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Old 11-07-2007, 10:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anybody have an alternative download location for the above.
I have tried blackberry.com the last two days and when i go through the registration and click the download link i get the following error

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You don't have permission to access "/=/1971/42903/30d/rimmustang.download.akamai.com/41522/swdownloads/8700M_PBr4.2.1_rel155_PL2.3.0.79_A4.2.1.96_ATT.exe ?ext=.exe" on this server.
Reference #18.941df648.1194446575.335ee02

I tried contacting them but just get sent in circles...

I really need this at the moment my BB is bricked
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Old 11-07-2007, 11:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-07-2007, 11:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply.

That link will just bring me back around to Blackberry website to download the OS.

Downloading BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.2.1.155 (Multilanguage)

When i click next the download button the webiste fails only for AT&T.. I suppose i could just get the older version then update later. I cant find anywhere to even report the failure on the website.!!!

AARRGH!!!
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Old 11-07-2007, 12:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you do realize you DON'T have to get the at&t blackberry os to work on your 8700c.

you could easily download the LATEST greatest

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Originally Posted by John Clark View Post
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


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)
just make sure you delete the Vendor.xml after you install this on your PC
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Old 11-07-2007, 01:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yea i saw that sticky. Its just when i look at that link under uk then RIM devices 8700 i can only see the two older versions:


Handheld Software 4.1.0.224
Handheld Software 4.1.0.286


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Am i looking in the right place?
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Old 11-07-2007, 01:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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try this for now:

DeviceDownloads

should say this on the bottom:
Handheld Software (v 4.2.1.107)

i can't lookup the other link right now due to my computer acting funny
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Old 11-08-2007, 05:59 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks a lot. That link works great.

I am installing that version of the OS. What are the disadvantages of not installing the vendor OS? Is there any configuration changes i will need to make to pick up all the network settings etc?
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Old 11-08-2007, 07:57 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks a lot. That link works great.

I am installing that version of the OS. What are the disadvantages of not installing the vendor OS? Is there any configuration changes i will need to make to pick up all the network settings etc?
I also have an 8700c from AT&T. I have software version 4.1 now, and it seems to work fine. Am I missing anything by not having the latest software? I can't think of a feature which might be missing. Also, is 4.1 more stable than 4.2?
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:22 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Gman, my opinion--If your BB is working fine, no issues and it is doing the things you need, you probably don't need to upgrade. What features are you missing? One of the the 4.2 OS threads for8700 will detail and comment on that, but items such as Caller photo ID, some media management items, etc., will be your general improvements.

4.2 on the 8700 is not more greatly stable.
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