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upgrading pearl 8100 from os 4.2 to 4.5?
hi all, i need help with my pearl. i have 4.2 currently installed however i want to get some new themes and its not letting it to load the applications!! is it bcoz i have the older os 4.2? could someone please tell me what is the benefit of upgrading to 4.5?? and their is a link that takes you to your os for your carrier and it asks you for your personal info such as adress and all? do we need to fill out all this to download a latest os? please let me know...
You will want to use the following links for the firmware upgrade and any technical support or questions regarding the upgrade for your pearl.
It doesn't hurt to answer those questions before you install the software and if I remember correctly I think you are actually required to do it as well. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. Best of luck to you.
hey bes noob, thanks for ur help... however i am still new to this installation stuff.... and i dont know what i should be installing first? or deleting my old version of 4.2 also what is the blackberry firmware link for? if u can please help me in detail on how to install the newer version it will be great...........
Lets get you going!
1. You need to download the new operating system to your desktop. Click on My Blog and you will find the threads that list & links to the newest OS by device and by carrier.
2. You need to install the downloaded file (execute it) on your desktop.
3. If the OS is NOT from your carrier, delete the vendor.xml file -- found here:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader
4. Once this is done. Connect your Blackberry and either use desktop manager / application loader, or launch the Loader application found in the same folder as the vendor file we deleted.
Be patient, these can take time.
Hope this helps. There is also a detailed how to thread linked in My Blog.
hi gary... sorry just a quick question so after downloading this new version will i be able to get themes on my phone?
Sure, but what themes are you looking for? 3rd party themes or do you want to unlock themes from other vendors?
ok lets say i wanted to download: bphone8700 from blackberrythemes.net
its saying os 4.2.1 required but when i checked my os 188.8.131.52 installed.. however i just wanted to download some nice themes for my phone and whenever i tried to download any theme it wont allow me....could u please show me the some themes i can download if i had 4.5?
hi gary so lets say i wanted to download: 81xx iPhone Custom Today theme do i need to install 4.5 or it can work with my current version?
Good question. I do not see any comment on that one but based on the age I would guess it is a 4.2 theme and will work with your current OS.
Take a look at this thread as well - it may answer some issues:http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...ctivate-31887/
Pay special attention to the link at the bottom "No additional Applications found"
gary, i am currently installing the new os 4.5 however i have deleted the older version of desktop manager do i need to download the latest desktop manager of 4.5? let me know...thanks
You do not need the desktop manager to install the operating system. The OS will install a loader application that you can use (see post #4 above). You will need desktop manager if you wish to back up or synchronize your device later OR add themes from zip/alx files. I would get 4.5 or 4.6 (too many issues yet with 4.7 IMO)
hey gary ive installed os 4.5 and its working thanks for all your help...
Great news! Let us know if you have any more questions or need help with those themes! Look for themes that are designated 4.5 OS.
OTA / jar files are to install over the air directly to your device.
zip files need to download to your desktop and use desktop manager to install.
gary just another question for you. since i put the new themes on my fone for some reason the green led light is not turning off i mean if i turn it on it will blink and if i turn it off it will be steady green!! how can i turn it off? ive already tried switching the led light indicator but it doesnt make any difference please let me know?
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