Leaked 9700 OS 22.214.171.1244 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_v126.96.36.1994_P188.8.131.52\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.
Last edited by jeffreii; 11-05-2010 at 07:30 AM.
- CrackBerry Abuser
11-02-2010, 12:56 PM #5
- 137 Posts
i think this is the right place to post this question since it relates to installing; i usually shrink out everything (except ota upgrade) with shrink-a-os but i know this didn't work well for my torch. is there anything that MUST not be shrunk out when installing this (do i still need to leave ota upgrade)? tia
What I know you can do is open BBSAK and go to modify .cods/remove .cods and select those two .cods to be removed.
- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
11-02-2010, 02:12 PM #10
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- K Pussycat Boutique
Good reference.No one can hear you scream in cyberspace.
Democracy: A form of government where the leader is chosen by popularity rather than the ability to run a country.
If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.
- CrackBerry Abuser
11-02-2010, 02:36 PM #16
- 133 Posts
Loving the new OS! Couple of questions though.
1) I have a contact in the address book and it won't let me select it, delete it or load up the options for it. Anyone know what to do?
2) I've tried using the new webkit browser through WiFi and it says unable to find requested server any ideas?
Thanks in advance
- CrackBerry User
11-02-2010, 02:40 PM #17
- 47 Posts
any one having problems with configuring messaging services... I am. It's frustrating me because when i go to the e-mail set up it says i have all my emails set up properly, but still can compose an e-mail message and not send it. Also, can't restore bbm contacts. Help please? I've tried going into the HRT and resending the service books.
EDIT: just noticed something bizzare. I'm able to receive some e-mail messages. They appear to be delayed significantly... I'd say 10 minutes late. Still not able to send e-mails or restore bbm contacts though.
Last edited by crisrobiou; 11-02-2010 at 02:46 PM.
- CrackBerry Genius
11-02-2010, 02:49 PM #18
- 1,929 Posts
- T of Moonshine Please.
Jeffreii - Thanks for the information. I know it must have been very frustrating for you to have to keep repeating yourself in the "Findings and Fixes" thread. I've installed numerous leaks and official OS, however this is my first time doing this specific type of install. I appreciate you taking the time to put all of this in one place for the rest of us. THANKS!!!!!!
- CrackBerry Abuser
11-02-2010, 04:33 PM #22
- 183 Posts
Ok, so i got the white screen problem, and i am a tmobile user and familiar with BBSAK. I read the cod files going through them all and only saw one out of the two that needs to be deleted.Could not find the "tmobileeu" one. Is anyone else having problem finding the second file.?
- 11-02-2010, 04:41 PM #24
white screen with tiny icons - ????
Please help so I can have fun too!