1. gameson's Avatar
    I noticed there are a lot of bricking the phones especially in 9900 due to whatever issues. I am currently trying to upgrade my 9900. I have experience with OS6 and older to upgrade (including my own Torch 9800, Bold 9700, Curve 8520), however I would like to know if there is any difference in steps

    Below are step by step instructions for the OS6. Please point out if there is any difference. Thanks.

    ELITE1's Quick OS6 UPGRADE GUIDE

    1. (Optional) Uninstall any previous OS from your PC.

    2. Download OS to PC. Use Internet Explorer to do so, not Firefox or Chrome. (For leaked versions, the browser is irrelevant though.)
    *If 100% certain you've previously used FF or Chrome on same PC to DL an OS successfully, feel free to use FF or Chrome again.

    3. Following successful DL, run OS file to install OS on PC.

    4. On BB, go to BBM Options, scroll down to Backup section. Ensure Remote Backup is enabled AND also conduct a Local Backup to media card.

    5. Go through any 3rd party apps that have option to save settings to media card, and conduct Backup to media card from menu within each of these apps. (Examples: all Bellshare apps such as BerryBuzz & BerryWeather; QuickLaunch; Shao's apps such as Wallpaper Changer & SixTools; Show Me The Images; etc).

    6. Connect BB to PC. Open DM and backup device. Close DM.

    7. (Optional) Use desktop program like BBSAK or BBMCP to backup 3rd party apps.

    8. On PC, there are TWO vendor.xml files. To located both, first navigate to
    64-bit: Computer/C:/Program Files (x86)/Common Files/Research In Motion/AppLoader and delete file therein called Vendor.
    32-bit: Computer/C:/Program Files/Common Files/Research In Motion/AppLoader and delete file therein called Vendor.

    Second vendor.xml file is located at the following folder

    C:\Users\***\AppData\Roaming\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Loader XML

    9. (Optional/Recommended) Run BB Boss v2.2 or Shrink-A-OS/BBH+ Tool.

    10. In same AppLoader file where you deleted Vendor, double-click on Loader to initiate OS upgrade. Follow onscreen instructions.

    11. After OS install is complete, perform several physical battery pulls over first 1-2 days for OS to "settle in." Perform first batt pull very soon after OS is installed.


    Thank you.
    01-04-12 04:46 PM
  2. pcgizmo#IM's Avatar
    Installing an OS hasn't changed. However, if you're just upgrading the the OS, I'd install the new OS on the PC and delete then vendor files, if necessary, and skip the rest. App loader will backup and restore your data and apps if you tell it to. My 7.0 to 7.1 upgrade was done in under 25 minutes.
    01-04-12 05:01 PM
  3. zero9ilmek's Avatar
    Works the same. can even use it from the Desktop Manager (at least i could) when you install the OS on the computer.
    01-04-12 05:26 PM
  4. Fret Madden's Avatar
    Installing an OS hasn't changed. However, if you're just upgrading the the OS, I'd install the new OS on the PC and delete then vendor files, if necessary, and skip the rest. App loader will backup and restore your data and apps if you tell it to. My 7.0 to 7.1 upgrade was done in under 25 minutes.
    Same here. Also without opening any programs aside from apploader.
    01-04-12 07:18 PM
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