11-29-11 03:02 PM
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  1. BravoBBY's Avatar
    Which OS should I install? I'm not really concerned with having the wifi hot spot capability but I do want the most stable and "fixed" os of the two? I was concerned because the current 7.1 build seems like an early build.
    11-27-11 07:54 PM
  2. snihed's Avatar
    go with the latest official release for your device (.540 for 9900, .374 for 9930). 7.1 with wifi hotspot is not even official yet, this is a leak which most definitely has a lot of instabilities and is still being fine-tuned. your call.
    11-27-11 08:00 PM
  3. NursingNinja's Avatar
    7.1 has been working just fine thus far.
    11-27-11 08:11 PM
  4. ThaMunsta's Avatar
    I upgraded because I wanted to make sure I had UMA for the holidays that way if I get a call while I'm visiting others, it wont be long distance. I think Hotspots will come in handy too.

    There are other small changes and fixes. So far I have been glad I upgraded. Its up to you though. When installing a leak the worst case is its buggy and you end up going through the whole update process again shortly after testing it. So far with this one I'm not worried I'll have to do that. Very happy
    11-27-11 08:18 PM
  5. mssca's Avatar
    OS 7.1 has great battery life for me and the NFC, Hotspot and UMA depend on your service provider (aka carrier). With my service provider, I get all of them with OS 7.1 and I am very happy with it. You can go for OS 7.1 OR wait for the next OS 7.1 leak because it may be better since RIM said they will have OS fixes for those nuke and brick issues. It is up to you and for me, this leaked OS 7.1 has been a great OS.
    11-27-11 08:26 PM
  6. nilemann's Avatar
    Keep in mind that leaks sometimes become official. I was running the 540 leak before it became the "official" (it was like 2 days).
    11-27-11 08:28 PM
  7. Deathcommand's Avatar
    According to some people I know, leak has crappy wifi holding skills.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-27-11 08:38 PM
  8. BravoBBY's Avatar
    OS 7.1 has great battery life for me and the NFC, Hotspot and UMA depend on your service provider (aka carrier). With my service provider, I get all of them with OS 7.1 and I am very happy with it. You can go for OS 7.1 OR wait for the next OS 7.1 leak because it may be better since RIM said they will have OS fixes for those nuke and brick issues. It is up to you and for me, this leaked OS 7.1 has been a great OS.
    I think I am gonna give 7.1 a go. Might as well. Worst thing that can happen is that I have to downgrade. I've had good luck with leaked os's in the past. I was mainly concerned that 7.1 may not even be half baked but it seems most people are having good luck with it.
    11-27-11 08:44 PM
  9. MikeFromCanada's Avatar
    I personally have liked 7.1. It operates just as well as .540 did on my phone. Mobile hotspot is just a bonus for me, as will be UMA calling whenever Rogers decides to enable it.
    11-27-11 09:50 PM
  10. kb2755's Avatar
    I've had 0 issues with 7.1. I don't even think I've noticed any glitches whatsoever. My battery life appears to be better and its awesome having hotspot when I need it!

    Downgrading BBM wasn't a huge issue for me, 6.1 didn't bring a whole lot of new features anyway.
    11-27-11 10:19 PM
  11. yukiyuli's Avatar
    i am happy with 7.1, so far no issue at all. go for it
    11-27-11 10:36 PM
  12. RDZONE99's Avatar
    I think is will have a go too and do an upgrade to OS7.1. Got nothing to lose. My running on.540 and I find the battery awful! Need to charge at least twice a day! Well I am a heavy user!

    Will keep you guys posted!
    11-27-11 10:57 PM
  13. emirozmen's Avatar
    Go for the latest official 7.0. I cant see you a reason to try 7.1 unless you wanna screw your phone in a week. My friend had to give his 9900 to the service in irder to get it fixed. Andnlike everybody else he was happy th first day Besides .74 is a very early build, the official we are gonna get is at least .2xx, .3xx and even that will be buggy.
    I say you stay away from 7.1
    11-27-11 11:10 PM
  14. MikeFromCanada's Avatar
    Go for the latest official 7.0. I cant see you a reason to try 7.1 unless you wanna screw your phone in a week. My friend had to give his 9900 to the service in irder to get it fixed. Andnlike everybody else he was happy th first day Besides .74 is a very early build, the official we are gonna get is at least .2xx, .3xx and even that will be buggy.
    I say you stay away from 7.1
    Care to explain what happened to your friend's Bold? There are many reasons for a phone needing to be "fixed"...
    11-27-11 11:42 PM
  15. djnick's Avatar
    the 7.1 leak is actually pretty old compared to the ones in testing right now and it has some bugs. I would say stick with 7.0 unless you absolutely need hotspot or uma calling
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    11-28-11 03:18 AM
  16. Legal Eagle's Avatar
    the 7.1 leak is actually pretty old compared to the ones in testing right now and it has some bugs. I would say stick with 7.0 unless you absolutely need hotspot or uma calling
    Seems like good advice bearing in mind how "buggy" the early verison of 7.0 turned out to be.
    11-28-11 11:39 AM
  17. rainingshots's Avatar
    I heard BES is not working on 7.1 from some users, is this actually true? Can anyone confirm?
    11-28-11 11:54 AM
  18. ubizmo's Avatar
    Isn't it also true that you won't get app upgrade notifications in 7.1, because App World won't recognize existing apps as compatible with 7.1 until some version of it is official?
    11-28-11 12:25 PM
  19. KoreAairlines's Avatar
    There is on problem wiht 7.1 ... especially if you use asian characters you might want to change your font.But in 7.1 its does reset my font to the default BBAlpha Sans and font size 8, whenever i do a hard-reset.
    Also i noticed in some apps it does use BBAlpha Sans font even after i changed it... one example is the toast from bebuzz.

    Beside that its working fine.
    11-28-11 12:45 PM
  20. Rafael Alejandro Colmenares's Avatar
    I'm on 7.0.540 and don't know if upgrading will lead to worse battery life and my device getting bricked.... Does the battery change between 7.0.540 to 7.1?
    11-28-11 02:00 PM
  21. pblakk's Avatar
    So does UMA calling work on this 7.1 leak with Verizon?? Or any carrier

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Last edited by pblakk; 11-28-11 at 03:41 PM.
    11-28-11 02:25 PM
  22. ignites's Avatar
    I'm on 7.0.540 and don't know if upgrading will lead to worse battery life and my device getting bricked.... Does the battery change between 7.0.540 to 7.1?
    i went from stock os to 7.1. 7.1 seems for me anyways to have a better battery life. however, if u dont need mobile hotspot not sure why ud want 7.1 yet. and hr or two of extra battery life is not a deal breaker for me (i carry a charger with me)
    11-28-11 02:48 PM
  23. kb2755's Avatar
    So off the charger, my phone has only dropped 19% over 7 hours. This is a huge improvement for me. I was on the stock OS before 7.1 and would be down about 40-50% by now.

    I haven't been using the hotspot (don't need it at work), I've been using it exactly how I would from day to day.

    If BatteryWatch kept data from before OS updates, I would guarantee a big difference in the charts.
    11-28-11 03:17 PM
  24. otacon#AC's Avatar
    Rocking the stock .374 from Verizon with great battery life and no bugs at all..lol
    wolfee48 and melander like this.
    11-28-11 03:38 PM
  25. yukiyuli's Avatar
    just found out that OS 7.1 missing Sim Tool Kit application such as mobile banking. probably need to change the theme like 9800
    11-28-11 05:56 PM
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