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Old 04-16-2007, 12:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone,
Hope this is an ok place to post...Im new so forgive me haha. Anyway, So, Im giving BB a second chance, my first few I think I just got "lemons" both 7100's...So I picked up a 7290 (T-Mobile)...Im pretty versed in BB by now, but am having trouble updating my 7290 to 4.1 software...Im using a Macbook, and have Pocketmac installed, which works fine for installing software, theres little corners I have to cut if I download .exe files, so Im using CrossOver for Mac, and then pulling the .als files etc so I can install them on my 7290...So, I downloaded the 4.1 software upgrade, and Crossover is just not installing it onto my comp like normal, Im not sure why, but its getting annoying, I tried looking in the "contents" of the .exe file but to no avail. I can think of 2 solutions, one, if someone has the 4.1 upgrade file already "extracted" from the .exe, that they can e-mail so I can install it via Pocketmac, that would work best Im guessing, or, two, someone has a good suggestion I just havent figured out! (Im not 100%, but Im guessing I can do this upgrade install from my 7290 itself?)
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Check my post below about using VMWare's Fusion software. It's a virtualization solution from VMWare that actually works (as opposed to Parallels) with Blackberries for installing/syncing/etc. That's how I updated the software on my 8100 and others have said it recognizes the other models as well.
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Check my post below about using VMWare's Fusion software. It's a virtualization solution from VMWare that actually works (as opposed to Parallels) with Blackberries for installing/syncing/etc. That's how I updated the software on my 8100 and others have said it recognizes the other models as well.
Im familiar with Fusion, but, I dont have a copy of Windows, or access to a copy...or Id have no problem using it, Ive used Parallels in the past as well as Bootcamp. Quite simply, I have no copy of Win, and I guess I dont know where to go from here....?

PS- Ive also tried CrossOver, which doesnt work either.
Thanks for the suggestion though.
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Yeah I've had slim to no success with Crossover for any of the apps I've tried with it. Great idea in theory, hopefully they'll get the bugs worked out.
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