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Old 05-30-2005, 12:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi i was just installing a 3rd party app, and my laptop just died and it was in te middle of the installation,
now when i take the battery out and stuff it goes to a black screen and the the led blinks red 3 times really fast
is there anyway to reaintall the os from scratch

i need help lucky i am using my back up right now but how can i reinstall the os if i am unable to boot up my blackberry!
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Get ahold of "Javaloader" - I think it has been posted here several times. Download it. It is a DOS application; open a DOS prompt, connect the BB and type

javaloader -usb wipe

This will wipe out the BB.

Download and install the latest version of the 7100v code from your carrier (Cingular?). Restart Desktop Manager and it should reload the OS. Then restore your data....

Good luck...
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Old 05-31-2005, 09:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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slightly more complete instructions:

Should this method fail, you will have to download the file javaloader.exe from the internet. Place it in a common directory (I usually put mine in the Loader Files directory for easy access. From the directory you have javaloader.exe installed in type "javaloader -usb wipe". This will completely erase all data and applications from your devie. Now navigate to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research in Motion\AppLoader and delete the file vendor.xml. Now plug in your device and install the new OS from scratch. Open apploader and select the USB port as your connection. It will then bring to you to the main apploader screen and all the OS packages will be listed with status as Install.

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