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  1. Crucial_Xtreme's Avatar
    Software Update for Blackberry 8900

    This is for the 8900 model, and will load on any carrier's 8900.

    BlackBerry Handheld Javelin 8900 Software ((Multilanguage))

    Package Version: 4.6.1.138
    Consisting of:
    Applications: 4.6.1.76
    Software Platform: 4.2.0.62
    File name: 8900M_PBr4.6.1_rel138_PL4.2.0.62_A4.6.1.76.ex e
    File size: 116 MB
    Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.


    Download here:
    Go to BlackBerryclick on "Free Download Area"->"Endgerte"->"RIM Devices"->"8900". In this folder you will then find the download link for the firmware package 8900M_PBr4.6.1_rel138_PL4.2.0.62_A4.6.1.76.exe.

    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.
    Last edited by Crucial_Xtreme; 12-05-08 at 10:18 AM.
    12-05-08 06:41 AM
  2. SurrealCivic's Avatar
    thanks for the info CX. loading it on my Jav right now.

    do you know if there are many improvements from .75?

    thanks!
    12-05-08 07:48 AM
  3. Crucial_Xtreme's Avatar
    thanks for the info CX. loading it on my Jav right now.

    do you know if there are many improvements from .75?

    thanks!
    A couple, nothing major, but it's definitely a little better.
    12-05-08 08:00 AM
  4. magikweis's Avatar
    Please be aware that there are at least four newer builds of 8900 firmware (highest version numer is 4.6.1.101) and ALL of them contain HEAVY bugs. (Fatal Exception on boot, profiles do not work, browser does not display certain website,....)

    If you get hands on one of those
    DO NOT UPGRADE to anything between .76 and .101

    .76 is the highest version without any mayor issues.
    12-05-08 08:21 AM
  5. Crucial_Xtreme's Avatar
    Please be aware that there are at least four newer builds of 8900 firmware (highest version numer is 4.6.1.101) and ALL of them contain HEAVY bugs. (Fatal Exception on boot, profiles do not work, browser does not display certain website,....)

    If you get hands on one of those
    DO NOT UPGRADE to anything between .76 and .101

    .76 is the highest version without any mayor issues.
    I second this.
    12-05-08 08:33 AM
  6. SurrealCivic's Avatar
    why would T-Mobile Germany release this?

    I upgraded and will be testing it..
    12-05-08 08:56 AM
  7. Crucial_Xtreme's Avatar
    why would T-Mobile Germany release this?

    I upgraded and will be testing it..
    No this build is alright. There have been reports of major bugs with newer builds. How did .95 work for you?
    12-05-08 09:00 AM
  8. magikweis's Avatar
    .76 is the highest version that was published by any carrier. I just thought it makes sense to clearly state that because there are many maniacs out there, how NEED to have the latest installed - even if those versions are betas from carrier or partner testing (known version are .85, .92, .96, .101)

    originally TMO germanys devices were installed with .85 and ready to ship when they found out that this version is buggy. All devices hat to be downgraded and taht caused a one week delay in device shipping.

    The seal of be device box was renewd, I could even see the first seal which was opened and a second seal was put on top.
    12-05-08 09:01 AM
  9. jimper88's Avatar
    What will the Rogers devices ship with? I finally ordered mine so im just wondering.
    12-05-08 09:39 AM
  10. smoother's Avatar
    [Go to (Can't post link yet!) click on "Free Download Area"->"Endgerte"->"RIM Devices"->"8900". [/quote]

    Has the file been removed? Only saw 8800 and 9000. No 8900! Wish someone can re-upload it..please...
    12-05-08 10:04 AM
  11. Crucial_Xtreme's Avatar
    [Go to (Can't post link yet!) click on "Free Download Area"->"Endgerte"->"RIM Devices"->"8900".
    Has the file been removed? Only saw 8800 and 9000. No 8900! Wish someone can re-upload it..please...[/QUOTE]

    The link in the first post works. It takes you to the free download area. Then select RIM devices, and the 8900 is listed.
    12-05-08 10:18 AM
  12. SurrealCivic's Avatar
    So T-Mobile Germany units are shipping with 4.7.0.76? Can someone confirm this?

    And what are Rogers units shipping with?
    12-05-08 10:26 AM
  13. magikweis's Avatar
    So T-Mobile Germany units are shipping with 4.7.0.76? Can someone confirm this?...
    YES !

    BR from Germany
    :-D
    12-05-08 11:23 AM
  14. Garz's Avatar
    thread stickied
    12-05-08 11:32 AM
  15. smoother's Avatar
    Cheers CX. Couldn't find it the first time.
    12-05-08 12:09 PM
  16. philanthropy's Avatar
    i wish i had the phone to upgrade
    12-05-08 09:30 PM
  17. liltanker32's Avatar
    Well That Sucks Beans
    12-05-08 10:01 PM
  18. jimper88's Avatar
    Please be aware that there are at least four newer builds of 8900 firmware (highest version numer is 4.6.1.101) and ALL of them contain HEAVY bugs. (Fatal Exception on boot, profiles do not work, browser does not display certain website,....)

    If you get hands on one of those
    DO NOT UPGRADE to anything between .76 and .101

    .76 is the highest version without any mayor issues.
    why is it then that Rogers is shipping with .94?
    12-06-08 08:36 AM
  19. shawn122's Avatar
    why is it then that Rogers is shipping with .94?
    ouch...you got pwned!! Good one jimper88!
    12-07-08 08:48 PM
  20. jimper88's Avatar
    haha thanks, not meaning to be an as$...im curious as to why, even more so since Blaz1e commented on how great and stable the OS is
    12-07-08 09:37 PM
  21. magikweis's Avatar
    why is it then that Rogers is shipping with .94?
    Good question. I couldnt get hands on that version so far.

    I bugs I noticed have been the same in the folowing versions
    4.6.1.85
    4.6.1.92
    4.6.1.95
    4.6.1.101

    - fatal exception on boot --> profiles do not work (no ringtones..)
    - browser does not diplay certain websites
    - slow/no response for trackball when scrolling

    Maybe .94 is okay, cant tell, sorry. Rogers hasnt released the package as download so far (checking daily). On the other hand Im PRETTY sure that Rogers wouldnt shio the device if the OS is unstable. T-Mobile Germany shipping was delayed because they had to DOWNGRADE from .85 to .76 for that reason.

    Currently Im on .76 and Im very pleased with stability and performance.
    Last edited by magikweis; 12-08-08 at 09:02 AM.
    12-08-08 08:59 AM
  22. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Their is NO issues with the Rogers shipped .94, the only thing I came across and I'm not sure if it's a bug or not..bedside mode when the light goes out is not as dim as the Bold's, but I really believe this is on purpose or just an aspect of the device it's self.
    12-08-08 02:45 PM
  23. jimper88's Avatar
    GREAT...mine should be coming in the mail tomorrow so i will find out soon enough for myself
    12-08-08 05:38 PM
  24. Crucial_Xtreme's Avatar
    You'll be fine Jimper. .94 is fine. Any bugs/problems will be taken care of before future release. Yes there have been a few, but its only certain builds. The Rogers 8900 works flawlessly.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-08-08 07:06 PM
  25. gregerator's Avatar
    *thinks flawless 8900 and drools*

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    12-09-08 01:03 AM
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