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NBaumann
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-13-2010
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Bold 9700: Upgrade to OS6?

Hi,

 

I have read that OS 6 got finished lately. Unortunately my BB Desktop Manager couldn't find any upgrade for my BB Bold 9700 (unbranded).

Hasn't it been released yet?

 

 

Thanks,

Norbert

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Erowyne
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-13-2010
My Device: blackberry bold 9700

Re: Bold 9700: Upgrade to OS6?

same problem here...argh I want os6!

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BillJ
Posts: 8,978
Registered: ‎01-05-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Z30

Re: Bold 9700: Upgrade to OS6?

It depends where in the world you are.  The carriers decide when they release the update.  So far (as far as I know), only AT&T in the U.S. has the new BlackBerry 6 and even at that, it's available only on the new Torch 9800.


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palvarezarnao
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-14-2010
My Device: BB 9700

Re: Bold 9700: Upgrade to OS6?

I got the desktop 6 upgraded but no the phone yet

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Cookstein
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-17-2010
My Device: BB Bold 9700

Re: Bold 9700: Upgrade to OS6?

Hi, new to this forum, I have the same question

 

I am on o2 in the UK, why does it matter what carrier you are with, isn't the software downloaded directly from BB onto your device with no interference from outside third party carriers??

 

Alex

JSanders
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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Bold 9700: Upgrade to OS6?

Cookstein,

 

1. OS 6 is not yet available to any device other than the 9800.

 

2. Device operating system releases are "released" by specific carriers once they have certified and trained their support techs, but still, you are able to load to any carrier's same model by following the instructions below. The Desktop Manager device upgrades will pull to your device ONLY those OS releases approved by your carrier.

 

There is a simple way around that, deleting the vendor.xml in the device OS on your PC which instructs the Desktop Manager which device upgrades you are eligible for.

 

So, the installation of another carrier's OS release is very possible... it is just that OS 6 is not yet released for ANY device other than 9800.

 

 



Manual device OS upgrade instructions:

First locate your carrier and the OS file you wish to use.
http://na.blackberry.com/eng/support/downloads/download_sites.jsp

Do a backup of your device first, using Desktop Manager > Backup. Close Desktop Manager upon completion.

1. Download the OS file to the PC then install it to the PC by running (double clicking) the file you downloaded.
2. Go to c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader and delete the file named "vendor.xml."
3. Plug in BB and double click on "Loader.exe." It's located in the same place as the above vendor.xml file.

 




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Nadirfirfire
Posts: 192
Registered: ‎01-12-2010
My Device: Bold

Re: Bold 9700: Upgrade to OS6?

Guys

any chance for doing it for curve8900

 

 

rgds

Nadir Firfire

 

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sandro21
Posts: 38
Registered: ‎11-04-2010
My Device: blackberry bold 9700

Re: Bold 9700: Upgrade to OS6?

The BlackBerry OS6 boosts some of the following cool features:

* Faster, Richer Web Browser

* Social Feeds and Views

* Universal Search

* Engaging Multimedia

* Simple Setup

* Intuitive, Fluid Design

I am still at awe on how fast my Bold 9700 unit now after the upgrade and with the features listed above.

 

Tips to Extend My BB Battery Life to share with you all!

http://www.solarchargerpro.com/category/news

 

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ramchand03
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-26-2010
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Bold 9700: Upgrade to OS6?

i upgraded to OS 6. but y Blackberry Messenger is not working. it is not showing the BBM in the new OS 6 for 9700. anyone is having the same problem and please let me know how to install the BBM in new OS 6 

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Re: Bold 9700: Upgrade to OS6?

Take your browser to www.BlackBerry.com/messenger and download install BBMessenger.




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