04-09-2012 01:49 PM
Yes, you can upgrade to 7.1. Here is a link to the os released by telenor: https://swdownloads.blackberry.com/D...1C19CF64.no
There are lots of detailed discussions about how to do this here as well as on blackberryforums and crackberry, but the short version is install DM and make sure it will connect with your phone. Then install the OS, being sure to reboot your pc afterwards. Then you have some choices. You can manually remove the vendor files (one or two), start DM and it should see the upgrade and offer to install it on the phone. If you want, you can wipe your phone first using a tool like bbsak or bbhtool. You can also shrink the OS first using bbhtool, then start DM and it will offer to install the OS on your phone.
When I originally upgraded from 7.0 to 7.1, I wiped the phone using bbsak. I did not wipe it going to 284 or 342, but I did shrink it both times with bbhtool.
These procedures normally work very well, but be forewarned that sometime "stuff" happens. Good luck!
04-09-2012 02:24 PM
DM is the BlackBerry Desktop Software. Do you have it installed?
Here is a fresh link to the download: https://swdownloads.blackberry.com/Downloads/conta
I'll stress that this is not complicated, but you should be sure of what you're doing before you try the upgrade.
04-09-2012 03:20 PM
Yes, Telenor is a phone company, one of the companies that has released 22.214.171.1242. RIM does not produce OSes for each service provider. They produce one version and service providers are left to decide if they want their subscribers to use it or not. Some service providers are proactive and others are very slow to release new versions. I'm on Bell Mobility and I've used OSes from Bell, T-Mobile and Cellcom Wireless Israel. (Telenor hadn't released it yet when I installed the Cellcom version, but there are no differences between the two anyway.)
I haven't heard of any issues with this release on AT&T, but I don't pay attention to the 9810 because I have a 9900. If you want to look into it further, check here or else go to blackberryforums or crackberry and see what people are saying there. If you install the Telenor OS, you can always go back to the original OS if you have issues.
I have had no issues whatsoever with any of the OSes, other than the original 7.0 which had terrible battery life. I upgrade to the latest official release, irrespective of what service provider releases it. I also shrink the OS when I install it.
04-09-2012 07:21 PM