Originally Posted by prostaff4ever
I followed all of John Clark's instructions (and then some)--even used the JL_Cmder to wipe the device several times, but at the end of the apploader install, the hourglass screen shows for about 3 minutes and then screen goes black with red LED on, and then toggles back to the hourglass screen again. This happens for hours on end. I tried loading with and without vendor.xml and on a Vista and XP machine. No luck. I cannot get this to upgrade my phone and now cannot get the phone working either. Am I missing something?
I had the same problem with my 8100. Initially my computer got stuck & the light on my 8100 blicked red about 2 or 3 times at a time. I tired several times to remove the batttery, and finally the 8100 came back to life with the original OS. I then tried to reinstall the OS v.101 and everything worked fine & the computer finished loading the update. But the white screen with the hourglass would not go away from my 8100. Even after unplugging & replaceng the battery, the hourglass was still there. When I connected the 8100 (with hourglass on screen) to my PC again in hopes on redoing the upgrade, the PC would not even recognized the 8100. I finally removed the battery again, restarted my PC & stared over again. This time the PC recognized my 8100 and after completing the upgrade, evrything worked fine. The phone was keypad locked after the upgrade. Good luck