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Old 03-31-2008, 12:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Latest 8800 OS: 4.2.1.193/4.2.1.115 (Multilanguage)

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This OS is for the 8800 model only and will work on any carrier's 8800 model

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Software For BlackBerry 8800 (TM)

BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.2.1.193 (Multilanguage)

Package Version: 4.2.1.193
Consisting of:

* Applications: 4.2.1.115
* Software Platform: 2.3.0.87
* File name: 8800M_PBr4.2.1_rel193_PL2.3.0.87_A4.2.1.115_TIM.ex e
Download Link: (updated link 04/01/08) https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...5E712BC8380F5A


Instructions for installing:

1. Make sure you have the latest version of Desktop Manager installed. Currently, the latest version available is 4.3 and may be downloaded here: http://www.blackberry.com/go/softwaredownloads

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 is located at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research in Motion\Apploader

4. Plug in the BlackBerry 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." Don't unplug from the PC & Don't remove the battery unless the spinning hourglass has been there for 30 minutes or more. If the hourglass has been spinning for more than 30 minutes continuously you will need to wipe the device with JL_Cmder (close out of Desktop Manager during this process.) You will then end up with a white screen with small icons and an error code number like 507 or 543.

If you end up with a white screen with small icons and the number 507/543, simply connect to DM again and run application loader again and it should load the OS to the device.

Link to Previous OS Thread: Click here

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Old 03-31-2008, 01:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks. However your link is wrong (the link points to TIM Brazil, which has an older version).

This is the correct one:

**link removed, not working**

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Old 03-31-2008, 01:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Phrozen and very sorry. When checking I've make a mistake, but the Mediafire link is corect.
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Old 03-31-2008, 01:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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OK, any thoughts on the new version? Any noticeable changes? I've got it downloaded and ready to go, just checking in for any showstoppers.
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I already found 1 bugfix: I'm on BES and deleting opened messages from the handheld didn't work with 4.2.1.179 -the message would still display in the list.
This version doesn't have that problem
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Old 03-31-2008, 02:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I am Sticking this and adding instructions... thanks for the post!
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Old 03-31-2008, 04:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The link in the 1st post works now but the same error as before in the 2nd

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Old 03-31-2008, 07:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Using the above link I get 8800M_PBr4.2.1_rel179_PL2.3.0.85_A4.2.1.108_TIM_It aly.exe
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Old 03-31-2008, 07:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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is this really the latest version? my 8820 shows v4.2.2.169
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you have a completely different device with a different OS. The OS released for one has nothing to do with the OS released for another.
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you have a completely different device with a different OS. The OS released for one has nothing to do with the OS released for another.
yikes, thought the 88-- shared the operating system, have to watch more closely with the models i guess
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ok so now its showing the .179 when you go to the link. has the new version been taken down?
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Hmmm... I got it down this morning but am hesitant to try it now.
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https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...5E712BC8380F5A
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Thanks, bigboy, I have also updated the link in the initial post.

Wow, I think TIM was messing with us for a while there, like their own April Fool's joke.
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Did anyone lose the ability to sync tasks wirelessly through BES on this OS?
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Does A2DP work on this one?
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Two employees at the office will be pleased for an upgrade. Just upgraded some of our 8310's to 4.5.0.10 leaving the rest of the staff drooling!!!
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I am assuming that I will lose the Chinese Language support with this version ??
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I am assuming that I will lose the Chinese Language support with this version ??
You will if you load this multilanguage version.

There might be a way to move the Chinese language cod files from your current CJK OS version over to this one... and modify the alx file to install them. Let's see if anyone knows.

If not, i would the slight upgrade would not make difference, keep the Chinese you have now if it is required.
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