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Old 04-21-2010, 03:32 AM
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Is it just me or is windows mobile 6.5 terrible

I have been suing the official sprint ROM for a few weeks now and I must say it is awful. I don't really have any mods other than the goodthings cleanup and my phone is constantly freezing up. It will often take 3 or 4 seconds to respond when I hit a button, which I can live with although it is very frustrating, but it freezes about once every day or so and the home screen is gone and I can't get it to do anything. It will take it minutes to get back to being operational and sometimes even after a soft reset it takes that long.

I loved this phone on 6.1, but I am now looking to switch to a droid phone once the new 4g phones are out.

Is anyone else having these issues?
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Old 04-21-2010, 03:35 AM
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Re: Is it just me or is windows mobile 6.5 terrible

I am right there with you! 6.1 seems so much responsive but almost no chefs cook 6.1 ROMS anymore...sad. I'm jumping the boat with ya when an android phone from HTC with a harward keyboard for sprint comes out. Basically, the EVO 4g with a keyboard.
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Old 04-21-2010, 03:37 AM
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Re: Is it just me or is windows mobile 6.5 terrible

^^ I hear you but I can not wait that long for a keyboard. I will just get the 4g evo then upgrade to a keyboard phone later.
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:02 AM
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Re: Is it just me or is windows mobile 6.5 terrible

I so feel you on this!
This 6.5 Sprint rom is so crappy if you ask me.
I use SPB Mobile Shell 3.5 just to make this thing useable now.I have never had any of these locking up problems with 6.1 rom.
Who knows if we will ever see a fix anytime soon with Windows 7 just around the corner.
Damn you Microsoft, damn you!!!
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:06 AM
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Re: Is it just me or is windows mobile 6.5 terrible

I gotta say its the users...I have been using the official rom since its release (3/19/10) with no problems.6.1 might be a bit faster but as every os upgrades you will see a downfall to something else,but hey its up to you wether you wanna switch os's..i say dont be such a fanboy and say im ready to switch instead look for a device that fits you the best regardless of what os it runs.

P.S Droid is the line up on verizon E.G moto droid,HTC droid incredible..corrected its an android phone not a 4g droid thank you.have a good day
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:24 AM
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Re: Is it just me or is windows mobile 6.5 terrible

TheMog,

your right on.....This phone sucks, and the new rom!! E-mail is worse, it freezes all the time. I made a mistake of buying a plastic protective cover for this thing, the back snaps in place. Its a bitch to get of everytime i have to a soft reset, i finally took that damn protective cover and broke it 2 and threw the f'in thing away. I meet this chick at the gym, and i guess she works for tmobile, she was telling how cool the HD phone is, even said if i wanted to change carriers, she would hook me up with a slick deal. I am so sick of windows mobile and the lousy software it has, I dont know if i can wait for sprint to come out with that 4G phone. either way i'm opting out from windows and there damn phones, and going to straight Android!
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:22 AM
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Re: Is it just me or is windows mobile 6.5 terrible

Uninstall goodthings cleanup. I hear all it does is freeze up you phone. I had a stock 6.5 sprint rom for 2 months never gave me any problems at all, maybe a little bit laggy a times, but never freezes up. I advise you to go with a custom rom, much much better. I'm currently on Silence 12 Rom, everything just works perfect! Fast as hell!!
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:19 AM
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Re: Is it just me or is windows mobile 6.5 terrible

HHHmmm, I think most long time TP2 Sprint users would say that the 6.5 upgrade was definitely better than the old 6.1. The stock roms run very well in either regard. You sound as if you have either a bad flash of the rom or another app causing you issues. The phone is seemingly as responsive or better as it was with 6.1 , especially running some apps such as mobile shell. Much smoother. I definitely think that we could have done without some of the bloatware but if that bothers you, thee is a rom or two out there that is stripped down for Sprint . I notice that most of the commentary that agrees with you seems to come from rather new users ( at least it appears that way).
Bottom line is , I think you have a different issue other than the ROM itself causing you to freeze. Either a reflash or maybe an app you have installed is causing the issue but I think most users have had no freezing issues with the new 6.5 from Sprint.
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:22 AM
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Re: Is it just me or is windows mobile 6.5 terrible

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I have been suing the official sprint ROM for a few weeks now and I must say it is awful. I don't really have any mods other than the goodthings cleanup and my phone is constantly freezing up. It will often take 3 or 4 seconds to respond when I hit a button, which I can live with although it is very frustrating, but it freezes about once every day or so and the home screen is gone and I can't get it to do anything. It will take it minutes to get back to being operational and sometimes even after a soft reset it takes that long.

I loved this phone on 6.1, but I am now looking to switch to a droid phone once the new 4g phones are out.

Is anyone else having these issues?
not to be a smart ass, but if you liked 6.1 , why not switch back ?? I would go with something I loved over something I thought sucked
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:13 AM
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Re: Is it just me or is windows mobile 6.5 terrible

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Uninstall goodthings cleanup. I hear all it does is freeze up you phone. I had a stock 6.5 sprint rom for 2 months never gave me any problems at all, maybe a little bit laggy a times, but never freezes up. I advise you to go with a custom rom, much much better. I'm currently on Silence 12 Rom, everything just works perfect! Fast as hell!!
+1 for uninstall cleanup. It worked great for WM6.1, but I think there are still some bugs to work out for 6.5. I tried using the cleanup for about a month and constantly had problems. I hard reset about 3 weeks ago and didn't install the cleanup and my phone has run much smoother. I'll probably try cleanup again once the bugs are fixed, but for now it's not for me.
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