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    8100 OS/DM upgrade BACKWARD COMPATIBLE??

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    Maybe I've been too busy to notice if it were mentioned before. BUT...

    I just got the off the phone with a BB Technician who told me that I can download DM 4.1.1.14 and OS 4.2.0.64 for the 8100 and install it on my 8700 because it is BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE.

    Did you all know that and keep it from me? WTH???

    ANYONE have any info on this, is it true? I can't experiment on my BB right now, its the ONLY phone and ONLY "internet" connection I have from home (long story good for crackberry cafe)

    Its been a rough week, I could use some good news............

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    Re: 8100 OS/DM upgrade BACKWARD COMPATIBLE??

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    I'll have N8 check it out...

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    Re: 8100 OS/DM upgrade BACKWARD COMPATIBLE??

    wow this is the first i have ever heard of this. is it only for the 8100? anyone?

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    Re: 8100 OS/DM upgrade BACKWARD COMPATIBLE??

    Quote Originally Posted by glehman85
    wow this is the first i have ever heard of this. is it only for the 8100? anyone?
    BB Tech convo (summary)

    TECH- "you can download 8100 and install on your 8700 its backwards compatible. That should also help with your issue"

    Me "are you sure? I can use software for the 8100??"

    TECH- "yes, just be sure to make a back up of your BB before you do anything. Updating your OS will wipe out all your info"

    Me- "okay thanks. You sound pretty cute...."

    TECH- "yes I am very cute, with great figure"

    Me- "Really?, thats good to know so.....what are you wearing? "

    (LMAO- Half of this convo is REAL, the other half is NOT)

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    Re: 8100 OS/DM upgrade BACKWARD COMPATIBLE??

    haha lol

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    Re: 8100 OS/DM upgrade BACKWARD COMPATIBLE??

    LOL too funny!

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    Re: 8100 OS/DM upgrade BACKWARD COMPATIBLE??

    Don't know if it's legit or not...Will have to check into it.

    Can't do it on my 8700 right now because:
    A: I already have 4.2 OS loaded on it
    B: I jacked my trackwheel yesterday and the 8700 is nothing but a nice paperweight right now for the most part.

    Will do some searching around though.

    I think if this were true, that it would have been figured out way before now. If I remember correctly, when I first got ahold of a 4.2 OS for the Pearl I still had the 4.1 DM on my work computer and I tried to do exactly this...It would start to load, but would never finish and the device would freeze up.

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    Re: 8100 OS/DM upgrade BACKWARD COMPATIBLE??

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    Anyone else attempted to perform this upgrade?? I got the 8100 upgrades saved on desktop and ready to be executed, but I cannot risk messing up my BB right now. As I mentioned BB is my only phone and only internet source right now.

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    Re: 8100 OS/DM upgrade BACKWARD COMPATIBLE??

    I will attempt it, just give me a while I have to revert my 8700 back to 4.1 as I also have 4.2 on it, also have to clean uninstall DM then I can try it out.


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    Re: 8100 OS/DM upgrade BACKWARD COMPATIBLE??

    Tried it out for fun but didnt work, jvm error 507

    Definetely do not attempt this unless you are good at getting your device back from JVM errors and extremely bored lol.


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    Re: 8100 OS/DM upgrade BACKWARD COMPATIBLE??

    Would this give the 8700 the media play capability?

    Also, this wouldnt be possible to do to an 8703e right?

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    Re: 8100 OS/DM upgrade BACKWARD COMPATIBLE??

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~did I miss a 4.2 update for the 8700. Yikes!!! I thought there wasn't one. Where have I been?

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    Re: 8100 OS/DM upgrade BACKWARD COMPATIBLE??

    Quote Originally Posted by pthomas11
    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~did I miss a 4.2 update for the 8700. Yikes!!! I thought there wasn't one. Where have I been?
    You have not missed anything, RIM has not released any 4.2 Handheld Software for any device but the BB pearl 8100.


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    Re: 8100 OS/DM upgrade BACKWARD COMPATIBLE??

    so then what are these guys talking about having 4.2 on the 8700?

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    Re: 8100 OS/DM upgrade BACKWARD COMPATIBLE??

    There are some people who have a 4.2 that works on the 8700.


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