08-04-2009 11:54 AM
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.
08-04-2009 11:59 AM
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.
08-04-2009 12:30 PM
close DTm completely
go to start- my computer- c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader
you will get the advanced screen this time
08-04-2009 12:37 PM
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?
08-04-2009 12:57 PM
It is definitely .138. After .127 is wiped, will I need to disconnect/reconnect my Berry, or will it just start the installation automatically?
08-04-2009 08:01 PM
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.
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?
08-04-2009 08:57 PM
Where did you download the OS from? Was it from here?
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 188.8.131.527 and the application version number is 184.108.40.206.
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.
08-04-2009 09:23 PM
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.