- CrackBerry Newbie
- 1 Posts
Can't update my 8900 to OS 5!
So I tried deleting the Vendor in my folder, and I downloaded a leaked version of the 126.96.36.1992 update, and tried doing it on the desktop manager, didn't work.
Then tried updating using the loader without the vendor, nothing showed up for me to update, i had my phone connected and everything. What do I do to upgrade to v188.8.131.522? I currently have v184.108.40.206 HELP!
- CrackBerry Abuser
09-20-10, 12:21 AM #4
- 152 Posts
Why a leaked .822?
Anyway, there's a lot of posts explaining the process, but the "regular" process would be to:
0. Try this on a PC (I don't know about mac)
1. Make sure you've installed BB Desktop Manager
2. Download an official device OS. Install it.
3. Delete the vendor.xml file
4. Disconnect from internet (not absolutely necessary, but may help)
5. Connect the BB to the PC, run BB Desktop Manager
That should do it.
There's some hacking that you can do to lower the "memory footprint" of the OS and make it smaller, but if you're a complete newbie, just follow the regular steps first. OS5 is very nice and tops OS4. It's a real shame we can't get OS6.
- CrackBerry Newbie
10-08-10, 10:45 AM #5
- 5 Posts
Then I went to my PC and made the upgrade directly from the blackberry website and it's works (na. blackberry.com /eng/ update/).
Also, there was 74mb of free memory before the update, and after there was 104mb. So I have more free memory and the OS5 works great.
Hope this helps !
- 10-22-10, 07:24 PM #6
i have been trying to update to OS 5 from 4 for the past 2hrs without any luck. have tried all sorts of advice in these forums but nothing is working. I have downloaded latest OS 5 for O2 UK (8900AllLang_PBr5.0.0_rel1168_PL220.127.116.11_A18.104.22.168 1_O2_UK) from blackberry website, installed it. also having DM 5.0.1 and Win7 running.
when i load up DM it just doesnt seem to recognise the OS 5 install. I have tried
- battery pull,
- restart windows,
- BBSAK also doesnt seem to recongise my BB
- how do i wipe?
- uninstalled 4.6.1 which was showing in my 'add/remove programs'
- installed/reinstalled OS 5 a number of times
running out ideas what to do now??? am about to throw my poor BB against the wall maybe that will fix it.
- 10-29-10, 08:21 AM #7
managed to crack it now!
I loaded the loader.exe file from programfiles/common files/research in motion/apploader/
previous i wasnt doing this. currently being installed now as we speak.... OH update 'restore device date'
hope my way helps someone else