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Old 03-10-2009, 07:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys,

I downloaded the Rogers v4.6.1.158 update for my 8900 from the Blackberry site and I installed it but can't seem to get the Desktop Manger to update my phone...it keeps on saying there is no update....

can someone help me

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Instructions for installing either version on ANY carrier's 8900:

1. Download the above OS file to the PC then install it to the PC by running (double clicking) the file you downloaded.
2. Go to c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader and delete the file named "vendor.xml."
3. Plug in BB and double click on "Loader.exe." It's located in the same place as the above vendor.xml file.

The process takes about 45 minutes to an hour depending on how much data you have to backup and restore during the process. Once it's done loading the new OS it will reboot (it may do this twice during the entire process.) You will see a white screen with an hourglass for up to 20 minutes at a time while the DM says "waiting for initialization."
If, for some reason, you end up with a white screen with small icons and the number 507, simply connect to the PC again and run Loader.exe again and it should load the OS to the device.
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Instructions for loading the official OS for the device is always a sticky on the top of the device specific section of the forum. Here is the link to it.

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...4-6-168-a.html
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The earlier respond (or other related information) indicates the following:

1. Download the above OS file to the PC then install it to the PC by running (double clicking) the file you downloaded.

Questions:
(a) Where (which folder on PC) should OS file is to be downloaded and installed? Does it make any difference which folder?

(b) When clicked on "Loader.exe", how does the PC know which folder is the OS installed? Does it ask for the folder?
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The earlier respond (or other related information) indicates the following:

1. Download the above OS file to the PC then install it to the PC by running (double clicking) the file you downloaded.

Questions:
(a) Where (which folder on PC) should OS file is to be downloaded and installed? Does it make any difference which folder?

(b) When clicked on "Loader.exe", how does the PC know which folder is the OS installed? Does it ask for the folder?
Ans to (a) It does not really matter where you download and store the installable file which is basically the .exe. Whenever you install the OS, it is always does at a fixed location.. users are not presented with a choice of a different location. The fixed location is C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\....

Ans to (b) Since the device software is always installed in a fixed location, Loader.exe knows exactly where to find the updated device software.

Does that help?
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Thanks for the help.
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Always glad to help !
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tried those steps to no avail...I am still getting "No software update is required"..
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