1. joshwithachance's Avatar
    i have a mac and getting to a windows computer is extremely complicated so i was wondering if the default software was really all that bad?
    06-03-09 03:45 PM
  2. bt224's Avatar
    167 (AT&T Default) was fine for me. I upgraded to 185 and noticed I did get better overall speed along with increased battery life and memory management. If you aren't having issues with your phone, I would say don't bother. If it seems slow or laggy, then go for it.
    06-03-09 03:51 PM
  3. joshwithachance's Avatar
    167 (AT&T Default) was fine for me. I upgraded to 185 and noticed I did get better overall speed along with increased battery life and memory management. If you aren't having issues with your phone, I would say don't bother. If it seems slow or laggy, then go for it.
    awww thank you for the reply. that makes me feel a bit better. if i personally notice any problems or battery life that i can't live with then ill do the update (:
    06-03-09 03:55 PM
  4. Bucks13's Avatar
    i started at .167, then to .185, .247 and now i'm at .266. i will say it seems much much better than .167 for me. reduced a lot of lag, improved gps and wifi connectivity speed, etc. but if you're satisfied, then you might as well stay where you're at.
    06-03-09 04:01 PM
  5. Crucial_Xtreme's Avatar
    i have a mac and getting to a windows computer is extremely complicated so i was wondering if the default software was really all that bad?
    In one word, YES. .167 is horrible in comparison to OS .237 and up. There are too many bugs(in .167) and it is very very slow. I highly suggest upgrading to device software of .237 or up(.266). It's like a completely different device. If you need a guide for upgrading please see this link--> How to Install or Upgrade to a New RIM BlackBerry Operating System (OS) with AppLoader | CrackBerry.com
    06-03-09 04:13 PM
  6. HoOn's Avatar
    I had the .237 and just recently upgraded to .266. After a day of use I've noticed the phone act a bit quicker. I hope it stays that way.
    06-03-09 04:16 PM
  7. charlieb620's Avatar
    im wiping my device now and im upgrading to .266 i still have the default and its slow to me. i need some speed. lol
    06-03-09 04:21 PM
  8. joshwithachance's Avatar
    i found out my grandma's friend would have no problem with letting me use her comp so im going over there momentarily to get .266 for myself!
    06-03-09 04:36 PM
  9. andrewwwww's Avatar
    Congrats, hope all goes well (why don't you just use Bootcamp in the worst case scenario).
    06-03-09 06:42 PM
  10. oracle107's Avatar
    Night and day. 167 was horrible. 266 is fantastik. I have experienced much better performance, memory management, much fewer spontaneous resets etc... If you are just going to use the basic features of your berry you might be fine with 167. If you are going to be using multiple apps then you will notice a huge difference.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-03-09 07:34 PM
  11. charlieb620's Avatar
    266 sucks sacks lol. has too many problems.....
    06-03-09 07:37 PM
  12. joeybee's Avatar
    Why not just use vmware fusion? That's how I do my os upgrades on my Mac.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-03-09 07:52 PM
  13. bt224's Avatar
    266 sucks sacks lol. has too many problems.....
    This is why I don't automatically suggest upgrades.
    06-03-09 07:56 PM
  14. oracle107's Avatar
    266 sucks sacks lol. has too many problems.....
    You upgraded 3 hours ago. Compared to 167 there is a huge difference. Instead saying it sucks sacks why don't you tell us what problems you are having so we can help you.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-03-09 08:08 PM
  15. tgellr's Avatar
    I was having gps issues with the AT&T default (frequent loss of gps signal, routing confusion) and decided to go to .266 ...
    not only is Navigator running smooth, but much better memory mgmt. (to the tune of 9 - 10 mb) and apps faster in general. East Asia .266 worked wonders for me. I wouldn't hesitate to upgrade.
    06-03-09 08:14 PM
  16. headshot's Avatar
    If you are not a power user, stick with the stock OS. I upgraded to .237 and will stay with it. I have zero issues, not sure what the advantage would be with .266 compared to .237
    IMO, .237 is solid!!
    06-03-09 08:59 PM
  17. snowindec9's Avatar
    os upgrades totally blow the default software away.
    .266 is steady as they come. i can wait till the official os 5.0 comes out. with 5.0 and skyfire i will be rockin all night long. i am new mac user. i will have to find a way to download 5.0. only time will tell.
    06-03-09 10:17 PM
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