Ok totally new to blackberry been wanting to get one so I decided to get storm
ok what do i need to do first to make this thing run the best,,, step by step would be nice... ive installed desktop manager and thats about it.
You should try getting used to what you have for now and in the mean time browse through the storm forums and the "Tips and tricks" forums. As far as operating systems go, everyone has their preferences, so what I might think is the best, others will disagree. Browse through the "Findings and fixes" threads to see what's good and bad about different OS.
For instance: .151 is very stable and works even better with the v8.5 hybrid by BBC, however, with .151 you will not be able to use a Direct TCP connection (which is the fastest) which means you can't use any apps that require it for streaming media and such, like Slacker and Pandora (internet radio). Others like the 5.0 OS which are really cool, but different ones lack different things (like a functioning camera - 220.127.116.11). Also, none of the RIM apps like Facebook work with the 5.0 OS. There are work-arounds for many of the glitches found in different OS, but you'll have to do a little research within the forums and decide what you really want.
If this is your first BB then spend some time getting used to it first and see how you use it. Find out what features you really like or what you never use, ect... once you are ready to play around a bit, there are always smart people in here ready to help you.
Hope that helps
David, Welcome to BBOS and congrats on your new addiction. Not knowing how long you've had your Storm I would suggest getting to know the phone first. Moving icons around to where you want them, things of that nature. Then you can check out the theme section here since we have so many talented people making a theme for anyone's taste and needs.
Then let us know anything in particular you would like your phone to do and we'll help you out from there.
First of all, welcome to BBOS, you will find that the people on this site are very friendly, and I have yet to see a problem that hasnt been able to be solved by the great people on this site. I would suggest, since you just installed your desktop software, to do as the others have suggested, and take a look around your berry, and get it set up the way you like it. Then I would back the phone up, so if anything happens, you can always put it back to the way you originally liked it.
Wirelessly posted (Das STROMM 9530)
Tommygrubz covered the main points. Read his post a few times to get yourself up to speed on the Storm.
ok got it all setup the way i like it... friend was saying something about bbm 5.0 i have the 4.7.148 software platform 18.104.22.168 on it currently.. can i have bbm 5.0 with this software?
Sure can. Just go to the link below from the browser on your phone.
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