INFO!!! HELP GUIDE: Upgrade/Downgrade, Backup, BRICKED STORM! Your FULL Resource!
N00B HELP GUIDE: Upgrade/Downgrade, Backing up, Bricked STORM!!!
So I decided to put together a thread that will have all links to threads in regards to updating....Hopefully this gets stickied. I will be updating it, if new info comes up.
FIRST: Here is your answer to how betas leak:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Once you are done, always remember to do a battery pull and resend your service books. For vzw, don't forget to call *228, option 1; then wait a few minutes and do *228, option 2. This will update your roaming capabilities.
ALSO YOU BROWSER MAY DISAPPEAR, YOU NEED TO REGISTER ON NETWORK AND RESEND SERVICE BOOKS:
Go to Options>Advanced Options>Host Routing Table>Menu>Register Now
https://bis.na.blackberry.com/html?brand=vzw (THIS IS ALSO WHERE YOU MANAGE YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNTS)
HOW TO BACK UP YOUR BLACKBERRY:
1. Open up Desktop Manager (DM)
2. Connect phone via USB to PC
3. Click on Back Up and Restore in DM
4. Click Back Up
5. Save Dialog comes up, click Save
6. Wait until you get the message "The back up file was successfully created." Now you can proceed to back up 3rd party apps...
If you get an error backing up, clear browser cache.
HOW TO BACK UP YOUR 3RD PARTY APPLICATIONS:
HOW TO UPGRADE/DOWNGRADE YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM:
HOW TO UPDATE TO A LEAKED/BETA OS:
***REMEMBER THERE IS NO NEED TO WIPE WITH JL_CMDR UNLESS YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE PROCESS!!!***
Ok, so you are running into trouble, here are your solutions:
WHY WON'T MY OS UPDATE?? I DELETED THE VENDOR XML FILE!!
HOW TO WIPE WITH JL_CMDER:
HOW TO FORCE AN OS LOAD:
HOW DO I RECOVER A DEAD BLACKBERRY:
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST....
HERE IS A THREAD WITH ALL OFFICIAL OS:
HERE IS A THREAD WITH ALL LEAKED/BETA OS:
ALSO SEE THE ULTIMATE OFFICIAL TIPS AND TRICKS:
YOU WANT A LITTLE MORE MEMORY FOR YOUR STORM, CHECK THIS GUIDE OUT:
A LITTLE MORE ON UNLOCKED STORMS:
Thanks to all who contributed to making the threads to help out everyone!!!! I really hope this thread will be a one resource for all needs!!! All suggestions welcome. Enjoy...
Last edited by olta777; 04-30-2009 at 02:19 PM.
- 04-24-2009, 05:55 AM #2
Great post! Hopefully we won't be seeing the same threads over and over now...wishful thinking, I know.
Its funny too that you have my "Force an OS" thread linked. Ever since I posted it, no one ever responded or commented at all! Hope someone gets some use from it.
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- 04-24-2009, 11:00 AM #6
Olta, you're on a roll, You the man (actually WOman). Great resource for all. Hopefully, it will cut down on some of these threads tath periodically show up."You can observe a lot just by watching"-Yogi Berra
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- 04-24-2009, 03:30 PM #9
Wow, props to you for putting this great source together for all the noobs out there... especially the ones afraid to update from .75. Maybe this will give them the confidence they need to take the plunge.Currently 18.104.22.168
UPDATE: Trying out the Palm Pre on Sprint.
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- 04-24-2009, 04:08 PM #10AisforAustin:"You see me, you see my Blackberry - I don't go no where without it."
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- 04-26-2009, 11:12 AM #18
This is a great guide! I have one question: If I am running .122 (or any leaked update for that matter) do I need to go down to .75 (or the last official OS) before upgrading to .132 (or any other leaked OS)? Or can I go straight from .122 to .132?
Thanks for the info!
- CrackBerry Newbie
04-28-2009, 11:23 PM #22
- 7 Posts
i am trying to downgrade my phone back to .75 to send it back to verizon but i having trouble instead of going back to .75 it upgarded to .132 which i had just upgraded my other phone to? the check boix that ask to go back to an older version never apppeared....
- CrackBerry User
04-30-2009, 05:40 AM #24
- 16 Posts
So i d/l the leaked OS. There was no vendor.xml file. What there was was a device.xml.backup file. So i deleted, installed, and now all i get is a white screen that say reload software 507. So i went and downloaded .172 to downgrade and try to fix it. Once again there is no vendor file. What is going on here, and what can i do to fix this?