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Updating the SPV...

I've just finished updating my SPV's ROM to the new 1.61 release. All in all it's a fairly painless process, though you do need to use Orange's new backup and restore utility if you want to keep all your old data and applications.

Run the backup before you install the ROM, then once the ROM is installed (with its shiny new shutdown screen), just run the restore process.

The back up and restore can take some time, but seem to work. At least I still have my custom theme, and most of (if not all) my applications in place, and it has happily resynchronised with Outlook.

One thing to note - the update restores an SPV to its original application-locked state, so if you've unlocked it in the past, you'll need to do it again. Of course, I'd always recommend unlocking your SPV so you can run all the available applications.

Just pop along to this page of unlock instructions on coolsmartphone.com and follow the directions. If you use the download method, you'll need to sign up as a site member...


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Jan. 16th, 2004 11:27 am (UTC)
I upgraded mine about a month ago. Everything was fine until yesterday. I had to turn it off and then it wouldn't switch back on. I removed the battery and tried again and this time it worked but something odd had happened - all my customisations had disappeared, although the contacts and calendar was still intact. When I tried to sync it with the computer later the computer no longer recognised it. I had to give it a new name in order to sync. I'm not convinced the upgrade is responsible, but that's never happened before.
Jan. 16th, 2004 12:20 pm (UTC)
I just gave up on my Tanager (SPV mk2) and I'll wait till I get one with a battery life.

Back to a good old Ericsson for me. I need something which can see me through 24 hours of use between charges.
Jan. 16th, 2004 12:36 pm (UTC)
I still think that SPV should mean Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle.
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