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Re: Downgrading from OS6 to OS5

Good deal. I recommend you use blackberry protect. Its a free online backup for your phone. I have the link in my signature.
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Re: Downgrading from OS6 to OS5

baileysuchacek wrote:


  Thank-you! Got the file I needed, got the bb down graded, and it's running a lot better (guess the 9700 can run os6, but isn't really meant to).  I do have some recovering to do (lost my address book, and no, I didn't have it backed up...), but I'll get through it.

You're very welcome.


Your OS reload should have made a backup.


Open the PC > Desktop Software.

Connect your BlackBerry.

Once connected, click on Device > Restore > Select data and select only your Address Book.

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Re: Downgrading from OS6 to OS5

baileysuchacek wrote:

I don't really like this 'tray' layout either. is that a theme thing?

The tray layout is the standard since BlackBerry 6. On BlackBerry 7 though, you get the possibility to remove some of the trays, and in the end if you remove them all it's like OS5 as far as the home screen is concerned.

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