BlackBerry Forums Support Community
              

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-19-2007, 11:41 PM   #101
John Clark
BBF Moderator
 
John Clark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Model: Z30
OS: 10.2.1.x
PIN: s & needles
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 34,720
Default

Please Login to Remove!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ozzy View Post
Ah ha, no 8700 series for New Zealand there.
Disregard carrier names and just match OS version numbers.
Offline  
Old 09-20-2007, 04:44 PM   #102
Ozzy
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Ozzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Model: 8707
Carrier: Vodafone
Posts: 270
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by John Clark View Post
Disregard carrier names and just match OS version numbers.

__________________
If Motorhead moves in next door your lawn will die - Lemmy
Offline  
Old 09-20-2007, 07:25 PM   #103
mishycupcakes
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
mishycupcakes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: USA
Model: 8700C
Carrier: Cingular
Posts: 108
Default

EDIT:

Is there ANY way to change the middle shortcut button? It's pretty much useless right now D:

Last edited by mishycupcakes; 09-20-2007 at 07:33 PM..
Offline  
Old 09-20-2007, 09:03 PM   #104
John Clark
BBF Moderator
 
John Clark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Model: Z30
OS: 10.2.1.x
PIN: s & needles
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 34,720
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mishycupcakes View Post
EDIT:

Is there ANY way to change the middle shortcut button? It's pretty much useless right now D:
Options >Screen/Keyboard >Scroll toward the bottom and look for "Convenience Key"
Offline  
Old 09-23-2007, 01:43 AM   #105
coolspot
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Model: 9000
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Robbers Wireless
Posts: 53
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smook View Post
Here's some news for everyone on the upgrade.

8700r Rogers, Toronto, Canada.

Lots of things have changed. Overall rating 4.
I'm going to downgrade. I will have to figure out to do that. If anyone knows, post it up.
Are you running the Rogers' version of the firmware?

https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...C068A355BBA31A

Works Ok for me.
Offline  
Old 09-24-2007, 10:26 PM   #106
HermanFish
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Model: 8700g
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 8
Default

I really like this new version of the OS. It seems much more responsive and I love that the photos of my contacts now appear (note, you need to have photos of your contacts saved in Outlook for this to work).

I followed the directions in this thread and didn't encounter any issues at all. Deleting the vendor file and using the latest version of the desktop software are a must if you want a flawless install.

After the installation was complete, I had to load a theme in order for the BlackBerry to look normal. Before I loaded the theme, I had simplistic black and white images. My guess is that it went to this basic theme because I previously was using the Wave Icon theme which apparently isn't supported by this version of the OS (bummer). I'd assume that if you are using a theme that is supported by this version of the OS, it will just transfer over and you won't see the lame B/W icons.

One other thing, my BlackBerry was unable to load web pages at first. I had to go into the settings and enable my cell phone broadcast. After that, the thing worked perfectly.

Overall, it seems like the performance is much improved. The backlight turnsoff immediately after I lock the phone. There is no lag time when I click through menus. Normally I would have to push a button to wake up the phone and then stat entering in my password. Now I can just start typing the password and the phone accepts the keystrokes and wakes up at the same time.

I'm running an 8700g on T-Mobile using a BES. If you don't mind losing your Wave Icon theme, upgrading to this OS is a great idea.
Offline  
Old 09-24-2007, 10:31 PM   #107
John Clark
BBF Moderator
 
John Clark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Model: Z30
OS: 10.2.1.x
PIN: s & needles
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 34,720
Default

Nice job picking up on the B/W icon theme. You hit it right on the head. A simple scroll to the swiss army knife icon and select themes and then change themes fixes that problem right up. It happened exactly for the reason you stated.

Welcome to 4.2!
Offline  
Old 09-25-2007, 01:24 PM   #108
mattk22
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Model: 8700g
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 5
Default

If i do the update, will it keep all of my information from to keep me on my Blackberry Enterprise Server?
Offline  
Old 09-25-2007, 01:32 PM   #109
mattk22
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Model: 8700g
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 5
Default

If i do the update, will it keep all of my information from to keep me on my Blackberry Enterprise Server?
Offline  
Old 09-25-2007, 04:42 PM   #110
John Clark
BBF Moderator
 
John Clark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Model: Z30
OS: 10.2.1.x
PIN: s & needles
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 34,720
Default

You will have to reactivate on your BES after the upgrade. If your desktop manager is installed correctly to pull your corporate email profile and you have an online connection to your corporate email during the upgrade then the activation will occur automatically. If not you'll need to contact your IT department for an enterprise activation password. It only takes them a minute to put one in for you.
Offline  
Old 09-26-2007, 04:04 PM   #111
Korbyn
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Korbyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Calgary, AB
Model: 9800
OS: 6.0.0.246
Carrier: Telus
Posts: 85
Default

I've just put on the Rogers 4.2.1.101 code and experienced a few issues which I think I've work through enough to my satisfaction:
1) After the upgrade I didn't have the ability to Send when I used Reply or ReplyToAll. Only if I selected the message to forward did I have Send. New messages were fine. I ended up having to nuke the device (jl.exe -usb wipe) and reload the new OS did I get Send functionality.
2) Selecting folders for redirection, to expand, I have to wheel-click and select Expand. Annoying and not obvious, but manageable.
3) Had to reactivate my device twice to get everything working again. First time it said it completed, but really it hadn't, none of the setting came down, reconcilliation only worked on the Inbox. Wipe and reactivated, reminiscent of the original 8700 code when first released.

I wouldn't say it's any faster or slower, but at least the font is clearer again.
Offline  
Old 09-27-2007, 05:47 PM   #112
HermanFish
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Model: 8700g
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 8
Default

I've been running the OS for a few days and noticed a few improvements that are worth calling out.

1. There is an icon for new mail in your inbox. Previously I would just see an envelope icon if there were unread mail. Now I see an envelope with a red asterisk when there is new mail. The regular yellow envelope still shows when there are unread items.

2. The photo tool is now a media manager. When you open the app, you choose between music (your ringtones) and viewing images. At a glance, this looks like an interface I'd assume you'd find on the Pearl. I've never used a Pearl though, so I can't say for certain.

3. Images associated with your contacts appear when you make calls. Previously I had only noticed photos appearing in my address book. Since then, I've seen them pop up when placing or receiving calls. This is great!

On the downside, I've noticed a slight lag at times when I enter in my password. There is a delay of a fraction of a second before the screen image pops up after I hit a key. Sometimes I see a white screen flash before the regular screen appears.

One other downside is an occasional delay between the time that I press a key and when I hear the tone. Usually this is with the mute button when I place a call. I'll hit mute and then hear the tone half a second later. I never noticed this lag with the old OS.

In short, the slight delays are well worth the improved features. I think the OS is well worth the upgrade.
Offline  
Old 10-04-2007, 02:21 PM   #113
rcb3
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
rcb3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Germantown,TN
Model: Z10
OS: 10.2.1.21
PIN: 2AC73F40
Carrier: T-Moblie-since2001
Posts: 97
Cool Where's .101

Quote:
Originally Posted by tenkely View Post
I installed .91 and noticed it was slow, and would leave new message notifications and calls up on my today screen after I had checked them. I was pulli.ng the battery more than I would like to as well. I hunted down .101 and problem solved. It is quicker and more stable than .91. I would say there is a difference between the two for sure.
where did you find .101. i have to pull my battery several times a day. the internet will stop working(gets stick on page request) and my email messages will not reach me. i pull the battery/reboot and i am good for another few hours. I like 4.2 but would like a smoother ride than the bumpy one i seem to be on. T-Mobile told me i should just go back to 4.1. i don't think so. i like the features on the 4.2. they said that there where a few bugs in the version that they released. i am almost ready to go back to the first 4.2 release from south america.
__________________
My wife says I love my Blackberry more than her
7230-7290-7320-7100-8700-8820-9700-9800-9810-Z10
Offline  
Old 10-04-2007, 10:35 PM   #114
John Clark
BBF Moderator
 
John Clark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Model: Z30
OS: 10.2.1.x
PIN: s & needles
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 34,720
Default

Newer OS available now.

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...2-1-107-a.html
Offline  
Old 10-05-2007, 07:40 AM   #115
pongee
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
pongee's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Shah Alam, Malaysia
Model: Bold
PIN: 2559B117
Carrier: Maxis
Posts: 52
Default

Wirelessly posted (7100g: BlackBerry8700/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/167)

I've just managed to lay my hands on a hand-me-down 8700v after 3 years with a long suffering 7100g. Took the opportunity to upgrade to 4.2 prior to transferring everything over.

Overall, it is a huge improvement for me, and one major improvement is the ability save group SMS lists. There are still a couple of bugs with this, but finally the functionality afforded by cheapo Nokia's is now on the BB. Also like the ability to just type a name directly to do a phone book lookup - I missed this feature from my old Treo days.

What are the improvements in .107?

Cheers,

P.
__________________
Sick of non-BB phones
Offline  
Old 10-06-2007, 05:02 PM   #116
KOMAT
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Model: 8700r
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-MOBILE
Posts: 1
Default spam on blackberry

I think it is a spam on how some companies sell you a locked blackberry and telling you that it is unlocked. How bad is that? That should be catogorized as a spam. So is anyone willing to help out on how to unlock this 8700r Rogers blackberry? Or any tips on where to get it unlocked?
Offline  
Old 10-08-2007, 06:34 AM   #117
JSanders
Crimson Tide Moderator
 
JSanders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North of the moss line
Model: Z30
OS: 7.0sumtin
PIN: t low
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 41,921
Default

That is not spam, it is simply dishonest. If that has happened to you, you should report the seller and/or make sure you give the seller the proper feedback reflecting such.

unlock your BB:
How do I unlock my BlackBerry? - BlackBerryFAQ
Offline  
Old 10-22-2007, 09:52 PM   #118
Shaolin
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Calgary, Canada
Model: 9800
Carrier: Bell
Posts: 108
Default

I just downgraded as well.. I tried installing 4.2 twice and both times my trackwheel didn't work.. downgraded back to 4.1 without any problems..
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

10pcs Blackberry Trackball Breakout Board Four spindles 2.5V~5.25V
$50.99
10pcs Blackberry Trackball Breakout Board Four spindles 2.5V~5.25V picture38 Faux Blackberries With Stems, Decor, Realistic Food Display, Prop
$17.99
38 Faux Blackberries With Stems, Decor, Realistic Food Display, Prop  pictureCamaro Women's Titanium Overall 5mm Wetsuits, Black/Berry, Large/42
$219.0
Camaro Women's Titanium Overall 5mm Wetsuits, Black/Berry, Large/42 pictureFaber-Castell 3-in-1 Grip Trio Sharpener, Blackberry (FBR770307)
$12.83
Faber-Castell 3-in-1 Grip Trio Sharpener, Blackberry (FBR770307) pictureFake food - Berries over 25 Raspberries Blackberries - display prop decoration
$18.0
Fake food - Berries over 25 Raspberries Blackberries - display prop decoration picture






Copyright 2004-2016 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.