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Old 12-03-2010, 06:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Currently i have v4.6.1.314

I want to update to the newest version of Curve, which is the v5 i suppose..

My phone is unlocked, and has no data plan yet. My provider is UFONE.
I tried nearly every way to update my phone by googling many sites.

But after installing the exe file of the update the Apploader doesnt show the update files

If i add the new files, from browsing. It gives this error.

The application is not compatitble with ur device

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Old 12-03-2010, 06:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Blackberry 8520 Unlocked *OS Update

1 - You must use the OS installer file released for your model. Did you?

2 - You must execute the installer file on the computer.

3 - A data plan is required to install OS 5. There are work arounds but I don't recall exactly; however, you should be able to find with not too much searching, and it is discussed on the forum in at least one or two threads but probably more.

4 - If you aren't really have trouble with what you have, there's a good argument to be made for leaving it alone and sticking with it.
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Default Re: Blackberry 8520 Unlocked *OS Update

I downloaded the right OS,
Can u please give me a link to upgrade my OS without having a dataplan please?
I dont want to stick with the old version,

v5 has cooler options..

Can u please help?
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I'm mobile and don't havea link. Maybe someone else will post something. But in the meantime Google is your best bet.
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Bro, i searched alot. I couldnt find it. I can wait, you can post the link when your home

or if im lucky somone else can post

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Default Re: Blackberry 8520 Unlocked *OS Update

I found the thread which describes how to "Upgrade BB with or without data plan" with using the search. If / when you do find it, I would suggest proceeding with extreme caution and read the entire thread before attempting.

Also refer to this formal link from RIM.
KB19921-BlackBerry Device Software updates are only available to BlackBerry smartphone users with an active BlackBerry service subscription
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Old 12-03-2010, 07:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Devnull, doing so. As my phone is unlocked. Will it lock the phone again?
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I have never had to use this method because I have a data plan.

EDIT: once a phone is unlocked it is always unlocked.
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Search install OS 5 no data plan blackberryforums.com - Bing

Find at top of search result How To: Upgrade BB With(out) a Data plan!

I can't vouch for it. Just passing along. But this isn't the only thread where this issue is discussed.
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...... And I would agree with devnull. Tread cautiously. Look at several different sources and read everything through before starting.
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Im trying to do it lets hope i dont end up destroying my phone
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IT WORKED!! Thanks everyonee :))
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(Now uncrossing fingers). Happy to hear that. Good luck!
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