Weird Security/Firewall Problem w/ Opera Mini 4.2 on 8900! :-/
So, here's the deal: I bought my BlackBerry 8900 the first day it was available in T-Mobile retail stores. I was there at the store at 10 AM on Wednesday, February 11th to get one. A day or 2 later, I did the Over The Air download and installation of Opera Mini Version 4.2. For the last week, it has been working BEAUTIFULLY.
All of a sudden, last night, when I tried to go to a website on Opera Mini, I got the following error message:
Now, I'm a private user on BIS. I don't HAVE an "IT policy", as this is NOT a corporate device. :?
I tried everything I could think of. I went into the Security settings, to Application Permissions, and set every option for Opera Mini to "Allow". I went into the Module in question and set every option to "Allow". I tried deleting my cookies. I tried doing a hard reboot (power down, pull battery, wait a minute, put battery back in.) Nothing worked until I DISABLED the Firewall. Only then was Opera Mini able to get its connection. What was really odd was that, even with the Firewall disabled, I STILL got 2 prompts asking me if I wanted to allow the connection(s), every time I fired up Opera Mini. :?
As you can see to the left, I'm using OS version 188.8.131.52, which is what my device shipped with, and is said to be one of the better versions available right now.
Now that I've described the problem, I have a couple questions:
Oh, and BTW, I will NOT install beta/debranded/whatever versions of the OS/Handheld Software. After a bad experience installing such a version in the past, I will ONLY install updated software that comes FROM T-MOBILE. Only after the updated OS has passed T-Mobile's certification process will I trust it to run well on my BlackBerry. Just wanted to get that out there in advance, because I'm 99.99% sure one of the first suggestions would have been that I switch to a non-T-Mobile version of the OS.
I just remembered something... the one thing I changed last night. I moved my favorite bookmarks into the "speed-dial" menu in Opera Mini. I believe I started having the problem after I did that. So, I may have to delete Opera Mini, reinstall it, and skip using the speed-dial menu to see if that clears it up. :?
Got tired of the question each time I went to Opera asking me if ok to contact internet. Followed advice someone posted to enable the firewall. Did that and then first time went to Opera asked a question about firewall and gave me the option to not be asked again. Thought this did it - but then went back to Opera later I got same error message you did. Apparently you cannot use Opera if you have enable the firewall. Since it comes disabled, I just disabled it again and continued. Hope this helps you or at least you know that you haven't anything defective. (yes I did all the allows also)
I think you problem is part firewall and the fact that OM 4.2 isn't signed which causes the BB to ask for permission each time it wants to connect to the internet.
Tonight, I checked out the Opera Mini blog to see if there was a mention of this bug, but there was not. I then noticed the Bug Report option in the Help menu of Opera Mini 4.2, so I took the time to type out a bug report and submit it to Opera. We'll see if that does any good. *crosses fingers*
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