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Interesting Chat with VZW tech support
unlcejscott
Novice

Good Morning All,

 

My BB Storm has been freezing since I downloaded the .328 a few days ago.  At this point I've pulled the battery to unlock the unit at least two dozen times.  Please note, I've never had a single issue with this phone.

 

Starting to think I may have missed something important during the upgrade, but how can I bet sure....

 

That said, I called tech support twice to see what kind of response I would get when I asked about the freezing issue and to be honest they both we little help or were they:

 

One said to reinstall the new software and the other said that it the issue continues to bring it into a VZW store and talk to tech support their.

 

Any thoughts, the issue is intermittent, such as this morning when I went to read an e-mail and it froze not allowing me to even open it up...

 

Very frustrating and thanks for listening

 

JS

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unlcejscott
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Went into the VZW store today and spoke directly to the manager.  He is going to be sending me a new Storm with .328 already installed.  Should be here in a day or two.  He asked that I bring him both units and he'd make certain that everything is up to snuff....

 

this shoud be the end of th story.  At this point and I hope I;m not speaking too soon but

 

VZW ROCKS!

 

P.S. kevin is his name and he manages the location at the Rockingham Mall in Salem, NH

 

Michelle, if you see this, I'd like to send his boss a note , how do I get that info

 

JS

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LCromwell
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unlcejscott wrote:

Good Morning All,

 

My BB Storm has been freezing since I downloaded the .328 a few days ago.  At this point I've pulled the battery to unlock the unit at least two dozen times.  Please note, I've never had a single issue with this phone.

 

Starting to think I may have missed something important during the upgrade, but how can I bet sure....

 

That said, I called tech support twice to see what kind of response I would get when I asked about the freezing issue and to be honest they both we little help or were they:

 

One said to reinstall the new software and the other said that it the issue continues to bring it into a VZW store and talk to tech support their.

 

Any thoughts, the issue is intermittent, such as this morning when I went to read an e-mail and it froze not allowing me to even open it up...

 

Very frustrating and thanks for listening

 

JS


JS, the simplest thing is to take it to a Verizon owned store, give it to Tech support and let them reload it. I would back it up at home first but be sure you have the latest Desktop mgr. You may need to call store first to be sure they have Tech support there. When they re load new 5.0 and it all works right and have saved and installed your contact list then back it up again at home. Good luck. Oh by the way, did you look at memory to see how much you have left after it un froze?

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Michele-VzW
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unlcejscott:

 

I believe the reason you're getting conflicting answers is there is no one known solution to this issue as of yet. 

Unfortunately the best option is to revert back to the last version.  I am leaning toward the option that this freeze issue is either lack of memory on the phone or an application that is hanging during the update.  I am sure with time there will be a fix but if you need it stopped (which it seems you do) revert the phone back.  I wish I had better news for you :smileysad:
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StreetDocRN
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Michele-VzW wrote:

unlcejscott:

 

I believe the reason you're getting conflicting answers is there is no one known solution to this issue as of yet. 

Unfortunately the best option is to revert back to the last version.  I am leaning toward the option that this freeze issue is either lack of memory on the phone or an application that is hanging during the update.  I am sure with time there will be a fix but if you need it stopped (which it seems you do) revert the phone back.  I wish I had better news for you :smileysad:

Hi,

If it were me, I would revert back to the original OS and leave it there a day or two.  See if everything works ok.  Then try to upgrade to the new OS and run that without loading any personal apps you may have.  If the phone works with the new OS for a day or two after that, then slowly add your apps one by one, each time testing your phone to make sure of no problems.  I'll be somewhere there is an app that is interfering with the new OS.

Doc

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unlcejscott
Novice

All good advise

 

A couple of additional points:

 

* As for the memory, I always had it at around 32mg now it's currently at 23.5

* I ran a backup this morning,but I think I'm running old BB Desktop Software.   I'm running BB Desktop Software Version 5.0.0.11 and my computer is calling for an update to 5.0.1, but for some reason the automatic update won't work and I get an error message

 

THIS MAY BE THE FIRST ISSUE

 

Would you folks recommend unistalling and then reinstalling the current BB Desktop software first

Then going back to the previous software release and then, as stated, see how that goes...etc

 

How do I revert back to the previous software anyway?

 

Sorry for the baby steps, but I really don't want any other issues

 

JS

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unlcejscott
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P.S.

 

Current app list:

 

U2 Mobile

App World

Ubertwitter

Quickpull

Calorie Counter

Slacker Radio...which justt showed up

As did VZW tones

Google Maps

 

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LCromwell
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JS, I kept getting these notices for an update from RIM but thought they were for the OS. I am now installing the new (hopefully improved) 5.1 desktop mgr. This makes me wonder should we re install the OS under the the newer Desktop mgr. Why didn't they release it before or at the same time as the OS update? Does anyone know what these changes are?

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unlcejscott
Novice

LC,

 

Are you first backing up and then going into your control panel etc to delete the old version and then downloading the new...

 

http://www.vzam.net/blackberry/Desktop.aspx

 

JS

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LCromwell
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Noooooooooo I did not see that anywhere before now. Oh well we will see what happens. It would seem if you deleted the current version, you would lose the back ups you have saved?

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LCromwell
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LCromwell wrote:

Noooooooooo I did not see that anywhere before now. Oh well we will see what happens. It would seem if you deleted the current version, you would lose the back ups you have saved?


Oh it says if you have 4.7 or earlier? Mine was released end of August and it was a 5. something. So hopefully I will be okay.

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