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Blackberry - slows down, requires continious reboot

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Hi

I have a blackberry 8820, with a 8GB microSD card -- every few days the phone would slow down, and becomes dis functional.

I then would have to reset the phone (take out the battery for 30 seconds) , turn it back on and everything would work again.

Is this normal ? How do I avoid rebooting every few days?
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by:dhobale
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Remove all data from your card, reformat it and load the data again. Make sure you do not have any application running continuously that you don't need.

Also uninstall unwanted programs. And last step is disconnect from data connection and reconnect after 1 minute.
Let me know if this works
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by:dhobale
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I forgot to mention...do not set up any ring tones from files located on your sd card. Copy it to main storage if you would like.
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by:robertkc
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1 - how do I copy it to the main storage?  better still is it possible to install application on the microSD rather than in the internal storage? if so how do i do this?
2 - Possible that the internal storage is full?
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You can connect your phone to a pc and simply cut paste files ringtone files from sd to main / internal storage on BB. You can remove all unwanted stuff from internal memory and put it on your sd card.
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by:dhobale
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I would suggest not to install frequently used applications on SD card. This will slow down the application. Put all data files on sd card and keep applications on main memory.
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"You can connect your phone to a pc and simply cut paste files ringtone files from sd to main / internal storage on BB. You can remove all unwanted stuff from internal memory and put it on your sd card."

I only see the SD card, i.e Removable drive G:

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by:Gary Cutri
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Hi, what is the firmware version on your device? This can be found in Options > About > Third line.
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by:dhobale
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There should be another drive or device that shows content of your bb phone
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v4.5.0.44 (platform 2.7.0.61)

"There should be another drive or device that shows content of your bb phone"
apparently it is not shown, do i need to install bb desktop manager to see it?
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by:Mighty_Silly
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What's the available memory on your device?  Perhaps the sluggishness is due to BB running out of memory...  mabbe can try to uninstall few app and see if BB would stay functional longer.

-silly-
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by:Gary Cutri
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The firmware version v4.5.0.44 is very old.  Click on the link below and check if you carrier has any updates available as most early 4.5 and 4.6 seem to stop sending or crashing within a week.

http://na.blackberry.com/eng/support/downloads/download_sites.jsp
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thanks garycutri

latest is 4.5.0.81
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Download and install this firmware onto your PC running BlackBerry Desktop Manager > Connect your device > Open Desktop Manager > Select Upgrade Now when prompted > On the software selection screen you can press Options to add\remove components (e.g. unwanted language packs and games) > Continue to follow the prompts and your device will be updated after 40 minutes.
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what about the user installed software? (reinstall?)
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by:Gary Cutri
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During the upgraded process it takes a backup of the third party software and restores it after the upgrade.
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great!
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by:robertkc
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Installed blackberry desktop (BDT) then installed blackberry smartphone

but when i open BDT it says i dont need an upgrade?
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by:Gary Cutri
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If the 4.5.0.81 update is from a different carrier that supplied the device you need to go to c:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Apploader and delete the vendor.xml.  Once the file is removed open Desktop Manager and try the update again.
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garycutri:

thanks that did the trick :)
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Finish updating!
Seems to work fine atm! Going to see if it slows down after a few days
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