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Old 06-24-2010, 07:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have my old Storm 9530 running 4.7 os and wants to Update to 5.0 before i sell it. but forgot to do it before i deactivated my service. Is there a way i can update a BlackBerry to 5.0 with it being not activated.

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Actually, there is a message somewhere here on the forums (I'll let you search for it yourself) that discusses a method which involves installing an older version OS on your computer; then installing the 5.0 OS; deleting files in the 4.X installation directory but keeping the directory itself; moving files from 5.0 directory to the 4.X directory; using loader to install.

It does work because I used it to update my 8900 which is not currently activated. (Or it did for me last month anyway.)
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I am going to have the temerity to say "YES you can".

Download 5.0 and use your DM to install 5.0

If you aren't doing it OTA I don't see why you can't. I reloaded 5.0 with a bricked Berry in March. In essence, I did this without service.

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