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Old 03-26-2008, 09:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,

I've used the search feature and google and can't find an answer, i suspect i might be barking up the wrong tree... but you never know.

I have some software that requires 4.2 OS level of the Blackberry, what i'm wondering is if there is a minimum BES level that is needed to support a 4.2 blackberry device?

I had the notion that you needed a 4.1 BES level....

I thought I read this somewhere once, but I could well be wrong, any tips?

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Old 03-26-2008, 10:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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A 4.2 device will function on a pre-4.1 BES.

BES 4.1 definitely offers more control over a 4.2 device via IT Policy enhancements.
Honestly... if you haven't upgraded your BES to 4.1, it's time to do so.
Support for 4.0 and prior versions of BES has ended.
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If you want to be nice to your BES ... grab the updated device.xml and put that on your server.

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Ok, so I have 4.1.4 MR 4, this should include the proper device.xml for all RIM devices right?
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Ok, so I have 4.1.4 MR 4, this should include the proper device.xml for all RIM devices right?
It *might* be missing some of the newer devices such as the 8110, 8120 and 8130.
I think they may have been released after SP4 MR4.
No harm in just dupming the device.xml file mentioned above in your BES.
Takes literally 30 seconds to do so.
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The BES then automatically updates all devices? Sorry I have never had to do this.
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The BES then automatically updates all devices? Sorry I have never had to do this.
The device.xml is simply a reference file the BES uses. It only knows of device models listed in this file; that is all.
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