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Old 08-23-2007, 12:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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TMo has released 4.2.1.107 for the 8100 Pearl.

This OS will work on any Pearl, regardless of carrier.

Pkg v4.2.1.175 app v4.2.1.107 Plt v2.3.0.83

File name: 8100M_PBr4.2.1_rel168_PL2.3.0.83_A4.2.1.107.exe

Download the OS here


Instructions for loading this OS on ANY carrier's 8100:

Instructions for installing:
(Be sure to check out TMo's installation instructions at the download site.)

1. Make sure you have the latest version of Desktop Manager installed. It's 4.2 SP2. Download it here or from the TMobile site at the link above.
2. Download the above file to the PC then install it to the PC by running the file you downloaded.
3. Locate the vendor.xml file and delete it. It's located in c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader
4. Plug in BB and Open Desktop Manager. You should be prompted to upgrade.

The process takes about 45 minutes to an hour depending on how much data you have to backup and restore during the process. Once it's done loading the new OS it will reboot (it may do this twice during the entire process.) You will see a white screen with an hourglass for up to 20 minutes at a time while the DM says "waiting for initialization." Don't unplug from the PC & Don't remove the battery unless the spinning hourglass has been there for 30 minutes or more. If the hourglass has been spinning for more than 30 minutes continuously you will need to wipe the device with JL_Cmder (close out of Desktop Manager during this process.) You will then end up with a white screen with small icons and an error code number like 507 or 543.

If you end up with a white screen with small icons and the number 507/543 (which happens occasionally during an upgrade process,) simply connect to DM again and run application loader again and it should load the OS to the device. You will lose your 3rd party apps if this happens. You can prevent this if you have a current 3rd party app "backup." Learn how to backup 3rd party apps here

Edited Blackberry.alx and LBS.alx's can be found here

(link to previous OS sticky thread click here)

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Old 08-23-2007, 12:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm assumed you meant T-Mobile updated their software to 107. I'm downloading it now...Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Me too...
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Me three...hahahaha. Yes, I am a loser...
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Added donwload instructions, installation instructions, etc.

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What else did it fix besides the multi-tap?
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installing now, even though .103 worked fine for me.

i'm assuming this fixed the dropped call plague......
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What else did it fix besides the multi-tap?
Where you read this at?
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I've found no issues with Multi-tap with the .107 version.
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Smooth install here. I wasn't having any trouble with .103 though. Still the grid menu. I hardly ever use multi tap but can now enter passwords very quickly with no mistakes so I guess they fixed that. There is a different IM icon than .103 had...I'm getting picture mail. Haven't noticed much else yet...
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I've found no issues with Multi-tap with the .107 version.
Yeah sorry,

I just saw your post on the closed thread.

P.S. I can't wait to believe you (on the multitap fix)JC, lol.
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anybody modify the alx file for all vendor themes I rather use the one this one comes with. I'm such a noob :-\
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anybody modify the alx file for all vendor themes I rather use the one this one comes with. I'm such a noob :-\
It's all in the first post.
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woops I got confused cause there was a different TMO version on top of the US version.
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One of the smoothest installs i've ever encountered. Went through each step without having to wipe my phone in the middle.

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If using BBMAPS, you'll need to enter your APN value: wap.voicestream.com
Options > Advanced Options > TCP

If using an external GPS puck, set up the device to use under GPS
Options > Advanced Options > GPS

Aside from that, cool.
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woops I got confused cause there was a different TMO version on top of the US version.
Yeah, I left the .103 version there.
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did they fix the dropped calls? i never had the problem with 103, so wouldn't know......
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Does .107 make chicken salad?
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did they fix the dropped calls? i never had the problem with 103, so wouldn't know......
I had the problem...I'll let you know. Just upgraded.
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I can't find any issues with this new OS. The only thing I have left to try is the dropped bluetooth GPS connections. Haven't had a chance to try out TeleNav/Google yet with my puck in this version yet.

So far, this is the best 4.2.1 version to date. I recommend anyone running 4.2.1 on their Pearl (any carrier) can upgrade to this version in confidence.
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