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Registered: ‎07-19-2011
My Device: Blackberry Pearl 9105
My Carrier: Orange

Upgrade to Os 6 for blackberry pearl 9105 nothing but trouble

I have had my blackberry pearl 9105 for around 7months now and last week I upgraded to blackberry OS 6.

However I didn't know what this update meant until it had finished and my phone restarted completely differently. 

I was annoyed at the fact it was like having a new phone again and I had to get used to some of the silly new features which I have now.

 

However also since this update my phone has suddenly become super slow and I realized this was because when I went and checked the application memory, almost three quarters of it has been taken up by the os6 update!! I do not have very many apps but now I have had to delete nearly all of them and this still hasn't made much of a difference to the phone's performance. 

 

Also I do not like some of the new features that have been added and in some cases it takes me a lot longer to get to things. Next time you do an update blackberry, please make it eat less of the application memory up. 

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Re: Upgrade to Os 6 for blackberry pearl 9105 nothing but trouble

You can downgrade the OS back to OS5 if you prefer.

1. Delete the newer OS from your PC by going to Control Panel >Add/Remove Programs. (If you never physically installed the OS to your PC, skip to step 2.)

 

2. Then download and install the older version of the OS. BlackBerry Operating System Downloads

 

3. Install the older OS to the PC by running (double clicking) the file you downloaded.
4. Go to c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader and delete the file named "vendor.xml."
5. Plug in BB and double click on "Loader.exe." It's located in the same place as the above vendor.xml file.



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Registered: ‎12-19-2010
My Device: Pearl 3G
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Upgrade to Os 6 for blackberry pearl 9105 nothing but trouble

I have similar issues. With OS 6 my Pearl 9100 is quite slow. The rotating clock appears quite often and the phone stalls. Memory is leaking for 24h after I restart the device, after that time is settles down. Despite all its nice features, I'm gonna "downgrade" to version 5 again. This was the second time I tried the "upgrade", this time with bundle 2646. OS 6 is using too many resources.
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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎12-19-2010
My Device: Pearl 3G
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Upgrade to Os 6 for blackberry pearl 9105 nothing but trouble

I upgraded back to version 5. The phone is much more responsive. The way it should be. Unless RIM improves the resource requirements of OS 6, I won't go to 6 again.