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    8703e Upgrade to 4.2

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    Heeelllppp!! I just got my 8703e via Telus. I am a brand new Blackberry user and new to the forums. This is a very impressive and informative forum. Kudos to the Admin(s). My question is this....Can I upgrade my BB to 4.2 with the Verizon software for the Pearl or should I just wait and see if Telus releases it? I have a friend who works at RIM and he tells me that if I use an un-approved upgrade my device will no longer be supported by them. I have noticed a few references to "Telus" in other threads which leads me to believe that there are other Albertans or Canadians here. Have any of you tried to do the upgrade to the 8703e ? If so is it worth it ?....Any respondants can PIN me with an answer at 3017676c Any help would be immensely appreciated

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    Re: 8703e Upgrade to 4.2

    Quote Originally Posted by Spynguy
    Heeelllppp!! I just got my 8703e via Telus. I am a brand new Blackberry user and new to the forums. This is a very impressive and informative forum. Kudos to the Admin(s). My question is this....Can I upgrade my BB to 4.2 with the Verizon software for the Pearl or should I just wait and see if Telus releases it? I have a friend who works at RIM and he tells me that if I use an un-approved upgrade my device will no longer be supported by them. I have noticed a few references to "Telus" in other threads which leads me to believe that there are other Albertans or Canadians here. Have any of you tried to do the upgrade to the 8703e ? If so is it worth it ?....Any respondants can PIN me with an answer at 3017676c Any help would be immensely appreciated
    First, there is no 4.2 for CDMA blackberry's out yet for any carrier. Second, Verizon does not offer the Pearl (yet). What you RIM friend means is you cannot upgrade a blackberry OS across wireless technology, i.e. GSM vs CDMA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whsbuss
    First, there is no 4.2 for CDMA blackberry's out yet for any carrier. Second, Verizon does not offer the Pearl (yet). What you RIM friend means is you cannot upgrade a blackberry OS across wireless technology, i.e. GSM vs CDMA.
    By saying "yet" does that mean 4.2 for cdma may be out soon? Just wondered 'cause I am Alltel w/8703e.

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    Re: 8703e Upgrade to 4.2

    Yep 4.2 is ready from RIM they're just waiting for the provider to be ready to release it
    I'm french canadian so I can also help you in french, just PM me
    UNLESS it is for a BETA OS, it's at your own risk and I won't support it
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    Re: 8703e Upgrade to 4.2

    Great!!!!! Now I just need someone from Alltel to tell me when they'll be ready

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    Re: 8703e Upgrade to 4.2

    I don't think customer care will even know
    I'm french canadian so I can also help you in french, just PM me
    UNLESS it is for a BETA OS, it's at your own risk and I won't support it
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    Re: 8703e Upgrade to 4.2

    Alltel has no idea when that is comming out....

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    Re: 8703e Upgrade to 4.2

    You'll definitely know when it is out. It will be posted all over every BB forum site.

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    Re: 8703e Upgrade to 4.2

    OK maybe it wasn't Verizon. I do know I managed to find 4.2 for the Pearl I'm just unsure of the carrier. Next question: Is that all I have to look for is the upgrade to be "CDMA". ? And no, I did explain to my buddy from RIM that this wasn't an OTA download but would be loaded via my PC. He basically said that until it gets approved and branded by ""Don't" Telus" that RIM wouldn't offer any support for the device as doing this would void the warranty

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    Re: 8703e Upgrade to 4.2

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~The os is device specific hence the 4.e for the 8700's but not the 8703 so the Pearl OS you have will probably brick the 8703 or not load at all. For now 8703 owners will have to just wait

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    Re: 8703e Upgrade to 4.2

    Does anyone have any update on this??

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    Re: 8703e Upgrade to 4.2

    I keep hoping.

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    Re: 8703e Upgrade to 4.2

    Pearl software will not work on the 8700.

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    Re: 8703e Upgrade to 4.2

    Still waiting for CDMA 4.2 here too. Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock....

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    Re: 8703e Upgrade to 4.2

    Just be patient guys, I can tell you it should be soon
    I'm french canadian so I can also help you in french, just PM me
    UNLESS it is for a BETA OS, it's at your own risk and I won't support it
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