So with all the recent advancements of Blackberry OS and Mac, I was wondering how good the compatibility and the performance overall for folks who own blackberry phones but are using a MAC OS on their computers?
I'm currently on PC but I am getting an iMac by December and I was wondering what types of troubles i'll be dealing with in terms of:
BB's Desktop Manager
Updating my OS manually
App world, etc.
and the likes"i lean against the wind, pretend that i am weightless--and in this moment i am happy" -incubus
- CrackBerry Addict
10-01-2011, 10:14 AM #3
- 676 Posts
I have a 2011 MacBook Pro and have had no issues with how I try to make these devices work together.
Desktop Manager works just like the PC version.
I bluetooth files back and forth no problem.
I've not updated the OS, yet. So no experience there.
But... all good so far!
- CrackBerry User
10-01-2011, 11:36 AM #5
- 55 Posts
Playbook: Reloading the OS is easy to do using Desktop Manager on Windows, but DM for Mac doesn't have that option. As far as I can tell, you can only do it from a Windows machine. DM gives you iTunes sync capability for Music, Vids and Pics, but you can also drag and drop files directly to the PB once the Mac sees it as a shared network device in any open window (USB).
Torch 9810: On Windows, you can tether straight from DM. DM for Mac doesn't have the same IP connect feature that the Windows version has (as far as I can tell). You have to set up the device manually through Network Settings on the Mac (it still must be connected through DM 1st.) See link: Tether 9810 torch with macbook lion - BlackBerry Forums Support Community
Tether over USB works fine now, but I still can't seem to get the Mac to connect to the device over Bluetooth for tethering (it does connect over BT for file transfers no problem).
- CrackBerry Addict
10-01-2011, 05:05 PM #7
- 598 Posts
oh and thanks guys. what bewilders me a bit is that i've read posts about the Blackberry stuff being sluggish on MAC and that RIM is yet to understand that a lot of blackberry users, use MAC too, yada yada. Yet, in this thread, a lot of you say its fine.
Last edited by tkwolf; 10-01-2011 at 08:17 PM."i lean against the wind, pretend that i am weightless--and in this moment i am happy" -incubus
- 10-01-2011, 08:26 PM #9
You cannot install other carriers' official OSes, leaks, or hybrids. You also cannot shrink your OS. Any of those options require Windows.
BBSAK, Blackberry Master Control, Shrink-a-OS, BB Boss, CrackUtil, CrackMem also require Windows.
Last edited by lak611; 10-01-2011 at 08:31 PM. Reason: typo--Laura Knotek (formerly known as lak611)
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