Thanks to Hooper for sending this in!
Oct 22, 2008 at 6:52 pm
Does anyone know where the 0S 18.104.22.168 download is on the AT&T site?
Oct 22, 2008 at 7:05 pm
It's in the post but if you go to http://www.att.com/bbdownloads you will find it.
Oct 22, 2008 at 7:06 pm
I wonder if this d/l changes anything at all from the .167 I currently have loaded.
Oct 22, 2008 at 7:27 pm
I've personally not loaded this version, but from past experience not much changes from the "leaked" version to the launch version..although, with that being said...their were a few changes in the T-Mobile .81 as opposed to the leaked version but it was mainly T-Mobile specific additions.
Oct 22, 2008 at 7:37 pm
And yet AT&T still have no 4.5 love for the Curve...
Oct 22, 2008 at 9:07 pm
They can post a 4.6 version of the OS for a product that is not even released yet, but they can't give us an official 4.5 for the existing hardware! Way to go AT&T...you've found just another way to piss off your existing customers!
Oct 22, 2008 at 8:06 pm
will this os work on the curve? or is it only for the bold
Oct 22, 2008 at 8:51 pm
Ditto on that question!
Oct 22, 2008 at 9:09 pm
The Bold is a different phone, so the 4.6 OS will only work on the Bold and nothing else.
Nov 6, 2008 at 8:12 pm
that is incorrect. I have the Curve 8310 and updated to OS 4.6 successfully. It has unlocked a video recorder, ability to record voice notes that can be set as ringtones, and also most cool the ability to watch Youtube online. I would definitely recommend going to Att.com and downloading OS 4.6 for all curve users!
Oct 22, 2008 at 8:46 pm
I'm a stickler with trying to stay OEM and "recommended by carrier". If AT&T now gets .167, what would be the ETA for Rogers getting it as well?
Oct 22, 2008 at 9:53 pm
ha ha before all this I already found out att would ship .167 with the bold but also heard if anything might be a newer os
Oct 22, 2008 at 9:59 pm
When I go to the AT&T software download page, it says this version...
Software Download for AT&T
Downloading BlackBerry Handheld Software v22.214.171.1248 (Multilanguage)
what is that?
Oct 22, 2008 at 10:48 pm
Is the Rogers branded Bold excluded from this OS upgrade??
In other words, if I attempt to add this OS to my Bold will it fuck up my BB?? Or should I just wait until Rogers or Blackberry puts out an official release?
I already upgraded to .162....So I'm just curious and is it worth downloading?
Oct 22, 2008 at 11:02 pm
You can install any vendor's OS on any vendor's phone (provided the phone is the same model). Just follow the directions from blackberryforums
1. Make sure you have Desktop Manager 4.2 SP2 or higher installed.
2. Download the above file to the PC then install it to the PC by running (double clicking) the OS file you downloaded.
3. Locate the vendor.xml file and delete it. It's located in c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader
4. Plug in BB and Open Desktop Manager. You should be prompted to upgrade.
The process takes about 45 minutes to an hour depending on how much data you have to backup and restore during the process. Once it's done loading the new OS it will reboot (it may do this twice during the entire process.) You will see a white screen with an hourglass for up to 20 minutes at a time while the DM says "waiting for initialization."
If you end up with a white screen with small icons and the number 507, simply connect to DM again and run application loader again and it should load the OS to the device.
Oct 23, 2008 at 10:22 am
is it different than beta version or they just put stamp "official" in it?
Oct 23, 2008 at 11:06 am
addresses the stability problems. At a convention recently with a few Rogers Bold owners. The Bolds reset themselves at random many times during the day. My users are champing at the bit to get the thing. No way I'm rolling it out until it's stable.
Oct 23, 2008 at 11:56 am
I'm new to the site (although I have been a BB user for a few years); does anyone know if the Bold has been strictly retained by AT&T? Or will other providers also drop the Bold soon; i.e. Verizon?
Oct 23, 2008 at 12:03 pm
at&t has 3 month exclusivity on the BOLD, then everyone else can have it....
Oct 23, 2008 at 1:09 pm
Three months, damn! Do you have any idea if Verizon will want to pick this up or are they satisfied with the Storm?
Oct 23, 2008 at 1:06 pm
Oct 23, 2008 at 2:36 pm
I had to delete .162 off my computer before my Rogers Bold would see .167.
Since the upgrade (2 hours ago) my Bold has randomly rebooted once like .157 (or whatever it shipped with at launch).
Oct 23, 2008 at 4:49 pm
I just received word from my AT&T rep in Sacramento, CA that the bold will be released on Nov. 4th
Oct 23, 2008 at 5:26 pm
Hey did anybody try to upgrade to the new 4.6 os on the BBcurve. I have been trying all day and the new 4.6 desktop manager in not picking it up as any new software. Can anybody help!!! Do I have to delete the 4.5 os and then also the vendor file. Thanks for any help.
Just another crackberry addict!!!!
Oct 23, 2008 at 5:29 pm
I downloaded this upgrade and decided to see what improvements it has on the Rogers .162 I installed about a week ago. Well everything seemed fine until i went to the browser to re-download my third party apps (yeah, yeah, I know I forgot to back them up and it was only three or four of them anyway) but every time i tried to load for example www.google.com/gmm or anything else it was asking me about a wifi connection. After trying all sorts of stuff I gave up and have downgraded back to Rogers. Anyone else experience this problem?
Oct 23, 2008 at 6:41 pm
Hmm, I had same problem after downgrading, something must have been screwy. I will try the upgrade again.
Ok works now. Will test for a few days, fingers crossed.
Oct 23, 2008 at 6:27 pm
Upgraded earlier today. No problems. I have found the phone is staying in EDGE rather than to a weak 3G signal. My area has a lot of weak 3G signals and a strong Edge. With .162 it stayed in 3G all the time even with 1 bar. I'm not sure what's better. Call are fine, data downloads will vary.
Oct 23, 2008 at 7:46 pm
Looks like the version has grown up some more. The link goes to the following version:
Downloading BlackBerry Handheld Software v126.96.36.1998
Oct 24, 2008 at 2:52 pm
BlackBerry Handheld Software v188.8.131.528 (Multilanguage)
Package Version: 184.108.40.2068
* Applications: 220.127.116.11
* Software Platform: 18.104.22.168
* File name: 9000M_PBr4.6.0_rel298_PL22.214.171.124_A126.96.36.199_AT&T.exe
* File size: 93.32MB
Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.
Oct 28, 2008 at 10:21 pm
i downgraded back to .162 rogers from the att update..my battery life was MUCH better on .162 and my free Memory was 0ver 50 MB att update had me at35 after the update on ATT .167
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