1. BBFTW88's Avatar
    I have just downloaded 5.0.0.678, which is the lastest official OS available from my provider. My 9700 is running 5.0.0.593. Does anyone know if updating to this OS provides any significant advantages to make it worthwhile?
    Last edited by amazinglygraceless; 06-28-10 at 03:32 PM. Reason: Fixed thread title
    06-28-10 02:40 PM
  2. wnm's Avatar
    If you follow the proper procedure for backing up 3rd Party apps you will have a copy in case you experience problems with the update. Updating through DM will back up all your data and apps, but it is a good idea to do a back these items up separately.
    06-28-10 02:45 PM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I use BBSAK to back up my 3rd party apps. It has always worked well for me whenever I've upgraded the OS.

    Posted from my BlackBerry using BerryBlab
    06-28-10 02:50 PM
  4. dbone15's Avatar
    See the links in my signature for how to properly back up 3rd party apps.
    06-28-10 02:55 PM
  5. BBFTW88's Avatar
    Am I right in saying that AppLoader backs up and restores 3rd party apps?
    06-28-10 02:57 PM
  6. CrazyJo82's Avatar
    well, i used the apploader to do update from .351 to .743 and expected to reinstall all app but to my surprise, they were restored after the update
    06-28-10 02:58 PM
  7. wnm's Avatar
    Am I right in saying that AppLoader backs up and restores 3rd party apps?
    I believe that is an option you can select.
    06-28-10 03:12 PM
  8. jcp007's Avatar
    Please see the "How To" section on this site by searching for OS upgrades. There is an option that will back up your device and restores your apps once the OS is updated. You may have to tweak or register your apps again. Any apps that require a key, you will need to make a note of. I just upgraded to OS .602 and had no issues.
    06-28-10 04:40 PM
  9. johnling's Avatar
    I use BBSAK to back up my 3rd party apps. It has always worked well for me whenever I've upgraded the OS.

    Posted from my BlackBerry using BerryBlab
    I do so also. However, I have never restored with BBSAK. Does it restore reg codes and so on too?
    06-28-10 05:40 PM
  10. wnm's Avatar
    Nothing does that I'm aware of.
    06-28-10 08:05 PM
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