Sorry for the delay, I am here now to assist you with your issue(s).
So you did the wipe, re-installed your BlackBerry Torch 9800 OS 18.104.22.1680.
This thread is the latest official 9800_OS 22.214.171.1243 for your BlackBerry Torch 9800, and it seems the main issue you're experiencing is with the BlackBerry App Loader does not load OS126.96.36.1993 onto your device.
The "DRM" is the vendor.xml file, once removed, you can load any OS for that specific BlackBerry device.
The vendor.xml file(s) can be found here;
I quote this from the owner of ::bbos:: Joe Jerde in another thread,
Return to BlackBerry Desktop Manager, plug in your Torch 9800 via USB cable, search for OS188.8.131.523 (via Local Installation) and follow the prompts.Quote:
( C: )... Program Files(x86)... Common Files... Research In Motion... App Loader...
( C: )... Users... (your user directory)... App Data... Roaming... Research In Motion... BlackBerry... Loader XML...