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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-07-2012
My Device: PlayBook 32GB
My Carrier: Wifi

Battery life....

Hi there, does anyone know how to revert to a previous version as the battery life of my PlayBook has severely decreased since the recent update ( 

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

Re: Battery life....

You need to follow these instructions to "debrick" your PlayBook:
1. Do a backup of your PlayBook using your computer and BlackBerry Desktop Software version 7 installed. It can be downloaded from http://us.blackberry.com/apps-software/desktop/
2. After the backup is finished, unplug the PlayBook and on the PlayBook press and hold down the power button until the unit forces the device off.
3. With the Desktop Software still open on your computer and the PlayBook powered off, connect the PlayBook to your computer once again.
4. You should see an error screen from Desktop Software popup with the options to Retry, Update, or Cancel.
Very quickly choose the Update option.
5. All information will on your PlayBook will be erased and a reload of the Software will commence to install on the PlayBook.
6. Once this is complete your PlayBook will go back through the initial (as if new) setup wizard (entering the BlackBerryID, etc., and then you can perform a restore using Desktop Software to return your personal data from the backup. Applications which you downloaded from AppWorld won't restore, but they can be easily reinstalled using AppWorld > MyWorld section of AppWorld.

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-07-2012
My Device: PlayBook 32GB
My Carrier: Wifi

Re: Battery life....

Cheers Colonel Sanders lol Will attempt that tomorrow Smiley Happy

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I'm rockin the BlackBerry DTEK60, Passport, Z30, Z10, Q10, BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, 64 gig PlayBook,BT Headset HS-700

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Re: Battery life....

he does make a fine fried chicken but not the KFC one


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Registered: ‎07-27-2012
My Device: Blackberry PlayBook OS Version:
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Re: Battery life....

I thought everyone should have the update of the Version