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Old 02-15-2006, 09:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a way to update a 7100G over the air? I don't have the desktop manager loaded on my machine and don't feel like taking the time to do it just to update to 4.1 It would also be nice to know for future upgrades.
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I've been asking similar questions as I'm supporting a load of 4.0.2 devices which need to be taklen up to 4.1

As far as I'm aware it will require Desktop Manager to perform the upgrade.
Devices connected to a BES will also need to have a new enterprise activation session kicked off after any upgrade...though settings/old emails will be backed up and restored...
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That stinks. You would think we providing the features of wireless activation with the BES and wirelessly syncing all information that this would be a feature they would offer. I suppose I will have to break down and find the software to download and run it manually.
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I have checked Cingulas website and they show to only be offering 4.0 for the 7100G. Does anyone have a link where I can get the update for 4.1?
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I dont think its out yet

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It doesn't look like it is. I suppose I will just keep an eye on Cingulars website and update manually when it is released. Thanks for everyones help and the quick response.
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It doesn't look like it is. I suppose I will just keep an eye on Cingulars website and update manually when it is released. Thanks for everyones help and the quick response.
BlackBerryOS 4.x Download FAQ - UPGRADE DOWNLOADS

This link will take you to the thread with Hong Kong CSL 4.1 link on it. The 7100g for HKCSL should work on your 7100g. I am using it on several 7100t's. Install Desktop 4.1 from the Blackberry site, then install the 4.1 Handheld software from the Blackberry HKCSL site, and delete the vendor.xml file. If you are on BES, connect to your corporate email server as if you were going to read your email in Outlook. Plug in the BB, run the desktop manager and it should prompt you that there is an upgrade available. Do the update, including making a backup when prompted. When it's finished, leave the BB plugged in and connected to Desktop Manager and the BES activation should start on it's own. Once it's started you can unplug since the activation occurs OTA.

There are lots of threads on doing this so search for more info if you want. Many have installed this with great success...However, it's not supported by Cingular so my disclaimer is: Dont blame me if your blackberry explodes after this upgrade...However, I sure like having 4.1 on mine.
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BlackBerryOS 4.x Download FAQ - UPGRADE DOWNLOADS

This link will take you to the thread with Hong Kong CSL 4.1 link on it. The 7100g for HKCSL should work on your 7100g. I am using it on several 7100t's. Install Desktop 4.1 from the Blackberry site, then install the 4.1 Handheld software from the Blackberry HKCSL site, and delete the vendor.xml file. If you are on BES, connect to your corporate email server as if you were going to read your email in Outlook. Plug in the BB, run the desktop manager and it should prompt you that there is an upgrade available. Do the update, including making a backup when prompted. When it's finished, leave the BB plugged in and connected to Desktop Manager and the BES activation should start on it's own. Once it's started you can unplug since the activation occurs OTA.

There are lots of threads on doing this so search for more info if you want. Many have installed this with great success...However, it's not supported by Cingular so my disclaimer is: Dont blame me if your blackberry explodes after this upgrade...However, I sure like having 4.1 on mine.

Can you tell us what is improved? If it gave me better Bluetooth volume / connectivity, I'd try it in a heartbeat!
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BlackBerryOS 4.x Download FAQ - UPGRADE DOWNLOADS

This link will take you to the thread with Hong Kong CSL 4.1 link on it. The 7100g for HKCSL should work on your 7100g. I am using it on several 7100t's. Install Desktop 4.1 from the Blackberry site, then install the 4.1 Handheld software from the Blackberry HKCSL site, and delete the vendor.xml file. If you are on BES, connect to your corporate email server as if you were going to read your email in Outlook. Plug in the BB, run the desktop manager and it should prompt you that there is an upgrade available. Do the update, including making a backup when prompted. When it's finished, leave the BB plugged in and connected to Desktop Manager and the BES activation should start on it's own. Once it's started you can unplug since the activation occurs OTA.

There are lots of threads on doing this so search for more info if you want. Many have installed this with great success...However, it's not supported by Cingular so my disclaimer is: Dont blame me if your blackberry explodes after this upgrade...However, I sure like having 4.1 on mine.
Do you know if this version can support Chinese?
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Do you know if this version can support Chinese?
I don't recall for sure. However, I remember seeing a lot of other language support when I installed it. Seeing as how it's Hong Kong CSL I would think it would support Chinese.
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I've tried but this version does not support Chinese. I exported chinese font modules out of 4.0 then imported them into 4.1. They work well!
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That stinks. You would think we providing the features of wireless activation with the BES and wirelessly syncing all information that this would be a feature they would offer. I suppose I will have to break down and find the software to download and run it manually.
So on a GPRS handheld (the 7100g) that has enough network issues downloading applications that are less than 300KB and installing them, you'd actually want the ability to download 15-20MB worth of an OS update to a handheld that did not have the extra space to temporarily store that data (32MB total) in order to replace the currently running software?

Somehow, I think that RIM made the right decision in not offering the OS updates OTA.

With the 8700 device, I think we'll likely see something sooner or later. A member on the forum (and personal friend of mine) said that RIM was suggesting OTA core updates at some point in the near-term future - could be just misinformation from RIM seminar personnel and/or pacification of the audience and/or factual information. I can definitely see partial OS updates (essential) as a possibility over-the-air on EDGE/EVDO/UMTS/3G devices, but not on the slower 2.5G networks (GPRS)
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