Bold OS changes leave my BB slower??
kind of a long story here so bear with me please. I got my BB Bold at the beginning of '09 and came with whatever OS Rogers had out at the time. I may have even upgraded once without any problem. Anyway, about two months ago I got brave and installed 5.0 on it. Had a lot of nice improvements but was still too slow and glitchy for me so I had planned on going back. So I went back to whatever OS I had...I can't remember but it was recent. It seemed ok but my camera was VERY slow to open and when I clicked on Options/Memory, it took quite a while for the memory page to load. But then Rogers officially released 188.8.131.522 so I though "hey, great timing." I"ll upgrade to the new .292 and it will fix everything.
Nope. My brother in law who got a bold the same day I did, can now open his camera, focus on me and take a pic even before my screen shows the camera viewfinder! And the memory page is still really slow!
Now these may not seem like big deals, but I wonder what other glitches the 5.0 may have left me with.
Ok (whew) here is my question. I just did the downgrades/upgrades through DM... should I do a wipe???
And if so, how do I save my apps, contacts, messages etc when I wipe? I still have the .282 file on my computer so that isn't a big deal. I can reinstall.
I hope this makes sense and I hope that someone can help... I would prefer to wipe as my last option as I have never done it before, and being a lifetime computer user, the thought of "erasing" anything scares me!!
Thanks in advance!!
I would do a wipe since you are having problems with the device
do a normal backup through the DM and then the third party app backup found here
I agree 100% with Neo and will just add to wipe your device you can use the new app BBSAK found Here it has a nice and user friendly interface. Once you back up through DM for your device memory and then use the link Neo provided for the 3rd party apps. Run this program and then re install
Originally Posted by Neolantis
So is it ok to do a wipe though the options menu or do I have to d/l the JL commander or whatever it's called LOL.
It's ok just not a full wipe, which is what you want to do.
Check out our help center here or from my Signature
Here are some more links from the Help center to get you started:
Last edited by Neolantis; 07-07-2009 at 01:24 PM.
Ok great.. I am downloading BBSAK now as we speak...so first do the video app backup..then a DM backup..then BBSAK wipe..then restore via DM, and restore the app alx. file? Do I have it all?
That should do it...just ask if you get stuck along the way
Originally Posted by gamehunter
Bookmark this one too, great thread by Olta: http://www.blackberryos.com/forums/h...ete-guide.html
After you back up your 3rd party apps and device memory do a security wipe on your handled
Originally Posted by gamehunter
options>security>general settings>bb key>wipe handheld then once that is done wipe with BBSAK
Then install your OS and restore through DM and you should be good to go.
I suggest the wipe hand held due to BBCrackman finding this helps get rid of all the little stuff that might get left on even with a full device wipe with BBSAK
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