Torch + .214 = Happier Camper!
Just wanted to give a shout out to all those still on the fence about upgrading your OS to the leaked .214.
DON'T WAIT ANOTHER SECOND!
I came from a Curve to a 9000 to the 9800. The Torch in it's stock configuration was a way better experience than my other B/Berrys. (yes the Bold had the best speakers and keyboard to date)
While my first 9800 had the 'clacking' slider, (which I exchanged the next day) I really didn't experience most of the other issues some here seem to have. Consequently, I was hesitant to upgrade my OS cause I thought my Torch was working pretty darn well.
I did experience the 'robo-cop' audio on some calls but it wasn't every call and since I've had my device since launch day, I thought I'd give good ol' ATT a chance to push something official out. But alas, who knows when that might be... so Tuesday, after reading all the raves here, I upgraded to .214.
I can't believe how wonderfully different this phone operates. Like I said, I really didn't have issues but with the upgrade this thing works so freakin' smooth. I'm shocked I didn't see it. Tin can audio fixed 100% All audio seems louder and clearer. Browser is smokin' fast and the small refinements are a welcomed addition. ZERO lag... none... switching screens... whatever, it's instantaneous. I swear I have better coverage and the battery life is slightly better as well. Typing and touch screen are dead on. I did get the "unable install wireless sync" error when loading but I haven't found that to cause any problems yet.
So... there you have it. After a several weeks of owning a really good device... this thing has become a GREAT device!
My opinion on the .214 upgrade... 0 - cons... all - pros
If the Torch doesn't light your fire, your wood is all wet!
Just my 2¢... your mileage may vary.
- CrackBerry Abuser
09-10-10, 10:54 AM #2
- 421 Posts
I wouldn't say 0 cons as it does have some bugs but overall, it is a better build than the original OS. And yes, everyone who owns the device should upgrade unless they are satisfied with the original OS.
- 09-10-10, 11:16 AM #3
I agree. The only "issue" I see with .214 is that the 3rd Party Apps screen is blank.Life is too short to spend time messing with Windows Computers, and any phone but a Blackberry.
Apple Computers and Blackberrys never let you down.
- 09-10-10, 11:43 AM #5
For example, I have a dozen apps installed but only PatternLock and BerryBuzz show up there.
If you don't have any apps like that, it will be empty.
To get to the application management page, go to options/device/application management
- 09-10-10, 11:57 AM #10
Check out this link for instructions:
The biggest risk is that you are installing a beta leaked OS that is unstable or full of bugs. That risk is pretty much completely mitigated by the people at CrackBerry who test it out and report the findings. Based on a thread like this one, you know it's good!
You can always screw up your phone temporarily if you mess up the process but there are guides on CrackBerry to recover from a "bricked" phone - though personally I've never had this happen to me.
People here are always willing to help - if you have issues, post in that thread I linked above.
ALWAYS remember to BACKUP YOUR PHONE before doing an upgrade!
Last edited by jeffreii; 09-10-10 at 12:18 PM.
- 09-10-10, 12:09 PM #12
so now risks aside personally i highly recommend it and its very easy...basically this is wut u have to do:
1. Download the update
2. Install the update
3. Delete the vendor.xml file located here:
c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader
c:\program files(x86)\common files\research in motion\apploader
4. Open the new desktop manager and connect your phone, the desktop manager will recognize your phone and new software installed and will ask to update.
Alternatively you can just start the apploader but i recommend step 4 for now it'll be easier especially for a first run.
5. Wait for your software to complete update (it will backup all your info for you), the process can take a while sometimes so be patient and throughout the process DO NOT UNPLUG YOUR PHONE let it complete all the way.
6. Enjoy your phone
- CrackBerry Addict
09-10-10, 01:51 PM #15
- 525 Posts
Upgraded and very happy. Things seem smoother. Anyway I was already very satisified with the very first 6.0.0135ROM. The only gripe I have is it doesn't support East Asia inputs. Someone had posted a file which enabled East Asia display but no East Asia inputs. RIM, did you hear us living in Asia?
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- 09-10-10, 01:57 PM #16
Everything is improved except browsing. It's still at least a notch below Android, which is almost as good as iPhone now. It still has the checkerboard effect and squeeze to zoom is less than perfect. Also, pages do not load any faster with this upgrade. That is a myth, or wishful thinking. They just don't load any faster.
- 09-10-10, 02:03 PM #17
Hopefully more os updates and improvement within the webkit will make things faster...just keep an eye open for new os releases and read what user input is on them...good luck and hopefully it will b there soon.
- 09-10-10, 02:41 PM #21
I can't wait for RIM to post this on their BB website. I just don't download leaked OS from somewhere (security issue) except RIM.
Hopefully it's soon as it's only 5 days away from the Rogers launch! and I hope it bundles with the East Asian Language too, so two birds in one shot!
- CrackBerry Abuser
09-10-10, 03:16 PM #23
- 322 Posts
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- 09-10-10, 04:42 PM #25