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Old 06-06-2009, 04:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can someone please tell me if I can perform an OTA software update on the Bold - and how?
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (9530; (I'm mobile) MF231; 35h)

Options, advanced, wireless upgrade. Is that enabled?
If not, no.
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Yes, it is. Only if you're on AT&T's .167.
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the wireless upgrade option will only upgrade to the latest OS from your CARRIER.
It will not update to the actual latest from other carriers.
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Yup yup...No deleting the vendor.xml file either.
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How do you get the wireless upgrade enabled? Is there something that I can do to have this option show up on my phone??
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Possibly. Most of us won't find out but AT&T will push an upgrade to all Bold's (not the 8900's) this coming Friday. Just an upgrade to .247, which is just fine. I was on .247 for a good while, and finally went to .266. ;)
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Wirelessly posted (9000 (Bold))

I don't know why they bother with that option because it never works (well Rogers doesn't update their firmware past 167)
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Possibly. Most of us won't find out but AT&T will push an upgrade to all Bold's (not the 8900's) this coming Friday. Just an upgrade to .247, which is just fine. I was on .247 for a good while, and finally went to .266. ;)
That's good to know. I tried .266 and had some hissing on voice calls. Maybe AT&T's version will be better?

Just curious, is there anything behind the 802.11n in your sig? Or just happy to be using it?
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Possibly. Most of us won't find out but AT&T will push an upgrade to all Bold's (not the 8900's) this coming Friday. Just an upgrade to .247, which is just fine. I was on .247 for a good while, and finally went to .266. ;)
Did this push happen for anybody? Didn't happen in my neck of the woods.
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Updating my BOLD OTA now.
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:10 AM   #12 (permalink)
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No OTA update for Bold on mine here in Atlanta, GA...

If I had manually updated from .167 to .190, would AT&T block the update not recognizing the .190 as legit?

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If I had manually updated from .167 to .190, would AT&T block the update not recognizing the .190 as legit?
Yes, it will be blocked.
You can only do OTA updates when your device is currently running a previous version of that carrier's released and approved handheld code.
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When I went to Options>Advanced Options> Wireless Upgrade last night it said an upgrade was available and began updating. Took about an hour. On About it shows: v4.6.0.167(Platform 4.0.0.217).
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That's good to know. I tried .266 and had some hissing on voice calls. Maybe AT&T's version will be better?
It doesn't work like that. Carriers only approve an OS release, so the .266 you tried earlier would be the same one that AT&T could approve. Therefore, nothing would be different.

I just checked the AT&T page on blackberry.com, but the old OS (.167) is the only one listed. Doesn't appear that a new one is available.
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When I went to Options>Advanced Options> Wireless Upgrade last night it said an upgrade was available and began updating. Took about an hour. On About it shows: v4.6.0.167(Platform 4.0.0.217).
That's version .167, the original OS approved by AT&T. Nothing new.
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Then that was weird last night when it showed an available Upgrade. I wonder what was up with that?
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Not sure. I have never tried the OTA upgrade as I keep my phone current with the latest approved OS (from any carrier).
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I took it for granted it updated OS.....Just checked and it says: Previous upgrade succeeded : The upgrade from Blackberry Applications version 4.6.0.167 to 4.6.0.167 succeeded.......Weird.
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That is strange. Not sure why it would even bother to do anything if the version number is the same.
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