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Old 12-01-2009, 10:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've owned a Blackberry for a few years now and have performed all firmware upgrades by deleting the vendor.xml file and running the loader.exe file. A side effect of performing this upgrade is the loss of application settings for every third party application that was installed. I have to launch every application and go through the setup wizard as if the application was installed for the very first time. The most annoying part of this process is that App World is no longer aware of all the applications that were previously installed through the App World app. When I click on My World from within App World, the list is blank.

When I had my 9000, I performed one OTA firmware upgrade that was released by AT&T and all of my application settings were preserved. Since AT&T releases an update so infrequently, I'm forced to perform upgrades from other vendors to fix certain bugs.

Is there a way to perform a USB firmware upgrade that preserves all of my application settings?
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Do a backup before the upgrade then a restore after the upgrade.
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Do a backup before the upgrade then a restore after the upgrade.
That doesn't preserve third-party application settings.
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Some are saved; some aren't. All depends on WHERE the apps saved their data. I have a few apps that properly store their data and they are backed up and restored fine. Others have to be reset everytime.
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Do a backup before the upgrade then a restore after the upgrade.
I've tried this in the past and it did not work. The Desktop Manager seems to only back up personal settings and data files. Applications are completely ignored and I found that I had to use some other means to back up the applications themselves, however the settings for each application is not restored. I still have to go through each application's setup wizard. But since I haven't done this in a while, I can't be sure.
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