| | 03-04-2012, 07:38 PM Thread Author #1
Tried to Downgrade to OS 5.0 - Absolute nightmare
I've almost smashed my 9700 repeatedly tonight.
I've been using OS 6 since i bought the device used some time ago. Generally it's been OK, i am pretty BB savvy, and shrink it to the bone. I re-install every couple months and it runs alright despite the memory leaks.
Recently i've begun using a lot more apps and my phone just became so slow and unstable, despite booting with 65 MB's free. Constant browser crashed, whatsapp lag, GPS problems. Gmaps taking 3 minutes for the spinning clock to stop at the launch of the application, ect.
I used to use a 8900 and had all sorts of apps and it was always snappy, so i decided to try to go back to OS 5 and get that experience again where i didnt have to worry about my memory or stability.
I shrunk a OS 188.8.131.522 and installed it on a clean wiped device. No issues. Figured i'd have everything done in an hour.
Transferred contacts over, no issues. Email accounts set up without a hitch. Then..i tried to install appworld. Immediately i got the 80003 error about not being able to update BB Identity. The APN trick didnt work, nor do i have access to wifi for that "fix". I installed an old app world as that's another trick. It worked, kind of. Now, it tells me all sorts of fun things, like BBM music is not available on my device and many the other apps i use, that i know for a fact work on OS 5 and where i live. When i install them from OTA, then they can't sync up because of another BB ID error. Appworld still doesn't recognize them as installed. I've tried everything i can think of. Why in the world can't the BB ID service just work and why on earth does appworld want to just randomly deny me apps on my device that are made for my phone and work on my 8900 on the same build of OS 5 on the same network, sitting next to it.
ARRRGGGG i just want it to work as it should on the OS it was designed to run. Is that really too much to ask?