1. M.Rizk's Avatar
    can you explain breifly how to install a leaked OS using Mac because I never tried.

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    09-26-11 04:45 AM
  2. Phill_UK's Avatar
    You can't... not without a virtual windows parallel type thing (can you tell I don't use a Mac?)

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    09-26-11 05:00 AM
  3. M.Rizk's Avatar
    The use of virtual machine would make it harder porting the usb to it

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    09-26-11 05:10 AM
  4. Phill_UK's Avatar
    Simple fact is that a BB OS is an executable program with a Windows .exe file extension.

    If you don't have some way of handling that file type on a Mac, you can't install a leaked OS.

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    09-26-11 05:28 AM
  5. gavinl1967's Avatar
    You can't. The last time I upgraded my OS, I had to use my pc at work rather than my Mac at home.
    09-26-11 05:30 AM
  6. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Long, short.

    You can't.

    Nothing much else needs to be said.
    09-26-11 05:44 AM
  7. noelsolutions's Avatar
    Mac OS X Leopard (version 10.5) or before will work via Parallels or vmware.
    The timings of the USB port was changed from 10.6 upwards which means it doesn't connect back up to the phone once the erase of the OS has happened. So if your running anything from snow leopards or newer your out of luck.
    09-26-11 05:57 AM
  8. euro2low's Avatar
    ^^ it's about the ONLY thing you can't do on a mac...

    Yes they are over priced but find me ONE laptop that compares in design and i'll agree with you. Most companies are still making those useless chargers/plugs that you have to replace after the first year because it does not make a good connection with the laptop.
    09-26-11 07:34 AM
  9. Xterra2's Avatar
    You can't you have to use a PC use your friends's PC or a neighbour
    Or you can install windows via bootcamp or do virtualization
    Just use someone else's PC

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    09-26-11 10:46 AM
  10. 10-Dee-Q's Avatar
    install window on your mac using bootcamp
    thats what i do
    09-26-11 11:47 AM
  11. 10-Dee-Q's Avatar
    @gladiator
    thats the beauty of a Mac, you can install windows and mac in it
    best of both world.
    09-26-11 11:48 AM
  12. greggebhardt's Avatar
    The use of virtual machine would make it harder porting the usb to it

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    I use a iMac 27 on BootCamp exclusivly at the office and home and it works perfectly with Win7 and RIM's software. Never use mac os.
    09-26-11 12:00 PM
  13. southnam's Avatar
    Mac OS X Leopard (version 10.5) or before will work via Parallels or vmware.
    The timings of the USB port was changed from 10.6 upwards which means it doesn't connect back up to the phone once the erase of the OS has happened. So if your running anything from snow leopards or newer your out of luck.
    man this explains why I wasted hours trying to figure it out with vmware on my mac.... ARGH>... any fixes for this?
    03-28-13 03:53 PM
  14. robsteve's Avatar
    man this explains why I wasted hours trying to figure it out with vmware on my mac.... ARGH>... any fixes for this?
    I have been using VMware fusion to load the updates. The 9800 doesn't update consistently because of the usb problem, but I haven't had problems with OS 7 phones. This was on 10.6.8. I just upgraded to 10.8.3, and haven't tried it yet with my 9900.
    03-31-13 09:26 PM
  15. gtouma's Avatar
    You definitely can. I have been doing it on my mac since I purchased my z10.

    Here are the steps.

    1. Purchase and install parallels

    2. Install windows OS. I have windows 8.

    3. Install blackberry link in parallels.

    4. Uninstall blackberry link from the mac using Uninstall icon. This step is very important. It won't work if link is installed in both. Make a backup with link on the mac first.

    5. Connect the phone. Parallels should prompt you to connect blackberry to windows. Select ok.

    6. If it doesn't go to preferences in parallels and USB option and select connect blackberry to windows

    7. Let windows link detect and connect to your device. Run autoloader and wait.

    8. Reinstall link for mac and restart the mac. Unselect connect to windows in parallels. The device will connect to mac. Then restore from your backup.

    Every time you want to install an autoloader you must Uninstall link for mac first. This is the trick with parallels.


    Hope this helps.

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    06-14-13 05:46 PM
  16. Shellingfox's Avatar
    No, you can't do that way with both Parallels and Fusion (vmware for MAC).

    I try it many time, in my 9900 or Z10. It'll stop after the device reboot (after step connecting to bootrom). I try with many cable and see maybe the USB doesnot have enought power.

    When i try it with same port (I'm run my Bootcamp via Paraallels), but with the real Bootcamp (not via parallels) it can run perfect.
    07-10-13 11:01 PM
  17. WhiteSpir1t's Avatar
    What goes around comes around.

    No Mac. No Netflix.

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    07-18-13 12:39 AM
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