02-09-2011 10:08 PM
PIN: C0001B7B4 Display/Scan Bar Code
PIN: C0005A9AA Display/Scan Bar Code
02-11-2011 11:36 AM
This may not be the place for this, but we'll give it a shot.
Upgraded a Bold 9650 to the new 6.0 OS. At the end of the install I received
an error (I upgraded using BB Desktop Mgr - 5.0) that a db had not loaded
properly. It was something to do with the Mobile Network Options.
As it created a backup during the install, I hooked the device back up and
ran a restore, which failed.
No real specifics were given as to what failed to install originally, or why
the restore failed. As I don't have another device with 6.0 installed, I
can't compare to see what, if anything, is missing.
I can place/receive calls, and I was able to successfully configure a
gmail account to the device. Able to sync contacts & calendar, also
from the gmail account, so it seems to be functioning ok. Haven't
tried wireless or Bluetooth yet though.
Anyone else run into this by chance, or know how to figure out exactly
what didn't load successfully?
02-12-2011 11:30 AM
I upgraded to OS6 about two weeks ago when it was first available from Verizon. At first I thought it was a nice improvement over OS5, but then after a few hours I realized that everything on my phone was lagging and taking longer to load. It seemed as though my phone did not have enough memory to keep up with the new OS6. Needless to say, I downgraded back to OS5 and things on my Bold 9650 are running much smoother.
02-13-2011 02:28 PM
I cannot agree more. After updating to OS6 via desktop manager, I experienced enough trouble that I found myself at the Verizon store. I went through 2 hard re-sets within 3 days (not to mention the various other problems with font displays and LACK OF COLUMN BROWSER?!?! and password keeper) until they finally concluded that the update had killed my phone and ordered me a "like-new" replacement. The good news is that the replacement phone doesn't have OS6 on it and I am not putting it on. In the store they told me to wait until the next update comes out before updating the software. I am basically content back on OS5, but I am still getting daily registration emails from Blackberry, my battery life has gone down the toilet, and my email box (gmail) no longer displays sent messages. At the store they told me that I now have to use the messages box to see sent emails, but I wasn't using the messages box for the week I had OS6 nor have I ever in 5 years of Blackberry usage. I am thrilled to have OS5 back, but nervous not to be updating my software. OS6 was definitely not ready for release and if there aren't major improvements -- especially the addition of a column browser -- I don't know if I can take it. I have been on Verizon for more than 10 years and am not interested in leaving and I really like Blackberry (I like to type on keys, not a screen), but RIM missed the ball on this one. Any advice for how to learn if these issues have been fixed/if RIM intends to fix them? If not, please advise on when/where to unite. Thanks.
02-17-2011 07:56 AM
Overall I have found OS 6 to have many improved features; but, the day view on the calendar seems to be a constant problem for many users, including myself. The touchpad will not scroll between days, except once every fortnight, and the shortcut that navigates the agenda, or weeks, or months, views -- hitting the space bar -- only scrolls within the day. The day view is virtually impossible to use and I've not found a solution yet, sorry to say.
03-17-2011 09:52 PM
03-18-2011 07:53 AM
Couldnt agree more... To me OS6 is no longer qualified to be called a BlackBerry... All the efficency that was once associated with BlackBerry is gone, thanks to OS6... I absolutely hate it.
Sure, it has some nice points, but overall, it's terrible.
Where have all the keyboard shortcuts gone? If I want to compose a txt message now, I can't just hit C, i have to scroll to compose other > text... I might as well be using a Nokia!
Everything takes about 10 seconds longer ...
God **bleep** hate it, and I am actually considering selling this phone... If this is the future of BlackBerry, I'm probably going to be looking elsewhere.
As for the comments from people: just take your time to get used to it... as a human the device is supposed to make me feel intutively comfortable, I am not supposed to twist myself around an uncomfortable metal pole and then in 2 months, because I no longer remember my tempur-pedic latex mattress, find the metal pole comfortable... No, that's not how human computer interaction and interface design is approached... if something doesn't intutively feel good, then it's **bleep** and that's how I feel about OS 6.
I'm going to try and install a new theme and if I get no satisfaction I'm downgrading to OS5