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Posts: 32
Registered: ‎04-13-2010
My Device: BlackBerry Curve 8530
My Carrier: Verizon

Update BB Device Applications (5.0) Fails - Help!

I have a Curve 8530 v.5.0.0.508, and when I connected it to sync today, I got a message that device application updates were available. I tried to install the updates, but got this message:

 

BlackBerry® Desktop Manager failed to validate your BlackBerry® device update.

 

How can I fix or get around this? Also, why did it then turn off my connections (which I had to manually turn on)?

 

I use Desktop Manager for Mac, the latest update.

 

Thanks.

Guru I
Posts: 16,194
Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
My Carrier: VerizonWireless

Re: Update BB Device Applications (5.0) Fails - Help!

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Hi and welcome to the forums!

 

This is from the Release Notes for your version of Desktop Manager:

Thanks,

 

Bifocals

 


 

MKS 508239 You receive the following error message when you update your device during a slow Internet connection:
"BlackBerry Desktop Manager failed to validate your BlackBerry device update."
Impact: You cannot update your device software.
Workaround: None.

 

Desktop Manager 1.0.3 build 19.

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Contributor
Posts: 32
Registered: ‎04-13-2010
My Device: BlackBerry Curve 8530
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Update BB Device Applications (5.0) Fails - Help!

Thanks for the info, Bifocals.  At least I know now it is a "known issue," although I didn't think I had particularly slow Internet connection, since it's cable high speed.

 

 Just another really lame  example of the Desktop Manager for Mac.  Sigh, why can't RIM put out a product that (a) works consistently, and (b) offer free tech support to fix it when it doesn't?

Guru I
Posts: 16,194
Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
My Carrier: VerizonWireless

Re: Update BB Device Applications (5.0) Fails - Help!

 


ss1013 wrote:

Thanks for the info, Bifocals.  At least I know now it is a "known issue," although I didn't think I had particularly slow Internet connection, since it's cable high speed.

 

 Just another really lame  example of the Desktop Manager for Mac.  Sigh, why can't RIM put out a product that (a) works consistently, and (b) offer free tech support to fix it when it doesn't?


 

Hi,

I think the error message simply means that a request was not answered in a specified time window.

A high speed internet connection with errors, or  one being heavily monitored by a virus checker could be considered a slow connection.

 

It may be that the connections on the device are shut down to allow the Blackberry to reallocate memory for synchronizing. I would suggest clearing the browser cache on your Blackberry and performing a battery pull immediately prior to plugging in the USB. This will allow the most memory available for the device to use while performing the synchronization.

Thanks,

 

Bifocals

 

 

 

 

 

 

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