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    LeeVT99 is offline BlackBerryOS Noobie
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    Why do I always get hour glass?

    Hi, new to the forums, but I've been reading a while...

    I got my storm a few weeks ago - yes I know Storm 2 is coming out but I needed to get SOMETHING because my old phone was dying big time - and at first it was awesome, but lately, EVERYTHING makes it clock. And not one little cycle of the clock icon, in bad cases it goes on for like a minute.

    I lock the screen - clocks
    I push the button to change the call volume - clocks
    I hit the menu key - clocks
    Almost everything (even typing) makes it clock more often than not.

    I've restarted it, cleared out all of the e-mail/messages/etc from it, updates are current, I only have 6 pictures I took on it, but it still doesn't seem as "snappy" as it should. That being said, I'm a blackberry noob and don't know if maybe I should have some different settings or whatever.

    I guess I should add that I only have 2 apps on it - quick pull and the Baltimore Orioles app (yes there are really still Orioles fans out there )

    Any ideas? (I'm using OS .148 if that's helpful at all)
    Last edited by LeeVT99; 07-29-2009 at 10:12 AM. Reason: added app info



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    Are you shutting down your apps properly? In other words hitting menu > close rather than just the red button? What is your app memory when this is happening (options > memory). There are a number of potential causes we can start here...

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    also as far as clocks on the unlock/lock process do you have memory cleaner enabled? If you do disable that and you should see a huge improvement

    To check on your phone

    options-security options-memory cleaning



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    LeeVT99 is offline BlackBerryOS Noobie
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    @ morganizer - At first I was just using the little swirly arrow (back?) key, but recently I've learned to use the menu>close thing. My app memory is 23.9 megs free as of typing this.

    @Bryan - wouldn't this slow it down overall? Memory cleaner sounds like a good thing, or is it something I would just do manually?

    Thanks for the input, I like the idea of the phone, and I like the features, but if it's going to bog on me, I still have 7 days before my 30 days are up, so I might re-consider the Tour (which I passed up this time around)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeVT99 View Post
    @ morganizer - At first I was just using the little swirly arrow (back?) key, but recently I've learned to use the menu>close thing. My app memory is 23.9 megs free as of typing this.

    @Bryan - wouldn't this slow it down overall? Memory cleaner sounds like a good thing, or is it something I would just do manually?

    Thanks for the input, I like the idea of the phone, and I like the features, but if it's going to bog on me, I still have 7 days before my 30 days are up, so I might re-consider the Tour (which I passed up this time around)
    Disabling it stops it from constantly running. Sometimes it wants to run too much causing a device to slow down.



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    LeeVT99 is offline BlackBerryOS Noobie
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    Ok, I disabled it and wow, HUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEEEEEE difference. Thanks!!!!!!

    I'm guessing now to run it manually I just re-enable it and it will pretty much run right away or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeVT99 View Post
    Ok, I disabled it and wow, HUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEEEEEE difference. Thanks!!!!!!

    I'm guessing now to run it manually I just re-enable it and it will pretty much run right away or something?
    I'm not sure... I haven't had any experience with a memory cleaner before.

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    Wirelessly posted (storm 9530)

    First off.. Welcome to bbos!
    And second... I would hate for your BB experience to be a bad
    One. Atleast to the point that you would want to take it back.
    Let's see if I can keep this short of a novel.
    Unlike many dumb phones you have the ability to change,tweak, exchange
    Many things on your bb. For example I am running .151 with a hybrid that allows me
    To run 20 apps (some well known memory leakers) and
    Still maintain 47.5 mb's of memory. I just looked! I rebooted yesterday
    Only because I was adding and removing apps. I can go about
    3 days before I notice any issues and at that point the issues I am
    Noticing, a first time bb user probably wouldn't. The overall speed
    Is really fast and absolutely no clocks. Now try to keep this short.
    If you are willing to stick with your bb and stick around bbos,
    Everyone around here will be more than happy to help
    You get your bb runnin like mine. Feel to ask anything!
    Hope to see you around!

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