Monday, March 16, 2009

The Memory Problems with the Blackberry Bold

I've been complaining for some time about the horrible memory problems on the Blackberry Bold. I've been running most of the same applications on the 9000 as I did on the 8800 and it's clear that there's a massive memory leak.

Not only that, but the battery life has been abysmal compared to the the 8800.

Well.... no more.

Problem Solved
Blackberry have released a patch for the Bold which updates the firmware to 4.6.0.365

I've been running for several weeks on this patch and haven't had to reboot once since applying it. The battery life is back up to the 3+ days I've come to expect from the Blackberry too.

3 comments:

Bilal Jaffery said...

Try the 4.6.0.418 now, much faster. Not released everywhere but its official release. Loaded it up on my blackberry and its smooth.

http://forums.crackberry.com/f83/newest-9000-os-4-6-0-418-4-6-0-247-a-180573/

John said...

where did you get it? I so need it ...

Gavin Bollard said...

In my case, I got it from the Telstra web site but since that's an Australian Carrier, you should probably head to your own particular carrier's web site.

(or have a look at Bilal's recommendation http://forums.crackberry.com/f83/newest-9000-os-4-6-0-418-4-6-0-247-a-180573/ which also tells you how to unbrand the upgrade.