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  1. staceyx1989's Avatar
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    i bought a new blackberry 8520 off a friend and it was locked to orange but i got it unlocked to vodafone. but when i go to : options - advanced options - wireless update, i cant seem to update ?. it says no updates available ? but wen i go to the vodafone website it says there is an update available .

    i ave no other way of updating my phone as i dont have a usb that fits in my phone . im on the v4.6.1.314 (platform 4.2.0.135) im wanting to update to OS 5
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    I wouldnt recommend doing an OTA update and just do it via the computer. IMO it seems more prone to fail. Just get a USB cable and upgrade it with Desktop Manager or Loader.exe.

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    Buy a usb cable they are cheap enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondateg91 View Post
    I wouldnt recommend doing an OTA update and just do it via the computer. IMO it seems more prone to fail. Just get a USB cable and upgrade it with Desktop Manager or Loader.exe.

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    cant get desktop manager on my computer, due to the dodgy set of windows
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    Quote Originally Posted by staceyx1989 View Post
    cant get desktop manager on my computer, due to the dodgy set of windows
    Why cant you get DM on your computer? Also what is "dodgy set of windows"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by staceyx1989 View Post
    cant get desktop manager on my computer, due to the dodgy set of windows
    You don't really need dm. Just go to the rim website and pick the os you need and use the built in app loader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hootyhoo View Post
    You don't really need dm. Just go to the rim website and pick the os you need and use the built in app loader.

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    Apploader is part of Desktop Manager.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hondateg91 View Post
    Why cant you get DM on your computer? Also what is "dodgy set of windows"?
    dodgy set of windows xp = copy set of windows xp
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    I wouldn't do the update OTA, as mentioned above. I also wouldn't use pirated software, and advertise that I am doing so on a public forum, but that is just me.

    Desktop Manager, and a USB cable, and you will be set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pkcable View Post
    Buy a usb cable they are cheap enough

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    Actually, due to the service boobs at Sprint, OTA is the only way I can upgrade the OS on my 9650. I tried to activate my refurbished 9650 (came with most current version of OS 6) after a damaged SD card gave my 9630 all the sympyoms of a failure, (figured it out the day before the 6650 arrived) via CrackBerry forums. Anywho, I don't have a home phone anymore so off to Sprint and their prepubescent salesboys. Well, when they were done activating it, while oggling a cute girl I had all the enterprise locks on it. It was as useful as a dumbphone. Eventually, I discovered BBSAK and wiped it. I had done a complete backup of my 9630 in the near past. So, I Used BBSAK to load everything from the Tour including OS 5. I tried to update the OS but kept getting the corporate limits. Fortunately, I recieved a notice on the phone of an OTA update and it worked. I've been working my way up, now I'd like to start dumping the previous versions from memory and for that I will be greatful for anyone's help.
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