1. kittyeatlayke's Avatar
    Just wondering which would be the best OS to run on my 9900. I'm currently running .585 which I must admit, the battery life is not as good as when I was running the previous offical OS released by my carrier. Now I'd like to install either the official .590 or the leaked 7.1.0.190. Out of experience which would you say is better/smoother?
    01-11-12 11:35 AM
  2. Legal Eagle's Avatar
    Go for the 7.1.0.190 leak.

    For me battery life as good as the .585/.540 Hybrid which I found was the best 7.0 OS and no stabilty issues at all since install.
    01-11-12 11:39 AM
  3. chanpisan's Avatar
    Yeah go on 7.1.190 overall performance is better than other os,include battery life
    Just my 0.99 cents

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    01-11-12 11:43 AM
  4. kittyeatlayke's Avatar
    Thanks I'll give it a go later!
    01-11-12 11:43 AM
  5. mozzamay's Avatar
    if you can manage to wait a few weeks, Ive checked with Orange & it will be officially be released Feb
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    01-11-12 12:00 PM
  6. kittyeatlayke's Avatar
    Ah thats good news then, I might just wait
    01-11-12 12:44 PM
  7. Pilchard's Avatar
    Why wait? Once you start installing leaks you open up a whole new area of enjoyment for your Blackberry experience. You then end up on the slippery slope of hanging around these forums learning stuff you never knew you needed but are very glad you did
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    01-11-12 12:48 PM
  8. mangofed's Avatar
    Ah thats good news then, I might just wait
    Yeah, I wouldn't wait either. Especially since this leak takes pretty much 15 minutes from start to finish.

    And the phone becomes LOADS better as a result. I'd say it's worth it.
    01-11-12 01:13 PM
  9. hnguyen's Avatar
    Yeah go on 7.1.190 overall performance is better than other os,include battery life
    Just my 0.99 cents

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk

    +1 Totally agree.
    01-11-12 01:13 PM
  10. shawnOST's Avatar
    Why wait? Once you start installing leaks you open up a whole new area of enjoyment for your Blackberry experience. You then end up on the slippery slope of hanging around these forums learning stuff you never knew you needed but are very glad you did
    I agree, I have learned more by working through issues on my BB than I ever would have. To the OP, the .190 leak has been running well on my 9900 since I upgraded and I have definitely noted improved battery life.
    01-11-12 01:14 PM
  11. mr_silva's Avatar
    every phone is different every os i have tried has random freeze ups. then i tried 7.0.0.585 leak was the best for my phone it never freezes apps open up right away and battery lasts me pretty much all day.
    01-11-12 01:21 PM
  12. dtango's Avatar
    Yeah, I wouldn't wait either. Especially since this leak takes pretty much 15 minutes from start to finish.

    And the phone becomes LOADS better as a result. I'd say it's worth it.
    what actually improves though? everytime i update my phone people are saying how amazing the new updates are but i can barely tell a difference
    01-11-12 01:29 PM
  13. kittyeatlayke's Avatar
    Why wait? Once you start installing leaks you open up a whole new area of enjoyment for your Blackberry experience. You then end up on the slippery slope of hanging around these forums learning stuff you never knew you needed but are very glad you did
    Hmmm I suppose you're right there, it would be a new experience for me to install a leak on to my BlackBerry, I've never installed one before, and all of you seem to agree its worth it so I might have to give it a try when I get home. If the battery life is improved then I'm sold.
    01-11-12 01:48 PM
  14. Legal Eagle's Avatar
    Hmmm I suppose you're right there, it would be a new experience for me to install a leak on to my BlackBerry, I've never installed one before, and all of you seem to agree its worth it so I might have to give it a try when I get home. If the battery life is improved then I'm sold.
    IMO battery life is as good as any of the 7.0 builds.

    Installing a leak is no different to installing any other OS, just follow one of the numerous very good guides in this forum and you will be fine.
    01-11-12 01:51 PM
  15. Pilchard's Avatar
    Hmmm I suppose you're right there, it would be a new experience for me to install a leak on to my BlackBerry, I've never installed one before, and all of you seem to agree its worth it so I might have to give it a try when I get home. If the battery life is improved then I'm sold.
    You know it makes sense

    I really like this OS and the battery life is good, especially as it fixes the bug where the battery life drops from 99+ to 92% in the first hour.

    I used to have a Bold 9000 and the phone had a software problem which meant I was forced to reinstall the OS. I figured if I was going to install an OS it might as well be the latest one, and that's what got me into doing this. Just to help you, I have posted the guide below of the person who helped me the first time:


    ELITE1's OS UPGRADE GUIDE
    (Optional) Uninstall any previous OS from PC.
    Download OS to PC. Use Internet Explorer, not Firefox or Chrome. (For leaked versions, browser is irrelevant.)
    *If 100% certain you've previously used FF or Chrome on same PC to DL an OS successfully, feel free to use FF or Chrome again.
    Following successful DL, run OS file to install OS on PC.
    On BB, go to BBM Options, scroll down to Backup section. Ensure Remote Backup is enabled AND also conduct a Local Backup to media card.
    Go through any 3rd party apps with option to save settings to media card. Conduct Backup to media card within each of these apps. (Examples: Bellshare apps like BerryBuzz & BerryWeather; QuickLaunch; Shao's apps like Wallpaper Changer & SixTools; etc).
    Connect BB to PC. Open DM and backup device. Close DM.
    (Optional) Use desktop app like BBSAK or BBMCP to backup 3rd party apps.
    On PC, delete Vendor file located here:
    64-bit: Computer/C:/Program Files (x86)/Common Files/Research In Motion/AppLoader
    32-bit: Computer/C:/Program Files/Common Files/Research In Motion/AppLoader
    (Optional/Recommended) Run BB Boss v2.2 or BBH Tool (formerly Shrink-A-OS).
    In same AppLoader file where you deleted Vendor, double-click Loader to load OS to BB. Follow onscreen instructions.
    After loading OS, perform several physical battery pulls over first 1-2 days for OS to "settle in." Perform first batt pull very soon after OS is loaded.

    TROUBLESHOOTING
    How to Fix OS not Appearing as Available
    There are 2 common reasons:

    A. HIDDEN VENDOR FILE
    Consider trying this new desktop app to remove Vendor from several common locations:
    Vendor XML Remover V1.0

    If manually deleting Vendor, always hold down SHIFT and press DELETE to permanently delete.
    Check here first:
    64-bit: Computer\C:\Users\{USER NAME}\AppData\Roaming\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Loader XML
    32-bit: Computer\C:\Documents and Settings\{USER NAME}\Application Data\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Loader XML
    If Loader still doesn't make new OS available, search PC for "Vendor".

    If Vendor isn't found anywhere, see below to delete contents of AppLoader folder. (Folder where you found Loader & Vendor.)

    B. APPLOADER FOLDER ITEMS
    Uninstall the OS: Control Panel\Programs and Features, highlight this BlackBerry Device Software, click Uninstall at top.
    Delete AppLoader folder contents: Highlight any item, CTRL+A to select all, SHIFT+DELETE to permanently delete.
    64-bit: Computer/C:/Program Files (x86)/Common Files/Research In Motion/AppLoader
    32-bit: Computer/C:/Program Files/Common Files/Research In Motion/AppLoader
    Restart PC.
    Re-install OS on PC: Go to your browser's downloads section, double-click OS to start InstallShield Wizard.
    Delete Vendor: Return to AppLoader folder, highlight Vendor, SHIFT+DELETE.
    Load OS to BB: Attach BB to PC, double-click Loader (in AppLoader folder, where you deleted Vendor).
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    01-11-12 02:52 PM
  16. brunolovesbrit's Avatar
    Would 7.1 make a BB 9900 survive from 6:50 am to 11 pm?

    I'd use: Twitter, Facebook, much BBM, a lot of txt msgs and a few calls...
    01-11-12 03:02 PM
  17. Legal Eagle's Avatar
    Would 7.1 make a BB 9900 survive from 6:50 am to 11 pm?

    I'd use: Twitter, Facebook, much BBM, a lot of txt msgs and a few calls...
    It should do, by all reports battery life is as good as anything else out there.
    01-11-12 03:24 PM
  18. 85_305's Avatar
    So will 7.1 for-sure not show up on my bbdm? Because it seems ridiculous to have to go through all of this to upgrade/patch the os.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-11-12 03:45 PM
  19. Raekwon_'s Avatar
    7.1.0.190 for me....

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-11-12 04:14 PM
  20. brunolovesbrit's Avatar
    Does the Torch 9810 has better battery life than 9900??

    Batteries are almost the same but it seems like the Torch has way better battery life...
    01-11-12 07:33 PM
  21. kittyeatlayke's Avatar
    Thanks for your advice everyone

    I installed the .190 OS a few hours ago and so far so good! I've definitely noticed a big difference in battery life, but the main thing for me is I've noticed my internet speed (both over wi-fi and mobile network) is so much faster, and I mean LOADS faster!

    There were a few minor glitches such as when rearranging icons some application icons duplicated themselves, and a few other little glitches just after rebooting etc. But that was easily fixed, other than that I'm very happy I upgraded!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
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    01-11-12 08:46 PM
  22. MrVeda's Avatar
    Can anyone confirm if this version of 7.1.. is the best is to use on a new 9900 with T-Mobile? My only real reason for upgrading the os is to get the Wifi calling to work. I'm lost without my UMA from my old 9780.
    01-11-12 09:04 PM
  23. jeffharris's Avatar
    Can anyone confirm if this version of 7.1.. is the best is to use on a new 9900 with T-Mobile? My only real reason for upgrading the os is to get the Wifi calling to work. I'm lost without my UMA from my old 9780.
    7.1.0.190 is working fine on my T-Mo 9900, and WiFi calling works well.
    01-12-12 06:55 AM
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