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    OS Upgrade and how?

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    Hey guys, my BB is working fine and I have OS 4.2.2.75 installed. My questions are:
    -should I try to install a newer version?
    -What benefits will I get?
    -Will I have problems with my provider services. My provider is Telefonica in Ecuador.
    -how to install other vendor OS?

    Thanks for yours answers or point to the right forums.

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    Re: OS Upgrade and how?

    First of all, Welcome to pinstack.

    Yes, I recommend installing the latest Operating System for your device. The latest OS usually fix bugs from the older Operating system. Sometimes even added new features.

    No, you will not have problems with your provider, eventho they don't recommend you installing other provider's operating sytem because it might void your warranty. It's perfectly fine, trust me I've done OS upgrades numerous times.

    HOw to install OS!

    ALWAYS BACK UP YOUR DEVICE BEFORE INSTALLING A NEW OPERATING SYSTEM

    1. First of all you need the newest desktop manager.
    2. Download the newest OS, it's up there on the sticky.
    3. Install the OS that you have just downloaded.
    4. Delete The vendor file by goin to My computer, Drive C, Program Files, Common Files, Research in motion, App Loader, and then delete the vendor file.
    5. Plug in your BB to your computer, open up Desktop Manager and you should get a prompt to upgrade.

    Note: Upgrading your device could take up to 20-30 Minutes, So just relax and be patient

    Goodluck!

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    Last edited by flash24; 09-05-2007 at 03:07 PM.

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    Re: OS Upgrade and how?

    Thanks for your quick and complete answer. I will try this on the weekend.
    But is there a way to go back to previous older versions in case something goes wrong?
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    Re: OS Upgrade and how?

    Any way to update the OS without Desktop mnager? I'm on BES and Desktop Manager is a no-no.

    Thanks,

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    Re: OS Upgrade and how?

    Quote Originally Posted by jc_viteri
    Thanks for your quick and complete answer. I will try this on the weekend.
    But is there a way to go back to previous older versions in case something goes wrong?
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    Your welcome,

    Yup, you can always downgrade.. Just follow the same procedure as upgrading.
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    Re: OS Upgrade and how?

    Quote Originally Posted by webwbr
    Any way to update the OS without Desktop mnager? I'm on BES and Desktop Manager is a no-no.

    Thanks,
    I'm afraid not sorry.. I always upgrade my os using DM. But I think they will have this feature when 4.3 comes out

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    Re: OS Upgrade and how?

    Well I finally did it and now I'm running 4.2.2.146 and evrything is still working fine! Is 146 the latest one?

    Bring on 4.3 cause I'm rdy!
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    Re: OS Upgrade and how?

    Quote Originally Posted by jc_viteri
    Well I finally did it and now I'm running 4.2.2.146 and evrything is still working fine! Is 146 the latest one?

    Bring on 4.3 cause I'm rdy!
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    Currently, yes.

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    Re: OS Upgrade and how?

    where can we get the latest DM

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    Quote Originally Posted by slanger55
    where can we get the latest DM
    www.blackberry.com

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    Re: OS Upgrade and how?

    How do you update your desktop manager? IS it a simple .exe file? Do you need to uninstall existing first?

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    Re: OS Upgrade and how?

    Hello, I have just followed all of the steps for the upgrade. I have got to the last stage where i plug in my blackberry and enter the password. My device says that it is connected to the device manager, but the old desktop software does not appear with no dialoge box asking to upgrade! Does anyone know what I have done wrong please?

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    Re: OS Upgrade and how?

    I'm new to Handhelds here. Do I have to install Windows 2000 on my BB? My daughter bought my BB on the internet and I want to use it for nursing reference only at this time. She bought it three months ago and I still don't have a thing on it because I need at least 4.1 on it and must have Windowsto do that.instructions to get updated OS but need to know if I already have Windows 2000 because that's what's on my PC or if it's something peculiar to theBB. Thanks for your help.

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    Re: OS Upgrade and how?

    sorry to sound liek a noob but what does "OS" stand for?

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    Re: OS Upgrade and how?

    I have 4.2.2.170 on my 8310

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