here is something from the old post. Thanks to Nitty for his post.
It's quite simple.
1) Start by downloading the software update then run and install the OS update.
2) Do not mark the option to open Desktop Manager when you see that option appear
3) If your Pearl isn't a Rogers branded one then go to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader and delete Vendor.xml
4) Connect BlackBerry to computer via USB and open up the desktop manager
You should see then be prompted for the update to take place. Leave your BlackBerry connected until the OS upgrade has finished and do not disconnect it during the process.
NOTE:- Nitty mentioned name Rogers, in point 3. Rogers is company providing bb in canada. and their OS supports 2 GB cards. You can try with the new T-mobile version [italy release]. In this case also, I would recommend to delete vendor.xml file after you install T-mobile [italy version] of OS. You can find the link of it on the http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...y-release.html
Hope this helps.
Originally Posted by shantanuone
Thanks a ton guys.
How do I update my OS though?
I've read that the desktop manager should detect the need to update, but it doesn't. It says that the bb is running the latest os, which doesn't correspond with what it says on the device itself. Is there any way to force a firmware upgrade?
I have a t-mobile pearl on the cingular network