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MoonHowler778
Posts: 111
Registered: ‎03-18-2009
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8530
My Carrier: Boost Mobile CDMA

Re: Desktop Manager 5.0 does not prompt for new OS

The Add/Remove Programs screen only shows two things for RIM: The Desktop Manager and the OS I downloaded.

 

Are you saying I'd actually have to wipe my entire device to trigger the upgrade? If that's the case, I think I'd rather not.

 

Thanks anyway.

BlackBerry Curve 8530
OS: 5.0.0.937
Carrier: Boost Mobile CDMA
16 GB microSDHC card installed
Developer
MoonHowler778
Posts: 111
Registered: ‎03-18-2009
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8530
My Carrier: Boost Mobile CDMA

Re: Desktop Manager 5.0 does not prompt for new OS

When you get to the last screen, click on Advanced.

 

Well, I clicked Next, but there is nothing on the last screen that says Advanced. 

last screen

BlackBerry Curve 8530
OS: 5.0.0.937
Carrier: Boost Mobile CDMA
16 GB microSDHC card installed
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drizzt09
Posts: 2,089
Registered: ‎03-11-2009
My Device: 8320 / 9530

Re: Desktop Manager 5.0 does not prompt for new OS

close DTm completely

go to start- my computer- c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader

 

run loader.exe

 

you will get the advanced screen this time

Developer
MoonHowler778
Posts: 111
Registered: ‎03-18-2009
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8530
My Carrier: Boost Mobile CDMA

Re: Desktop Manager 5.0 does not prompt for new OS

Now I see it. I'll have to try this tomorrow, as I'm out of time now. After everything is erased, DM would prompt me to put .138 on my Berry since there would be no OS on the device at all, right?

 

Thanks again.

BlackBerry Curve 8530
OS: 5.0.0.937
Carrier: Boost Mobile CDMA
16 GB microSDHC card installed
Forums Veteran I
drizzt09
Posts: 2,089
Registered: ‎03-11-2009
My Device: 8320 / 9530

Re: Desktop Manager 5.0 does not prompt for new OS

as long as you see .138 in add/remove program and not .127 then it will fully erase .127 and reinstall .138
Developer
MoonHowler778
Posts: 111
Registered: ‎03-18-2009
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8530
My Carrier: Boost Mobile CDMA

Re: Desktop Manager 5.0 does not prompt for new OS

It is definitely .138. After .127 is wiped, will I need to disconnect/reconnect my Berry, or will it just start the installation automatically?

 

Thaniks.

BlackBerry Curve 8530
OS: 5.0.0.937
Carrier: Boost Mobile CDMA
16 GB microSDHC card installed
Forums Veteran I
drizzt09
Posts: 2,089
Registered: ‎03-11-2009
My Device: 8320 / 9530

Re: Desktop Manager 5.0 does not prompt for new OS

it will backup, uninstall 127, install 138, restore in 1 session, all automaticaly
Developer
MoonHowler778
Posts: 111
Registered: ‎03-18-2009
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8530
My Carrier: Boost Mobile CDMA

Re: Desktop Manager 5.0 does not prompt for new OS

I followed your instructions of plugging in the Berry, going into c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader\loader.exe and doing the update through there. I had it backup, wipe and reinstall everything, which it did.

load and restore

 

However, at the end of it all when I went into Options>Advanced>About, it still listed my OS as .127. What did I do incorrectly?

BlackBerry Curve 8530
OS: 5.0.0.937
Carrier: Boost Mobile CDMA
16 GB microSDHC card installed
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jmrmb80
Posts: 6,343
Registered: ‎08-19-2008
My Device: 9800 - OS 6.0.0.246

Re: Desktop Manager 5.0 does not prompt for new OS

Where did you download the OS from? Was it from here?

http://www.blackberryforums.com/general-8300-series-discussion-curve/

 

Also note that when you download an OS it'll list 2 numbers. One is the platform version and the other is the application version number. The application version number is the one you want to pay attention to. If you look on the above link, the top sticky post is for the 8310. The platform version is 4.5.0.257 and the application version number is 4.5.0.163.

 

When most people talk about their OS version they refer to the application version number. So when you go into Options | About on the BlackBerry the first number (the one not in parenthesis) is the number you want to compare with the version you downloaded.

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Developer
MoonHowler778
Posts: 111
Registered: ‎03-18-2009
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8530
My Carrier: Boost Mobile CDMA

Re: Desktop Manager 5.0 does not prompt for new OS

I thank all of you for your help, but now must apologize for my profound stupidity. Further research revealed my grave error: I did not disconnect from the Internet when running DM's updater; thus it was searching for updates online rather than locally. As soon as I went offline, the upgrade showed right up and I was able to upgrade to .138.

 

Please forgive me for wasting your time.

BlackBerry Curve 8530
OS: 5.0.0.937
Carrier: Boost Mobile CDMA
16 GB microSDHC card installed