11-24-11 05:56 PM
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  1. xEnvy's Avatar
    I'm about to get a 9900 and after reading threads about bricking etc I'd just like a bit of peace of mind on the matter.

    So, have any UK residents had problems with their 9900s?

    Thanks in advance!
    11-24-11 10:57 AM
  2. Phill_UK's Avatar
    No probs...
    11-24-11 11:01 AM
  3. Legal Eagle's Avatar
    Had mine since August with Vodafone UK

    Running on latest OS .540

    No regrets at all about getting my very first Berry.
    11-24-11 11:01 AM
  4. xEnvy's Avatar
    Ok that's great to hear! Really don't want mine to mess up on me especially as I'm going travelling for 4 months as of January.
    11-24-11 11:06 AM
  5. ifraser's Avatar
    I have had mine for 2 months now, generic model and know 2 voda users also and
    none have bricked.

    I know you might have the battery issue but make sure you get .540 update on asap and you will be sorted.
    11-24-11 11:24 AM
  6. xEnvy's Avatar
    Yeah I'll be updating to .540 as soon as I get the phone.
    11-24-11 11:28 AM
  7. xDAKx's Avatar
    While I'm not an owner of any UK carrier devices, a few of my close mates back home do have 9900s, and only one had an issue, however the issue was more due to his own stupidity and not software.
    11-24-11 11:33 AM
  8. 2tek's Avatar
    Ok that's great to hear! Really don't want mine to mess up on me especially as I'm going travelling for 4 months as of January.
    Will you be roaming your sim when you are travelling?

    Switching Sim Cards on the 9900 is a big mess. I'm not aware if this issue has been sorted out yet.

    Once you pop in a new SIM it asks for your blackberry ID and password without which you cant access any menu on the 9900 except "Factory Wipe". If that new sim card is not pre provisioned for BIS then you are stuck as you have a sim card you cant access the internet with and you cant do nothing on your phone.

    e.g I bought a pre-pay sim during one of my trips and to activate BIS i needed to Top-Up and also send a Short code activation SMS. How am i supposed to do that without being able to access at least the sms menu of the 9900.
    11-24-11 11:41 AM
  9. xEnvy's Avatar
    Will you be roaming your sim when you are travelling?
    I'll be using 2 phones, the 9900 (when I have it) simply for the use on wifi networks wherever I'm staying and checking mail/bbm/texts etc basically only using it for necessities and I'll be using my old sony ericsson on local phone networks to actually contact people and because its battery lasts a week on one charge even with moderate use so no worries there!
    11-24-11 12:05 PM
  10. Pilchard's Avatar
    I have my 9900 with O2 UK and I really like it. It has had one error where I had to reinstall the OS but that's not a big deal for me to do and I regularly back it up so I did not lose any data.
    11-24-11 12:16 PM
  11. Phantomlynx's Avatar
    I've had mine for 6-8 weeks on Vodafone (.540) and have no issues. The battery is not great, but you'll know that already. I can barely get through a day and I'm a light user. That being said, it is a great phone. The internet is fast, the calls are really clear, the screen is a smaller than I'd like, but it's a Blackberry!
    11-24-11 12:50 PM
  12. emirozmen's Avatar
    Had mine since August, tried every official/leaked os except .503 and so far so good
    11-24-11 01:07 PM
  13. hardcastle's Avatar
    have any uk networks officially released updates yet?
    11-24-11 01:11 PM
  14. Phill_UK's Avatar
    have any uk networks officially released updates yet?
    Yup... 3, O2 and Vodafone have all officially released .540
    11-24-11 01:17 PM
  15. Nostoi's Avatar
    Got a 9900 on Vodafone, upgraded to .540. No problems at all. Very happy with it, in fact. Far smoother experience than Android, which I was previously using. Battery seems fine to me. Day and ah half. I have it on mobile data/WiFi all day. Beyond this, no erratic/weird behaviour whatsoever.
    11-24-11 01:22 PM
  16. hardcastle's Avatar
    if my bb is unlocked (was 3) originally, now using an orange sim. who do i get my updates from?
    11-24-11 01:23 PM
  17. Phill_UK's Avatar
    if my bb is unlocked (was 3) originally, now using an orange sim. who do i get my updates from?
    That depends on who supplied the phone originally, not who you're using it on.

    It it was a 3 phone, it always will be, and automatic software updates will be from them.
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    11-24-11 01:27 PM
  18. hardcastle's Avatar
    I go to desktop manager it tells me there are no updates.

    i go to settings>device>software update and it tells me im up to date, how come ive not had .540?

    Cheers for the help mate.
    11-24-11 01:33 PM
  19. Phill_UK's Avatar
    I go to desktop manager it tells me there are no updates.

    i go to settings>device>software update and it tells me im up to date, how come ive not had .540?

    Cheers for the help mate.
    What is your device's Vendor ID? You can find this by pressing Alt + Right Shift + H

    Most UK networks don't support OTA software updates, but DM should still offer the update.
    11-24-11 01:40 PM
  20. hardcastle's Avatar
    vendor id is 245.

    I last checked last week i'll have a look at the device manager again now mate.
    11-24-11 01:47 PM
  21. Phill_UK's Avatar
    vendor id is 245.

    I last checked last week i'll have a look at the device manager again now mate.
    Vendor ID 245 is definitely a 3UK phone, so you should be prompted with an OS update via Desktop Manager from them.
    11-24-11 01:50 PM
  22. hardcastle's Avatar
    just checked on DM and it tells me im up to date on 7.0.0.296 bundle 1645

    Bizarre..
    11-24-11 01:59 PM
  23. Phill_UK's Avatar
    Bizarre indeed... maybe it's also linked to the SIM, and because you're not using a 3 SIM, you're not getting the update. Dunno?

    Anyway, you can manually update to .540 by just downloading and installing it yourself.
    11-24-11 02:19 PM
  24. BBThemes's Avatar
    jus figured id add myself to this, had a 9900 since launch on vf, ran .353, .440, .503 and .540 and has been hassle free.
    11-24-11 02:31 PM
  25. hardcastle's Avatar
    is there an *****'s/fool proof guide for that?
    11-24-11 02:37 PM
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