New OS Update 5.0.0.607 for Storm2 9550 Available
StreetDocRN
Champion - Level 1

Hi,

Just a reminder that the latest Official Verizon OS update for the 9550 Storm2 is available for download.  It can be found at Verizon's download site at http://vzw.smithmicro.com/blackberry/.  Just a reminder, if you have never updated a Blackberry before, take some time to prepare just in case of an error.  Backup your device with Blackberry Desktop Manager.  It will save your contacts and other personal settings.  For tips on upgrading your Blackberry OS, see the lecture series at Crackberry at http://crackberry.com/blackberry-101-how-install-or-upgrade-new-rim-operating-system-os.  Good luck,

Doc

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StreetDocRN
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Just a side note,

I have looked and can not find a change log for this update.  I can report that a lot of users are reporting problems with Blackberry Messenger after the update on their devices.  It seems that the keyboard does not appear while using the Messenger Groups feature.  I just thought I would pass this along.

Doc

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XtremeBerry
Contributor - Level 3

The .66 BBM has this glitch and even if you use app world and dl the old .57 version it is still present. Here is a workaround that works. In BBM Chat group hit the BB button and hit New Chat, then hit cancel and your keyboard stays up. You do have to do this every time but it does allow you to still chat in groups.

FYI- There is a new BBM that is in beta right now that does fix this glitch. So it is coming soon.

Other than that I really like this OS.

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XtremeBerry
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Also another new feature to verizon OS's is the pop up keys function. This makes it so when you type the keys pop up above your fingers showing you exactly what you are pressing.

To get there go Options>Screen/Keyboard>Show Key Indicator> three options light up and default is NEVER. Change to Always and presto, it makes typing in portait mode alot more bearable.

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LCromwell
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XtremeBerry wrote:

Also another new feature to verizon OS's is the pop up keys function. This makes it so when you type the keys pop up above your fingers showing you exactly what you are pressing.

To get there go Options>Screen/Keyboard>Show Key Indicator> three options light up and default is NEVER. Change to Always and presto, it makes typing in portait mode alot more bearable.


 I have this on my S1 running .419 OS. I tried to tell someone else about it and he couldn't find it under his Options / Screen / Keyboard. He even sent me a pic of his available settings where I said it was, same place as yours. So some people don't get it. I absolutely love it. It is like a new phone. I cannot imagine how I used they keyboard without it? Do you know of some other setting that will make this Option appear?

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XtremeBerry
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You have OS .419? Wherever did you get that:smileyvery-happy:..He is running a.320 or down OS.

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LCromwell
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XtremeBerry
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LOL...Lee I forgot you were still clickin away on a Storm 1. If it was a Storm 2 it would not have been an VZ OS.

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LCromwell
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Yes and it is working wonderfully!!!

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lecatlin
Newbie

Wish I could say the same.  "Enterprise Activation" is locked up all day, and my normal Gmail account won't show messages, but my messages icon shows them along with my local isp's mail.  What gives there?  This is nothing but a big headache.  Also, MANY of my gmail contacts are now duplicated (on the gmail server, so a BB backup doesn't help here) AND now I find my Desktop software won't boot and my desktop computer doesn't recognize my phone, even with the device manager running (vista, go figure).  Next time I'll tell it not to upgrade... if I get this working again.

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laine102
Newbie

I have found that my email folder no longer appears as a messages icon. I can't find it anymore since this update. Does anyone know hoe to fix this. It will still show me that I have xnumber of messages on the left top corner. VERY FRUSTRATING

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tcsgreg
Newbie

After an update on the 9550 the keyboard no longer works within applications in the Downloads folder. I noticed this immediately after the update when a downloaded application stopped working.

I opened the application and all of the settings where gone so I tried to re-enter the information and the keyboard will not work at all inside the application. I removed the application, rebooted, re-installed the application and still no keyboard.

I removed the application, rebooted and downloaded a different application from another company (completely different softare packages) opened it and cannot type in it either.

The applications are SynceJE and Funambol's Sync client. These applications worked fine prior to the update.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

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StreetDocRN
Champion - Level 1

tcsgreg wrote:

After an update on the 9550 the keyboard no longer works within applications in the Downloads folder. I noticed this immediately after the update when a downloaded application stopped working.

I opened the application and all of the settings where gone so I tried to re-enter the information and the keyboard will not work at all inside the application. I removed the application, rebooted, re-installed the application and still no keyboard.

I removed the application, rebooted and downloaded a different application from another company (completely different softare packages) opened it and cannot type in it either.

The applications are SynceJE and Funambol's Sync client. These applications worked fine prior to the update.

Any ideas?

Thanks!


 

Hi,

It sounds like a compatability issue between the latest OS and those apps.  Check your settings within each app and then contact each vendor.  More than likely you issue will probably be known to those vendors and they are working on a patch. 

Doc

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tcsgreg
Newbie

Thanks for our reply. Obviously not the answer anyone wants to hear but the most logical at this point.

Seems to be a very strange bug that would effect two completely different applications. I have also read in another forum about a typing problem in BB chat after this update so I suspect in the next couple of weeks we will be hearing about a few more "Unable to type" bugs in the Storm after the update.

 

Thanks again.

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XtremeBerry
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Also, with this update it changes how you set your message,SMS,POP email,BES  folder settings. You will notice if you go to the message folder or any of the above and hit the menu button then Options, you will have a new Inbox Settings option.

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