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Old 07-31-2007, 01:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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T-Mobile 8700g owners,

Just got off phone from T-Mobile Customer Support in 10 minutes ago. A customer rep. was very kind and contacted with T-Mobileís BlackBerry Tech Dept. regarding OS 4.2 upgrades. I learnt that T-Mobile USA scheduled to release BB8700gís OS 4.2 last 25th July but they decided to postpone until end of August or early September. They want to do more testing and donít like to release anything until they are sure it will work!

So therefore, please have a faith and be patience.
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It will be nice to have this supported by them, but I couldn't wait and just had to upgrade to the latest version of 4.2.
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Old 07-31-2007, 03:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It will be nice to have this supported by them, but I couldn't wait and just had to upgrade to the latest version of 4.2.
True, but there are a few of us who still have issues with calls cutting out on the .96 version, so an actual T-Mobile release will be very appreciated by us.

I hope this rumor pans out
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Old 08-01-2007, 06:00 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd be interested to see what their version is like but the att version I loaded works nice so far. Big diffrence from the TM .346 OS I had before. So far no dropped calls but will keep testing.
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Old 08-01-2007, 07:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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T-Mobile 8700g owners,

Just got off phone from T-Mobile Customer Support in 10 minutes ago. A customer rep. was very kind and contacted with T-Mobilexxx8217;s BlackBerry Tech Dept. regarding OS 4.2 upgrades. I learnt that T-Mobile USA scheduled to release BB8700gxxx8217;s OS 4.2 last 25th July but they decided to postpone until end of August or early September. They want to do more testing and donxxx8217;t like to release anything until they are sure it will work!

So therefore, please have a faith and be patience.

i already have the 4.2 OS T-mobile 8700g version. i was having issues in a particular cell site and they couldnt figure out what was going on, so they decided to try out the new beta OS (4.2) on me. They did it and it seemed to fix the problem.

But yea...I already have the 4.2 OS for the 8700g. it's pretty good, but definitely slows down the BB a bit. you get used to it though.


they need to come out with a new OZ messaging program though, because the one they have now is not compatible with 4.2
it doesn't really matter to me though, b/c I used JiveTalk

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Old 08-01-2007, 07:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i already have the 4.2 OS T-mobile 8700g version. i was having issues in a particular cell site and they couldnt figure out what was going on, so they decided to try out the new beta OS (4.2) on me. They did it and it seemed to fix the problem.

But yea...I already have the 4.2 OS for the 8700g. it's pretty good, but definitely slows down the BB a bit. you get used to it though.


they need to come out with a new OZ messaging program though, because the one they have now is not compatible with 4.2
it doesn't really matter to me though, b/c I used JiveTalk
Is there a way you can send me the link to the beta software and see if it will fix some problems with ATT 4.2 such as my external speaker turns on and off making a clicking sound, device reboots when playing games or ringtones, etc.
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is there a beta version? I'd like to have a copy of it as well, just to see if there truly is any point in upgrading...
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Why not try the v4.2.1.155/4.2.1.96 version that is listed in the 'sticky' at the top of this forum? I realize it's not the TM version but I'm on TM and I upgraded with no problems. So far, haven't had dropped calls but still testing. The OS works great!
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There is no "beta" version. The carriers will test and certify for support a "release" of the OS. Another carrier may have a release very similar. In this case, other carriers' releases such as that of AT&T are working well on the TMo branded 8700g.

I am betting the TMo release of 4.2xx is just around the corner, since even AT&T has released theirs in the past month.
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True, but there are a few of us who still have issues with calls cutting out on the .96 version, so an actual T-Mobile release will be very appreciated by us.

I hope this rumor pans out
I have the .96 version as well. By "cutting out" do you mean where you are travelling and it seems like the call isn't getting handed off to the next tower? You still hear the normal backround noise to the call, but the other caller cannot hear you nor can you hear them and the call is still active?
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There is no "beta" version. The carriers will test and certify for support a "release" of the OS. Another carrier may have a release very similar. In this case, other carriers' releases such as that of AT&T are working well on the TMo branded 8700g.

I am betting the TMo release of 4.2xx is just around the corner, since even AT&T has released theirs in the past month.

what i mean by "beta version" is that the version is still in testing and it's not an official version yet...
t-mobile currently refers to the 4.2 OS they are testing as the "beta version"
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Is there a way you can send me the link to the beta software and see if it will fix some problems with ATT 4.2 such as my external speaker turns on and off making a clicking sound, device reboots when playing games or ringtones, etc.

sorry, a regional network engineer put it on my BB. i do not have it to give away
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and FYI...

the T-Mobile 4.2 OS software that will be coming out will be 4.2.1.91 (NOT 96)
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I have the .96 version as well. By "cutting out" do you mean where you are travelling and it seems like the call isn't getting handed off to the next tower? You still hear the normal backround noise to the call, but the other caller cannot hear you nor can you hear them and the call is still active?
The problem that I personally have experienced with the .96 version (and all versions of 4.2) is that the call just goes dead.. they can't hear you, you can't hear them and you hear occasional popping/hissing noises. My wife's Pearl did the same thing when I upgraded her OS above .66 (I believe)

Since then I have rolled back the upgrades, and my 8700 is back on 4.1 with no call dropping issues whatsoever.. it's really frustrating.. I can't wait till T-Mobile releases a 4.2 that way, if it still has issues I have a leg to stand on when I call customer care, since right now they tell me they can't do anything since I'm not running "T-Mobile approved software"
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The problem that I personally have experienced with the .96 version (and all versions of 4.2) is that the call just goes dead.. they can't hear you, you can't hear them and you hear occasional popping/hissing noises. My wife's Pearl did the same thing when I upgraded her OS above .66 (I believe)

Since then I have rolled back the upgrades, and my 8700 is back on 4.1 with no call dropping issues whatsoever.. it's really frustrating.. I can't wait till T-Mobile releases a 4.2 that way, if it still has issues I have a leg to stand on when I call customer care, since right now they tell me they can't do anything since I'm not running "T-Mobile approved software"

i have never experienced this...
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i have never experienced this...
Well, there are a few of us who have had this problem...



http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ped-calls.html

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...tml#post616383

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Well if the .91 release is the one for TMO then that's the one i'm running. it's the 4.2 for BHARTI - below is the link if you havent got it already. working well for me. had it for the day.

https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...B999EC0D90D1FB

trying to load MyFaves - its not that it doesnt work - i thnk i'm doing something wrong - or maybe my SIM needs to be capable? I havent asked TMO for the myFaves service yet. so who knows. hope this helps someone.
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Thanks for linking these...it's good to be aware of potential problems. I'm keeping my eye out for calls dropping. keeping my fingers crossed.
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Well if the .91 release is the one for TMO then that's the one i'm running. it's the 4.2 for BHARTI - below is the link if you havent got it already. working well for me. had it for the day.

https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...B999EC0D90D1FB

trying to load MyFaves - its not that it doesnt work - i thnk i'm doing something wrong - or maybe my SIM needs to be capable? I havent asked TMO for the myFaves service yet. so who knows. hope this helps someone.

Well, I just loaded up the .91 Bharti version, crossed my fingers, and sure enough... after 2 mins the call cut out, so it would appear that at least in my case, the issue is there, so hopefully T-Mobile either releases a non .91 version, or a re-calibrated .91 version (which I would assume would therefore not be .91)

back to the waiting game
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sorry, a regional network engineer put it on my BB. i do not have it to give away
what is your version number? Probably that T-mobile engineer used the handheld software from another provider to program your blackberry
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