- CrackBerry Abuser
05-16-2012, 12:43 PM #51
- 214 Posts
I am extremely happy to report that after 24 hours this OS is running like a charm!
Battery life is fantastic and there are NO touchscreen issues! This is only the second update I have ever been able to install without touchscreen freezing. AT&T's .583 was the version I have been running since the original .261
I'm glad to finally catch-up to everyone else around here and look forward to additional testing!!
- 05-17-2012, 10:03 AM #53
Frankly, I can't see any objective difference between this and .258.
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- 05-17-2012, 02:12 PM #54
Hi JasW! I've only ever downloaded the .378 so I can't compare but I love this one. Much snappier and browser seems faster. Also the battery life is awesome! 2.25% battery drain with all day/no charge lifespan. Pull off charger in morning when I get up and at midnight it still has an avg of 35-45% left depending on usage. I'm thrilled! I haven't had the need to use HotSpot yet but I know this is one of the OS's that is no-charge for the moment with AT&T so that is cool as well.
- 05-18-2012, 10:57 AM #57
So, I have a question for people here and need some peer support/feedback - please and thank you. My carrier is Mobilicity and I have been successfully running Wind's 184.108.40.2067 OS release on my 9810 and it works fine. Got rid of the touchscreen issues I was experiencing with earlier 7.1.0.xxx OS releases from other carriers. Would you/should I update the phone to Mobilicity's release of 220.127.116.118 or just leave well enough alone?
The phone works fine now and I have all my apps running well. The only thing I am not keen on is the battery life of .267 isn't that great and I am wondering if .378 improves in this discipline? Thoughts/feedback?
- 05-18-2012, 02:11 PM #58
I never ran .267 so I can't speak to it, however the .378 from Mobilicity has been awesome and the battery life is unbelievable! Nearly 2.5 times what it was on 7.0. No issues on my 9810/7.1.378 at all and love it, but it isn't always the same for everyone. I know some on here have had issues so I guess it all depends and if your lucky.
Let us know how it goes and if you like it if you do download it. Good luck!
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-18-2012, 03:57 PM #60
- 271 Posts
I wonder, aside from the reportedly improved battery life in 378, if there is any improvement in this release compared with 284, which also has a "free" AT&T hotspot capability?
And if battery life is the major or single difference, is it that much better than 284?
I currently use 284 and don't seem to have problems with it, other than occasional hourglass delays with Google Maps, which seems to be present in all releases, and a couple of spontaneous reboots, which I suspect were related to third party software.
- 05-18-2012, 04:30 PM #61
I can't speak to .284 but heard it's good as well. I can tell you that on the .378 build, I have never had a spontaneous reboot and hardly ever an hourglass that has come up--in fact I can't think of any to be honest.
I run a lot of different apps and have several open at times for busines, and still no hourglass, which was a major issue with the 7.0 OS. I do subscribe to the old theory that if it ain't broken, don't fix it! That was my theory given to me by a guru on here, when it came to replacing my 7.0.261 which other than the hourglass, I had zero issues on. It wasn't until the hourglass got so bad that I finally gave in and upgraded--and so happy I did! Good luck!
- 05-19-2012, 07:56 AM #62
Well after I posted my forum message, I got an email from Blackberry informing me of the update from Mobilicity - ironic eh? I thought so and thus took it as a sign and bit the bullet. The upgrade went amazingly smooth and fast actually. I was worried I would encounter a hiccup as I have had one previously and lost the entire OS on the phone half way through install. Not this time though - flawless upgrade. All my information was intact and all my apps worked fine too. Had to do some re-setup with settings in them though. BeWeather encountered an exception on first boot and crashed but a full system reboot fixed that app.
So far so good. I can't tell a real difference yet from .267 but it's only been about 14 hours since install and 8 of those have been while the phone was off via "auto-off" at night. Today I will get an idea of how the battery behaves.
I'll write more when I have some experience with the install. But, so far, I feel good that I upgraded. Now, if I have a problem with the phone, I can take it to a Mobilicity dealer and not have them complain that I'm not on their official release by the carrier and not honouring the warranty as a result (its possible I figure). So this is peace of mind I suppose.
- CrackBerry Addict
05-19-2012, 10:22 AM #63
- 688 Posts
build is ok thou i find it draining my battery a bit faster coming from 258, this one handles better on navigation, but still find six tools, wakeful and another app always seems to be in the title drop menu, don't know if this is something new with this app but ever since i used the 7.1v's of these OS's i notice that. battery drain is 20.0 average.
by the way hotspot still works on this for att users so thats a major plus and its faster speeds i notice it.
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- CrackBerry Newbie
05-19-2012, 12:33 PM #65
- 3 Posts
Up and running. Fairly smooth process. Lost Bridge, but app update fixed that. Just resetting apps and various options. Downloaded Beta 7.1 DM at same time. Living dangerously.
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- 05-22-2012, 06:51 PM #66
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-22-2012, 08:17 PM #67
- 260 Posts
I do have the Desktop Software for the Mac... but the new OS I download is an .exe file (a Windows executable) and it won't run on a Mac.
I can't look a gift horse in the mouth, the Mac was given to me when my PC died (I'm going through some really rough financial times )
I guess I will just have to wait out an official release from AT&T.
- CrackBerry Genius
05-23-2012, 04:39 PM #68
- 3,894 Posts
I'm not a mac user or pretend to know anything about them, but from what I read on CB, you can use windows DM and install an exe with a program called bootcamp. From what I gather it allows you to run windows on a mac.
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- CrackBerry Master
05-24-2012, 08:20 AM #70
- 1,087 Posts
Running this since last 3 days... Seems Good update till now... Only one thing... Battery life discharges @ avg 3.5 against 2.5 on .205 which I was running earlier... Let's see how it settles in coming days..
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- CrackBerry Master
05-24-2012, 12:42 PM #72
- 1,087 Posts
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- CrackBerry Abuser
05-25-2012, 10:50 AM #74
- 315 Posts
Well, the backlight issue seems to have settled itself and is now at 10. Battery life was not good for me yesterday, had to charge it when I got home from work. That being said, I did do about half an hour of websurfing in the morning in bright sunlight, potentially with the brightness being stuck at 70...
- CrackBerry User
05-25-2012, 11:54 AM #75
- 33 Posts
I've been having all kinds of issues since the install of rroyy's bridge app: hangs, freezes, etc. Been having to do a battery pull after every phone call to get it going again and on reboot it says "Java.Lang error" which I suspect is from the new Bridge app bc it wasn't doing it before install. So I'm glad I found this forum.
I'm on Win7 and had a dickens of a time finding the vendor.xml files to delete so I did a search on the Forum and lo and behold, CB had an article on it and the files were right where it said they would be. Deleted and ta-da! I made the mistake of not rebooting the PC before attempting to install and it froze up halfway through, then I got the 507 error and had a bit of a fright and crossed my fingers it would do a clean install after reboot. Yes it did. Now just to load all my apps and organizer back in. Hope that goes smoothly as well."So Cybil, how many of you are in there?"