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rieband1
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎05-08-2011
My Device: Bold 9650
My Carrier: Verizon

Downgrade from version 6 to version 5 on Bold 9650

I updated my Blackberry a few days ago to verstion 6 and it is the worst operating system I have ever worked with. My phone is basically unrecognizable. There was nothing wrong with version 5; in fact I quite liked that version.

No one at Verizon can seem to help me, but how do I switch back to version 5?

Thanks!

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JSanders
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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
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Re: Downgrade from version 6 to version 5 on Bold 9650

 

1. If you installed the OS6 operating system to your PC, then delete the newer OS from your PC by going to Control Panel >Add/Remove Programs. If you didn't, proceed to step 2.

 

2. Then download and install the older version of the OS. BlackBerry Operating System Downloads

 

3. Install the older OS to the PC by running (double clicking) the file you downloaded.
4. Go to c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader and delete the file named "vendor.xml."
5. 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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rieband1
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Registered: ‎05-08-2011
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Re: Downgrade from version 6 to version 5 on Bold 9650

How do I do this on a mac? I tried downloading the old version using your link and it did not work.
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er2joe
Posts: 1,069
Registered: ‎04-12-2009
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Re: Downgrade from version 6 to version 5 on Bold 9650

The download from that link should work just fine.

 

Here are the instructions to update (in your case, downgrade) your OS on a Mac computer: KB19915

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rieband1
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎05-08-2011
My Device: Bold 9650
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Re: Downgrade from version 6 to version 5 on Bold 9650

Great link, thank you.

I'm working on it right now.

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JSanders
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Re: Downgrade from version 6 to version 5 on Bold 9650

I didn't know you were on a Mac... but you got it going now.




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riceball99
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-24-2011
My Device: Bold 9650
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Downgrade from version 6 to version 5 on Bold 9650

When I go to the BB site to download, the only option is to download Ver 6.  How do I find the link for Ver 5?

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riceball99
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-24-2011
My Device: Bold 9650
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Downgrade from version 6 to version 5 on Bold 9650

I figured out how to downgrade from Ver 6 to Ver 5, but now my BB doesn't have anything it had before except email and text.  There is  no calendar, no Messenger, no "tools", nothing at all.  I understand I would lose some of my apps, but what about the basic stuff?

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