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    Quote Originally Posted by styx View Post
    I've had .132 V5 on my storm for about 24 hours now, prior I was running Lyrics .141 5.0 hybrid. My storm did not like .141 in general. Overall .141 seemed slower in transitions, battery drained much faster, and had my first random reboot with it.... so I was happy to go back to .132.

    This is working like my old .132, transitions are quick, signal strength is fine and battery is lasting. Memory will drop down (starts at 36, drops to high 20's but then pops back up to the mid 30's). Definitely will keep this one for a while.

    A question.... I installed the .132 as the base and then the hybrid over it (and used shrink os). Is there any benefit to using .141 as the base with the .132 V5 over it. Are there any "extra" .132 or .141 files left over that are not replaced by the V5 installer - or if I compare the two installations is the only file that is different the CDMA radio file?
    The reason for the two different radio codes is that some people have experienced problems with Bluetooth with the 141 sfi file. Both Hybrids are identical except for the sfi file.




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    Quote Originally Posted by nikkig618 View Post
    The reason for the two different radio codes is that some people have experienced problems with Bluetooth with the 141 sfi file. Both Hybrids are identical except for the sfi file.
    Thanks!

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    i would think its more some phones run better with 141, some with 132... my build using 141 radio is running great, but maybe i will try the 132 afterall

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmtenney View Post
    This has been my way of life since installing ever leaked OS lol since leaving .75. I just accept it and cry softly when no one is looking.

    Seriously though there are a ton of people that have this problem and I believe we all just accept that is has to do with the leaked OS. Hope that helps
    turn your sensitivity down. your on the os help team?? eeeeekz...hehe jk

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    Trust me it doesn't help for me I have already tried that. But then again it really doesn't bug me all that much, I have just learned how to "tap" for it to work right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trunk View Post
    ouch. thats why your mem is so low, though it shouldnt be THAT low. do you have multiple themes installed other than the one you use and zen? i find memory stays the best with normal theme, though i hate it. i miss my Inspirat theme cause windows 7 owns

    After installing, your battery will get partially charged and then drain very quickly afterward. Try draining the battery almost all the way then give it a real good full charge, (i like to do 12 hours if possible) then see how batt life is. Couple other tricks to improve battery life are turn your screen brightness ALL the way down to 10, backlight to 20s and keep GPS off when not in use. My storm runs for 2 full days easily sometimes close to 3 when not used much. also if you use patternlock and set the settings right, it improves batt life a little bit too by turning the backlight off faster than normal. See if that helps
    thanks for the advice ill try it, i dont really like the normal theme it just looks way too boring for me. i use the visa since my laptop runs visa as well so its easier since im use to it. since i did a reinstall and installed bbcrack .141/v5 my memory has not go down below 40, i hope it will stay that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    I'm surprised with those apps your memory is that high. You just listed all of the memory hog 3rd party apps.

    As for the battery drain it ALL THE WAY UNTIL IT IS DEAD (past the point where the radio turns off) then recharge it fully. This will semi-flash the memory of your battery and should increase its life.
    lol i didnt think the apps i have installed was consider :a lot: but since i installed BBcrack .141/v5 my memory never went below 40mb =]

    my battery seem to be doing a lot better after a battery pull, if it starts with an abnormal drain again ill do the draining method you suggested, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by cha4tehbeis View Post
    lol i didnt think the apps i have installed was consider :a lot: but since i installed BBcrack .141/v5 my memory never went below 40mb =]

    my battery seem to be doing a lot better after a battery pull, if it starts with an abnormal drain again ill do the draining method you suggested, thanks
    It's not the amount of apps that matter it's what apps you use. You can a 100 hundred apps and have no memory issues but have 4 apps and experience serious memory drain. I was just pointing out the apps you listed are all known to have memory issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trunk View Post
    i would think its more some phones run better with 141, some with 132... my build using 141 radio is running great, but maybe i will try the 132 afterall
    Are you referring to the bluetooth problem associated with 141? If so, this is a known bug in 141 and one of the reasons that it will never be released as an official OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chomper357 View Post
    yes i have the 141 on the computer. but should is say v5 on the phone our no should it say something different. mine still say v4.7.0.141 platform 4.0.0.174
    Your versions are correct for this hybrid. This is Crackmans Hybrid version 5, not the 5.0 upgrade beta's that Lyricidal puts together.

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    Ok its been 3 days now with the .141 v5 and for the most part this hybrid rocks. I am gonna have to try the .132 v5 though. I am getting a HUGE battery drain with the .141. Something else that's strange is there have been times when the phone will show that I have 1XEV with 2 bars and show the signal in meterberry at -102 dBm. That low of a signal usually shows as 1X for me. I have had 2 dropped calls with this hybrid. Not a lot, but considering I haven't had any dropped calls since the .103 leak, I think this .141 sfi doesn't like my phone. I'm gonna load up the .132 v5 tomorrow when I get home and see how it goes.

    Another small issue that I think is more app related cause I have had it with all OS's. With this v5 I boot with the highest memory I've ever had, and even gain some right after a boot. But it always drops dramatically after 3 or 4 hours. It never gets bad, hovers around 28 MB and will recover to about 34 MB with browser use. I just can't seem to find the culprit. I mention this to explain why I ask this: Does anyone know if Meterberry drains memory when the phone is idle? That is my last app I haven't tested so thought I'd ask if anyone knew before I took it off the phone. Guess I don't NEED it on there, but it helps my OCD to have it there to check, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandman1987 View Post
    Ok its been 3 days now with the .141 v5 and for the most part this hybrid rocks. I am gonna have to try the .132 v5 though. I am getting a HUGE battery drain with the .141. Something else that's strange is there have been times when the phone will show that I have 1XEV with 2 bars and show the signal in meterberry at -102 dBm. That low of a signal usually shows as 1X for me. I have had 2 dropped calls with this hybrid. Not a lot, but considering I haven't had any dropped calls since the .103 leak, I think this .141 sfi doesn't like my phone. I'm gonna load up the .132 v5 tomorrow when I get home and see how it goes.

    Another small issue that I think is more app related cause I have had it with all OS's. With this v5 I boot with the highest memory I've ever had, and even gain some right after a boot. But it always drops dramatically after 3 or 4 hours. It never gets bad, hovers around 28 MB and will recover to about 34 MB with browser use. I just can't seem to find the culprit. I mention this to explain why I ask this: Does anyone know if Meterberry drains memory when the phone is idle? That is my last app I haven't tested so thought I'd ask if anyone knew before I took it off the phone. Guess I don't NEED it on there, but it helps my OCD to have it there to check, lol.
    .141 was a huge battery drain for me as well. Not sure about meterberry I haven't noticed any difference since installing it, but then again I have had it for awhile lol. Mine drops into the 20's when idle as well and usually springs right back up to 35+ with some use. If you decide to take off meterberry let me know what you find

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandman1987 View Post
    Ok its been 3 days now with the .141 v5 and for the most part this hybrid rocks. I am gonna have to try the .132 v5 though. I am getting a HUGE battery drain with the .141. Something else that's strange is there have been times when the phone will show that I have 1XEV with 2 bars and show the signal in meterberry at -102 dBm. That low of a signal usually shows as 1X for me. I have had 2 dropped calls with this hybrid. Not a lot, but considering I haven't had any dropped calls since the .103 leak, I think this .141 sfi doesn't like my phone. I'm gonna load up the .132 v5 tomorrow when I get home and see how it goes.

    Another small issue that I think is more app related cause I have had it with all OS's. With this v5 I boot with the highest memory I've ever had, and even gain some right after a boot. But it always drops dramatically after 3 or 4 hours. It never gets bad, hovers around 28 MB and will recover to about 34 MB with browser use. I just can't seem to find the culprit. I mention this to explain why I ask this: Does anyone know if Meterberry drains memory when the phone is idle? That is my last app I haven't tested so thought I'd ask if anyone knew before I took it off the phone. Guess I don't NEED it on there, but it helps my OCD to have it there to check, lol.
    It would be helpful to know what 3rd party apps and themes you have installed. But yes, when the phone sits idle it drains memory. When you start using the phone especially certain programs it frees up memory. For example, if you want to see a big jump in memory gain use your broswer for 15 minutes. You might easily see a 5-10mb jump. I am not aware of meterberry causing memory leak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandman1987 View Post
    Something else that's strange is there have been times when the phone will show that I have 1XEV with 2 bars and show the signal in meterberry at -102 dBm. That low of a signal usually shows as 1X for me. I have had 2 dropped calls with this hybrid.
    I am having the exact same issues described above. My signal is all over the place with several dropped calls but always showing 1XEV. I had similar issues running .132 prior to this this hybrid which makes me hesitant to even try the .132 v5. Not sure why these OS releases are not playing nice with my phone. I have 2 3rd Party Apps (iheartradio and Facebook) and NO themes. That's it. I'm at a loss as to what I should do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottacular View Post
    I am having the exact same issues described above. My signal is all over the place with several dropped calls but always showing 1XEV. I had similar issues running .132 prior to this this hybrid which makes me hesitant to even try the .132 v5. Not sure why these OS releases are not playing nice with my phone. I have 2 3rd Party Apps (iheartradio and Facebook) and NO themes. That's it. I'm at a loss as to what I should do.
    I had a problem with the radio from 141 but 132 seemed to like my phone. Is there an OS that you recall the radio being good on. Another one I liked was 109. May want to give that a try?

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    .114 v3 was the best running hybrid as far as my phone was concerned. The only problems I had with that OS was the screen flicker on the camera (that I can recall off the top of my head anyway).

    I've never tried .109. Is it worth trying out?

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    I think it depends on what 3rd party apps you have running with the hybrid.
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    ok, only had .141 v5 installed for say 5 mintues but boy is it snappier than my v4. So far.. lol.

    holding steady at 3 1XEV bars which is normal in my business building.

    Going to do a BES activation now, will report back

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    Quote Originally Posted by manofice View Post
    ok, only had .141 v5 installed for say 5 mintues but boy is it snappier than my v4. So far.. lol.

    holding steady at 3 1XEV bars which is normal in my business building.

    Going to do a BES activation now, will report back
    Glad to hear it and it only gets better as it ages :18:

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    Installed V5 on 141 using VMware on my MacBook PRO. Went to Browser, cleaned cache out, went to Activity Monitor and shut down Missing Sync apps on the Mac. Shut down Airport Wireless and ran it in accordance with directions. Worked fine, tried to update but it wouldn't, changed to "older" files and it worked. Ran Shrink os prior to update and am seeing approx 46mb of memory. It seems to steady out in the 30's and if you open your browser it seems to gain memory back. After a few restarts it seems to be the best set up so far. Still find the camera performance spotty. Sometimes fast sometimes slow. Thanks, if it weren't for this website and CB, I would have turned in my Storm several weeks ago. It is now functional with a few minor annoyances that can be managed.

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