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Updating OS on bold using VMWARE Fusion
I have a problem and I am hoping that someone here may be able to help with a solution. I have a rogers bold, and I am trying to upgrade the OS to 5.x.x.x on it, and I have gotten an error 507 a few times. Now I know this is not unusual, but my problem is that if I try to update to .464 (bell mobility) or the latest Wind Hellas version (.507?? I think), it will stop and fail right after the it reboots, but when I try to use the rogers OS, it loads no problem. I have deleted the vendor.xml, wiped the blackberry, and tried everything I have read (battery pull, suspending the virtual machine until I get the 507 error) many, many times, to no avail. Has anyone else had an issue with upgrading a certain version, or maybe problems using fusion? Like I said before, I have used fusion many times to upgrade the OS on it, and nothing has changed recently. I can still load the 4.6.x.x version rogers has, but no other ones. Any suggestions?
I've never used vmware for an install. is that your only option available?
Well, I can access a pc, but I run macs mostly. I know it is possible, because i have loaded other OS' before, no problem. And after getting a 507 error, I reloaded my bold with the rogers 4.6 OS, not problem. Just annoying that I can't load OS5!
Well, I finally got it working. I am not totally sure what did it, but it was a combination of these things;
1. Disabled the mass storage in device manager. My blackberry would show 3 connections, 2 for mass storage, and the phone itself. I disabled them.
2. Loaded windows with the blackberry plugged in. I am sure I had done this before, so I am not leaning towards this.
3. Rebooted the Blackberry while connected. I made sure windows would not "detect new hardware" When it reboots, you can see the connection symbol change from a usb icon with a black box around it, to a usb icon with no box around it.
Hope this helps someone else.
Thanks very much - kept getting the 507 error when my BB would reboot, but disabling MASS STORAGE in Windows Device Manager finally allowed Windows (via VMware Fusion) to 'see' my Blackberry.
Originally Posted by tyval