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Old 10-21-2007, 12:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default OS: 8700 4.2.1.180/4.2.1.108 (TMobile Europe)

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This OS can be loaded on ANY carrier's GSM 8700 Blackberry.

Package Version: 4.2.1.180
App Version: 4.2.1.108
Platform: 2.3.0.86

File Name: 8700M_PBr4[1].2.1_rel180_PL2.3.0.86_A4.2.1.108.exe

Direct links to download (Release Notes Included):

TMobile Europe

To get to the download, click on the UK flag. Then click on Free download area. Then click on Devices. Then click on RIM devices.

Instructions for installing:

This OS will work on any GSM/GPRS/EDGE 8700c/g/v/f/r
1. Make sure you have the latest version of Desktop Manager installed. It's 4.2 SP2 and can be downloaded from the link above or Click Here.
2. Download the above file to the PC then install it to the PC by running the file you downloaded.
3. Locate the vendor.xml file and delete it. It's located in c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader
4. Plug in BB and Open Desktop Manager. You should be prompted to upgrade.
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 you end up with a white screen with small icons and the number 507, simply connect to DM again and run application loader again and it should load the OS to the device.


(Link to Previous OS thread 4.2.1.107 Click Here)

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Old 10-21-2007, 12:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Time to dig the ol' girl outta the drawer and give her another update.
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Old 10-21-2007, 12:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Don't know how much difference there will be in 107 to 108 but there are release notes there as well as a list of known issues.
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Old 10-21-2007, 04:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Upgrading...

Working flawlwssly.
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As usual, not a thing different lol.
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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jeah, but its new
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Old 10-22-2007, 12:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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jeah, but its new
And that's what matters, right?
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seems to have a bit of known issues. Remaining with the 4.2.1.96. Works well with me.
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can we see the release notes please so i can see if this is needed
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They're on the download site
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:21 AM   #11 (permalink)
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since i'm new here, i'd like to say "hi" to every1 first thing

and then i can confirm that the update also works perfectly on a swiss BB.

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Old 10-23-2007, 08:17 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I would just add that if you're running device code on your device that's not officially been released by your carrier you're Straight out of luck in the event of any service issues, as they didn't supply it they probably wont support it...
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That's where we come in
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I'm trying to read the release files as listed on this url but it wants to save the file as a "do file".

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Any thoughts on how I can view it? I'm running .107 now.

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The release notes are Adobe .pdf files. Are you opening with your PC?
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@ bertiebassett: i know, but swisscom doesn't really support for a "normal customer" anyway - they want to charge a fortune each month.. and the software version on their site is 4.2.1.94.. so i decided to take the risk. it brought me internet and MMS which didn't work before so it was worth risking
i'll change to orange in a few weeks and get a "real working BB" by then.
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The link in the first post takes me to the free download page which subsequently gives the following downloads for the 8700:

8700
Back to parent
Handheld Software 4.1.0.224
Handheld Software 4.1.0.286


Handheld Software 4.1 User Guide 8700.pdf
SIZE: 1 MB
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Can anyone tell me where the OS 4.2.1.rel180 can be found?

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Does this version support Chinese character?
Does it fix the "low volume of ring tone" issue?
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Wow!, this has been some time in the making for t-mobile uk/eu !?
About time. I'd expect very little problems with this release as it has been through very strict quality controls ;)
Anyway I have been running a 4.2 release for a while, could not wait for the official one. It is 4.2.1.96.
Since I upgraded to that some months ago from 4.1 I noticed lots of crashes with Google Talk? Anybody else notice this?
Often it would crash out with a Sighup error of some sort, other times it would start typing my sent messages backwards and in upper case! Very spooky.
Exiting the gtalk app and logging in again fixed it but I had none of these issues with 4.1.

Anybody noticed this? Or how is gtalk performing on this 4.2 version?

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This is from the PDF file of Release Notes for the 180 release


Fixed issues

This section lists fixed issues from build 4.2.1 release 178 to build 4.2.1 release 180 for Platform 2.3.0.86 and BlackBerry® Applications version 4.2.1.108.


Phone

SDR128483
Previously, if you tried to add a number to the Fixed Dialing Number list, you might only have been able to try to enter the PIN2 number three times.


MDS Runtime Environment

SDR131204
Previously, if you tried to scroll horizontally within a table, your device might not have responded as expected.

SDR116260
Previously, if you ran a script that included a screen refresh, the script might have run continuously for a Choice control.


Miscellaneous

SDR115911
Previously, if you typed an emoticon in a Windows Live Messenger conversation, the application might have closed unexpectedly.
Upon further investigation, the following reported issues were determined not to be issues:

SDR135164
In some cases, if you try to search for a contact in the Call Log, you might receive an error message.

SDR125689
If you are using your device in Arabic, the text in some applications might not display as expected.
The following issues are believed to be fixed in this software release, but have not been confirmed to be closed:

SDR138110
SDR131940
In some cases, your device might not include certain preloaded service books.

SDR129972
If you are using your device in Arabic or Hebrew, some application names might not be translated correctly for SMS, BrickBreaker, and Messages.

SDR126141
In some rare instances, the connection with the wireless network might turn off unexpectedly.

SDR122582
If you do not select the Include third party applications check box when you delete all of the data from your device, your device might still delete the MDS applications.

SDR119409
In some cases, your device might not include certain MNC codes.

SDR117750
In some cases, MDS activation might stop at 33%.

SDR114531
A catfail might occur if invalid parameters are used with LED API.

SDR110845
In some cases, your device might have stopped responding in the Phone application after an error occurred.

SDR104856
If your display language is set to German in a BlackBerry Generic Theme and you receive an error message while you are trying to set up call forwarding, the error message might not be translated correctly.
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