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Old 06-17-2009, 12:34 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Thanks for posting this. It is working fine on my Verizon 8703e. Battery meter seems to be working as it should. Really like the html functions.
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Old 06-22-2009, 02:57 PM   #22 (permalink)
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whats the best route to install 4.5 on my BB? Its a sprint BB but its been flashed to metro pcs. Once i upgrade the OS i need to install the service books. Any help???I currently have no service books installed on my BB
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Old 06-23-2009, 12:50 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I upgraded to 4.5 I have the same problem with the battery and is running out way faster I don't know why? more consumption? and I have a live search but with this upgrade is not working at all not connection to server and now that I try to back up my files I lost my browser so let's see what else
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Old 07-14-2009, 05:55 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I dropped my 8830 in the ocean a couple weeks ago so I found an 8703e for next to nothing on ebay to use until the tour came out and figured I'd update my os to 4.5. I am having the same battery meter issue as some other people are mentioning, as well as the Blackberry running extremely slow, despite having over 20mb of free memory. My 8830 and 8703e before this one never ran this slow, it even has a faster processor by about 100mhz than the 8830, so why is it going so slow? Messages have been cleared, no aftermarket apps, cleared changelog. Also, it seems that the people who have installed this on their Verizon bb's don't have the battery meter issue. Any way that removing the vendor.xml file and reinstalling this could fix that? I don't want to switch back to 4.2 and Sprint is really dragging their feet as far as the Tour goes so I'm waiting until its actually in the store to get one. Thanks
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:38 AM   #25 (permalink)
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BB's with Verizon as the carrier have the same issues.
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Old 08-17-2009, 02:29 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Am I missing something here, I dont see Doc 2 Go anywhere on my device

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Old 08-17-2009, 02:41 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Ok nevermind I got it installed. I dont have data plan on the phone. Can I still get Sheets?
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Battery indicator works just fine on the Us Cellular network.

I just wish there was a way to get sheets installed without having DATA service.
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Old 08-29-2009, 04:28 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I updated from 4.2.1. to 4.5 and had the same battery meter problem. I could live with that. But my Bluetooth voice transmission failed. The data stream worked well as a tethered modem , but it lost voice to Motorola H15 and Garmin GPS's. I called Sprint BB support and was told by a supervisor after 30 minutes of research that in certain 8703e Sprint BB's 4.5 will not support Bluetooth voice. He said they have had 5 reports of that problem total in their data base. HUM. So I reloaded 4.5 thinking it was an install glitch. No luck still no voice. So I dropped back to 4.2.1 per Sprint and my Bluetooth & battery meter both work fine. Always something with upgrades. Just like MS updates repair two problems and create one new one....the old Texas 2 step. Otherwise I liked 4.5 interface etc. Guess I will wait for newer version and try again.
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I upgraded my Sprint 8703e to 4.5, and it seemed to work ok, except as soon as I rebooted, it would just go into a reboot loop.

I wiped it a few times and 4.5 always installed, but then failed on a reboot.
I'm back on 4.2.119. Works rock solid, no reboot issues.

Too bad, I liked the new OS a lot, but oh well. I guess I'll have to upgrade my phone someday.
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i have a sprint 8703e flashed to metro pcs. can i upgrade my software to 4.5? what will this upgrade actually do for my phone? what is the correct way to do it???-----newbie
I am wondering the same thing? Anyone have an answer to this? I had my 8703e running 4.2.1 just fine then decided to upgrade to OS 4.5 (after being prompted by Blackberry Desktop Manager v5.0 to do so)

After the upgrade I was no longer able to make or receive telephone calls on MetroPCS. I had to take it to some local hacker and pay him $20 to flash it back to 4.2.1

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am a stupid noob.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:13 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Default Re: Latest OS: 8703 4.5.0.148 (Platform 2.4.0.22)

Maybe no one gives a $h1t for this device anymore but theres a newer version than this:

8703e v4.5.0.308 (Multilanguage)
Applications: 4.5.0.184
Software Platform: 2.4.0.40

It is in Telus support:

blackberry.com/Downloads/entry.do?code=02A32AD2669E6FE298E607FE7CC0E1A0

Please someone update this thread. Thanx
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:41 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Default Re: Latest OS: 8703 4.5.0.148 (Platform 2.4.0.22)

There's a newer one for TATA Indicom


Apps: 4.5.0.191 (4.5.0.318)
Released Oct 28, 2010

I can't post links so google this "site:blackberry.com/Downloads/contactFormPreload.do v4.5.0.318"

Btw, does anyone have a 4.0 OS for this phone? So tired of this slow 4.2. I need the 4.0 os, which is afaik the one on this phone when it came from the factory.

Found this on the on the bb version tracker on blackberry dot diagelic dot com

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Maybe no one gives a $h1t for this device anymore but theres a newer version than this:

8703e v4.5.0.308 (Multilanguage)
Applications: 4.5.0.184
Software Platform: 2.4.0.40

It is in Telus support:

blackberry.com/Downloads/entry.do?code=02A32AD2669E6FE298E607FE7CC0E1A0

Please someone update this thread. Thanx
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