02-18-2012 08:23 PM
I determined that the calendar on my 9930 was corrupted by DTM 7. Soooo, after the uninstall/reboot/system clean/reboot/reinstall/battery pull/reboot, the first thing I did was do a restore of my calendar only to a backup of the device made prior to the hedious/insidious DTM 7. For me it was 2-11-12. Sure, I knew I was losing a number of appointments but WTH. Then I did a one way sync from Outlook 2010 to device of future items only and replacing all data on the device. Bingo. Then I changed it back to 2 way sync and no problem. Entered what appointments I remembered in Outlook and resync. OK. Contacts worked fine but it always did. So home notebook fine. My desktop at work will have to wait.
02-18-2012 08:31 PM
I forgot to state that I couldn't get past the calendar on the device during sync of reversion to 6.1 because as the scan got to the end, it would kick out the "connector specific error" message. I looked and had duplicate recurring entries on many device calendar entries. I suspect that this is what DTM 7 did the first time it tried to sync and this caused the reversion to DTM 6.1 to fail.
02-19-2012 05:03 AM
It seems RIM is waking up.
The v7 download is replaced bij the v6 download.
But no sign of excuses or somethinh like that.
02-20-2012 01:33 AM
Bloody Hopeless BB or RIM not good enough........if you want to turn customers away from th BB product you're going the right way about it !!!!
Desk top V7 is **bleep**.....so i-phones are now looking the go !!!!
02-20-2012 10:51 AM
There is no need to download V6.1 from a third party site... The link from the site of RIM is th right one.
No need to rush untested DM SW!!!! Take your time guys
02-20-2012 11:42 AM
Not iPhones for us. We are going to the new Windows Phone with the Droid Razor Max as our second choice.
For us, there is no need to rush a new update at all. In fact I wish the last one had never come out.
02-20-2012 08:26 PM
I made it work on ine system:
Uninstall all programs related to BB Desktop manager.
Manually delete the following folders:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Research In Motion
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion
C:\Users\(main user)\AppData\Local\Research In Motion
Reinstall BB DM, but an older version:
BlackBerry_Desktop_Manager_6.1_b20 worked for me.
After that and once you reconfigure synchronization, it is fine to install b038
Hope this helps.
02-20-2012 10:59 PM
Then, I made the other computer work too. I have the feeling there is something orphaned in the User's AppData when the Upgrade to 7 happened. Probably just delteing such folder and reconfiguring DM al lwill work; however I did not test that.
Anyway, the previous steps made it work.
02-21-2012 04:22 AM
Blackberry have comprehensively failed customers by not fully testing the new desktop software before releasing it AND then failing to notify customers of a viable solution. Nor did they tell Vodafone of a viable solution. I have wasted several hours on this over the last 7 days. These problems indicate a very unprofessional attitude to customers, contrary to my previous experience, and certainly incline me to think of choosing another manufacturer for my next device.
I have now downloaded the old software from another site as recommended in the forum and things are back to normal, but no thanks to Blackberry.