The best ver of OS 5 for Pearl 3G 9100
M'lady has a Pearl 3G, and she's fond of OS 5, so when I tried to upgrade her to OS 6 it wasn't long before she asked to go back to OS 5.
Anyhow, she's currently running 220.127.116.114 which seems to be causing freezing and what-not rather constantly. I'm wondering which ver of OS 5 has been running the best on the Pearl 3G 9100 for you peeps. Thanks in advance.
- 10-17-2011, 10:37 PM #2
I have had not a single issue with my os version and your other half is a real keeper as version 6 brings nothing significant from a productivity standpoint to the little device. the first thing most people do is get a v5 theme to get rid of the bs that v6 brings starting with that horizontal crap to drill into sub-menus. os 5 might be xp but v6 is vista for sure. v6 was just another fire ready aim from rim imo as is v7. they are one fcked up company but the 9100 can be a nice device for select individuals. sorry for the rant, on hold...BES 5.0.4 | 8700C > 8100 > 8120 > CBW9100|18.104.22.1684 |TMO Galaxy T849, 2.3.3,CF:root.unlocked |HTC One S for a day > 9780, 6.722 |
It does sound like .604 is problematic for you as well ;-)
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- 10-18-2011, 08:57 AM #9
I have had my device since the week it came out last year in july and have done maybe 7 or 8 battery pulls in total for that entire time, every other month tops. the only time I have reboot is when I have installed new apps or updates, maybe 12 times in total. .884 is rock solid and i have never had a single freeze or incident of any kind. my 9100 is windows 7 lolBES 5.0.4 | 8700C > 8100 > 8120 > CBW9100|22.214.171.1244 |TMO Galaxy T849, 2.3.3,CF:root.unlocked |HTC One S for a day > 9780, 6.722 |
- 10-24-2011, 03:40 AM #11
A good guess is that such honors are reserved *only* for full qwerty berrys as a defining/premium feature...
...I mean, it's not like restart options could be designed into an OS, now could it?
RIM needs to justify why customers should pay more, for devices with the same software potential/features - but making sensible decisions is not one of RIM's fortes, apparantly.
- 10-24-2011, 02:36 PM #13
thank god never had that one lol. was hopeful of getting a tmo curve for myself but the battery has been thinking twice - the 9100 has amazing battery life. you still on a 9780?BES 5.0.4 | 8700C > 8100 > 8120 > CBW9100|126.96.36.1994 |TMO Galaxy T849, 2.3.3,CF:root.unlocked |HTC One S for a day > 9780, 6.722 |
- 10-24-2011, 05:07 PM #14
Yea, just got one as a replacement candidate for my busted 9700...had hoped to find another bnib tmo 9700 - but those seem really scarce these days.
On the upside, the small footprint of the 9100 plus it's 9700 features makes it a killer pda.
I like the 9700 better. Had the 9780 from my previous work. The 9700 on OS 5 is mostly-so stellar (I gave up on OS 6 on it due to the limitations with the memory leak). It's still my fav device so far, after having gotten and returned the 9900 :-D
A few things: battery life was more or less unbearable. Also, I've never been very fond of the 9000's shape, and am not a huge fan of touchscreen but I like trying new things and seeing how I can adapt. I wasn't very happy about the fact that I was unable to silence the ringer on the 9900 while in the holster it came with. Also, the holster it came with would scratch the screen, so I had to use a screen protector and/or get a new holster. RIM really needs to get their act together all-in-all. When I went back to my 9700 after playing with the 9900 as I was about to exchange it due to some issues with the keyboard, I realized how much I had missed it, and ended up returning the 9900 without going for the exchange.
- 10-25-2011, 01:12 AM #19
wow that is insane, you could not adjust a profile to silence the ringer? what kind of fcking holster does it come with lol. you had me @ luke warm battery life..I am sort of lazy charging stuff so I need gear that has my back. I guess the 9700 is king of batterylife, almost 3 days on a bes server is my experience, not too shabby. RIM needs to get their act together, you said it brother but I fear it might be too late. what a shame, to trash a perfectly good company. what do the two guys @ the top care, they each are worth ~ 1B. They probably laughed when someone told them about a device from apple called the iphone years ago. they should have stuck to what they knew. anyway, the view is good from the cheap seats - the 9100 still works for me..funny, I am actually in MSs corner somewhat, I like the place since gates bowed out, exchange 10, server 08, W7 - 64 b everything - they own exchange, they could easily do something in the corp area that would be good.
Haha, not quite what I meant in terms of silencing it in the holster. What I was referring to is when you get a call and it's ringing while it's in your holster, with any older BB, you can press the volume button on the side to stop it from ringing if you don't want to look at your BB and/or answer the call at that moment. Every time you press the volume button, it stops ringing for a second or two and then it starts again. When you pull it out of the holster, the volume button will silence the ringer while ringing, but for instance while playing ping pong, it's a bit much work to do while in the middle of a game, so having to stop the game just to shut it up isn't ideal.
MS has a long way to go when it comes to smartphones. It's never been their specialty. They seem to still be owning the computer industry though, even though Apple hadn't been doing too badly in advancing with Jobs. Guess we'll see how well they do now without their master marketer ;-)
- 10-25-2011, 03:08 PM #21
lol got it, my vol keys are so stiff that the feature would be useless + I always use vibrate. everyone is different. yeah, agree re ms and phones, my only thought is that they could prob figure out the outlook > exchange sync as they own it all and you are correct, will be very interesting to see what happens with apple
BTW in respect to batt life, you might be OK with the 9900 if the Pearl 3G lasts you 3 days. I've heard that it's batt life isn't the best as well, but for m'lady it lasts forever, so it really depends on how you use it. My batts usually last about 30 hours give or take, so I usually charge it when I go to bed. It's a lot better on OS 6 than on 5, but on 5 it almost always lasts me front waking to going to bed (usually well, well less than 30 hrs ;-) ).
As for MS, they've been trying to get their smartphones happening for so long, I've got a feeling there's no hope for them in that department.
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03-16-2013, 05:30 PM #25
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1. Kill the stupid extra side-scrolling menus
2. Stop the scrolling between conversations as I move my selector left and right within a text?
If so, how do I go about getting this OS 5 theme on my phone with OS 6 installed?
If not, are there any versions of OS 6 that do not have these annoying features? Or another way to alter OS 6 so it doesn't do that anymore?