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Old 10-12-2011, 06:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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BlackBerry Handheld Software v7.0.0.1948 (All Languages)
This will install to any carrier's 9900 by following the instructions below.

Package Version: 7.0.0.1948
Consisting of:
Applications: 7.0.0.439
Software Platform: 5.0.0.610
File name: 9900jAllLang_PBr7.0.0_rel1948_PL5.0.0.610_A7.0.0.4 39_WIND_Canada.exe
File size: 232.92MB

Download the OS file here: https://swdownloads.blackberry.com/D...8C054347C249E1

Instructions for installing on the 9900:
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 may take up to 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.

Previous OS here: http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...languages.html
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.1938/7.0.0.438 (All Languages)

I ran this update earlier this morning, and whilst it has only been an hour or so - so far so good!

I am hoping that this release addresses some poor connectivity issues that I have been experiencing during voice calls - I have been having a lot more call drop-outs on the 9900 than I had on my previous Torch 9800. I know that my carrier sucks and has a big part to play in this, but maybe RIM have identified some software improvements that are in this release... I should have a feeling on this in the next day or three.


I did have a heart stopping moment during the restore process which actually failed. I had to perform a full OS wipe, reload the new OS and then restore the loader backup, which thankfully worked OK. I am not saying that the restore process failed due to this particular software update, I do know that these things can happen from time to time. It does give you an adrenalin run which should be enough to see me through the rest of today... :P)

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Old 10-13-2011, 12:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.1938/7.0.0.438 (All Languages)

Hi, thanks for your post. I have actually done this process for my older Blackberry, however it doesn't seem to work with my 9900.

I have downloaded the OS and I have installed it on my PC. Then I deleted the vendol.xml file and launched Loader.exe. The problem is that the new OS does not appear in the Loader app list and when I click to manually add it it gives an error message that the application I am trying to add is not compatible with my device. I also tried BBSAK, when I click on Load OS I get an error message saying that BBSAK has not found any installed OS on my PC despite the fact I had installed it and checked it is in the right folder (Loader Files).

Any thoughts or ideas you might have would be most appreciated.

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Old 10-13-2011, 11:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.1938/7.0.0.438 (All Languages)

Just minor note: Subject says 438 and should be 439.
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Old 10-14-2011, 02:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.1938/7.0.0.438 (All Languages)

And bundle should be 1948!
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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...ooops, and my Blackberry has mysteriously died overnight and now lights the red LED for 10 seconds, then off for 10 seconds, then back on again for 10 seconds - and repeats constantly. I have tried a long battery pull, removed the SIM and media card... but it seems to be totally dead. I tried re-running loader, and this seems to be chatting with it and goes through the process of an OS wipe, but then loader fails to contact the JVM and re-load. So, maybe it is not 100% dead, just 99% dead. Oh today is going to be a loooong day. :(
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.1938/7.0.0.438 (All Languages)

haha, I guess I'll not be upgrading my iPhone this weekend... it would be good to know if I have just had an unlucky hardware failure on my pre-loved 9900, or if it is related to this new software update.
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.1938/7.0.0.438 (All Languages)

OK - so has anyone else been brave enough to try this software update? Obviously you can see the issue that I had above, which may not be related to the new OS at all - so I am hoping to hear from some others which have installed this and are running OK.

Please see separate thread titled "My Bold 9900 has died 1 day after software update " - and let us know!

- good luck, and know where your backup (and warranty) is!!
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.1938/7.0.0.438 (All Languages)

I have two 9900s which have both been successfully upgraded. Not a problem at all.
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Default Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.1938/7.0.0.438 (All Languages)

ringtones are not working after upgrade, it vibrates only, tried to edit my profiles, even installed the OS 5 ringtones !!

Update: it works after the second restart ! don't ask me how.

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Default Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.1938/7.0.0.438 (All Languages)

I did and this works fine ! But I have a strange problem now .I receive emails and can send emails .But if i send emails to my own id ,i can see it on webmail but its not seen in my 9900!

Dunno if this is related to the OS update as this used to work fine earlier
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Old 10-17-2011, 01:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Default Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.1938/7.0.0.438 (All Languages)

Torchy, the bug you speak of was in the factory firmware too... It's not new. It only happens with BIS accounts when you try and email yourself!!
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Question Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.1938/7.0.0.438 (All Languages)

i'm not sure whats wrong with my device

when i try to update and after the first 3 steps "Scanning" it says can not update your device please contact service provider!

does that mean that old vender file is there?
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Default Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.1938/7.0.0.438 (All Languages)

just loaded up, no issues,

don't know of any differences either...
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Default Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.1938/7.0.0.438 (All Languages)

i received my bold 9900 with os 7.0.0.261 (1346), i am upgraded my bold 9900 with 9900jAllLang_PBr7.0.0_rel1948_PL5.0.0.610_A7.0.0.4 39_WIND_Canada.exe
I even shrink the OS and i got 255.8 MB free app storage on 1st initializing, free memory 450.2 MB...
haven't got any issues.. and don't waiting for it...
this OS is running great...
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Yep, it does run very well indeed.
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