Best OS for AT&T?
I know there have been many issues with loading 7.1 into AT&T 9810s, like mic issues and such. I am sick of 7.0 and my crappy battery life and also sick of no wifi hotspot. Can some one tell me which of the 7.1 versions works for AT&T. Oh yes I almost forgot I know some of the MIC issues have been in certain markets so just for FYI I am in Miami, Fl.
- 07-18-2012, 08:11 PM #3
MIC REPORTS FROM CITIES USING .4XX and .5XX OS's ON AT&T:
There were no mic problems reported from anyone in:
So. California, Chicago, Louisville, Miami, Raleigh (NC), and Texas
Mic problems were reported in the following areas:
Baltimore, Boise, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Eugene (OR), New Jersey, NY, Central PA, Philly, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, St. Louis, Wilmington (DE), Washington DC, and Wisconsin
So - since you are good to go with any OS - I would recommend 126.96.36.1999 - it is the most current official release, it has the best battery life to date, and it includes the Device Analyzer and Application Resource Monitor additions. You can check out the .569 thread and see people's findings - and best of all, YOU WILL NOT HAVE ANY MIC ISSUES (at least until you travel to a "problem city" . . .)9810 on BL Ultimate AT&T Special V4
- CrackBerry Abuser
07-18-2012, 08:33 PM #4
- 145 Posts
I use .378 and it works fine. The wifi hotspot works (use at your own risk). It is very stable for me and battery is usually between 2-3%. I do notice that the memory loss does seem a little higher than some others... but that is not too big of an issue for me.
Now I've not had any mic issues with any builds (I'm in Sacramento, CA), so I cannot comment on that.
I'd definitely try it out!!!!!
I have been looking for a while know and can't seem to find the guide on how to install this OS on my phone. I know I need to delete the vendor files and back up my apps and such but I can't seem to find the how to. I ran into a really good one the other day on Blackberry Empire but I can't seem to locate that one either. I need to improve my searches. Lol
- 07-18-2012, 10:40 PM #6
1) Back up your apps, settings, data, etc. using Desktop Manager (I also back up apps using BB Boss 2.2 as a fail over step should I need it)
2) Uninstall any current BB OS from your PC - I also run a registry cleaner (like CCleaner) after doing so to remove any WIN registry pointers that might cause problems
3) Install the new BB OS to your PC
4) Delete one or both vendor.xml files from your PC (as you noted)
5) Empty the recycle bin on your PC
5) Connect your device to your PC
6) Launch loader.exe (you will find this in on your PC in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research in Motion\Apploader) and follow the instructions
That's it - the recent versions of Loader.exe does everything - backs up your app, data and settings - completely wipes your device - installs the new OS, then restores all your apps, data and settings. About the only thing you can do wrong is to disconnect your device prematurely - wait until the loader app tells you the install is completed and it is safe to disconnect.
Hope this helps9810 on BL Ultimate AT&T Special V4
- 07-18-2012, 11:48 PM #9
2) You will find one of the possible two vendor.xml files in the Apploader folder - there may be a second vendor.xml file located in:
C:\Users\(your username)\AppData\Roaming\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Loader XML.9810 on BL Ultimate AT&T Special V4
- 07-19-2012, 12:43 AM #10
- CrackBerry Abuser
07-21-2012, 10:07 AM #13
- 285 Posts
- Ask for it.
Another one for .378. Have had ZERO issues with it at all. And I was afraid to download because .342 resulted in me having to get a replacement Torch. go with .378, I've been on it for almost a month now and no problems
- 07-21-2012, 07:54 PM #16
- 07-24-2012, 12:07 AM #22
- CrackBerry Newbie
07-25-2012, 04:43 PM #24
- 5 Posts
I hope your info is good because I'm really looking forward to an official update from AT&T, I've complained to them already about not upgrading for 6 months.