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Old 06-23-2008, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The 4.2 device update is out for Sprint ( This will work on any carrier's CDMA 8703 Handheld device.

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App Ver:
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Instructions for installing on any 8703 from any carrier:

1. Download the above OS file to the PC then install it to the PC by running (double clicking) the file you downloaded.
2. Go to c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader and delete the file named "vendor.xml."
3. Plug in BB and double click on "Loader.exe." It's located in the same place as the above vendor.xml file.

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, for some reason, you end up with a white screen with small icons and the number 507, simply connect to the PC again and run Loader.exe again and it should load the OS to the device.

Previous latest OS thread:

This OS is still missing the Today theme files -- I've created and attached the COD & ALX you will need to load on your device for Today themes to work.
Attached Files
File Type: zip 8703e Today (130.6 KB, 557 views)

Last edited by John Clark : 11-25-2008 at 11:31 PM. Reason: Update Dekstop Manager Version
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