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Regular Contributor
Posts: 64
Registered: ‎10-19-2010
My Device: Bold 9700

should I upgrade to os6

Hello,

I have a unlocked tmobile bold 9700, the question is:
If I upgrade to os6 will need to unlock it again?

Thanks
Hall of Famer III
Posts: 57,263
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: PRIV (6.0.1/AAF518), Z10/Z30/Q10 (10.3.2.2813), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: should I upgrade to os6

Hello,

 

Once unlocked, forever unlocked.

 

Cheers!



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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Regular Contributor
Posts: 64
Registered: ‎10-19-2010
My Device: Bold 9700

Re: should I upgrade to os6

Thanks sdgardne,

I'm Mac user, I guess, I will need a PC to do the upgrade?
Hall of Famer III
Posts: 57,263
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: PRIV (6.0.1/AAF518), Z10/Z30/Q10 (10.3.2.2813), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: should I upgrade to os6

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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Regular Contributor
Posts: 64
Registered: ‎10-19-2010
My Device: Bold 9700

Re: should I upgrade to os6

Ok thanks for reply.
Right now I'm happy with os5, maybe upgrade later, and will let you know.

Thanks