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Registered: ‎03-11-2013
My Device: Curve 8530
My Carrier: Page Plus

OS & Desktop Manager

I have OS 5.0.0.508 for my BB 8530 can I use Desktop 7.1 without having an update on my bb. My phone is being jailbreaked for another provider and I need to keep the same OS.

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Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: DTEK50 (AAH108), PRIV (AAH995), Z10/Z30/Q10 (10.3.2.2813), Playbook (2.1.0.1917)
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: OS & Desktop Manager

Hi and Welcome to the Community!

In almost all cases, the version of the Desktop Software you use is irrelevant to the device model/OS level that you have. You should always use the most up to date Desktop Software version, and you can fully manage your BB with it, regardless of what OS level your BB is running.

There is one exception to that, but I can't recall what model BB it refers to...I thought it was 8520, not 8530...but I really can't recall for sure, and I can't quickly find any references to that exception.

Good luck!

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