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Old 06-25-2007, 03:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default T-Mobile 8700g FIRMWARE UPDATE Coming

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I just wanted to announce that T-Mobile will be coming out with a new firmware version for the 8700g in 2-3 weeks. I am getting the firmware updated tomorrow around noon time by the regional sales engineer. I have not been able to use my 8700g at my office for about 2 weeks (has been VERY frustrating)

The firmware update is not to add on features per se, it is more of an update to fix a technical problem troubling the 8700g on T-Mobile's network.

Thank gosh it's fixed. For reference, please briefly read my initial post about a week and half ago outlining the issue...which this new firmware edition will be thankfully fixing:

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ork-quirk.html


wheew...


*FYI* I will be posting the firmware version # in this thread tomorrow afternoon, but as of now, i do not know the version

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Old 06-25-2007, 03:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good deal. My service has been pretty good as of late. I might want to implement this, though, just to be sure. Thanks for the update!
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Old 06-25-2007, 03:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Good deal. My service has been pretty good as of late. I might want to implement this, though, just to be sure. Thanks for the update!
i'll definitely let the 8700g community know how it goes tomorrow.
check back tomorrow late afternoon (4'ish 5'ish EST)
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Old 06-25-2007, 04:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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While I applaud your enthusiasm, unless this version is 4.2.1.155/4.2.1.96 or greater I really don't see the point. Why would I go back in time and give up features that I now use frequently? Lets just hope it is 4.2.

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While I applaud your enthusiasm, unless this version is 4.2.1.155/4.2.1.96 or greater I really don't see the point. Why would I go back in time and give up features that I now use frequently? Lets just hope it is 4.2.

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it's a firmware update to fix some technical networking glitch compatibility issues. you won't be seeing any new graphics or wallpaper, etc. i simply made a thread to notify people it was coming out, because many people on T-Mobile's network are having issues with the 8700 in specific areas
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Default Just got the new T-Mobile 8700g Firmware

Just to let everyone know, I just got the new T-Mobile 8700g firmware today around noon-ish. It is not released yet (estimated time about 2-3 weeks). I will fiddle around with it tonight and let everyone know hows it goes.

From an immediate review, they changed the interface a little bit and it looks pretty good. You'll see what I mean when I make a post about it tonight.

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Old 06-26-2007, 03:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Can you post it some where? I would love to try it.
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Can you post it some where? I would love to try it.
I got it done in the store by one of T-Mobile's Regional Software Engineers. Would I be able to use Desktop Manager and make a copy of the firmware update off the Blackberry? I don't think I'm able to do that...
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Old 06-26-2007, 03:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
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What version is it guys c'mon lol!
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What version is it guys c'mon lol!

the version is:

4.2.1.91

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Old 06-26-2007, 04:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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the version is:

4.2.1.91
Do you recall which version you were using before this? Right now I am using the 4.2.1.96 version, which seems to be the most stable so far. My MMS used to fail all the time and I would have to pull the battery for a bit in order for them to send. Haven't had this issue once while on this version. Even though not officially supported by T-Mobile, I have had no issues at all.

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Any updates? Did the firmware update resolve your issues?
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Any updates? Did the firmware update resolve your issues?
yes, the firmware solved the issue. it was a VERY strange issue which was only for this one particular cell site....very strange.

i like the new version, but i'll be honest, it can lag a bit sometimes. if you navigated too quickly through menus, sometimes it can stall. have you noticed this?

also, i'm presuming you have lots of wall-papers right? could you point me in the direction where i could get some good wallpapers?
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Old 06-27-2007, 03:42 PM   #15 (permalink)
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yes, the firmware solved the issue. it was a VERY strange issue which was only for this one particular cell site....very strange.

i like the new version, but i'll be honest, it can lag a bit sometimes. if you navigated too quickly through menus, sometimes it can stall. have you noticed this?

also, i'm presuming you have lots of wall-papers right? could you point me in the direction where i could get some good wallpapers?
When I fist put on the 4.2 handheld OS I did seem to notice that it was a little slower than the 4.1 handheld OS, initially. After some days of use, however, I didn't notice the lag really at all. Now that I am use the 4.2.1.96 version, It is really the most stable version of 4.2 I have used for the 8700g.

I actually don't have a lot of wallpapers. I did get the current one I am using from a site Free Blackberry Downloads | Themes | Wallpapers | Ringtones | Forum - Home. They have some nice ones.
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Old 06-27-2007, 03:44 PM   #16 (permalink)
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1- Blackberry Wallpapers :]

2- http://www.blackberryforums.com/sear...archid=2946027

3- http://www.blackberryforums.com/search.php

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Old 06-27-2007, 03:45 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Yeah, what he said
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:38 PM   #18 (permalink)
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When I fist put on the 4.2 handheld OS I did seem to notice that it was a little slower than the 4.1 handheld OS, initially. After some days of use, however, I didn't notice the lag really at all. Now that I am use the 4.2.1.96 version, It is really the most stable version of 4.2 I have used for the 8700g.

I actually don't have a lot of wallpapers. I did get the current one I am using from a site Free Blackberry Downloads | Themes | Wallpapers | Ringtones | Forum - Home. They have some nice ones.

where'd you get the 96 version? i have the 91 version. did you get it from RIM?
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8700/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

It is actually a sticky at the top of the 8700 forum. That is where I got it.
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8700/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

It is actually a sticky at the top of the 8700 forum. That is where I got it.

oh ok. hmm...i wonder how the 91 and the 96 version differ...
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