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  1. dave1966's Avatar
    Phone plugged in with sync cable... ready to go! Open Device Manager?
    07-29-09 12:54 AM
  2. nyr2k2's Avatar
    Once you hook your phone up, give it a minute so the computer recognizes it. If Desktop Manager opens itself up, just close it. All we need right now is Shrink-A-OS.

    With your phone hooked up, go back to Shrink-A-OS and click "Launch Loader.exe"
    07-29-09 12:55 AM
  3. nyr2k2's Avatar
    Phone plugged in with sync cable... ready to go! Open Device Manager?
    Close any of the BB stuff that opens itself up. Don't open anything additional. Shrink-A-OS will run Loader.exe, which is the stripped down version of the update program that Desktop Manager uses.
    07-29-09 12:55 AM
  4. dave1966's Avatar
    Hafta admit... the suspense is killing me!
    07-29-09 12:56 AM
  5. nyr2k2's Avatar
    Sorry, obviously DEVICE MANAGER needs to be open. Duh. But don't open DESKTOP MANAGER.
    07-29-09 12:57 AM
  6. dave1966's Avatar
    Sorry... I'm confused! Should I open the Device Manager?
    07-29-09 12:57 AM
  7. dave1966's Avatar
    How do I open the Device Manager? Sorry... I thought Device Manager and Desktop Manager were one and the same!
    07-29-09 12:58 AM
  8. nyr2k2's Avatar
    Once you click "Launch Loader.exe" the Application Loader will start.

    Read the little prompt, then click "Next."

    You'll see a window that should have "USB-PIN (your PIN number)" already selected. If not, click the bar and select your PIN.
    07-29-09 12:59 AM
  9. dave1966's Avatar
    You can ignore that... I found the device manager!
    07-29-09 12:59 AM
  10. nyr2k2's Avatar
    How do I open the Device Manager? Sorry... I thought Device Manager and Desktop Manager were one and the same!
    Device Manager is the communcation between the BB and the computer, basically. It automatically runs when you hook up your BB to the comp.

    Desktop Manager is the overall maintenance program. It communicates with the BB through Device Manager.

    Basically, you're fine. I was trying to expel any confusion but created more, clearly. Just launch the "Launch Loader.exe" like I said.
    07-29-09 01:00 AM
  11. dave1966's Avatar
    So... I clicked on "Device Manager" but nothing opened up. Should I go to Shrink-A-OS and click on the Launch Loader.exe button?
    07-29-09 01:01 AM
  12. nyr2k2's Avatar
    So... I clicked on "Device Manager" but nothing opened up. Should I go to Shrink-A-OS and click on the Launch Loader.exe button?
    Yup, just disregard any mention of Device Manager and Desktop Manager.

    Click "Launch Loader.exe"
    07-29-09 01:02 AM
  13. dave1966's Avatar
    Okay... I've clicked the Launch Loader.exe button and have the Application Loader wizard in front of me...
    07-29-09 01:02 AM
  14. nyr2k2's Avatar
    Once you click "Launch Loader.exe" the Application Loader will start.

    Read the little prompt, then click "Next."

    You'll see a window that should have "USB-PIN (your PIN number)" already selected. If not, click the bar and select your PIN. Then, click "Next" once more.

    The program will comminicate with your phone, look for available updates, etc. After 30 seconds or so, it will move to the next screen.
    07-29-09 01:04 AM
  15. dave1966's Avatar
    Done... now it's giving me a choice of "leave system applications" (which is recommended) or "replace system applications". What do I do?
    07-29-09 01:07 AM
  16. nyr2k2's Avatar
    Done... now it's giving me a choice of "leave system applications" (which is recommended) or "replace system applications". What do I do?
    You want to choose the "replace" option and then hit "Next."
    07-29-09 01:08 AM
  17. dave1966's Avatar
    At the top of this dialogue box it also says that "adding this software will downgrade your current applicaitons"...
    07-29-09 01:08 AM
  18. nyr2k2's Avatar
    At the top of this dialogue box it also says that "adding this software will downgrade your current applicaitons"...
    Yeah, no one has ever been able to state definitively why it says "downgrade" when we're upgrading! But that's okay, totally normal, happens to everyone.
    07-29-09 01:09 AM
  19. dave1966's Avatar
    Okay... done. Now I'm on the "application selection" section where, I'm guessing, I've already made the selections in Shrink-A-OS... next step?
    07-29-09 01:09 AM
  20. dave1966's Avatar
    Do I just make my selections and hit 'next'?
    07-29-09 01:11 AM
  21. nyr2k2's Avatar
    Okay... done. Now I'm on the "application selection" section where, I'm guessing, I've already made the selections in Shrink-A-OS... next step?
    Yup, you can review everything that's gonna be changed/added/removed here. Again, if things say "downgrade", ignore it.

    Just hit "next."

    The next screen you'll see asks you if you want to automatically backup and restore all of your data and applications. Choose yes (the recommended option)!

    Then hit next.
    07-29-09 01:11 AM
  22. nyr2k2's Avatar
    Do I just make my selections and hit 'next'?
    No need to change any of the selections. Shrink-A-OS did that for us.
    07-29-09 01:12 AM
  23. dave1966's Avatar
    Okay... done. Now I'm at what appears to be a summary page before I proceed -- listing all the changes I'll be making.

    Do I proceed?
    07-29-09 01:14 AM
  24. nyr2k2's Avatar
    Okay... done. Now I'm at what appears to be a summary page before I proceed -- listing all the changes I'll be making.

    Do I proceed?
    I don't know, are you ready for it?!?!?

    If you're ready to update, click next. It will start the updating process.
    07-29-09 01:16 AM
  25. dave1966's Avatar
    This page is also warning me that I'll need to activate my device so that I can continue to send/receive messages...
    07-29-09 01:16 AM
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