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Old 02-25-2008, 03:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default OS: 8700 4.2.1.192/4.2.1.114 Hutchison

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GSM Version of 8700 c/f/g/r/v ONLY

BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.2.1.192 (English/Chinese)

Package Version: 4.2.1.192
Consisting of:
xxx8226; Applications: 4.2.1.114
xxx8226; Software Platform: 2.3.0.88
xxx8226; File name: 8700C_PBr4.2.1_rel192_PL2.3.0.88_A4.2.1.114_Hutchi son.exe
xxx8226; File size: 73.36MB

Link: https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...2BAA6EBC8B872D and select 8700g from the list

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.
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.

To find the previous version of this OS, click here

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Old 02-25-2008, 04:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The OS for 8700 seems newer than the one for 8800 (4.2.1.179). hmmmm.... what's going on RIM?
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Should the 8800 always have the latest and greatest OS?

Perhaps, the Network Operators are starting too roll out some final 4.2.1 releases before they get 4.5 into the labs...
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The OS for 8700 seems newer than the one for 8800 (4.2.1.179). hmmmm.... what's going on RIM?
So what? Since we don't ever get release notes from the carriers, it is impossible to say what's changed or is new...
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Penpower, Stickied, and previous OS linked.

Thanks.
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Wow! Easy there guys!
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Anyone who's tried this OS, is the ringer volume still low?
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Working fine for me. I haven't noticed any improvement yet.
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Wow! Easy there guys!
Hello,

the new correct link is:

https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...2BAA6EBC8B872D

I have noticed that say Chinese as ONLY language for download. Correct???
No multilanguage???

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Hello,

the new correct link is:

https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...2BAA6EBC8B872D

I have noticed that say Chinese as ONLY language for download. Correct???
No multilanguage???

mmmm
English/Chinese

Somehow I got spanish too.
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English/Chinese

Somehow I got spanish too.
According to the download page is ONLY Chinese!!!

Software For BlackBerry 8700g(TM)

BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.2.1.192 (Chinese)

Package Version: 4.2.1.192
Consisting of:
Applications: 4.2.1.114
Software Platform: 2.3.0.88
File name: 8700C_PBr4.2.1_rel192_PL2.3.0.88_A4.2.1.114_Hutchi son.exe
File size: 73.36MB

Can someone clarify this??????
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:06 AM   #12 (permalink)
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updated link in OP
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According to the download page is ONLY Chinese!!!

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I thought ENGLISH was always included regardless of language.
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I thought ENGLISH was always included regardless of language.
English is included when it says "(Chinese)".
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Yeaup "English" is included although it only says "Chinese". I just finished installing it on my trusty 8700c...I can also confirm that the ringer volume is the same as the "Hutchison" OS I was using before this update...not as loud as 4.1xx but ok for now. Hopefully 4.5xx will fix this.
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i can confirm that German is in the release, too.

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Will this also change me to BIS v2.3 (or will I stay on the same BIS)?

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Will this also change me to BIS v2.3 (or will I stay on the same BIS)?

Thanks!
This has nothing to do with BIS; BIS is serviced / provided by your carrier regardless of the HH OS on your device.
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

Thanks! Sorry for the newbie question.
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

Thanks! Sorry for the newbie question.
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