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Old 05-22-2008, 12:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Software For BlackBerry® 8830 World Edition smartphone

BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.2.2.365 (Multilanguage)

Package Version: 4.2.2.365
Consisting of:

* Applications: 4.2.2.196
* Software Platform: 3.0.0.85
* File name: 8830EFS_PBr4.2.2_rel365_PL3.0.0.85_A4.2.2.196_Spri nt_.exe
* File size: 88.68MB

Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.



Instructions for installing on ANY carrier's 8830:

1. Download the above OS file to the PC then install it to the PC by running (double clicking) the file you downloaded.
2. Go to c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader and delete the file named "vendor.xml."
3. Plug in BB and double click on "Loader.exe." It's located in the same place as the above vendor.xml file.

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, for some reason, you end up with a white screen with small icons and the number 507, simply connect to the PC again and run Loader.exe again and it should load the OS to the device.

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Old 05-22-2008, 08:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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so what would be the significant changes from the previous OS version?
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Default Latest 8830 OS: 4.2.2.365/4.2.2196 (Multilanguage) Sprint

Software For BlackBerry 8830 Wireless Handheld(TM)

BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.2.2.365 (Multilanguage)

Package Version: 4.2.2.365
Consisting of:
  • Applications: 4.2.2.196
  • Software Platform: 3.0.0.85
  • File name: 8830EFS_PBr4.2.2_rel365_PL3.0.0.85_A4.2.2.196_Spri nt_.exe
  • File size: 88.68MB
Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.

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Instructions for installing to ANY CARRIER's 8830:

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.

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install it and find out - theres pretty much never an official changelog.
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Old 05-22-2008, 11:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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install it and find out - theres pretty much never an official changelog.

Why is it so impossible to obtain or unreasonable to expect release notes when a new OS is released? Has this been typical with RIM?
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That is the M.O. with the OS releases.
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Default Here is some info...

Got this from my Sprint business rep.

"The long awaited Maintenance Release for the 8830 is now available for download. This release fixes the issue in which the data on the device drops from 1XEV to 1x losing the data connection all together. Please proactively send this information to all of your 8830 customers."

So there's one fix for you...

Cheers!
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Got this from my Sprint business rep.

"The long awaited Maintenance Release for the 8830 is now available for download. This release fixes the issue in which the data on the device drops from 1XEV to 1x losing the data connection all together. Please proactively send this information to all of your 8830 customers."

So there's one fix for you...

Cheers!
Thanks for the information. Applied the patch last night...all went well. No other noticeable changes.
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Install went fine but lost browser. Did the Options-Advanced Options-Host Routing Table-Register Now and got acknowledgement that registration was successful but no icon on 8830 (Sprint). Any ideas?


Went to Sprint BIS and resent service books which fixed the problem!

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Old 05-25-2008, 01:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
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When I installed OS v4.2.2.196/platform v3.0.0.81 (Bell Mobility version) on my Verizon Wireless 8830, I noticed that the new OS added WMA media support (not available with OS v4.2.2.176).
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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any difference between the bell mobility and the sprint os?
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Old 05-29-2008, 01:40 AM   #12 (permalink)
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So far, this version works well. Less "1X" issues and I think it also have slightly better memory management.
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Old 05-29-2008, 08:19 AM   #13 (permalink)
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it seems to have solved the 1x issues on mine......
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gonna try installing this on my Telus 8830, hopefully it fixes a couple issues I'm having with not picking up my data service after a reboot.
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well, that didnt' go so well, when I try to do the install DM is telling me my 8830 is using an active dial-up connection, when it's obviously not =/
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:12 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Another thing you could have tried is gone to Options --> Mobile Network --> Start Provisioning
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FYI -- Verizon Wireless has officially joined the "me, too" parade, and they finally released their own version of OS v4.2.2.196 for the BlackBerry 8830. There is a link on the VZW website for 4.2.2 release 364 (OS v4.2.2.196 (Platform 3.0.0.84) -- it still appears that Sprint's release is newer with release 365 (Platform 3.0.0.85).
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I have it installed with no issues. No noticeable change, maybe a bit better battery life.
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Old 06-02-2008, 12:55 PM   #19 (permalink)
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FYI -- Verizon Wireless has officially joined the "me, too" parade, and they finally released their own version of OS v4.2.2.196 for the BlackBerry 8830. There is a link on the VZW website for 4.2.2 release 364 (OS v4.2.2.196 (Platform 3.0.0.84) -- it still appears that Sprint's release is newer with release 365 (Platform 3.0.0.85).
Thanks for the tip! Downloading now, and for whatever reason their site is SLOOWWW right now.
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I'm getting nervous that I might have to do a wipe. Hourglass has been spinning for 27 minutes, so... Note to self---be patient.
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