1. Brollic's Avatar
    Ok i want to call t-mobile because im having issues with my 8900... So what OS is the official for t-mobile. Im running .250 but i think they have the .231 so would i get in trouble or void it out the warranty? please assist.
    08-13-09 02:40 PM
  2. BlackBerryBob's Avatar
    Updating the OS will not void out your warranty. You could check the t-mo website for the latest OS and downgrade...if you want to.
    08-13-09 02:55 PM
  3. mynameismerlin's Avatar
    Yikes! T-Mobile Support will shun you if you have a "unoffical to T-Mobile" OS update! Downgrade if at all possible!
    08-13-09 03:03 PM
  4. BlackBerryBob's Avatar
    Yikes! T-Mobile Support will shun you if you have a "unoffical to T-Mobile" OS update! Downgrade if at all possible!
    ...are you serious?
    08-13-09 03:06 PM
  5. mynameismerlin's Avatar
    Yep. I tried and maybe it was the customer service rep I spoke to, but I had a Pearl with a unofficial OS, and they said to the effect "We won't work with ya until you go back to our OS."
    08-13-09 03:11 PM
  6. fatboy97's Avatar
    As long as your not on a total BETA OS like 5.0 you should be just fine... I talk to some a few weeks ago and when I know as much as they did, they finally passed me off to RIM since they could not fix the issue... things like the Host Router Table, Service Books, etc... you should be just fine.
    08-13-09 03:19 PM
  7. thebignewt's Avatar
    Yeah as long as it's not beta you should be OK. The regular reps don't even ask you what OS you have. Only the RIM specialists mess with that stuff.
    08-13-09 07:09 PM
  8. Brollic's Avatar
    Ok guys thanks a bundle for the advice... Will be calling tomorrow.

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    08-13-09 07:57 PM
  9. godzilla07's Avatar
    I've taken caution before and downgraded my OS to the latest official T-Mobile one. I believe they may charge an Out of Warranty fee of $100 if you take it back without the official OS loaded. I don't want an extra $100 slapped onto my bill so I downgrade before I return.
    08-13-09 11:19 PM
  10. Brollic's Avatar
    I've taken caution before and downgraded my OS to the latest official T-Mobile one. I believe they may charge an Out of Warranty fee of $100 if you take it back without the official OS loaded. I don't want an extra $100 slapped onto my bill so I downgrade before I return.
    Heck no!!! Ill make sure I downgrade lol

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-13-09 11:52 PM
  11. lilwesterville101's Avatar
    i have a question.is it worth upgrading to the 8900 from an 8320?
    08-13-09 11:58 PM
  12. vinmontRD's Avatar
    i have a question.is it worth upgrading to the 8900 from an 8320?
    I moved from an unlocked 8300 to the 8900. Huge difference, in my opinion, between the 83xx and the 8900 models. A few key changes:

    - faster processor
    - loads more memory
    - overall - much faster / crisper operation
    - GPS along with WiFi/UMA
    - incredible screen / resolution / brightness

    I cannot imagine going back to an 83xx after using this for the past several months. The entire experience feels like a major step up for me with the 8900.
    08-14-09 12:15 AM
  13. godzilla07's Avatar
    i have a question.is it worth upgrading to the 8900 from an 8320?
    Definitely. I came from the 8320. Here's the big improvements.

    • Lots more app memory, 4 times as much
    • Black trackball, but it's not any different from the trackball on the 8320
    • Much better screen
    • A camera that doesn't make terrible photos
    • A hardware lock key dedicated to lock
    • A much faster processor.
    • GPS and Wi-Fi with UMA on T-Mobile


    If you can upgrade to the 8900, do it. It's a huge upgrade. I lament that there's no 3G on the 8900 but it's alright if you don't need 3G and if you don't have T-Mobile 3G coverage in your area.
    08-14-09 12:32 AM
  14. scuzzy19's Avatar
    [*]Black trackball, but it's not any different from the trackball on the 8320
    actually the trackballs are VERY different the atomic trackballs on the 8900/Tour are made of a different material that doesnt attract dirt and grease as much as the older trackballs
    08-14-09 12:52 AM
  15. godzilla07's Avatar
    actually the trackballs are VERY different the atomic trackballs on the 8900/Tour are made of a different material that doesnt attract dirt and grease as much as the older trackballs
    Sorry to break it to you, but the 8900 and Tour have the same old trackball They may feel different when rolling because of different parts.
    08-14-09 12:57 AM
  16. aristile's Avatar
    Well they are different trackballs, that's very evident if you use them. Either way, its not the Atomic Trackball.
    08-14-09 01:16 AM
  17. rvd2345's Avatar
    I had an 8320 and jumped to an 8900. Go ahead and upgrade if you can. You won't be sorry.
    08-14-09 01:40 AM
  18. Macklessdaddy's Avatar
    Sorry to break it to you, but the 8900 and Tour have the same old trackball They may feel different when rolling because of different parts.
    You need to reread the post of the guy you quoted
    08-14-09 10:48 AM
  19. n3g4tiv3f33db4ck's Avatar
    Different software on the phone will NOT get you and out of warranty fee with T-Mobile. I have replaced 3 different Blackberrys over the years, two of which had beta software on them, and never got an out of warranty fee.
    The fee is only for liquid damage or physical damage to the phone.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-15-09 08:52 PM
  20. Jeenyus's Avatar
    official is .231
    08-15-09 10:50 PM
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