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Old 11-12-2008, 04:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a way to update the Blackberry OS from a Mac? I have a Macbook Pro and use Missing Sync to sync all my data to the phone (PocketMac didn't work well). The device shipped with an older OS, so I wanted to upgrade to the newest. All the files I've seen are .exe, so there's nothing I can open on Mac.

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As I understand it this cannot be done at present. Perhaps in the future
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If I have a Windows laptop, and I plug it in there for upgrades only, will that mess up any sync settings I have with Missing Sync on my Mac?
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I strictly have MAC in my house from my iMAC's to my Macbook and Macbook Pro and just run a Windows VM using Parallels and on some VMWare Fusion and do it this way without issue.

Other times I update at work on my Windows box......
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Or you can just do an OTA upgrade. It's in the Advanced Options --> Wireless Upgrade
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Or you can just do an OTA upgrade. It's in the Advanced Options --> Wireless Upgrade
I Don't think you can do an OS upgrade OTA?
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Or you can just do an OTA upgrade. It's in the Advanced Options --> Wireless Upgrade
Not yet, you can't.
RIM has not yet enabled wireless updates on their network.
Even though the feature is on the device, it can't be used.
 
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Or you can just do an OTA upgrade. It's in the Advanced Options --> Wireless Upgrade
I don't even have that option on mine. Maybe I need to upgrade the OS first...
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I've updated BB's via Parallels no problem.. Given BB quirks I'd be afraid to try it wirelessly
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I strictly have MAC in my house from my iMAC's to my Macbook and Macbook Pro and just run a Windows VM using Parallels and on some VMWare Fusion and do it this way without issue.

Other times I update at work on my Windows box......
Same scenario for me... I'm a Windows SysAdmin and I use a Mac exclusively at home and at work. Go figure.

Anyway, updating the OS via Fusion or Parallels works just peachy.
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