I used the "Leaked" version of 5.0 OS for about 2 weeks. Everything was working ... BlackBerry Storm forum
Leaked 5.0 to Official 5.0
I used the "Leaked" version of 5.0 OS for about 2 weeks. Everything was working great/fast. I could take a picture & email it to a contact faster than just sending a normal non-attachment email. My browser seemed much faster as well. My phone was in "3G" mode 90% of the time as well.
Then the "Official" 5.0 came available...I plugged up & d/l it thinking that having the Official Verizon 5.0 would be better. Ever since (about 4 days now), my phone is only receiving "1XEV", my emails with & w/o attachments are taking longer to send, & my browser seems to be lagging like it did in 4.7.
Anyone else noticed this & would it be worth reverting back to the "Leaked" 5.0 OS?
It's never been advisable to install non-oficial, leaked versions of BB software.
I think you may want to follow a few steps:
Remove ur bb battery
Plug in ur usb cable
Click the update software link
Follow the procedures
Insert battery when prompted
This will recover ur device software. After that, u may update it to the latest version.
Mind you are going to lose ALL data stored in ur device memory so back it up b4 the whole process.
I understand what you are saying...my whole point of the thread was to see if anyone else received "3G" prior to the 5.0 upgrade & if you've upgraded, are you still receiving "3G"?
Thanks again abel, for the installation instructions - maybe they will come in handy to someone that doesn't know this already.
What OS build are you running? They removed the 3G symbol for Storm 1 in the .323 build, as well as the official .328. You're still getting a 3G signal, just not seeing the 3G symbol.
As for why your browser is lagging, I'm not sure. When I put .328 on my Storm one, it didn't slow it down at all.
Thanks for the info Moto. I am running the .328 build. Maybe its all a mind game not seeing the 3G symbol, but browser & emails are much slower than they were last week...going to do a complete wipe & fresh install to see if that changes anything.
THE official storm software messed up my cell
i lost all my info
could not connect to my comp through usb
ran super slow..
textin wsa horrible.. waaay slow
WOW. It amazes me that there is still a question about 1XEV or 3G. 1XEV is 3G. The only diff was the graphic. Because it was beta and it didn't have verizons graphics in the OS yet.
Will a 5.0 os release be coming out for the people using unlocked storms on the gsm networks?