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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎01-13-2013
My Device: 9300 curve
My Carrier: vodacom

updating current software

Will any problems occur if I choose to update my software or will it just work better, because I'm currently using v5.0.0.846.
Posts: 403
Registered: ‎05-03-2012
My Device: 9300 3G Curve
My Carrier: Tata Docomo

Re: updating current software

Hi malove,


There is no issue in updating ur OS, provided u do it following the correct procedure...


Updating OS is always better, u get new features and the look changes too...with updated OS, u can use many more Apps as now a days new Apps work better in a updated OS... 

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Registered: ‎02-09-2009
My Device: DTEK60

Re: updating current software

Hi and welcome to the forums malove! Smiley Happy

A couple of places for you to visit: Blackberry 101    Tips & Tricks

Here is a KB article that may help you out  Update Device OS using Desktop Software

I suggest getting into the habit of  Backing Up Your Device  so you can always Restore your Device Data  should that become necessary.  There are lots of great users here to help when and if you have any questions.


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Registered: ‎01-19-2013
My Device: blackbery curve 8130
My Carrier: digicel

Re: updating current software

How do I update my blackberry without using a destop?
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Re: updating current software

otenia2 wrote:
How do I update my blackberry without using a destop?

Hi and Welcome to the Community!


The only alternative is OTA (Over The Air) updates, and those are controlled by your mobile service provider...if they have an update for you, they will notify you on the device. Read this for further information:

  • KB15631 What is a wireless BlackBerry Smartphone Software update

Also check your user manual to find the proper menu selections for you to check yourself, without waiting for your carrier to notify you.


However, check also here:

Find your carrier and device, then see what OS levels they support. Compare that to what your BB is already running:

  • KB23393 How to check the model number and version of installed BlackBerry device software on a BlackBerry smartphone

If you are already running the latest that your carrier supports, then there is nothing you can do OTA. If another carrier has released something newer for your BB, you must use the Desktop Software methods (and tricks) in order to use their OS package.


Good luck!


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