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    I bought a BB 7290 from ebay.
    several problems that I have encountered was the task and the memopad is missing. also, I tried to update the firmware but it seems that nothing is happening. what can I do?

    how can i update my firmware?

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    Re: Need help

    try menu "show" all.

    also try default theme

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    Re: Need help

    I tried it just now....
    Nothing happened...

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    Re: Need help

    What OS did you download and install on your computer to update the firmware? Was it for the carrier that the unit was originally built for? If not, did you delete the vendor.xml file before you launched DM?

    You must install an OS that is compatible with the 7290 before you can do a firmware update (which is actually not doing a traditional firmware upgrade but merely a software upgrade since almost all functions in the unit are software based). If I recall right, the 7290 will not run any version beyond 4.1 OS due to memory restrictions. I may be wrong about the OS version though and it may not run beyond 4.0.

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    Re: Need help

    I downloaded the T-Mobile version. (T-Mobile_BlackBerry_7290_v4.1.0.377)

    I installed it.... and opened DM... I was waiting for the prompt to tell me that a software update is available.... but nothing happened.

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    Re: Need help

    is it possible to reformat my BB?

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    Re: Need help

    Did you do a search and delete the "vendor.xml" file? If the software version is not from the same carrier as the unit was originally designed for it will not recognize that it is on your computer unless a unit from that carrier is plugged in or you delete the "vendor.xml" file. I can not remember where it is located but do know it is in the Research In Motion\Common Files\ directory.

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    Re: Need help

    thanks man! problem solved

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    Re: Need help

    one last thing... will this process lock my phone to t-mobile again?

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    Re: Need help

    I posted a reply, but while i wuz typing it the problem was solved so I erased it - i'm too slow of a typist

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    Re: Need help

    No it will not lock it back down. The lock codes for the simlock are stored in the low-level CMOS which is not changed during the upgrade process.

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    Re: Need help

    ok. thanks

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