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Old 08-06-2008, 02:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone have any clue on how to upgrade my operating system on my 8310 to 4.5 ?
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Does anyone have any clue on how to upgrade my operating system on my 8310 to 4.5 ?
You would need to run one of the Windows Emulators on the MAC. My suggestion would be to find a friend that will let you use a PC for an hour.
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Yes, you need to find a buddy with a PC and do it from there. RIM still has less love for the MAC
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ahh I didnt want to got through that whole downloading windows for my mac... oh well there is no point of going through all that trouble until their is a official version, correct?
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You would need to run one of the Windows Emulators on the MAC. My suggestion would be to find a friend that will let you use a PC for an hour.
I have had many many problems trying to use an emulator and upgrading my phone. The best option, until RIM develops a Mac DM (doubtful), is to use PC.
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ahh I didnt want to got through that whole downloading windows for my mac... oh well there is no point of going through all that trouble until their is a official version, correct?
No, not really.
Even when your carrier releases OS 4.5, you still won't be able to upgrade the OS on a Mac.
You'll need Windows.
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No, not really.
Even when your carrier releases OS 4.5, you still won't be able to upgrade the OS on a Mac.
You'll need Windows.
I know, I have a Dell at my camp but theres no point of me going to upgrade until the official release.
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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but theres no point of me going to upgrade until the official release.
Why wait?
It's available now. Upgrade now if you can.
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Camp is an hour away... not worth the drive ahah
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that is why i always kept my pc when i got my mac. i have an imac and a pc, kinda sucks that i have to use my pc for my blackberry. upgrade now, it is awesome
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Old 08-06-2008, 03:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I've upgraded 3 ATT 8310's on my iMac with Fusion/Windows with no problems. The only time I had a problem was when I used my wife's windows pc to upgrade her 8310.
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You can get an OEM copy of Windows XP for $85 off of Newegg and then install it via Bootcamp.

I'm in the same boat. It's not worth spending $90 just for an hours of use every few months. We are getting rid of a couple 6 year old junk Compaq laptops and hopefully I can pick one of those up for my OS upgrade needs.
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You can always just borrow a friends copy, no?
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