1. jamesandyori's Avatar
    Ok.

    Brief Background: My wife and I each bought BB Storms, and they are on their way. I found this site and I am like a kid @ X-mas, trying to take it all in and make a wish list of things I want to do and I'm studying and learning a lot. But along the way I have realized that "battery pulls", "crashes", "memory problems", "bugs", etc., are a plenty especially when things are changed, altered, or after market updates and apps are installed.

    Now my wife and I are what you would call "casual users". I mean the goal is to use the phone, play some video, play some music, and surf.

    With that in mind, will I really need to change anything? Will I still need to do the dance of the "battery pull". I fear my wife will get pretty pissed off if she spent $100.00 plus on a device that is going to be a constant pain in the booty especially pissed @ me for being the driving force behind the purchase.

    My only chance of surviving her anger is that fact that we on occasion need to unplug the house modem and restart our PCs so I can explain to her that since the BB will be connect 24-7 that on occasion a restart will be needed, i.e. a "battery pull".

    So for the casual user what should be done? I do want to toss the navigator cause we are not subscribing to it, but is there anything else?

    Funny thing is we probably won't even notice 1/2 of what is being report here in the forums.

    thanks,
    James
    Last edited by jamesandyori; 12-19-08 at 09:50 AM.
    12-19-08 09:41 AM
  2. Superballs5337's Avatar
    it all comes with the territory. if you want a top of the line phone with cutting edge technology, you have to deal with the problems. now im a casual user but im tech savy so i have no problems and i understand things have to be done diff with top of the line phones then with boring old people phones.

    just keep reading and main thing is you need to test the phone out for a while before you start doing stuff. that way you get used to it.

    good luck.
    12-19-08 09:48 AM
  3. jamesandyori's Avatar
    Awesome thanks.
    12-19-08 11:53 AM
  4. murky024's Avatar
    There is an app out there I think its called softreset that will give you the same effect as a battery pull without having to pull the battery...
    12-19-08 12:00 PM
  5. jamesandyori's Avatar
    There is an app out there I think its called softreset that will give you the same effect as a battery pull without having to pull the battery...

    Have you heard neg or pos about it?
    12-19-08 01:02 PM
  6. nightfishing's Avatar
    Soft Reset works fine with the storm.
    12-19-08 02:20 PM
  7. jamesandyori's Avatar
    So when the phone crashes you can still select soft reset and run it?
    12-19-08 02:47 PM
  8. pdt's Avatar
    With that in mind, will I really need to change anything?
    To be perfectly honest, no. This forum has lots of great ideas to help you solve problems, get the last 10% of performance out of the device, and evaluate applications that you might want to buy.

    But if you're like most people and you receive a device in good working order, there is really nothing a casual user should consider mandatory. I think you'll be very happy with your purchase, right out of the box.
    12-19-08 03:27 PM
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