Originally Posted by SamanthaSteClaire
I have a brand new Torch that is having a problem with the "thinking clock" whirling constantly and getting in the way of my using my phone easily. I will take 30 seconds to open or close a message at times. It is also draining my battery badly. I have a brand new battery in the phone. I have taken out a LOT of apps. I have tons of free space. I can have a 100% charged phone and it will be blinking red in a few hours with virtually no usage having taken place. I have 264MB of free space. I have updated all the apps that I have and I only have a handful left. Any suggestions??? I have battery pulled and restarted many times.
I've had 5 different BB's.
Each one I have tried many different OS versions. Without question, BB 6 and older OS's are stable for a few weeks to a month and a half, then, even if I do a "battery pull" every day (to reboot the system and speed it up), it eventually degrades in performance until the phone is displaying the clock icon way to frequently for efficient usage.
This is called "cumulative memory bleed" (my word). Its like the "hard drive" gets hopelessly fragmented.
Memory booster apps don't work any longer, at this point. You have to reload the OS. Or upgrade it to a newer version
To install any OS (your Vendors, another Vendors, or a "Leaked OS" - doesn't matter, they're all made by RIM. The Vendor versions just have their own restrictive file added on to the install file (it's called the Vendor.xml) - it's really easy.
Now! Copy these instructions and email them to yourself. Then you can refer to them on your PC.
1. backup your BB using Desktop Manager (just in case)
2. Close Desktop Manager (keep closed) - unplug BB.
3. Download File from the link to your PC
4. Double click to install file to PC
5. When it's finished installing - Go to Program Files, Common Files, Research in Motion, Apploader - Folder
6. Delete Vendor.xml file (And if you have Vista or Win7, open Compatibility Files and Delete Vendor.xml there too ... Only if it shows) This file is made by the Vendor (not RIM) it removes some cool abilities that your phone would have, without its interference - like staying in 3G (high-speed data). Vendors would rather your phone locked in 2G/3G mode. Also, this file prevents other Vendors phones being able to load this OS - which is designed by RIM to work on ANY Vendors phone (with a sim card) worldwide - as long as the Vendor.xml file is deleted before the OS is loaded to the BB.
7. Run Loader.exe (in the Apploader Folder) and plug BB in again. Follow the directions and it should take about 20min to an hour.
You won't be restoring your backup you made, because it's "just in case". The Loader program makes a special Loader Backup for you.
When the process is finished, your BB will be faster, smoother, require less Battery pulls, and you shouldn't need to worry about it slowing down for quite a while.
You should still do a battery pull once a day, to freshen up the BB. Or, you can do it a different way (without risk of interrupting any critical operations)
Hold down Alt, hold down right Shift (next to sym) then (while still holding first two) press Del. Your phone will reboot.
Or you can use a free app called "Quick Pull" on App World
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