Sunday, June 01, 2008

You can now upgrade your BlackBerry OS with latest beta here!

I have been using Blackberry for the last 5 years and I still think BB is the best mobile corporate solution for emails. Nonetheless RIM did not step into the smartphone business. The made a bad choice and are desperately trying to catch up. We all know they have an updated version of their OS. Lucky ones - like me- have had access to beta version since February.
In march I posted a 90 sec video on YouTube and to my surprise it drained 6000 viewers and 250 comments. WOW!

I never thought so many BB users were as frustrated as I was.

So now I decided to make a step forward and share my Beta versions with my friends.

Of course those are BETA versions. You are sole responsible for any damage to your device. Sorry for the disclaimer - we are in America :)

Instructions for updating your BlackBerry OS:

  • Make sure you have the latest version of Desktop Manager 4.3 installed.
  • Download the latest OS for your BlackBerry model to the PC then install it to the PC by running the file you downloaded.
  • Go to \Program Files\Common Files\Research in Motion\AppLoader and DELETE the Vendor.xml file.
  • Plug in your BlackBerry via USB and Open Desktop Manager. You should be prompted to upgrade.
  • Be patient, it can take more than an hour... Mine took nearly one hour.


    If you end up with a white screen with small icons and the number 507, re-connect to Desktop Manager again and run the application loader and it should load the OS to the device.

    Curve 8300:

    Curve 8310:

    Curve 8320:

    Pearl 8100:

    Pearl 8110:

    Pearl 8120:




    1 comment:

    Antonio said...

    Hi Florian.
    Your blog is amazing men.
    My problem is this: i hope that you can help me please im so confused.
    Im a newbie on this thing first i had an iPhone it was too easy to use, my blackberry 8310 too but one of the problem is when upgrading.
    Im using my cell phone where i live in Venezuela, i want to upgrade it to 0s 4.5.0 Release 52. Im new on this one my cell phone is unlocked and i dont want to lock it so i want to be pretty sure what i am doing. First of all i have all that i need the software that i mentioned up and the Desktop Manager 4.3 this package was provided from a friend that knows to do this, but i want to do this by myself, my cell is from ATT and now im using it with Movistar a local network, here is the problem. I see everywhere that i have to erase the file VENDOR but he tells to me that i dont have to erase it? im too confused because i dont want to do something bad. Do i have to erase it or keep it on te location?. Another problem is that i have everything on my phone, my contacts and something important the books of the Blackberry service and all that stuff that was provided from Movistar when i activated my phone i am going to lose it? or the phone keeps that?? What can i do to keep this things?. And the final thing is that he told me that when im going to upgrade he told me that i have to get out the battery is it true?
    Please help me. i think that i gave to you all the info that you need to answer. Please.
    Antonio Pizuorno