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adamcarts
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Registered: ‎07-01-2009

Torch firmware

I've just seen that Vodafone.de have released an updated firmware for the Torch. Will UK Voda be following suit? (it hopefully will fix my battery problem) The released firmware is version 6.0.0.546 (Release 2475 / Platform 6.6.0.207).

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QyKo
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Re: Torch firmware

The release may have the same version number when it comes out on the UK but it also has to work on the UK network.

Different countries use different bands etc [im actually not sure about European countries]

Anyway VF will be testing the version given to them by RIM to see if their useless software works on it.

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Broadsword
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Re: Torch firmware

The band is set by the phone itself, Any Torch firmware will work as long as you remove the Vendor.XML file.

I am running a firmware for the the US .534 I think off the top of my head (Gave up waiting for Voda to sort their act out).

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adamcarts
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Re: Torch firmware

How are you finding .534? I am wondering whether to try .448 I have heard good things about this one. Battery life is what I need an improvement on.

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Broadsword
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Re: Torch firmware

Found it on Crackberry, just checked my phone it is .526 I am running. It was the one from AT&T.

526 is good, every thing seems to work as it should it is quick too. Just downloaded .546 will give it a go and report back later.
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Trev
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Re: Torch firmware

Hi all

 

As yet, I don't have any information concerning a firmware update for the Blackberry Torch. The latest approved version can be obtained directly from Blackberry on their Software Update Page.

 

If you haven't read it already, you may find the information on our FAQ section for Firmware.

 

When a new firmware is available, it will be announced via the normal eForum channels once approved.

 

Regards

 

Trev

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adamcarts
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Re: Torch firmware

Thanks Trev but I think most of us will know where to get it from.

Vodafone UK needs to pull it's finger out as the current firmware is atrocious. I've upgrades to .448 and the battery life has been outstanding. Going from losing 10% of my battery every 15 minutes or so, to now with similar usage, I'm on 45% after 2 1/2 days. Very happy with .448 it means I don't have to return my phone. :-)
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Broadsword
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Re: Torch firmware

[ Edited ]

just finished updating to .546 from VODAFONE de. So far it is good.

I just wish UK voda would pull their collective finger out and do something!!!

 

Agreed Adamcarts .246 is really appauling when compared to .546 I have no idea why voda are dragging their heels. 

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adamcarts
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Re: Torch firmware

Hi Broadsword.

 

Could you update how you get on with this one please? Especially with regard to battery life. Many thanks.

 

Adam

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SimonHiggs
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Re: Torch firmware

I have the .246 firmware. How can you get access to an update as my battery life is awful. Phone sitting doing nothing (nothing running) and dropped 15% in 1 hour!

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adamcarts
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Re: Torch firmware

Yes .246 is hideous. Visit the Blackberry . com website and click on support. From there choose Europe then choose a network provider. Vodefone.de seems to have the latest version so far. If you have not done this before I advise visiting a Blackberry forum and read up on whats necessary.
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Broadsword
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Re: Torch firmware

Download from crackberry.com no registration with RIM necessary.

It works a treat possibly the best one yet and I have tried afew.

Download and instructions HERE.

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A fault can exist at the biological level not just the electronic
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sbrk
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Re: Torch firmware

no need to delete vendor.xml anymore if you have a recent desktop manager. Just download the firmware & install to your hard disk, then connect your torch and fire up desktop manager. It will notice that there's a new firmware on your PC and offer to upgrade your torch for you. Takes about 30 mins.

 

In general if you want to know new stuff about your torch, you are much better off browsing Crackberry than here.



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daveastra
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Re: Torch firmware

sbrk thats so sad but true, vodafone do seem ridiuclously slow at testkng new firmwares, it all works, i can verify .337 .448 .450 .524 .526 and .534 all work perfectly fine so if i, a mere mortal can do this im at a loss to explain why a major company cant. thats why i love my playbook, updates when RIM thinks i should have them
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QyKo
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Re: Torch firmware

The vodafone software they add to the firmware given to them is quite frankly unneccessary and causes most of the problems given.

Their testing isnt as slow as you may think though.
American carriers do get things out quicker (isnt that always the case for everything? lol)


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daveastra
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Re: Torch firmware

i have to disagree, their testing is really really slow. they havent even approved desktop manager 6 and thats been out over 8 months!!!!
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Broadsword
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Add to the list .570 which is working brilliantly still nothing official from Voda.........anyone else suspect not supported by voda anymore??

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A fault can exist at the biological level not just the electronic
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adamcarts
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Re: Torch firmware

Vodafone need to sort it out. .246, current Vodafone release, was only lasting hours on a charge. 448 is lasting 3 days
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daveastra
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adamcarts, thats something not right there, i was lasting over a day on .246 (admittedly at+t version but not much difference).

 

.570 is good for battery, but is glitchy with themes, which for me is not good news

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firemann
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Re: Torch firmware

I upgraded to the approved firmware.

 

Now when i switch on I havew to reject Vodafone's startup programmes.

 

Battery seems to have improved, but although it has worked fine around home, i went into Central London today and it went bananas.

 

I could not get anything from the internet. I even had 3G displayed at the same time the browser said i had no connection. Several times the phone went into SOS mode.

 

Pulling the battery woke things up temporarily, butI am seripusly unhappy. I had my phone over 6 months and it is worse now then than when I first got it.

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