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Old 08-04-2006, 01:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New 8700 software! 4.1.0.456

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Found it today.

https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...E3F94D95B11DAF


I'm loading the software now and I noticed a new theme for Sprint and Verizon.

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The Sprint theme is just dimension-icon and heres a Screen shot of the Verizon theme New 8700 software! 4.1.0.456-bbverizon-copy.jpg nothing special :|

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Found it today.

https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...E3F94D95B11DAF


I'm loading the software now and I noticed a new theme for Sprint and Verizon.


I'll post screen shots when they're loaded.
Please do! Another indication an 87xx is coming to CDMA!!
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Old 08-04-2006, 02:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info. Were you expecting anything better than Zen? hehe
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Please do! Another indication an 87xx is coming to CDMA!!

Am I missing something...How does this software update indicate anything relating to a CDMA 87xx device?
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Thanks for the info. Were you expecting anything better than Zen? hehe
There was a smidge of hope but really I wanted to inform other BBForum users.
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Old 08-04-2006, 02:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Question cingular theme included?

having never upgraded my 8700c (since cingular appears to not care about bugs) i have not delved into this process yet, but I see that there are plenty of instructions on how to do this. my question is this:

I like the cingular theme - is it included in the other vendor downloads?
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I can't say for sure, but I would imagine that if you follow the instructions, and delete the Vendor.xml file, you'll have all available themes...including Cingular's.

Please post more about any/all changes in the new update!
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What is the updates the new version gives? Cingular does not have an update yet.
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Am I missing something...How does this software update indicate anything relating to a CDMA 87xx device?

The new Verizon theme fits the 8700 screen, that's the indication.

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having never upgraded my 8700c (since cingular appears to not care about bugs) i have not delved into this process yet, but I see that there are plenty of instructions on how to do this. my question is this:

I like the cingular theme - is it included in the other vendor downloads?

Yes it is.
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The new Verizon theme fits the 8700 screen, that's the indication.




Yes it is.


WHAT VERIZON THEME? Where is the NEW theme found?
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but can I install this on a 8700R from rogers (unlocked)???
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More specifically...

Software For BlackBerry 8700g(TM) - DOBSON CELLULAR

BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.1.0.456 (Multilanguage)

Package Version: 4.1.0.456
Consisting of:

* Applications: 4.1.0.346
* Software Platform: 2.0.0.143
* File name: 8700M_PBr4.1.0_rel456_PL2.0.0.143_A4.1.0.346_Dobso n.exe
* File size: 47.0 MB
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but can I install this on a 8700R from rogers (unlocked)???

Yes. If you follow the instructions located elsewhere on this forum, EXACTLY, you'll be fine.
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Thank you for your reply. i will shearch the web to find out how
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Yes. If you follow the instructions located elsewhere on this forum, EXACTLY, you'll be fine.
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FYI...unless you know what to do to edit your Blackberry.alx file, you should hold off trying to install this until the instructions are updated. Jibi mentioned that he'll probably have the updated .alx file done tonight.

Installing now...if anything epic happens as a result of the "upgrade", I'll report back.
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i just installed the update. the only thing i've noticed so far is the addition of the bell and verizon themes. also, the dimenion zen theme font (denoting network and "EDGE") has somewhat changed in terms of spacing and thickness ("EDGE" letters no longer overlap when lowercase; they are slightly spaced. of course, it's invisible to the naked eye, but i like detail, so i noticed it.)

it's just tough that my mike is too sensitive that it picks up any and all background noise. is there a fix for it?
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WHAT VERIZON THEME? Where is the NEW theme found?
Look at the image in the first post
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Here's what I see so far...and it's not much...(some of it has been noted above...thought I'd put all my findings in one place, though). Oh, and I'm pretty much a Zen whore, so most of my observations will be with that in mind.


The Good:

- New themes: BB Dimension-Today (yes...included in the install, but no Voda-Today), Bell, Verizon, Sprint (though I'm not sure what the Sprint one's supposed to be. Just looks like Dimension-Icon to me)
- Updated look, though minor. In the Zen theme, little things, like the date, "Cingular" and "EDGE" at the top, are bigger, but not by much. Like the loss of hiding icon names from .284 to .309, the same applies here. However, "SMS Messages" is now just "SMS". Also, when you hit the middle convenience key to access the menu, scroll to the very bottom and notice a shortcut to "Organize Applications". Not sure if that was done in the .309 version (I went back to .284 long ago). Finally, the background of the profiles menu and the overall menu is slightly altered and cleaned up, IMO.

The Bad:

- Uh, where did the Notification Icon for BB Messenger go?!?! I get the sound, blinking red light, and have access to it, but there's not a little talk bubble icon to indicate that I have one or more Messenger IMs. WTF?

Final Verdict:

- Seems more stable than Telstra was (.309)...but I'm sure it will be up to personal opinion. No lag...no hang in my experience so far.
- For the first time...that I've noticed...I had the option to back-up/restore all my OTA and 3rd Party software, too...did so, and all I had to do was re-setup the programs, which I expected. I've made little changes lately, so I don't remember whether that was an option or not on the last upgrade I did.

More to come if anything becomes noticable...
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Look at the image in the first post

You're kidding right? I am not blind..I can see that image, I was asking where is the NEW theme found, meaning in what OS package is it?
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Uh...the one in which the post is titled. Package .456...version .346.
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