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    When Upgrading OS

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    If you upgrade the OS on your 8703e (Sprint, moving up to v4.1.0.493) to fix the DST issue do you have to:

    1 - Re-establish your BES email connection as well as your personal email (i.e. yahoo)?
    2 - Do you have to re-install / restore your other applications?
    3 - Do you have to manually re-set other settings?

    Thanks,

    Tony

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    Re: When Upgrading OS

    Bumping this for ya cause I don't have an answer

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    Re: When Upgrading OS

    *my best guesses using a regular OS upgrade as an example

    If you upgrade the OS on your 8703e (Sprint, moving up to v4.1.0.493) to fix the DST issue do you have to:

    1 - Re-establish your BES email connection as well as your personal email (i.e. yahoo)? YES
    2 - Do you have to re-install / restore your other applications? YES
    3 - Do you have to manually re-set other settings? YES

    Again, this is just my best educated guess considering all of it needs to be done when doing a regular OS upgrade, and I am kind of assuming this is pretty much a regular OS upgrade.

    You MAY be able to download Desktop Manager 4.2 and it will automatically save all of that stuff for you (except for the BES).

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    Re: When Upgrading OS

    Are there any advantages to doing this upgrade?
    Having the latest electronics, not priceless

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    Re: When Upgrading OS

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    Re: When Upgrading OS

    Looked on sprints site and could not see the update all I see is .359
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    Re: When Upgrading OS

    You can check here for more info

    http://www.blackberry.com/select/dst...e_impact.shtml

    I hear there may be an option to user the BB browser and download the update OTA

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    Re: When Upgrading OS

    Quote Originally Posted by MWPatterson
    Looked on sprints site and could not see the update all I see is .359
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    1 - I went through the Blackberry site talking about the DST issue. In a nutshell, click the first link.

    http://www.blackberry.com/select/dst...e_impact.shtml

    2 - Search for "Sprint" on the page. You will find Sprint under the section, "BlackBerry® Device Software Versions 4.1.0.346 through 4.1.0.365"

    3 - Press the link you find for Sprint on the page: https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...BB765225CE8C0E

    4 - On the page it takes you to follow the wizard and select "Blackberry 8703e (TM).

    5 - As you go through the wizard you will get to where I found the update for the Blackberry 8703e. Here is a summary of what it will give you:

    Software For BlackBerry 8703e(TM)


    BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.1.0.493 (Multilanguage)

    Package Version: 4.1.0.493
    Consisting of:
    • Applications: 4.1.0.359
    • Software Platform: 2.2.0.166
    • File name: 8703eEFSBP_PBr4.1.0_rel493_PL2.2.0.166_A4.1.0.359_ SprintPCS.exe
    • File size: 40.4 MB




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    Re: When Upgrading OS

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~this seems to be the same os that is already installed, look under options and about and you will notice that the application and platform are already these versions of the os, so I take it as no new os release as of yet

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    Re: When Upgrading OS

    Quote Originally Posted by diaz1023
    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~this seems to be the same os that is already installed, look under options and about and you will notice that the application and platform are already these versions of the os, so I take it as no new os release as of yet
    I got my 8703e from Sprint on November 28 and my version says, "4.1.0.359"

    Tony

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    Re: When Upgrading OS

    Before you upgrade, sync your BB with Desktop Manager. After the upgrade you can sync it and the BES activation will have begun automatically after disconnecting.

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    Re: When Upgrading OS

    I found it after posting the message and installed it. Thanks it was easy, I had to reinstall opera and bbtools but other than that it wa painless.
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    Re: When Upgrading OS

    Quote Originally Posted by MWPatterson
    I found it after posting the message and installed it. Thanks it was easy, I had to reinstall opera and bbtools but other than that it wa painless.
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    Great I am glad it worked! I have not had a chance to do it yet, you think you could reply back with the steps to prepare for it, install it and then restore it? Are you on BES?

    Thanks,

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    Re: When Upgrading OS

    Tony,

    I downloaded the Software from the web site listed above.
    Plug your Blackberry into your PC.
    Close Desktop Manager
    Then I installed the the New software form the PC.
    It backups your information, installes the new version and then it puts yuor information back onto your Backberry.
    It restarts your Blackberry.
    You can remove the software from your PC at thei time by re-running the installation application that you downloaded and select remove from PC. Other wise it will always show it when you sync your pc to it.

    There you go. That is all there is to it.
    I do NOT have or use any BES at this time.

    I did loose the following applications.
    BBToday, BBWeather, Opera, and 2 more but, when I need I will redownload.

    Mike

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    Re: When Upgrading OS

    Did it restore your "Profile" settings? In other words, I have set my profiles up using specific ringtones, number of rings, etc... and even a few news ones. Will restore those back or will I have to go in and reset all those?

    Thanks,

    Tony

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