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  1. Phill_UK's Avatar
    BlackBerry Handheld Software v5.0.0.1149 (EastAsia)

    Package Version: 5.0.0.1149
    Consisting of:
    Applications: 5.0.0.680
    Software Platform: 5.1.0.160
    File name: 9700jEastAsia_PBr5.0.0_rel1149_PL5.1.0.160_A5.0.0. 680_Hutchison.exe
    File size: 128.04MB
    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 ANY carrier's 9700:

    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."
    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 takes about 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 white screen with an hourglass 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.
    05-25-10 05:37 PM
  2. Elite1's Avatar
    You beat me posting this by 3 minutes, you bugger!

    The CB front page says Hutchinson has removed it.
    I just checked and it's still there. It's the 3rd one down.
    05-25-10 05:40 PM
  3. Chop's Avatar
    ...aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand we're off!!
    05-25-10 05:41 PM
  4. c_86's Avatar
    Lets try and keep this thread clean with the results and thoughts on the OS please... not this "downloading now" " downloaded, installing now"... honestly, people dont care...

    so in other words please keep this thread with the results and findings of the OS....
    05-25-10 05:41 PM
  5. jncryer's Avatar
    I may DL this after work. 656 has worked wonderfully for me, hesitant to switch.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-25-10 05:42 PM
  6. Phill_UK's Avatar
    You beat me posting this by 3 minutes, you bugger!

    The CB front page says Hutchinson has removed it.
    I just checked and it's still there. It's the 3rd one down.
    Sorry Elite

    ...and yup, it's definitely still there.

    RIM seem to like hiding the newer releases amongst the older ones on their download site for some strange reason.
    05-25-10 05:43 PM
  7. Pete6's Avatar
    Sorry Elite

    ...and yup, it's definitely still there.

    RIM seem to like hiding the newer releases amongst the older ones on their download site for some strange reason.
    It's the 2nd OS down in the 9700 section. Maybe they just need to sort the files - duh.
    05-25-10 06:03 PM
  8. Crucial_Xtreme's Avatar
    Stuck.....
    05-25-10 06:42 PM
  9. youagain's Avatar
    Slower to boot and consumes more memory than 656. Prefer the older one perhaps. Still to discover any other issues.
    05-25-10 06:46 PM
  10. Elite1's Avatar
    The CB front page says Hutchinson has removed it.
    I just checked and it's still there. It's the 3rd one down.
    It's the 2nd OS down in the 9700 section. Maybe they just need to sort the files - duh.
    It was the 3rd one down last time I looked, but same difference!
    05-25-10 06:55 PM
  11. vagabanda's Avatar
    Slower to boot and consumes more memory than 656. Prefer the older one perhaps. Still to discover any other issues.
    here shows more free memory

    went from 108mb to 114mb
    05-25-10 06:57 PM
  12. Elite1's Avatar
    here shows more free memory

    went from 108mb to 114mb
    Maybe the difference was languages in the different 656 "versions" being compared by each of you to the same version of 680...?

    And welcome aboard, vagabanda!
    Be sure to edit your profile when you have the chance to add your device, carrier, and location.
    05-25-10 07:00 PM
  13. bakk's Avatar
    Somehow dutch language isn't available in this release (first time for me), appworld isn't available so you have to download it again, Shazam and Whatsapp both work in this release, update went pretty quick and boottime seems same as .656
    05-25-10 07:05 PM
  14. vagabanda's Avatar
    Maybe the difference was languages in the different 656 "versions" being compared by each of you to the same version of 680...?

    And welcome aboard, vagabanda!
    Be sure to edit your profile when you have the chance to add your device, carrier, and location.
    Oh I forgot about the language
    was using portugues and english in 656, now just english
    whats the size of one language?

    Thanks! Updating my profile right now
    05-25-10 07:10 PM
  15. Pete6's Avatar
    Stuck.....
    You? Stuck?

    The download was real slow. Sounds like download overload to me.
    05-25-10 07:21 PM
  16. lush242000's Avatar
    Loaded. First battery pull 10 mins, second 6.5 mins, third 3 mins. Lost 1mb on free memory.

    Noticed bundle is 1149
    3G bands 1,2,5,6
    05-25-10 07:29 PM
  17. dLo GSR's Avatar
    Somehow dutch language isn't available in this release (first time for me), appworld isn't available so you have to download it again, Shazam and Whatsapp both work in this release, update went pretty quick and boottime seems same as .656
    it's an EastAsia package, not a Multilanguage package
    05-25-10 07:39 PM
  18. lush242000's Avatar
    One item of note: Bolt is way faster. From boot up to rendering, a quite noticeable improvement.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-25-10 07:39 PM
  19. dLo GSR's Avatar
    3G bands 1,2,5,6
    well of course your 3G bands won't change =P
    05-25-10 07:39 PM
  20. Phill_UK's Avatar
    it's an EastAsia package, not a Multilanguage package
    It's a jEast Asia package... with Japanese Romaji input

    Are you gonna try this one dLo?
    05-25-10 07:45 PM
  21. jaseneb's Avatar
    Can anyone confirm/check if the picture pixelation issue has been fixed?

    I have been dealing with poor pixelated thumbs and images ever since my first upgrade and I have been upgrading everytime a new OS comes out

    Thanks
    05-25-10 07:47 PM
  22. ma3loom's Avatar
    Any word on initial thoughts on battery and from anyone sporting TMO - holding 3G?
    05-25-10 07:50 PM
  23. Phill_UK's Avatar
    Can anyone confirm/check if the picture pixelation issue has been fixed?

    I have been dealing with poor pixelated thumbs and images ever since my first upgrade and I have been upgrading everytime a new OS comes out

    Thanks
    That's an easy fix

    Just delete the .dat files from your media card...

    Files > My Files > Media Card > BlackBerry > (Menu) Show Hidden > system > media > then delete the thumbs116x116.dat and thumbs480x360.dat files
    05-25-10 07:53 PM
  24. dLo GSR's Avatar
    It's a jEast Asia package... with Japanese Romaji input

    Are you gonna try this one dLo?
    yup, gonna do it when i get back home tonight. i'm not expecting anything different from .593 since no one's said anything revolutionary yet, but i'm bored.
    05-25-10 07:54 PM
  25. PwnCakes193's Avatar
    The pixelAtion issue is still a problem inthe new ,705 release. It's never going away

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-25-10 08:01 PM
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