know, OS 4.5 is slower than OS 4.2
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The issue has re-appeared over the weekend. 4.5 doesn't add any benefits for what I do, what is the fastest most stable OS for phone, SMS, and calendar?
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