Why can't I update OS?
I have been through many leaked OS's and decided to downgrade from .141 to a 133/141/5.0 hybrid. I couldn't get it to work so I wiped my phone back to 75. Now I cant upgrade to any OS whatsoever. I am using app loader and have tried 132 full release and 141 full release. Each time it says there are no updates when using both app loader and DM. I am lost since I have used this process at least 10 times. Any thoughts?v5.0.0.whatever the newest one is
So after doing everything listed in the forums I was baffled. I uninstalled all OS from my pc and re-downloaded the full 141. When I ran the installer it didnt give me the option to install, only to repair or uninstall. So it looks like there was some sort of fragment or something that was left from 141. I'm guessing that it wouldn't let me update anything since there was something still showing 141 even though 75 was showing on my phone. Its loading now so I will let you know if that fixed it...v5.0.0.whatever the newest one is
- 05-04-2009, 01:14 PM #5
I have found that after installing a Hybred, some pieces of it remain even after doing an uninstall and I usually go to Program File/Common Files/Research in Motion/Shared/Loader Files and then delete any ramaining pieces.
On one occasion I also had to clean my Register because there were entries for OS's previously removed that had not been cleaned up.
It sounds like you are ok now.
Yeah everything is working good now. I actually did uninstall in programs and in the loader files. I thought I had my bases covered but apparently I didn't. Good thing the installer caught it or I would be really lost right now.v5.0.0.whatever the newest one is
- 05-04-2009, 01:23 PM #9
- 05-04-2009, 05:03 PM #15
You may also want to do a file search of your computer (use advanced feature) for a folder with your Pin number as its name and also for any files with xxx.alx extension.
- 05-04-2009, 08:03 PM #16
Storm OS will not load
- v5.0.0.whatever the newest one is
- 05-04-2009, 09:25 PM #18
Program Files/Common Files/Reseach in Motion/Shared/Loader Files and then you should see a folder for the 141 OS.
If you did not install it, then do that and then try again.
I hope you have backed up your data and third party apps using DM. If not, please do that first.
Rather than use DM to load the OS try using this, I find it works better:
Program Files/Common Files/Reseach in Motion/AppLoader
Then delete the Vendor file near the bottom of the list
Then go up the list of files to the Loader.exe file and double click it.
- 05-04-2009, 09:27 PM #19
- 05-04-2009, 10:00 PM #20
Why Can't I update OS
- CrackBerry User
05-05-2009, 05:21 AM #21
- 47 Posts
i'm having the same issue. when i try to upload .141, it isn't around. i've uninstalled and installed .141 multiple times and it still isn't there. i've deleted the vendor file as well. any other suggestions? it is in the shared folder btw.
- 05-05-2009, 10:52 AM #22
Are there any other OS's showing in the Loader Files folder? What operating system are you running on your PC? What version of DM are you using and do you have it closed when you try to use Loader.exe?
- 05-05-2009, 10:55 AM #23
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-05-2009, 11:14 AM #24
- 249 Posts
I had this problem, too, but finally got "the one's" .141/5.0 hybrid DLd onto my Storm -- even modified It a bit to my liking. I pretty much followed the directiobs but the DM and apploader would telle "no further action required. I did what others on this thread have suggested you do and still got the same results. Finally I had to take some perhaps counterintuitive measures and got it to work.
One difference between our situations is I downgraded off .132 to .113, then back up to a hybrid.
No doubt someone with a lot more computer savvy will take me to task but here's what worked for me. I am using a 64 bit vista system and found that for whatever reason (likely user error) there were seemingly duplicate OS files for all saved OSs --one in the x86 path and one in the x64 path. So I overwrote both OS files per the instructions, fired up DM, and achieved success.
If this is of any help to you I'd love to know. I'd be happy to elaborate on the paths and steps I took, but am using the storm now and would rather be at my laptop.
- 05-05-2009, 11:39 AM #25