I'm looking for some help on a few issues including software upgrading - I'm new to Blackberry and have had a few problems since I got my 8900 which I'm hoping will be sorted out by an OS upgrade. I already love my 8900 but am frustrated by the issues I'm having.
I've had a very unreliable Wi-Fi connection (despite being next door to my router, it is continuously dropping out and swapping to mobile network coverage) and some worrying stalling upon reboot since the moment I put in the battery. For example, after installing an app earlier (in the brief time I had decent wi-fi), phone restarted but stalled and restarted again, taking about 20 mins to do so.
I've searched through almost every bb forum I can find and have done everything suggested such as selecting Wi-Fi preferred etc, battery pulls etc but nothing is really working.
So I'm now trying to find out how to upgrade to 5.0 (or at least 18.104.22.1686)
I use a Mac
and have DM for Mac
installed, but it is telling me there is NO upgrade available
Out of the box, my phone is running 22.214.171.1240.
My carrier is O2 (UK) and through RIM the available upgrade for O2 is 126.96.36.1996
(although its .exe and obv doesn't run on mac)
Running Wireless Update on 8900 also comes back with 'no update available'
This means DM for Mac is lying to me. I've tried reinstalling it but to no avail. I am at a loss as to how to upgrade my OS - and even Blackberry support for DM for Mac says that it should work, but it doesn't.
So the question is:
Will the wi-fi and stalling problems be sorted by an upgrade or are these a sign of a bigger problem and I should get a replacement?
How can I upgrade my 8900 if DM for Mac and the phone itself won't recognise there are updates available?
How do I get the .exe file from RIM onto my phone using mac?
Please excuse me if I am duplicating or missing something really obvious but my searches have yielded nowt and the wealth of information is beginning to overwhelm me!!
Thanks very much for any help you can give, it is much appreciated