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    need to upgrade software to 4.2.1 to have new themes on my pearl

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    as per header, can anyone point me in the right direction, dont want to brick my phone, but would like some new themes on my phone. is it just the case of downloading and connecting my phone to put the new software on there.

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    Re: need to upgrade software to 4.2.1 to have new themes on my pearl

    There are pretty easy instructions for the upgrade on here:

    But also go here to learn how to unlock themes. You can upgrade your OS first and then follow the instructions for unlocking vendor themes.

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    Re: need to upgrade software to 4.2.1 to have new themes on my pearl

    i would unlock the themes at the same time you upgrade (easier )

    did someone on here tell you that you need to update to get themes on your pearl? are you having issues putting themes on there now?

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    Re: need to upgrade software to 4.2.1 to have new themes on my pearl

    (Unlocking at the same time means installing the OS on your machine, then do the Unlock themes instructions and THEN you can plug your BB in to update everything.)

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    Re: need to upgrade software to 4.2.1 to have new themes on my pearl

    hi thanks for the replies, will print those instructions off and see how easy it is. I thought I would need to update my sfotware when i click on the application loader and see the themes on there, when i click on one it shows a message user defined theme, software need 4.2.1.
    some of the themes i can see on the phone but after battery pulls etc still cant get them to activate

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    Re: need to upgrade software to 4.2.1 to have new themes on my pearl

    Hi Stolt....

    If you simply want to unlock all of the vendor themes Cheri's advice is easiest - download and install a new OS on your desktop. Delete the vedor.alx file, and follow the instructions above in woddi's post to "unlock themes".

    This is not necessary if you are using App loader to install custom themes you have downloaded. Make sure you are downloading themes that are for your phone.

    Post back exactly what steps you tried and the result and lets see if we can get you going!
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    Re: need to upgrade software to 4.2.1 to have new themes on my pearl

    thanks for all the replies, tried to install the new orange os but for some reason my laptop is struggling to get the download on my system, is the desktop software the same as desktop manager, if so i already have the desktop manager installed, so just need the new os.

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    Re: need to upgrade software to 4.2.1 to have new themes on my pearl

    Yes, Desktop Manager is your desktop software. You can download any carriers OS and delete the vendor file so your phone will recognize it. I beleive .107 or .108 are the most current, and if you edit the blackberry.alx file as per RCBJr's post you should be able to unlock all of the vendor themes. There is also a thread from Reddog that shows what the different vendor themes look like!

    Note - the computer will try to install the newest version on your desktop - suggest you uninstall any OS's you are not using.
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    Re: need to upgrade software to 4.2.1 to have new themes on my pearl

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryF View Post
    Yes, Desktop Manager is your desktop software. You can download any carriers OS and delete the vendor file so your phone will recognize it. I beleive .107 or .108 are the most current, and if you edit the blackberry.alx file as per RCBJr's post you should be able to unlock all of the vendor themes. There is also a thread from Reddog that shows what the different vendor themes look like!

    Note - the computer will try to install the newest version on your desktop - suggest you uninstall any OS's you are not using.

    thanks for all the replies, sorry to be a newbie, but where do i remove the alx file (sorry just seen you mention about someone elses post, i'll check that out and post back)

    i only want to install other themes people have created, not too bothered about other vendor themes.

    ive downloaded the OS fo orange but its showing as 4.2.0 but my handset under the about option is showing v4.2.0.67 platform 2.2.0.39) now to the untrained eye this looks like the same OS, but the themes i want to put on it say i must have 4.2.1. any idea where i can get that OS from.

    thanks once again for all the help, it really is interested.

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