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Old 07-05-2011, 04:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So i know that I can and how to upgrade my curve 8520 to OS 6. However when I asked the salesman about it he said it was a waste of time and just drains battery.

I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this and can confirm or deny this claim.

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Old 07-05-2011, 05:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: BB OS 6 for 8520

No OS 6 for the 8500 series. It doesn't have the horsepower to run it.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I actually just called my service provider , Rogers Wireless and they said I could update my Blackberry 8520 to OS6.

No offence, but I trust them more than some stranger on the internet.

However, the man helping me could not answer if OS6 would make my 8520 sluggish or drain battery life. If any one of you can answer, thanks you.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: BB OS 6 for 8520

Did the nice man tell you how to upgrade it? Because if he did, can you please let us dummies know how. The latest version available for the 8520 is 5.0.0.1067. No offense.
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Default Re: BB OS 6 for 8520

Sorry, but I am just a stranger on the internet who knows nothing at all about the BB, according to you anyway.

I don"t dare answer because you will just slam me again. Drop the attitude and we might help. But the answer is still no OS 6 for the 8500 series.
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: BB OS 6 for 8520

But someone he doesn't know at Rogers told him it was available. And we all know how knowledgable call center (or centre) people are.
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They are really smart.
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Default Re: BB OS 6 for 8520

Unlike us. Apparently they know how to load OS 6 on an 8520. It's a miracle.
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: BB OS 6 for 8520

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I actually just called my service provider , Rogers Wireless and they said I could update my Blackberry 8520 to OS6.

No offence, but I trust them more than some stranger on the internet.

However, the man helping me could not answer if OS6 would make my 8520 sluggish or drain battery life. If any one of you can answer, thanks you.
Heh.

Why did you come here in the first place?

As already asked, did your service provider tell you how to do it, where to get the OS 6 package?

Your question is moot.

I can practically guarantee you that IF there was an OS 6 package for your model, it would be up as a "latest OS" sticky thread at the top of the forum for your model series.

You can believe me on this: You are more likely to find the answer to your problem on a user forum than get the answer you need from a customer service rep. Not always, but most of the time.
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Default Re: BB OS 6 for 8520

I had a 8520 before, I tried to upgrade it to OS 6 but it just wouldn't load. I used my 9300 & waalaaa OS 6, I'm guessing it would be the 9000 series that would have the horse power for OS 6.
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"waalaa"?? What the heck does that mean? Did you perhaps mean "Voila!"??

And um, there's a big difference between the hardware on the 9300 and the hardware on the 9000. They are not part of the same "series".
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Default Re: BB OS 6 for 8520

It's too bad that the OP has not returned to enlighten us on how to load OS 6 onto his device...
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:31 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Default Re: BB OS 6 for 8520

The only way to know if an OS upgrade (fictitious or not) will adversely effect your battery is to try it. The great thing about BlackBerrys is that if you upgrade and don't like it, reverting back is simple.

Call this rep back and ask him where OS 6 is for your 8520, then download it and install it. And please post back with your findings, even if your thoughts on battery life are subjective. Let us know how it feels, if it's sluggish or smooth, etc.

And if you could post a link to the OS 6 file for others to get it that would be super!
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