I am equally confused. If they changed the OS in any way it would have been issued a different version number. Another weird part is that RIM builds the OS and sends it to the carriers to test, not to change. If it tests poorly they give the feedback to RIM and so on and so on. I have no idea who screwed up but obviously somebody did. The original .297 was a big flop.
My guess is that AT&T was pushing hard on RIM to give them a release with great battery life, which they did but I would say that AT&T's testing was less than sub-par in a overall performance/reliability scope of the OS. The original .297 is great on battery life but had all the aforementioned glitches which are a pain in the a$$ especially when your working out at the gym and you have to reboot your phone TWICE (A good 10-12 min) in the middle of a workout because the OS crashed from bluetooth/media player bugs and took 5-10 more minutes to rescan the memory card media because of crappy memory card interfacing code.
Installing the new update now from the old .297, will post feedback as I notice things.
BTW the package/release version for this update changed from 22.214.171.1243 to 126.96.36.1997 as well.
Last edited by BBphreak; 09-23-2009 at 08:21 PM.
Lost visual voice mail
After i upgraded, my visual voice mail says that the provision was unsuccessfull. Any idea on how to fix that? Ask the AT&T rep?
You can add the feature from your account on the AT&T website.
Findings Thus Far
Ok, so I've been running this update since the end of last week and so far i've noticed the following as compared to the orignal .297 release:
- Bluetooth issues seem to be gone
- Boot time seems to be noticeably faster
- Seems to be slightly smoother OS operation all around
- VVM still works fine for me as it did before I updated to .297 (rel #2)
- BBM5 works great, it seems to mesh better with this release, at least to me
-Still getting SOS radio mode in low service area's...never got this with OS .247 or .282...I think its annoying
-Waiting on the new v4 Hybrid!!! Sounds promising
-Waiting on a new 188.8.131.52xx leak so I can use BBM5 and have more app compatibility!!! Can't wait to be running OS 5.0
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Last edited by BBphreak; 09-28-2009 at 10:37 AM.
Is this OS supposed to have .301 files in the modules? Any one else notice this. I did have a .301 based hybrid before, but I did a wipe before I instaled this.
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