Those of you with the Curve 2 8530 have an update to 184.108.40.2068. Go to Verizon's web site to download and install at http://vzw.smithmicro.com/blackberry/ Be sure to back up your device before installing.
Ps: No, don't ask about the Tour update...It's coming...one day...
Downloaded and installed the newest OS yesterday. It seems to have taken care of some the issues I have had like latency/hesitancy when scrolling through icons, etc.
However, I am having many issues with using BBM. This program seems to like to freeze up. I can go in and out of the app but functionality has been limited to not being able to send out messages or view current conversations. I have done the battery pull etc and it fixes the issue but only for so long. I have .57 version of BBM.
Other than this issue (which to me is major since I use this app constantly) the new OS seems a lot better than the previous.
I'm having problems with my BlackBerry Curve 8530 after the update.
After updating, many of my settings have been changed in ways I can't seem to fix. A big frustration: locking my phone (if that's what it's called?) by holding the 'star' key (which is also clearly labeled with a lock, indicating this is the way to lock down my phone so i don't pocket-dial) works just fine, but suddenly to unlock my phone I must press the 'mute' key at the top of my phone to unlock the keypad, instead of hitting 'star' then 'send'-- which I would like to revert my settings to be.
Additionally, it takes a lot of precision to hit the 'mute' key just right in order to unlock my phone. I'm afraid the button is going to break every time I dare touch it. However, I won't risk the issues that go along with pocket and in-purse dialing and keypad entries-- so I'm stuck here.
Also-- my emails aren't pushing to my phone anymore, and seemingly, my BlackBerry Messenger isn't functioning either. Can anyone help me with any of these MAJOR issues?
I can live without changing the multiple other irritating things now going on with my phone (example-- no longer can make Facebook stop syncing my calendar with my phone, even though I edited settings on the Facebook application on my Curve to stop syncing-- still shows up on my Curve calendar) but the problems with email/BBM/manually unlocking my phone are turning out to be extreme issues for me. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.
I can say that I have not had many of these issues and I cannot say why they are occuring but there are fixes for some of them.
To turn off the lock feature, go to Options >Security Options >General Settings >Security Timeout.
Now for the emails, do you have 3G connection right now? Also you may need to try calling *228 option 2. Then lastly try the battery pull to see if this fixes the issue.
If you do not have 3G/1XEV then your BBM and email will not work as they require a data connection.