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John Clark 01-17-2009 11:46 PM

BlackBerry OS (and "Beta" OS) Upgrade Myths Dispelled:
 
So, you're considering upgrading your OS. Maybe the OS is from another carrier. You've heard all the rumors like "don't load another carrier's OS or you'll screw up your device" or "if you load another carrier's OS you'll void your warranty. I'm going to put to rest some of these crazy myths.

1. Installing another carrier's OS voids my warranty."

Not true. The OS can be upgraded/downgraded as many times as you want and nobody, including your carrier, will ever know. You may have trouble getting support from the carrier if you're using an OS that they don't officially support. However, most techs will simply ask that you reload the supported OS and call back. Really, though, there is no reason to do this most of the time since you probably found the later OS here and there is MUCH better support here than from your carrier. Worst case scenario is it's possible that you may have to reload a carrier supported OS if something happens and you have to get a warranty exchange on your device.

2. Loading another carrier's OS (or beta OS) will "screw up" my device."

Not true. Unless you are loading a brand new basic OS beta that you found on the internet this is not true. Let's say you have OS 4.5.0.97 on your device (that's the official version from your carrier) and you found 4.5.0.119 (not from your carrier) on the internet. While it's technically a "beta" if no carrier has released it keep in mind that the .97 to .119 update only includes incremental bug fixes. Most likely it's just a matter of time before some carrier releases it, maybe even yours. Generally, you are better off with the later version, regardless of where it came from or what carrier may have released it. However, let's say you are running 4.5.0.97 and you find OS 4.6.0.15 for your device. Now it's possible you will "screw it up" as you don't really know what features are included and whether they work reliably on the device. However, with that being said, the worst case scenario here is you downgrade back to your original OS. Again, it doesn't void any warranty. You just take the risk of testing it and seeing what works and what doesn't.

3. OS's are developed by each carrier specifically for their brand of device.

Not true. RIM develops every OS version for a specific device. For purposes of this myth we'll say we're working with an 8320. They send the new 8320 OS version out for testing to all the carriers that sell the 8320. The carriers do their own testing of the OS on the 8320. If they find the OS satisfactory, they make a public release. If not, they submit the bugs they find to RIM and RIM attempts to fix and send out an update (a new version number would be then be assigned.) This process can take months until a carrier gets a version they like. However, another carrier may test it and find that it's fine and they release it. As of late, these prereleased versions have been leaking to the internet. They are the versions that RIM sends to every carrier so people refer to them as "unbranded." This only means that the vendor.xml (the file that tells Loader.exe which brand of device to load it to) is empty and the OS will load to ANY 8320, regardless of carrier brand (vendor ID.) When a carrier decides to make a public release, they simply add the vendor.xml file to it and the OS is now "branded" to that carrier. During this "branding" no other change is made to the OS other than adding the vendor.xml and changing the file name to reflect the individual carrier name. When we remove the vendor.xml we have, in effect, "unbranded" it. Again, ALL the OS's are created, and developed by RIM for each specific type of device.

4. I tried a "beta" OS for my device and got a strange error and had to reload my original OS and lost all my data. I'm going to wait for my carrier's official release!

I really hate this one. This is pointless. ALL the OS's install the same way. Deleting the vendor.xml has no effect on how the OS loads or what loads to a certain device. It only affects whether or not the OS will load at all. If the OS loads it will load as to the programming in the firmware of the device. Each device has a vendor code written into the device firmware and the OS will load per that vendor code. So, once the OS is on the device, it's loaded how the carrier would want it, regardless of where the OS came from. If you received an error while loading a beta, most likely it's a computer/usb port/cable issue and not an issue with the OS not being from your carrier. All things being equal, you will likely have the EXACT same error with an OS downloaded from your carrier's website.

5. Upgrading my OS to a new OS (including betas) might cause loss of all my data.

Not true. By default, the loader.exe application will make a backup, usually named LoaderBackup-(2008-12-25).ipd and generally placed in My Documents (but not always--it could be located somewhere else so you may have to search for it) If the loader.exe application works as it's designed, it will make the backup file, then it will erase the device of all data and it's OS. It will then do a quick reboot where you may see the "507" error on the device and then the process will load the new OS .cod files. You will see these being loaded along with status bars. When this is done, the device will reboot. The loader screen will say "waiting for device initialization." You will see the hourglass for up to 20-30 minutes. This is normal, so don't get impatient. Once that's done, the restore process will kick in and restore the backup .ipd file it made during the initial part of the loader process. As long as the loader process goes smoothly you will have an upgraded device with all your 3rd party apps and all your data ready to go.

However, if something doesn't go right you will still have the backup .ipd file on your computer and that .ipd file can be restored manually to the BB (or any BB) using Desktop Manager's Backup/Restore feature. The only bad thing about having the loader process error in the middle is that all your 3rd party apps will be lost. If you're not concerned with this then it's no big deal. If this does concern you then you can follow the 3rd party app backup procedure here before starting the OS update. However, under normal circumstances you won't need the 3rd party backup file as it will be done automatically for you, but it's there if you need it. It's necessary, though, to do the 3rd party app backup before running the OS update.

Keep in mind that after an OS reload you will lose most 3rd party app data and registration codes for any purchased 3rd party apps that require unlock/registration codes. The same original codes you received should still work as they are usually tied to the PIN. It's recommended that you keep any codes received for your purchased apps. I, personally, keep them in my password keeper.

6. I loaded a "beta" and now my carrier has released the same version. Do I need to reload from my carrier so I don't have a beta?

No. If the version numbers match, then there is NO difference between the version that you loaded that wasn't yet released and the version that's official from a carrier's (even your carrier's) website. If anything was to change in the OS RIM would issue it a new version number. In this case, you just magically went from "beta" to "official."

7. I loaded this new OS and it gave me 3Mb more free memory!

While this may be true at the time of loading, it won't stay that way. There is some data that is not restored during the process. Most (but not all) of it is 3rd party app data. It's all lost during the upgrade. Also, as the OS runs it uses memory that won't be regained even after a battery pull. Most OS upgrades, especially from 4.5.0.xxx to 4.5.0.xxx use pretty much the same amount of memory. You can see the amount of memory used in the Loader application before loading the OS.

[b]8. The Desktop Manager says I will have to reactivate in order to receive email after the update.

Yes. If you are a BIS user (meaning personal email only) then after the upgrade the service books for your email should be resent automatically. However, after the upgrade, it's a good idea to go to Options >Advanced Options >Host Routing Table >Menu Key >Register Now. This will force the device to register on the network and push your service books.

If you are a BES user (meaning corporate or work email and your device is connected to a BES server at work or somewhere eles) you will need to reactivate the device on the BES. Until you do so, you won't be able to send/receive your work email or have your data sync'd wirelessly with the server. If you do the upgrade using Desktop Manager loaded properly for BES on a computer connected to your work email or vpn'd in to your network, then the Enterprise Activation will start automatically after the ugprade. However, if you just use Loader.exe or your DM is not connected to the work email system then you will need to obtain an Enterprise Activation password from your IT department. This is a common occurence and your IT department will usually give it to you with little or no hassle. If you're not sure, be sure and talk to your IT department BEFORE starting the upgrade as afterward your email will be broken until the device is activated. The password has to be set each time you upgrade and is only good for 24-48 hours depending on how your IT department sets the password. Then you simply go to Options >Advanced Options >Enterprise Activation and enter your email address and the password they provided.
Instructions for loading an OS (beta or official.)

(Make sure the device is NOT connected to the PC until instructed.)

1. Download the OS to your computer.
2. Install the OS by double clicking on it. Vista users, right click on it and select "Run As Administrator."
3. Browse to C:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader and delete the vendor.xml file. Do this regardless of whether the device came from your carrier or not. Again, it has no effect on what apps or how the OS is loaded to the device. It only determines "if" the OS is loaded. It doesn't hurt to remove it and I recommend removing it as a matter of habit.
4. Plug in device and browse to C:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader and double click on Loader.exe. Follow the on screen instructions.
5. (For BES users only) Contact your IT department for an Enterprise Activation password and enter your email address and the password in Options >Advanced Options >Enterprise Activation.


I installed the new OS on my device but I don't like it. I have problems with it.

First search the forums here. Maybe someone else had the same problem. If you don't find anything with a search, post a new thread and ask if anyone can shed any light on the problem.

If you are certain it's an issue with the new OS and you want to downgrade the steps are easy.

1. Go to Control Panel >Add/Remove Programs
2. Remove the new OS from the list of installed programs. Be sure that no OS's are installed for your specific device that are newer than the one you want to install. If there are others, uninstall them too.
3. Install the OS you would like to put back on your device by double clicking on the .exe file. Vista users be sure and right click on the file and select "Run As Administrator."
4. Navigate to C:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader and delete the vendor.xml file (regardless of whether the file came from your carrier or not.)
5. Plug in device and navigate to C:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader and run Loader.exe. Your device will be downgraded in the same manner it was upgraded.


Some other tips (and I'll try to add to these as time goes on:)

1. If you already have OS 4.5 and Docs To Go and have upgraded to the free registered version that includes Sheet To Go or have upgraded to the premium version you'll want to browse to C:\program files\common files\research in motion\shared\Loader Files\<Your OS>\ Rename DocumentsToGo.alx to DocumentsToGo.old, move the file to a new folder or just delete it all together. If you don't you will have your Documents To Go version downgraded to the version included with the OS and you will lose Sheet To Go and will have to redownload it. If you decide to rename the file, make sure that you have filename extensions visible. At the top of the Windows Explorer window or My Computer window go to >Tools >Folder Options >View. Uncheck the box that says "Hide extensions for known file types." If you don't do this and you attempt to rename a file, you will end up with a filename like "DocumentsToGo.old.alx" and you will still lose your current version of Docs To Go.

2. If you are an advanced user and want to free up some memory on your device you can follow my instructions here on how to free memory, add/remove themes and prevent data loss due to low memory.

DacyJ 01-18-2009 12:20 AM

Wirelessly posted (you serious Clark?)

Thank you John for making this clear.

JSanders 01-18-2009 12:29 AM

Wirelessly posted (8310; RammerJammer!)

Great post, thanks for compiling this all into one place.

zerog46 01-18-2009 12:34 AM

Yes very good post...

ezrunner 01-18-2009 08:11 AM

Wirelessly posted (hope is everything!)

Outstanding work JC!

Hopefully this will help lay to rest the maysayers and doubters out there

pegb856 01-18-2009 08:15 AM

Thanks JC, as always, informative and thorough. Great Post!

Stinsonddog 01-18-2009 09:29 AM

JC you forgot number 8. A new OS will not make your coffee better. You need "Barking Beans" for that. Coffee Thoughts for the Other Addiction (Blackberry Tips & Tricks from the Mods)

Shaun 01-18-2009 09:34 AM

Can someone post a summary for me? I'd rather not have to read. ;-)

Thanks JC, great post.

SteveO86 01-18-2009 10:22 AM

Wirelessly posted

Another great sticky for the forum!

Very cool JC!

rachamphetamine 01-18-2009 10:24 AM

Great post!

juwaack68 01-18-2009 10:43 AM

Very nice compilation. (y)

Kamau 01-18-2009 10:55 AM

Good work JC.
Now, could you explain to me why every time I load a Beta, I see Elvis Presley on my screen?

betterlate1 01-18-2009 01:16 PM

Is there an audio version available?
Does anyone consider audible forum threads?

fiestito 01-21-2009 12:01 PM

great job JC.

raja_3012 01-21-2009 01:52 PM

Awesome compilation !!

jsconyers 01-21-2009 02:07 PM

So what exactly are you trying to say :razz:

Great work as usual!

strike2tamu 01-22-2009 02:23 PM

Cool.

Jazzi 01-23-2009 11:29 PM

Thanks so much for the wonderful post. It does dispel common myths I have read online and as a new user, it is a great relief!

ricpac 01-24-2009 04:57 AM

^^ too much post-padding!

Bad, bad move.

Anyways, I'll try to work this up on the FAQ.

bigbda1 01-24-2009 10:58 AM

Excellent post JC! I learned a bunch. Great.

Pink2 01-28-2009 09:58 AM

I have a question I don't see answered
 
If I load an OS from a different carrier will I lose the apps that are specific to my carrier? For instance, I am on AT&T and I have Cellular Video (CV). Will that still be on my phone and usable?

rachamphetamine 01-28-2009 10:01 AM

Yes, they should stay and be working just fine.

natassa777 01-31-2009 09:44 AM

Help
 
By mistake I deleted on Wizarard the languages and now I have just english ! I need german language! So how can install it again?

joebaggg 03-16-2009 12:13 AM

good list thanks!

Klotar 03-16-2009 08:40 AM

Great guide!

Helmdawg 03-16-2009 08:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Klotar (Post 1321841)
Great guide!

I agree and cannot believe I missed this thread. As always, thanks JC!! (y)

PressureDrop 03-16-2009 05:42 PM

What is the deal on the new upgrade from the BB site?
BlackBerry - BlackBerry Device Software

JSanders 03-16-2009 06:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PressureDrop (Post 1322474)
What is the deal on the new upgrade from the BB site?
BlackBerry - BlackBerry Device Software

Could you please be more specific, and what does this have to do with this thread?

PressureDrop 03-16-2009 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JSanders (Post 1322506)
Could you please be more specific, and what does this have to do with this thread?

I just saw what I linked for the first time today (though I had not looked at the BB.com page for a couple weeks or so). This is a thread about upgrading the OS and it is in the general discussion. If there are myths about different carriers and different OS versions then what/how/when does the link I posted do anything. Does it verify what carrier you are with? What does it do? I have not tried it, I know nothing about it, but I am sure it is listed as an upgrade and it is on the BB page not AT&T, Verizon, Tmo, etc. So what does it do, what myths are there about it and how it does whatever it does. What else do you request that I specify? :smile:

smartchickgirl 04-17-2009 07:24 PM

Okay, I've been trying to upgrade my 8830 to OS 4.5 with NO luck, but your post said to run as administrator if using Vista (which I am) so now I am trying it all over again and hopefully it will work! I kept getting an error message: net.rim.platform.ecmascript

I love my BB, but I'm tired of fooling with it for HOURS trying to upgrade it! I hope it works this time! Thanks for the information you posted!

Just added: it seems to be installing now:smile: These little buggers have a mind of their own sometimes! But I'm addicted to my BB!

smartchickgirl 04-17-2009 09:01 PM

Thank you!
 
Wow, it worked. I upgraded my phone to the 4.5 OS. I can't believe it(y) It was so easy! Now if only I could figure out why I can't receive email on my blackberry account!

jsconyers 04-17-2009 09:13 PM

Welcome to the forums.

Glad you got it figured out. Try resending your service books:
How do I resend my service books? - BlackBerryFAQ

smartchickgirl 04-18-2009 08:01 AM

Why do I need to resend my service books? The link won't open to allow me to figure it out! Last night after all was well, I lost everything on my BB. Thank GOD I had created back-up files and I'm up and running this morning :smile:

jsconyers 04-18-2009 12:01 PM

When you upgrade to 4.5 you need to resend your service books to receive HTML email.

John Clark 04-18-2009 02:17 PM

Wirelessly posted (BB 11020)

Resending service books never hurts and makes sure you're using the latest ones for your OS and your carrier.

blackberryblogger 04-18-2009 03:04 PM

Great info and explanation in this post.

chiehok 04-18-2009 07:19 PM

downgrade
 
hi there... could you help me how to downgrade to older OS ? I installed OS 5.0 on my bold, and need urgently to go backto .247

thanks

jsconyers 04-18-2009 07:20 PM

Here you go:
How do I downgrade the OS on my BlackBerry? - BlackBerryFAQ

Good luck.

John Clark 04-18-2009 07:39 PM

Wirelessly posted (BB 11020)

FAQ is great!

Basically, just uninstall the 5.0 OS from Control panel >Add remove programs. Then (if its not installed already) just install the .247 OS and run Loader.exe. It will downgrade just as it upgraded.

smartchickgirl 04-19-2009 08:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jsconyers (Post 1357093)
When you upgrade to 4.5 you need to resend your service books to receive HTML email.

Thanks for everyone's help! How do I resend the service books? This would explain why I can't view my email in html--and I just paid $30 for Empower and cannot find it on my device!

One more thing~ my device won't recognize my username and password when I try to add another email. I know I'm using the correct name/password. I can use my PC to send email to it and it shows up, but I can't do it from my device. I have Java enabled too.

Thanks everyone
:smile:

jsconyers 04-19-2009 10:32 AM

How are you trying to send/receive mail? Are you logging into your mail accounts via your BB Browser? You shouldn't need to. You can add your accounts to your device and they will have an icon for each mail account.

Here is how to add an email account to your device:
How to add / delete email addresses - BlackBerryFAQ

Here is how to resend your service books:
How do I resend my service books? - BlackBerryFAQ

pepe68 04-20-2009 10:11 PM

Nice job on the post!

But now I have been using DM 4.7 and just got the DM 5.0. I seem to have the issue of the downgrade of Documents To Go. I tried to follow the instructions on how to disable this issue from the post, but there is no such folder (C:\program files\common files\research in motion\shared\Loader Files.....). Can someone help me to figure out how to resolve this. I have some other Apps I want to load, but because of this issue, I can not proceed. It will either downgrade or remove it. I am unable to disable or delete it from the list.

Please, any suggestions? ( I have read everything I can so far on the web and nothing is helping or working!!

John Clark 04-20-2009 10:15 PM

Install your version of the handheld OS to the PC. Then delete the vendor.xml as as explained. Once the handheld OS is installed then you can go delete/rename the DocumentsToGo.alx file to DocumentsToGo.old. Then Docs to go shouldn't want to downgrade.

plazake 07-30-2009 08:59 PM

I prefer the e3 its dosnt budge and gets in there good, but its really what you do good with, everyone is different:cry:

Lorisson Otsem 08-03-2009 07:36 AM

trouble with my BB
 
I recently wiped my BB cause i received an error message(application error205)now each time i try to reinstall the OS i received another error that prevent the OS to be installed.Can somebody help me.

jsconyers 08-03-2009 08:38 AM

Search your PC for vendor.xml and delete any instance of it. Also, if you could post the error you're receiving, it may help.

interstudy 11-10-2009 12:29 PM

For upgrading OS, I have never wiped my phone (there was that time when i thought I nuked it) but i don't wipe it when i upgrade. never had an issue

kjjb0204 01-25-2010 12:20 PM

Mods - please weigh in here if you can - is point 6 still valid in the original post? Is there ANY difference between a beta and official if app/package versions still the same? Many people on bbhybrids and cb are saying there are some differences between the tour .419 beta leak and the mts official release.

kirkrgoode@yahoo.com 07-24-2010 01:59 PM

kirk
 
I need service book for my bb storm 9350 i deleted it Im wit another carrier using my bb storm how do i get it

ravitejk 08-01-2010 12:20 AM

OS Upgrade for unlocked BB
 
Hello,

A really comprehensive myth buster.. Thanks! :)

One question though - Will upgrading the OS on an UNLOCKED BB relock the phone? Any precautions to be taken prior to upgrading?

Thanks!

John Clark 08-01-2010 12:23 AM

There's nothing you can do to relock your phone.

Read the threads on the latest OS version you are installing. If you're satisfied then go ahead with the upgrade. You can always downgrade back, if all else fails.

cyclone321 11-12-2010 07:48 AM

Re: BlackBerry OS (and "Beta" OS) Upgrade Myths Dispelled:
 
thanks for the info

nathanl 12-14-2010 09:45 AM

Re: BlackBerry OS (and "Beta" OS) Upgrade Myths Dispelled:
 
good post lot of people always get scared upgrading from other sites

majorxp 03-04-2011 09:42 AM

Re: BlackBerry OS (and "Beta" OS) Upgrade Myths Dispelled:
 
Possible addition --

If you upgrade, some games will lose their progress and you will have to start over. Examples are shoppers paradise, bubble army2, and civilization.

John Clark 03-04-2011 09:51 AM

Re: BlackBerry OS (and "Beta" OS) Upgrade Myths Dispelled:
 
That's not a myth. ;-)
Posted via BlackBerryForums.com Mobile

abhshkc 03-09-2011 02:40 AM

Re: BlackBerry OS (and "Beta" OS) Upgrade Myths Dispelled:
 
i have brought an unlocked phone blackberry 8830. do i need to unlock it again after upgrading the OS?

NJBlackBerry 03-09-2011 06:48 AM

Re: BlackBerry OS (and "Beta" OS) Upgrade Myths Dispelled:
 
Nope. Once unlocked, always unlocked. It's not an iPhone.

yuana 03-17-2011 01:31 PM

Re: BlackBerry OS (and "Beta" OS) Upgrade Myths Dispelled:
 
I love this forum...

babzteejay 04-01-2011 07:33 AM

Re: BlackBerry OS (and "Beta" OS) Upgrade Myths Dispelled:
 
i need os 4.5 for my blackberry 8707v where can i download it people please i nid it urgently

NJBlackBerry 04-01-2011 07:43 AM

Re: BlackBerry OS (and "Beta" OS) Upgrade Myths Dispelled:
 
Sorry; the latest version released is 4.2. The 8707v is really old.

jsconyers 04-01-2011 07:54 AM

Re: BlackBerry OS (and "Beta" OS) Upgrade Myths Dispelled:
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by babzteejay (Post 1711702)
i need os 4.5 for my blackberry 8707v where can i download it people please i nid it urgently

There is no 4.5 for the 8707

Bizeasset 06-23-2011 10:02 PM

Re: BlackBerry OS (and "Beta" OS) Upgrade Myths Dispelled:
 
How do I roll back to OS5 in a 9700? OS6 is not what I want to use a phone for.

John Clark 06-23-2011 10:14 PM

Re: BlackBerry OS (and "Beta" OS) Upgrade Myths Dispelled:
 
Simply uninstall the OS6 installation by going into Control Panel >Add/Remove Programs. Then download and install the OS5 version you want (unless it's still installed from a previous installation). Then plug in the device and run application loader again and it will downgrade.

crito 09-22-2011 01:19 PM

Re: BlackBerry OS (and "Beta" OS) Upgrade Myths Dispelled:
 
Thank you John for sharing this.

wharlex 12-01-2011 05:05 AM

Re: BlackBerry OS (and "Beta" OS) Upgrade Myths Dispelled:
 
Please i need latest version for black berry tour 9630

imranawan 12-04-2011 08:49 PM

Re: BlackBerry OS (and "Beta" OS) Upgrade Myths Dispelled:
 
what are steps for os5 update at 8900 and os6 at 9700 as i try hard (despite of i am since last 6 years expert user of blackberyy till 4.6 os but, i am unable to update at my both phones even no errors found all gone perfect but, no updation made at my both phones.
i found online update and that latest version installed but, recommended is available
i download the required os
delete vendor.html file
run aploader file
after that all done but, when shows installed app there just 3rd parties like messgr or other thing now selection showing for update or language or other thing.
can anybody hlep what's wrong i am doing.
plzzzzzz

gaguse 01-14-2012 02:14 PM

Re: BlackBerry OS (and "Beta" OS) Upgrade Myths Dispelled:
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jsconyers (Post 1255174)
So what exactly are you trying to say :razz:

Great work as usual!

como reprogramo mi blackberry8330?

NJBlackBerry 01-14-2012 02:16 PM

Re: BlackBerry OS (and "Beta" OS) Upgrade Myths Dispelled:
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gaguse (Post 1763483)
como reprogramo mi blackberry8330?

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...n-devices.html

gsm4ever 01-28-2012 09:22 AM

Re: BlackBerry OS (and "Beta" OS) Upgrade on my Bold 9900
 
Hi John,
Can I updrade my Bold 9900 to the new OS on my Laptop Windows 7 Professional or using my desktop Windows XP Prof. I remember the last time updrading my 9780 using my Laptop Windows 7 Prof. I tried clicking the loader and it won't even updrade but when I did it on my desktop with Windows XP Prof. it was fine. Or I have to upgrade using the desktop manager on my Windows 7 Prof.? Please help. Thank you very much.

michelelala 02-01-2012 08:38 PM

Re: BlackBerry OS (and "Beta" OS) Upgrade Myths Dispelled:
 
Thank you for the valuable info for the not so tech savvy blackberry user. I have had blackberrys for 7 years and only now have I found the forum. Thank you!

Sparkyap 02-14-2012 09:11 AM

How to restore from BB9700 Calendar Backup to BB9900?
 
I tried to use the DM to restore calendar entries previously backup by BB9700 to BB9900, but the DM does not allow me to select the BB9700 backup file, any advise? Tks.

sjowettca 02-14-2012 05:20 PM

Re: BlackBerry OS (and "Beta" OS) Upgrade Myths Dispelled:
 
I am trying to upgrade to the newest Desktop Software but it keeps telling me I need to install Visual C+ 2008 SPI, which is already installed.

ZombieBerry 02-15-2012 01:12 PM

Re: BlackBerry OS (and "Beta" OS) Upgrade Myths Dispelled:
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sjowettca (Post 1767439)
I am trying to upgrade to the newest Desktop Software but it keeps telling me I need to install Visual C+ 2008 SPI, which is already installed.

Only people I know who are getting that error message are trying to upgrade to the newest version from a leaked version of DM 7. I would uninstall DM and then download a fresh version from BB website.

BlackBerry - BlackBerry Desktop Software - BlackBerry Software at BlackBerry.com

ZombieBerry 02-15-2012 01:16 PM

Re: How to restore from BB9700 Calendar Backup to BB9900?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sparkyap (Post 1767377)
I tried to use the DM to restore calendar entries previously backup by BB9700 to BB9900, but the DM does not allow me to select the BB9700 backup file, any advise? Tks.

You will have to use a 3rd party .ipd viewer/editor

You can search for one on Google. for ABC Converter or search for a BlackBerry BackUp Extractor available from here BlackBerry Backup Extractor for Windows and Mac

Also, I am pretty sure you can unzip the ipd file and view your contacts in Notepad or something, the formatting will be shot to heck, but you should be able to copy/paste your contacts as a last resort.

If you still have both devices then you can also perform a Device Switch from the DM

sjowettca 02-15-2012 05:23 PM

Re: BlackBerry OS (and "Beta" OS) Upgrade Myths Dispelled:
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ZombieBerry (Post 1767594)
Only people I know who are getting that error message are trying to upgrade to the newest version from a leaked version of DM 7. I would uninstall DM and then download a fresh version from BB website.

I am getting the prompt to download and install the new version when I start the Desktop Software.

ZombieBerry 02-15-2012 05:40 PM

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Which you cannot seem to do because you get the error you mentioned earlier in the thread, correct?

Have you tried;
Not upgrading your current version. (I believe there was an Option to wait for later)
Uninstall DM from your computer and installing the newest version from RIM's website. You can download the newest version at https://swdownloads.blackberry.com/D...247A852FAD3647

ZombieBerry 02-16-2012 08:33 AM

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Download the newest version of Desktop Manager from this link: https://swdownloads.blackberry.com/D...247A852FAD3647

If you already have it installed, then you can just run it, and it should ask you to upgrade to the newest version as well.

damijob 02-27-2012 05:08 PM

Hi John. I was just chatting on my phone when it started feeling weird. I returned to the home screen only to see the "Enterprise Activation: Encryption Key Regeneration" app pop out from nowhere. What is responsible and how do I get rid of it, as I use BIS and not BES..
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dc/dc 02-27-2012 06:49 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by damijob (Post 1769415)
Hi John. I was just chatting on my phone when it started feeling weird. I returned to the home screen only to see the "Enterprise Activation: Encryption Key Regeneration" app pop out from nowhere. What is responsible and how do I get rid of it, as I use BIS and not BES..
Posted via BlackBerryForums.com Mobile

This is not the correct location for your enquiry.

chunyang 04-01-2012 10:59 PM

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It blows my mind.

mayourski 04-02-2012 09:02 AM

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Pls I have not been able to creat my BB ID,it as been given me serious headache.
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ZombieBerry 04-02-2012 09:04 AM

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Have you tried creating your BBID online at App World? Then try signing in on your device.
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Suryy 05-03-2012 04:02 PM

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I am unable to set up the internet connection in BB8520 THROUGH THE CARRIER KIEVSTAR.. KINDLY HELP

dc/dc 05-03-2012 05:27 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Suryy (Post 1776777)
I am unable to set up the internet connection in BB8520 THROUGH THE CARRIER KIEVSTAR.. KINDLY HELP

This is the wrong section.

nextra 12-10-2012 05:13 PM

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help/...anyonee

WhatsNotTaken 01-26-2013 10:49 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by nextra (Post 1793692)
help/...anyonee

What's your question? LOL?

HFixit 01-27-2013 04:30 AM

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Hi hapi sunday all
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HFixit 01-27-2013 04:32 AM

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can I up grade my 9300 to 9360?
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dc/dc 01-27-2013 07:59 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by HFixit (Post 1797661)
can I up grade my 9300 to 9360?
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No.

Nnafrank 12-22-2013 05:05 AM

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There is no wireless upgrade why?
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dc/dc 12-22-2013 06:42 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Nnafrank (Post 1810258)
There is no wireless upgrade why?
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There are wireless upgrades, just not to beta or leaked OS versions.

nazimali 04-20-2018 11:53 AM

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I would say that the playbook is alright. I dont find it to be amazing because I feel first of all, it is too heavy with too small of a screen. For some people, 7 inches is perfect but with all that weight I cant handle it. The android is somewhat good on the playbook but it may be better after the official 2.0 os release in feburary. For 200 bucks, heck its a bargain but I did not find much use for it. Good things include a great camera, front and rear, great screen quality. xxx65279;

knottyrope 04-20-2018 01:54 PM

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2.0 was released many years ago

nazimali 04-22-2018 03:56 PM

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John Clark 04-22-2018 04:09 PM

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A clever Algerian spammer?

tsac 04-23-2018 08:08 AM

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Or someone trying to tell a story.........na John's right a clever spammer


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