12-04-2012 10:09 PM
12-04-2012 11:26 PM
Argh. Not good.
Read over this, first: Article ID: KB29237 "App Error 602" appears on the BlackBerry smartphone running BlackBerry 7
If you can connect to the Desktop Software and run a selective backup... read this:
Article ID: KB29522 "Error backing up databases" message is generated at Smart Card Options database when backing up the BlackBerry smartphone using the BlackBerry Desktop Software
12-07-2012 04:37 PM
BACK UP BEFORE YOU UPDATE
Well, I see updating the 9900 doesn't really get better with age. I see the notification Icon on the phone but for some mysterious reason the home screen is locked up. It finally clears so I go to my desk top and it says that the desktop has to be updated before I can update the phone. Do that then plug in the phone and commence the update. Everything goes fine up to the point where the backed up material is about to be reinstalled and a window pops up say that the desktop updated needs to be completed. Finish that and Windows throws a runtime error. Clear that message window and the phone restarts as a new phone. All settings and contacts have vaporized.
Thank god I ran a separate backup for these before I started the update. All restored and working as it should. Interesting to note but all image, sound and other misc files were not affected by this screw up.
The 9900 is a great phone. It does exactly what I want it to do but RIM has got to start ensuring that their updates run much smoother than the do now.
Just as an afterthought, methinks the second desktop update may have been triggered by the phone thinkig it was a new one.
12-14-2012 01:32 PM
my phone has been frozen in a software update for more than 24hours. social feeds @ 0% overall backup at 10%. this has been constant. i tried turning it off, takign the battery out nothing works.
12-14-2012 03:12 PM
Will it boot up at all after pulling the battery? Even if it doesn't with it turned on try using the Alt, Aa, Del combo to get it to restart. For reasons unbeknownst to anyone on the planet this may make a difference. If you can get it restarted maybe try uninstalling any social feeds as one of them may be causing the problem then try running the update again.
12-14-2012 09:30 PM
Yes I fixed the problem with the 9900 freezing after the update.
What finally did it was that I downloaded the latest OS from the Crackberry.com site, then ran a utility called VENDELETE+ which removes the vendor specific info from the OS, then I installed that OS on the 9900 using Loader.exe and that did it.
Read this thread especially the good advice from BigBadWulf