1. dollface's Avatar
    it has been running smoothly on my Tour, but since I've upgraded to OS 5.0.0.419, it freezes then disconnects from the internet and sometimes freezes my phone
    02-10-10 11:53 AM
  2. enriquenarez's Avatar
    Yep, same is happening to everyone. New OS doesn't support Slingplayer. Hoping Sling Media can update the blackberry client now that they've got the iPhone one approved.
    02-10-10 03:05 PM
  3. ipodtouch1234's Avatar
    Try the new sprint Official. Its .484 so it might work.
    02-10-10 04:34 PM
  4. heelsbigc's Avatar
    Just downloaded .484 and I'm still getting:

    SlingPlayer disconnected (Player Error). Please try closing other media applications and try again.

    when I send commands. Anyone out there get spm to work on 5.0?
    02-17-10 11:56 AM
  5. dgs2000's Avatar
    Definitely happens on .419 or higher whenever you use a remote command and sometimes even randomly. Usually can't make it past 2-3 minutes before this error comes up or it just freezes.

    Sling is so frustrating slow with these updates to Slingplayer... if you look at the damn officially supported device list on the site, it look's like we are stuck in 2008.
    02-20-10 08:36 AM
  6. dollface's Avatar
    I called Slingmedia this morning about this issue, to see if any plans to upgrade their softare is in the works. I mentioned to the tech guy that RIM upgraded the phone software to OS5 and the player software now no longer operates correctly. He said he owned a blackberry Bold but it was still on the OS 4.x and he had no idea that there was new software available for his phone. He gave me an email address for their beta department and said to write them about this issue and see if they would start beta testing on an upgrade. I told him I would test it and I know other people who would also; he sounded pretty excited about that, because he said he was getting ready to upgrade his phone to a blackberry Tour too.

    If anyone is interested in writing and raising some heat perhaps about writing new software, here is the email address:

    beta@slingmedia.com
    02-20-10 10:12 AM
  7. caltick's Avatar
    it has been running smoothly on my Tour, but since I've upgraded to OS 5.0.0.419, it freezes then disconnects from the internet and sometimes freezes my phone
    I had the same problem so I searched and found that you can get the downgrade 4.7.?? from blackberry.com. Once I downgraded it works very well.

    BTW I'm not able to use the version that it wants to upgrade to .11 on my tour, I use the version 1.0.0.2 of slingplayer mobile.

    If you tried on version 5 to go to listen only it would lock it up.

    For now no upgrade for me to version 5 of the OS
    02-22-10 01:36 PM
  8. cnsf's Avatar
    I had the same problem so I searched and found that you can get the downgrade 4.7.?? from blackberry.com. Once I downgraded it works very well.

    BTW I'm not able to use the version that it wants to upgrade to .11 on my tour, I use the version 1.0.0.2 of slingplayer mobile.

    If you tried on version 5 to go to listen only it would lock it up.

    For now no upgrade for me to version 5 of the OS
    I have the exact same problem. I'm on a 9630 Tour with Verizon on the 5.0.0.419 beta. Every time Slingplayer starts, once I try to control my DVR or video starts up, my phone does a hard reset. 5.0 is really good, so, downgrading just because of SPM isn't an option for me - SMS threading, better connections, better browser, etc. not worth losing because of SPM. Looks like Tether and a laptop with SP is my current solution until SM can upgrade its software to work with 5.0.
    03-09-10 02:14 PM
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