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Old 04-19-2009, 12:03 PM   #1
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Default 8703e (Verizon) 4.5 ? Hybrid ? Project challenge !

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Sick of Verizon ignoring the 8703e. Has any one found a way to get 4.5 on these ? The have to be the worst carrier at staying current ! All GSM 8700's can run 4.5- could a hybrid OS be assembled ? I am hoping that one of our BB Genius can figure out a way to modify, merge, hack, reverse engineer a way to make this work !
It seems like taking the 4.5 for GSM and transplanting the CDMA & Java files might be possible or using the CDMA 8830 as a base for mods ???
Any one up to the challenge ?
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:29 PM   #2
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This is not possible. The files will not load.
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:30 PM   #3
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You might as well work for RIM if you could create that kind of hybrid/modified firmware.
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Old 04-19-2009, 04:09 PM   #4
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U guys can do anything ! Don't give up -Just cause its impossible !! is there a beta floating around somewhere ? (for those of u so inclined to do so-don't bother typing use the search function-been there done that !)
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U guys can do anything ! Don't give up -Just cause its impossible !! is there a beta floating around somewhere ? (for those of u so inclined to do so-don't bother typing use the search function-been there done that !)
No, there are some things that are not possible, and loading the OS files from a device of one technology to a device of a different technology is one of those things.
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You just don't want to try
Who knows, maybe you can hack around and come up with 4.5.0.131 for the 8703e.
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Old 04-19-2009, 04:44 PM   #7
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Don't give up so easy ! U guys are good !! The job angle is a good one-look good on your resume ! RIM would either hire you or sue you ! Lol !! Is there a beta 4.3 anything floating around(don't play the use the search function-been there done that!)
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May b it is time u get a nu BB.
The 8703e iz old.
Lol.
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Old 04-19-2009, 05:18 PM   #9
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May b it is time u get a nu BB.
The 8703e iz old.
Lol.
HAHAHAHA!!!
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:07 AM   #10
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I am using 8330 now , but I miss my 8703 keyboard and battery life ! Also got a Storm which has proven to be the biggest disappointment since I bought a Renault!!! (I have .122 on it ) It just isnt
my cup of tea- Anyone want to buy it ?- hollar at me !!

Hmmm, maybe Transplant the curve hardware into the 8700 housing ? LOL !
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:39 PM   #11
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Ok, I'll bite.
How much do you want for the storm?
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It just isnt my cup of tea- Anyone want to buy it ?- hollar at me !!
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Ok, I'll bite.
How much do you want for the storm?
So.....
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:13 PM   #13
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Hey guys, sorry for my delayed reply! I was really just kidding when I said "anyone want to buy It? " (note to mods I would have properly listed it in the sales forum) . I am a bit of a collector, if I decided to sell a piece a watch, baseball card, comic book,etc, it has to be up to my standards- I have made some bad buying decisions ie the Renault- but I would not pass on my mistake without fullest disclosure.
Since there was some interest, I checked out the phone carefully and it failed. It has the voice quality issue that has been documented on this forum. So its back to Verizon, hopefully exchanged for something different. I am certain that you would not have been happy with this unit.
If I do have an item for sale and I say its really nice,it maybe pristine. If I say its a wreck, its a wreck !
Again, sorry for the delay !
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Hi folks! Long time lurker, first time poster.

Such a thing DOES in fact exist; running it now on one of our test devices. I doubt it will ever be released though. It's stable, but pretty slow. 4.2.1 runs a lot faster. :(

Post count is too low for an in-post image, but I have a screenshot on my Flickr account: farm4.static.flickr.com/3597/3513967362_a04f3fc44b_o.png
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Hi folks! Long time lurker, first time poster.

Such a thing DOES in fact exist; running it now on one of our test devices. I doubt it will ever be released though. It's stable, but pretty slow. 4.2.1 runs a lot faster. :(

Post count is too low for an in-post image, but I have a screenshot on my Flickr account: farm4.static.flickr.com/3597/3513967362_a04f3fc44b_o.png
I'm calling BS on that one. Looks like a great Photochop though.

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Old 05-10-2009, 02:15 AM   #16
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We will know soon enough I asked him to send me the files ! ! On background, I had heard that it was developed sometime ago but, never seen in the wild. It may be an urban legend, just like the new Verizon Storm OS thats coming out (tomorrow).
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PMed over to you, dadp2.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:53 PM   #18
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O.K. DEFINITELY NOT PHOTOSHOP. !!! Trokair's word is GOLD.
Anyway still waiting ..(hoping). .maybe 4.6 will make to the ole' 8703 ! LOL !
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O.K. DEFINITELY NOT PHOTOSHOP. !!! Trokair's word is GOLD.
Anyway still waiting ..(hoping). .maybe 4.6 will make to the ole' 8703 ! LOL !
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I'll believe it when I see it.

Until then, I've still got the BS flag up.
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Well, I Googled it, and you're still failing. No results.

8703eAMEA_PBr4.5.0_rel187_PL2.4.0.18_A4.5.0.131.ex e - Google Search
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