OK, those who know me knows of my desire for 4.5 for the Blackberry devices. Let’s face it, You Tube videos, better UMA, and SDHC support. Well, yesterday – T-Mobile finally offered it for their customers, and with my desire for the UMA, and SDHC support, I jumped on it.
Well, it was a trying experience. First, I backed up my data on my phone so it would be reinstalled on the upgrade. Well, somewhere during the end of the process, I had an App Error 523. This was disturbing as it would never boot and therefore, I could not use my phone.
As disturbing as this was, I rushed over to my T-Mobile store and tried to see if they could resolve it. They wasn’t able to do it there, and since I failed to bring my AC adapter for my PC, I couldn’t continue part way. It mattered very little since it still was not recognizing the phone. I had to get a loaner phone which was a Nokia flip phone and very much like a toy in comparison to the 8320. Worse yet, it didn’t support UMA.
Once I got home, I rushed in calling support at T-Mobile. They couldn’t solve my problem, so therefore – they contacted RIM, and transferred me to RIM support. Well, my initial upgrade started at 4PM, and I finished at 10:30PM. I also lost all of my settings, and data from before the upgrade, but thankfully – I had most of the information in Outlook. It was the settings, and customization with the phone that I now lost the most.
On a brighter side, 4.5 is much better than 4.2. So far, now UMA drop that I noticed, and it recognizes my 8GB microSD card. It also allows me to watch You Tube videos, although I may not use that much. It does have a much better browser where there is an actual mouse making it much easier to navigate web pages. I would be looking at other features, but for now, just thankful that my phone works again.