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Old 01-23-2010, 03:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Problems trying to update to v5

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after reading the post on how to update the firmware I tried following the instructions and still cant get my BB to update to v5.

I hope someone can help answer, would it matter that my phone is from o2 uk and was unlocked but the only update file i could find was the vodaphone version.

Ive deleted the vendor.xml file and desktop manager finds the update version but it has a * next to it and says only subscribers may update.

I tried updating to this and also a version from Asia but still no luck.

I am currently on operating system v platform v4.2.0102

Any help would be much appreciated.
Old 01-23-2010, 03:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try using loader as opposed to desktop manager.
Old 01-23-2010, 04:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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With the new OS installed on your pc and your BB connected (and the vendor.xml file deleted!), go to C: > Program Files > Common Files > Research In Motion > AppLoader. Double-click on Loader icon. That should start AppLoader.exe, which is far different than the Loader part of Desktop Manager.
Old 01-23-2010, 06:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just a curious question, what happens if you don't delete vendor.xml?
Old 01-23-2010, 10:33 PM   #5 (permalink) Super Moderator
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AppLoader won't "see" the OS. Vendor.xml ensures you install OS's only from the carrier your phone is on.
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