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    How to get the latest OS for Cingular Pearl 8100??

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    How to get the latest OS for Cingular Pearl 8100??

    I have a Pearl 8100 Cingular branded, it has the OS 4.2.0.71, is this the latest? Do I need to upgrade it?

    I tried to find it and could only find the OS for "AT&T Pearl 8100c" ... What is this "c" version?

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    Re: How to get the latest OS for Cingular Pearl 8100??

    c = Cingular
    Guide on how to upgrade = http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...lackberry.html
    list of OS versions = http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...ll_models.html

    The latest version is 4.2.1.108. The thread above will take you to the download for it if you wish... just follow the guide above if you do.

    edit: *note
    if you do go to upgrade, make sure you stick with 8100 OS's not other types (ie 8120 or 8130 they do not work for your BB)

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    Re: How to get the latest OS for Cingular Pearl 8100??

    You can go here. www.att.com/bbdownloads. Then select your model. There should be something more up to date software there.

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    Re: How to get the latest OS for Cingular Pearl 8100??

    Thanks guys for quick response. Let me ask one more thing, I've seen a video of the Pearl 8130 and It looks like it has a nicer visual, I mean, round edges windows and etc... is there any way to do that on the Pearl 8100?

    I've been noticing that the Pearl 8130 is starting to get popular, is that really way better than the 8100 or just CDMA/GSM differences? I just bought my 8100 and I don't wanna hear that I bought an outdated version and for less I could get the new one, thanks.

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    Re: How to get the latest OS for Cingular Pearl 8100??

    the 8130 is a CDMA version of the 8100 but it also has a GPS (unless you get it with Verizon then it's limited), a 2mp camera instead of 1.3mp, and it can record video
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    Re: How to get the latest OS for Cingular Pearl 8100??

    I live in the US and have cingular on the 8100...... Which os do I download, I see they have hong kong, singapore, etc.
    Second question is there any type of update or application that will let the 8100 record video?
    Thank you

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    Re: How to get the latest OS for Cingular Pearl 8100??

    Quote Originally Posted by dlinander View Post
    I live in the US and have cingular on the 8100...... Which os do I download, I see they have hong kong, singapore, etc.
    Second question is there any type of update or application that will let the 8100 record video?
    Thank you
    download ANY OS for the 8100 (not 8120 or 8130) from ANY carrier. Just delete the vendor.xml file
    there is a guide on this forum - make sure to follow it (see post #2 above)

    no, you cannot record video
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    Re: How to get the latest OS for Cingular Pearl 8100??

    Good question is... for example, I have the cingular branded Pear 8100, but I was wondering if... is there any "non-brand" (generic) OS for the 8100, because I'm not going to use my Pearl with any of US carries (going abroad) and I was wondering if I could have an generic OS...

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    Re: How to get the latest OS for Cingular Pearl 8100??

    BB Pearl 8100 slowwwww a lot! Is that normal?? I mean, I just reinstall all the OS and it's still the same thing. I thought this Pearl was powerful enough to run fast and smoothly at least on it's basic OS install.

    Sometimes I just try to open the camera app and it takes forever... maybe just try to change profiles and also takes long time... =(

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    Re: How to get the latest OS for Cingular Pearl 8100??

    yes it is slow with a full installation. There is a thread around here that will guide you on how to save memory space.. that will also increase the performance of the BB. Try that out it should help
    edit: here is the link to that guide: http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...lackberry.html
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    Re: How to get the latest OS for Cingular Pearl 8100??

    Which OS did you upgrade to? The latest?
    Do you have many 3rd party apps installed?
    Try a battery pull also, sometimes that helps when
    things get slow.
    See the Official Latest OS threads updated regularly for All Devices.
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    Re: How to get the latest OS for Cingular Pearl 8100??

    Thx cliffr39.

    Lavagirl, I downloaded the BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.2.1.164 (Multilanguage) (~70mb) (removed the vendor.xml)...

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    Re: How to get the latest OS for Cingular Pearl 8100??

    Ok, just follow that "how to os upgrade" thread I linked for you (2nd thread) and you should be fine.
    Let us know how it goes.
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    Re: How to get the latest OS for Cingular Pearl 8100??

    Well... it upgraded well, it took like 5 minutes to respond any command but after that, It started to work fine, I think its just the first time after upgrade demands time.

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