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New Developer
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎05-07-2012
My Device: BlackBerry PlayBook
My Carrier: Telus

Guide: De-Bricking Dev Alpha successfully to

Here are the steps I took to de-brick my Dev Alpha(done the de-bricking at least 5 times) and keep it on without bricking again.  I figure I would share it for anyone still having problems.


-Open BlackBerry Desktop manager version

-Plug in Dev Alpha to computer with USB cable

-Hold down power button until red LED comes on.  

-In about 5-10 seconds Desktop Manager will show a dialog box with "Repair" option. Click "Repair"

-Click Update

-Wait for computer to communicate to Dev Alpha (could take up to 10 minutes)

-Click Update again

-Update process will download and install 2 modules

-Device will reboot in approximately 5-10 minutes

-Complete setup wizard

-TURN PASSWORD OFF (having a password seems to prevent me from rebooting successfully or waking up the device from a lock screen).



New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-24-2012
My Device: BB10 Dev Alpha
My Carrier: AXIS

Re: Guide: De-Bricking Dev Alpha successfully to

I previously have used the same way to enter de-bricking mode,  but just this morning successfully upgraded to .386

Now, can install apps from BB App World :d

Posts: 22
Registered: ‎08-17-2012
My Device: Z10 Limited Edition
My Carrier: Telcel

Re: Guide: De-Bricking Dev Alpha successfully to

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i've got this probem trying to odate my DEvAlpha it said update succesfull and next... it wont even disay the boot screen :C i'm gonna try yhis and see hoe it works






It works now, thanks. Took me some tries but i made it. now i can develop and test my apps there XD

Posts: 1,044
Registered: ‎07-21-2012
My Device: BlackBerry Bold 9900/9780/9810
My Carrier: Singtel

Re: Guide: De-Bricking Dev Alpha successfully to

I wonder if they will make a breakthrough where our data are still kept intact even when the device is bricked?