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    OS mystery, can YOU solve it?

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    My friend said she has bad luck when it comes to all things computer related, I just laughed.. but now I think she's right.

    She had the crappy .64 tmob version and it was slow, buggy, etc. I told her she should upgrade to .71 from cingular. I lead her to cingular's download page and to the package link and she d/led it.. after I lead her through install and phone rebooted, tell me how she ended up with 1.66??

    I only figured this out after she commented "oO, new smiley!' and "what happened to the tmo zen theme?". I then had her type myver and bam.. so I then had her look in add/remove program panel and there was only 2 blackberry items inside: desktop software 4.2 and blackberry v4.2.0. I then had her click 'click here for support' and the version was 4.2.0.71...

    how did this happen?

    my heads about to explode. it makes no sense! I checked the download package and it's the right one.. it's not on her computer.. what.. how

    AHHHHH!

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    Re: OS mystery, can YOU solve it?

    so...did it get onto her phone???

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    Re: OS mystery, can YOU solve it?

    Quote Originally Posted by sashadelgado
    so...did it get onto her phone???
    that's the mystery.

    she had .64, d/led .71, installed it, ran it and ended up with 1.66..

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    Re: OS mystery, can YOU solve it?

    hmmm...seems like funky subraction to me!

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    Re: OS mystery, can YOU solve it?

    mystery.

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    I think the BB gods must have wanted it that way lol

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    Re: OS mystery, can YOU solve it?

    why don't you uninstall and start over then...see if the same thing happens?

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ That's freaky.

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    Re: OS mystery, can YOU solve it?

    Quote Originally Posted by cherrichiodo
    why don't you uninstall and start over then...see if the same thing happens?
    I would like to figure out the 'how' and I got a PM with a good possibility (that didn't even cross my mind), the packaging from the cingular site may have been updated incorrectly recently. the only way to confirm or not is if I removed my 4.2.0/4.2.1, redownloaded the cingular .71 currently up, installed it then run update and see what OS I came out with..

    I really don't wanna go through all that. She's not that cute. I would if it were you though Cherri <3 (sorry about last night)

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    Re: OS mystery, can YOU solve it?

    Ok, I went ahead and did it and I came out with .71. Out of thinking she was a complete putz I went ahead and had her remove all blackberry installed stuff. I then sent her the various stuff. I even took screen shots! skipping into story, everything is installed and when connecting up BB and running app loader it gives the "older OS" screen and she chooses it, next, next, next. everything installs, starts up and...

    1.66.

    I have her check her add/remove screen and there is handheld 4.2.0. I have her click for more info and it's 4.2.0.71 platform 2.2.0.41, but within blackberry it's showing 4.2.1.66.. how is this even possible? it seems like a bad joke, but it's not.

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    Re: OS mystery, can YOU solve it?

    Quote Originally Posted by blackninja
    Ok, I went ahead and did it and I came out with .71. Out of thinking she was a complete putz I went ahead and had her remove all blackberry installed stuff. I then sent her the various stuff. I even took screen shots! skipping into story, everything is installed and when connecting up BB and running app loader it gives the "older OS" screen and she chooses it, next, next, next. everything installs, starts up and...

    1.66.

    I have her check her add/remove screen and there is handheld 4.2.0. I have her click for more info and it's 4.2.0.71 platform 2.2.0.41, but within blackberry it's showing 4.2.1.66.. how is this even possible? it seems like a bad joke, but it's not.
    It has to be a dodgy download file. Probably the description does not match the file itself

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    Re: OS mystery, can YOU solve it?

    Quote Originally Posted by sinkers
    It has to be a dodgy download file. Probably the description does not match the file itself
    I thought so too so I d/led and installed it on my phone before sending it from my system to hers directly. i'm currently on .71 now (having downgraded from 1.66 to check that none of the d/led files were mislabeled or corrupt)q.

    all I can think is she did not choose the downgrade option as she says she did.. going to walk her through it again.

    some people are just meant to have sidekicks.
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    Sounds like a glitch, and the status screen is stuck. Have you tried a wipe?

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    Re: OS mystery, can YOU solve it?

    Quote Originally Posted by I7oobie
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    Sounds like a glitch, and the status screen is stuck. Have you tried a wipe?
    will give it a try.

    thanks for the idea

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    Re: OS mystery, can YOU solve it?

    LOL figures doesn't it?

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