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Posts: 676
Registered: ‎05-06-2012
My Device: Dev Alpha & PlayBook
My Carrier: wifi

Port-a-thon Rewards Defective

I recieived my Playbook and DevAlpha from the Got Game Port-a-thon last week. I realized the DevAlpha wans't working right away(won't turn on, only turns a red light for a few seconds when pluged in then turns off. I didn't test the Playbook as I was giving it as a Christmas gift. It turns out the Playbook may also be defective(errors on initial software update on both wireless and through Desktop Software).

 

I was curious if anyone else who had recieved port-a-thon rewards is having any problems with either DevAlpha or PlayBook.

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Posts: 849
Registered: ‎03-03-2011
My Device: Z10

Re: Port-a-thon Rewards Defective

For dev alpha: try autoloader https://developer.blackberry.com/blackberry10devalpha/devalpha_update.html

For PlayBook: try to update OS later or from other WIFI
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Posts: 1,452
Registered: ‎11-06-2009
My Device: Torch 9810
My Carrier: WiFi

Re: Port-a-thon Rewards Defective

Re PlayBook: make sure that the WiFi network you are using is open one. If you are at home just open your network for half an hour while the OS update runs or just go to out to get some public open WiFi. I had the same issue and this solved it.



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Posts: 152
Registered: ‎02-23-2011
My Device: dev alpha playbook 9500 8300
My Carrier: uc

Re: Port-a-thon Rewards Defective

what kind of  alpha device do you receive?

 

dev alpha A or   B?

Developer
Posts: 676
Registered: ‎05-06-2012
My Device: Dev Alpha & PlayBook
My Carrier: wifi

Re: Port-a-thon Rewards Defective

@QuiteSimple thanks, I'm trying that now I'll let you know if it works. At the current rate it's going to take many hours though.

@Bdaemon it's a DevAlpha B.
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co-founder of Diaree | BB Dev for PictureThis
Developer
Posts: 676
Registered: ‎05-06-2012
My Device: Dev Alpha & PlayBook
My Carrier: wifi

Re: Port-a-thon Rewards Defective

Using an open Wifi network seemed to get the Playbook working. Thanks @QuiteSimple
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co-founder of Diaree | BB Dev for PictureThis