08-01-2011 07:57 PM
So i bought up an extended battery for my Torch and its on its way. But it says i have to encode the new battery? My quesiton is why? The site i iordered it from says it comes with a really simple one step encoder but even they don't know why this needs to be done. Has anyone used an extended battery with their blackberries? Is it hard to do? I know they are pretty uncommon becuase of the great bb batter life, but i never had to decode an android extended battery, what gives? Can't wait to get three days out of my torch!!
08-03-2011 05:56 PM
I made the mistake of ordering some Torch batteries from a wholesaler and the instructions said they had to be encoded. there was a weird little tool included, and really it was all a bunch of junk. the batteries never worked, and they were junk. cheap, yes, but a total waste of money. I've never had to encode a battery when I bought it from AT&T. From now on, I will stay away from batteries that say they need to be encoded.
08-04-2011 10:49 AM
BB Torch is a highly protected and high security device. So its battery, for that matter only works with Torch (secret coding for your phone for that region and the battery). So, a exact looking battery without the code cannot work in Torch.
Just like car keys with immobilizers. They just don't work if the signal isn't sent from the key.
I am also facing poor battery life in Torch. Looks like we are not the only ones. I tried changing Batteries, but it didn't work. I read through the community, most agreed that it was the OS. So now, I am downgrading the OS to Bundle 1907 and see how it goes.
If it is still having poor battery life, I may downgrade further to OS 5, which was known to have good battery life.
BB is a very strage company. It doesn't respond to its customer's complaints. I read through the community, their feedback is miraculously minimal.
08-04-2011 11:12 AM
Thanks for the reply. I have found that if I upgrade to the latest OS, that the battery life is so much better. I also found out that if I have the right case - my BB will go to sleep, thus, extending the battery's charge.
Know where I can buy batteries online? I have a lot of users and at $50 a pop it gets pricey when I have to replace several at a time.
08-05-2011 03:02 AM
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