| | 04-20-2011, 04:21 PM Thread Author #1
Another bricked Berry/problems with OS6 installation.
This is my situation. I have a Bold 9700 and a PC with Windows 7. I have installed each and every leaked OS6 version since it first appeared last year, the last one being 22.214.171.1244 . Last week I had the phone in my pocket and noticed that I didn't received calls, SMS, BBM, e-mails, etc in a period of about two hours. Took the phone out and it hat the red LED flashing at about 1 minute intervals (maybe less but equal length of time between flashes) and the screen was black. I pulled the battery 4 or 5 times until it came back to life. The same thing happened the very next day. Then, during the weekend nothing happened and on Monday I had the same situation but this time the phone completely refused to respond. I tried every trick in the book but to no avail. Used BBSAK, JL_Cmder, AppLoader, BB Master Control Program, you name it, nothing worked. Then, today I opened the BB Desktop Software and at first a dialog box opened saying that my phone was either rebooting or the battery was dead and that it couldn't do nothing at that moment. However, there were 3 buttons at the bottom and one of them said UPDATE. I hit that button and it offered me the option to install 126.96.36.1994, which i have installed in my computer, 188.8.131.529 and a few other versions of OS5. At first I went with OS6 but, after some time I got another message saying that the OS couldn't be installed in the phone and prompted me to enter my password, if I had one, and retry. I retried and got the same message. After that, I decided to try the OS5 and it installed without any hitch. Surprised as I was, I also felt relieved because I was able to bring my phone back from the dead. Then I proceeded to try to upgrade to OS6 again (.534) but halfway through the installation (something was happening with the JVM) the process stopped and the phone went back to the blinking red light/black screen so I downgraded to OS5 again, retried to upgrade to OS6 and again, the same problem. OK, let's try something else, so I wiped the phone with JL_Cmder, proceeded to install an older version of OS6 (.499) only to get back to the same state of brick. Right now it has 184.108.40.2069 but I want to go back to OS6, though the freaking phone now seems to be OS6-phobic after performing flawlessly for the last 6 months.
By the way, I'm with AT&T and have tried to install the OS both shrunk and unshrunken.
Sorry for the long post but I wanted to provide as many details as possible to see if someone can explain what can be happening and what can be done. Obviously, I want to go back to OS6.