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New Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-23-2011
My Device: Not Specified

Re: OS 6.0 And The Blackberry Bold 9700

Hi guys, can i check.. i downloaded the os6 file (official one as show in the link above) and execute it. I start my loader.exe, deleted the vendor.xml file. but the app loaded cannot detect that i have a os6 upgrade to be loaded over. it still shows 5.0 core system software. what am i doing wrongly?

Super Contributor
Posts: 329
Registered: ‎01-31-2011
My Device: Bold 9700 v6.0.0.576
My Carrier: Orange UK

Re: OS 6.0 And The Blackberry Bold 9700

Try deleting the vendor.xml file before loading loader.exe.

Also make sure you download the os6 for 9700 and not for any other model.
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New Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-23-2011
My Device: Not Specified

Re: OS 6.0 And The Blackberry Bold 9700

Yo.. Thanks for the response. I already deleted the file before running loader.exe. But it still does not detect the os6. Ya I downloaded the os6 for 9700 bold.
New Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎01-08-2010
My Device: Bold 9700
My Carrier: T-Mobile

Re: OS 6.0 And The Blackberry Bold 9700

If you join BB Beta Zone and  join in the program for OS6, you can get it.

Min Leon II
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Posts: 18
Registered: ‎11-24-2010
My Device: PRIV ; Q10
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: OS 6.0 And The Blackberry Bold 9700

I just installed a production grade version of OS6 onto 9700 from Rogers.  It appears to work well.

Super Contributor
Posts: 623
Registered: ‎11-19-2010
My Device: Bold 9700
My Carrier: Vodafone

Re: OS 6.0 And The Blackberry Bold 9700

Latest version of OS6:
Manual device OS upgrade instructions:
1. First, download from this link: https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads/contactFormPreload.do?code=02A32AD2669E6FE298E607FE7CC0E1A0&dl=...
 
2. Do a FULL backup of your device first, using Desktop Manager > Backup. Close Desktop Manager upon completion and unplug BlackBerry.
 
3. Save 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. use BBSAK from BBSAK.org and wipe the device (after doing a complete backup)
then after you get the error 507 (no OS installed)
 
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.
 
enjoy the new OS.
New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-10-2011
My Device: 9700
My Carrier: Vodafone

Re: OS 6.0 And The Blackberry Bold 9700

Hi,

 

I recently installed OS 6 from Desktop Manager for Blackberry. I did it succesfully but after installation I found the battery dies very quickly. I tried everything. So downlgraded back to OS5. ANy help??

New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-09-2011
My Device: Not Specified

Re: OS 6.0 And The Blackberry Bold 9700

I was just upgraded and my battery died quickly too.  Plus the 9700 does not have the computing power to handle OS6 in my short experience (perhaps OS6 would be better on a faster device--but I doubt it).  I am downgrading to OS5 because of these issues and because OS6 is meant to look nice, but they've gone backwards on the feature set.

Contributor
Posts: 46
Registered: ‎06-29-2009
My Device: BlackBerry - 9810 v7.0.0.261
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: OS 6.0 And The Blackberry Bold 9700

I just installed V6 a week ago. LOTS of changes the way it works form V5. Upgrade went well. Good luck and enjoy.
John
Contributor
Posts: 46
Registered: ‎06-29-2009
My Device: BlackBerry - 9810 v7.0.0.261
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: OS 6.0 And The Blackberry Bold 9700

I found the same thing, very poor battery life but will stick with V6.
John