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Old 11-23-2007, 10:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Need some advice please...been trying to track down options for upgrading my 8700v but am having no luck on how to find a newer version or whether upgrading the OS will affect the my current provider. I currently have the listed latest version for Vodafone v4.1.0.351 p2.0.0.143.

However a colleague has received a new 8700v and his version is different v4.2.194 p2.3.0.77. This also has the split in SMS and Mail which would be invaluable.

What are my options for upgrading and can I upgrade the BB from from a differnt vers say from a 8707v which has a closer version match.

Any advice is appreciated?
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You need an OS for your specific device, 8707. The OS for the 8700 or any other series will not work and could possibly make your device unusable.
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Actually, it sounds like the OP has an 8700 and wanted to know if the 8707 OS will work.

You can use an OS from any carrier (they're all the same) but you do have to match devices. So, the 8707 OS won't work on the 8700.
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Thanks for the quick feedback Will using an OS from another carrier have an adverse impact as I am on Vodafone and not say TMobile which seems to have the latest version?
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Nope, it's fine. You can use any OS from any carrier as long as it's for the same device. All will work normally.
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Thanks...will give it a go.
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Actually, it sounds like the OP has an 8700 and wanted to know if the 8707 OS will work.

You can use an OS from any carrier (they're all the same) but you do have to match devices. So, the 8707 OS won't work on the 8700.
OOOPS. Good catch. I read 8700v as 8707v. Too used to seeing that model, I guess.
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