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    Daylight Savings Time Help Needed

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    I have an 8100. When I got it in January 2007 it was running the original operating system (which version I can't recall). Our office rolled out the DST patches and I installed it on my Pearl. My recollection is that it worked correctly. This summer I upgraded my OS to 4.2.1.94. I had some difficulties with a bad USB connection and had to run the loader program several times before my blackberry would return to normal. The patch disappeared in the course of this upgrade and I didn't think twice about it. In October my blackberry did not respond to the change in DST. I installed the patch shortly after the time change and nothing happened, but I assumed it was because the installation came after the change. But, this spring it happened again. After several hours on the phone with my provider I reinstalled the operating system in case it had been corrupted and for a short time it seemed to be working and then, after reloading my backup it went back an hour again.

    My service provider says they think it is a problem with my enterprise server profile and I have a request in to work to look into it but as I ssem to be the sole sufferer on this in the office I am wondering how likely this is as a solution. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Is it something in my backed up settings? I could always reload the operating system again and reset all my preferences from scratch if I thought it would make a difference but I don't want to go through the whole uninstall/reinstall again unless I have to.

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    To my knowledge a backup would just grab the time the phone had. If you reload your backup it will put the time that backup had so..
    Manually change to time ahead for now and wait till the next time change and with your new OS it will be corrected

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    Can you please confirm the current OS you are running?
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    I am running 4.2.1.94 on the Blackberry. Windows XP on the desktop.

    With respect to the other post, I am concerned if I make the change manually I will mess up all of my appointments? If my system is going to automatically make the change in April then I can probably live with a mental note until then that the time is incorrect. If, however, because I have the new OS it isn't going to make it at all I guess I should go ahead and make the change manually to minimize future appointment issues. What do you think?

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    Interesting in that I actually don't think there is a DST patch for .94, from what I can see it should be current enough to handle the time change. if you decide to update your OS I would recommend .107 from TMO, it ran very well for me on my 8100, and that may correct your situation. Otherwise Jeff may have your best solution.

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    That's what Rogers told me. That the DST patch should have been built in to the upgraded OS. We even reloaded it yesterday in case it was corrupt the first time. As I said it worked briefly upon restart after the reinstall but at some point after I loaded my backup it went back to the original time and has remained stubbornly there.

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    Mel,

    Please check the TIME ZONE settings on your desktop and your BB and make sure that they are IDENTICAL....post back your result.
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    If you hit options> Date/Time then select to have the network time on your blackberry shouldn't it take care of the matter? My understanding is that the berry checks with the network and then updates the time as required.

    My 8100 went fine. Actually I didn't change the clocks at my house because I rely on my berry to do the thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryF View Post
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    Please check the TIME ZONE settings on your desktop and your BB and make sure that they are IDENTICAL....post back your result.
    Well, no, they are not identical because one (my desktop) is running Eastern Daylight Savings Time and the other (my blackberry) is running Eastern Time. There isn't an option in Blackberry time zones to change to Eastern Daylight Savings Time though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kolosus View Post
    If you hit options> Date/Time then select to have the network time on your blackberry shouldn't it take care of the matter? My understanding is that the berry checks with the network and then updates the time as required.

    My 8100 went fine. Actually I didn't change the clocks at my house because I rely on my berry to do the thinking.
    Sounds logical, unfortunately I tried it and my Blackberry categorically ignored it, stubbornly remaining an hour behind after changing it to Network from Blackberry, saving it, doing a battery flip and pretty much any other combination and permutation you can think of. It also refused to change when I set the Desktop Manager to synchronize to my desktop time. The only way to change it is to manually change the time.

    I know what you mean about relying on the Blackberry, I do too and had a surprise on Monday when I thought I had gotten up early to go to the gym based on my Blackberry alarm and got a call from my friend asking me where the heck I was just as I was leisurely brushing my teeth.

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    Mel,

    Sorry, that may be a bit misleading, you are correct, my BB is set to Central Time (-6), no mention of DST and all is fine here...however my desktop simply says the same, (GMT-6) Central Time, also no mention of DST other than the check box to automatically adjust. Also I checked my Outlook and time zones defaults to Central Time there as well.

    I have at least one other thread with the same issue so we will continue to dig into this so check back and post if there is any update....
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryF View Post
    Mel,

    Sorry, that may be a bit misleading, you are correct, my BB is set to Central Time (-6), no mention of DST and all is fine here...however my desktop simply says the same, (GMT-6) Central Time, also no mention of DST other than the check box to automatically adjust. Also I checked my Outlook and time zones defaults to Central Time there as well.
    Just to clarify, if I look under the Date&Time tab on my desktop clock it says Time Zone: Eastern Daylight Time, under the Time Zone tab it says Eastern Time with a checked box for adjusting for Daylight Savings Time.

    Thanks for looking into this.

    ETA: I found this thread which seems promisingly like what I am seeing. I have forwarded it on to our IT guys at work to see if they can help me run this protocol. http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...tml#post482635

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    I'm trying to remember how exactly I set up my phone through the Set-Up Tutorial, but when DST kicked into effect this past weekend, my phone flipped over without a hitch. I currently have a AT/T 8100 running the Rogers .109 OS. BTW, not sure if makes any difference, but I am also in the central US.

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~well a few questions. Are you on a company BES? Well I guess that's just one. I'm very sure that you'd have to be on a later version of software. I tyhink on the version your running you'd hve to have the patch. If the patch disappeared then it would have had to be reinstalled. I had that issue on my pearl a couple of times where I reloaded or wiped my handheld and had to redownload the patch again. Upgrade your software to the t-mobile .107 like gary suggested

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    A quick update. The fix I found at:

    http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...tml#post482635

    seems to have done the trick. Blackberry is showing correct time consistently for several hours now and my appointments are at the right times. Will let you know if I encounter any further issues.

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