| | 11-02-10, 12:14 PM Thread Author #1
Leaked 9700 OS 188.8.131.524 UPGRADE TIPS (T-Mobile users READ THIS!!!)
Considering the other thread is a huge mess and to avoid having to answer questions repeatedly because no one wants to read through the pages of the findings/fixes thread, I'll keep this post updated with tips on upgrading.
Please don't post findings and fixes in this thread unless they relate directly to the tips for users to install. Findings and fixes and comments about the OS etc. belong in the original thread here:
1) There have been many issues created by restoring 3rd party apps and backup files when moving from an older OS to OS 6. You should avoid this. Either do a full wipe or tell apploader NOT to restore your 3rd party apps and backup data.
Do a backup manually beforehand (also make sure your BBM backup settings are enabled - registered email for remote backup and do a local backup too just in case - look in BBM options), then either wipe or run apploader. Don't use DM - I don't think you can tell it not to.
Once you have OS 6 up and running, manually download your apps and use your backup file to selectively restore ONLY data like contacts/calendar/memos/tasks/messages etc.
See the bottom of this post for full instructions if you aren't familiar with them.
2) T-MOBILE USERS: You will have a problem with the T-Mobile theme that is included. You need to delete it. After you have installed the OS to your computer, go here:
C:\Program Files(86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\9700M_v184.108.40.2064_P220.127.116.11\Java
(the 86 in program files is only there if you are on 64 bit windows)
Delete these files:
You can also delete them after the fact by using BBSAK. You can find a download link for BBSAK in my signature. You plug in your phone, run BBSAK, go to modify .cods, then remove .cods. Remove those either of those two, if present, and reboot your device. Problem should be solved. Again, you only have to do this if you didn't delete the .cods BEFORE installing OS 6 to your phone.
Make sure you do not delete anything but the two T-Mobile themes. If you delete net_rim_theme_BlackBerry6_480x360_b.cod you need to put it back.
3) If you notice you're missing the ringtones that came with your device, you can reinstall them or download them using the guide here:
4) If you're using an unlocked device on a network that does not have the 9700, you might need to read here:
This is a "foolproof" method. Some steps may not be necessary for experienced users but if in doubt, just do them to be safe.
Originally Posted by jeffreii