How To: Update to a Leaked/Beta OS
- Download the leaked OS
- Back up data on Desktop Manager under Back up/restore option. NOTE: If you get an error during this process, clear your browser cache (Browser > Menu Key > options > cache operation > clear all of them)
- Back up your 3rd party apps. How to backup 3rd party applications
- Disconnect your BB from Desktop Manager
- Download desired OS to your PC
- Install/run OS to PC
- If you are NOT on Verizon, delete vendor.xml file. Its located in c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader
- Connect BB to Desktop Manager and it should
- Click Application Loader
- Click Update
- At this point, disconnect your computer from the internet
- Select the OS you would like to load and continue
- Do not unplug BB during the process. It will take around 20-90 minutes to complete upgrade.
Note: Make sure to back up your phone and third party apps prior to updating in case something goes wrong in the update process
Install leaked/beta OS's at your own risk. I, nor Crackberry, will not accept responsibility if you brick your phone.
Last edited by DonNguyen; 01-03-09 at 11:34 PM.
- 12-26-08, 01:54 AM #6
Excellent thread, I'm following the backup steps now in preparation for the .85 leak we HOPE is coming (probably within a day)
- CrackBerry Newbie
12-26-08, 11:53 AM #9
- 2 Posts
im not sure why but after downloading the new OS, its not showing any updates when I connect my device.
Im not sure if I need to uninstall my desktop software and reinstall the one I just DL'ed from the .83 leak link, but I will try that. Is there anything else I can do to get my software to recognize I have a newer OS I'd like to update to?
- CrackBerry Newbie
12-26-08, 04:58 PM #10
- 5 Posts
I tried downloading the new 4.7.083 OS and NOT removing the vendor.xml file, since I have Verizon (looks like you do, too).
When I did that, it recognized and allowed me to load the new OS. Give that a shot. Mine looks like its working just fine.
Last edited by crackstar; 12-26-08 at 05:04 PM.
- CrackBerry User
12-26-08, 06:49 PM #11
- 19 Posts
Im new, just got the storm 3 weeks ago, just registered here, I erased my BB desktop manager without thinking, cuz i was erasing stuff i wasn't using, well it was too late after i realized what i did, but I tried reinstalling and now it's saying something about a Port and its blank, it won't let me fully reinstall it. If someone knows what im talking about, plz help. Im not too good at explaining things as you can see. lol.
- CrackBerry User
12-26-08, 07:55 PM #12
- 96 Posts
i need help just tried to wipe and load new os. I ran jl cmnder and nothing appeared to happen So i unplugged phone and plugged it back in and desktop manager no longer reconizes it. it will make calls and everything works but when i go to my computer and look at the device it says all the internal memory is available like it has been cleared...Please help !!!!"Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying nation"
- 12-26-08, 09:40 PM #13
Im running .83 should i delete it from my computer? If so where or how do i find it on my sony vista laptop...................Motorola Droid 2.0 no Bis problems here........
- 12-26-08, 11:22 PM #15
Instead of disconnecting from the internet you can do ctrl+alt+del and kill the process BbDevMgr.exe and RIMDeviceManager.exe
- 12-27-08, 01:48 PM #23
Well, I just dl'ed .85 and followed all of the directions - though I did not have to reload my 3rd party apps - they were apparently all loaded automatically once the DM updated the sw. Was a piece of cake. Thanks Don.
- 12-27-08, 02:27 PM #24
My Computer Lost Power in the last 3rd of .85 Installation!
Now when I turn my Storm on, I get a list with basic functions alphabetized from AddressBook through Youtube - basically all the 3rd party apps. Should I wipe the system with JCommander and start over again? The phone is not stuck in a reboot. If I click any of the regular functions like Calendar, it says "error starting net_rum_bb_calendar_app: Module 'net_rum_bb_phone_api' not found."