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Registered: ‎10-02-2013
My Device: BOLD9700
My Carrier: Pannon Tavkozlesi Zrt
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os update from 5.0.0.862

Hi there,

I would love to know why am I unable to reach update possibilities to my Bold9700 with OS5? When I go to the related option, it says no update available.... How could I update my OS? Thanks!

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My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: os update from 5.0.0.862

Your mobile provider apparently has not released a higher OS release than you have.

 

There is an OS6 for the 9700, although I do NOT recommend putting OS6 on your 9700. Bad move.

Official OS 6.0.0.756 for Bold 9700 from Vodafone_Spain

 

The latest OS5 release for the 9700 I see is this:

Official: OS 5.0.0.979 for BlackBerry Bold 9700 via Cosmote

 

Device operating system releases are "released" by specific carriers once they have certified and trained their support techs, but still, you are able to load to any carrier's same model by following the instructions below.

See the link below for the download, and follow these simple installation instructions.

First locate your carrier and the OS file you wish to use.
http://na.blackberry.com/eng/support/downloads/download_sites.jsp

Do a backup of your device first, using Desktop Manager > Backup. Close Desktop Manager upon completion.

1. Download the OS file to the PC then install it to the PC by running (double clicking) the file you downloaded.
2. Go to c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader and delete the file named "vendor.xml." (You might have another Vendor.xml file hiding on your computer. Open Windows Explorer and under the Organize button (on Windows 7, there are similar tools for Vista and XP) click on "Folder and search options." Under the View tab, make sure that your computer is set to show hidden folders and files. Once you've done this, search your C:\ drive for "Vendor.xml".)
3. Plug in BB and double click on "Loader.exe." It's located in the same place as the above vendor.xml file.

**Starting with the later OS6 releases, there are now three copies of VENDOR.XML
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader (for 32-bit Windows XP/Vista/7)
==========OR============
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader (for 64-bit Windows Vista/7)
C:\Documents and Settings\*name*\AppData\Roaming\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Loader XML
C:\Documents and Settings\*name*\Application Data\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Loader XML
You can also just search for VENDOR.XML. Make sure that you choose ADVANCED SEARCH and include hidden files. It should show the file in at three locations. Delete every copy that it finds.

Note: Some users might worry they will void their device warranty by loading an OS from another carrier. There is really nothing to worry about. Please read more information on that here: http://www.port3101.org/power-users/296-blackberry-os-upgrade-including-betas-myths-dispelled.html


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Registered: ‎10-02-2013
My Device: BOLD9700
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Re: os update from 5.0.0.862

Thanks, besides OS6, dont you suggest to get OS7 or later either? Do you suggest to use my BB 9700 only with OS5?
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Re: os update from 5.0.0.862

OS7 for the 9700: There is no such thing.

 

OS6 for the 9700: The overall memory footprint required by OS6 is too large for the 9700, and results in a slow, laggy , unresponsive device.

 

I'd go with the latest OS5.



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