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Registered: ‎01-07-2011
My Device: RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100
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How to tell what's the latest OS 6 for BlackBerry?

I recently came upon the sticky that tells about all OS downloads for BB Pearls. I have a 9100 version, and I want to install OS 6 on it.

 

1 - Does it matter what firmware I download? For 9100 versions or 9105?

 

2 - How can I tell what is the latest firmware?

 

Something like this...

 

BlackBerry Handheld Software v5.0.0.1476 (Multilangauge)

Package Version: 5.0.0.1476
Consisting of:

  • Applications: 5.0.0.884
  • Software Platform: 6.2.0.94
  • File name: 9100_9105itutM_PBr5.0.0_rel1476_PL6.2.0.94_A5.0.0.884_O2_IRE.exe
  • File size: 132.72MB

 

Or...

 

BlackBerry Handheld Software v6.0.0.1479 (Multilangauge)

Package Version: 6.0.0.1479
Consisting of:

  • Applications: 6.0.0.380
  • Software Platform: 6.6.0.85
  • File name: 9100_9105Asia_PBr6.0.0_rel1479_PL6.6.0.85_A6.0.0.380_Aircel.exe
  • File size: 146.72MB

 

What should I be looking at for the firmware version? Applications, or Software Platform?

 

In this case, should it be Applications 5.0.0.884 and Software platform 6.2.0.94 that gives me an OS 6 or an Applications of 6.00.380 and Software Platform 6.6.0.85?

 

3 - What indicates a newer version of OS 6?

 

What should I be looking at to make sure I have the latest OS 6 version? A higher Package Version, Applications Version, or Software Platform?

 

Thanks in Advance.

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Re: How to tell what's the latest OS 6 for BlackBerry?

1. 9100 and 9105 use the same software

 

2. Application version is the one that matters.

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Re: How to tell what's the latest OS 6 for BlackBerry?

You can always find the latest version of 9100/9105 software at this link. It is always updated, see the top most threads at the top of the section...

http://www.blackberryforums.com/general-9100-series-discussion-pearl2/

 

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. There is NO difference between operating systems of the same release version regardless of the carrier it comes from. The only difference might be the languages and/or carrier branded themes included.

 

Some users might worry they will void their device warranty by loading an OS from another carrier. There is really nothing to worry about. Please read more information on that here:
http://www.port3101.org/power-users/296-blackberry-os-upgrade-including-betas-myths-dispelled.html

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Re: How to tell what's the latest OS 6 for BlackBerry?

 


BBPearl3G- wrote:

I recently came upon the sticky that tells about all OS downloads for BB Pearls. I have a 9100 version, and I want to install OS 6 on it.

 

1 - Does it matter what firmware I download? For 9100 versions or 9105?


 

hello,

 

as indicated in the sticky post, each firmware for Pearl 3G work identically for 9100 and 9105. It's the line that says:

"The OS installer is the same for both the 9100 and the 9105."

 

 


BBPearl3G- wrote:

2 - How can I tell what is the latest firmware?

What should I be looking at for the firmware version? Applications, or Software Platform?

 

In this case, should it be Applications 5.0.0.884 and Software platform 6.2.0.94 that gives me an OS 6 or an Applications of 6.00.380 and Software Platform 6.6.0.85?


usually all three numbers grow at the same pace. So between two releases, comparing the firmware version, the application version, or the software platform is the same at 99% of the time.

 

But on the Blogosphere everybody talks of the Application version. That is the reason why it is colored in green in the sticky post.

 




The search box on top-right of this page is your true friend, and the public Knowledge Base too:
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Re: How to tell what's the latest OS 6 for BlackBerry?

I can't really accept any of these answers as solutions, they're all EXCELLENT!

 

Thanks so much all of you.