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AT1234
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎05-23-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Reboot after Installation

Hi,

Does installing or upgrading an application always require reboot of the device?

Why do some (if not all) applications require reboot after install or upgrade?

Thanks!

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sdgardne
Posts: 48,786
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.2.1531), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)

Re: Reboot after Installation

Some require it, some don't...it's up to the application developer to include a forced reboot. As good practice, it's always a good idea to do a full batt-pull reboot after installing anything new or removing something old...just to make sure the OS is totally clean.

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AT1234
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Registered: ‎05-23-2009
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Re: Reboot after Installation

According to what criteria does the application developer decide whether to force reboot or not?

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sdgardne
Posts: 48,786
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.2.1531), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)

Re: Reboot after Installation

I've no idea...you'd have to ask app developers that question (for which I suspect you will receive a cornucopia of answers!)...there is an entire section of this site devoted to app development questions and issues:

 

http://supportforums.blackberry.com/rim/?category.id=BlackBerryDevelopment

 

Good luck!

 

 


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MrBawn
Posts: 26
Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Reboot after Installation

HA! I'm a developer and I don't know either. The application I develop wasn't requesting a reboot on upgrade before, but after making a minor change to it, it does. It's not like our app intentionally asked for the reboot.