03-30-2010 09:02 PM
Maybe it's a bad habit but I haven't been accepting the many updates that the Blackberry Desktop Manager wants to load onto the phone when I do my synching to update calendar/address book. Is it recommended to accept all updates all the time with every synch?
Also on recent near-attempt to load all those updates, there was a warning message about needing to "activate your device wirelessly to continue to send and receive emails and use other Blackberry services." That scared me away! What's meant by "activate my device wirelessly"?? Turn it off and on? make a phone call? Definitely didn't want to risk suddenly losing email capabilities on the thing....
I'm particularly gun-shy about this because the last time I did try going through with the updates some fatal glitch occurred and it totally fried my phone. Had to build it back from scratch like the day I got it, pain in the rear. Don't want that to happen again.
Any advice from other users would be appreciated.
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03-31-2010 12:20 AM
1. I recommend the upgrades because usually there is something known to improve the device.
However, that said, if your BlackBerry is operating well and you have no pressing problems, there is no need to do so.
2. ALWAYS do your own backup first, using Desktop Manager > Backup.
3. The device activation warning is there because on some corporate BES accounts, an activation password from the BES Admin might be required to get back on the BES. If you're a personal user, there's nothing to worry about and you can ignore that.
03-31-2010 11:19 AM
You are very welcome.
03-31-2010 11:36 AM
Thanks. Once all the updating/reloading, etc. was done, my Blackberry wanted me to walk back through all the "setup wizard" steps, as if starting from scratch (setting up email account, etc.). I opted not to do that and everything seems to be working fine. Was just a bit confused for a moment about whether to follow through with it or not.