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Mark_Cathey
Posts: 30
Registered: ‎03-21-2011
My Device: Torch 9800 & Playbook
My Carrier: T-Mobile

Updating OS on unlocked Blackberry

I have a Blackberry Torch that I unlocked from AT&T to use on my T-Mobile service. Will any software updates come from AT&T or will I just have to install a new OS like I would with a Leaked OS? Thank you.
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My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.2.1531), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)
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Re: Updating OS on unlocked Blackberry

 

Hi and Welcome to the Forums!

 

From a PC, you can install any OS package to a BB via this procedure:

Note that while written for "reload", it can be used to upgrade, downgrade, or reload -- it all depends on the OS package you download and install to your PC. In your case, I would advise that you treat each OS install as if you are using a different carriers OS package -- insert, between steps 1 and 2, the deletion, on your PC, of a file named VENDOR.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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Mark_Cathey
Posts: 30
Registered: ‎03-21-2011
My Device: Torch 9800 & Playbook
My Carrier: T-Mobile

Re: Updating OS on unlocked Blackberry

Thank you for the fast answer to my question and very helpful. Thanks again.
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