02-17-2007, 12:45 PM
Join Date: Jun 2005
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Just rename the old blackberry.alx to blackberry.old. Then download the blackberry.alx from Jibi's thread that matches the OS version you downloaded. Again, pay no attention to carrier names, just match version numbers. Place the downloaded blackberry.alx in the same folder as blackberry.old.
The only reason to rename the old one is so you can get it back if you desire. You can totally delete it if you want. You can move it to another folder if you want. You are just replacing yours with Jibi's. That's all there is to it.
You are putting the cart before the horse. You don't even have the Blackberry yet. If the OS on the one you are getting is older than the one you downloaded then the first thing that will happen is an upgrade will take place. That's fine, just know that it will happen when you plug in and open Desktop Manager.
Also, be aware any time you install another carrier's OS release you should always delete the vendor.xml located in c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader. If you don't then Desktop Manager won't install the update or the themes. I usually just delete vendor.xml for good measure regardless of what OS release I'm installing. The OS's are the same but they won't install on the other carrier's BB's until you delete the vendor.xml. Short version: Always delete the vendor.xml.