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Posts: 25
Registered: ‎09-15-2011
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Swisscom

OS internet over bridge stopped working after upgrade

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Before the upgrade to 2.1.x, I was able to connect the bridge to my BB phone and then use the regular browser to connect to the internet (NOT the Bridge Internet Browser). I could also send and receive emails with my internet email accounts and -some- (only some, not all) applications also had internet access over the bridge. This is now no longer possible/working - I get a "Your BB Smartphone is unable to establish a connection to the destination server".


I have upgraded the Bridge on my phone, and all BB mail, calendar etc works fine, including the new SMS function, but I really miss not being able to do my other emails on the move and having to go to the Bridge Browser (not a big deal, but it means managing 2 sets of bookmarks.


The only other change is that I also received a new phone from my company, a BB Bold 9900 (previously a 9700) with OS 7.1 bundle 1149 (v7.1.0.342).. My BB phone bridge version is


Any thoughts/advice?


EDIT: Should this work this way at all i.e. can anyone else access internet emails etc when bridged or was my previous experience a fluke?


I apologize if this has been answered on one of the many other threads - i did do a search but nothing turned up-





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Re: OS internet over bridge stopped working after upgrade

is possible your carrier is blocking it, can you download it from here that will not have the limitation




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Re: OS internet over bridge stopped working after upgrade

Thanks for the link. I checked it out and the appropriate version for me is, so I typed in the link shown on the phone and got to the App world screen for the BB Bridge and found something weird:

when I checked the version of the Bridge on the phone by going to BB Bridge / About BB Bridge, it shows v However, when I go to App World, it shows, as does Application Management (under Settings) in the phone. I just rebooted the phone, still the same result, and it still does not work anymore :-(