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Latest Official 9850 OS 188.8.131.522 from Panhandle Communications (PTCI)
BlackBerry Handheld Software v184.108.40.2062 (Multilanguage)
Package Version: 220.127.116.112
Software Platform: 18.104.22.1682
File name: 9850AMEA_PBr7.0.0_rel1702_PL22.214.171.1242_A126.96.36.1992_P TCI.exe
File size: 198.31MB
or select your device from the dropdown menu here:
Instructions for installing on the 9850:
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; 09-15-11 at 08:23 AM. Reason: Instructions/stuck
- 09-15-11, 06:34 AM #2
I just switched from a 9550 running 5.1015 to a VZW 9850 running 7.254. I transferred everything (I thought) from the old to the new BB Desktop but I seem to have lost all of the notifier and ring tone sounds that used to be on my old phone. Will switching to 7.362 fix this and/or is there another way to regain all of those sounds? I hate change! Thanks.
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09-15-11, 11:10 AM #3
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Just FYI,. this is an extremely slow download, and has failed on me about 6 six times now, with the DL just cutting off.
If anyone gets the complete file, please post and upload it somewhere?
Last edited by jsanders; 09-15-11 at 11:17 AM.
- 09-15-11, 04:14 PM #6
i installed this this morning around 8:30am. So far I haven't noticed any changes from the stock VZW version. Battery is about the same, and everything else is functioning as it should.
Also, i have not experianced any of the issues that i see people complaining about all over the boards.(even with stock VZW OS)
- 09-15-11, 09:49 PM #7
I've saved the set of ringtones (includes the alerts) since upgrading my former 9650 from OS5 to OS6. Here is the forum thread that gets you the ringtone COD files. Then install them with BBSAK. I did this with my new 9850 with OS7 and they work perfectly!
Actually, that was the method I've used to date (works on the 9850). There is a newer way I will try tonite:
OTA .jad file from RIM website to install old BB ringtones missing from OS 6.0
Hopefully this also works, without having to run BBSAK.
Well, the file that the link above provides gets you an install file, and I placed it into the SD Card folder for ringtones. But it gave an error message. Turns out I also needed to download a different file as well and placed that file into the same ringtone folder (the new file was about 4MB). The link to the other file is below. I emailed the link to myself and executed it from the email message from within the 9850.
Then I ran the resulting file on the SD Card and it downloaded the ringtone files (you see them under the "alert" option when selecting ringtones). Got my ringtones back. Will need to run the program from the ringtone directory after I install new OS updates.
C'mon, you liked this post, right!?
Last edited by Brianflys; 09-15-11 at 11:15 PM. Reason: updated the method to get OS5 ringtones
- 09-16-11, 06:52 AM #8
As with you problem with the rendering of web pages after you doubled tapped to zoom. I haven't encountered this with this build yet. Although I was running .353 before this and the stock Os for a few days, I did see that problem with those. It wasn't all the time or even the same site or pages. So I think that this occurs because of the page trying to load and there's just something wrong with the page.
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- 09-16-11, 09:50 AM #9
Wow. Huge difference from the days of OS releases and leaks for the Storm. No immediate findings/fixes threads or anything and just about no activity in this thread.
I hope my Storm bretheren can help keep things exciting with OS releases for the 9850.
with this release, I'm having a browser issue. When I double tap to zoom in and go to column mode, the sides of the text are off screen. It's irritating. I have to scroll left and right to finish the extremem-right text. I've tried a few different things to no avail.
Check any blog post on CB and see if it happens to you and post your results here, please. My update didn't really go as smoothly as I'm used to, so it could be a problem there. If no one else has this symptom, I may just reinstall the update.
Also, please post any other problems/discoveries relating to this OS.
- 09-16-11, 09:55 AM #10
So initial observations:
Installation was easy and quick (about 20 minutes)
Switch between landscape and portrait is much better.
All the aps worked. ql, pinball, berryweather
Some of the apps I installed via bbsak are missing, but I expected that, since they are from my storm
Facebook app, says that my plan does not support it and switch to the wifi network. Weird...
EDIT: Had to reboot one more time. 3 reboots! I know this fact from doing this with the storm. FB connects.
Last edited by sokar42; 09-16-11 at 11:08 AM. Reason: can't spell.
- 09-16-11, 10:29 AM #11
You know, when i installed it, my FB app was the 1.9 version. It was weird. I had to update it to get to the 2.*. Must have been a remnant of an old backup file or something. I never changed the name of my backup folder, which I'll be doing now so it doesn't leak old apps into my new phone. Anyway, i wonder if you had a similar issue with your FB app. Maybe it's an older version or something
Any word on the browser column view I mentioned in my above post?
let me know if you need specifics on how to duplicate the symptom.
- 09-16-11, 11:04 AM #12
So to clarify, if you read a blog post on CB, you double tap on the text and it fits within the screen fine? Oh, and this only happens to be in portrait mode. Forgot to mention that. anyway, for me the text in portrait orientation does not fit the screen. It bleeds past the right-hand extreme of the screen. And, actually, now that I'm playing with it more, it's almost like i can't double tap the screen. Nothing is happening.
Okay. I figured somethign out here.
In portrait view, it will not activate column view when double tapping. It does nothing on doubletap (well, sometimes it will scroll down one full page). it won't let me go to column view and I'm stuck scrolling left and right to read the full line.
But, if I switch to landscape orientation, I can double tap to go to column view and all the text fits within the screen as expected. I can then switch to portrait orientation and it will stay in column view and all the text fits within the confines of the screen. If i double tap, it will exit column view and go back to page view. I cannot double tap again to back to column view unless I do it from landscape orientation.
This did not happen to me like this on the official VZW OS.
p.s. Why did you edit you previous post to respond to mine? You should create a new post to keep things organized to help others follow along.
Last edited by bobaloo; 09-16-11 at 11:07 AM.
- 09-16-11, 11:06 AM #13
So I'm being an ***** here or should the double tap zoom on that page using portrait mode.
And tell me how to change to column view... can't find it either. I never used on my storm, so not sure where to look.
Last edited by sokar42; 09-16-11 at 11:09 AM.
- 09-16-11, 11:10 AM #14
Column view on the storm was a button on the tool bar on the bottom of the web browser screen. Column view on the Torch is activated by doulbetapping the text. So the zooming in you're trying to activate by doubletapping is what I'm calling column view. there is no check box to set in the options menu as it's done quickly on the fly with a double tap. Hope that helps clarify what I'm trying to say.
- 09-16-11, 11:18 AM #15
Tried on several other sites as well (CNN and switch to full mode for example). Double tap does not work in portrait mode. To zoom, I had to use two fingers. But when you switch back from landscape mode, it does start working. sounds like a bug to me.
Last edited by sokar42; 09-16-11 at 11:23 AM.
- 09-16-11, 11:52 AM #17
All right. Thank you for verifying the findings.
here's another one, which didn't happen with the offical vzw OS.
On twitter, when I scroll down past the newest message, it says release to update or something like that. When it snaps back, the top few posts (the updated ones?) are cut off... at least until it has a chance to catch up with the data. it's kind of annoying.
- 09-16-11, 12:40 PM #18
and I'm getting the same issue you are with the CB home screen. also, it renders properly in landscape.
- 09-16-11, 02:01 PM #20
Maybe no one cares about our conversation because we're caught in a sticky. Oh, well. I'll keep posting other findings in here as I discover them.
- 09-16-11, 02:29 PM #21
- 09-16-11, 02:53 PM #22
No, I think we're just lost in sticky land.
I'll make a thread in the 9850/60 forum and see if it takes off or gets closed/moved. The more info and interest we have, the better.
Okay. For discussion/findings of this OS .362, check out this thread here
Contribute your findings if you can.
Last edited by bobaloo; 09-16-11 at 03:23 PM.
- 09-19-11, 10:25 AM #24
I've discovered that I am not able to move some apps either around the screen or into folders. I hold the icon and that menu never comes up, Poynt, Evernote, Google Maps, to name a few examples. It's like they are locked. Anyone seen this before?
- 09-19-11, 11:06 AM #25
Alot of freezing
Recently Ive noticed an unusual amount of freezing as well as the dreaded spinning clock w the .353 leak. I have a sprint bb 9850.Sometimes a good 10 seconds of nothing then all the commands or if I'm typing,the letters appear. Once or twice Ive had to do a pull.
Ive returned one phone and replaced another. I have minimal apps on my phone,Flixter, Poynt,google maps etc.Anyone notice this with .362?