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    Re: No way to turn auto backlight off

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    that is the package version. but that is actually 4.2.1.66
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    Re: No way to turn auto backlight off

    the other 4.2.0.75 is the .64 Tmo OS..

    if you want the .101 OS the platform is 4.3.0.80
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    Re: No way to turn auto backlight off

    Please excuse my ignorance on the difference between an OS version and a package version. Nevertheless, that's what I installed and what broke the media player. So, if you know of a different link to get 4.2.1.101, feel free to post it so I can give that a try.

    How is one to know from the version number whether it's a package or the OS version? Seems to me the two concepts intertwine.

    Thanks for the clarification, though!
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    Re: No way to turn auto backlight off

    And for the sake of newcomers, what we're talking about is _NOT_ available from the URL and process I stated in a previous post (which was indicated early on in this thread.) So, if we can get an updated URL posted, that would greatly help!

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    Re: No way to turn auto backlight off

    If you just go here:

    http://members.a1.net/updateservice/bb/

    And then select this one:


    Firmware für BlackBerry 8100 (Pearl) - Version 4.2.1.101

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    Re: No way to turn auto backlight off

    Thanks - will try that tonight and post my results.

    May be useful to have that URL on the thread that talks about the latest firmware for the 8100 as well, but I'll leave that to the experts.

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    Re: No way to turn auto backlight off

    Lo and behold, 4.2.1.101 OS appears to have done the trick! THANK YOU!

    Media player is working normally, picture viewing is running as expected (a little slower when looking at the device memory, but tolerable.) I've not tested calls / dropped calls yet, but if I have a problem there, I know which thread to start that conversation in.

    The above URL, combined with the upgrade procedures in the first part of this thread are what I used, and seems to be another successful upgrade! Looks like I get a brand new phone AND a working OS. Yay!
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    Re: No way to turn auto backlight off

    Glad everything worked out!

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    Re: No way to turn auto backlight off

    Some follow-up, I called T-Mobile, who sent me to BlackBerry support, who sent me to RIM. The carrier will only support 4.2.0.64 until they have an update ready to roll out to all T-Mobile customers. This is something that was already said earlier in this thread, but I wanted to reinforce that there is no ETA for this upgrade, and I was again told to download the Cingular 8100 software and use that until T-Mobile has theirs rolled out.

    If you are beyond your 14 day eval period, you will NOT get a refund or be able to migrate to another phone. In other words, once an 8100 user, always an 8100 user for T-Mobile, regardless of the scope, severity or escallations that are involved. Not exactly a customer service oriented response from them, nor a "we'll make it right" approach that I'd have expected from them.

    Keep that in mind when purchasing an 8100 from T-Mobile.

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    Re: No way to turn auto backlight off

    T-Mobile FINALLY put out an 8100 OS update!!! Update to 4.2.1.103 is available at the following URL:

    http://tmobile.infospace.com/tmweb/(...px?deviceID=25

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    Re: No way to turn auto backlight off

    Winzlo
    I followed your thread with interest, and I"m glad T MO came out with a new OS release yesterday.

    I'm curious, though. I happen to really like the fact that the Pearl dims in dark light areas, so that the screen doesn't hurt my eyes, and so that it saves battery life, and brightens when you go outdoors into bright conditions.

    Just curious, what didn't you like about that feature? (You obviously must have really hated it to go to all the trouble you went through)

    Not judging at all, I'm just wondering...

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    Re: No way to turn auto backlight off

    Shel -

    I work in a dark cubicle during the day, and my evenings are spent in clubs and places where I DJ (inherantly dark). Even with the brightness set to 100, it was giving me a max brightness of 30 in those areas. From what I've read on this and other threads, other people simply don't like the fact that it seems to trigger in unusual circomstances, where they would not expect it to. It may have improved in the newer OS, but I'm happy with a fixed value of 100.

    The upgrade from 4.2.0.64 to 4.2.1.103 was a complete success, as was the upgrade from 4.2.1.101 to 4.2.1.103 (I now have 2 8100's that I'm administrating, and probably going to add a few more as family members find out how cool they are.)

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