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  1. codemaker's Avatar
    Newest 8830 OS 4.5.0.169 from U.S. Cellular

    BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.5.0.281 (Multilanguage)

    Package Version: 4.5.0.281
    Consisting of:
    • Applications: 4.5.0.169
    • Software Platform: 3.4.0.51
    • File name: 8830uAMEA_PBr4.5.0_rel281_PL3.4.0.51_A4.5.0.169_U. S._Cellular_.exe
    • File size: 82.6MB


    https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...71EA6A4B290280

    Upgrade Instructions

    Findings Summary

    The following findings have been collecting from the posts in this thread and on this forum. Positive findings are marked in blue, negative findings are marked in red. Neutral or unconfirmed findings in gray.

    • Device operation is smooth. codemaker s62
    • Minimal lag. High responsiveness. codemaker
    • Calendar is properly restored during upgrade. codemaker

    • Audible squeak/chirp on the line during calls. 312 delphis96
      This is possibly related to the region you are in or the network you are connected to. ediggity Frankie Figs
    • Random (?) "Device media processor is busy." error, causes no further audio notifications or music playback. codemaker BB KB14943 BB KB14028
      Playback is restored after a battery pull.

    • High initial boot memory. codemaker
    • Decreased battery life. Frankie Figs
    • No spell checking. kylemcdonald87
      This seems like an isolated report. Other users have working spell checking.
    • Keyboard stops responding Frankie Figs
    • Improved call quality. s62



    Note: If any RIM engineers reading this are interested, I can also attempt to collect instructions on reproducing these issues.
    Last edited by codemaker; 11-01-09 at 08:41 PM.
    09-09-09 10:24 AM
  2. 2000 Man's Avatar
    Never had a "squeak" on my Sprint 8830. Running the hybrid now and will try the new OS once it's rolled into the 5.0 hybrid any day now. Hoping for less memory leak with the new OS.
    09-09-09 11:42 AM
  3. codemaker's Avatar
    I loaded this on my phone this evening and played around with it. I have updated the findings summary with my findings.
    09-09-09 09:59 PM
  4. 2000 Man's Avatar
    High memory compared to? Any numbers? The "Device media processor is busy" bug sounds like a bad one. Losing audio notifications for incoming calls would be a deal-breaker.
    09-09-09 10:53 PM
  5. codemaker's Avatar
    High memory compared to 4.5.0.135. The source of those findings is linked.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-10-09 07:49 AM
  6. delphis96's Avatar
    I haven't experienced the loss of sound with 169 yet. I definitely had it with 160 and the 160/5.0 hybrid. I have had the chirp a couple times after talking for > 5 min (approx).

    Memory is higher than 138 for me, by 5-7MB. Its very similar to what I had with 160. Memory leak seems to be pretty good on 169 as well.

    Figure out the chirp, and we may be good to go.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-10-09 04:13 PM
  7. delphis96's Avatar
    Fyi, I did brick my phone before installing 169. Seems to be a much cleaner install than my 160 install.

    Also, screen delay is much better than my experience with 138 and 160.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-10-09 04:18 PM
  8. gbean's Avatar
    If this still has the media processor problems, it is no better than the .160/5.0 hybrid.
    09-12-09 01:08 PM
  9. gbean's Avatar
    I just tried this just because.

    I havent gotten any media processor errors out of this one,
    and I have noticed a little more memory free.
    This is compared to .160/5.0 hybrid.
    09-20-09 06:37 PM
  10. cariduros's Avatar
    This must be the beginning of the end of the 8830. A new OS and only 9 posts. Wow. I'll be installing the new OS today. If anything good or bad happens, I'll post.
    09-21-09 11:50 AM
  11. beri's Avatar
    I definitely notice he chirps....gets annoying after a while
    09-22-09 11:48 PM
  12. DriftlessDB's Avatar
    Updated yesterday, slightly more memory than with .160 and it doesn't seem to leak down as fast. Maybe just my phone usage for the last day, but the battery seems to be holding charge better/more efficient. Not a whole lot different other than that, good to see the new OS out, I thought the 8830 was going to be done development wise. I debate getting a tour every day, but really like my 8830. I'm holding out for now.

    DB
    09-24-09 10:19 AM
  13. 2000 Man's Avatar
    I'm running the .169 hybrid now. So far, so good. No chirps ever and a bit more memory than the .160 hybrid. No media errors either.

    For anyone considering the Tour, don't. They really are junk. The keyboards are worse than the 8830 but the biggest problem is the trackball. Major hardware problems there.
    09-24-09 10:23 AM
  14. Frankie Figs's Avatar
    Has anyone tried using the radio from 138 to see if the squeaking goes away? I didnt have any issues with squeak on 160 until I got to Virginia. It only happened there. Im preparing to install 169 now. Wish me luck lol
    09-24-09 12:25 PM
  15. hurdleman48's Avatar
    Running the .169 Hybrid since it was posted. Only strange issue I'm having is when I answer a call, it sometimes (40% of the time) goes to the menu screen.
    09-25-09 06:03 AM
  16. Frankie Figs's Avatar
    Ive dropped a few calls since the install but thats probably "the network", gotta love VZW! My sounds stop working but I don't get an error & I didn't get one with 160 either, they just stop. Also, my browser is slower. I ran the 160 hybrid before so maybe that's why it was faster. The memory leakdown is ALOT better!! Been up 12 hours and Ive only lost 2.2MB. With 160 and the same apps it was dropping alot faster!!!

    Edited for issues found
    Last edited by Frankie Figs; 09-29-09 at 12:36 AM.
    09-25-09 11:18 AM
  17. codemaker's Avatar
    Ive dropped a few calls since the install but thats probably "the network", gotta love VZW! My sounds stop working but I don't get an error & I didn't get one with 160 either, they just stop. Also, my browser is slower. I ran the 160 hybrid before so maybe that's why it was faster. The memory leakdown is ALOT better!! Been up 12 hours and Ive only lost 2.2MB. With 160 and the same apps it was dropping alot faster!!!

    Edited for issues found
    You will only get an error when your sound stops working if you attempt to play a media file. Thanks for posting your findings.
    09-30-09 09:42 AM
  18. Frankie Figs's Avatar
    You will only get an error when your sound stops working if you attempt to play a media file. Thanks for posting your findings.
    Oh, ok.

    Also, my battery life seems to be less. I used to go 2 days on 1 charge and now I barely make it past 1 day. Ill just charge it every night, no big deal.
    09-30-09 09:46 AM
  19. codemaker's Avatar
    Oh, ok.

    Also, my battery life seems to be less. I used to go 2 days on 1 charge and now I barely make it past 1 day. Ill just charge it every night, no big deal.
    Added this to the findings list.
    10-02-09 11:23 AM
  20. kylemcdonald87's Avatar
    I've been getting the media processor error with 160 hybrid, I plan on upgrading tomorrow... Will post findings tomorrow night.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-06-09 11:16 PM
  21. kylemcdonald87's Avatar
    I'm running the .169 hybrid now. So far, so good. No chirps ever and a bit more memory than the .160 hybrid. No media errors either.

    For anyone considering the Tour, don't. They really are junk. The keyboards are worse than the 8830 but the biggest problem is the trackball. Major hardware problems there.
    Where'd you find the .169 hybrid at??
    10-07-09 08:00 AM
  22. kylemcdonald87's Avatar
    Running the .169 Hybrid since it was posted. Only strange issue I'm having is when I answer a call, it sometimes (40% of the time) goes to the menu screen.
    Where'd you find the .169 Hybrid at?
    10-07-09 08:13 AM
  23. delphis96's Avatar
    .169 is actually an officially released OS an can be downloaded from blackberry.com. Then, the java folder with the hybrid files is posted a couple times, i.e. by skunkd, 312, and a few others. See the "8830 Hybrid OS .160 + os5.0 (BETA)", I believe it was #249 in there has skunkd's latest version from just a few days ago. Replace the original java folder contents from .169 with those in the folder from skunkd (or whomever's you download), and install. Good Luck!
    10-07-09 10:01 AM
  24. kylemcdonald87's Avatar
    thanks i found it in that post... downloading now.. I'm not sure if im going to be able to upgrade because my usb port has started acting up like its a loose connection somewhere... it also has started rebooting if it looses connection and then gets connection again..
    10-07-09 10:23 AM
  25. kylemcdonald87's Avatar
    Running smooth so far... got the new bbm and all is well
    10-07-09 09:16 PM
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