07-14-2008 12:48 PM
07-14-2008 12:54 PM
Beta does in fact mean "testing" per say, it just means its experimental software. If you decide to install Beta software, it is "as is" and means no real support. And from what I read, it can fry sim cards and or make your Blackberry a paperweight. I ran the 4.5 software on my pearl for awhile and was not real happy with how it ran and re verted back to "released" software.
You can do a google search for the 4.5 software and find it, but, always keep in mind that it may cause issues with your blackberry that your carrier will not support.
Vodaphone is the only carrier that I know that has officially released 4.5 for its users.
07-14-2008 01:02 PM
You're right about meaning of beta versions. For 8310 OS 4.5 is available but not the final realease. Beta not necesserily make you virus afftected but as its test release it might be afferted virus due to some flaw in development. Beta versions helps developers of any softwares to indentify the problems and improve the quality as well as ensure the optimum performance.
I would recommand you to wait untill the new OS is released for your carrier.
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07-14-2008 01:03 PM - edited 07-14-2008 01:07 PM
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07-15-2008 06:04 PM - edited 07-15-2008 06:05 PM
I love Beta testing and jumped at the opportunity to install 4.5 on my Blackberry Curve 8310 but now I would like to know how to roll back to 4.2.x.
I backed everything up and then started the upgrade. Everything went smoothly even though it took an hour. I freaked out cause I thought it had completely stalled, but it just takes a while. Once it finished I immediately started playing with the awesome video recorder and noticed some small, but cool, changes to the browser. The way emails are displayed is much nicer but I tried HTML emails and they still look the same. YouTube doesn't work completely, although I do get one step further than I used to. Before, the webpage said I needed to install Flash, but now the Media Player ends up saying that it cannot play the file. I haven't had a chance or need to test out the Microsoft Office document editing but I thought it was a cool idea. The calendar looks a lot nicer, but not that much additional functionality.
Now onto the bad news. I don't know anyone else who has upgraded to the version I have, but I can speak to my experiences. WiFi works as far as searching for and connecting to Wireless b and g networks, but I cannot use the connection for either voice or data with consistencty. There is no pattern as to when it does or does not work, but quite often I will need to turn off WiFi to make a call when I am connected at home. I know for a fact it is not my internet connection. Also, the internet browser may or may not work depending on its mood, connected to either WiFi, EDGE, or GPRS. Sometimes it will lock up all together and I will not be able to get it out of "Requesting" mode until I yank the battery out. My third party apps (Gmail and Google Maps) have a hard time getting consistent results as well.
Being that I use my phone 95% for calls, internet, and GMail, this upgrade has been a bit frustrating. Does anyone know how to roll back from 4.5 to a more stable 4.2.x?
07-16-2008 12:33 PM