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Old 05-25-2010, 03:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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BlackBerry Handheld Software v5.0.0.1149 (EastAsia)

Package Version: 5.0.0.1149
Consisting of:

* Applications: 5.0.0.680
* Software Platform: 5.1.0.160
* File name: 9700jEastAsia_PBr5.0.0_rel1149_PL5.1.0.160_A5.0.0. 680_Hutchison.exe
* File size: 128.04MB

Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.

* Download Software: https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...2BAA6EBC8B872D

Instructions for installing on ANY carrier's 9700:

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." Vista/Win7 users: In the apploader folder, simply click on "Compatibility files" to see the actual Vendor.xml file. Once you've got that - simply delete the vendor.xml file there (even if you've deleted or think you've deleted it in the folder previously) and voila, it will allow you to update to the newly installed OS!
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 black "BlackBerry" screen with a status bar 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, see this link: http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...languages.html
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Old 05-25-2010, 04:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 05-25-2010, 04:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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anything new in this ? i am on 656 and very happy
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i heard that this file was only available for a short time, then pulled from the site. that could mean that it has has a defect or something. any thoughts?
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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its still there.. scroll down
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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its still there.. scroll down
Yep, still there... downloading now...
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Downloaded and installing...
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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installing now, brb

edit: have it installed, looks faster as far as anything else that has changed. I cant tell. I'll have to keep playing with it...

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Old 05-25-2010, 06:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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ok guys, lets us know if its worth to installing
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:17 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'll have to keep playing with it...
Dont go blind.

I am in process of upgrading too.
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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yes, post up!!!
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i think its good.
i experience some lag with .656 when password unlocking.
i dont see any of that now.
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Just upgraded.

Looks like the problem with OS X calendar sync is still present from .656. Deal Breaker. Back to .593 for me at least.

In other news, it does seem a bit more responsive.
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OH one thing I just noticed is that rebooting doesnt take nearly as long anymore, good deal!
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OH one thing I just noticed is that rebooting doesnt take nearly as long anymore, good deal!
It never does after a fresh upgrade... but over time it will slow down. It has nothing to do with the OS itself, but rather with the build up of residual "gunk" over time, caused by installing/uninstalling apps over and over...
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Before I wasted my time upgrading to this, can someone do a quick test for me. I am on version 5.0.0.593. Before I upgraded to .593, I had one of the older version os's to where the lock button actually locked vs the new stand by feature. I found something annoying or possibly broken with .593. This may sound trivial, but I use the visual voice mail a lot and before version .593 I could play my visual voice mail and easily hit the speaker phone icon to transfer the audio from the handset to the speaker phone easily. This no longer works with .593. When I first play the visual voice mail, I now have to hit the menu button -> scroll down and select activate speakerphone every time for a freakin voice mail. I hate to waste my time downloading it and installing it if its doing the same crap. So please someone try and listen to a visual voicemail and when you first play it hit the speakerphone button to see if it works. If you have version .656 please try it on that version as well.

Oh yea and I am a TMO user.
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Can someone remind me whether I will have the option of choosing which apps get reinstalled after the OS upgrades? I've done these a hundred times, but it's been a while and I can't recall whether those options come up during the OS install.

Basically my boot time is horrendous and I'd like to cull out some of the apps I have installed without starting from a factory reset.

I suspect, though, that a factory reset is what I really need.
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Can someone remind me whether I will have the option of choosing which apps get reinstalled after the OS upgrades? I've done these a hundred times, but it's been a while and I can't recall whether those options come up during the OS install.

Basically my boot time is horrendous and I'd like to cull out some of the apps I have installed without starting from a factory reset.

I suspect, though, that a factory reset is what I really need.
Yes, the loader will give you the option to check/uncheck "ancillary" RIM apps and 3rd party apps to include/exclude them from the installed software.
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Yes, the loader will give you the option to check/uncheck "ancillary" RIM apps and 3rd party apps to include/exclude them from the installed software.
Thanks for the confirmation.

I was pretty sure that option screen popped up during OS install, but like I said, it's been a while....
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Old 05-27-2010, 06:49 AM   #20 (permalink)
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This build seems fine. I am guessing the radio may be a bit better as I live on a fringe area and my batter drain seems better after one day. With the last one I was just keeping it on 2G because of how fast it would drain. Now I have it set for both and it still isn't draining as fast as 2G alone.
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