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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-02-2010
My Device: curve 8520
My Carrier: o2

8520 Softwear issue

hey i bote a blackberry curve 8520 about 2 weeks ago, and my friend like it that much she went out and bote erself on 3 days ago, but wen we met up & was talkin  about them we found tht all our soft wear is differance, we went into settings & to about & mine says its running on plantform 4.0 n her is running on platform 5.0


iv pluged it in to see if thy is any updates to it & it says they is none

really buggin me because she can get er fone to vibrate n ring at the same time & sum of the aps she tels me about im not able to download

anyone els know anything about this ?

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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: 8520 Softwear issue

bote and fone and softwear? Smiley Indifferent


Upgrade your device using these instructions and you'll be happy.


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 simple installation instructions.


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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