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Old 10-22-2009, 07:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I clicked on wireless update and it downloaded the new version of the OS. Before I install, it says it will take about 2 hours. Will I lose all of my setting, contacts, etc?
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No, you won't lose them. (Unless something goes horribly wrong with the update.)
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No, you won't lose them. (Unless something goes horribly wrong with the update.)
Ok, thanks. I've never used BB Desktop and I don't have my usb cord with me at work....
Can't decide if I should run the update now or wait until I go home and backup my bb.
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I would wait and create a backup. Better safe than sorry.
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Forgive my confusion, but I've never updated an OS before. But why would you utilize BB Desktop software...if your doing a wireless update? Could you please explain?
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Forgive my confusion, but I've never updated an OS before. But why would you utilize BB Desktop software...if your doing a wireless update? Could you please explain?
I used Blackberry Desktop to backup my phone data before I did the wireless update....this way if something went wrong, my data was on my desktop.
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Forgive my confusion, but I've never updated an OS before. But why would you utilize BB Desktop software...if your doing a wireless update? Could you please explain?
Wireless Update is a new and largely unproven feature. Using the Desktop Manager software is the tried-and-true method that's been working for years.
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And it's much faster.
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Is this a wireless update for Verizon Tour? I went to application -> wireless update -> Check for Updates but its says No Updates Available.

Is there another easier method for Verizon updates? My current OS is 4.7.1.40.
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They have not released anything official. You can get newer OS's from various locations.
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I did the wireless update last week, no problems. It did take about an hour and my device got warm with a hefty battery drain.
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I did my first wireless update when .57 was released. Went thru without a problem. Also did it on my son's 8330 when the .175 came out, again no issues.

I do regular backups on my PC, though, using Desktop Manager.
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Is this a wireless update for Verizon Tour? I went to application -> wireless update -> Check for Updates but its says No Updates Available.

Is there another easier method for Verizon updates? My current OS is 4.7.1.40.
Desktop Manager.


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