- CrackBerry Newbie
- 5 Posts
Any news on firmware release for BB 9900???
I wonder if we will ever see a new firmware release in the nearer future. Coming from a 9700 with snappy OS5, my new 9900 drives me crazy with its battery issues and slow OS7. Btw, I am on 126.96.36.1993
- 09-30-11, 05:11 AM #2
Oh, OS7 is slow?? No way. You are the minority here my friend. Most people here will tell you their 9900/30 is as fast a lightning and while they'd update to a new firmware revision, it's not needed. The 9900 is perfect.
Back to reality, the new firmware is up beyond .449 but there have been a few issues here and there. Look for a new leak soon. )
- CrackBerry Master
09-30-11, 06:43 AM #6
- 1,449 Posts
My 9900 has quite a bit of lag as well honestly. I'm on 353 and lots of things seem to "hang" for just a few seconds here and there. Like if I press the call button after entering a number I can count to 3 or 4 before it switches to the calling screen and starts doing it's thing. If I get impatient and press the call button again, it will actually try to dial the number a second time and I get the call failed message and the 3 upwards tones, but the first call is progressing fine in the background and doesn't seem to cause issues beyond that.
App world is pretty slow to load and generally overall I run into "hiccups" where it just pauses and sometimes brings up the clock doing something that appears mundane.
Most likely a mix of software not getting along, but I will say that my 9700 never had any of these little delays in simple apps like the dialer. Hoping that a newer build will help things overall with it, and of course some extra battery life would be appreciated.
- 09-30-11, 08:36 AM #8
Back up your device in DM, do a complete wipe of the device, re-load the OS then restore all your info from DM...that should fix your lagging problems...also try and install all your apps one by one to see where it begins to lag...it could very well be an app causing you lag issues.
- CrackBerry User
09-30-11, 08:40 AM #9
- 14 Posts
I agree with hatax and marco1710. I am getting slowdowns in the same areas they described. Slow appworld, slow connecting and disconnecting calls, occasional hourglassing here and there. OS just feels "unpolished" overall, like its feature complete but unoptimized. Yes, I've already wiped and reloaded .353 and yes, these slowdowns are present immediately. In addition the browser suffers occasional crashes and has issues with text reflow and scrolling/pinchzoom. If I had known the browser was that buggy and that there are basically zero apps validated for OS7 I probably would not have bought the phone.
- 09-30-11, 08:43 AM #10
You could try downgrading to 295 or even 261 as some people have said those OS's are perfect for their devices.
Or you could get the device replaced as it could be faulty.
- CrackBerry Abuser
09-30-11, 08:48 AM #11
- 280 Posts
I have run on 188.8.131.523 too,
Very fast os (absolutely more than os5,6 on my old device)
Never update os since I have bought this phone.I can see
A loading clock only when loading apps and install apps.
Today in the evening I was chating with friends in fb,while
I downloading song ,and surfing on 4-5 webs and listen to
A song at the sameTime no lag happen
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- 09-30-11, 09:29 AM #13
Also id appreciate it if you didnt spam my pm box with your website details...
- 09-30-11, 12:45 PM #15
When I installed OS 6 on my 9700 I was delighted with the speed. So you can imagine how disappointed I've been with the OS 7 I'm actually on my 3rd 9900 now and not one has been "snappy" as I see so many talking about on the forums.