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    Questions on Verizon 8703e OS/Software

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    I just got my 8703e from Verizon on 12/8 and I'm wondering if I should upgrade the OS to Sprint's (is that possible?) As a former Treo user, this wasn't supported. What do I need to do in order to do this? What are the advantages? I assume this does not "unlock" GPS capabilities, or everyone would do it, so I just want to understand this a bit more.

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    the sprint os is a newer verison of the hh os for blackberry i have 7130e vzw with sprint hh os i found it is much faster in responding to input as well as fewer memory leaks the vzw software leaked memory imho like a sive
    just download and install on desktop then delete vendor.xml then connect hand held launch dm and install and try it out
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    There isnt much difference between the two, nothing vital that would make your life easier. The memory leaks is a good excuse to upgrade though, if you experience that. Just try out the Verizon OS, then switch to the Sprint OS. Remember you will have to do a new enterprise activation when you upgrade OS.

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    With the EVDO BB's, you can only install another EVDO carriers software, correct? And right now, which is the most up to date software for and 8703e?
    My BB History: 7510>7520>7100>7100t>7130c>8700c>8100>8300>8310>81 30>8330>9530>9630

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    Re: Questions on Verizon 8703e OS/Software

    Alltel is the newest now I have it on mine so far so good and no it just has to be cdma verizon telstra sprint alltel telus ect.~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    Re: Questions on Verizon 8703e OS/Software

    Richard>>> Could you post us a link to the software location?

    Thanxs..........

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    Re: Questions on Verizon 8703e OS/Software

    Quick question. I have 4.2 desktop manager. Struggling to find link for 4.2 OS Sprint/Alltel. Any advice. Thanks, Damian

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    Re: Questions on Verizon 8703e OS/Software

    here is alltel newest for 8703e
    https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...03923A1C591DB4
    here is sprint newest for 7130e
    https://www.blackberry.com/SoftwareD...ient=URNZcPHMm
    here is where i go to check on software
    http://dynoplex.com/rimos.shtml
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    Re: Questions on Verizon 8703e OS/Software

    swo what are the bennys to change OS's from verizons to others?

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    Re: Questions on Verizon 8703e OS/Software

    I have no idea what any of this means but I get then genreal idea and I think it applys to me I have an 8703e. I was just trying to figure out what os I was running on?

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    Re: Questions on Verizon 8703e OS/Software

    You can type ALT+EACE to see OS, etc., or the easiest way to see what you are running is go to OPTIONS, then ABOUT. You will see it listed there.

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    Re: Questions on Verizon 8703e OS/Software

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~what version os did sprint release?

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    Re: Questions on Verizon 8703e OS/Software

    Don't know. I recently switched to a 8130 (Pearl 2) on Verizon. The latest releases can be found here:

    http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...ll_models.html

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