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Old 09-19-2007, 01:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.2.1.168 (Chinese)

Package Version: 4.2.1.168
Consisting of:

* Applications: 4.2.1.103
* Software Platform: 2.3.0.82
* File name: 8800C_PBr4.2.1_rel168_PL2.3.0.82_A4.2.1.103_SmarTo ne_Vodafone_(Voda_HK).exe
* File size: 65.75MB
Download Site Link: https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...4B931C35A169B0

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.


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downloading now... nice find
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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downloading now... nice find
Anytime. I like to keep an eye out for these things. =]
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Can I take the edited lbs.alx file from the .101 installation and plug it in here, or do I need to re-edit (to enable GPS)?

(Maybe I should just go to bed and work on this in the morning before I screw something up.)
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It's probably best to edit the new .alx. Many times the newer .alx's work but unless you compare them you don't know what may be different. It only takes a minute to edit the .alx if you know how to do it.
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It's probably best to edit the new .alx. Many times the newer .alx's work but unless you compare them you don't know what may be different. It only takes a minute to edit the .alx if you know how to do it.
I've done it before...just too tired tonight to wait for the upgrade to work. Probably work on it this weekend. I'll need to tweak the lbs.alx to get GPS working, the blackberry.alx to get all the themes I want, and the platform.alx to get rid of PTT again. Am I missing anything? This gets more tedious all the time!
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Nope....that's the drill!
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Thanks for the new OS, Spencer_CDS.

To unlock all themes

GOTO C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\8800-v4.2.1.103_P2.3.0.82

Rename/replace BlackBerry.alx with this

BlackBerry.zip

To install blackberryMap for AT&T/Cingular (102), Vodafone Germany (124), Vodafone Austria (137) and all Orange properties, including Amena (Orange Spain - 175)
vendorID=102|124|137|119|162|142|183|147|217|175

GOTO C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\8800-v4.2.1.103_P2.3.0.82

Rename/replace LBS.alx with this

LBS.zip
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If I ugrade my terminal with this soft will i have only chinese language? (I'm in BES)
Are there any visible changes in this new soft.
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If I ugrade my terminal with this soft will i have only chinese language? (I'm in BES)
Are there any visible changes in this new soft.
All chinese support OS are regular English OS with the CHINESE SUPPORT OPTION, so you can install it without that option.
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What about changes?
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I don't see any changes yet from 4.2.1.164
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Yeah, I don't know what kind of changes there're going to be with this ... it's such a slight jump from 4.2.1.101 to 4.2.1.103, but who knows. Probably a few minor back-end bug fixes here or there.
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There's a bug fix for BES/Domino users where in the previous version any message that had been opened could not be deleted from the handheld.
This version doesn't have this.

Eagerly waiting for 4.2.2 though
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There's a bug fix for BES/Domino users where in the previous version any message that had been opened could not be deleted from the handheld.
This version doesn't have this.

Eagerly waiting for 4.2.2 though
Hmm. I wonder if RIM has released a patch for that? After all, they've released patches for the browser/uncaught exception issue, if I'm not mistaken.
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can we use this verizon theme with our curves? if we add the line into the alx of course.

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can we use this verizon theme with our curves? if we add the line into the alx of course.

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I would imagine so. If you know how to do so, there shouldn't be a problem. Just did so on an 8820 for one of my co-workers.
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Has anyone heard any rumours about 4.2.2 on the 8800?
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can we use this verizon theme with our curves? if we add the line into the alx of course.

???
Uh, I don't think you'll have much luck loading this OS onto a Curve. And when I looked at the included theme files, I didn't see anything for Sprint or Verizon (since this is for GSM phones). I might have missed something though.
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Has anyone heard any rumours about 4.2.2 on the 8800?
Nope, just waiting and waiting and waiting.

I'd like to see it soon, if for no other reason than to encourage me to buy some bluetooth headphones.
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