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Old 02-17-2008, 01:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How would I go about doing this? I have an AT&T 8700c (AT&T, not Cingular branded) with the 4.2 firmware OTB. How can I downgrade to the previous firmware, 4.1? Will this hurt anything? Will I get the AT&T 4.1 themes?
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just download the 4.1 OS and use DM to install it on the BB.
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Here's the full direction.

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Old 02-17-2008, 06:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think 4.1 may be a better OS for the 8700. I see some failed call issues with the 4.2 I did not have before.
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Where can I find 4.1 on the internet? Verizon only offers 4.2.

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I would like to know where to find 4.1 for verizon as well
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4.2 for the 8700 (Tmobile version as posted on the top of this board) works perfectly, if you are seeing errors check for updated version of any 3rd party apps... I had issues with an old version of Gtalk and Google maps throwing errors.
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ATT via Rim still has the 4.1 on the download site
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:53 AM   #9 (permalink)
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ATT via Rim still has the 4.1 on the download site
Can you be more specific? Rim doesn't have it. Are you saying the AT&T version will work on Verizon?
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Can you be more specific? Rim doesn't have it. Are you saying the AT&T version will work on Verizon?
the 8700 OS will work on 8700 series BBs. Verizon has the 8703, so you need an OS for the 8703.
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Got it. Where can I upload ver 4.1 for an 8703 for Verizon? Can anyone answer this?
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