- CrackBerry Newbie
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quest for the best OS version...please help
i need help with choosing the best OS.
i recently bought Bold, used, Tmobile (germany) - but unlocked. i found out, that gps is blocked by carrier. i tried to find a way to allow it, but that sticky forum above is updated, all steps removed (dont understand why...).
nevermind, i decided to upgrade my os to 5. and try something else than Tmob.
is there an OS, that allows gps, and is pretty stable at the same time?
(sorry for my english)
- 06-10-2010, 07:13 AM #2
The best OS 5 to date is the latest one .681. Very stable with good battery life and memory management. Follow the instructions in the first post and remember to delete the vendor file as noted to remove carrier info to allow it to run smooth on your phone.
You do NOT need to use a T-Mobile OS to upgrade.
- 06-10-2010, 08:11 AM #3
+1 on .681. Definitely the best, most stable OS yet for the 9000.
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- CrackBerry Genius
06-10-2010, 08:16 AM #4
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06-10-2010, 12:25 PM #7
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Simple answer is this: The best OS is the one where your phone functions
properly, has no lag or performance issues.
Everyone is going to throw out opinions of what THEY consider the "best" to be
but the reality is with variables such as individual usage, installed apps, amount of
data retained on the device, etc... there is NO one right answer for this question.
- CrackBerry User
06-10-2010, 09:00 PM #8
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.681 is running pretty darn good for me now. I was running in the 18-19 range on memory after I updated but I went ahead and deleted Blackberry Appworld which tends to be a huge memory leak on my phone regardless of the OS and now I'm steady between 27-33. Battery life is good too with this OS.
- 06-12-2010, 06:31 PM #11
I disagree with posters. .681 isn't the best, least not for me. There's something wrong with the radio but not sure if it affects only 1 app or others.
Slingplayer will not run on .681. I get a lost connection error on wifi an 3G. Also read someone else using another app and it doesn't work either they get a connect lost issue with the app too.
Als noticed the hand off between EDGE and 3G is slow or non existant. I would do a battery pull and it would sta y on EDGE for a long time and will only goto 3G when I force it to 3G only.
i used .681 offical, leak and hybrids all have the same issue. only resolution was to go back to .610.
- CrackBerry Newbie
06-14-2010, 07:25 PM #13
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Was running .681 and .592. .681 had issues with missing calls and the media player froze. Also Slingplayer would not work. .592 had an enormous memory leak that I was resetting the phone twice a day. I went back to OS 4.6 and it runs like a tank none of these problems. I think 4.6 is the most stable OS for the Bold yet.