| | 09-19-10, 04:49 AM Thread Author #1
BlackBerry 6 update only available to active BlackBerry subscribers (solution)
Firstly, a great way waking up on a Sunday morning finding out BlackBerry 6 was leaked for the Bold 9650. Have been waiting for this for some time, but I can simply not get it to load on my Bold 9650.
I have the most current BlackBerry Desktop Software installed, downloaded the BlackBerry 6 leak for my Bold 9650 and proceeded as usual: remove Vendor.xml and launch the Loader. However the loader does not give me the option to load BlackBerry 6. Instead it insists on loading another build of firmware 5.0. I tried updating through BlackBerry Desktop Software, which notified I have an update available, but to version 22.214.171.1240 (I have 126.96.36.1999 loaded). Well, I chose the option to update my device and selected "view other versions". Here I can see the top most option being 188.8.131.52. However, it was followed by an asterisk with some text on the bottom saying the update is available only to active BlackBerry subscribers.
I insisted on updating anyway, but was then quickly prompted with an error stating: "This BlackBerry Device Software upgrade includes new features and significant enhancements to the BlackBerry solution and, as such, is only available to users with an active BlackBerry subscription. To learn more about BlackBerry service, please visit BlackBerry - Data Plan - Upgrade Your BlackBerry Data Plan."
I don't have a BlackBerry subscription (BIS/BES). Do I not have any other option updating to BlackBerry 6? This truly was a let down, I never had this happen before, not even when I upgraded my previous Curve 8900 from firmware 4.6 to 5.0.
edit: I found a suggestion online saying I should do a battery pull, immediately attach the USB cable and launch Loader. As soon as the USB connection was recognized, I pressed Next, even though it found the PIN (the information I found online insisted the connection should read USB-PIN: UNKNOWN). This type of stealth loading of firmware seems to be working; I was given the option to update to BlackBerry 6. Fingers crossed as it is loading currently, will keep you updated! Hope this helps others with the same issue.