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Sherwin 01-08-2010 01:12 PM

How To: Upgrade BB With(out) a Data plan!
 
HOW TO: Upgrade BB with or without data plan!

Hi all!

i'm writing this how to, because of my problem to upgrade my BB (storm 9530). i have no data plan, and i couldn't get the Loader to load my OS...

after a lot of troubleshooting... i finally got the answer so, this is me sharing it!

these are the 'normal' instructions of installing an OS:

Instructions for installing either version on ANY carrier's 9530:

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.


you did all these steps, just like the instructions say, but the damnn loader wont load your OS?

and you'll get someting like this?:



no vendor.xml on your pc, even not in the VirtualStore, and it wont load the dammn OS? This is your solution

I recommend the following instructions even if the 'normal' method works, because it's going to be a complete fresh instal.




ok lets go:

first get the following things,
1. BBSAK (http://rimgeeks.com/download.php?f=B..._Installer.msi)
2. Your BB OS!
3. DM (to make a backup)
=======Optionally=================
4. Shrink-a-Os (http://www.theiexplorers.com/bb/Shrink-A-OS.exe)
===============================


first of all, make sure you uninstalled every OS you don't want to instal on your Blackberry.

1) Install BBSAK

2) Install New OS

========Optionally=================
If you want the Original OS to be installed, without a shrink please proceed to step 3

Now we are going to Shrink Our OS, this helps a lot if you want a fast BB, or if you have a lot of apps wich drain your device memory.

ok you have the shrink a os file downloaded on your Computer.

Press the windowsbutton + 'R'

the run screen on your pc will pop up, copy this in it! and hit run

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\

now you will se a OS folder (mines is '9530AMEA_v5.0.0.419_P4.2.0.179') this is where the OS is installed on your pc.

open this folder and copy the Shrink - a - OS file in the folder!

if you have the option run as administrator, run it as administrator, or else just double click on it!

now you have to check the highlighted box (see picture)


just check the boxes of the items you don't want or don't need

Hit the Shrink my os button, and the program will shrink your os,

it will show you how much MB's you've won by doing this step

ok continue with step 3
================================

3) lets make some backups,
- first backup your device using the Desktop Manager (i think i dont have to explain this)
- if you have thirth party apps you'll have to open BBSAK, typ in your password(if you have one) if not, leave blank.

click on the Backup Apps button, and BBSAK wil backup your APPS! =D

4) Open BBSAK,

Click on the 'Wipe Device' button . It says " Are you sure ? This is a low level wipe " this is just fine, click on the OK Button




5) Now your Blackberry is wiped, it will restart, and give you an Error (507)
this is what we want, because now you'll have an empty BB, and there will be nothing to read for the DM or the Loader.exe

6) Make sure your BB is on, and press the reconnect button on BBSAK, if your pin shows up, this is good, if not try a battery pull and detach your BB from your computer, and re attach it. this will work

7) Hit the Load OS button on BBSAK

8) this screen wil pop up,



i guess you did notice it's just the loader. exe ... (you'll think) WAIT the loader.exe.. i didn't delete the vendor.xml!! no problem, BBSAK automatically did this for you! Nice huh!

now the only thing you've gotta do is run the installation program!

now you've got your OS loaded, the loader.exe wil say load succesfully or something like that, let the bb reboot and let it takes its time, (first time is going to be looooong!)

9) open BBSAK again, and press Restore Apps

10) open DM and let it restore the BB,

afterwards, bull the battery let it reboot again, and start to check out the fresh installed new OS!!


i hope this helps you!


Greetz Sherwin!

augdom1326 02-03-2010 02:10 PM

What about the BROWSER??
 
Please advise those that are not on a data plan, that they will likely need to pay to have their carrier re-install the browser. I say this only from experience. I tried to get it to work from a hundred different people but to no avail. I am using Cricket as my unlimited calls,text and Internet. 45.00 per month. But they donít have a Service Book which will be wiped when you upgrade the OS. I updated the OS from 4.7.094 to my currently running the 5.0.0.328 and want to upgrade to the .419 but the headache of 20.00 bucks to have browser re-installed on the flashed phone is one i would like to avoid. Unless you have a brighter idea then the other 100 forums that could not provide an answer.

somerandomguy 02-13-2010 06:22 PM

i dont know how, but i have seen people back up and modify service books.

also, doesnt your carrier have some sort of BIS portal management page that lets you push service books to your phone?

markedone 05-30-2010 06:54 AM

dude, you are the best person in the world, you werent a *** about it and made us pay to view this, you are awesome, thanks! everything worked perfectly!

Mella 06-02-2010 11:58 PM

OMG!!! I been looking all over for this!!! Thank you so much (:

mayur6124123 06-05-2010 08:07 AM

Thank U Sooo Mch !!
 
thank u soo much .. !! i have been looking fr this frm a very long time .. I RECOMMEND THIS !! :D (y)

Sherwin 07-20-2010 05:42 AM

Np guys, i've searched for a long time, and it was just time to share!

Quote:

Originally Posted by augdom1326 (Post 1559381)
Please advise those that are not on a data plan, that they will likely need to pay to have their carrier re-install the browser. I say this only from experience. I tried to get it to work from a hundred different people but to no avail. I am using Cricket as my unlimited calls,text and Internet. 45.00 per month. But they donxxx8217;t have a Service Book which will be wiped when you upgrade the OS. I updated the OS from 4.7.094 to my currently running the 5.0.0.328 and want to upgrade to the .419 but the headache of 20.00 bucks to have browser re-installed on the flashed phone is one i would like to avoid. Unless you have a brighter idea then the other 100 forums that could not provide an answer.

don't know about your provider, but i can resend my service books just by activating my BB online... so no problem with me., with Verizon you can also do this, and i expect other providers to have that option to.

XelhaBB 07-23-2010 10:05 AM

Sherwin,

awesome post. It goes in line with advice I gave sometime back. BBSAK is a must have if you are going to tinker with your BB, especially when loading the Beta OS builds.

Every time I upgraded to a new build, I always used BBSAK to wipe my phone and do a fresh install of EVERYTHING. Afterwards, I had my service books resent and I was back online without a hitch. It was a bit time consuming, but upgrading over the previous image always ended up with conflicts after the install. Something always hung around and tossed a wrench into the virtual cog-work.

Great post.

THUNDERGUN 07-30-2010 12:20 AM

reconnecting to jvm
 
it says its reconnecting to jvm on the final steps of the update and it wont change much, at all really.
what do i do? disconnect and rewipe?
(solved)
i disconnected and reconnected after about 5 seconds just to try it and it worked. just incase anyone else has the same problem/scare

NJBlackBerry 07-30-2010 05:33 AM

DO NOT DISCONNECT IT. That is terrible advice to give to anyone. LET IT GO. It can take up to 30 minutes to reconnect.

saadmengal 12-03-2010 08:11 AM

Re: How To: Upgrade BB With(out) a Data plan!
 
Worked Superbly!!

U Are Awesome Xx

lojikal 12-05-2010 10:00 AM

Re: How To: Upgrade BB With(out) a Data plan!
 
Interesting read thanks for sharing this with us

smith67 12-17-2010 01:58 AM

Re: How To: Upgrade BB With(out) a Data plan!
 
Great thread, thanks for sharing.

BTW I couldn't get the link to BBSAK on rimgeeks to work, here is a working link:

BlackBerry Swiss Army Knife

Peace

asdfjklWQ 12-18-2010 10:55 PM

Re: How To: Upgrade BB With(out) a Data plan!
 
does this work for 8520?

papasIQ 03-18-2011 12:50 AM

Re: How To: Upgrade BB With(out) a Data plan!
 
thanks man @Sherwin... your guidelines worked well 4 me. Though it took me some crazy hours to get it fixed..... U rock, keep it up (y)

jheams 09-05-2011 10:02 AM

Re: How To: Upgrade BB With(out) a Data plan!
 
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bryanjasonking 09-28-2011 04:21 AM

Re: How To: Upgrade BB With(out) a Data plan!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jheams (Post 1742294)
Posted via BlackBerryForums.com Mobile

When I open BBSAK it prceeds to the password crap and then it says, "No Device detected" It's driving me INSANE!
I tried opening the Apploader from C then program files ... blah blah and THAT is detecting my handset, and showing my pin but when i do that and procedd none of my apps are shown and it says 'Application memomry 0K.
HELP! :x :cry:

harryleng 02-05-2012 03:00 PM

Re: How To: Upgrade BB With(out) a Data plan!
 
It didnt work with doing BBSAK but when i connected it (after wiping) to DM, It was able to update software without data plan
Thank you very much;-)

tsac 02-05-2012 07:44 PM

Re: How To: Upgrade BB With(out) a Data plan!
 
Wow.

bluecopper 02-07-2012 06:49 PM

Re: How To: Upgrade BB With(out) a Data plan!
 
Hi guys i need some advice/clarification about this process. Here is my situation:

There were 3 mobile providers in my country. I have a Curve 8520 on network 3. Network 2 made an arrangement with the international owner of Network 3 for its acquisition and now all subscribers on Network 3 are being switching over to Network 2 or the customers moving away to Network 1.

Some of the devices that Network 3 sold to its customers were hard locked to that network by zeroing out the MEP so it cant be unlock by entering MEP code. I dont want to join Network 2 but Network 1 requires that i get the phone unlocked before i can become their customer.

So the question i have is can this method be used to unlock the device and refresh the MEP counter so i can switch to Network 1 and get their BB service?


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