Where to get OS 4.2 for the BlackBerry 8703e

A helpful reader has pointed us towards a Verizon download link for OS 4.2.1 for the BlackBerry 8703e, which should let you CDMA customers get in on the new Facebook application. Although the patch is “technically” for Verizon customers, it should work on any CDMA 8703e if you delete the vendor.xml file from your the Desktop Manager’s application loader directory first. Speaking of which, be sure you’re using Desktop Manager 4.2 service pack 2, available for download here. Thanks Jon!

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Verizon OS 4.2 For BlackBerry 8703e Now Available! | BerryReview
November 14th, 2007 at 2:02 pm

[...] Simon at BBcool just caught wind of the 4.2.1 OS update for the BlackBerry 8703e. This is big news for Verizon and CDMA users since they have been left out in the cold since the GSM version of 4.2 has been out for months. The reason so many people care is that many of the new RIM applications require OS 4.2 like Facebook and Gtalk 2. The other feature many people have been waiting for was the ability to play WAV email attachments. [...]

January 3rd, 2008 at 12:54 am

Rich, this does work on the Sprint 8703e. I upgraded mine about 2 weeks ago and it has worked flawlessly ever since. I would highly recommend it.

January 25th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

Another successful upgrade on a Sprint 8703e. Thanks for the tip on deleting vendor.xml file… Worked like a charm!

April 18th, 2008 at 3:03 pm

What about PPC Mac users? I can’t run an .exe file which the 4.2 OS download link refers to. Any options for us mac users who want to upgrade?

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