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    Quote Originally Posted by rcorry View Post
    Hey LiLi, I'm basically in the same boat. I've read that the .90/.109 radios are about as good as they come for GSM (us ATT users are GSM), but no definitive answer if this is correct. I'm running .109 and my Storm holds a signal better than my AT&T branded 8310......it doesn't drop in the car while driving in low signal areas. (Phone on belt and hands-free BT kit wired into the radio).

    How is your battery life? - With light-medium usage I'm getting just over 3 days with the .109 radio on the .141 OS. Been thinking of trying .148 or the new .158/5.0 hybrid, that is supposed to be better.
    Hello RCorry:

    I have to say that the .148 rocks when it comes to battery life. Left it on all night at 90% when I went to bed and awoke to 80% since the 9 hours that I looked at it last.

    I am still struggling with the radio issue though. I have full strength at home with my iPhone but only 2 bars on my Storm and am still trying to reinstall the OS with the .90 radio code now that I moved the radio files. :dunno:



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    OK! I officially give up. I have now downgraded and re-upgraded to what I thought was the .148 with the .90 radio code and it did not work. It still says platform .181 which is the radio for the .148.:angryfire::angryfire::angryfire:
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiLiBug View Post
    OK! I officially give up. I have now downgraded and re-upgraded to what I thought was the .148 with the .90 radio code and it did not work. It still says platform .181 which is the radio for the .148.:angryfire::angryfire::angryfire:
    Lil have you tried using swap a radio to change out the file? It is the easiest way to do it IMO, and I use it all the time with no issues.

    http://www.theiexplorers.com/bb/Swap-A-Radio.rar



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    bmtenney:

    Have tried numerous times to use swap a radio and I kept getting an "uncaught exception"

    Beyond frustrated at this point.

    Do you have any other suggestions? At this point I will try anything!

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    which os do you have on it now? and at what point do you get that error?



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    Quote Originally Posted by LiLiBug View Post
    bmtenney:

    Have tried numerous times to use swap a radio and I kept getting an "uncaught exception"

    Beyond frustrated at this point.

    Do you have any other suggestions? At this point I will try anything!
    Hey Lil No problem

    First for Swap I assume you have done these steps

    Download the zip file for Swap
    Extract the .exe to your desktop
    If you are on vista right clicked and selected run as admin
    then open program and make your selections

    Here is how I used to do it

    Download the .90 OS
    Copy and paste the file that is INSIDE the CDMA folder from .90 into the same folder from the OS you want to keep.

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    Lil,

    In Swap a Radio, you need to point the program to the BB OS folder or it generates that error. I'm willing to bet you're not using the 'Browse' function to point Swap a Radio to the install folder under C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research in Motion\Shared\Loader Files\xxxxxxxxx (xxx's being the same of the OS you want to install).

    Hope this helps

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    Update, the best data connections with AT&T occur with the .90 radio......data just connects and there are no drops or lags what so ever. Problem is the with the .90 radio, the phone will reboot or lock-up from time to time. Several in the last 2-3 days, which do not occur with .109. (Shame is that .109 just doesn't have smooth flowing data with AT&T. (Both with .148 OS).

    So do any of the radio files provide the outstanding connection of .90 without the other problems? - What radio does the 9500 use and would it work on the 9530? (Just a thought, figuring they're similar and if you're GSM the radio might work).

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