1. Calvin Harris's Avatar
    After stumbling poorly at the start, and with a few new tricks, I was finally able to get 10.3.0.442 running on my TMo Z10 daily driver two weeks ago. So I can now make a fair assessment and share my experience, hopefully to add to the already extensive list of findings, results, and experiences.

    First, I am a die-hard BB user from the very first RIM device, the multi-line two-way pager that synched with Outlook. I missed the first few attempts at a smartphone, but picked back up with the initial Curve, and have been totally committed to BB ever since. I have never owned an IOS or Android phone, nor am I interested in doing so.

    I have an extensive background in IT dating back to the late 70's and I have been using Beta and Hybrid OS's since I can remember, so I am no stranger to this arena either.

    With great anticipation I waited to see what was going to happen after the announcement by John Chen, regarding OS leaks, and I was greatly pleased to see the 10.3.0.140 leak. Unfortunately I was unable to get a stable install, because a system reboot/restart would reset the entire device and remove all customizations and installs. I had the same issues with 10.3.0.296 and 442 until I found a fix in these forums.

    So having a successful and stable install, applying customizations, etc. I have been a daily user., and here are my observations/experiences:

    Battery Life
    : (one of the most distinguishing factors amongst smartphones is the life of the Blacberry battery) not as good as in 10.2.1.3175. My normal usage includes WiFi, Location Services, Facebook, EMail, SMS, and Browser. I would consider myself a heavy user, and my battery generally lasts 12 hours or more. With the 10.3.0.442 I am getting about half of that. Fortunately I carry a fully charged OEM spare LS1 (1800mAh), and previously i rarely used it, while I am using it daily now. I am also finding myself plugging my phone in more often to avoid low battery situations that were never an issue before. I am also disabling WiFi and turning Vibration off, using "Normal" notification more. Charging seems to be a slower process as well.

    I am also taking advantage of "bedside" mode and the "face down" power saving features in 10.3, but evenso, battery life is considerably shorter.

    Hub: (Another great convenience and selling feature is the availability of all messaging in one place, Server sync, and the ability to file/save/share messages, calendaring, and tasks that the Hub facilitates) In 10.3.0.442 the Hub has new features and functionality, menu and icon placement changes. I have been experiencing frequent freezes in Hub, forcing reboots to resolve, mostly when deleting multiple items in excess of 10. Resetting with the 4 L2R swipes seems to be much faster. Minus the freezes, I am very pleased with the Hub changes and enhancements.

    Browser: (I have stuck with the default browser) The browser seems faster, and I find myself using it more than in previous versions. Desktop mode is a great help when performing admin duties on manged pages and forums, for fuctionality that is not available in mobile browser mode.

    Camera: (Another plus) The Panaramic mode is awesome, while I understand that it is available in other OS's, clearly a feature that I now absolutely cannot live without. Takes picture taking and capture to a whole new level. Easy interface and new design for the Camera menus is a plus; focus seems to be faster. Overall, the camera always gets a great response from people I share pictures with.

    Picture Albums and Editing: (Always a plus, is the ability to edit photos, whether I took them or I received them from another user. Often photos are dim when i receive them from others, so being able to edit/enhance and brighten photos helps greatly) I like the new "story" function, but have lost the ability to toggle between the device and the media card.

    SD Storage: (Never been an issue previously, and I store over 10GB of music on my sd card) I am using a 32GB card and lately I have been experiencing errors when connceting to my Win8 PC, that corrupts the card and makes all of the pictures and files inaccessible. I have been fixing this problem with the use of Recuva and reformatting by the Z10. I am now using a 16GB card to eliminate the card as the problem without a reoccurance, for about 24 hours after the 3rd wipe of the 32GB card.

    Overall I am very pleased with the direction and changes implemented to date in the 10.3 OS. I am sure we'll get Device Manager working, and iron out the battery and Hub issues. My only real problem has been the SD card problems of late, which I hope I can narrow down to the card itself. Anxiously awaiting the next release. Thanks!
    Dave Liao and abramadhi like this.
    06-04-14 03:21 PM
  2. Johny 5's Avatar
    Can you post what setup for 442 you have? Which bars you loaded from which OS that sort... thanks .

    Posted via CB10
    06-04-14 03:34 PM
  3. zackoff96's Avatar
    Same experience here as well. But I don't have the battery and hub issues. the battery lasts longer than my last os (2947) and the hub never freezes.

    The device monitor still doesn't work though.
    06-04-14 05:20 PM
  4. Al moon's Avatar
    hey calvin nice to see your enjoying 10.3 ive been on it for about a month and the battery for me seems pretty good i do however use the 4200mah battery which lasts well thru the day without changing anything. for me though calender just force closes video app wont work but i can go thru the pictures app and view them. phone app wont show incoming or outgoing calls and the contact app doest work either but even like this its been more than useful for me
    06-04-14 05:39 PM
  5. Michael Neubauer's Avatar
    I stumbled, no fell flat on my face and hit a brick when I transitioned to 10.3. Thanks to your original thread and the helpful replies I have been enjoying 10.3 for approximately two weeks though it is a patch job at best.

    So, like Johny 5, I would appreciate a clear outline of what you installed and in what order.

    Thank you!

    Posted via CB10
    06-04-14 07:07 PM
  6. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    Calvin, turn off the automatic stories in picture settings. I betcha that's what's killing your battery.
    06-04-14 07:57 PM
  7. bmercer94's Avatar
    Calvin, turn off the automatic stories in picture settings. I betcha that's what's killing your battery.
    I didn't even know that was a thing. If my battery life improves I'll definitely be happy and pass the message on. As well as the karma

    Posted via CB10
    06-04-14 08:10 PM
  8. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    I didn't even know that was a thing. If my battery life improves I'll definitely be happy and pass the message on. As well as the karma

    Posted via CB10
    It taxes the heck outa indexing, and makes scrolling through images a PITA. Can't wait for them to perfect it, cause it is a very nice feature.
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    06-04-14 08:30 PM
  9. Gearheadaddy's Avatar
    Calvin I'm on Verizon STL100-4 running 10.3.0.296 with the updated 442 files on top of it. I'm running smoothly having none of the issues with camera, hub, videos that you have. Did you restore? I didn't. I started fresh. Nice panoramic addition to the camera.

    Trusted Member Genius on Verizon 10.3.0.296/442
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    06-05-14 10:14 AM
  10. crailey01's Avatar
    Calvin I'm on Verizon STL100-4 running 10.3.0.296 with the updated 442 files on top of it. I'm running smoothly having none of the issues with camera, hub, videos that you have. Did you restore? I didn't. I started fresh. Nice panoramic addition to the camera.

    Trusted Member Genius on Verizon 10.3.0.296/442
    Currently I'm running the same thing you are with no problems except for the browser mobile banking website we discussed earlier in a previous thread.

    10.3.0.296/.441 w updated .442 .Bars
    06-05-14 10:29 AM
  11. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    Calvin I'm on Verizon STL100-4 running 10.3.0.296 with the updated 442 files on top of it. I'm running smoothly having none of the issues with camera, hub, videos that you have. Did you restore? I didn't. I started fresh. Nice panoramic addition to the camera.

    Trusted Member Genius on Verizon 10.3.0.296/442
    I did restore, didn't have the panoramic camera, factory reset, made sure panoramic was available, then restored everything again. All working great, and battery life on a par with 3125. There's certainly the potential for corrupt backup data causing some issues though. A factory reset to test isn't a bad idea at all.
    06-05-14 11:05 AM
  12. Calvin Harris's Avatar
    Here's my complete Z10 System. Battery seems to be working better, without any changes to Photo/picture Storybooking. Hub still locking up but less frequently. I'm using a 16GB card and havent experienced any problems.

    2048 using Scoreloop 2.0.0.21
    Alarm Clock FREE 1.2.0.1
    Apollo for BlackBerry 10 (Pandora Radio Client) 2.0.0.222
    BeBeOS Mobile App 1.3.5.18714
    BeWeather 10 Pro 2.0.22.1766
    BlackBerry Beta Zone 10.0.0.34
    Box 1.2.1.70
    CB10 1.5.0.1
    CNN App for BlackBerry 1.0.0.0
    Connect to Dropbox 1.2.1.60
    Connect to Microsoft OneDrive 1.0.0.9
    Double Up 8.16.32.1
    ETA Transit Directions 1.0.4.1
    Evernote 5.2.2.718
    Facebook 10.4.1.11
    File Vault 8.2.0.1
    Foursquare 10.4.1.1708
    GasBuddy - Find Cheap Gas Prices 4.8.1.1
    IntouchApp Contacts - Backup + Sync + Auto-update 2.0.3.3
    Kindle for BlackBerry 10 2.0.0.1
    News for BlackBerry 1.8.1.1
    PGpgp 1.5.0.0
    Poynt 1.0.31.0
    SMS Backup 1.1.4.14
    SoundHound 1.2.0.0
    T-Mobile MyAccount 1.2.2401.0
    Track My Car 1.0.10.1
    Tri-Towers Solitaire for BlackBerry 10 1.0.0.1000
    Wi-Fi Calling 10.1.1.127
    com.jaredco.flashlight2 10.0.0.502
    com.s4bb.easysmileypack 3.7.3.1
    com.greenmango.solitaire.tripeaks 1.0.0.4
    com.instagram.android 1.0.275.2112
    com.live365.mobile.android.broadcasttool 1.0.0.4
    glowingeye.magictowers 1.0.100.702
    com.linkedin 10.1.7.3
    com.rim.bb.app.adobeReader 10.4.2.15
    com.rim.bb.app.cardholder 0.0.3.11
    com.twitter 10.3.0.222
    sys.airtunes 10.300.0.11
    sys.cfs.webdav.todtm 1.3.0.1
    sys.clock 11.30.0.7
    sys.compass 10.3.0.7
    sys.data.asr 10.3.0.18
    sys.data.bluetooth 10.3.0.4
    sys.data.nuance_vocon.eng 10.3.0.3
    sys.escreens 10.3.0.189
    com.assetscience.BBVE 2.8.6.21
    com.redlightoflove.snap 2.0.0.2
    com.tcs.maps 10.3.0.109
    sys.android 10.3.0.41
    sys.android.shell 10.3.0.41
    sys.appworld 5.1.0.14
    sys.AudioRecorder 10.3.0.3
    sys.authentication.clixel_plugin 10.3.0.1
    sys.barcode 10.3.0.4
    sys.bb_screen_reader 10.3.0.6
    sys.bbm 10.3.24.3
    sys.browser 10.3.0.22
    sys.btviewer 10.3.0.4
    sys.bug_reporter_3 10.3.0.3
    sys.bugreport 1.0.2.37
    sys.calculator 10.3.0.4
    sys.camera 10.300.0.22
    sys.chat 10.3.0.60
    sys.chatblend 10.3.0.66
    sys.data.carrier_data 10.3.0.531
    sys.data.ecid450.branding 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.ecid450.branding.opt 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.ecid450.config 10.3.0.8
    sys.data.ecid450.modem_config 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.ecid450.vvm 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.ecidcommon.config 10.3.0.6
    sys.data.hwid8500240A.certifications 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.imf.af_ZA 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.imf.ar_SA 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.imf.ca_ES 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.imf.cs_CZ 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.imf.da_DK 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.imf.de_DE 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.imf.el_GR 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.imf.en_GB 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.imf.en_US 10.3.0.6
    sys.data.imf.es_ES 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.imf.eu_ES 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.imf.fa_IR 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.imf.fi_FI 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.imf.fr_FR 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.imf.gl_ES 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.imf.he_IL 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.imf.hg_IN 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.imf.hi_IN 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.imf.hr_HR 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.imf.hu_HU 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.imf.id_ID 10.3.0.4
    sys.data.imf.it_IT 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.imf.ja_JP 10.3.0.4
    sys.data.imf.jv_ID 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.imf.kk_KZ 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.imf.ko_KR 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.imf.ms_MY 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.imf.nb_NO 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.imf.nl_NL 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.imf.pl_PL 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.imf.pt_BR 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.imf.pt_PT 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.imf.ro_RO 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.imf.root 10.3.0.14
    sys.data.imf.ru_RU 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.imf.sk_SK 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.imf.sl_SI 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.imf.sr_RS 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.imf.su_ID 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.imf.sv_SE 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.imf.th_TH 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.imf.tl_PH 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.imf.tr_TR 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.imf.vi_VN 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.imf.zh 10.3.0.8
    sys.data.nuance_ve_data 10.3.0.5
    sys.data.nuance_vocon.arw 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.nuance_vocon.bgb 10.3.0.2
    sys.data.nuance_vocon.cah 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.nuance_vocon.czc 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.nuance_vocon.dad 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.nuance_vocon.dun 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.nuance_vocon.ena 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.nuance_vocon.eni 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.nuance_vocon.enu 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.nuance_vocon.fif 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.nuance_vocon.frc 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.nuance_vocon.frf 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.nuance_vocon.ged 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.nuance_vocon.grg 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.nuance_vocon.iti 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.nuance_vocon.jpj 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.nuance_vocon.kok 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.nuance_vocon.mnc 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.nuance_vocon.mnt 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.nuance_vocon.non 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.nuance_vocon.plp 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.nuance_vocon.ptb 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.nuance_vocon.ptp 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.nuance_vocon.rur 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.nuance_vocon.spe 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.pbcd 10.3.0.4
    sys.data.quip.authtokens 10.3.0.726
    sys.data.wallpaper 10.3.0.3
    sys.data.zoneinfo 10.3.0.5
    sys.dxtg.sstg 10.12.3.21
    sys.dxtg.stg 10.12.3.21
    sys.dxtg.wtg 10.12.3.21
    sys.filepicker 11.30.0.13
    sys.firstlaunch 10.3.0.16
    sys.fuse 1.0.0.86
    sys.games 10.3.0.9
    sys.help 10.3.0.9
    sys.hotspotBrowser 10.3.0.16
    sys.installhandlerui 10.3.0.2
    sys.invokeTargetSelection 10.3.0.7
    sys.mediaplayer 10.3.0.18
    sys.mediastreamer 10.2.0.7
    sys.miracastviewer 10.3.0.0
    sys.NFCViewer 10.3.0.6
    sys.notification_card 10.3.0.5
    sys.OfflineTimeshift 1.0.0.28
    sys.paymentsystem 10.3.0.10
    sys.perimeterbrowser 11.30.0.5
    sys.phone 10.3.0.70
    sys.phone_settings 10.3.0.68
    sys.pictureeditor 10.300.0.7
    sys.pictures 10.300.0.13
    sys.picturesviewer 10.300.0.13
    sys.pim.attachments.card 10.3.0.48
    sys.pim.calendar 10.300.0.48
    sys.pim.calendar.viewer.eventcreate 10.300.0.48
    sys.pim.calendar.viewer.ics 10.300.0.48
    sys.pim.calendar.viewer.nav 10.300.0.48
    sys.pim.contacts 10.5.300.48
    sys.pim.email.card 10.3.0.148
    sys.pim.email.composer.card 10.3.0.248
    sys.pim.messages 10.3.0.48
    sys.pim.provider.traveler 10.3.0.46
    sys.pim.remember 10.3.0.48
    sys.places.cards 10.3.0.7
    sys.rcse 10.3.0.50
    sys.settings 10.3.0.37
    sys.settings.accounts 10.3.0.10
    sys.setupbuffet 10.3.0.6
    sys.simtoolkit_ui_app 10.3.0.1
    sys.smartcalling 10.3.0.70
    sys.smartcard 10.3.0.17
    sys.socialconnect.facebook 10.3.0.14
    sys.socialconnect.linkedin 10.3.0.14
    sys.socialconnect.twitter 10.3.0.14
    sys.socialconnect.youtube 10.3.0.14
    sys.sysmon 10.3.0.6
    sys.uri.bbhub 10.3.0.2
    sys.uri.textmessaging 10.3.0.2
    sys.uri.youtube 10.3.0.1
    sys.video_editor 10.3.0.7
    sys.videoplayer 10.300.0.10
    sys.weather 10.3.0.6
    sys.wifisendcard 10.3.0.4
    sys.zbbiocm 10.3.0.2
    06-06-14 11:29 AM

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