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Old 12-09-2009, 03:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Iím posting this in the beta forum since I believe it the most appropriate.

Thinking of upgrading to a beta v5 OS so I have been trying to find and extract information regarding the "browser fix" and why itís needed. I have found numerous threads on BBF and other forums talking about it and explaining how to perform the fix, but no real conclusive info on whatís happening underneath the ďfixĒ.

Obviously there is something missing in the beta OS which limits browser functionality. Based on what Iíve read, it seems we are unloading the net_rim_bb_browser_daemon.cod, loading a different service book file, then reloading the net_rim_bb_browser_daemon.cod. Can someone explain why this has to happen?

Just wanting to understand what I am doing before I take the v5 plunge. I'm probably over analyzing as usual.
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you don't do it, you can only access the MediaNet (wap) browser.

If you asking why the browser doesn't work without doing this, who the hell knows, and why does it matter? Just do it. It's easy, and it works.
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Ok, perhaps I'm not understanding either. I'm on 5.0.0.238 on an ATT branded Bold 9000, and I also keep hearing about this "browser fix" too. Not sure what it even means, what is broken about the browser? I've not had any problems with it. I have the WAP browser AKA MediaNet, and it works fine. Though frankly, I'm not sure what the other browser is for. Is it different than the other one? If so, how? It looks pretty much the same to me... Oh, also, how do you know if you need to do the browser fix?

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My guess is that it has something to do with service books.
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If you don't do it, you can only access the MediaNet (wap) browser.

If you asking why the browser doesn't work without doing this, who the hell knows, and why does it matter? Just do it. It's easy, and it works.
Yes, I am asking why the browser doesn't work without doing this.

It only matters because I'm curious.
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Another question regarding this procedure. Why don't the "generic" service books get written over with future service book pushes?
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It was a service book issue, at least for AT&T. AT&T did not push the necessary books for 9000's on the AT&T network. This however, is no longer a problem for AT&T users and the browser fix is not needed. As for other carriers, I can't speak to that, but for Rogers and AT&T the browser fix isn't needed.
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It was a service book issue, at least for AT&T. AT&T did not push the necessary books for 9000's on the AT&T network. This however, is no longer a problem for AT&T users and the browser fix is not needed. As for other carriers, I can't speak to that, but for Rogers and AT&T the browser fix isn't needed.
Here is my experience. 2 att phones. 8900 with os 4 and 9700 with os 5. The browser worked on later but when 8900 was upgraded to os 5, browser issue surfaced. To make things more complicated, I have an Old sim card from att blue which works fine on my pearl. Put it in my 9700 and lost the browser
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It was a service book issue, at least for AT&T. AT&T did not push the necessary books for 9000's on the AT&T network. This however, is no longer a problem for AT&T users and the browser fix is not needed. As for other carriers, I can't speak to that, but for Rogers and AT&T the browser fix isn't needed.
AT&T has not fixed this for 8900 users - at least I cannot tell that anything has change. I requested that the service books be resent several times and it still only gives me medianet browser. Opera Mini works well but I still prefer the regular browser. Since they fixed it for 9000 users I assume that the same will be done for 8900's when an official release of OS 5 is made.
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Does this "browser fix" apply to Verizon Blackberries as well? Because my Browser is completely missing after upgrading my 8230 to 5.0.0.230.
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