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Old 09-10-2008, 10:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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BlackBerry 8700 Smartphone [f]

BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.5.0.92 (Multilanguage)

Package Version:
Consisting of:
  • Applications:
  • Software Platform:
  • File name: 8700M_PBr4.5.0_rel92_PL2.7.0.72_A4.5.0.69_Orange_F rance.exe
  • File size: 63.65MB
Download here: Scroll to the bottom of the list and choose "BlackBerry 8700 Smartphone [f]"

Instructions for installing on ANY 8700 (regardless of carrier)

1. Make sure you have Desktop Manager 4.2 SP2 or higher installed. If not, get it here:
2. Download the above file to the PC then install it to the PC by running (double clicking) the OS file you downloaded.
3. Locate the vendor.xml file and delete it. It's located in c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader
4. Plug in BB and Open Desktop Manager. You should be prompted to upgrade.
The process takes about 45 minutes to an hour depending on how much data you have to backup and restore during the process. Once it's done loading the new OS it will reboot (it may do this twice during the entire process.) You will see a white screen with an hourglass for up to 20 minutes at a time while the DM says "waiting for initialization."
If you end up with a white screen with small icons and the number 507, simply connect to DM again and run application loader again and it should load the OS to the device.

Link to the previous OS for this device

Last edited by John Clark : 09-16-2008 at 11:06 AM.
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