Saturday, July 31, 2010

Comparing BlackBerry OS 4.6 And 5.0

Today I will start by Comparing Blackberry OS 4.6 To 5.0 Just To Note The Differences And If You Have Not Updated To 5.0 Yet This Might Be Useful For You!

So Let's Begin -
1st. The Theme on OS 5.0 is much more polished and looks much better than 4.6

2nd. Now Except there being a app for Media there is a folder so for Curve 8520, 8530, Pearl 3G 9100, 9105 (Because of the music keys on top) it is much better as now everything is sorted into a folder for example - Music, Ringtones, Images, Camera Etc.

3rd. The phone runs a little bit smoother and the add-on for Transitions in Themes between menus and home-screens i think looks stunning as it gives your phone sort of a good feel and look to it.

4th. There have been a few Icon changes in OS 5

5th. The profiles selection on the home-screen is much to better for your on custom preferences for sounds better than OS 4.6 in my experience.

5th. In the Images app now you can scroll using your Trackball/Trackpad rather than using "N" And "P" which you still can again personal preference.

6th. In the Messaging App you now have Threaded SMS just like BBM (Blackberry Messenger) which according me looked better, Other than in 4.6 all the messages kept on adding and eventually you had to delete Messages hence in this OS you wont have to!

7th. The Boot-Up screen looks much nicer and does Boot-Up a bit faster rather then just have a Hourglass in 4.6 which sometimes scared me, But in OS 5 it has the Blackberry Logo and underneath that a status bar to tell you the progress of Boot-Up really neat feature!

8th. Now when u lock your phone or let it be idle the screen doesn't just black out, In OS 5 it eventually fades out rather than just blacking out.

9th. You have got couple of new settings in the Options menu.

10th. You also get a cool looking Ice wallpaper in Sample pictures in Images app and it looks pretty good (I have a Curve and only seen it on Curves)

11th. Everything loads much quicker and you see less of that little Hourglass, In 4.6 I used to see alot of the Hourglass.

In My opinion the OS 5 is terrific and Rim has certainly done a excellent job with it!
If you are still with 4.6 dont worry and just upgrade to OS 5 I am sure you will love it!

Blackberry OS Upgrade... for airtel users

Just a question to all. > Why Cant Indian Mobile phone Carriers Release New OS ?

Now today let me start by asking you "Why cant Indian Carriers release the OS that is available outside of India."

For example the OS 5 when I heard about it I was very excited but I was disappointed because it was not available by AirTel (the carrier I use).

So then i started researching and took the big risk of downloading a US carrier OS and updated my Blackberry and then will the process was going smooth....... My berry BRICKED..........

Then again I started researching then i found that the process can only be done on a Windows and since i am on a Mac i was disappointed yet again.........

Though I did not give up. Then after a couple of weeks I was astonished by the experiment I wiped my device and installed a BRAND new OS and it worked and I was really happy but sad as well because once again I say "When Will Indian Carriers Launch OS 5" hopefully for the coming up OS 6 Indian Carriers will "hopefully" launch the OS......

So here is the procedure - Pls try at your own risk.

1st. You Download The OS 5

2nd. You Backup The Device [ very essential]

3rd. You Go Into Local Disk C, Program Files, Research In Motion, Apploader, And Delete Vendor.XML (ONLY IF THE OS IS NOT SUPPORTED BY YOUR CARRIER)

4th. Once Deleted Then You Run Apploader.EXE In The Same Folder And Connect You BB To Computer And Follow On Screen Instructions And Done!!!

5th. Restore Your Device And Do A Few Battery Pulls (2-3) And Done Just To Make The Device Smoother After OS Install.

And them you will have a new OS 5 also please beware that some of your themes may not come back so you might have to download new themes but as they say "There is always a Advantage in a Disadvantage!"