Hey all. Have been wanting to update my Tmobile 8100 4.2 OS for a long time. But, after reading what seems to be countless threads on people "bricking" their phone in the process, I've held off. But, I would like some of the newer features in the 4.5 os build. So, as I was looking on the RIM site, they have an update page here
(has to be viewed in IE 5.5 or higher. I know, I know. I wanted to throw up too......). Just wondering if this is a safer alternative that using the method in the stickies in this section. It does mention something about downloading the app loader to the desktop, but it sounds pretty automated. I know that some here view updating an OS a walk in the park, but with all the countless threads going of people that have gotten frustrated for days and some even saying they never got their phone working again, I wanted to ask. I know my way around a computer pretty well, but I am not that savvy with my phone. Know how to use it, but that's about it. Have been really nervous about upgrading. I could use the video feature for my work though, in our sales presentations. And, I use the phone for so many other aspects of my job, I can't afford to be without it for a few days in the case I had to send it out to be repaired. And, the insurance for Tmobile I must say does suck. What a process to even get to make your claim to begin with. But, anyway. If the above method isn't any safer than previously described in other threads, I think I'll just leave the phone as is and possibly talk myself into buying a bold a lot sooner than I had planned. Any input is, as always, is appreciated. Sorry in advance if this is a really noobish question. I'm just starting to get acquainted with all the lingo and such. I will catch on quick enough.