ATTENTION: Since the release of Telstra's OS that includes Zen and support for the new Today Themes, some people have expressed an interest in reverting back to the T-Mo (same as Bharti) version, for various reasons. With that in mind I have modified these instructions to offer you a choice between which OS you want. If you want to install T-Mo/Bharti, then follow the instructions and when given a choice, follow the green steps. If you want to install Telstra, the choose the red steps when necessary.
Follow these steps precisely:
1. Backup your device. Then delete the phone log on your BB to shorten the Enterprise Activation and restoration process.
1a. On your PC, go to Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs and delete any programs called BlackBerry v4.1.0 for the 8700 Series Wireless Handheld. Be sure to NOT delete the BlackBerry Desktop Software.
ATTN: For those of you with an 8700 model OTHER than the 8700c, you may already have the Zen theme installed on your device. If so, it is vendor locked, and therefore inaccessible to you without slight modification to your alx file. To unlock the theme, go to this link and follow jibi's instructions on how to remove the vendor lock. Then skip to step 9 in here. If you have the 8700c, or you cannot find the Zen theme in your alx file, OR you just want the T-Mo/Bharti or Telstra load to get the Zen theme and the increased volume settings that come with it, proceed to step 2.2-A. TELSTRA:
Download the 18.104.22.1681/22.214.171.1249 software here:
Click here for download link. (select "BlackBerry 8700g (TM)" then click "Next" and then "Download" and fill in the form on the following page to get the package)
HINT: You only need to place a single letter in each portion of the registration form, and a fake email address, if you like.2-B. T-MO/BHARTI:
Download the 126.96.36.1990/188.8.131.524 software here:
Click here for download.
3. Run and install the newly downloaded program.
4. Do not mark the option to open Desktop Manager when finalizing the install.
5. Go to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader and delete or rename Vendor.xml
Go to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\8700-v184.108.40.2069_P220.127.116.11 and rename BlackBerry.alx to BlackBerry.alx.old
Go to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\8700-v18.104.22.1684_P22.214.171.124 and rename BlackBerry.alx to BlackBerry.alx.old
Download and extract the new Telstra BlackBerry.alx file.
This should be extracted to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\8700-v126.96.36.1999_P188.8.131.52. Click here.
TODAY THEMES: If you want to add the new Today themes to your Telstra installation, then download the files by clicking the link below. If you do not want the Today themes, skip to step 8. To read about these Today themes and see some screenshots, visit jibi's thread by clicking here. NOTE: these are NOT available for the T-Mo/Bharti OS - you must be using the Telstra OS to install them.7-B. T-MO/BHARTI:
Click here for today themes. Extract net_rim_theme_bb_dimension_today_320x240.cod and net_rim_theme_120_today_320x240.cod from the ZIP file to the "Java" directory under the installation path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\8700-v184.108.40.2069_P220.127.116.11\Java
Download and extract the new T-Mo/Bharti BlackBerry.alx file.
This should be extracted to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\8700-v18.104.22.1684_P22.214.171.124. Click here.
8. Open Desktop Manager and upgrade when prompted (will take 20 or more minutes usually)
9. Disconnect your BB, pull the battery out and reinsert after 30 seconds.
9a. Go to Options/Advanced Options/Host Routing Table, click track wheel then select register now. This should bring back your browsers.
10. If you're on BES, then reactivate through Enterprise Activation.
11. Thank Seattle18.
12. Thank jibi
for both versions - he made them available for me.
13. Now go to the link in my signature to acquire background images to use in the theme!
13a. To change the order in which icons appear in your new Zen theme, go to Options/Organize Applications if using Telstra, or Options/Home Screen/Organize Applications if using T-Mo/Bharti.
14. Youxxx8217;re welcome.