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User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2812 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1808 times:

There seem to be a number of phone savvy people on here, so I thought maybe someone would know the answer to my question.

Why the hell does it take so long to do an update?

A new update came out today, and after downloading it informed me that it would need TWO HOURS to update and that it would be totally useless during that time. It then asked whether I wanted to schedule the update now, or for a more convenient time to have my phone be an overpriced paperweight. My computer only takes a couple of minutes, so why does a phone need hours?


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User currently offlinebill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8467 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

Sounds about right. BB OS upgrades can take their time. I've never had one take longer than 30 minutes however.

User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1756 times:

I once had to have my 8830 wiped clean, and start from scratch, but it only took maybe an hour. It almost sounds to me like you have some spyware or something on your computer that's slowing the whole thing down...


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User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3077 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1689 times:
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Quoting Alias1024 (Thread starter):
My computer only takes a couple of minutes, so why does a phone need hours?

It's not the update itself, it's the backing up the device data and restoring it that takes the most time.

For over-the-air updates, the device information has to be copied to the flash memory, the core OS wiped, the new OS unpacked and configured, then the data restored and corrected... all that takes time because there is only so much memory bus available on the device to handle all those read/write commands.

Just remember your home PC has at least a 10x processing power advantage over a Blackberry or any other mobile device.



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User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2812 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 3):
For over-the-air updates, the device information has to be copied to the flash memory, the core OS wiped, the new OS unpacked and configured, then the data restored and corrected... all that takes time because there is only so much memory bus available on the device to handle all those read/write commands.

That makes sense.

Quoting Don81603 (Reply 2):
It almost sounds to me like you have some spyware or something on your computer that's slowing the whole thing down...

Spyware on my blackberry?



It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems with just potatoes.
User currently offlineAirportugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1616 times:

where does one get a software update, if available? I use a BB Tour for work


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User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2812 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1610 times:

Quoting Airportugal310 (Reply 5):
where does one get a software update, if available? I use a BB Tour for work

My phone alerts me when one is available.



It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems with just potatoes.
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