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Old 02-07-2006, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Syncing VIA Bluetooth on Blackberry 7100g

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I have read many articles on folks having issues syncing the 7100g via Bluetooth on Windoose. The spec even says for headset use only.

So here is my experience.
I have successfully synced up via Bluetooth. on Outlook and Lotus Notes. The capabilities are there, you just have to unlock them.

Here is what you need.
Latest Desktop Software BlackBerry OS v4.1
Here is the link https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...93E4F3BB068C22

Operating System Upgrade
BlackBerry OS v4.1.0.210 CSL (Multilanguage) Contains English (Hong Kong release)

Here is the link https://www.blackberry.com/SoftwareD...ient=cB5RB4aRB

Windows XP SP2
and a Bluetooth device that compatible. What does compatible mean? It mean you should be able to plug in the Bluetooth device and have windows support via the generic MS drives. I used a D-Link USB Bluetooth (kinda pricey, $35). But works great. Creative CB2436 Works as well. I did not test with Creative I just know it does not need drivers on XP SP2

Note Third party drivers donít work. (I think the reason is that the BB need Bluetooth emulation driver that SP2 has pure speculation It may be a totally different reason. )

After device is installed the Bluetooth logo should be in the taskbar or desktop.
Set it to discover. Then discover it via the 7100g and pair. (Optionally you and trust the device with the device.)

Install the desktop software
Go to BlackBerry Device Manager Right Click properties and click Enable Bluetooth support. Then click configure Bluetooth and
Add device. WALA youíre good to go.

To sync go to launch the Desktop client and go to connection settings and select Bluetooth.

Then launch Intellisync or (Companion Link 2.0 for Lotus Notes) and configure your PIM and off you go. If you need help email mail me I will try to help you out. Itís a pretty nice device I had to monkey around with it for a while. I also got some cool themes loaded.

Have Fun
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Old 02-07-2006, 08:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default HAS ANYONE TESTED THIS OS 4.1 upgrade???

i am USA cingular customer with 7100g, has anyone tested the following OS upgrade on this device flawlessly?

Operating System Upgrade
BlackBerry OS v4.1.0.210 CSL (Multilanguage) Contains English (Hong Kong release)

Here is the link https://www.blackberry.com/Software...lient=cB5RB4aRB
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Old 02-07-2006, 10:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Cingular 7100g

I actuall have a refurb 7100g from Cingular (US). The upgrade worked fine. Just be patient. It took about 25-30 mins. After you download the 4.1 code. Install it via the exe. Then search for the vendor.xml file and delete it. The new code won't be seen by the java application updater in the Desktop Manager until you remove that file. It worked fine for me. But I always suggest making backup when you upgrade code. After you have start the install go grab a book or a snack it take somes time. The first boot also take a long time dont panic. It will boot. Just be patient.

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Old 02-08-2006, 10:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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That sounds great...gonna have to give it a try.
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Default Does 4.1 run as fast as 4.0 on your machine?

I installed the 4.1 upgrade on my berry and it loaded just fine. all the functions seem to still work and i didn't find any issues. However, i didn't like it. don't get me wrong, it looks better, and has a few more options (bluetooth, better speaker quality), but it really slows down my berry (7100t, unlocked, with a cingular SIM). The track wheel feedls sluggish and sometimes it takes a few seconds to realize what i asked it to do.. I just reinstalled 4.0, and it works a lot better. I know the bluetooth feature sounds great, but i don't need it, and so i decided to go back to one that responds more ot my liking.
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Default when!?!?!

Ugh, when is cingular going to upgrade their 7100G OS to 4.1, it seems like they are still stuck on 4.0 upgrade from 9/27/05!
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