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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-12-2012
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8520
My Carrier: Unknown

How Can I Download os 5 (NON Carrier) for my blackberry 8520

Hi Im new here so i was just wondering like how can i download the os 5 for my

blackberry curve 8520 because im reloading it using BBSAK But the only problem

is that i dont know where can i download a non carrier os like the original one

that came with my blackberry because im having problems and i want to restore

this is the information ( Blackberry 8520 smartphone (EDGE, WIFI)

v5.0.0.681 (Bundle 1168, Platform 5.2.0.67 )

so i just bought it form a regular store and by the way i live in UAE

So a little help would be greatfull

and also it is non carrier and my sim card provider is ( du )

 

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Posts: 9,321
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: grameenphone

Re: How Can I Download os 5 (NON Carrier) for my blackberry 8520

Check the below mentioned steps for download and updating device OS. All OS are same all you need to follow deleting vendor.xml file.

Updating or Reinstalling BlackBerry device OS

 


Pr-requisite –



    1. BlackBerry Desktop Software (must be installed in your computer). You can get it latest one from this location BlackBerry Desktop Software
    2. BlackBerry Device OS version (which you intend to have in your device). You can get it from from here  and must be installed it in your computer
    3. USB Cable

Step #01:


Back up your BlackBerry device data before you start any OS update/re-installation step


Open the BlackBerry Desktop Software and select Backup and Restore.  On the next screen select Backup and perform a full backup of your device data. You may consider including on-board device data as well. Please take note where the backup file is located (by default it’s located in Documents folder).

 


Step #02: If you intend to use an official OS release for your carrier then proceed with the following -

 

    1. Remove the battery from the back of the BlackBerry smartphone
    2. Connect BlackBerry smartphone to the computer using a USB cable
    3. Once prompted to Retry, Update or Cancel, click Update. If available updates are found Desktop Manager will prompt you to Get Update, Update Later or View other versions
    4. Click Get Update to install the recommended software version or View other Versions to manually select the version you wish to install and click Install.
    5. Reinsert the Battery which was removed earlier
    6. Click Install Update

Note: there may be a prompt to activate the device wirelessly after the upgrade.


Step #02: If you intend to use an official OS released for other mobile operator then proceed


Before you start Desktop Software search your C: drive for Vendor.xml and delete it. One can look for Vendor.xml in the following location -

    • For Windows XP: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader and delete Vendor.xml
    • For 64-bit Vista or Windows 7: C: \ Program Files x86\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader and delete Vendor.xml

 

    1. Remove the battery from the back of the BlackBerry smartphone
    2. Connect the BlackBerry smartphone to the computer using a USB cable
    3. Once prompted to Retry, Update or Cancel, click Update. If available updates are found Desktop Manager will prompt you to Get Update, Update Later or View other versions
    4. Click Get Update to install the recommended software version or View other Versions to manually select the version you wish to install and click Install.
    5. Reinsert the Battery which was removed earlier
    6. Click Install Update

Note: there may be a prompt to activate the device wirelessly after the upgrade.

 

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