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how do i update my device from v4.6.1.314 to v5.0?

I have a blackberry 8520 also and I am finding it impossible to update. I currently have v4.6.1.314 and my friends have been able to update their version to 5.0 with the same smartphone. Can you help me? It says there are no updates available when I put it in the computer or do it manually through me phone.
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My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: how do i update my device from v4.6.1.314 to v5.0?

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.

https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads/entry.do?code=D840CC5D906C3E9C84374C8919D2074E

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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Re: how do i update my device from v4.6.1.314 to v5.0?

What is the os file?
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Re: how do i update my device from v4.6.1.314 to v5.0?

 


roneillc31 wrote:
What is the os file?

The link in blue in my post which you must download and install to your PC, per the instructions as written.

 




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Re: how do i update my device from v4.6.1.314 to v5.0?

Thanx! Got my blackberry updated with your help! Very much appreciated. However now my blackberry appworld isn't working properly? Anything I go to download its sayn that its unable to be downloaded from bbappworld?
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Re: how do i update my device from v4.6.1.314 to v5.0?

after you have downloaded the blue link, and it goes into your downloads, how do you find the ''c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader '' ? 

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Re: how do i update my device from v4.6.1.314 to v5.0?

I did exactly as you said... yet nothing happened. I'm stucked with the v4.6.1.101 of bbsoftware. It's frustrating

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Re: how do i update my device from v4.6.1.314 to v5.0?


jj_marro wrote:

I did exactly as you said... yet nothing happened. I'm stucked with the v4.6.1.101 of bbsoftware. It's frustrating


What part of the steps failed for you? Where did yo notice it not installing?




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Re: how do i update my device from v4.6.1.314 to v5.0?

hello,

Well mine is an unique problem i guess.

My device is not detected by any pc!! I mean, when I connect it, it starts charging and a message pops up UNRECOGNIZED USB DEVICE.

I tried different cables, PCs everything I could think of but in vain.

I've bought a used phone from a friend so cant contact anyone at blackberry.

I stay in KSA and the carrier is Mobily KSA. Downloaded the update from the website but of no use because the PCs are not ready to read the device.

Searched for drivers on various websites and downloaded, installed..........NO CHANGE...

Can you help me trace the problem?

Thanks for your  time.

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Re: how do i update my device from v4.6.1.314 to v5.0?

imranizimran, read this

http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/KB10144




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