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Old 09-18-2004, 04:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK t-mobile does not support this. If you mess it up it's not my fault or theirs.

First this to note is that I did this on the 16 Meg version of the 6710, not the 8 meg version. Also T-Mobile is my carrier, this should work across the board but no promesses.

Folow these basic steps.

1. Install the "generic" version of Black Berry Desktop software with out BES or the redirector.

2. Upgrade it to SP2 not SP3

3. Download the Black Berry Software for os 3.6.0.73 from T-Mobile

4. Download the Black Berry Software for os 3.7.* from Rodgers (a carrier that supports 3.7 on the 6710)

5. Upgrade your 6710 to 3.6.0.73 (i know it is all ready there)

6. Unpack and install 3.7 to your hard disk

7. Copy the *.alx and the dirs Java and GRPS to the 3.6.* dir from the 3.7.* dir

8. Run the Application Loder and notice you have the System Software that needs to be upgraded.

9. Ask question

Note: Back up info before starting everything will be deleted. And don't ask where to get the software from I had to google for 3 days to find it and after I downloaded it I lost the link.

Enjoy nice new features. You might have to reset the device again to get on the tomible network though. It is also safe at this point to install the BES version of the Desktop Software again. I recomend that you don't use it for the install simply to keep load times down.


Thanks and if you have any questions just ask away
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The hour glass will sit there for about 15 mins after the upgrade to 3.7 it's ok just wait it out. I got real nervous when that happened to me
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Why are you doing this so complicated? There is a much more easier way:

-Install Desktop Manager version 3.6.2.9
-Download 3.7.1.41 from Rogers.
-Install version 3.7.1.41
-Close Desktop Manager
-After installation go to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader and delete vendor.xml
-Start Desktop Manager
-Start AppLoader
-Connect your 6710 or 6720 with 16MB to your PC and click "Next"
-Follow the instructions on the pc screen and update your device
-Be happy
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Old 09-19-2004, 03:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ok well that does sound eayser but I didn't find that method. Ever where I looked I was told you couldn't do it it was impossibal and such. That's not a cool awnser so I started fooling arond and found a way. I am glad there is an eayser way though. Thanks for the info

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