Updating blackberry 8100
But even then I had the backup to just reload and all was well.
Man, I want 4.2 on my 8700 or I want Cingular to release a Pearl!
From my Blackberry browser I followed the posted Over-The-Air links to download the Vodafone and Vodafone Today themes (you need them both for the Today theme to work). With nice regards and greetings from Düsseldorf Guy Papstein I followed your instructions and I bricked my blackberry. I renamed the file and removed all of the _vendorid tags in the file. It may easily take 15 minutes to load after the flash.
The email address you left when writing the comment seems to be missing a character.
We knew there would be a cut-off somewhere down the road of older device models and it turns out we were pretty spot on with our hunches.
but now we officially know which devices are getting the update thanks to a new knowledge base article on Black Berry's website. In order to optimize the Black Berry smartphone user experience with Black Berry Device Software 5.0, Black Berry smartphones must have more than 64MB of memory to support this version of Black Berry Device Software.
I also edited the Black file and removed the _vendor tag from the Vodafone Today theme.
I think this is the most elegant and functional theme for the Black Berry.
In the case of the Black Berry Curve 8330, it looks like having to wait a year to get the device after the Curve was originally released paid off. At least the Bold 9700 and Storm2 are just around the corner if you're thinking it's time for an upgrade.
I think RIM made the firmware update process quite fail-safe.
The only Black Berry I did not try to brick is my Black Berry Pearl 8100 as I have currently only one ;-) I am a Cingular customer in the US and I really dislike most of the preinstalled BB themes (7130g). javaloader -u load *RIM Wireless Handheld Java Loader Copyright 2001-2005 Research In Motion Limited Connecting to device...
There have been two things bothering me with the Pearl, and both have been fixed with the 18.104.22.168 firmware: When you try to download the firmware, you will find that RIM only lists a Rogers version. Download the package, stop Desktop Manager, run the installer, then remove the file.
Load Desktop Manager and it should ask you to upgrade the phone.