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Old 05-22-2009, 01:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Finally, an official OS 4.5 for the 8703e! Thanks Sprint!

Sprint 8703e support page:
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Click the "Check for Updates" link for info and download link for OS 4.5!

As always, for a non-Sprint device, delete VENDOR.XML.

I'll have to wait 'til Tuesday to load it on a spare work device.
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Downloaded, installed and its working, HTML email, wow. I may be content with this old phone for a while longer. To soon to give an in depth opinion, but no problem with the upgrade.
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Update after a few days:

HTML email makes this a new phone, its great
No performance degradation, upgraded from 4.2.xx
Voice notes recorder is nice
GPS works but is slow.
Browser is faster
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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well, i took it as for 8700 , i am sorry
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Old 05-26-2009, 12:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Successfully installed, seems to be ok other than the Enterprise Activation taking longer to get started compared to the last 'upgrade'.
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Finally had a chance to update one of our Verizon 8703e handhelds today. No issues, but I was surprised to see that only Word To Go and Slideshow To Go are installed; you have to register (free) to download the latest update including Sheet To Go.
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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you have to register (free) to download the latest update including Sheet To Go.
That is correct, and the way it has been with all version of 4.5 OS.
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:23 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Finally had a chance to update one of our Verizon 8703e handhelds today. No issues, but I was surprised to see that only Word To Go and Slideshow To Go are installed; you have to register (free) to download the latest update including Sheet To Go.
That is correct, and the way it has been with all version of 4.5 OS.
I could've sworn that the Bold OS 4.5 already included Sheet To Go (along with Word To Go, etc.), but maybe I'm wrong.
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:54 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Found a bug in either my phone or the OS. The battery indicator stays on full unless I pull and re-insert the battery. Anyone else?
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:26 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Found a bug in either my phone or the OS. The battery indicator stays on full unless I pull and re-insert the battery. Anyone else?
Yes I got the same annoying problem - Im going back to 4.2
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:52 AM   #11 (permalink)
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4.2 had a wav file player that allowed me play voicemail that is emailed to me from my voip land line. Wav files are not supported by 4.5.
The malfunctioning battery indicator is a nuisance. Not sure if I will keep 4.5...but....HTML email is a real plus.
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Found a bug in either my phone or the OS. The battery indicator stays on full unless I pull and re-insert the battery. Anyone else?
Yup. Battery indicator and battery level in 'Status' showed 100% all day. Powered off, removed/replaced battery and the level went to 80%.

Have to keep an eye on that...
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:25 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Odd, the battery level indicator works fine for me on a Verizon phone... ?!?
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:10 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Default Sprint Blackberry 8703e OS 4.5.0.148 no Compose MMS

I upgraded my blackberry from 4.2 to 4.5.0.148 but do not have an option to Compose MMS. I have an MMS folder, but no ability to create one. I've rebooted, resent service books, provisioned, etc. Anybody know why there's no Compose SMS menu item?
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I've noticed over the last couple of days that if I plug it into my laptop to charge, the correct battery level will be displayed after several seconds both in 'Status' and on the battery level indicator.

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Old 06-03-2009, 03:51 PM   #16 (permalink)
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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
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:44 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Oh well, enough of the battery-thing. Rolled it back...
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:20 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I have considered rolling back but the html email is hard to give up.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:58 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Found a bug in either my phone or the OS. The battery indicator stays on full unless I pull and re-insert the battery. Anyone else?
I have the exact problem after upgrading to this new OS 4.5 on my Sprint 8703e Blackberry. It seems that indicator works while charging, but once fully charged it simply stays at the max level until the battery is removed and reinserted. I was surprised one day when I saw that the indicator didn't move yet the phone was beeping at me as if the battery is low. Sure enough, I took the battery out and put it back in to find to my surprise that it really is low! It has done this to me repeatedly each time I charge it, it's stubborn. Anyone there with some fix available?
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Old 06-15-2009, 04:52 PM   #20 (permalink)
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tried this on my bell 8703e and it didnt work ?
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