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ZombieBerry 11-18-2011 04:51 PM

OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
BlackBerry official Handheld Software v7.0.0.540 Handheld Software v7.0.0.2290 (Multilanguage)
This will install to any carrier's 9900 by following the instructions below.

File name: 9900M_PBr7.0.0_rel2290_PL5.0.0.694_A7.0.0.540_Voda fone_UK.exe
File size: 219.743 MB

Download the OS file here: https://swdownloads.blackberry.com/D...E00E6386AE7F44

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

OVERKILL 11-18-2011 07:19 PM

Re: Official OS 9900 7.0.0.540
 
Anything noticeable about it?

ZombieBerry 11-18-2011 07:27 PM

Re: Official OS 9900 7.0.0.540
 
I just finished downloading. I haven't had the time to install. Will probably do it tomorrow. Since it's an official OS release, I would venture to say it's a bit more stable. They sure are pumping them out fast, at least for the 99xx series.

ZombieBerry 11-20-2011 08:10 AM

Re: Official OS 9900 7.0.0.540
 
Been running it for a day. Seems about the same. Haven't gone into the guts yet to try and see what they have changed.

I am also using two new apps I have not used before so may take a few days to see what type of battery performance I am getting. I have a bad feeling about SocialScope. Will report back when I have a baseline.

OVERKILL 11-21-2011 06:27 PM

Re: Official OS 9900 7.0.0.540
 
Why hasn't this been stickied?

HAPPYTREE 11-22-2011 09:44 AM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
Installed this last night and must say that the battery life improvement is amazing.

I couldnt fault he 9900 battery anyway, but now, after six hours post-charge, it still has 95% battery - and I have been sending/receiving emails all day.

Great find! :razz:

ZombieBerry 11-22-2011 11:39 AM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
I have to post that I found my version....uhmmm so far. I love the battery power I am getting on this phone now. I can least make it 8-10 hours at work, and still have over 40% left when I get home. I always charge at night, so all I need is a day's worth. Social Scope is killing me, but I have set it to 'Never Refresh on Open' and turned off auto refresh.

Working well so far!!!

Bacchus15 11-22-2011 06:11 PM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
Did the update but something went wrong and i lost several things, lucky i did a manual full backup with DM but still some apps/games that i installed or bought are gone!

snif!

ZombieBerry 11-22-2011 06:53 PM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
Your free and paid apps should show up in App World on your device under 'My World'. While I haven't heard of apps (compatible ones anyways) that have disappeared after an upgrade, it should just be as simple as opening App World and reinstalling. Have you tried looking through 'My World' in App World?

Bacchus15 11-22-2011 07:51 PM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
I did, all gone. In fact everything i installed since i got this phone (this summer), all gone.

first time this happen to me during update process

ZombieBerry 11-22-2011 07:58 PM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
I would try to contact App World support/RIM. Free apps, who cares. Paid apps are a different story.

You are logging into App World with the same BBID that you previously had? You only have the one right?

Bacchus15 11-22-2011 09:07 PM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
hum...when you said to check in My World, you meant on the device? Just for fun while searching for another app i went in BB AppWorld online logged in and tada! They where all there in MyWorld Online. Quick re-install/sync via the AppWorldInstaller plug-in for web browser.

So all is ok now! except for two app GoogleMaps and Zoompass wich is not updated for 9900/9930. I still had it due to device switch from 9000/9900.

anyway the end and thanks for the suggestion :p

ZombieBerry 11-22-2011 09:12 PM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
Zoompass is pushed with Bell (OS7 compatible), not sure about Rogers though. Not too sure about Google Maps as I do not use it.

nospam 11-23-2011 06:40 AM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
HELP!

Following the above instructions, after installing "9900M_PBr7.0.0_rel2290_PL5.0.0.694_A7.0.0.540_Vod afone_UK.exe", deleting the "Vendor.xml", and running the "Loader.exe" application...

I get the "Application Loader Wizard", and after scanning my device it shows just the "Wireless Music Sync". Then when I click the [Next] button, I get the screen "No actions are required.", and the OS does not get updated. (Nothing happens!)

I have a GSM unlocked BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 from T-Mobile, with the v7.0.0.250 OS & 5.0.0.448 platform. I am trying to upgrade/replace the OS with this newer Vodofone version, so that I can enable NFC communication, which T-Mobile decided to disable since they really hate their customers.

Can anyone please provide any suggestions on what I can do to upgrade this OS on my BlackBerry for NFC support.

boldover 11-23-2011 08:06 PM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
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boldover 11-23-2011 08:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boldover (Post 1756528)
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I am having the same issues. I recently upgraded to .504, but for some reason cannot update to .540. The message I am getting is "no action required". Is there a setting within bb desktop that I must change?
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boldover 11-24-2011 07:08 AM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nospam (Post 1756381)
HELP!

Following the above instructions, after installing "9900M_PBr7.0.0_rel2290_PL5.0.0.694_A7.0.0.540_Vod afone_UK.exe", deleting the "Vendor.xml", and running the "Loader.exe" application...

I get the "Application Loader Wizard", and after scanning my device it shows just the "Wireless Music Sync". Then when I click the [Next] button, I get the screen "No actions are required.", and the OS does not get updated. (Nothing happens!)

I have a GSM unlocked BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 from T-Mobile, with the v7.0.0.250 OS & 5.0.0.448 platform. I am trying to upgrade/replace the OS with this newer Vodofone version, so that I can enable NFC communication, which T-Mobile decided to disable since they really hate their customers.

Can anyone please provide any suggestions on what I can do to upgrade this OS on my BlackBerry for NFC support.

nospam...I found this worked:

Check for hidden vendor.xml file at

[Local Drive]:\users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\Research In Motion\Blackberry\Loader XML\vendor.xml

You will have to enable the option 'Show hidden files' on windows explorer.

(y)

nospam 11-24-2011 08:36 AM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by boldover (Post 1756605)
nospam...I found this worked:
Check for hidden vendor.xml file at
[Local Drive]:\users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\Research In Motion\Blackberry\Loader XML\vendor.xml
You will have to enable the option 'Show hidden files' on windows explorer.
(y)

Dear Boldover:

Thank you! Deleting both regular & hidden vendor.xml files as you described works, and I was able to update my OS to:

7.0 Bundle 2290 (v7.0.0.540, Platform 5.0.0.694)

Unfortunately in the connection manager, I still do not see any option for NFC, even though there is hardware to support it.

Does anyone else have NFC enabled, and does anyone have any tips to enable it?

NJBlackBerry 11-24-2011 08:38 AM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
NFC is not enabled yet.

nospam 11-24-2011 09:32 AM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry (Post 1756626)
NFC is not enabled yet.

Do you mean that globally, no end-user with the Blackberry Bold Touch 9900 has NFC enabled yet on their device?

If not, do you know which OS they are using?

If so, I guess I will have to wait for a future OS release that has NFC, right?

NJBlackBerry 11-24-2011 09:57 AM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
You will have to wait for T-Mobile to enable it.
Even if the software and hardware are there, the have disabled it at a network level.

nospam 11-24-2011 10:22 AM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry (Post 1756643)
You will have to wait for T-Mobile to enable it.
Even if the software and hardware are there, the have disabled it at a network level.

But I have GSM unlocked the phone, and I am using a German Vodafone SIM card, that is roaming in the USA over AT&T, and I can send+receive calls with it. Plus I have also upgraded to this newest OS.

How does T-Mobile enter into the equation at this stage? Other than the T-Mobile splash logo when I power-up the phone, I do not see any other trace of that carrier on my device.

If other carriers have NFC enable on this specific phone, they must be a way to enable it with T-Mobile. If hacking tools exist to replace the splash logo, that indicates that there are parts of firmware not touched by the OS change, which can be modified by other means. Perhaps another tool can enable NFC, other than the OS change.

NJBlackBerry 11-24-2011 11:38 AM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
You may want to look at one of the more hacker friendly forums.

boldover 11-24-2011 07:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry (Post 1756658)
You may want to look at one of the more hacker friendly forums.

OMG...installed .540 and b4 +14%/hour....today 1.9% / hour. We will have to see how the next few days goes.

Why do some folks suggest a few battery pulls the first few days?
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ZombieBerry 11-25-2011 08:38 AM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
Some people swear that it takes a few battery pulls to get your battery fully calibrated with your device.

marianic 11-25-2011 09:08 PM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
Hi Zombie... The suggested pulls are is when the battery is fully charged?, or drained?

Thaks

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZombieBerry (Post 1756782)
Some people swear that it takes a few battery pulls to get your battery fully calibrated with your device.


ZombieBerry 11-25-2011 09:11 PM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by marianic (Post 1756851)
Hi Zombie... The suggested pulls are is when the battery is fully charged?, or drained?

Thaks

Sure, anytime almost. I wouldn't do it if your battery level was too low, then you may not have enough power to fully cycle. You could always top it up at night, and when you wake up, pull the battery. I know a few that do it every morning out of habit.

I will usually do a soft-reset about once a week. I have the Defender, so batt pulls are a pain.

darkmanCANADA 11-30-2011 01:09 PM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
Been running 540 for about a week now. Used to be after 7 hours I was down to 65%. Yesterday I was at 65% after 15 hours.

Cooper 11-30-2011 02:22 PM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by darkmanCANADA (Post 1757462)
Been running 540 for about a week now. Used to be after 7 hours I was down to 65%. Yesterday I was at 65% after 15 hours.

Yeah I'm now finding I'm forgetting about charging my battery until it's way down low 2 days later.

Loving this release.

aghosht 12-02-2011 08:02 AM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
A complete newbie question - will installing this version in a country where this version is not launched yet void the warranty?

aghosht 12-02-2011 08:42 AM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
I did the "vendor.xml" deletion part but this is what I am getting - The Blackberry Desktop Software does not have Blackberry Device Software for the device that you have connected to the computer. Contact your wireless service provider or system administrator"

anar_baku 12-02-2011 08:27 PM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
Anyone know how to install this using Mac? Please share if you know. Thanks.

ZombieBerry 12-05-2011 11:32 AM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
BlackBerry - Desktop Software for Mac

Do not think you will be able to update to a leaked OS, but the link will give you DM for MAC, not even sure if you can back-up and restore with this version.

Hope it helps, but you should probably find a PC or laptop that you can install the OS and DM on, then upgrade.

aghosht 12-06-2011 01:48 AM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aghosht (Post 1757754)
A complete newbie question - will installing this version in a country where this version is not launched yet void the warranty?

I found the answer under general discussions.

Cooper 12-09-2011 11:15 AM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
7.0.0.585 is out from Vodaphone now.

darcypa 12-13-2011 12:54 AM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
All - Been having a strange probelm with previous release - All my keys stopped working and battery pull did not always resolve the probelm. Touch screen would still work but none of the keys would work at all. I did notice random n's and m's in text fields and the mouse button (for lack of a bettter word) would make sounds but I would not see any movement.

I was doing a FW update to see if it solves the problem.

NJBlackBerry 12-13-2011 06:31 AM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
Did the BB happened to get wet?

darcypa 12-13-2011 12:18 PM

Re: Latest OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry (Post 1759092)
Did the BB happened to get wet?

Nope - Did not get wet - I have seen reference to this exact same problem on other boards stating that a battery pull resolved the problem - On mine sometime battery pull worked other times if I waited about 30 mins, it would start working again.

Very strange

I did the upgrade last night and everything seems to be working fine. I don't know what would have caused the key issue.

Bochog 12-29-2011 03:48 AM

Re: OS: 9900 7.0.0.2290/7.0.0.540 (Multilanguage)
 
Can someone please help me how I can solve the symbols issue? I have loaded this version of OS but the "\" still the yen symbol.:?


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