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Posts: 28
Registered: ‎07-04-2012
My Device: curve 9360
My Carrier: vodafone

software update in settings

Hi ya I have just been given a curve 9360, but the phone is on the 7.0 os and I can't get it no higher, also in the phone setting I haven't got the option to do a software update check as it's not there, ive had a 9360 before and it had the option do do updates OTA but this one does not and I really don't know why,can anybody help me with this problem as to why it's not in the settings.
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Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z10/Z30/Q10 (10.3.2.840), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: software update in settings

Hello,

 

I actually highly recommend AGAINST OTA updates...OTA updates take an on-device backup of your data, from which they restore after the update succeeds. But, if anything goes wrong, that backup is lost forever...along with your data. Rather, I recommend using the Desktop Software to conduct updates, as that can also then conduct a backup to the computer, which can be forever saved.

The simplest way is to, on a PC (you cannot do this on MAC):

1) Uninstall, from your PC, any BB OS packages

2) Make sure you have the BB Desktop Software already installed

3) Download and install, to your PC, the BB OS package you desire:

4) Delete, on your PC, all copies of VENDOR.XML...there will be at least one, and perhaps 2, and they will be located in or similarly to (it changes based on your Windows version) these folders:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader
  • C:\Users\(your Windows UserName)\AppData\Roaming\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Loader XML

5) Launch the Desktop Software and connect your BB...the software should offer you the OS package you installed to your PC. If, during the process, your BB presents a "507" error, simply unplug the USB cord from the BB and re-insert it...don't do anything else...this should allow the install to continue.

Don't forget to backup.



You may also need the use of these tricks:



If you are on MAC, you are limited to only your carriers sanctioned OS packages...but can still use any levels that they currently sanction. See this procedure:

  • KB19915How to perform a clean reload of BlackBerry smartphone application software using BlackBerry Desktop Software

Good luck and let us know!




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