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    Can I upgrade my unlocked 8700G to 4.2?

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    Hello.

    I have an 8700g that was originally with T-Mobile. I unlocked the phone, switched providers, swapped SIM cards and have successfully been with ATT for almost a year now.

    I think I'd like to try the new software - 4.2. Is there any danger in this? (When I power up the phone it still says T-Mobile)

    Thanks!

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    Re: Can I upgrade my unlocked 8700G to 4.2?

    the splash id won't go away...your bb is branded to tmo.

    upgrading isn't a bad idea. i think that most of the 8700's out there are upgrading now or have already

    as always, its at your own risk. just come back here if you have any issues

    welcome to pinstack

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    Re: Can I upgrade my unlocked 8700G to 4.2?

    you should always use the most current OS. If you want to play it safe, stick to carrier approved OSes, otherwise, go nuts and use any carriers OS, whatever is newer.

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    Re: Can I upgrade my unlocked 8700G to 4.2?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedblais View Post
    Is there any danger in this?
    Technically there's always a risk when upgrading. It's pretty small though.

    You can upgrade any BB -- locked or unlocked (the subsidy lock is irrelevant and has nothing to do with the OS and vice versa).

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    Re: Can I upgrade my unlocked 8700G to 4.2?

    i upgraded my 8700g from 4.1 to 4.2 and the swtich was smooth as I used tmobs official os. funny on their site there were so many known unfixed bugs for that release it made me think twice about upgrading. i liked all the new functionality except accessing the ringtones and pictures from memory became very slow and my tethering to pc no longer worked.

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