- 12-01-11, 02:02 AM #4
I skipped .503 and .540 so I cannot speak to those builds, but 7.1 works considerably better than the original os that was loaded (i think .4XX). I refuse to use batter saving measures. I just carry an extra battery so I can get the most out of my blackberry.Bold 9900 (AT&T): OS 188.8.131.52
Bold 9700 (AT&T): OS 184.108.40.2068
Playbook: OS 220.127.116.1185
I was anti-Obama before it was cool.
- 12-01-11, 04:42 AM #7
I was on .540 from the day it was leaked here on CB, and did the same with 7.1. I have found 7.1 to be equal to .540 on battery life, and have found no bugs to date. The one thing to watch for is possible incompatibility with some 7.0 apps, Beweather being one of them. Oddly, Beweather was causing my phone to drop calls and drained my battery pretty quickly.
7.1 is still in it's infancy, and is not for every one, .540 worked just fine, it's really up to you. Hotspot is kind of cool, but the app issue will make some people shy away. Me, I'll keep it unless it causes a real problem with my phone.
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- CrackBerry Abuser
12-01-11, 04:55 AM #8
- 493 Posts
I skipped .503, and I am using .540 now. Running really smooth. I've tried 7.1 and it wasn't as stable as the .540.
I am trying a osbb hybrid by Phill which has some 7.1 files it it. No complaints from me. I have about 50% batt when I go to bed. I always charge overnight so no issues for me!
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- CrackBerry User
12-01-11, 07:49 AM #9
- 37 Posts
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Overall I am very pleased with my 9900 running on .540
- 12-01-11, 08:54 AM #10
- CrackBerry Genius
12-01-11, 12:04 PM #12
- 4,107 Posts
I too would have said .540 without hesitation until yesterday.
However, there seems to be something sinister happening with .540 as it has apparently been withdrawn as an official OS.
"It was pulled by RIM for all EMEA carriers not just us - am reaching out to Slough now for an answer as to why."
Posted in this thread earlier today Why Has Vodafone reverted to .296 as official OS ?