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Posts: 13
Registered: ‎05-10-2012
My Device: curve 9380 and Playbook 64GB
My Carrier: vodafone Essar

Re: Just purchased Blackberry 9380 Curve want to upgrade to OS 7.1

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  thanks for the link. just curious to know if the update adds FM radio and Mobile hotspot functionality to 9380. please do reply. Also kindly send the link to the os download page. i don't see the os 7.1 download for 9380 with any of the indian carriers or in the bb india site.



ramjee j

Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-13-2012
My Device: BlackBerry Curve 9380
My Carrier: Vodafone Essar

Re: Just purchased Blackberry 9380 Curve want to upgrade to OS 7.1

Hiii.. Should I update 9380's OS 7 to 7.1. is there any other benifit then wifi hotspot and FM radio? And how much difference you found in the battery? is this a better deal changing to OS 7.1? Please reply...
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Re: Just purchased Blackberry 9380 Curve want to upgrade to OS 7.1

you can use any carriers approved OS on your device

they might not support your OS, but it wont void warranty



Manual device OS upgrade instructions:

1. First locate your carrier and the OS file you wish to use.


2. Do a backup of your device first, using Desktop Manager > Backup. Close Desktop Manager upon completion and unplug BlackBerry. Get DM here http://us.blackberry.com/apps-software/desktop/

3. Download the OS file 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."

5. This step is not needed unless there is an issue on next steps. 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 step 6

6. remove internet connection to PC and reboot PC.

7. Plug in BlackBerry and double click on "Loader.exe." It's located in the same place as the above vendor.xml file was in.

8. if you did Step 5, restore from back up. Follow this KB if needed http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/KB10339

Enjoy the new OS.


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Posts: 20
Registered: ‎05-09-2012
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: Vodafone IN

Re: Just purchased Blackberry 9380 Curve want to upgrade to OS 7.1

Dear All

I just updated my 9380 with os 7.1 , and am happy to confirm it has FM + Mobile Hotspot Features ..

I am on Vodafone India and had no problems enabling Mobile Hotspot , also the FM tunes into all FM channels of yr current city once you connect yr ear phones...

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-09-2012
My Device: BlackBerry curve 9380
My Carrier: n/a

Re: Just purchased Blackberry 9380 Curve want to upgrade to OS 7.1

Hi All Smiley Happy

I'm new to BB and got 9380  which was on 7.0 OS, recently got upgrade to the latest BB OS 7.1 it upgraded smoothly with out any issues.

Got all features of OS 7.1...!!!


Please keep posting if any new updates.