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miah-hamid
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Registered: ‎08-09-2013
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Update For Blackberry OS 5 ?

Looking on the internet there are all sorts of updates for os5 devices but the fact that they are leaked make me hesitant to download the operating system and stick to the version I am currently running on : 5.0.0.681 .
So is there an official update from 5.681 and can it be available to download from BB desktop software ?
Device : 8520
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sdgardne
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Re: Update For Blackberry OS 5 ?

Hello!

Please refer to this official download portal as you proceed. It is sorted first by carrier -- so if all you want are the OS levels your carrier supports, your search will be quick. However, some carriers are much slower than others to release updates. To truly seek out the most up-to-date OS package for your BB, you must dig through and find all carriers that support your specific model BB, and then compare the OS levels that they support.

From a PC, you can install any compatible (e.g., for your exact BB Model Number) OS package to a BB via this procedure:

Note that while written for "reload" and the Storm, it can be used to upgrade, downgrade, or reload any BB device model -- it all depends on the OS package you download and install to your PC. After installing the OS package to your PC, please remeber to 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

Be sure that you remove, from your PC, any other BB device OS packages as having more than one installed to the PC can cause conflicts with this procedure.



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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miah-hamid
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Registered: ‎08-09-2013
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Re: Update For Blackberry OS 5 ?

Looks like i already had the latest software ! No meed to worry then :-) 

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