One additional issue we've run into. We updated our CME to version 7.0 and therefore added new phone firmware. Some of our 7941/7961 phones are not upgrading but quickly error with 'error updating locale' and then proceed to boot with the old firmware.
I've tried to issue the load commands with and without the .loads suffix with no luck. Interestingly, some of the phones are working correctly - and they were all purchased at the same time.