1. bigal77's Avatar
    Ok so heres my story....blackberry bold user for 20 months, first year i had it with no 3rd party apps, (or a few of them) since i had no data plan. Once i finally got a data plan, it began lagging due to low memory so I updated to os5.0 WIND (.509).

    First few days seemed rather well, needed to rest every week or so, then began to get choppy calls like many others on that OS. Used to get 24mb after a eset, and drop to like 11 quickly(by late afternoon)

    So i went to .592 AZER. First few days went good, had about 21 mb after a reset, and had to do do a reset every 24-48hrs just like on WIND, but it just got worse. 15mb after a reset, 2 resets per day, sometimes 3, low memory warnings.

    So now i tried .681 and WOW. Without brickbreaker..languages installed(like i did previously) I had 47mb !! I didnt even use shrink aos or anything.
    3rd party apps Apps installed now:
    Poynt
    Google maps
    Gmail app
    Flixster movies
    CrunchSMS
    SnapTu
    Score
    Personal Assistant
    MyRogers account
    Lookout mobile security
    3rd party THEME
    Weather EYE
    Dilbert comics

    I now get 33mb after a reset, and was at 21 after 24hrs.....ive been on this OS for 3 days, and simply WOW compared to my others.
    06-05-10 10:21 AM
  2. VDFK's Avatar
    Lol, amazing what one update can do, I know.
    06-05-10 10:25 AM
  3. cipher978's Avatar
    33 mb.....wow wait till you u[grade to a new phone and you get ten times that
    06-05-10 10:36 AM
  4. narci's Avatar
    I admit memory management is awesome, my only issue with 681 is the radio. It takes me forever to go from EDGE to 3G. Sometimes I have to force it to go 3G. Yes, 3G signal is strong in my house.

    As well, sling player doesn't work. I think this has to do with the radio because I can always connect to the slingbox, but only get black screen and slow garbled voices then an error message that says I lost connection. This is on wifi and 3G.

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    06-05-10 10:54 AM
  5. bigal77's Avatar
    I will upgrade to Slider....but until then, 33mb seems like a ton to us Bold users!
    06-05-10 11:22 AM
  6. NoahFecks's Avatar
    .610 is even better with memory, gives you at least a couple more MB after a restart and holds memory much better. I ran .681 for a couple weeks after running .610 for a month, I'm back to .610 now with much better memory management.

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    06-05-10 02:42 PM
  7. gbadude's Avatar
    I'm only getting 24mb after a battery pull....
    06-06-10 08:41 PM
  8. Bucks13's Avatar
    Well I hope your luck is better than mine. When I first upgraded to .681, I had 35MB after a battery pull and never dropped below 24MB. 3 weeks later, I drop to single digits w/in 12 hours.
    The only good thing is that, for the most part, even though the memory is low, my system stays pretty stable and doesn't hourglass often.
    Anybody else having this issue on .681?

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    06-07-10 10:18 AM
  9. skytrek's Avatar
    I admit memory management is awesome, my only issue with 681 is the radio. It takes me forever to go from EDGE to 3G. Sometimes I have to force it to go 3G. Yes, 3G signal is strong in my house.

    As well, sling player doesn't work. I think this has to do with the radio because I can always connect to the slingbox, but only get black screen and slow garbled voices then an error message that says I lost connection. This is on wifi and 3G.

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    I am also having the Slingplayer issues with this OS. Also not getting a good sync with Yahoo as well. I feel like I will have to go back to an earlier OS.
    06-15-10 12:38 AM
  10. AlKa's Avatar
    681 definitely has better memory management but battery leakage on the other hand has really increased. Battery goes down about 30% after each reset and barely lasts 24 hours.
    06-15-10 04:13 PM
  11. laollis's Avatar
    Have to reset the phone 3 times a day because of low memory. Battery doesn't last the entire day either.
    06-15-10 06:27 PM
  12. JerseyDriver's Avatar
    I am thinking of upgrading again, running 592 now, and I have found out a few things in the last week. Already sort of knew this from prior testing, but BBM groups will drop memory big time. I have been in a group for the last few months, and never had stable memory, always had to reboot at least once or twice a day at times. This past weekend I rebooted Sat afternoon, didn't open group chat at all, and I sat at 16 MB all weekend and yesterday. Left the group last night, added a few more apps back in and today it has dropped some and is not resting comfortably around 14 (starts about 20). With the group chat it was a constant (slow) drop from morning reset to evening under 10 and another reset. So with all these memory issues mentioned so far, it is something you may want to look at if you're running groups.
    06-15-10 08:57 PM
  13. ItnStln511's Avatar
    .610 is even better with memory, gives you at least a couple more MB after a restart and holds memory much better. I ran .681 for a couple weeks after running .610 for a month, I'm back to .610 now with much better memory management.

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    Where do you get .610? I did a search and couldn't find where to download it.
    07-14-10 02:57 PM
  14. JasW's Avatar
    Where do you get .610? I did a search and couldn't find where to download it.
    You didn't search well enough, mate -- still available here:

    9000M_PBr5.0.0_rel1027_PL5.2.0.57_A5.0.0.610.leak. exe

    An excellent build. Not better than .681 IMO, but I certainly wouldn't say it's worse.
    07-14-10 04:30 PM
  15. ItnStln511's Avatar
    You didn't search well enough, mate -- still available here:

    9000M_PBr5.0.0_rel1027_PL5.2.0.57_A5.0.0.610.leak. exe

    An excellent build. Not better than .681 IMO, but I certainly wouldn't say it's worse.
    Thanks JasW, I missed that.

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    07-14-10 05:20 PM
  16. That70sGAdawg's Avatar
    .681 does not run well on AT&T, plus bluetooth music streaming issues have me back on stock 4.6. I still believe that the speakers are louder with 4.6 over any 5.0 version I tried.
    07-14-10 11:46 PM
  17. JasW's Avatar
    .681 does not run well on AT&T
    You are decidedly in the minority on that point. The vast majority of AT&T users who've chimed in here on CB have had nothing but good things to say about this build.
    07-15-10 05:50 AM
  18. sdmcwilliams's Avatar
    You are decidedly in the minority on that point. The vast majority of AT&T users who've chimed in here on CB have had nothing but good things to say about this build.
    I agree. It runs great for me on AT&T.
    07-15-10 06:38 AM
  19. mikemey's Avatar
    .681 does not run well on AT&T, plus bluetooth music streaming issues have me back on stock 4.6. I still believe that the speakers are louder with 4.6 over any 5.0 version I tried.
    It must be you.

    I'm running .681 on my AT&T Bold, and its working fine. My battery lasts 2 days, my memory has been stable, and no real issues.

    The only complaint I have is wifi seems to turn itself on, but I can't even blame that on the OS because it may be something I did.

    If anyone can help on that, I'd appreciate it.
    07-15-10 10:11 AM
  20. Barljo's Avatar
    I've found that my mem seems to be fine, and battery life is so much better...

    I used to have a batt pull scheduled daily, and since I'm on this os, it's only twice weekly. Battery usually lasted from morning til night before hitting yellow, now it's way up around 25% or so by bedtime.

    This was my first effort at upgrading, and gave a new lease of life to my Bold. So much so, that I'm tempted to go for one of the much-vaunted WillyBoy 6 hybrids...

    Barljo
    07-15-10 11:38 AM
  21. laollis's Avatar
    .681 does not run well on AT&T, plus bluetooth music streaming issues have me back on stock 4.6. I still believe that the speakers are louder with 4.6 over any 5.0 version I tried.
    Of course everyone says "it must be you", but I'll agree with you. Not all phones are the same, and this OS isn't very good.
    07-16-10 09:24 PM
  22. seangordon's Avatar
    I've found that my mem seems to be fine, and battery life is so much better...

    I used to have a batt pull scheduled daily, and since I'm on this os, it's only twice weekly. Battery usually lasted from morning til night before hitting yellow, now it's way up around 25% or so by bedtime.

    This was my first effort at upgrading, and gave a new lease of life to my Bold. So much so, that I'm tempted to go for one of the much-vaunted WillyBoy 6 hybrids...

    Barljo
    I just did Willyboy 6.0.0.31 upgrade two nights ago....nice, snappy, good memory (no changes from 681) Not much in differences though....
    07-17-10 07:12 PM
  23. ItnStln511's Avatar
    I just did Willyboy 6.0.0.31 upgrade two nights ago....nice, snappy, good memory (no changes from 681) Not much in differences though....
    How's the battery life?

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    07-17-10 07:34 PM
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