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  1. rroyy's Avatar
    BlackBerry Handheld Software v7.0.0.1549 (Asia)

    Package Version: 7.0.0.1549
    Consisting of:
    Applications: 7.0.0.317
    Software Platform: 5.0.0.515
    File name: 9900Asia_PBr7.0.0_rel1549_PL5.0.0.515_A7.0.0.317_V odafone_New_Zealand.exe
    File size: 192.62MB
    Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.

    Download Software Here



    Instructions for installing on the 9900:
    1. Download the above OS file to the PC then install it to the PC by running (double clicking) the file you downloaded.
    2. Go to c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader and delete the file named "vendor.xml." Vista/Win7 users: In the apploader folder, simply click on "Compatibility files" to see the actual Vendor.xml file. Once you've got that - simply delete the vendor.xml file there (even if you've deleted or think you've deleted it in the folder previously) and voila, it will allow you to update to the newly installed OS!
    3. Plug in BB and double click on "Loader.exe." It's located in the same place as the above vendor.xml file.

    The process may take up to 45 minutes to an hour depending on how much data you have to backup and restore during the process. Once it's done loading the new OS it will reboot (it may do this twice during the entire process.) You will see a black "BlackBerry" screen with a status bar for up to 20 minutes at a time while the DM says "waiting for initialization."
    If, for some reason, you end up with a white screen with small icons and the number 507, simply connect to the PC again and run Loader.exe again, and it should load the OS to the device.
    Last edited by Crucial_Xtreme; 08-25-11 at 07:15 AM. Reason: added loading instructions/stuck
    AbuYazeedUK and simsim like this.
    08-25-11 06:33 AM
  2. PagerRocka's Avatar
    Vodafone dropped the prices of the 8520/9300/9800 a couple weeks ago, telecom recently removed the 9000/9700 from their website and now this, release cant be far off now.
    08-25-11 07:19 AM
  3. hayito1's Avatar
    any feedback on this software is highly appreciated.

    Cheers
    08-25-11 07:34 AM
  4. archpopoy's Avatar
    Initial typical downloading, reinstalling apps with associated reboots brought my batt down by 22% in one hour.

    (Thanks to my freshly won Vorino Battery Tracker app from Crackberry. WOOT)

    It's not looking that good...
    08-25-11 12:03 PM
  5. AbuYazeedUK's Avatar
    if this is anything like the leak (i think there's no difference) then battery life was terrible for me .353 is definitely better. Just trying to save some time for those that want feedback.
    08-25-11 12:14 PM
  6. archpopoy's Avatar
    Thnx man! I'll give it a few more hours! But so far, just being idle it's draining more than 10%/hr. Terrible.

    Do you have the link for the .353 there by any chance?
    08-25-11 12:22 PM
  7. AbuYazeedUK's Avatar
    I don't have a link for the file but here's the thread http://forums.crackberry.com/leaked-...-fixes-642441/
    Technology Fanboy has a link for the file on one of the pages in that thread or you can try the link on the first post
    08-25-11 12:28 PM
  8. archpopoy's Avatar
    Thanks I found it online somewhere...
    08-25-11 12:35 PM
  9. hayito1's Avatar
    Great Feedback!
    08-25-11 12:57 PM
  10. AbuYazeedUK's Avatar
    Great Feedback!
    LOOOOL I was just giving feed back for the battery actually the rest of the feedback (for .353) is on that thread
    08-25-11 01:25 PM
  11. WindOfRage's Avatar
    Ok just to get something clear
    I got the bold 9900 my provider is Vodafone.
    Can i install this one without deleting the vendor.xml file or do i need to delete it?

    Thanks!
    08-25-11 05:19 PM
  12. Positive Climb's Avatar
    Is there any improvement on reception?
    08-25-11 05:48 PM
  13. this_is_dave's Avatar
    is this better .261??

    any feedback is appreciated
    08-25-11 05:49 PM
  14. Positive Climb's Avatar
    Help! I got this message when I tried updating my device:

    A fatal error has occurred while updating your device's software. Please try again.

    Unspecified error encountered [J:0x00000024]
    08-25-11 06:25 PM
  15. panjwani's Avatar
    battery status ?????
    08-26-11 06:31 AM
  16. sensen_21's Avatar
    single resumable link:

    download @Bzone.us
    08-26-11 09:06 PM
  17. kazin's Avatar
    Been using it for a day now and the battery seems to have improved. I was using the pre-loaded version prior.
    08-28-11 05:10 PM
  18. Dx3me's Avatar
    At the moment I have 7.0.0.296 on my 9900 (preloaded out of the box, so I didn't have to update anything yet)

    - I'm very curious... how does .317 perform compared to .296?
    Is it any better, and will the battery life be better too?
    (for me the battery life is the main reason why I would update in the first place)
    Last edited by Dx3me; 08-29-11 at 11:04 AM.
    08-29-11 10:05 AM
  19. greggebhardt's Avatar
    You do NOT need to wipe the phone before you upgrade your OS!
    08-29-11 10:53 AM
  20. Foberry's Avatar
    I'm currently on Rogers .261 trying to install the official Vodafone os.317 for my Bold9900.

    I followed the steps given in the OP...

    Downloaded the os file to my pc and installed it.
    Deleted the vendor file
    Ran the loader.exe
    Followed the instructions on screen but it finished installing almost instantly.
    And won't actually load the os onto my phone...

    What am I missing/doing wrong?
    08-29-11 08:17 PM
  21. Nindia's Avatar
    I'm currently on Rogers .261 trying to install the official Vodafone os.317 for my Bold9900.

    I followed the steps given in the OP...

    Downloaded the os file to my pc and installed it.
    Deleted the vendor file
    Ran the loader.exe
    Followed the instructions on screen but it finished installing almost instantly.
    And won't actually load the os onto my phone...

    What am I missing/doing wrong?
    Have you tried rebooting your computer?

    Sometimes when I install new OS's I need to reboot the computer (or restart all blackberry services running) before it recognizes that I have a later version of the OS installed.

    Maybe give that a shot.
    08-30-11 02:01 AM
  22. Asmooh's Avatar
    how about mac users that don't have windows? how can they update there BlackBerry...
    08-30-11 02:36 AM
  23. rafiks's Avatar
    can i use this on a 9930?
    08-30-11 06:56 AM
  24. Foberry's Avatar
    Have you tried rebooting your computer?

    Sometimes when I install new OS's I need to reboot the computer (or restart all blackberry services running) before it recognizes that I have a later version of the OS installed.

    Maybe give that a shot.
    I tried that...still won't recognized that I have a later version...also made sure there are no other versions still installed on my PC.
    argh this is driving me crazy.
    Last edited by Foberry; 08-30-11 at 07:33 PM.
    08-30-11 07:30 PM
  25. Spawn12's Avatar
    can i use this on a 9930?
    PMSL...ermmm no dude it wont work...this is only for the 9900, you have your own 9930 OS update.
    08-31-11 12:34 PM
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