- CrackBerry User
- 11 Posts
About to throw my 9860 out the window!
So my phone will on occasion bring up the timer icon but lately it has been freezing or having the timer icon every few seconds, including during calls which means the call continues but I can't do anything. Sometimes it goes away quickly other times in can be on for a few mins. This morning alone it's happen 20+ times.
What can I do to sort it out, I've taken the compression off picures already. Is it a memory thing?
7.0 bundle 2406 (v126.96.36.1995, platform 188.8.131.524)
Last edited by dg2009; 04-03-12 at 04:04 AM.
- CrackBerry Abuser
04-03-12, 08:33 AM #8
- 447 Posts
- 04-03-12, 08:34 AM #9
Install DeReset. Set it to reboot the phone once a day.
Install Memory Booster and set to auto.
Remove unused apps.
Do a battery pull. Leave battery out for a few minutes.
Start phone. See if this all helps.
If not start uninstalling apps until you have at least 100 megs free.
If all fails from above, wipe the phone and install 7.1. Either way if you are on anything older than 7.1 upgrade. Leave out apps and languages you do not need when installing the OS.
I just did the upgrade (no wipe) and so far so good.
Sent from my BlackBerry
Last edited by trsbbs; 04-03-12 at 09:35 AM.
- 04-03-12, 11:47 AM #13
If your phone is "hour glassing" constantly then it is a memory issue. Whenever you see the hour glass icon during regular operation, it basically means that the phone is struggling to free up enough memory to complete whatever task it is trying to complete.
Everyone has given good advice here already so I do not have much to add. Try wiping your device and installing the latest official OS. Make sure you don't have apps running in the background. Go into your application settings and see which apps are hogging your memory.
- 04-03-12, 01:05 PM #14
Might think about shrinking the OS (BBH Tool or BSAK) too to add extra space. Remember - these are not I-phones or Androids, we have highly limited application space and due to Java addressing, the device begins to slow when that memory pool begins to fill. I find that at 220-240 megs the device runs best, when it leaks memory to about 140-160 megs all heck breaks loose.
- 04-03-12, 03:18 PM #15
- 04-04-12, 09:16 AM #17
- 04-04-12, 09:41 AM #18
Just saying. Loaded words like dork and phrases like you should move on, just lead to a degradation in conversation and causes board flight. Finally - those who are so militantly pro-blackberry often turn off prospective BB users and have the opposite of the intended effect.
- 04-04-12, 05:58 PM #22
About to throw my 9860 out the window!
The newer the OS, The better the OS. Update it, and start enjoying your phone.
Someone says "Use an Official OS", ignore them.
Someone says "Delete Apps and Shrink your OS to make room", this will not hurt but its not a cure for a phone that needs a fresh new OS.
Someone says "Buy a different Brand", ignore them.
1) Do a complete backup using BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
2) Install the .342 OS on your computer.
3) Install BBSAK on your computer and "Wipe" and "Factory Reset" your phone.
4) Restart your computer.
5) Delete both vendor.xml files on your computer. The locations are in my signature.
6) Right Click the loader.exe file and click "Run as Administrator". Be patient, and the computer should start the update process.
7) After the update is done and the phone restarts you can begin setting up the phone.
8) At some point, go to Options/Device/Storage and hit the BlackBerry Button. From there you can run the "Repair Memory" routine twice. Once on your Built-In Memory and Once on your Memory Card.
9) Dont use BlackBerry Desktop manager to restore all your settings, that will screvv up your phone. Just restore the things that BlackBerry Protect doesnt backup. Mail, Messages, Alarms, Appointments, etc.
10) Reinstall your apps manually. Dont try to use the restore function for your apps.
11) Enable the Memory Cleaner in the options, Restart the phone a few times, and run the Memory Cleaner.
You should be good to go.
Last edited by olblueyez; 04-04-12 at 08:42 PM.