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dadp2
04-19-2009, 12:03 PM
Sick of Verizon ignoring the 8703e. Has any one found a way to get 4.5 on these ? The have to be the worst carrier at staying current ! All GSM 8700's can run 4.5- could a hybrid OS be assembled ? I am hoping that one of our BB Genius can figure out a way to modify, merge, hack, reverse engineer a way to make this work !
It seems like taking the 4.5 for GSM and transplanting the CDMA & Java files might be possible or using the CDMA 8830 as a base for mods ???
Any one up to the challenge ?

dc/dc
04-19-2009, 12:29 PM
This is not possible. The files will not load.

Raptor464
04-19-2009, 12:30 PM
You might as well work for RIM if you could create that kind of hybrid/modified firmware.

dadp2
04-19-2009, 04:09 PM
U guys can do anything ! Don't give up -Just cause its impossible !! is there a beta floating around somewhere ? (for those of u so inclined to do so-don't bother typing use the search function-been there done that !)

dc/dc
04-19-2009, 04:34 PM
U guys can do anything ! Don't give up -Just cause its impossible !! is there a beta floating around somewhere ? (for those of u so inclined to do so-don't bother typing use the search function-been there done that !)

No, there are some things that are not possible, and loading the OS files from a device of one technology to a device of a different technology is one of those things.

NJBlackBerry
04-19-2009, 04:38 PM
You just don't want to try ;-)
Who knows, maybe you can hack around and come up with 4.5.0.131 for the 8703e.

dadp2
04-19-2009, 04:44 PM
Don't give up so easy ! U guys are good !! The job angle is a good one-look good on your resume ! RIM would either hire you or sue you ! Lol !! Is there a beta 4.3 anything floating around(don't play the use the search function-been there done that!)

NJBlackBerry
04-19-2009, 04:51 PM
May b it is time u get a nu BB.
The 8703e iz old.
Lol.

dc/dc
04-19-2009, 05:18 PM
May b it is time u get a nu BB.
The 8703e iz old.
Lol.

HAHAHAHA!!!

dadp2
04-21-2009, 09:07 AM
I am using 8330 now , but I miss my 8703 keyboard and battery life ! Also got a Storm which has proven to be the biggest disappointment since I bought a Renault!!! (I have .122 on it ) It just isnt
my cup of tea- Anyone want to buy it ?- hollar at me !!

Hmmm, maybe Transplant the curve hardware into the 8700 housing ? LOL !

aabcuue
04-24-2009, 11:39 PM
Ok, I'll bite.
How much do you want for the storm?

NJBlackBerry
04-25-2009, 03:58 PM
It just isnt my cup of tea- Anyone want to buy it ?- hollar at me !!

Ok, I'll bite.
How much do you want for the storm?

So.....

dadp2
05-08-2009, 01:13 PM
Hey guys, sorry for my delayed reply! I was really just kidding when I said "anyone want to buy It? " (note to mods I would have properly listed it in the sales forum) . I am a bit of a collector, if I decided to sell a piece a watch, baseball card, comic book,etc, it has to be up to my standards- I have made some bad buying decisions ie the Renault- but I would not pass on my mistake without fullest disclosure.
Since there was some interest, I checked out the phone carefully and it failed. It has the voice quality issue that has been documented on this forum. So its back to Verizon, hopefully exchanged for something different. I am certain that you would not have been happy with this unit.
If I do have an item for sale and I say its really nice,it maybe pristine. If I say its a wreck, its a wreck !
Again, sorry for the delay !
D

Trokair
05-08-2009, 03:56 PM
Hi folks! Long time lurker, first time poster.

Such a thing DOES in fact exist; running it now on one of our test devices. I doubt it will ever be released though. It's stable, but pretty slow. 4.2.1 runs a lot faster. :(

Post count is too low for an in-post image, but I have a screenshot on my Flickr account: farm4.static.flickr.com/3597/3513967362_a04f3fc44b_o.png

dc/dc
05-09-2009, 08:42 AM
Hi folks! Long time lurker, first time poster.

Such a thing DOES in fact exist; running it now on one of our test devices. I doubt it will ever be released though. It's stable, but pretty slow. 4.2.1 runs a lot faster. :(

Post count is too low for an in-post image, but I have a screenshot on my Flickr account: farm4.static.flickr.com/3597/3513967362_a04f3fc44b_o.png

I'm calling BS on that one. Looks like a great Photochop though.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3597/3513967362_a04f3fc44b_o.png

dadp2
05-10-2009, 02:15 AM
We will know soon enough I asked him to send me the files ! ! On background, I had heard that it was developed sometime ago but, never seen in the wild. It may be an urban legend, just like the new Verizon Storm OS thats coming out (tomorrow).

Trokair
05-11-2009, 10:37 AM
PMed over to you, dadp2.

dadp2
05-11-2009, 11:53 PM
O.K. DEFINITELY NOT PHOTOSHOP. !!! Trokair's word is GOLD.
Anyway still waiting ..(hoping). .maybe 4.6 will make to the ole' 8703 ! LOL !
D

dc/dc
05-12-2009, 06:38 AM
O.K. DEFINITELY NOT PHOTOSHOP. !!! Trokair's word is GOLD.
Anyway still waiting ..(hoping). .maybe 4.6 will make to the ole' 8703 ! LOL !
D

I'll believe it when I see it.

Until then, I've still got the BS flag up.

dc/dc
05-12-2009, 07:33 AM
Well, I Googled it, and you're still failing. No results. (n)

8703eAMEA_PBr4.5.0_rel187_PL2.4.0.18_A4.5.0.131.exe - Google Search (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=active&rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-US&q=8703eAMEA_PBr4.5.0_rel187_PL2.4.0.18_A4.5.0.131.exe&btnG=Search)

dadp2
05-12-2009, 08:10 AM
PMed over to you, dadp2.

Trokair, Your pm is disabled same with email. Please contact me at my email.
D

Soxfan04
05-22-2009, 05:34 AM
I think Sprint just released a 4.5 OS software for their 8703e. Should be able to load that onto a Verizon 8703e after deleting the vendor.xml file. I am going to try loading it on my old 8703e to see how well it performs.

bbkingrocks
05-22-2009, 11:22 AM
Just installed 4.5 on my VZW 8703e. Seems to be working well. Great to have html email.

bbkingrocks
05-22-2009, 12:08 PM
Just noticed that Documents to Go doesn't appear to have installed. Sprint references it on the download screen but its not on my BB.

jsconyers
05-22-2009, 12:22 PM
Connect your device back to the PC and go into Application Loader. From there, place a check next to Docs To Go.

bbkingrocks
05-22-2009, 04:34 PM
Seems somewhat strange but application loader is only showing the various non-RIM applications that I have installed like google maps, gmail, etc. The core blackberry programs are not showing up, including Docs to Go.

jsconyers
05-22-2009, 04:36 PM
Do you have the OS installed on your PC with the vendor.xml file deleted?

How did you install the OS on your device if you don't have it on your PC?

bbkingrocks
05-22-2009, 04:44 PM
I downloaded version 4.5 directly from the Sprint site, installed on my computer, deleted the vendor.xml file and then opened DM 4.7. The only installation quirk was when DM didn't see the new version, apparently because it was looking online for update software, I disconnected from the internet, restarted DM and was then given the option to install the new software. Went pretty smoothly after that and seems to be working well on the device. Synchronization with outlook via DM also working.

jsconyers
05-22-2009, 04:47 PM
I never use DM to upgrade, I use Loader.exe that comes with the OS.

I would search your entire PC for vendor.xml and delete all instances and then try looking in apploader again.

bbkingrocks
05-22-2009, 04:59 PM
Hey, thanks a lot. I hadn't used loader.exe before but it worked perfectly. All the bb software was there along with Docs to go. Appreciate the help.

jsconyers
05-22-2009, 05:01 PM
Good deal (y)

dadp2
05-26-2009, 11:24 PM
I'll believe it when I see it.

Until then, I've still got the BS flag up.
Its out in the wild -Like I said Trokair's word is gold !
Thanks again to Trokair for sharing a glimpse with us almost 2 weeks ago !
D

Trokair
05-29-2009, 10:08 AM
Not a problem folks. Enjoy (now that it's official)!