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Old 02-27-2009, 09:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Official Software For BlackBerry® Curve (TM) 8900 smartphone
From carrier A1 (Austria), this will load to any carrier's 8900 model.

(Contains English)

Package Version: 4.6.1.267
Consisting of:

* Applications: 4.6.1.168
* Software Platform: 4.2.0.94
* File name: 8900_4.6.1.168 .exe
* File size: 120MB

Download the OS here:
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Instructions for installing either version on ANY carrier's 8900:

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.

For the previous OS:
http://www.blackberryforums.com/general-8900-series-discussion-javelin/176335-latest-os-8900-4-6-1-241-4-6-1-152-multilanguage.html

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Old 02-27-2009, 10:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This shows application version as .152 when I go the mentioned link.. 'h ttp://members.a1.net/updateservice/bb/"
what are the updates in this version, any fixes, battery life?
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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is the youtube working ?
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Sorry, appears to be apps version 4.6.1.168.

where do you see .152?
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Sorry, appears to be apps version 4.6.1.168.

where do you see .152?

This is what I see from the (://members.a1.net/updateservice/bb/) link when I select the 8900 -
Software For BlackBerry® Curve (TM) 8900 smartphone

BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.6.1.241 (Multilanguage)

Package Version: 4.6.1.241
Consisting of:

* Applications: 4.6.1.152 <=======******
* Software Platform: 4.2.0.91
* File name: 8900M_PBr4.6.1_rel241_PL4.2.0.91_A4.6.1.152_Mobily .exe
* File size: 123.06MB

Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.
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Anyone installed on T-Mobile USA yet? What are the improvements over 152 ?
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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anoopv16, try it again, now. The link was messed up, corrected now. Thanks for letting me know.

Definately it is .168.
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anoopv16, try it again, now. The link was messed up, corrected now. Thanks for letting me know.

Definately it is .168.

Is it possible to view a release log? Is it worth installing over the .152 apps? What changes may be in?
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
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There is no release log for BB OS versions. The best you can get is by reading the .168 Beta OS thread over in our Beta section of this forum.
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:01 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks JS!!
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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the .168 runs very fast and after using few hours with no problems!

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File name: 8900M_PBr4.6.1_rel241_PL4.2.0.91_A4.6.1.152_Mobily .exe
this is the filename of mobily sa
its a mistake - sorry...
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Youtube work on this? lol
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:28 PM   #13 (permalink)
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[quote=bolin;1302565]the .168 runs very fast and after using few hours with no problems!

@ anoopv16:


is this in comparison to .152?
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utube on javelin?
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huh needs this?!?
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youtube works, have to use it longer to see how battery life is and see if there are any other bugs.
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Upgrading to 168 from 152/133 Hybrid. Will post results.
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:22 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I attempted to load the new OS but the worst thing that could happen, happened.... yes my friends, you guessed right, I think I "bricked" my 8900. I've been working on saving the device and restoring the OS over the last 2 hours and no luck...

I've never had trouble with any OS upgrade/downgrades... until this one. I did the usual (download, install, delete vendor file, open apploader, load new OS) however, in the middle of the installation I think the USB cord may have come loose... or, the installation just went wrong and bricked my device. End result, I got the dreaded "reloaded software, error 507" white screen on my 8900. After I saw this, I told myself "no biggie, I'll just redo the process over again, and no worries..."

Only until 2 hours later, I want to throw my 8900 against the wall because I've tried everything and I keep running into the infamous "multi-stage loading could not be completed." For the ones who been down this path, I've got my laptop to recognize the device as apploader reads the device as "PIN:UNKNOWN" and I go to the next step, eventually it takes me to the screen where I can click and unclick what I want and don't want... after hitting next again, the installation process starts up... beginning with "loading software" after this, is the "device initialization" step and this is where my 8900 craps out on me... after about a minute of the window stuck on the "device initialization" step, I get the "multi-stage loading could not be completed"

I've searched this topic and tried many variations (timing the battery during the installation process, try loading an older OS, etc.) and I'm about to call it a night... unfortunately, its nearly 3:30am and I'm without a working BB... life sucks...

anyhow, I'll cross my fingers and hope that I have better luck tomorrow or I can hope I wake up and it was all a very very bad dream, haha.

any tips fellow BBers?
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:53 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear that esbe02.

I just updated to 0.168 from a hybrid of 152/133 and everything went smoothly except for a few exception errors right after the update (could be because of my theme). After I disconnected from the PC, I made a battery pull and no exception error after that.

YouTube works and it feels snappier especially when browsing folders.
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any tips fellow BBers?
Try use other USB port, and choose one that not have other USB device in next port.
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