Hello all. I've just purchased a 8700V and love it. As I'm on the O2 network here in the UK, I thought that it would be better to have their firmware and so I visited their site to check out what was what. I discovered that the V represented Vodafone exclusivity for that model and so downloaded the 8700G firmware that O2 had available.
I installed the firmware, loaded up Desktop Manager and deleted the Vendor.xml file and it proceeded to update. After confirming that it updated, I noticed that there was the star animation on the screen for a good ten minutes so stupidly I removed the battery and switched it on (I hear that you should leave it for twenty minutes if it has the star animation). Anyway, the animation came up again and I left it this time. Finally, I get the home screen and I have the Vodafone theme applied! I checked the firmware revision on the phone and it was the O2 one - any idea on what could have happened or should it be like this?