1. dawnalee8's Avatar
    I no longer have the ability to plug in my Blackberry Curve 8320 (yes, it still works after almost 5 years!) into my computer so I am unable to use Desktop Manager or do any downloading, updating, transferring of files via the USB plug. The USB plug on the Curve is RIP, hasta la vista, dead. So I can only update or download via the Internet through a direct link.

    I need a way to reformat the Curve OTA with its OS 4.5. I've searched the internet and even the Blackberry website but nothing helps. Can anyone suggest how to reformat the Curve OTA and download the OS 4.5 via the Internet?

    Thanks in advance!
    05-05-13 06:57 PM
  2. middbrew's Avatar
    Yes, if you are on your carriers official OS right now you can do a security wipe (which will reformat it) then do an OTA of OS4.5.
    05-05-13 07:16 PM
  3. dawnalee8's Avatar
    Thanks middbrew for your quick response. I used to be with Rogers but not since January 2011. I have been using the Curve via WiFi.

    Before the USB plug broke if I ran into functioning problems with the Curve, I would wipe the Curve then use Desktop Manager to re-install the OS 4.5 and the Curve would work just fine again. I do not have that option now with the broken USB plug (which cannot be repaired).

    I went to the Blackberry website (http://ca.blackberry.com/software/sm...berry7-os.html) and it says to go to Options then choose Device then Software Updates and follow the instructions. However, I do not even have "Device" listed in Options.
    05-05-13 07:20 PM
  4. BergerKing's Avatar
    Don't wipe just yet! Do you have your data backed up? A security wipe will remove all of your data. Ii you're backed with BlackBerry Protect, it will restore messages and certain features, but not all of them. It will also reset any purchased app codes.

    Also, if you are on the latest official version from your carrier, an OTA may not be available. OTAs aren't typically a full OS update, they are usually patches to change just parts of your existing OS. So you may not have a lot of alternatives without a port replacement or another phone to transfer to.
    05-05-13 07:25 PM

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