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middlander
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Registered: ‎02-15-2013
My Device: tourch 9800
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wont let me update anything and this website is useless!!!!!

i have upgrades and it wont let me upgrade them it starts to maybe transfere 0.1mb then cancels and says there is there was a roblem installing...... i have tried it with bbm whatsapp a few games and all the same ive tried it with 3 g and wifi.

 

this website and blackberry support is shocking nearly as bad as the software and battery life i cant wait for my contract to end!

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sdgardne
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My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.1.3247), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)
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Re: wont let me update anything and this website is useless!!!!!

Hi and Welcome to the Community!

I am very sorry to hear about your issues and disappointments. I cannot tell, though...did you post here to ask for help? Or just to vent your anger? Either is OK...we just want to be sure.

Thousands of folks have received helpful advice here...both by searching as well as asking the kind volunteers for assistance. I am sorry that your experience (from just one single post) has been so negative for you.

Good luck, and let us know if you actually want any assistance.

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middlander
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Re: wont let me update anything and this website is useless!!!!!

both, maybe if blackberry had a proper support team and software that worked i wouldnt be sat here asking random people to help fix my phone

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sdgardne
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My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: wont let me update anything and this website is useless!!!!!

OK, you are still angry, and want to continue venting...that's fine. I'll try to not take it personally.

 

Since you want help, I am going to have to make an assumption that you are using the on-device AppWorld client in the attempts that are causing you problems? If not, then please clarify with details. If so, then I suggest that you clear the AppWorld application cache:

1. Open App World

2. Go to My World

3. Follow one (and only one!) of these steps:


3a. For keyboard-based BB's -- Hold down the ALT key and then press, in sequence R, then S, then T

3b. For Touch Screen Only BBs -- Hold the num-lock (!?123) button so it locks and then press, in sequence 3, then 4, then (

3c. For newer (e,g., OS6 and 7) BB's, see this KB:

    • KB24714 How to clear the BlackBerry App World cache

4. AppWorld should close.

5. If your BB locks after issuing the cache clear, perform a battery pull reboot

6. Return to AppWorld/MyWorld (it may be sluggish while it re-synchronizes).

If step (4) does not happen as listed, then the clear cache did not work.

Hopefully it'll work for you!


middlander wrote:

maybe if blackberry had a proper support team


Well, when everyone signs their contracts (both for device purchase as well as service plans from their carrier), they are in effect agreeing to the support model that exists. In that model, BlackBerry provides no front line support to any end users for anything, not even warranty btw. All support starts with the carriers, authorized resellers, and original places of purchase (depending on the issue and region), all who can escalate into BlackBerry for issues that they cannot resolve. But, contractually, all parties are bound to this support model, including the end user.

There are plenty of debates about the merits and de-merits of that support model...but those debates are IMHO pointless. It is what it is, and all parties are contractually bound to it. Fortunately, there are helpful sites (like this one) with kind volunteers who do their best to help out other kind souls.

 

Good luck and let us know...there may be more steps to try in your situation, but I don't want to flood you with suggestions and would rather take a step-by-step approach. If you'd prefer the flood, just let me know and I'll gladly provide it. If you'd prefer formal support, then please do feel free to exercise that channel.

 

Cheers!


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middlander
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Re: wont let me update anything and this website is useless!!!!!

not angry at you and appreciate the help im angry at blackberry and its put me off ever having another 1, nothing but problems.

 

i have tried that it closed was still slow but came back on and did exactly the same

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sdgardne
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My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: wont let me update anything and this website is useless!!!!!

OK, then now with a strong carrier network signal (not WiFi), I suggest the following steps, in order, even if they seem redundant to what you have already tried (steps 1 and 2 each should result in a message coming to your BB...please wait for that before proceeding to the next step):

1) Register HRT

  • KB00510 How to register a BlackBerry smartphone with the wireless network
  • Please wait for one "registration" message to arrive to your Messages app...if it does not, then STOP.

2) Resend Service Books

  • KB02830 Send the service books for the BlackBerry Internet Service
  • Please wait for "Activation" Messages, one per already configured email account, to arrive in your Messages. If you have no already configured email accounts, please wait 1 hour.

3) Batt Pull Reboot

  • With power ON, remove the back cover and pull out the battery. Wait about a minute then replace the battery and cover. Power up and wait patiently through the long reboot -- ~5 minutes. See if things have returned to good operation. Like all computing devices, BB's suffer from memory leaks and such...with a hard reboot being the best cure.

Then return to AppWorld and see what happens.


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middlander
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Re: wont let me update anything and this website is useless!!!!!

no still the same problem

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sdgardne
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Re: wont let me update anything and this website is useless!!!!!


middlander wrote:

no still the same problem


I am going to assume, however, that each step completed exactly as I wrote? You received the proper responses from each of Steps 1 and 2? For if not, then proceeding would be moot.

 

But, given my assumption that those did complete properly, then please review and perhaps try the following items...

Please double check your PayPal account -- log into it from a PC/browser and ensure that the credentials you use there are identical to those you use to log into MyWorld. Also ensure that all credit cards you have attached to PayPal are current and valid...we have learned that if there is any credit card attached to your PayPal account that is invalid for any reason (e.g., expired), it will prevent AppWorld purchases from completing, even if it is not the funding source. Further, there must be at least one (valid) credit card attached to the PayPal account.

We also have heard from some users who report that creating a whole new PayPal account somehow fixes things and allows them to make purchases. I'm not sure why that works, but reports exist that it does.

In addition, you can try this sequence:

1) Remove AppWorld from your BB

  • KB10040 How to view or remove installed applications on a BlackBerry smartphone
  • If it requests that you reboot the BB, do so

2) Do a Batt-Pull reboot (power on, remove battery, wait, insert battery, wait), even if redundant to the one you did in step 1.

3) Install (on your BB) a fresh copy of AppWorld

4) Do another Batt-Pull reboot

5) See if it now works.

Cheers!


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middlander
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Re: wont let me update anything and this website is useless!!!!!

that worked cheers for the help much appreciated

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sdgardne
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My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: wont let me update anything and this website is useless!!!!!

You are welcome...I'm glad we found a solution that worked for your situation.

I also hope that we've managed to turn around the negative impression you presented about us when you started this thread (re: your choice of subject line: "this website is useless").

Good luck!

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If anyone has been helpful to you, please show your appreciation by clicking the button inside of their post. Please click here and read, along with the threads to which it links, for helpful information to guide you as you proceed. I always recommend that you treat your BlackBerry like any other computing device, including using a regular backup schedule...click here for an article with instructions.
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