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Old 05-09-2007, 07:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rogers has a new OS:

BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.2.1.148 (Multilanguage)

Package Version: 4.2.1.148
Consisting of:
Applications: 4.2.1.94
Software Platform: 2.3.0.77
File name: 8100M_PBr4.2.1_rel148_PL2.3.0.77_A4.2.1.94_Rogers. exe
File size: 72.91MB

Here's the link:

https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...C068A355BBA31A


To install this update:
1. Download and install the latest version of Desktop Manager
2. Donwload this OS and install it to the PC.
3. Delete the vendor.xml file located in c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader (this step is necessary any time an OS is installed from a different carrier than what is branded on the BB.)
4. Plug in BB and open Desktop Manager. You should be prompted to upgrade.

To add the vendor themes with the Blackberry.alx included in the BlackBerry.zip below. This can be done before or after the upgrade. Recommendations are to do it after the installation of the OS.

1. Download and unzip the file below.
2. Go to c:\program files\common files\research in motion\shared\loader files\8100-v4.2.1.94_P2.3.0.77
2. Find the Blackberry.alx and rename it Blackberry.old (you can delete the old one but this allows you to restore it easily if necessary)
3. Copy the new Blackberry.alx you unzipped into this same folder where the old Blackberry.alx was.
4. Now connect the BB and run Desktop Manager and open Application Loader. You should see that "core applications" says "upgrade." Finish the installation.

Note: You do not use the "add" feature in Application Loader for this process.

(Link to previous 4.2.1.66 OS Thread Click Here)

Link to Jibi's edited .alx
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Old 05-09-2007, 07:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it's about time! i've been waiting for another one, as i had way too many problems with the TIM version. good find.
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Jibi,

Can you edit the blackberry.alx file so we can unlock the themes?

Thanks!
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8100/4.2.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

It's not hard to do, I can do it when I get home in a few, it'll just need to be hosted somewhere.
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Man am I excited. Downloading and backing everything up right now.
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magic. can we also have a quick tutorial about how to update?
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magic. can we also have a quick tutorial about how to update?
It gives you a little something here:
Code:
http://www.blackberryforums.com/general-8100-series-discussion/69411-4-2-1-102-4-2-1-66-tim-italy-release.html
If you don't know how to backup all your apps, check this out:
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http://www.kradest.com/2007/03/how-to-backup-blackberry-ota-and-3rd.html
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First post edited for instructions.
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Does any one know what new features/upgrades this one has over the tim release? Also, is the blackberry.alx file out yet? thanks!
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Just finished install, looks good! Very similar to the Italy release, but in my case the italian release actually slowed my phone to a crawl....specifically the media card.
This release does not have that slow down. Also I found that the Italian relase used about 2 meg more than my .79 release that I had on the phone. This Rogers release is the same as the italian, it uses 2MB more free space.
I can play movies (.3gp) that on the italian release rebooted my phone.

...so at least for now, it looks GOOD!
This release has fixed the bugs that the italian release had (at least on my phone)

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Just finished install, looks good! Very similar to the Italy release, but in my case the italian release actually slowed my phone to a crawl....specifically the media card.
This release does not have that slow down. Also I found that the Italian relase used about 2 meg more than my .79 release that I had on the phone. This Rogers release is the same as the italian, it uses 2MB more free space.
I can play movies (.3gp) that on the italian release rebooted my phone.

...so at least for now, it looks GOOD!
This release has fixed the bugs that the italian release had (at least on my phone)
so no more media player issues? no more key entry issues (when not using suretype it used to double enter certain letters)?? I'm still downloading it...
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I removed my edited alx file. Use the one in the original post.

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I edited the alx file.
Would you be able to explain how to use this alx file to unlock additional themes?
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What version is bbmaps?
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Hey all! Just wrote a slightly lengthy and passionate reply to this post and for some reason it never showed up! Anyhow, without repeating myself in case it does show up later, DO NOT download the latest firmware as it has the same repeating letter problem as the Italian version does when trying to enter text.
get it together RIM......please!!!
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Would you be able to explain how to use this alx file to unlock additional themes?
You unzip that file. Then replace the blackberry.alx with the edited one in this directory:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\8100-v4.2.1.94_P2.3.0.77
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can't seem to download it - leads me back to .138....
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Try erasing the vendor file.
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there wouldn't happen to be any nice bluetooth features, would there?
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Hey all! Just wrote a slightly lengthy and passionate reply to this post and for some reason it never showed up! Anyhow, without repeating myself in case it does show up later, DO NOT download the latest firmware as it has the same repeating letter problem as the Italian version does when trying to enter text.
get it together RIM......please!!!
OMG!!!!, i was so excited to see a new OS release but the reason i skipped TIM OS was due to the problem you've mentioned. Oh well, i guess ill stick to 4.2.0.73.

P.S. RIM, do i need to go there and show you the repeating " MultiTap" letter problem? JESUS!!!!!!!!!

I'm still going to miss out on the new features, Blah!
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