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Forum: RIM Software 08-10-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 25,970
Posted By hokie123
Some other forums noted problems installing...

Some other forums noted problems installing Desktop 6.0 if you did not install 5.0 beforehand.

I ended up using the check for updates feature from Desktop 5 (under the Help menu), which promptly...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 08-02-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,740
Posted By hokie123
The official location to download BB Maps from...

The official location to download BB Maps from RIM is:
BlackBerry - BlackBerry Maps Download (http://na.blackberry.com/devices/features/blackberry_maps_download.jsp)

Go to this location from your...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 08-02-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,564
Posted By hokie123
Visual Voice Mail Working!

Just wanted to confirm that VVM for AT&T works on this release (seemed to have been broken after 5.0.0.680 release).

Also nice to see further reduction in memory needed by this version of OS. Core...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 05-27-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 780
Posted By hokie123
Wirelessly posted (8900) I would not recommend...

Wirelessly posted (8900)

I would not recommend using the migration wizard to move apps from OS 4 to OS 5. In many cases there are updated apps specifically for the newer version. (Wizard is fine for...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 05-24-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,277
Posted By hokie123
I just made the switch from 8900 to 9700 today. ...

I just made the switch from 8900 to 9700 today. For some reason AT&T was allowing me to upgrade after only five months on my current contract, so I got a 9700 for free with a two-year contract...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 05-22-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,021
Posted By hokie123
You should look into getting the charging pod,...

You should look into getting the charging pod, which I use for this exact reason. There's a soft light behind the pod's slot which helps you place it down in the dark, and once the phone is in the...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 05-22-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,102
Posted By hokie123
Since it had the same release, platform and app...

Since it had the same release, platform and app numbers, yes it should be the same.
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 05-21-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,885
Posted By hokie123
Are you on BES? If so, there's no need for...

Are you on BES? If so, there's no need for VPN.

I've used MidpSSH along with BES to successfully access machines remotely. And there's a new update called BBSSH, which you can access at...
Forum: General 9700 Series Discussion - Bold 2 05-20-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 901
Posted By hokie123
Feedback from 8900 to 9700 users

I noticed on AT&T's premier site today that I can pick up a refurbished 9700 for $29 (plus $18 processing fee). Since I am only five months into my contract, I am thinking about picking up the 9700,...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 05-18-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,558
Posted By hokie123
Anybody seen battery life to be shorter on this...

Anybody seen battery life to be shorter on this release?

My battery level seems to be lower than I'd expect at various points throughout the day.
Forum: Beta You Than Me 05-16-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,558
Posted By hokie123
Wirelessly posted (8900) Loaded and running....

Wirelessly posted (8900)

Loaded and running. Noticed Bing app would not configure, so had to un-install and re-install. Other than that, no major changes to report for now.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 04-28-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,246
Posted By hokie123
You'll need to use the Windows native drivers for...

You'll need to use the Windows native drivers for your bluetooth, not the ones from Dell.

Check which operating system you have (XP, Vista, Win7) then do a search in the forums for bluetooth...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 04-20-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 21,496
Posted By hokie123
Wirelessly posted (8900) The latest versions of...

Wirelessly posted (8900)

The latest versions of OS 5 have reinstated the K key as a shortcut for password lock (as long as you turn off dial from home screen option).
No, it's still not using the...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 04-15-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,732
Posted By hokie123
No, not true. You can upgrade app versions on...

No, not true. You can upgrade app versions on the same platform.
Forum: Beta You Than Me 04-01-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,646
Posted By hokie123
Keypad lock still the same as the past couple of...

Keypad lock still the same as the past couple of versions (shoulder key only keypad lock, "k" shortcut key for password lock).

Task switching scrolling within Browser is fixed from...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 03-25-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,876
Posted By hokie123
I've been running this release fine for a couple...

I've been running this release fine for a couple of days as well. Not sure which forums you saw negative reports. There were a lot of posts on one of the other main forums where users prefer this...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 03-23-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,876
Posted By hokie123
Cannot uninstall BB Messenger

I noticed BB Messenger was installed on my device with this release (I've never installed it before).

When I went back to loader.exe to uncheck the box to remove the app, I found it's grayed out (so...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 03-23-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,876
Posted By hokie123
Comments are posting on this pre-release version...

Comments are posting on this pre-release version on the Beta Forum at
http://www.blackberryforums.com/beta-you-than-me/222550-leaked-os-5-0-0-554-blackberry-bold-9000-curve-8900-a.html

Big plus in...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 03-23-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,876
Posted By hokie123
Wow, it sure is sensitive- really unusable in my...

Wow, it sure is sensitive- really unusable in my opinion.

My workaround will be to simply cancel from the browser, then go to the switcher from the home screen. One extra click, but I can still do...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 03-23-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,876
Posted By hokie123
Password Lock "k" shortcut key is back!

Finally the shortcut key is back for password lock on the device.

The last few releases for 5.0 took this functionality away, which was very disappointing (as was for others per the posts on this...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 03-23-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,876
Posted By hokie123
This link is for the 9000, not 8900 (might want...

This link is for the 9000, not 8900 (might want to update the post).

And thanks for posting the links for both devices!
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 03-04-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,463
Posted By hokie123
Wirelessly posted (8310) No password needed...

Wirelessly posted (8310)



No password needed for keylock in this version (even if you DO have a password set, which I don't like about this version).
Forum: Beta You Than Me 03-01-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,670
Posted By hokie123
Wirelessly posted (8310) Something strange going...

Wirelessly posted (8310)

Something strange going on with the lock shoulder key. Up till now, it was locking as described in earlier posts. Right now it seems to simply blank the screen (no lock or...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 02-26-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,670
Posted By hokie123
Wirelessly posted (8310) Yeah, the keyboard lock...

Wirelessly posted (8310)

Yeah, the keyboard lock function changes from version to version are kind of strange. I'm used to lock requiring a password from being on BES for years. Now that I'm on BIS...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 02-26-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,670
Posted By hokie123
Thanks for providing the alternate...

Thanks for providing the alternate site!

Downloading as I type...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-21-2010, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By hokie123
Wirelessly posted (8310) If you have access to...

Wirelessly posted (8310)



If you have access to the source file, maybe you could edit the file and add some silent time at the end?
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-17-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,360
Posted By hokie123
I posted this as an issue earlier in the thread. ...

I posted this as an issue earlier in the thread. Would like to hear from anyone who is able to automatically connect to their various wi-fi networks.

This has been my biggest gripe with 5.0.0.461,...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-17-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By hokie123
alternative to keyboard lock on 5.0.0.461

Minimum password is four characters.

The other option you can use when pocketing your phone is to put it in standby mode. This can be done by holding the A key (if you use keyboard shortcuts in...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-10-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,360
Posted By hokie123
I think Caribe95 meant to say that this version...

I think Caribe95 meant to say that this version does not allow you to lock your device unless you set a password (even using the shoulder lock key on the top of the device).

Also the "k" shortcut to...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 02-08-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,480
Posted By hokie123
Wirelessly posted (8310) You should still see...

Wirelessly posted (8310)

You should still see the clock when in bedside mode. Bedside mode allows you to disable LED, dim (not turn off) screen, and change the sound profile.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 01-26-2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,550
Posted By hokie123
The latest version is now available at Blackberry...

The latest version is now available at Blackberry App World. I'm running it fine with OS 5.0. Really slick app!
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 01-13-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,322
Posted By hokie123
Wirelessly posted (8310) Always make a backup...

Wirelessly posted (8310)



Always make a backup of your device before upgrading your OS or making changes with BBSAK. You can selectively restore databases like SMS Messages using Desktop Manager...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 01-08-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,626
Posted By hokie123
Try running opening up a command window on your...

Try running opening up a command window on your PC (Start>Run>cmd) and type the following command:

"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader\Loader.exe" /nojvm

See if that...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 01-08-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,626
Posted By hokie123
Try uninstalling all previous versions of the OS...

Try uninstalling all previous versions of the OS you might have installed, and re-installing OS 5.0. (deleting vendor.xml afterwards).

You can try running loader.exe instead of Desktop Manager as...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 01-07-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 26,955
Posted By hokie123
Make sure you delete the vendor.xml file.

Make sure you delete the vendor.xml file.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 01-07-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By hokie123
Carefully follow the instructions included in the...

Carefully follow the instructions included in the thread for downloading the OS. I expect you did not delete the vendor.xml file when installing the Vodaphone OS.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 01-07-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 26,955
Posted By hokie123
Downloaded and have everything running just...

Downloaded and have everything running just fine.

I was looking forward to trying out Visual Voicemail, but found out that AT&T hasn't enabled the feature for the 8900 yet (I tried to add the...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 12-14-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 29,264
Posted By hokie123
I just got my 8900 from AT&T a week ago and...

I just got my 8900 from AT&T a week ago and updated to this latest OS (which is also from AT&T).

I've had no problems with this latest version whatsoever.
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 12-07-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,892
Posted By hokie123
If you're on a PC you can also try installing an...

If you're on a PC you can also try installing an older version of Desktop Manager which had a Media Manger developed by RIM before they started using Roxio.

Go to BlackBerry - PDA Software Downloads...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 12-07-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 106,402
Posted By hokie123
Not sure if there's a difference with the 9700...

Not sure if there's a difference with the 9700 being on OS 5.0, but I just got BB Maps working on my 8900 simply by going to mobile.blackberry.com (http://mobile.blackberry.com) and downloading BB...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 12-07-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 994
Posted By hokie123
Thought I'd post an update now that I have my new...

Thought I'd post an update now that I have my new Curve.

It appears that data does in fact travel over wi-fi while on voice calls (if you have a data plan). I tested the scenario out with the...
Forum: General 8900 Series Discussion - Javelin 12-03-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 994
Posted By hokie123
wifi capabilities with AT&T

Today I called AT&T to find out when my contract expires, and to make a long story short, they're sending me a new 8900 for free with a 2-year contract extension.

I'm moving over from the 8310, and...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 11-14-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,721
Posted By hokie123
Bummer, went through screens to download, then...

Bummer, went through screens to download, then got the following message:
Disculpe, el archivo esta temporalmente inaccesible, por favor vuelva a tratar mas tarde o contacte al administrador de web....
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 09-14-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,577
Posted By hokie123
If your Curve is 18 months old or more, the...

If your Curve is 18 months old or more, the problems described above typically come from the battery going bad.

This past summer I saw the same symptoms, and a new battery solved all...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 08-31-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,826
Posted By hokie123
I used Opera as my secondary browser for a almost...

I used Opera as my secondary browser for a almost two years, but when the most recent release of Bolt came out, I tried it and ended up deleting Opera.

My biggest gripe with Opera is the need to...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 07-27-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By hokie123
Thanks for the replies! I'm guessing the...

Thanks for the replies!

I'm guessing the combination of talking on the phone while it was still charging is what I'm experiencing.

So far I am super impressed with the processor, and screen. ...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 07-27-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By hokie123
Are Bolds hot (literally)?

I just received my first Bold through AT&T (got a refurbished
unit for free through Premier!).

After taking my first call, I noticed the handset seemed to be quite warm compared to the Curve (both...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 07-05-2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By hokie123
It's your battery. I was having the same...

It's your battery.

I was having the same problem, and just bought a new battery this past weekend. Everything is back to normal now.

Since work was paying for the battery and I needed it...
Forum: General 8300 Series Discussion - Curve 06-15-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 30,477
Posted By hokie123
The biggest improvement I've seen is memory...

The biggest improvement I've seen is memory utilization (which I first saw with the rogue copy of 4.5.0.153).

I've seen an extra 5MB of memory available on my device since upgrading. It appears...
Forum: Beta You Than Me 06-03-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,584
Posted By hokie123
Just loaded, and gained 6 Meg back in memory. ...

Just loaded, and gained 6 Meg back in memory. Went from 13.5 to 19.5.

This is huge, as I was feeling very limited in loading additional apps, and had to closely monitor as my memory dwindled down...
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