05-11-2009, 02:14 PM
05-11-2009, 02:16 PM
It's like a fine wine. Definitely worth waiting for. :cool2:
Originally Posted by bmtenney
05-11-2009, 05:46 PM
I've been having problems with dropped calls and fewer bars with both the 132 v5 and 141 v5 and I live fairly close to a cell tower. I had 141 on the phone for about a week. Yesterday I installed 132 v5 and had the same problem. Today, I wiped and installed 132 a second time and the signal was still weak (1-3 bars at most). Then, about 15 minutes ago, my phone suddenly showed 4 bars and the signal is strong. I am thrilled. I hope it stays strong.
Thanks to all those who work to make us happy!
Just a quick update. I started wondering why the sudden increase in bars and realized that I had removed the phone from the case (Noreva) when the bars went from 3 to5. I put the phone back into the Noreva case and the bars (signal) went down. After playing for awhile, I placed the phone in a Boxwave case (fit isn't as nice as the Noreva) and the bars remained at 5. The Noreva has a magnetic clasp that puts the phone into sleep mode. I am guessing that may be the problem.
Last edited by woolroom; 05-12-2009 at 10:42 AM.
05-11-2009, 05:55 PM
I would have to say the most stable OS to date was the 109 sfi file.
Originally Posted by woolroom
05-11-2009, 05:57 PM
If you're brave enough (I barely was), you might want to download and try the "Swap-a-Radio" program and mess with that. I am running the .132 v5 but using the .109 Radio Code. So far it seems pretty stable. Haven't made a ton of calls to test for echoes or drops, but signal strength seems to be improved.
Originally Posted by woolroom
Swap-a-Radio is here: http://www.blackberryos.com/forums/9...lyricidal.html at the bottom of the first post.
05-11-2009, 05:58 PM
+1 to that whenever I have an issue like that the first thing I do is swap in the .109
Originally Posted by bbcrackman
05-11-2009, 06:57 PM
battery has been pretty decent for me. I get good reception. But I did watch my phone on my car ride home. I would have five bars of 1XEV for say half mile, then it would drop to 0 bars 1XEV for like 5 seconds then go right back to five bars 1XEV, did it for ways...
05-12-2009, 10:55 AM
Thanks for the help. Right now, after replacing my Noreve case with a Boxwave case, the signal is very strong and seems to be staying high. I discovered (just a few minutes ago) that the Noreve case is a metal frame and is the cause of signal loss. It's been noted in reviews for other phones (IPhone). It's too bad because I loved the way the phone clipped into the holder and the way it felt. But, as I've said before - beauty isn't everything.
I did download the Swap a Radio file and will use it if I have any further problems.
After spending much time playing with updating my Motorola 710 which was 3 phones ago, I swore I wouldn't spend all that time downloading and replacing parts of a phone operating system again. I didn't have to do it with the Palm Treo or the 8830. But with the Storm, which I was so very excited to get, here I am again downloading and updating and am thankful for this forum which has given me so much help and offered me the opportunity to get a better os than the one Verizon has released.
Last edited by woolroom; 05-12-2009 at 12:16 PM.
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