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Posts: 15
Registered: ‎08-29-2008
My Device: Blackberry 9780 6.0 bundle 1879 v6.0.0.448 (platform
My Carrier: Orange

Downloading Handheld Operating system BB Bold

Hi all,

Newbie BB user here, wanting to pick your brains again!


I was wanting to personlise my BB (sad I know) and was looking on Pimp my berry!


It said "in order to use your Desktop Manger to install 3rd party apps or themes. The Desktop Manager is one program The Handheld O.S (operating system) is another DIFFERENT program. BOTH need to be installed on the pc in order for the Desktop Manager to work."


On the disk that came with the BB is just Desktop Manager. Ive loaded that up etc. I am with Orange UK. How do I go about finding out with handheld OS I am using on the BB and where can I download it?


Please and thankyou in advance to the replys.

Posts: 333
Registered: ‎04-16-2008
My Device: 8900

Re: Downloading Handheld Operating system BB Bold

The latest BlackBerry Desktop Manager can be found here:




And you can Identify the OS you have on the handset by going to Options -> About 


You can download the latest Orange OS from here:




You only need to install the handheld OS on the PC if the Application loader will not recognise your handset as it is not in the vendor.xml or device.xml.


Just installing the latest Desktop Manager will be fine.