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Registered: ‎12-22-2010
My Device: Curve 8900
My Carrier: Airtel

Upgrade OS of BB Curve 8900

Hello Experts,

 

How to upgrade OS on BB Curve 8900 when we I am getting an error " No Sufficient Memory Available" . My device memory shows that 67MB is available.

 

Is there any way to upgrade my current OS version to latest version. Hope I am not missing anything during the upgrade planning process.

 

Looking to hear more from experts.

 

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Hemant

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Re: Upgrade OS of BB Curve 8900

Hi and Welcome to the Forums!

 

Device Memory is irrelevant for upgrades...AppMemory is what matters...see this:

 

 


There are three types of potential memory on a BB: 1) Application Memory, 2) Device Memory, and 3) Media/SD Card Memory

Application Memory -- This is the most crucial; it is the protected (not user accessible), dedicated, and fixed (in size) space that is available as the destination for the installation of applications (plus some application storage, overhead and such). You cannot touch AppMemory. You cannot improve the maximum AppMemory that your BB has. It is what it is. Applications can only install here...there is no option.

Device Memory -- This is space on your BB that you can touch to store files, pictures, media, etc. Typically, it is not terribly large, but it is available to you.

SD/Media Card Memory -- This is what it says...your SD card, for you to store files, media, pictures, etc. It can be as large as your BB OS can support...see this KB:

 

On some devices/OS levels, you can only see "File Free" (Options > Status), which I think is equivalent to AppMemory. On other devices, you can see all three memory usage levels (Options > Memory). Here are some guidelines to use:

 


Lastly, it is always important to properly close applications when you are done with them. Using the Back or the Red key will not do this -- those leave it to the app to decide what to do...and some will leave themselves resident in memory, consuming resources on your BB, slowing the overall performance. Rather, to close an app, press blackberry_logo.jpg and select "Close" or "Exit"...that will force the application to be closed, freeing up for your new use the resources it was consuming. Some apps will always remain running (typically -- BBMessenger, Browser, Homescreen, Phone, and Messages)...but, you should still close them properly - especially the Browser...if it is left on an active web page, it will not only consume extra resources but battery power as well.

 

 

Further, anytime random strange behavior or sluggishness creeps in, the first thing to do is a battery pop reboot. With power ON, remove the back cover and pull out the battery. Wait about a minute then replace the battery and cover. Power up and wait patiently through the long reboot -- ~5 minutes. See if things have returned to good operation. Like all computing devices, BB's suffer from memory leaks and such...with a hard reboot being the best cure. Some have taken to doing this on a regular basis as a preventive measure...some as frequently as once per day. Others have obtained the QuickPull app to automate a simulated Batt-Pull.


 

 

All of that said, you further will need to clarify exactly which method of update you are attempting. There are several to choose from, and many sound similar when they are actually very different. Please provide specifics about how you are attempting this upgrade. My advice is to use this process:

 

 

While written for "reload", it can be used to upgrade, downgrade, or reload -- it all depends on the OS package you have downloaded and installed to your PC.

 

As for "latest version" -- you will find that via the download portal sites (a link in the procedure). If you desire to use an OS package from other than your BBs original carrier, then simply insert, between steps 1 and 2 in the procedure, the deletion, on your PC, of a file named VENDOR.XML.

 

Good luck!

 


Occam's Razor nearly always applies when troubleshooting technology issues!

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