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Old 06-14-2007, 11:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ive been poking around for a few days and cant seem to find a good answere.

What Im looking for:
Get rid of the 10 second lag between connection of a call and voice.
Able to Seperate Email messages from SMS text messages

What I want to avoid:
The double character issue when trying to dial in a number via using letters instead of numbers (frequently encountered with dialing a extension via name). The latests rogers and TIm realeases have this issue and thats a show stopper for me.

Im on T-mobile 4.2.0.64 and I dont think theyre ever going to update their OS version for the 8100.
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Old 06-15-2007, 12:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Rogers OS 4.2.1.94...works great
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Old 06-15-2007, 12:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have T-Mobile, following the directions for flashing the OS and changing the carrier file will I still have my fave 5 functionality?
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Old 06-15-2007, 12:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Actually there is a new sticky thread in this forum for a new release from Cingular as of today. 4.2.1.96 is now the latest and it's by far the best release of 4.2.1 to date. I recommend that one. If you don't like the 4.2.1's then use 4.2.0.71. That was the other very stable OS.
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:21 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yep, I tried to download it, but wouldnt work, hitting download would only refresh the page, not start a download. Im pretty sure its not IE settings have been able to download other os's just havent intalled them
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can anyone provide it

tried searching but could not find it

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Old 06-16-2007, 04:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I found this in the blackberryfaq at Main Page - BlackBerryFAQ

BlackBerry Operating System Downloads - BlackBerryFAQ

Also, this sticky at the top of the 8100 forum

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...-2-1-96-a.html
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yes the new os that is stickied is very stable on a tmobile 8100
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:40 AM   #10 (permalink)
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i have a cingular BB 8100 is unlocked, i want to change the OS cuz i cant use any bluetooth function and i cant send any SMS or get online with it, is a v4.2.0.69 cingular, i'm new on this.... i need to know if i change the OS it will lock my BB?
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Changing the OS will not lock the BB. However, I'm not sure changing the OS will fix your problem. Did you get the BB used? Is it possible that an IT policy on the device is preventing Bluetooth and SMS use? If so, changing the OS will not remove the IT policy.

If it's an IT policy, try this link.

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ve-policy.html
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I have rogers on my phone
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:05 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Im'm using the Rogers OS with no issues, although I wasn't aware of the Cingular 4.2.1.96 until just now. John, any goodies in this one that I'm not getting with the Rogers OS?
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