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    Quote Originally Posted by jgeoffroy View Post
    As i said only hours after installing this one, I will keep it. It has been two days since I installed this and the battery life is much much much better. With .593 i was lucky to get to 5 in the evening and have 1/4 battery left, I have 3/4 a battery and not using the phone any differently than before. I would recommend again that this be installed it is far better than .593.
    Your story is just like mine. However if I switch to 2G only I can make it to the next morning, which means the radio file's 3G connection for 593 is just bonkers!




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    Quote Originally Posted by jgeoffroy View Post
    As i said only hours after installing this one, I will keep it. It has been two days since I installed this and the battery life is much much much better. With .593 i was lucky to get to 5 in the evening and have 1/4 battery left, I have 3/4 a battery and not using the phone any differently than before. I would recommend again that this be installed it is far better than .593.
    .656 is probably the best OS I've used on any BlackBerry I've owned. The longer I use this OS, the happier I am with it. No bugs, no issues. I suspect I'll keep this until 6.0 is released.

    .656 is a winner.
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    OS seems stable, however I suggest that you do a wipe before installing this OS as suggested by some earlier bloggers and doing a few battery pull after helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by alestair;198680[COLOR=black
    I suggest that you do a wipe before installing this OS[/COLOR]
    Unnecessary. Installing any new OS wipes the device.
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    For any followers of this thread ... .656 went official this afternoon being endorsed by TurkCell.

    The official download link is here ... http://www.turkcell.com.tr/downloads...A5.0.0.656.zip

    In the "for-what-it's-worth" department, I think this .656 is one of the best OSs that has been released. Connectivity is excellent and there are no bugs at all of any sort to report. This is a fantastic OS.
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    There shouldn't be any difference between the leaked and official versions of this OS, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTR83 View Post
    There shouldn't be any difference between the leaked and official versions of this OS, right?
    There are never any differences in the OS software code between a "leaked" version and a "released" version. If there were any changes after the .656 leaked version, it would be called something other than .656.

    For those of us who are English speakers, there is no reason to be concerned about the leaked .656 versus the released .656. They are the same thing.

    It is, however, my understanding that there are language option differences between the leaked version and the released version. I've heard that the original leaked version was "multi-language" and the released copy offers "all language" options. Being that you are in Indonesia, this might make a difference to you. You may want to check into that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTR83 View Post
    There shouldn't be any difference between the leaked and official versions of this OS, right?
    Looking into this a little more for you, it would appear that the released version has East Asian language options which the leaked version did not. Again, being that you are in Indonesia, this might be of interest specifically to you.

    For anyone else, there is no reason to consider switching to the released version if you already have installed the leaked version. The two are identical other than the released version has additional language options.
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    Thanks for the heads up Wireless, but English is the only language that I use on my phones, so I should be happy with what I got right now.

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    coming from a bold 9000 to bb flip to this and im BEYONNNDD happy.

    this 656 is amazing, or perhaps its the 9700 there is NO memory leak.

    AT ALL, i mean all day lol, and battery life is great.

    my memory is steady at 122.5 mb, whats everyone elses like?

    only hang up ive had with this OS is sometimes i lose service, like i go SOS then pick up the network, i travel about 150 miles a day and it wasnt as common as it is now.


    Also i had this problem with my old bold where the threaded sms wouldnt be able to open back up on a specific person, like id be able to highlight and go to someone elses "chat" that i had but the one person who i was txting the most i could select the chat but i wouldnt be able to open it, enter would do nothing, a restart would be needed in order to regain access to the selected sms chat.

    i also drop calls here and there at my house when before it wasnt as common..

    im sure i can deal, i rather be able to use the device with lots of mem then without any and lots of leakage.

    i wiped the device before hand and it is brand new with a build date of late march, it had 303 on it and is tmobile branded and used on tmobile.

    im not on BIS, im using Tzones with gmail app, and everything works great, 3g is nice and fast.
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    :laugh2: its the truth :P

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    Issue with BB Appworld when reading reviews over wi-fi

    I'm having an issue where I receive an error 100002 message when I try to read an app review on BB App World, while connected through Wi-Fi. I can download apps fine but just cannot read the review. If I disconnect the wireless and us 3G, I can read the reviews fine.

    Has anyone else seen this? Is it fixed in a later version?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wireless View Post
    Often on that "other site" the hysteria over new OS releases becomes just silly. All the "kids" show up and claim any new OS is either the greatest thing ever released, has cured all the evils of the world and is just amazing or they claim that it's the worst, has every bug conceivable and shouldn't ever be used. It frequently gets totally out of control over there which is one of the many reasons why I left that site.

    In reality, most of these OS releases are "much ado about nothing." I've gone through every OS release possible for the 9700 (and the 8900 before it) and rarely find anything significantly changed between one OS and the next. The last os ... .593 ... was good but I could not tolerate that the speaker function was disabled in Visual Voicemail and had to roll back to .586 as a consequence. I had told myself that I'd stick with .586 for awhile but then this new .656 came out and I was bored so ... well, I grabbed it.

    Any reports prior to 24 hours of use after a new OS are unrealistic. You've got to get all your 3rd party apps back up and running and get all your minor customizations set when you change OSs. You've also got to let the battery adjust to the new OS. Some may dispute this but in my experience I've found that battery pulls/boot times take longer immediately after a new OS is installed and that the battery doesn't settle down until after a day or two.

    I've now been using .656 for over 24 hours. I like it. Nothing at all negative to report. Everything is working well. I saw in one person's post that there was an issue with the Twitter app not working. This has *NOTHING* to do with this OS. There is a known issue with the Twitter app across all OSs currently where if you've signed out, you cannot sign back in. It's a bug with the app and RIM/Twitter and hopefully they are working on it but people with .545, .586 and .593 are all reporting the same issues. This problem should not discourage anyone from taking a spin with this new .656 OS.

    No real noticable changes with this OS. Biggest advantage is that it does free up a sizable amount of memory. I am always amazed how some of these OSs can require so much additional memory. .656 seems to be a good memory economizer. It also is a great UMA OS. I thought .545 was amazingly good grabbing and holding UMA connections. The new .656 seems to come close. I am very pleased with the ability of this OS to grab and stay connected to my UMA profiles. For this reason alone, I would recommend this OS if you are a T-Mobile customer.

    Wrapping up, this OS has performed well over the last 24 hours. No bugs at all to report. Benefits are a smaller footprint on memory, good UMA connectivity, good radio connectivity, smooth operation. One of the best OS releases I've used and I've tried them all.

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