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Old 05-19-2007, 10:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have managed to easily install OS 4.2 for the 7130!

Here is how to do it...
1.) Go to (https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...B999EC0D90D1FB)

2.) Download the OS 4.2.1 update "7130gM_PBr4.2.1_rel140_PL2.3.0.75_A4.2.1.91_Bhart i" under the 7130g section
-(i think that this update will work with all 7130 (GSM) phones (i have a 7130c)).

3.) Install the file, but don't connect phone just yet, or nothing will happen

4.) Under C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader; delete or rename the Vendor.xml file (i renamed mine to Vendor.old)

5.) Now when you plug in your phone with the Desktop Software running you should get a window telling you that there is an update available for your phone, so follow the steps and ta-da, the long awaited OS4.2 for the 7100 series is yours!

I am working on unlocking other themes, so if i can get the blackberry.alx file to work, i will post it for this new version of the software.

***Note: This update is not for the 7130e. This is for GSM devices only, not CDMA.

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Old 05-19-2007, 10:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Confirmed. 4.2.1.91 For 7130g
BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.2.1.140 (Multilanguage)

Package Version: 4.2.1.140
Consisting of:

* Applications: 4.2.1.91
* Software Platform: 2.3.0.75
* File name: 7130gM_PBr4.2.1_rel140_PL2.3.0.75_A4.2.1.91_Bharti .exe
* File size: 61.86MB
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*Note: It may help to edit the Blackberry.alx file before updating the OS, that way you dont have to play around with it twice

:-D I got it to work.

The Themes unlocked by Blackberry.alx are:
-BB Dimension Icon
-BB Dimension Today
-BB Dimension Zen
-Bell Icon
-Cingular
-02 Zen
-Orange
-Sprint
-Verizon
-Vodafone Today

All i did was edited the file with notepad and you will see <!-- Theme filesets -->,

then you just delete the vendor ID tag in each line and the theme will load when you update your Software.

ex: <fileset Colour="True" Java="1.0" series="7100" _vendorID="119">

(delete the _vendorID="119" portion, so the end will look like series="7100">)


There are many guides on how to do this, so if it does not make sense, then please just search the forms.

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Old 05-19-2007, 12:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Full instructions to unlock themes are now in the BBFAQs:
How to Add Vendor Locked Themes - BlackBerryFAQ
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Old 05-19-2007, 01:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by snbd889 View Post
*Note: It may help to edit the Blackberry.alx file before updating the OS, that way you dont have to play around with it twice

:-D I got it to work.

The Themes unlocked by Blackberry.alx are:
-BB Dimension Icon
-BB Dimension Today
-BB Dimension Zen
-Bell Icon
-Cingular
-02 Zen
-Orange
-Sprint
-Verizon
-Vodafone Today

All i did was edited the file with notepad and you will see <!-- Theme filesets -->,

then you just delete the vendor ID tag in each line and the theme will load when you update your Software.

ex: <fileset Colour="True" Java="1.0" series="7100" _vendorID="119">

(delete the _vendorID="119" portion, so the end will look like series="7100">)


There are many guides on how to do this, so if it does not make sense, then please just search the forms.
Cingular theme, not AT&T?
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Old 05-19-2007, 02:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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kalikidtx, i am not sure if there is even an AT&T theme out right now, i didnt see anything about it in the .alx file, but i will look into it and see what i can come up with.

*Update: according to the file, all of the themes are present, but the entry "AT&T US filesets" comes up as a theme titled Cingular in the actual phone.

**and

Perfect Storm, thanks a lot for that link, i think it will help out a lot

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Old 05-19-2007, 02:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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kalikidtx, i am not sure if there is even an AT&T theme out right now, i didnt see anything about it in the .alx file, but i will look into it and see what i can come up with.

*Update: according to the file, all of the themes are present, but the entry "AT&T US filesets" comes up as a theme titled Cingular in the actual phone.

**and

Perfect Storm, thanks a lot for that link, i think it will help out a lot
Thanks, the reason I asked is because 4.2 for the 8700 series had an AT&T theme and not a Cingular one, thanks for the info!
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I think when "The New AT&T" (Cingular) releases this update from their page, we may see a new set of themes and the disappearance of the current cingular theme, but who knows.
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Big problem for me. I have a 7100c and just upgraded to the 4.2--- all looks like it went well but when I try to unlock my phone, it freezes at "please wait" and never unlocks. I've done 2 batter pulls to no avail--- I'm stuck. What can I do?

Update-- I usually unlock by pressing entering my password and then pressing the "enter" key in the lower right hand corner. I was eventually able to enter the password by clicking the trackwheel instead.

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This update is for the 7130c not the 7100c. I read in the forums that the only 7100 series phone that will be supported is the 7130 because it used the same processor and internal components as the newer 8000 series phones.

As far as i know, if you have a phone that came out before the 7130, then there will be no update to OS4.2 because the components of the older Blackberrys can not handle it
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nice ,thank you
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Finally ,4.2 is coming,THX GOD~
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what does the OS 4.2 give you? (OS stands for Operating System?)
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what does the OS 4.2 give you? (OS stands for Operating System?)
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Yes, OS means Operating system. Its the version of software that the phone runs, not to be confused with the Desktop Software (which has been version 4.2 for a while)

I dont really feel like trying to list all of the new features (you can upgrade to 4.2 and if you dont like it revert back to 4.1), but some improvements i saw were:
- Media Option (can now manage ringtones and pictures, and transfer them from your pc to the phone with the 4.2 desktop software)
- Bluetooth: it seems like you can send files via bluetooth, and can connect a GPS brick to the phone
- Maps: Program much like google earth, that you can search for locations and connect a GPS device via bluetooth for tracking your location.
**If anyone can help me, i dont have a data plan (when i try to use the browser it gives me an error, and at the top of the screen it says data connection refused), but for some reason my maps program can download information and works. Does anyone know if you get charged for using this program, and where the data is billed for cingular**

- Option to turn off data services when roaming, or turn off data altogether
- Phonebook got revamped, and now you can add pictures for caller ID, and custom ringtones are easier to make and transfer to the phone
- Instead of going to the phonebook to find and call a contact, you can now hit talk and then type the name instead of a number and it will search your contacts for you (i dont think this was on 4.1, but i could be mistaken)
- One minor annoyance is that unlocking with the trackwheel no longer works. You can click Unlock as many times as you want, but it will just tell you to press <*> <send> to unlock.

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thanks snbd889. good find.

for the adventurous at heart, i found a slightly newer (?) one for hutch india here:
https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...DF29596708C94B

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Software For BlackBerry 7130g(TM)

BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.2.1.145 (Multilanguage)

Package Version: 4.2.1.145
Consisting of:
Applications: 4.2.1.93
Software Platform: 2.3.0.77
File name: 7130gM_PBr4.2.1_rel145_PL2.3.0.77_A4.2.1.93_Hutch. exe
File size: 61.86MB
may test this one though i am inclined to go with snbd889's version since that is stable till now.

what i am puzzling over, after snbd889's post above, is the real gains in making the switch. i am clearly a noob, but -
- being able to use media manager is a good thing, probably
- looks like the bluetooth and ability to connect to BT GPS already exists (there are other threads here about that)
- with release of new google maps (1.5.x), the GPS interface is possible on 7130c without 4.2
- not completely sure that the data off feature is a great advantage, since data costs very little compared to calls when roaming. but for those that need it, good deal. (just to compare, i was in UK for three weeks recently. my data cost was about 22 USD while the calls cost me about 65USD after being VERY careful to use landlines to make and receive calls where i could)
- i can still add custom ringtones to contacts in 4.1 but do not have picture c-id.
- the calling feature (being able to type a name from contacts) is available in 4.1 if i press and hold the send button

- will this give me a media player to play my mp3s? that may be a useful thing but then, with just 30mb free space, i am not getting many mp3s on board.

i am leaning to the conclusion that 4.2 is not as useful if you do not have the ability to store files on removable media.

can other folks chime in as to why they have all been waiting for 4.2?

TIA

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^OS 4.2 have an much improved internet browser. To me this is the most important part.

GPS thru Google Maps 1.5.x in OS 4.1 was buggy - ie. BT turned itself off while it's in use. Perhaps 4.2 will improve on that.

The media player can play mp3/wav, I believe the latest BES support WAV file attachments.

A lot of people have said RIM won't release 4.2 on 71xx devices, bet the nay sayers can shut up now!!! Can't wait to try it when I get back to my office tomorrow.
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