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stormson 11-25-2008 12:45 PM

VZW Storm update page.... whats the latest?
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Theres a page with a link to download an update for the storm, but I keep getting an error. Does it work for anyone else?

What is this update?

PMurray633 11-25-2008 01:56 PM

Yeah, there is no link for a download for me either, I am sure its an OS update to fix some initial problems, who knows, but I am sure we will find out soon enough, maybe an early xmas present from RIM?

y2kcbr 11-25-2008 02:05 PM

Did you get the page to open that has a GIANT button that says Check for Updates >>

I was able to, however I had to allow some xml file (Goldbar on top of IE) to do its stuff.
If you arent seeing the Check for Updates >> button, check security settings in IE, or try from a different PC and see if you get the prompt (gold bar on IE).

Chichum 11-25-2008 02:27 PM

oh... seeing from what y2k is saying, you need to open this from your Storm, not your PC.

evalenzu 11-25-2008 02:29 PM

It worked for me, but I had to have my Storm connected and use Internet Explorer.

MLP141 11-25-2008 03:34 PM

I still await my Storm but I did check out the link and noticed this disclaimer:

Important Note: This page requires Windows® Internet Explorer® v5.5 or later, running on Windows®. If you want to update your BlackBerry Device Software, you will need to revisit this page using Windows Internet Explorer.

That might be why some (including me -- I run Firefox on a Mac) cannot see the update link.

Donbp 11-25-2008 03:40 PM

There is an update to fix the battery drain problem due out any day now. I was on the phone with them about something else today and they just happened to mention that. I didn't ask if it did anything else.

stormson 11-25-2008 04:20 PM

So how is this update being sent out and when?

And what is the update on this webpage above?

Because when I run the update, i get an error saying it lost connection. Which is impossible, since im connected to a T3 LAN.

Evil Sports 11-25-2008 10:09 PM

I did this, ran the updater and it flashed my storm, I dont see any difference. It said 4.7 core applications. Nothng about update.

SHAGVIRUS 11-25-2008 11:23 PM

just tried, i do not see an update button using internet explorer,firefox,blackberry browser on my storm

TroyDBrown 11-25-2008 11:25 PM


Originally Posted by SHAGVIRUS (Post 1183710)
just tried, i do not see an update button using internet explorer,firefox,blackberry browser on my storm

Have to use a PC

fragelracken 11-25-2008 11:33 PM

For the update to work you need BlackBerry Desktop software installed (4.7), and your blackberry phone connected to the desktop software. When you click the button it launches/connects to the desktop software which is linked to your phone and it will check for updates and install if available.

No updates have been posted yet.

Donbp 11-26-2008 05:10 AM

And you can't have BES email.

NJBlackBerry 11-26-2008 05:37 AM

Maybe YOU don't have BES e-mail, but our Verizon Storms have no problem getting BES e-mail. Total misinformation on your part.

strogonowski 11-26-2008 06:55 AM


Originally Posted by Donbp (Post 1184031)
And you can't have BES email.

BES works just fine on the Storm. If you have issues check with your BES admin or your provider to make sure you have correct plan.

JSanders 11-26-2008 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by Donbp (Post 1184031)
And you can't have BES email.

Must be thinking of the iPhone?

Mark_Venture 11-26-2008 01:29 PM

Verizon users might be better off going to -> BlackBerry - Update your Device Software

In anycase, per RIM's KB article... BlackBerry Search Results


To perform a web-based BlackBerry Device Software upgrade, the following system requirements must be met:
  • BlackBerry smartphone must have at least 32 MB of flash memory
  • BlackBerry smartphone must be able to support BlackBerry Device Software 4.5 or later. For example, BlackBerry® 8700 smartphone, BlackBerry® 8800 series, BlackBerry® Pearlxxx8482; 8100 Series, or BlackBerry® Curvexxx8482; 8300 Series
  • Computer must be running Windows® 2000 or later
  • Computer must have an available USB port
  • Computer must be running Windows® Internet Explorer® 6 or 7

Note: BlackBerry smartphones that are associated with a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server or with BlackBerry® Professional Software cannot perform web-based BlackBerry Device Software upgrades
In anycase... no updates have been released for the VZW Storm/9530 yet...

Donbp 11-26-2008 02:03 PM


Originally Posted by JSanders (Post 1184443)
Must be thinking of the iPhone?

No, I mean you can't do web updates if you have BES email.

mcaram16 11-26-2008 02:21 PM

I tried the "wireless update" on the phone and nothing

tnharley 11-26-2008 09:41 PM

There was an update on Monday. My storm had the correct software version but had platform 076 the update took it to 082.

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