1. Murtz316's Avatar
    Hi all,

    Thinking about downloading Telus' software update for the first time using OTASL. Would I have to back everything up first or would it just automatically update if I download. And will my apps, emails, contacts etc all stay or would I have to restore everything? Just wanted an idea of what I should expect after I do it.

    These are the Telus instructions:

    > OTASL eligible devices
    >
    > BlackBerry Bold 9900
    >
    > BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphones that are not running device software version 7.0.0.585 and currently on Bundle 2406 are eligible for the upgrade.
    > To confirm your current software version, do the following:
    > 1. From the Home screen, click Options.
    > 2. Select Device.
    > 3. Select About Device Versions.
    > 4. The software version and bundle are displayed on the third line.
    >
    > To install the software update using OTASL, do the following:
    > 1. From the Home screen, click Options.
    > 2. Select Device.
    > 3. Select Software Updates.
    > 4. If eligible, New Software Available displays.
    > 5. Select Download.
    > 6. Select Continue.
    > NOTE: You can remove components of the update by selecting Customize.
    > 7. Software Installation begins. When the update is complete, select OK.
    >
    > The software update is installed.
    01-20-12 11:27 PM
  2. wolfee48's Avatar
    I wouldn't do OTA.

    See my post in this thread: http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...r-data-690521/
    Murtz316 likes this.
    01-21-12 11:30 AM
  3. Murtz316's Avatar
    Thanks, this helped a lot.

    What about if I do it with the Desktop Manager. Will it just give me the latest update?

    So I backup first and then install the new software?
    01-22-12 04:36 AM
  4. sedalia066's Avatar
    Always backup first. If something goes wrong restore later and all will be well again.
    01-22-12 05:45 AM
  5. Legal Eagle's Avatar
    And you will get a far better Berry experience if you skip the .585 update and install the latest leaked 7.1.0.205.
    01-22-12 05:55 AM
  6. Murtz316's Avatar
    I am leery about trying out a leaked OS that isn't released by my carrier...

    But in general after you do a new OS update, the majority of your phones features (apps, contacts, saved texts) should stay right? Without having to do a back-up and restore?
    01-22-12 01:19 PM
  7. Murtz316's Avatar
    I did this today with no problems. Thanks to everyone for their help
    01-22-12 10:27 PM
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