- 11-16-12, 09:09 PM #6
Just did the update via DTM. Not sure what it is supposed to change or improve, but it did take about 45 minutes for me. No problems as far as I can tell, and it did put everything back just as it was before the update. Of course, I did have to remove the apps that it put back on that I had removed, but that wasn't any problem.
Will see if I notice anything different, or feel free to post your findings on this OS
What ever it changed, if anything, I am keeping in mind that I will accept it for what it is and Feb will be here before we know it. Soon this will be a device of the past, although I will go on to say that I didn't really encounter too many problems other then the once a week battery pulls, and the lag I had from time to time, but all in all this has been a good phone for me. Can hardly wait for BB 10! I am sold, no matter what else it does or doesn't offer. Bring it on!!
I hope one of these means "Device doesn't lock up after playing Music files via Bluetooth then trying to make a call"
+ “Network Extender” icon now shows on the Home Screen when connected to a
Verizon Network Extender.
+ Enhanced Virtual Keyboard.
+ Improved language switching.
+ Battery Saving Mode has been added to help improve battery life.
+ Wireless Media Server has been added and allows for wireless sharing of media.
+ BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing support is now available.
+ Improved performance of the Commercial Mobile Alert System
+ Improvements to VZ Navigator® app while roaming.
+ Enhanced home screen responsiveness and reduced touch screen lockups.
+ Enhancements for GPS to add more accuracy to location information.
+ Improvements for VOIP applications.
+ Improved battery life while using Wi-Fi.
+ Implemented a new version of the Amazon Music Store version 188.8.131.52
that has improved connectivity and reliability.
+ Modify code to allow VoIP to use media recording path and avoid loss
+ If your smartphone has BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES),
improvements have been made to ensure proper delivery of emails.
- 11-17-12, 11:55 AM #11
It didn't show up on DM when I checked for updates so I went to the Verizon site and downloaded it to my PC. Re-started DM and it found it and installed. Maybe 30 minutes. All working fine. I am on a BES for work and it restored that fine too. Not seeing anything new that jumps out to me but from the list above, I shouldn't expect much. Just sharing a positive update experience.
- 11-19-12, 05:28 PM #15
Mobile hot spot seems to be working without signing up first. I'm on Verizon and it has never connected before. It always sent me to a verizon site to sign up for a package.
Update: nevermind, I shut it off and then tried it again and it said it had to be activated.
- 11-19-12, 10:55 PM #20
I had a very uneventful (good) upgrade via DM. All my apps were reinstalled and I was up and running in 40 minutes or so. A completely different story from my last (OTA) debacle. Good times!
Can't really say I notice much difference though. I'm sure they had good reasons for the OS upgrade.
- 11-20-12, 12:27 PM #21
After letting my phone sit all night, it *finally* updated (MUCH longer process than I anticipated). Noticeable differences are that has a battery saving mode, monitors un-used apps running in the background, and the battery seems to charge quicker. Will see what else I find once I've had more time to play with it...
- CrackBerry Abuser
11-24-12, 01:23 PM #22
- 263 Posts
- s & Needles
It bricked my phone and I can't do anything now. Downloaded OTA last night and it's been hung up at 6% backing up since around 8PM last night. Can't even use DM to restore the phone because it won't connect. When I pull the battery it starts the process again and freezes at 6%. I am completely dead in the water now.
Any suggestions or tips would be appreciated.
- 11-24-12, 02:44 PM #23
Sorry to hear about your issues Saintsfan.
I went through the same OTA meltdown on the .580 OS. I got the phone back to life this way:
Started DM on computer.
Connected my 9850
Went through a few steps until DM said I needed a complete overwrite losing all that was on the phone. I said yes and got the phone back again but with all its contents overwritten. Luckily, I had backed up a week prior so I was able to upload that back up and whatever BB Protect was able to save (I have auto backups activated). Good luck!!
Say no to OTA updates!
- CrackBerry Abuser
11-24-12, 02:48 PM #24
- 263 Posts
- s & Needles
Thanks, I'll give that a try. DM for me though hasn't worked right in quite some time. Every time I try to do a backup, it hangs up when it's just about complete and the only way to cancel the backup is to pull the phone and reboot the computer.
And I do usually do DM updates, but again, before attempting the OTA last night, DM hung doing a backup when I plugged the phone in, so I went against my better judgement and tried the OTA.
I'll try your suggestion now and let you know if it works.
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