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too_dan
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-11-2011
My Device: Blackberry Curve 8900
My Carrier: Orange

Updating Blackberry Curve 8900 to Software Version 5

Hi guys!

 

I have a Blackberry Curve 8900 and I currently have software v.4.6.1.310 installed. I recently received an email telling me I can now update to software version 5, but every time I access the website and try to update it to version 5 the application loader tells me that there are no updates for my device. How do I get the update?

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JSanders
Posts: 83,756
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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Updating Blackberry Curve 8900 to Software Version 5

Do it manually:

See the link below for the download, and follow these simple installation instructions.

First locate your carrier and the OS file you wish to use.
http://na.blackberry.com/eng/support/downloads/download_sites.jsp

Do a backup of your device first, using Desktop Manager > Backup. Close Desktop Manager upon completion.

1. Download the OS file to the PC then install it to the PC by running (double clicking) the file you downloaded.
2. Go to c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader and delete the file named "vendor.xml."
3. Plug in BB and double click on "Loader.exe." It's located in the same place as the above vendor.xml file.




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husseini1993
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎10-10-2012
My Device: playbook tablet
My Carrier: rogers

Re: Updating Blackberry Curve 8900 to Software Version 5

when i install version 5.0.... i get this

 

This BlackBerry® Device Software upgrade includes new features and significant enhancements to the BlackBerry® solution and, as such, is only available to users with an active BlackBerry subscription. To learn more about BlackBerry® service, please visit www.blackberry.com/service.

 

tell me what to do

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cjscouser
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-06-2013
My Device: Blackberry 8900
My Carrier: Tesco

Re: Updating Blackberry Curve 8900 to Software Version 5

Hi Guys,

 

I have recently lost my phone, and bought a blackberry 8900 for now. However, i would like to know how to update the software. I am currently on the platform 4.2.0.85 and I seriously need to update it ASAP. It is very frustrating. I dont even have BB app world and I cant have a picture on my bbm. So anybody willing to help me out I will be extremely grateful.

 

Thanks :smileyhappy:

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JSanders
Posts: 83,756
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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Updating Blackberry Curve 8900 to Software Version 5


cjscouser wrote:

Hi Guys,

 

I have recently lost my phone, and bought a blackberry 8900 for now. However, i would like to know how to update the software. I am currently on the platform 4.2.0.85 and I seriously need to update it ASAP. It is very frustrating. I dont even have BB app world and I cant have a picture on my bbm. So anybody willing to help me out I will be extremely grateful.

 

Thanks :smileyhappy:


Device operating system releases are "released" by specific carriers once they have certified and trained their support techs, but still, you are able to load to any carrier's same model by following the instructions below.

See the link below for the download, and follow these simple installation instructions.

First locate your carrier and the OS file you wish to use.
http://na.blackberry.com/eng/support/downloads/download_sites.jsp

Do a backup of your device first, using Desktop Manager > Backup. Close Desktop Manager upon completion.

1. Download the OS file to the PC then install it to the PC by running (double clicking) the file you downloaded.
2. Go to c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader and delete the file named "vendor.xml." (You might have another Vendor.xml file hiding on your computer. Open Windows Explorer and under the Organize button (on Windows 7, there are similar tools for Vista and XP) click on "Folder and search options." Under the View tab, make sure that your computer is set to show hidden folders and files. Once you've done this, search your C:\ drive for "Vendor.xml".)
3. Plug in BB and double click on "Loader.exe." It's located in the same place as the above vendor.xml file.

**Starting with the later OS6 releases, there are now three copies of VENDOR.XML
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader (for 32-bit Windows XP/Vista/7)
==========OR============
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader (for 64-bit Windows Vista/7)
C:\Documents and Settings\*name*\AppData\Roaming\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Loader XML
C:\Documents and Settings\*name*\Application Data\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Loader XML
You can also just search for VENDOR.XML. Make sure that you choose ADVANCED SEARCH and include hidden files. It should show the file in at three locations. Delete every copy that it finds.

Note: Some users might worry they will void their device warranty by loading an OS from another carrier. There is really nothing to worry about. Please read more information on that here: http://www.port3101.org/power-users/296-blackberry-os-upgrade-including-betas-myths-dispelled.html




1. If any post helps you please click the Like Button below the post(s) that helped you.
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3. Install free BlackBerry Protect today for backups of contacts and data.
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