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Old 12-26-2007, 01:23 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Can i download it from my bb?
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Old 12-26-2007, 01:42 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Can i download it from my bb?
No you can't. You'll need to download it to your PC, run & install the file, then perform the OS update using the Desktop Manager.
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Old 12-26-2007, 07:29 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I guess it is alright it does nothing, as Rogers seems to have pulled to upgrade!
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:09 AM   #24 (permalink)
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You say "3. Locate the vendor.xml file and delete it. It is located at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research in Motion\Apploader".
I don't see where is my vendor.xml file. I have no directory named "Apploader" under RIM. I have 4 xml files : ascii_tblinfo, configurationupgrade, device_tblinfo_1033 and ota_tblinfo_1033 and none where I can recognize the name of my carrier. So can you precise which file has to be deleted ?
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:14 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Chloe, that file location IS the precise directory where the vendor.xml file will be located...
c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader

If it is NOT there, perhaps you have not downloaded the new OS, or installed it to your PC yet by double clicking on the *.exe file which you downloaded?
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:12 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Hi. Just installed upgrade. Rogers customer here. No problems during install. Though I had to re-register some of my 3rd party software as it lost my settings. I also lost access to digby and to Beyond 411. Both cannot access the internet. I did put internet.com in my APN TCP config. And that did give me access to BBWEATHER and Opera, etc. But Digby and Beyond 411 just do not work.

Wierd thing is that with Beyond 411 when I tell it to use a basic connection it brings up the standard BlackBerry browser, but never connnects. It just times out. Even if I just click About/Upgrades.

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Old 12-27-2007, 08:13 PM   #27 (permalink)
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can someone please add the edited themes? Thanks.
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:47 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Installation on Blackberry 8100 from .108 to .109. This is being used on my roaming only unit so improvements may not be seen.

Problems during installation:
Installation Error: "Error Reading Setup Initialization File" after attempting to run installation. Re-downloaded file and successful.

New features identified:
None

New issues/problems identified:
None

Total Installation Time: 35 minutes

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Old 12-28-2007, 06:49 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Another problem I just found is that when making changes to the calendar (editing, adding, removing entries) the pearl seems to freeze for about 10 seconds while it saves the changes. This never happened before.

I also notice the hour glass coming up alot more then it used to. Especially when it comes out of sleep mode, or whatever it is called when you have not touched it for over a few minutes and you pick it up and press any button.

Anyone else noticing these things?

By the way, I have not upgraded OS's for about 8 months, so it could be that these problems were added in a previous release and just not fixed yet.

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I've had enough of the 4.2.1.x releases. They've all been bad in my experience for different reasons. 103 seemed to suffer with hourglass or uncaught exceptions. 108 & 109 are battery hogs. 109 locked up the phone in media player today.

4.2.0.71 seems to be highly recommended. What significant functionality was added with 4.2.1 that I'll be missing with the downgrade (and I'm talking serious functionality)?

Also, when did that nice calculator come along? The original one was CRAP!

Thanks in advance!
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Old 12-28-2007, 08:59 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Anyone with an edited .alx file for the computer handicapped people?
Much appreciated.

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Old 12-28-2007, 09:05 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I've had enough of the 4.2.1.x releases. They've all been bad in my experience for different reasons. 103 seemed to suffer with hourglass or uncaught exceptions. 108 & 109 are battery hogs. 109 locked up the phone in media player today.

4.2.0.71 seems to be highly recommended. What significant functionality was added with 4.2.1 that I'll be missing with the downgrade (and I'm talking serious functionality)?

Also, when did that nice calculator come along? The original one was CRAP!

Thanks in advance!
4.2.1 allowed you to separate sms/email. It also upped the max capacity of media cards to 4Gb. Those are the biggies that I remember.
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Anyone know if this OS supports using DUN via Bluetooth, like in 4.2.1.66? Still hoping to find a more recent OS that allows me to use my TomTom's data services.
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Old 01-03-2008, 12:51 AM   #34 (permalink)
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My Phone is already unlocked, and it's working with different carriers, If I update the firmware, Will it still work with other carrier?
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Welcome to the forums.
yes, your phone will still be unlocked. You can't relock the device once it's been unlocked...even if you wanted to.
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Old 01-03-2008, 04:07 PM   #36 (permalink)
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@John Clark, thanks for the info. After checking older firmware I realized that it was only 4.2.1.10x releases that were so bad. I've since wiped the device clean and loaded 4.2.1.96. It has the nice calculator and from what I remember, better battery life. We'll see.

If 4.2.1.96 is stable and reliable, I will probably keep it and do no further upgrades on the Pearl until a 4.3.x.x release.

Incidentally, this site has been crawling for the past 24 hours that I've tried to use it.
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@John Clark, thanks for the info. After checking older firmware I realized that it was only 4.2.1.10x releases that were so bad. I've since wiped the device clean and loaded 4.2.1.96. It has the nice calculator and from what I remember, better battery life. We'll see.

If 4.2.1.96 is stable and reliable, I will probably keep it and do no further upgrades on the Pearl until a 4.3.x.x release.

Incidentally, this site has been crawling for the past 24 hours that I've tried to use it.

Yea, we had to make the sacrifice in battery life. Version .108 (maybe .107) for the 8700, 8800 and 8100 solved my problem with users having to do battery pulls once a week to receive e-mail from the BES. Less phone calls from them about battery pulls equals more time for me to do other work. Version .108 has been wonderful for my entire system since the 4.2.0.### release. 4.2.1.### fixed my users ability to use the devices as podcast and music players too. 4.2.1.96 was good, but we still had battery pulls on the 8100's. I upgraded to 4.2.1.109 just for fun even though the Platform is the same.

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So what's the verdict? I'm a Rogers subscriber. Should I stick with the existing Rogers software or go with the new version?
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If you have no problems with how you use the phone, then don't upgrade at all.

I listen to alot of music and podcasts on my way to work through an FM transmitter so I use the Pearl as an MP3 player. Version 4.2.1.100+ fixed a problem where all MP3 files playback properly. The 4.2.1.96 or older had difficulty on many MP3 files and would improperly determine is length and end the MP3 early or not let you forward or rewind properly.


My users rely on their Blackberry's for E-mail and calendar access. Version 4.2.1.108 fixed all of our problems with not getting e-mail or calendar updates. About once every week or two, all of my 8xxx series phone users would have to pull their battery to receive e-mails from our BES. Version 4.2.1.108 solved this problem, but battery life has been significantly shortened. Maybe more power is being diverted to the transmitter or maybe the 312mhz CPU is running more tasks. Eitherway, we could sacrifice the 25-30% loss in battery life for access to information.

After a solid year and a half of battery pulls, we haven't pulled in months. And its nice separating corporate E-mails from Text Messages.
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I upgraded from 107 to 109 and it seems to be more responsive after having loaded the menus aso for the first time (might be placebo), however I didn't notice any significant change in battery life.

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