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Registered: ‎10-18-2011
My Device: Blackberry Bold 9000
My Carrier: T-mobile
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How can I downgrade my device software (Bold 9000)?

Hello:

 

I recently upgraded my Bold from the platform version 4.6 to 5.0 and is not letting me use my internet browser or anything related to internet service like facebook and other applications. I tried to connect my phone to the Blackberry Desktop Manager but i dont see where i can downgrade either using the feature on the phone using wireless upgrade because it doesnt give me the option to downgrade neither. What can I do? Help!

 

Thank you in advance

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Posts: 57,565
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: PRIV (6.0.1/AAG111), Z10/Z30/Q10 (10.3.2.2813), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: How can I downgrade my device software (Bold 9000)?

Hi and Welcome to the Community!!

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



2) Delete and Resend Service Books

  • KB05000Delete the service book for the BlackBerry Internet Service email account from the BlackBerry smartphone
  • KB02830 Send the service books for the BlackBerry Internet Service



3) Batt Pull Reboot

  • Anytime random strange behavior or sluggishness creeps in, the first thing to do is a battery pop 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.


Hopefully that will get things going again for you!


If you still insist on downgrading your OS, then at the top of each device forum, there should be some "sticky" threads that discuss the OS levels available for each model. Please use those as reference as you proceed.

From a PC, you can install any compatible (e.g., for your exact BB Model Number) OS package to a BB via this procedure:

 

 

Note that while written for "reload" and the Storm, it can be used to upgrade, downgrade, or reload any BB device model -- it all depends on the OS package you download and install to your PC. You can even use a different carriers OS package by simply inserting, between steps 1 and 2, the deletion, on your PC, of a file named VENDOR.XML. Be sure that you remove, from your PC, any other BB device OS packages as having more than one installed to the PC can cause conflicts with this procedure.

If you are on MAC, you are limited to only your carriers sanctioned OS packages...but can still use any levels that they currently sanction. See this procedure:

 

  • KB19915How to perform a clean reload of BlackBerry smartphone application software using BlackBerry Desktop Software

 

Good luck and let us know!


Occam's Razor nearly always applies when troubleshooting technology issues!

New to the Community? Click here and also here for helpful guidance. Also please click here for additional 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. If anyone has been helpful to you, please show your appreciation by clicking the button. Need a reference to BB10 OS/SR versions? Click here. Need a specific BB10 AutoLoader? Send me a private message.

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New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎10-18-2011
My Device: Blackberry Bold 9000
My Carrier: T-mobile

Re: How can I downgrade my device software (Bold 9000)?

I did everything you told me on the first part of the message and it didnt solve the problem. So i decided to go with the clean reload of the software and when i connect my phone to the computer (MAC) it opens the blackberry desktop software and i click on applications and it keeps telling me that i need to upgrade the version i have, i do it and then it keeps saying to upgrade so im stuck there :-S ..... what can i do now?

Hall of Famer III
Posts: 57,565
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: PRIV (6.0.1/AAG111), Z10/Z30/Q10 (10.3.2.2813), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: How can I downgrade my device software (Bold 9000)?

Sorry, I don't know any tricks about using a MAC for these things. You might find some help here:

Good luck!


Occam's Razor nearly always applies when troubleshooting technology issues!

New to the Community? Click here and also here for helpful guidance. Also please click here for additional 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. If anyone has been helpful to you, please show your appreciation by clicking the button. Need a reference to BB10 OS/SR versions? Click here. Need a specific BB10 AutoLoader? Send me a private message.

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New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎10-18-2011
My Device: Blackberry Bold 9000
My Carrier: T-mobile

Re: How can I downgrade my device software (Bold 9000)?

what i did, i deleted the program from my computer and i downloaded it again and it worked now. I was able to change the software version on my phone but my browser is still on hotspot browser and this version is v4.6.0.303, it didnt fix my old problem. what can i do then?

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My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: How can I downgrade my device software (Bold 9000)?


M_Santiago wrote:

 but my browser is still on hotspot browser and this version is v4.6.0.303, it didnt fix my old problem. what can i do then?


On your device, go to Options > Advanced > Browwer, and set the browser to BlackBerry, and save.

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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎10-18-2011
My Device: Blackberry Bold 9000
My Carrier: T-mobile

Re: How can I downgrade my device software (Bold 9000)?

I had updated the software again to 5.0 before i saw your reply since when i downgraded the phone i was still having the same problem plus the phone looked old if you know what i mean so i contacted my service provider and they sent me a message to my phone that said service plan upgrade, the customer service person told me he sent me all the service books and now the browser and internet is working again :-) .... thank you very much for your help also