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Old 12-18-2008, 08:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Software For BlackBerry® Pearl Flip (TM) 8220 smartphone
This will load on any carrier's 8220 model

BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.6.0.337 (EastAsia)
Software Name: BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.6.0.344 (Multilanguage)
File Name: 8220M_PBr4.6.0_rel344_PL4.1.0.71_A4.6.0.200_Fast10 0.exe
Download Size: 88.321 MB

https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...584A770&step=4

Instructions for installing on ANY 8220(regardless of carrier)

1. Download the above OS file to the PC then install it to the PC by running (double clicking) the file you downloaded.
2. Go to c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader and delete the file named "vendor.xml."
3. Plug in BB and double click on "Loader.exe." It's located in the same place as the above vendor.xml file.

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."
If, for some reason, you end up with a white screen with small icons and the number 507, simply connect to the PC again and run Loader.exe again and it should load the OS to the device.

Note For Advanced Users Only: If you plan on deleting the cod file for pre-installed media your exterior LCD will not function correctly. This does not pertain to people doing normal installs. You will not be affected.

For the previous version of this OS:
http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...east-asia.html

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Old 12-18-2008, 08:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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downloading now. the scanner showed 2 sites have it.
(scanner tool found in the rim software section)
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Stickied and updated with instructions.
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks J
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Damnit!! I just updated the wife's 8220 last night with .195!
*Sigh* she will kick my butt for doing it again, but it must be done. ;)
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Old 12-19-2008, 03:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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who is the wiz on the forums with the BlackBerry.xml file?

I'm pretty xml savvy i just need to know what is ok to delete. '

I'm wondering if it's possible and if there is any advantage to not loading some of the additional OS layer software. For example there is code to load PGP and other crypto software (for enterprise and government i assume) but i'm using the phone for gmail... so do i really need all that?

Has someone written a thinned out Blackberry.alx that gives only the consumer level functions and does not load anything else?

This is all a mute point if there is no UI speed improvements or overall system performance benefits from this. This question all stems from how slow and lagy the 8220 OS is thus far. Maybe i'm wrong but i don't recall my previous 8320 or 8100 or 8700 or 7290 being like this, even on the initial build.

I'll load this new .200 OS and see how it goes but i imagine it's the same as .195 but with additional carrier info.

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Old 12-19-2008, 10:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I upgraded to this new version,
I'm having intermittent SMS problems, when I click on the SMS icon I get a "java.lang.nullpointer.exception"
I've sent all the service books etc, I am on a BES we are allowed to install 3rd party applications (not that this is)


it does this after a battery pull, then if I do another battery pull it fixes itself.

Anybody else having problems like this?
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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lmao......I've been trying to load the new OS for the past 10 minutes through DM. just as I was about to give up I noticed step #3 (loader.exe). I've never had to utilize this before and I've been through numerous 8310 & 8320 upgrades.

I must remember to read all instructions before proceeding with any install.......
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I upgraded on Friday and now I had a processed killed error with the MySpace app, and today I had a processed killed error with the Messaging app followed by error 523.

I suspect the 523 error was caused by the messaging application so I'm looking at the prospects of a wipe and restore. Anyone else got this or an idea to fix this besides a wipe and reinstall? I think it may be associated with the receipt of SMS messages.
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I upgraded on Friday and now I had a processed killed error with the MySpace app, and today I had a processed killed error with the Messaging app followed by error 523.

I suspect the 523 error was caused by the messaging application so I'm looking at the prospects of a wipe and restore. Anyone else got this or an idea to fix this besides a wipe and reinstall? I think it may be associated with the receipt of SMS messages.
i had the same problems but i have no idea what to do to fix it. i ended up downgrading to .180.
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I upgraded on Friday and now I had a processed killed error with the MySpace app, and today I had a processed killed error with the Messaging app followed by error 523.

I suspect the 523 error was caused by the messaging application so I'm looking at the prospects of a wipe and restore. Anyone else got this or an idea to fix this besides a wipe and reinstall? I think it may be associated with the receipt of SMS messages.
i had the same problems but i have no idea what to do to fix it. i ended up downgrading to .180.
I did the wipe. We'll see what happens. Hopefully I won't need to downgrade. At this point it is all working.
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having a lot of issues with this build. profiles are messed up....random reboots. still shows wifi even when i am 50 miles away.
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[quote=eleung321;1215169]Software For BlackBerry® Pearl Flip (TM) 8220 smartphone
This will load on any carrier's 8220 model

BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.6.0.337 (EastAsia)
Software Name: BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.6.0.344 (Multilanguage)
File Name: 8220M_PBr4.6.0_rel344_PL4.1.0.71_A4.6.0.200_Fast10 0.exe
Download Size: 88.321 MB
QUOTE]

Hi there,
can I install this on a t-mobile branded phone that I just unlocked and am using with AT&T. T-Mobile website says .180 is the latest version.
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can I install this on a t-mobile branded phone that I just unlocked and am using with AT&T. T-Mobile website says .180 is the latest version.
Yes, but I just downgraded the wife's 8220 back to .195 because of random errors that looked like they were coming from BB messenger.
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WOW.. thanks all. that solved my outside screen and buttons issue. I'm excited to tell you the truth. I re-installed the .180 that t-mobile says is the latest a couple of times and fully nuked the phone before doing so and nothing worked. but with this latest OS, the outside screen is fixed.

I also noticed a couple of things improved, like by default the mobile connection is turned on by default.

very cool!!
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I have now upgraded OS twice (currently on 200) but the damn dialing lag doesn't seem to go away. I have ~250 contacts so curious if that has anything to do with it. The phone is usable, but never snappy.
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I need to downgrade back to .180. For whatever reason, the messaging app crashes and burns when a text message is received. I don't know if the problem is within the messaging modules or if it maybe related to the profiles and/or notifications modules, but this OS is unusable for me.
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does it have Russian menu/input?
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I need to downgrade back to .180. For whatever reason, the messaging app crashes and burns when a text message is received. I don't know if the problem is within the messaging modules or if it maybe related to the profiles and/or notifications modules, but this OS is unusable for me.
This is currently the same problem that the wife is having with version .195. it was fine under .180, .195 was only on for a day and .200 was horrible with it! I will be downgrading hers to .180 today.
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This is currently the same problem that the wife is having with version .195. it was fine under .180, .195 was only on for a day and .200 was horrible with it! I will be downgrading hers to .180 today.
I wonder if there is a way to mash up what was good about .180 with .200??? .180 had working messaging apps while .200 had 0 dialing lag, and when the messaging did work, the previous messages were visible when I was typing replies to SMS without scrolling down. I'm sure there is others that we liked, but I am definitely curious if this is possible.
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