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Old 07-05-2007, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Latest OS: 8800 4.2.1.164/4.2.1.101 Vodafone

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Vodafone just released 4.2.1.101 for the 8800. This is for GSM devices only (not 8830).



8800M_PBr4[1].2.1_rel161_2.3.0.80_A4.2.1.101.exe

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Instructions for installing:

1. Make sure you have the latest version of Desktop Manager installed. It's 4.2 SP2.
2. Download the above file to the PC then install it to the PC by running the file you downloaded.
3. Locate the vendor.xml file and delete it. It's located in c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader
4. Plug in BB and Open Desktop Manager. You should be prompted to upgrade.

The process takes about 45 minutes to an hour depending on how much data you have to backup and restore during the process. Once it's done loading the new OS it will reboot (it may do this twice during the entire process.) You will see a white screen with an hourglass for up to 20 minutes at a time while the DM says "waiting for initialization." Don't unplug from the PC & Don't remove the battery unless the spinning hourglass has been there for 30 minutes or more. If the hourglass has been spinning for more than 30 minutes continuously you will need to wipe the device with JL_Cmder (close out of Desktop Manager during this process.) You will then end up with a white screen with small icons and an error code number like 507 or 543.

If you end up with a white screen with small icons and the number 507/543, simply connect to DM again and run application loader again and it should load the OS to the device.

Edited Blackberry.alx for adding all vendor themes and LBS.alx for adding BBMaps to Cingular/AT&T branded devices Click Here

(Previous 8800 OS thread: Click Here)

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Old 07-05-2007, 11:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hrm. I wonder what's been updated for the new release?

Will jibi's modified .alx files work with the new os?
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does anyone know if mini opera 3 works with this release?

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Hrm. I wonder what's been updated for the new release?

Will jibi's modified .alx files work with the new os?
I just updated jibi's thread with alx's for this release.
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does anyone know if mini opera 3 works with this release?

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It should....
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I see that there is a new version of BBMaps (1.135) in the new OS. I'm having trouble getting the icon to show up though.
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Old 07-05-2007, 02:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Did you read the entire first post? BBMaps is hidden on Cingular/AT&T devices. There is a link in the first post for replacing the LBS.alx file for adding BBMaps to the Cingular/AT&T devices (along with the Blackberry.alx for adding themes.)
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Did you read the entire first post? BBMaps is hidden on Cingular/AT&T devices. There is a link in the first post for replacing the LBS.alx file for adding BBMaps to the Cingular/AT&T devices (along with the Blackberry.alx for adding themes.)
Of course. This isn't my first rodeo you know. ;)

I figured it out. The problem is the updated LBS.alx file in the jibi thread. It still has

_vendorID="~102|124|137|119|162|142|183|147|217|17 5"

in the entry for "net_rim_bb_lbs_ribbon.cod".

I removed it, resynched and now I'm good to go.
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Old 07-05-2007, 02:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Bah! My bad. It's fixed now. Sorry!
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Bah! My bad. It's fixed now. Sorry!
No worries. Just had me scratching my head for a few.
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Is there any changes that you can see?
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Is there any changes that you can see?
Aside from BBMaps going from 1.132 to 1.135, nothing jumps out at me.
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Anyone install on a Cingular/AT&T 8800c?
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Anyone install on a Cingular/AT&T 8800c?
Yes. Worked just fine. Just make sure you delete the vendor file and use the updated .alx files from jibi's thread to enable BBMaps and unlock vendor themes.

Also, if you don't want PTT installed, make sure you make the following change in the platform.alx file before you upgrade:

Change the _vendorID from 102 to 220 in the following line:

<fileset pttApp="True" Java="1.0" _vendorID="102">

It's about 1/3 of the way down in the file.
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Yes. Worked just fine. Just make sure you delete the vendor file and use the updated .alx files from jibi's thread to enable BBMaps and unlock vendor themes.

Also, if you don't want PTT installed, make sure you make the following change in the platform.alx file before you upgrade:

Change the _vendorID from 102 to 220 in the following line:

<fileset pttApp="True" Java="1.0" _vendorID="102">

It's about 1/3 of the way down in the file.
I disabled PTT by changing
<fileset pttApp="True" Java="1.0" _vendorID="102">
to
<fileset pttApp="false" Java="1.0" _vendorID="102">

is one way better than another or do they both result in the same outcome?
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I don't know. The method I used came from a PTT thread here on BBF.

Does your change remove the app from the BB entirely? or just stops it from working?

The method I listed will uninstall PTT from a BB that has it installed or not install it at all if you are doing a fresh OS install.
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I don't know. The method I used came from a PTT thread here on BBF.

Does your change remove the app from the BB entirely? or just stops it from working?

The method I listed will uninstall PTT from a BB that has it installed or not install it at all if you are doing a fresh OS install.
I got my method off of a thread here too, and yes the method I use also uninstalls the application.
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Both methods do the same thing.

I haven't posted edited platform .alx's in jibi's thread because he had originally added platform.alx's to "add" PTT to OS's that left it off. Now everyone wants to remove it. What would be nice is a checkbox in the apploader during original install for it, not just add it by default if it's an AT&T device.
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Wirelessly posted (8800: BlackBerry8800/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

Wouldn't it be nice to have an option like that?
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Anyone noticed any changes to the Media Player with this upgrade?
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