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Old 06-18-2007, 10:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was trying to back up my 3rd party apps so I could upgrade my OS but I couldn't figure it out. I was able to back up easily with the old software. Can anyone help me? Thanks.
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Backup works the same way as before, Desktop Manager > Backup/Restore > Backup > SAVE file.
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That backs up the settings and everything but I wanted to back up the 3rd party stuff I have on my Pearl so I don't have to reinstall everything after I wipe it.
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Then you do a Partial Restore after your wipe.
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I don't think we're talking about the same thing. This is what I'm talking about:
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How To: Backup Blackberry OTA and 3rd party applications

I just upgraded to the TIM Italy OS for the Pearl. My phone became a little sluggish so I decided to wipe it completely. but I didn't want to lose my OTA Apps. So I had to figure out how to back those suckers up.

You have to have the latest desktop manager 4.2.

1. While your blackberry is plugged in, select "Switch Device Wizard"
2. Select "Switch Blackberry Devices"
3. Select ok and ok again for your pin. Then it will scan your blackberry.
4. Under "Device Backup" make sure only "Third-party applications" is selected.
5. When the files copy to the desktop, you can then navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\(USER NAME)\Local Settings\Temp\(YOUR PIN).

or on Windows Vista

C:\users\username\appdata\local\(your pin)

6. Save this folder elsewhere for backup purposes.
7. Kill the wizard and wipe your blackberry.
8. Once the operating system is re-installed load up apploader
9. In apploader select load, and then navigate to that folder you created, in there should be (YOUR PIN).alx. Load it..
10. Viola! your apps are now listed in Apploader, and ready to load.
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That is Switch Device Wizard from within Desktop Manager. It works well, just as the instructions you posted state. Follow them and you won't have a problem.

If you had only asked that in the beginning.
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But I'm not switching devices. It creates an alx file and a few other files. Then you take the folder and store it somewhere else so it's not deleted when you end the device switching process. After you wipe the phone and reinstall the OS you just load that one alx file. That way you don't have to do each application individually.
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Exactly. You know what you need to do now (you have two options, normal backup in DM, or the Switch Device Wiz in DM).

If either of those doesn't do it for you, then I am at a loss.
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Well I did the device switch like I had done in the past and it never created a folder. This is the first time I've tried to do this since the new desktop software has come out.
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