1. hatemybold's Avatar
    I've had my Bold since November, but about a month ago it began to overheat randomly and I'd need to charge the battery 3-4 times a day. All this while not really doing anything on the phone, no wifi, no bluetooth, no running apps....
    So I bought a new battery thinking that the original had run its course, that didn't do the trick. I took the phone back to the AT&T store and they gave me a new one. Everything worked fine again until about 4 days ago. Now's it's doing the same things as the old one.

    Any ideas?! I never use bluetooth, I always disable wifi, yet the phone keeps enabling it again. What can I do?! I know I'd like to smash this damn thing, but that's not very productive! lol
    06-27-09 03:11 PM
  2. bt224's Avatar
    What apps are installed? Extra themes?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-27-09 03:35 PM
  3. hatemybold's Avatar
    No apps, no themes. And what's worse is that in the beginning I used to play mp3s on it all the time and it didn't kill the battery like this!!
    06-27-09 04:25 PM
  4. talarogue77's Avatar
    That's strange it would do the same thing on both phones. What OS do you have on the phone?
    06-27-09 04:29 PM
  5. PwnCakes193's Avatar
    Don't charge your device mainly by USB, it could also help to go and do a complete wipe with JL Commander and reinstall an OS, .247 has given me the best results.
    06-27-09 04:33 PM
  6. hatemybold's Avatar
    I'm not very technical, has whatever OS it came with. How can I change it to something newer/better?
    Is there another way to charge besides USB?! I use the USB plugged into the wall, not the PC. Well, not all the time.
    06-27-09 04:41 PM
  7. PwnCakes193's Avatar
    Hit alt + aA + H, there should be a thing saying 4.6.0.xxx, tell us what that says.
    and yeah, the wall is fine, but the USB is a little bit worse and supposedly kills off the battery.
    06-27-09 04:46 PM
  8. hatemybold's Avatar
    4.6.0.167

    I think it knows I'm talking about it, it just restarted itself!! lol Crazy thing, got a mind of its own!
    06-27-09 04:52 PM
  9. talarogue77's Avatar
    Do a backup through the Desktop Manager(DM). Then go to http://www.att.com/bbdownloads Select your phone (Blackberry Bold 9000). Click on the first download. Once that completes, plug your phone back up to the DM. Go through the application loader and upgrade the software. It'll take roughly 45min-1hr.
    06-27-09 04:56 PM
  10. PwnCakes193's Avatar
    yeah, definately upgrade to .247.
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f95/bol...ndings-177456/

    at the top of this forum, theres a thread called bold os ____.282 leaked, follow the instructions there.
    06-27-09 04:56 PM
  11. bt224's Avatar
    Follow the advanced process. I used Crackmem and not JL and did not wipe. Not needed for an upgrade as it wipes anyway.
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f95/pro...ocedure-53359/

    Here's the OS's, I also suggest 247.

    https://hookedontronyx.com/Blackberr...ems/Bold-9000/
    06-27-09 05:11 PM
  12. Hwaiting's Avatar
    Do you notice the phone going between EDGE and 3G a lot?
    06-27-09 05:29 PM
  13. hatemybold's Avatar
    Yeah, it does at least a few times a day.
    06-27-09 06:48 PM
  14. bt224's Avatar
    Yeah, it does at least a few times a day.
    Being in a 2G area can have a significant effect on battery life. You may want to try 282 as it is switchable to 2G while in weak areas.
    06-27-09 06:55 PM
  15. PwnCakes193's Avatar
    I had some really bad battery drain with .282, you could also try the eScreen generator if you want the best (.247), and be able to switch between 2G and 3G
    06-27-09 07:00 PM
  16. hatemybold's Avatar
    Well, I upgraded to .282. So I'll give it a few days and see what happens. Maybe I'll just keep it on 2G?! I do live in a pretty rural area, that could help.

    If this doesn't work I'll try .247... how do I go backwards, same process?

    Thanks for all the help so far guys! Really saving me some money! lol
    06-27-09 07:47 PM
  17. PwnCakes193's Avatar
    To downgrade to .247, you have to uninstall the blackberry software from your PC via add/remove programs.

    Then you just launch the apploader again.
    06-27-09 08:56 PM
  18. bt224's Avatar
    To downgrade to .247, you have to uninstall the blackberry software from your PC via add/remove programs.

    Then you just launch the apploader again.
    Just to clarify, you have to uninstall the OS's.
    06-27-09 09:33 PM
  19. Brandon26pdx's Avatar
    Well, I upgraded to .282. So I'll give it a few days and see what happens. Maybe I'll just keep it on 2G?! I do live in a pretty rural area, that could help.
    I wouldn't bother going back to .247 if you've installed .282 correctly. If you live in an area with ****ty 3G coverage that could very well be your problem, and selecting 2G only mode could very well be your "solution".

    Honestly if I lived in a rural area with little to no 3G coverage I probably woundn't have bothered with a 3G device if the service wasn't there.
    Last edited by Brandon26pdx; 06-27-09 at 09:53 PM.
    06-27-09 09:51 PM
  20. hatemybold's Avatar
    Well, they claimed the coverage was in my area. Plus I get 3G no problem in the office, and since I didn't pay for it I wasn't about to ask for a 'cheaper' device. lol

    Anyway, so far so good since the upgrade....keeping fingers crossed....
    06-27-09 11:29 PM
  21. hatemybold's Avatar
    Good news... I haven't charged my Bold since Saturday. Awesome! Thanks for the help again guys, really appreciate it.
    06-30-09 11:02 PM
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