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    Can't manage to update OS on Blackberry 7290 :-(

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    Hello Everybody,

    Sorry for disturbing you with a very silly question, but I’m quite of a newbie with Blackberries…

    I recently bought a second-hand Blackberry 7290, in good condition. It runs OS 4.0.2 (seen in OPTIONS > APPLICATIONS)

    I tried to install so new themes but they didn’t work (impossible to select the themes in the OPTIONS > THEMES menu). I searched for answers in the Internet and saw that themes will only work with OS 4.1 an above.

    I installed « Desktop Manager 4.2.1.8 », and then « Blackberry software 4.2.1.8 », restarted the computer, and finally connected my Blackberry to the computer. Unfortonately this didn’t give anything : the Desktop Manager didn’t recognize that an update was available and the OS on the Blackberry itself wasn’t updated.

    I tried several ways and I’ve been searching a lot in the Internet, and didn’t find any answer…

    Can anyone help ? I’m a bit desperate…

    Thanks,

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    Re: Can't manage to update OS on Blackberry 7290 :-(

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    What's the actual handheld software version?

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    Re: Can't manage to update OS on Blackberry 7290 :-(

    4.0.2, as I told in my initial message. Except if I misunderstood your question ?

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    Re: Can't manage to update OS on Blackberry 7290 :-(

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    Which are you trying to upgrade to?

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    Re: Can't manage to update OS on Blackberry 7290 :-(

    4.2.1.8 as mentioned in my message above.
    I could satisfy with 4.1.x (sufficient to run themes) if you know any incompatibility with 4.2.x...

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    Re: Can't manage to update OS on Blackberry 7290 :-(

    Last edited by I7oobie; 04-29-2007 at 09:19 PM. Reason: Automerged.
    Black G1 w/Root
    JesusFreke's Moddified RC30 v1.3
    Auto-rotate Enabled
    Auto-rotate Browser Enabled
    Manup's Blue Star 5 Theme

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    Re: Can't manage to update OS on Blackberry 7290 :-(

    Have already done everything described in this guide, but it didn't work...
    OK, I'll try again with simple 4.1 (and not 4.2) and come back here if it still not works.

    Thanks

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    Re: Can't manage to update OS on Blackberry 7290 :-(

    How goes the battle?
    Black G1 w/Root
    JesusFreke's Moddified RC30 v1.3
    Auto-rotate Enabled
    Auto-rotate Browser Enabled
    Manup's Blue Star 5 Theme

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    Re: Can't manage to update OS on Blackberry 7290 :-(

    The 4.2 os is for 8100,8700 and 8800 models only!!

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    Re: Can't manage to update OS on Blackberry 7290 :-(

    Man, it lasted an eternity until I got it, but thanks a lot ! It worked... I know have OS 4.1 on my 7290 and managed to activate the themes...
    Thanks! :=)

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    Re: Can't manage to update OS on Blackberry 7290 :-(

    hope this works.. i just came up on a used bb 7290 i canot do anything.. go online.. said that i dont have the servis books... i cant get thmes. i have 4.0 on it .... i am using my friends computer for this becouse i have a apple computer.. please help with getting me online so that i can get my emails and please let me know if there is anyway to use the bb on a apple.. thanks

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