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Old 05-30-2006, 07:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm currently using the Bharti (4.1.0.284) OS, on an 8700C, on the T-Mobile network (in the US). Yes, my BB is very confused! =P

Anyway, now that T-Mo has released the 8700G, I figure they have to have a BB OS software download for the 8700 series BB and I'm wondering if I should switch over or not.

A few specific questions I would like answered, if possible please:
  • What is the "latest" version of the BB OS and which carrier is it from?
  • Does the latest T-Mo version include and allow the use of the Zen theme?
  • What are the differences between the Bharti OS and the T-Mo OS?
  • I heard that with some of the later versions of BBOSes, the shortcut keys from the homescreen no longer work. Is this the case with the T-Mo BB OS?

Obviously, any other feedback/suggestions on what I should do with the OS would be appreciated.

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Here's the link. Choose the 8700g and click on "Do I need this software?' Then upgrade it following the instructions listed. http://www.t-mobile.com/bbupgrade/

Enter your phone number to be able to download the upgrade. It will work.
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Thanks for the link, but I was hoping more for ideas about whether I should/should not switch OSes and why.
My primary concerns are that I want to keep using the Zen theme and I want to keep the keyboard shortcuts from the homescreen. Obviously, I wouldn't want to switch if it causes performance degradation either... Things like that...
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A few specific questions I would like answered, if possible please:
  • What is the "latest" version of the BB OS and which carrier is it from?
  • Does the latest T-Mo version include and allow the use of the Zen theme?
  • What are the differences between the Bharti OS and the T-Mo OS?
  • I heard that with some of the later versions of BBOSes, the shortcut keys from the homescreen no longer work. Is this the case with the T-Mo BB OS?
- Latest is Telstra's .309.
- Yes, if you delete the Vendor.xml file and replace with the proper Blackberry.alx file (provided elsewhere in the forum).
- Tmo's includes multilanguage support. That's about the only difference.
- Nope. .284 is same in both cases.

You don't need to upgrade unless you need multilanguage support.
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Also, many have had issues with the Telstra OS. Other's haven't. If you like Zen and are happy with your Bharti, I wouldn't tempt fate and try something different in this case.
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Thanks Pizzle, looks like I'll be sticking with good old Bharti for now...=)
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Good choice. I had a huge issue with my BB over the last 2 weeks where I would have a negative number of email in one of my email folders. I had to wipe my device last night and I started from scratch and I had to reload all of my contacts on BB Messenger one by one but I no longer have the negative email issue. My carrier's OS is working fine now.
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