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Old 12-02-2008, 01:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am new here and read a lot about the bb 8310. I want to update my BB from 4.2 to 4.5. I just got a few question before I will proceed to any update.

1. What is the worst thing that will happen to the BB if there is a error/mistake in the process of updating?

2. Do I need to remove my SD card before doing the updating?

3. Which is better version? .81 or .99

4. I heard that if I update my BB into either .81 or .99 the gps will going to disappear. Is that true?

5. will all my info (ringtone,contacts,pictures etc..) that was there will not be erase?

Sorry if I ask a lot of question. Maybe all of my question was being answered already. I'm just trying to make sure that I'm doing it the right way.

Anyway, this is an awesome site.

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Old 12-02-2008, 01:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1 You won;t be able to use your phone for an other hour.
2 No, but do it anyway
3 .99, later the better
4 No
5 put it on the card
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you for the reply clevebb!
Will I able to get games here? (this site) not on the update

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Old 12-02-2008, 06:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well if ur looking for games. You can go to the crackberry store or bplay. Free games there aren't many out there
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Welcome to the forums, Jenny!

Clevebb answered all of your questions. However with #5, the upgrade process creates a backup of your data/settings and restores them once the new OS has been installed. You should not lose anything.

It is best to do a backup before updating the OS, just in case any issues arise.
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As far as the micro sd card thing goes. Back up all pics. Videos. Songs. And anything else you have on the card onto your computer and after you update your bb put the card in and reformat it then put all your stuff back on it. If this is not done you can encounter errors when looking at your pictures and such
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Welcome Jenny, the upgrade OS will improve you BB, sometimes you don't uses what is new but is there and perhaps you will need someday.

Besides a lot of people here in BBFORUMS does..... so why not???
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Thank you all guys for the info. I'm just a bit scared doing things like that. I guess with all the people like you guys in here, I will have the guts to do it.
Anyway, I already got the DM version 4.7 and I dont have the OS version .99 where can I download it?


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Old 12-02-2008, 11:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I got it!

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How big of Sd card can I put in this phone? I was thinking that if I put more than 2 GB my phone might go slower? Which version of DM is the best to use?

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Old 12-02-2008, 11:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Sorry I got too many question I just wanna know how/where to look how much memory I got on my phone.

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If you go to the options app. your phone then go down to "status" It will tell you all of the free space and the space that is total on your phone. I am running a 2GB in my phone an I think it could be to small at the moment but if I have to update then so be it. But if you know that you are going to be putting more apps or your gonna use it as your digital camera or something like that then I would suggest to go with a bigger card.
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No need to apologize for the questions. That is the purpose to the forums.

This should help you out What type and size Media Card can I use in my device? - BlackBerryFAQ
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I can't find where the memory located at. LOL
Anyway, Here what I have to do to update my phone if I'm right.

1) download the latest DM Which is version 4.7 right?

2) download the OS version 4.5.0.99

3) unzip the DM and OS

4) install the DM in my PC

5) install OS in my PC

6) delete the file vendor.xml

7) open the MD

8) plug in the phone in the usb

9) Am I missing something so far?

10). then whats next?

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Options>Status>Memory Free& Memory Used
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You're good up to that point. Next connect your device to your PC via the USB cable and launch DM. It should prompt you to upgrade.
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Options>Status>Memory Free& Memory Used
Under settings? which of the icon in the desktop should I click to get that option?

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The one with a wrench or tool. It would say either options or settings. Options is what mine says. It may be different for each carrier.
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You could also press Alt + Caps + H
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File Free is on the status screen

File total will not be on that screen...

For both File Free and File Total, on your homescreen, press ALT + SHIFT + H, all three keys at the same time.
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