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  1. bullshark's Avatar
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    Default Pearl 9100: OS 5 or OS 6?

    Just got my unlocked 9100, the stock OS is a bit dated(5.0.0.604). So, should I update to the latest OS 5 or upgrade to OS 6?

    My concern with 6 is memory, would I have enough left to install a few apps(mainly document reading and editing) or no?

    Also, stability wise, which would be better?

    Keeping in mind I'll be traveling a lot(changing SIM and providers as I go) and OS maintenance isn't something I'll be in a position to do, at least for the next year.
    Last edited by bullshark; 02-15-2011 at 12:19 AM.
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    I think OS6 is pretty stable but it has some bugs. For casual users isn't a big deal, but if you're a heavy user maybe isn't a good idea.

    With OS6 you will get enough memory to intall many apps. Also, if you shrink the OS, you will get around 100mb. Think if the advantages of OS6 are good enough to sacrifice some stability, otherwise, I'd stick with OS5.

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  3. bullshark's Avatar
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    Since stability is of the utmost importance for me, I'll stick to 5.

    Thanks for the reply.
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    Hi there, i also tried os 6 on my phone, but i decided to go back to os5, i'm not a happy camper with os 6, maybe with my next phone i will see
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    I put 6 on then went back to 5. 6 sucked for me. Very sluggish and several apps that didn't run. Very few themes too. Only thing I miss about 6 was tabbed web browser.
    Phone history: Treo 600 -> Treo 650 -> Treo 680 -> Treo 650 -> HTC Excalibur -> 8300 -> 8330 -> 8120 -> 8900 -> 9700 -> 9100 -> 9780 -> 9900
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    Hi there!, I'm using the os 6 on my 9100, and it runs too much good, I think so!.
    I'm not a noob in the blackberry's thinks, but, I'm new in crackberry, i have experience in zonablackberry.com.
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    Hi there, i've installed 0s 6 on my bb 9100, and like 3 days later it appear a message that the bb aplication memory was under 1mb, and 1 day befor the aplication memory was 80mb and i havent installed more aplicatios!!...
    Then i reboot my bb and the memory was about 80mb and again later the same message.
    so i would like to now what i can do? or have you the same problem???
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyv91 View Post
    Hi there, i've installed 0s 6 on my bb 9100, and like 3 days later it appear a message that the bb aplication memory was under 1mb, and 1 day befor the aplication memory was 80mb and i havent installed more aplicatios!!...
    Then i reboot my bb and the memory was about 80mb and again later the same message.
    so i would like to now what i can do? or have you the same problem???
    Sounds like a very bad memory leak...
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    Default How do I go back to OS5?

    I stupidly went onto OS6 and its a very poor copy of Nokia.
    Give me the no nonsense BB menus instead of the stupid icons OS6 tries to copy. They are so small that they can't be understood.
    Could someone tell me where to get OS5 and how to install it?
    Cheers!
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    What's your version of os 5 preference if you want to roll back?
    Sol

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    I have changed my tune. OS 6.0.0.481 is better than OS5 for me. I was OS5, went to leaked OS6, had horrible experience and went back to OS5, now back to OS6, and like it a lot. Battery life is better (than OS5); tabbed browsing is nice; device is snappier; and Playbook bridge works.
    Phone history: Treo 600 -> Treo 650 -> Treo 680 -> Treo 650 -> HTC Excalibur -> 8300 -> 8330 -> 8120 -> 8900 -> 9700 -> 9100 -> 9780 -> 9900
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    Installed .534 & it seems very stable and responsive.
    I think OS6 is already where it needs to be in order to be used as the default OS for the Pearl 3G (just my opinion, don't shoot me)
    Last edited by jope28; 05-06-2011 at 10:09 AM.
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    can someone tell me how much spare memory you get between os 5 and 6. i'm thinkin about getting the pearl and im just worried that i wont hav enuf space to put my apps on there with os 6.

    is the os 6 small memory wise on devices with just 256mb of ram versus the fones that have 512?
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    After upgrade to 6.0, and install some apps abt 15MB. I still have 70MB free space so I dont think it's the big deal

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    Quote Originally Posted by jope28 View Post
    Installed .534 & it seems very stable and responsive.
    I think OS6 is already where it needs to be in order to be used as the default OS for the Pearl 3G (just my opinion, don't shoot me)
    I completely agree. .534 is great. The browser on OS 6 is reason enough to upgrade. Everything else is freshened up a bit, and very responsive. I installed the standard setup without extraordinary measures to cut out bloat (no "compression" or whatever people call it); I've got about 10MB of apps installed (as many as I want right now), and have 60MB free. I love it!
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    How does os6 affect battery life in comparison to os6? I've heard it's substantially worse. That true?
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    OS5 is better.
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    I've got two 9100s -

    one with v5.0.0.972

    one with v6.0.0.600

    OS6 is better
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    on what specific basis is 6 better than 5?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kurtla View Post
    on what specific basis is 6 better than 5?
    Good question - anyone else happy to chime in?
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    it won't even let me upgrade to 6 period?
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    I upgraded to OS6. There was no home screen contact searching like windows mobile.
    Thus i downgrade to OS5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erkange View Post
    I upgraded to OS6. There was no home screen contact searching like windows mobile.
    Thus i downgrade to OS5.
    How did you downgrade to OS5?
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    Can anyone help me out in how to downgrade from OS 6 to OS 5...
    I just installed OS 6 and some of the menu are just very hard to get used to.
    Another thing, is it really true that for OS 6 I could already play FLAC Files aside from the MP3s?
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    I dowloaded OS5 from blackberry.com.
    Uninstalled OS6 from my computer (control panel\add programs)
    Installed OS5 in my computer.
    opened loader.exe in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader
    Then choose old OS.
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