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  1. goldie_dsg's Avatar
    Right,
    first of all this is my first post, so hello all.
    my question is this, i'm comfortable with my blackberry (my 3rd curve now) although i wouldn't regard myself as a geek, but im wondering
    a.) when the **** is os 5 going to arrive officially?
    and
    b.) is it worth upgrading to one of the leaked versions in the meantime?

    i can handle the odd glitch and crash, but not if its a regular occurance.

    i'm guessing most of this has been asked before, so please go easy on me.

    Dave
    11-22-09 06:34 PM
  2. fatboy97's Avatar
    a.) When it passes all the testing, not only with RIM, but with several providers.

    b.) Totally up to you... read the postings about each OS version in the BETA OS Forum... but some advice: know how to upgrade AND downgrade your OS before you attempt this... if you don't know how to downgrade your OS and what's involved in that don't do it.
    11-22-09 07:35 PM
  3. bessemercityburgess's Avatar
    In on curve 8330 running 5.0.0.230 and I wouldn't go back even though there's a huge lack of memory I went from a reboot every 2 days too a reboot 2 per day but the threaded text is great and when viewing ur pics u have th smooth flick scrolling. I love the clock to btw and insted of 1EV it says 3G

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-22-09 07:51 PM
  4. marfaboy's Avatar
    is it worth upgrading to one of the leaked versions in the meantime?
    So what's wrong with the operating system currently on your new BlackBerry? Probably nothing, right? If I were you, I would use my new BB for a while before I entertained any notion of upgrading to OS 5 BETA operating system and all of it's current quirks and idiosyncracies. Keep your life simple, dude.....
    11-23-09 09:31 AM
  5. dictoresno's Avatar
    no glitches or problems on 5.0.0.348. ive had it on my 8900 since it came out.
    11-23-09 10:39 AM
  6. lilro's Avatar
    One thing to note is the betas are basically official. The just haven't been picked up by a provider. There will be no difference between 5.0.0.238 beta and official

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-23-09 08:36 PM
  7. goldie_dsg's Avatar
    Have now installed .348, and to be honest if I'd known it was this easy I would have done it ages ago.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-23-09 08:36 PM
  8. dictoresno's Avatar
    glad you like it.
    11-23-09 08:58 PM
  9. corrupted data's Avatar
    So far the .348 is working very well, no reboots so far. I don't remember which 5.0 I had on the 9000 but it rebooted at least 6 times a day, no bueno. I say give it a try and if you don't like it you can always go back to your previous OS.
    11-23-09 09:01 PM
  10. Jsrewop's Avatar
    So I'm not to software smart myself, so I was curious to know what's the difference with the OS 5.0 software and the 4 6 1 231 software I'm running on my 8900? And is the OS 5 release that suppost to come out for the 8900 gonna be the same as the 9700 OS 5 software?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-23-09 09:08 PM
  11. dictoresno's Avatar
    So I'm not to software smart myself, so I was curious to know what's the difference with the OS 5.0 software and the 4 6 1 231 software I'm running on my 8900? And is the OS 5 release that suppost to come out for the 8900 gonna be the same as the 9700 OS 5 software?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    you should research it in the beta OS forums...but heres the short list off the top of my head.

    threaded SMS, faster boot times (1:30-2 mins), faster autofocus/picture taking, new menu items, vibe+ring at the same time...cant remember any more.

    and yes, OS 5.0 looks the same across all platforms.
    11-23-09 10:40 PM
  12. nrivas's Avatar
    So far the .348 is working very well, no reboots so far. I don't remember which 5.0 I had on the 9000 but it rebooted at least 6 times a day, no bueno. I say give it a try and if you don't like it you can always go back to your previous OS.
    Same here, updated to .348 last night and it's fast, stable and booting up my phone takes less than 10 seconds. Oh and threaded sms is a lifesaver.
    11-23-09 10:42 PM
  13. Jsrewop's Avatar
    you should research it in the beta OS forums...but heres the short list off the top of my head.

    threaded SMS, faster boot times (1:30-2 mins), faster autofocus/picture taking, new menu items, vibe+ring at the same time...cant remember any more.

    and yes, OS 5.0 looks the same across all platforms.
    Thanks for the info I appreciate it, now I'm just curious if it worth it to down load the OS 5 in Beta or wait for the release of the Official OS 5. Does anyone know when and if it will ever happen? Cause it sounds like when that comes out only differences really betyween 8900 and 9700 r trackpad and keypad and 3G right?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-23-09 11:40 PM
  14. dictoresno's Avatar
    for me, using it now is awesome. .348 is so stable, it feels just like an official version. i think its worth the download.
    11-24-09 12:17 AM
  15. BlackBerryr's Avatar
    for me, using it now is awesome. .348 is so stable, it feels just like an official version. i think its worth the download.
    Totally agree.. This OS is EXTREMELY stable. I dont really even care when the official comes out lol.
    11-24-09 12:27 AM
  16. R1cE's Avatar
    gaaah you guys are making me cry. cant use .348 cuz of an issue with ATT. 314 still pretty good though, exept for a couple of bugs here and there. i still love it, no regrets from upgrading from 4.6.1.348

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-24-09 04:10 AM
  17. dictoresno's Avatar
    gaaah you guys are making me cry. cant use .348 cuz of an issue with ATT. 314 still pretty good though, exept for a couple of bugs here and there. i still love it, no regrets from upgrading from 4.6.1.348

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    um your profile says you have an 8900 but whats the issue with .348? im using it with at&t....what do you mean you cant use it because of an issue with at&t? i know theres an issue with the at&t Bolds on .348, but not the 8900.
    11-24-09 05:46 AM
  18. mdjst5's Avatar
    where do i get 5.0.0.348 for 8900
    11-24-09 04:19 PM
  19. zarzamora_hermosa's Avatar
    I'm eager for the official 5 OS, but lately the leaked versions have been tempting me... but honestly, there isn't anything wrong with my current official version, so I can wait longer, I suppose.
    11-24-09 04:26 PM
  20. mdjst5's Avatar
    I am going to take the plunge and load a leaked OS but all the download links are not working. Sooooo I need to find a working link.
    11-24-09 04:29 PM
  21. amrk47's Avatar
    Is there any way for me to load the beta os 5.0 on my 8900 with my mac?
    11-24-09 04:48 PM
  22. gregski's Avatar
    ....booting up my phone takes less than 10 seconds....
    10 seconds? WTF?
    11-24-09 07:02 PM
  23. username0002's Avatar
    gaaah you guys are making me cry. cant use .348 cuz of an issue with ATT. 314 still pretty good though, exept for a couple of bugs here and there. i still love it, no regrets from upgrading from 4.6.1.348

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    I'm using .348 on AT&T. Works perfect. Wont ever go back to 4.6. Most stable leak.
    11-24-09 07:45 PM
  24. mdjst5's Avatar
    Everyone keeps talking about this where can i get 5.0.0.348? Every link i found was broken. Someone help please...
    11-24-09 08:12 PM
  25. username0002's Avatar
    Everyone keeps talking about this where can i get 5.0.0.348? Every link i found was broken. Someone help please...
    PM me. I have a valid download link.
    11-24-09 09:21 PM
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