02-04-2014 12:51 PM - edited 02-04-2014 01:03 PM
Current os- v188.8.131.522
Formerly used Rogers, now using BB mostly for WiFi, pics, calendar, notes, music
Using 7/11 Speak Out for phone airtime.
Due to MAJOR budget constraints and a newer smart phone (non BB) dying, I am back to my Bold 9000 workhorse!
Would like to upgrade so I can download more current apps, I see that you need access and blessings
from a carrier to do so. Gee, a CD or internet download, would be nice way to upgrade my Bold 9000 instead.
I am a long time BB user and it would be great to still support BB... are you listening Blackberry/ RIM?
Anyother ideas from the forum on how to get an upgrade workaround would be greatly appreciated.
p.s. - this is my first post to the forum.
Solved! Go to Solution.
02-04-2014 02:10 PM
Do the following:
1. First locate your carrier and the OS file you wish to use.
Hint: I suggest this one as they offer OS 5.0 for the 9000:
2. It doesn't hurt to do a manual backup of your device first, using Desktop Manager > Backup. Close Desktop Manager upon completion and unplug BlackBerry. You can get BlackBerry Desktop Software here http://us.blackberry.com/apps-software/desktop/
3. Download the OS file from step 1 to the PC then install it to the PC by running (double clicking) the file you downloaded.
4. Go to c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader and delete the file named "vendor.xml." Also check the following locations for vendor.xml files and delete any instances of the file:
On Windows Vista/7 navigate to C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Loader XML (Where "YOUR_USER" is your username)
On Windows XP navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR_USER\Application Data\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Loader XML (Where "YOUR_USER" is your username)
5. Use BBSAK from BBSAK.org and wipe the device (after doing a complete backup) then after you get the error 507 (no OS installed) then proceed to next step.
6. Plug in BlackBerry and double click on "Loader.exe." It's located in c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader
02-04-2014 07:38 PM