1. jlsnyder's Avatar
    So the keypad lock on the top of the phone works but the standby button no longer does?>??>>
    03-31-10 01:39 PM
  2. Busta-B's Avatar
    You know what, I didn't notice that til now... I rarely use the button... but I wonder what's the deal???
    03-31-10 01:50 PM
  3. Member_6590's Avatar
    Yeah, I've always used this - kinda bummed about it.
    03-31-10 01:52 PM
  4. webmastir's Avatar
    Because having both options was redundant. Standby locks the keyboard and saves power by keeping the screen off...
    03-31-10 01:56 PM
  5. trophynuts's Avatar
    i think this topic was discovered originally in either the Sprint .484 build or the one right after that. Its not a flaw of the OS just a change that RIM made and some people don't like it. I don't experience it because i am sticking with .419
    03-31-10 02:52 PM
  6. slinky317's Avatar
    You can also hold the "A" button to lock the phone. Unlocking though must be done at the top left shoulder button. It works well for me - my standby button was getting worn out anyway!
    03-31-10 03:19 PM
  7. redwanhuq's Avatar
    The "Mute" key used to put the phone in standby. Now it just mutes the phone, shocker? Lock key now truly LOCKS the device. Why are people complaining? Just get used to it.
    03-31-10 03:22 PM
  8. carrickfergus's Avatar
    The "Mute" key used to put the phone in standby. Now it just mutes the phone, shocker? Lock key now truly LOCKS the device. Why are people complaining? Just get used to it.
    Amen, brother! Why is logic confusing everyone?
    03-31-10 04:38 PM
  9. Jatlfan's Avatar
    Yep, when 5 was released on Sprint we all had this gripe.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-31-10 05:02 PM
  10. PlainEnvelopes's Avatar
    Because having both options was redundant. Standby locks the keyboard and saves power by keeping the screen off...
    makes sense to just have one now.
    03-31-10 05:15 PM
  11. JMK33's Avatar
    5.0 can suck one, im all for 4.7.1.40 and my standby button.
    03-31-10 05:19 PM
  12. jlsnyder's Avatar
    I agree! Regardless if the standby button ACTUALLY saved battery, it helped my self esteem to think I was actually contributing somehow to trying to have a longer battery life
    03-31-10 09:16 PM
  13. webmastir's Avatar
    5.0 can suck one, im all for 4.7.1.40 and my standby button.
    4.7 was a joke. the constant 552 errors etc was the a big enough problem to make me never enjoy my BB. yes, it doesn't do it anymore of course, since i started to use the os5 leaks while back, but i was just appalled at how long it took to get addressed (yes i know it was Verizon's fault). i will never forget the inconvenience that constantly caused me during routine app upgrades/theme installs/app removals/etc. cannot wait until the end of the year comes so i can go Android

    anyway, back on topic & after my rant, i actually didn't like the lock screen/method in 4.7. i always had to stare at my phone for 2-3 seconds to make sure it actually went into lock mode... now it's INSTANT
    Last edited by webmastir; 03-31-10 at 09:46 PM.
    03-31-10 09:43 PM
  14. drumzalicious's Avatar
    The "Mute" key used to put the phone in standby. Now it just mutes the phone, shocker? Lock key now truly LOCKS the device. Why are people complaining? Just get used to it.
    no it doesnt. if you have a password you still have to wait the set amount of time for the password to kick in
    03-31-10 11:21 PM
  15. clexman's Avatar
    5.0 can suck one, im all for 4.7.1.40 and my standby button.
    You do realize that pressing the lock button on the new 5.0 OS is the same as standby on the 4.7 OS.

    If you want to password lock your phone you can do so by pressing "K" when "dial from the home screen," is off or it can be assigned to one of the convenience keys.
    04-01-10 03:41 AM
  16. StealthMan's Avatar
    makes sense to just have one now.
    Yup, it's much better now
    04-01-10 06:06 AM
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