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Old 08-20-2008, 02:47 AM   #7 (permalink)
woodyofid
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Default Success! Gave up on T-Mo's BB software

Sorry for the delay but other life activities and responsibilities got in the way...

I was probably close to getting pppd working with Tmo's BB 4.2.2.180 release, but I just did not have the time (and desire) find the last detail to make it stable.

I gave up on trying to fix what is really T-mobile's problem (their 4.2.2.180 release is broken). Instead I loaded the 4.5.0.57 release (see the latest release thread under the 8300 forum). Three hours of reloading apps and preferences not all related to the modem, but to my use of the phone in general, and the modem came alive first try using my distro's stock pppd (supplied a bogus username and password to make pppd happy).

This post is over the phone via the bluetooth interface. Nothing more than pppd and a correct bluetooth configuration required, no XmBlackberry, bcharge, etc.., Although I suspect those would work the same.

The upside: my phone can record video and watch youtube (no laptop required). More ways to waste time in an airport!

Last edited by woodyofid : 08-20-2008 at 02:52 AM.
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