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Old 05-10-2006, 08:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I got my new 8700 today. (Problem with the microphone on the old one was covered by warranty.)

So I decided to be intrepid and edit the blackberry.alx file in the Rogers version of .284. I was careful, followed jibi's instructions, and was quite sure I did it right. But when I went to load, it refused me access saying that the browser could not be installed because net.rim.blackberry.xml was missing.

So I installed Bharti instead with jibi's blackberry.alx file. All is fine (but perhaps for the Hindi radio stacks).

I had previously installed the Rogers .284 successfully without editing the blackberry.alx file as part of the warranty testing on the old unit before I sent it back. So... I wonder what went wrong in my edit to unlock Zen that would cause this crucial file to be missing?
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry 8700g: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0) BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

Did you just 'save' or 'save as'

If you save as it will save the file as txt and not alx

Could be the problem.
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Yikes. I think you might have it. It showed as a text file icon after I saved...

Well, I'm back to Bharti and probably will be lazy and stay there.

Thanks for the explanation!

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No problem, just download a new alx file and in the future don't 'save as' after editing it
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Interesting... I actually used the Save icon in Notepad, and I see now that Notepad is permanently associated with .alx files so I didn't necessarily change the file's format.
But I might have. I certainly did something to screw up the file.
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just so you know, the BlackBerry.alx file has nothing to do with the radio code. that is loaded in Platform.alx.
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