Unstable electricity at my home was causing my beloved PC to give up. The power supply, processor (Core2Duo), and motherboard were damaged. I have to upgraded all the damaged components. Currently I am using Core i3 5300 Processor, MSI Motherboard type H55-E33., 400 watts PSU, 2 GB DDR3 RAM, and integrated video card (which is capable of HD playback). Hard drives, DVD Writer drive, and case are still from the old one. This accident also gave me a chance to upgrade Windows XP Pro SP3 to Windows 7 Pro. So far it is running beautifully, although it is a bit louder than the old components.
It has been less than a month after I upgraded my Javelin to OS 5.0.0681 from Hutchinson Asia. It was not good. Battery life was short, less than 12 hours or so. It mad me have to recharge my device every 12 hours or so. It was huge inconvenient for me, especially during my trips to Bandung and Jakarta. Memory leaks was also severe, I was down to less than 80 MB in 3 days. Previous OS installations would hold memory above 90 MB after more than a week.
I decided to remove the OS and replace with the same version from Indosat. So far, it has been better. The time between charging is more than 24 hours. Memory leaks is not as severe as Hutchinson version. It is still around 100 MB after two days. All and all Indosat’s version is much better than Hutchinson Asia’s (IMHO).
A new upgrade for my beloved javelin was published this week, under Hutchinson Asia. The OS file could be downloaded from here. As usual the download process was unsuccessful. Fortunately (also as usual) Bosen.Net has one and could be found here. Everything else was just fine. Continue reading 126.96.36.1991 Official Hutchinson Asia
Another upgrade for Javelin has been released this morning. The new version is 188.8.131.522 and it was released by Wind Hellas. Strangely, when I browsed the site around 10.00 AM Indonesian time, the file was not there. The download page for Javelin at Wind Hellas still only showed version 184.108.40.2069 as the latest version. It was not the first time I have problem with Wind Hellas. The last time I tried to download 220.127.116.119, the download place was replaced by text saying that the file I have been looking for was revoked (this is the page after you entered your detail and agree to the terms and conditions). Luckily, Bosen.net has the file here. As usual I upgraded my javelin. There is nothing spectacular apart from the official twitter client (still in beta though). I might try after reaching stable version, meanwhile I will stick to ubertwitter.
The previous upgrade on my Javelin from OS 18.104.22.1681 Optus to OS 22.214.171.1241 Cosmote has disabled the keypad lock button and function. Since then I have tried to installed the same OS from Singtel and/or Telkomsel (the actual vendor of my Javelin as in the vendor id) and Indosat. However, I believe Cosmote has the best battery, performance, and memory management.
Recently, Wind Hellas has released he new OS 126.96.36.1999. I have struggled to download the file but eventually succeeded. As usual the upgrade went smooth. Surprisingly, the new OS has restore the keypad lock function. Although the keypad lock icon is still missing, but the keypad button on top of Javelin has been working again. Instead of locking the keypad, the button now served as standby button. Just one press and Javelin will sleep.
After a success story with upgrading my Javelin at here, RIM has released another version of OS 5 for 8900. The latest version is 188.8.131.521. You can find it here. All are released for operator in Europe. I upgraded the Javelin to 184.108.40.2061 with OS from Optus Mobile (Asia). Nevertheless I did the upgrade anyway. Afterward, I do not notice any differences in term of performance, memory, and stability. All software that I use on regular basis work just fine. I am still observing the battery, similar to 411 would be good enough for me. However, I notice that the keyboard/keypad lock icon is missing. The keyboard/keypad lock on top of the device also does not work.
The Javelin I am using have been running the original OS (220.127.116.11) for quite sometimes. Although I was quite satisfied, it has some problems. Memory leaks and battery life were the top two. Free memory after reboot usually around 116-120 megs and rapidly decreasing. I have had to reboot every three days or so. Battery was even worse, it would only last Continue reading Upgrading Javelin