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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-24-2011
My Device: Blackberry 9300 3G Curve
My Carrier: Orange- UK

Upgrade from 0S5 to 0S6

Hi. I have the blackberry curve 9300 3G which i brought from Orange UK. I am currently using the 0S 5 version however i would like to upgrade to the 0S 6 version but do not know how. Can anyone help me with this please.

 

Thanks

Hall of Famer III
Posts: 58,191
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: Upgrade from 0S5 to 0S6

 

Hello,

 

From a PC, you can install any OS package to a BB via this procedure:

Note that while written for "reload", it can be used to upgrade, downgrade, or reload -- it all depends on the OS package you download and install to your PC. You can even use a different carriers OS package by simply inserting, between steps 1 and 2, the deletion, on your PC, of a file named VENDOR.XML. Be sure that you remove, from your PC, any other BB device OS packages as having more than one installed to the PC can cause conflicts with this procedure.

If you are on MAC, you are limited to only your carriers sanctioned OS packages...but can still use any levels that they currently sanction. See this procedure:

  • KB19915How to perform a clean reload of BlackBerry smartphone application software using BlackBerry Desktop Software

Good luck and let us know!

 


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

New to the Community? Click here and also here for helpful guidance. Also please click here for additional helpful information to guide you as you proceed. I always recommend that you treat your BlackBerry like any other computing device, including using a regular backup schedule...click here for an article with instructions. If anyone has been helpful to you, please show your appreciation by clicking the button. Need a reference to BB10 OS/SR versions? Click here. Need a specific BB10 AutoLoader? Send me a private message.

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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-24-2011
My Device: Blackberry 9300 3G Curve
My Carrier: Orange- UK

Re: Upgrade from 0S5 to 0S6

Hi. Thanks for your reply, I opened the link you sent and the first step was to backup using the blackberry desktop manager. I do not have this installed on my PC at the moment so i tried downloading it but the link appears to be broken. Is there any other way i can download the desktop manager in order to backup my blackberry device? Thanks again

Hall of Famer III
Posts: 58,191
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: Upgrade from 0S5 to 0S6

Hi again,

 

Yup -- here's the location:

 

And, for instructions, here's that:

  • KB23680How to back up and restore BlackBerry smartphone data using BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.0

 

Good luck!


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

New to the Community? Click here and also here for helpful guidance. Also please click here for additional helpful information to guide you as you proceed. I always recommend that you treat your BlackBerry like any other computing device, including using a regular backup schedule...click here for an article with instructions. If anyone has been helpful to you, please show your appreciation by clicking the button. Need a reference to BB10 OS/SR versions? Click here. Need a specific BB10 AutoLoader? Send me a private message.

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