Originally Posted by Les Armitage
I presume no problems are being experienced installing OS to BB's supplied by other companies for instance my airtime supplier is vodafone UK. would the Rogers OS run okay?
It's not a problem and it's done all the time if you look around in the various forums.
Your carrier-specific settings are provided by the service books pushed by your carrier's network and not the OS load itself. I've done this all the time with my 7290, both 8700c's and my 8800. It's actually quite rare that I run my carrier's OS unless the device has just been released by the carrier or I'm perfectly happy with my carrier's OS.
Originally Posted by RoC1909
You are correct. It's like everyone getting their 'panties in a bunch' with Microsoft updates. Do you REALLY want to fix something that is broken but trash something that was working when applying fixes? I always update if the update fixes things that I had concerns about. If it becomes mandatory to have the latest and greatest (like some software needs) then it's a no brainer but to update just because it is there, never good in my book.
Again, everyone has different needs and wants. I'm in IT so we're always running the latest updates as the test group before patches/updates/etc are deployed to everyone else. I do the same thing with my personal BB as I'm effectively my wife's IT department as well (she relies on her BB heavily as she's self-employed)... Plus, on forums sites like this you're going to have a lot of geeks who want to check out the latest. It's really no big deal as you can always revert to a prior OS load if you need to.
...and for yet another pro-upgrade reason: Since we don't get release notes from RIM we have no idea if these upgrades were worthwhile or not except when the "pioneers" who do constantly upgrade tell us what has changed in a new release. It was those people who found out that the ringtone volume issue on the 8700 was first resolved on (IIRC) Telestra's OS update for that BB.
That doesn't mean that everyone should upgrade every time there's a new release out there but there are reasons whether you understand them or not. Or whether they apply to you or not.