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Old 04-27-2006, 08:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation trying to get 4.1 on my 7100 so i can have the zen theme, need quick help

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i followed those instructions on the oficcial zen theme page, it still does not work
I have a 7100g, and im tryin to get that zen theme or whatever on my phone, with the new software. Whats going wrong?
it isnt doing anything at all, ive also tried both methods.
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Old 04-28-2006, 08:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Zen theme for 7100 handhelds - Download Here!
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Old 04-29-2006, 06:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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tried that its not working
my phone has
software v4.0.0.198
platform 1.8.0.121
cryptographic kernel 3.8.0.24
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Old 04-29-2006, 06:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You have to upgrade to 4.1 first.
Download the handheld OS (sticky thread has all of the download location)
Execute the downloaded file
Delete vendor.xml from the C: drive of your PC
Start Desktop Manager with the BB connected

That should load 4.1
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tried that, i cant get it to update at all.
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it doesent do anything, just acts normal.
whats goin on, im sure im doin this right.
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Old 04-29-2006, 07:27 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Did you download the HANDHELD OS v4.1 (in addition to Desktop Manager v4.1). You need both.
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no i dont think so, i just downloaded 2 files
the alx file and teh desktop manager
where can i get the handheld os from
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Ahha - didn't read the whole thread....

OK - start here: BlackBerryOS 4.x Download FAQ - UPGRADE DOWNLOADS

Then reread the entire thread by Jibi about how to install Zen.
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ok thats installed, its still not updating my phone, hmmmm.
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OK - from the top:

1) You downloaded the latest 4.1 handheld for your phone. Where did you download it from?
2) After you downloaded the CORRECT, 4.1 handheld OS for your phone - a 7100g, right, you executed the downloaded file, right?
3) You located and deleted VENDOR.XML
4) You restarted Desktop Manager
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btw thats not 4.1 its 4.0
ive got cingular 7100g
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And You Can Not Load The Zen Theme Unless You Are On 4.1.
And You Can Not Load The Zen Theme Unless You Are On 4.1.
And You Can Not Load The Zen Theme Unless You Are On 4.1.
And You Can Not Load The Zen Theme Unless You Are On 4.1.
And You Can Not Load The Zen Theme Unless You Are On 4.1.
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YAY! i got it working, its about damn time, its updating now.
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Yes, about damn time...
<hmmm - following the detailed instructions usually works>

Done.
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well i did, but for some reason, i tried it again, after unplugging it for a min
and it worked.
odd? lol thanks for the help !
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its running really slow. How can i make it run faster? im using the zen theme
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The more you use it the faster it will run because most/all of the information is already loaded. Just bear with it.
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Sounds interesting. I have to check this out.
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