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borja1055@gmail.com 09-25-2009 04:17 PM

Update blackberry from a Mac
 
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I have Deskop manager on my mac, as you can see from the pic, but i do not know how to update my blackberrys software from Desktop manager...Help?

MidnightDraven 09-25-2009 04:18 PM

I believe you would click on the APPLICATIONS button on the top right.

borja1055@gmail.com 09-25-2009 04:20 PM

And where do i get the software for the blackberry?

JSanders 09-25-2009 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by borja1055@gmail.com (Post 1478205)
And where do i get the software for the blackberry?

Your OS software...? from your carrier, OR in the yellow sticky notes at the top of EACH of the device sections of this forum.

borja1055@gmail.com 09-25-2009 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by JSanders (Post 1478216)
Your OS software...? from your carrier, OR in the yellow sticky notes at the top of EACH of the device sections of this forum.

So this would work???? http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...a-english.html :smile:8-)(n)(y):oops::-o:razz::shock::cry::?;-):idea::x:-(:bb:

skidmark steve 09-25-2009 04:49 PM

why do some things have to be so difficult on a mac :(
I'd still never go back to pc though

Dubdub 09-25-2009 04:50 PM

Moved to Mac Users Corner.

And please do not double post: http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...pdate-mac.html

borja1055@gmail.com 09-25-2009 05:10 PM

I hate blackberry...i dont understand why they cant just give us a date for the release of the friggin desktop manager

Dubdub 09-25-2009 09:14 PM

No different than Windows or Apple or any other software vendor out there. Name one that consistently hits their timelines.

party_guy 10-04-2009 05:09 AM

im trying to update my curve to 5.0 using mac but i cant figure out how to open the 5.0.0.238.exe on mac.can anyone help me

nobody7290 10-04-2009 07:08 AM

This is not easy unless rim decides to distribute the SW in a different package.
Currently, this is a setup-launcher from Macrovision.
To extract, you have to use a Windows OS (maybe, wine is ok)

After installation, you find the firmware files in:
\Programs\Shared Files\Research in Motion\Shared\loader files

If you copy that into the (currently unknown folder) where the online update which bbdm puts the files into, you should be able to perform an update.

MY guess is, this folder might be in ~/Library/Application Support/BlackberryDesktop/????

To find that out, you could use an old, spare blackberry which you know an official updat exists, then run the online update and search, where the loader files have been downloaded to on your disk.

rambo47 10-04-2009 10:47 AM

For now, the Mac Desktop Software has to download the update itself. You cannot use anybody's software for your model like with the Windows BB client. The Mac version will update when it sees an official update from your specific carrier for your specific device. Until then, if you still want to update you need to go Windows, either on a pc or through an emulator like VMware, Boot Camp, etc. Just don't try to use Parallels as the screwy USB implementation will cause it to fail.

aaronpaul 10-06-2009 03:20 PM

Will this be different if your BB is unlocked? In other words, if my T-mo BB is unlocked, will it still download the latest t-mo update and install when it is available?

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Originally Posted by rambo47 (Post 1483027)
For now, the Mac Desktop Software has to download the update itself. You cannot use anybody's software for your model like with the Windows BB client. The Mac version will update when it sees an official update from your specific carrier for your specific device. Until then, if you still want to update you need to go Windows, either on a pc or through an emulator like VMware, Boot Camp, etc. Just don't try to use Parallels as the screwy USB implementation will cause it to fail.


Statman 10-06-2009 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by rambo47 (Post 1483027)
For now, the Mac Desktop Software has to download the update itself. You cannot use anybody's software for your model like with the Windows BB client. The Mac version will update when it sees an official update from your specific carrier for your specific device. Until then, if you still want to update you need to go Windows, either on a pc or through an emulator like VMware, Boot Camp, etc. Just don't try to use Parallels as the screwy USB implementation will cause it to fail.

This is not correct. I have downloaded .rar files of hybrid OSs. Expended them and put the folder in:

user>Library>Application Support>BlackberryDeskTop>Device Applications

then I followed the steps in this link

arul 12-03-2009 11:39 PM

Not sure if this is the correct thread to be posting, but I have a Storm 2 and the Mac Desktop Manager doesnt seem to be able to download any updates or even show the latest official firmware for it. It worked alright for my Storm 1 but somehow, for the Storm 2 it just doesnt work. Is there something I'm missing or not doing?

prinsesita747 02-03-2010 02:15 PM

hey guys! im a newbie to blackberry 9700. i have an older blackberry OS and i want to update it to ver.5.0.0.726.. i found a link but unfortunately it is an .exe file(windows pc compatible only).. can anybody please help me find a link were i could use to update my OS using my laptop? thanks.:)

Dubdub 02-03-2010 05:30 PM

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Originally Posted by arul (Post 1520401)
Not sure if this is the correct thread to be posting, but I have a Storm 2 and the Mac Desktop Manager doesnt seem to be able to download any updates or even show the latest official firmware for it. It worked alright for my Storm 1 but somehow, for the Storm 2 it just doesnt work. Is there something I'm missing or not doing?

Please start a new thread, This one is old and on a different topic and I doubt that it will attract many helpers.

Dubdub 02-03-2010 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by prinsesita747 (Post 1559386)
hey guys! im a newbie to blackberry 9700. i have an older blackberry OS and i want to update it to ver.5.0.0.726.. i found a link but unfortunately it is an .exe file(windows pc compatible only).. can anybody please help me find a link were i could use to update my OS using my laptop? thanks.:)

Please start a new thread. This one is old and on a different topic and I doubt that it will attract many helpers.


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