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  1. olta777's Avatar
    N00B HELP GUIDE: Upgrade/Downgrade, Backing up, Bricked STORM!!!

    So I decided to put together a thread that will have all links to threads in regards to updating....Hopefully this gets stickied. I will be updating it, if new info comes up.

    FIRST: Here is your answer to how betas leak:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f132/ho...s-leak-129305/

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Once you are done, always remember to do a battery pull and resend your service books. For vzw, don't forget to call *228, option 1; then wait a few minutes and do *228, option 2. This will update your roaming capabilities.

    ALSO YOU BROWSER MAY DISAPPEAR, YOU NEED TO REGISTER ON NETWORK AND RESEND SERVICE BOOKS:
    Go to Options>Advanced Options>Host Routing Table>Menu>Register Now
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f135/ne...-w-pix-139349/
    https://bis.na.blackberry.com/html?brand=vzw (THIS IS ALSO WHERE YOU MANAGE YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNTS)

    Blackberry 001.....

    HOW TO BACK UP YOUR BLACKBERRY:
    1. Open up Desktop Manager (DM)
    2. Connect phone via USB to PC
    3. Click on Back Up and Restore in DM
    4. Click Back Up
    5. Save Dialog comes up, click Save
    6. Wait until you get the message "The back up file was successfully created." Now you can proceed to back up 3rd party apps...

    If you get an error backing up, clear browser cache.

    HOW TO BACK UP YOUR 3RD PARTY APPLICATIONS:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f135/ho...-4-7-a-125449/

    HOW TO UPGRADE/DOWNGRADE YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f132/ho...system-208714/

    HOW TO UPDATE TO A LEAKED/BETA OS:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f132/ho...eta-os-122851/


    ***REMEMBER THERE IS NO NEED TO WIPE WITH JL_CMDR UNLESS YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE PROCESS!!!***

    ________________
    Ok, so you are running into trouble, here are your solutions:

    WHY WON'T MY OS UPDATE?? I DELETED THE VENDOR XML FILE!!
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f135/wh...l-file-120048/

    HOW TO WIPE WITH JL_CMDER:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f3/how-...l_cmder-53502/

    HOW TO FORCE AN OS LOAD:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f132/ho...errors-207364/

    HOW DO I RECOVER A DEAD BLACKBERRY:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f3/how-...ckberry-32322/



    AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST....

    HERE IS A THREAD WITH ALL OFFICIAL OS:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f132/up...pdated-123176/

    HERE IS A THREAD WITH ALL LEAKED/BETA OS:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f132/up...9500-a-213716/


    ALSO SEE THE ULTIMATE OFFICIAL TIPS AND TRICKS:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f135/ul...s-only-100612/

    YOU WANT A LITTLE MORE MEMORY FOR YOUR STORM, CHECK THIS GUIDE OUT:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f135/ne...memory-142376/

    A LITTLE MORE ON UNLOCKED STORMS:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f135/ho...m-95xx-106023/
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f135/ho...m-95xx-107154/


    Thanks to all who contributed to making the threads to help out everyone!!!! I really hope this thread will be a one resource for all needs!!! All suggestions welcome. Enjoy...
    Last edited by olta777; 04-30-09 at 03:19 PM.
    04-24-09 01:48 AM
  2. graspDESIGN's Avatar
    Great post! Hopefully we won't be seeing the same threads over and over now...wishful thinking, I know.

    Its funny too that you have my "Force an OS" thread linked. Ever since I posted it, no one ever responded or commented at all! Hope someone gets some use from it.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-24-09 06:55 AM
  3. olta777's Avatar
    I hope so too. About your theead, I actually had to give links to it to a few people. I just thought that an all in one place would be better than searchin all over.

    Great post! Hopefully we won't be seeing the same threads over and over now...wishful thinking, I know.

    Its funny too that you have my "Force an OS" thread linked. Ever since I posted it, no one ever responded or commented at all! Hope someone gets some use from it.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-24-09 07:01 AM
  4. graspDESIGN's Avatar
    Very true. Glad this got stickied, and glad people get some use from all of our combined efforts and experience.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-24-09 07:05 AM
  5. crow216's Avatar
    thank you, it's about time.

    Now for the sticky that says "Post a he said she said story and get 1 week ban"
    04-24-09 08:47 AM
  6. fcortese's Avatar
    Olta, you're on a roll, You the man (actually WOman). Great resource for all. Hopefully, it will cut down on some of these threads tath periodically show up.
    04-24-09 12:00 PM
  7. Tripletrouble's Avatar
    Great post for everyone. I've been a lurker here for a few months and have learned a lot about the Storm and somtimes it's been a PIA sorting through all the threads looking for this info. Thanks.
    04-24-09 12:05 PM
  8. xrmepilot's Avatar
    Don't care what you call it...just glad someone put it in one nice easy to locate thread.

    Thank you!
    04-24-09 02:20 PM
  9. notabun's Avatar
    Wow, props to you for putting this great source together for all the noobs out there... especially the ones afraid to update from .75. Maybe this will give them the confidence they need to take the plunge.
    04-24-09 04:30 PM
  10. AisforAustin's Avatar
    Very true. Glad this got stickied, and glad people get some use from all of our combined efforts and experience.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    +1

    tenchar.
    04-24-09 05:08 PM
  11. corey23's Avatar
    hi jus upgraded to .132 and now when i make a phone call i cant hear anything and when someone calls me i cant hear them please help
    04-24-09 08:41 PM
  12. storm_fan2009's Avatar
    Thanks, OLTA777. Great post! Most helpful and super reference
    04-24-09 10:29 PM
  13. lainsauto's Avatar
    thanks...great stuff!!
    04-25-09 12:12 AM
  14. shanepark2's Avatar
    Nice thread olta. Great reference tool.
    04-25-09 09:29 PM
  15. JRSCCivic98's Avatar
    lol, CB is being taken over by women.
    04-26-09 01:04 AM
  16. graspDESIGN's Avatar
    You women have too much time on your hands it seems....lol

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-26-09 03:35 AM
  17. olta777's Avatar
    You women have too much time on your hands it seems....lol

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Nah, that's not it

    There was a time that I needed those answers and I would have loved if they were in one place...so hopefully our n00bs feel more welcome this way.

    Thanks for such positive comments everyone!!!
    04-26-09 05:51 AM
  18. eureeka181's Avatar
    This is a great guide! I have one question: If I am running .122 (or any leaked update for that matter) do I need to go down to .75 (or the last official OS) before upgrading to .132 (or any other leaked OS)? Or can I go straight from .122 to .132?

    Thanks for the info!
    04-26-09 12:12 PM
  19. olta777's Avatar
    You can go straight to .132. Good luck.


    This is a great guide! I have one question: If I am running .122 (or any leaked update for that matter) do I need to go down to .75 (or the last official OS) before upgrading to .132 (or any other leaked OS)? Or can I go straight from .122 to .132?

    Thanks for the info!
    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-26-09 04:18 PM
  20. LindseyLu's Avatar
    i really need some help... i have been trying to upload OS .132 ALL DAY.. can some please help a new BB storm user? i came from a damn chocolate! ha
    04-26-09 09:23 PM
  21. olta777's Avatar
    ,Where are you at with the update process?

    i really need some help... i have been trying to upload OS .132 ALL DAY.. can some please help
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    Last edited by olta777; 04-29-09 at 03:21 PM.
    04-26-09 10:53 PM
  22. elhomie's Avatar
    i am trying to downgrade my phone back to .75 to send it back to verizon but i having trouble instead of going back to .75 it upgarded to .132 which i had just upgraded my other phone to? the check boix that ask to go back to an older version never apppeared....
    04-29-09 12:23 AM
  23. olta777's Avatar
    i am trying to downgrade my phone back to .75 to send it back to verizon but i having trouble instead of going back to .75 it upgarded to .132 which i had just upgraded my other phone to? the check boix that ask to go back to an older version never apppeared....
    You need to uninstall .132 from your PC, and only have .75 on there. Then go to app loader and it should do it for ya.
    04-29-09 03:21 PM
  24. travmiller's Avatar
    So i d/l the leaked OS. There was no vendor.xml file. What there was was a device.xml.backup file. So i deleted, installed, and now all i get is a white screen that say reload software 507. So i went and downloaded .172 to downgrade and try to fix it. Once again there is no vendor file. What is going on here, and what can i do to fix this?
    04-30-09 06:40 AM
  25. olta777's Avatar
    There is one. Scroll sown to the bottom in that same folder.


    So i d/l the leaked OS. There was no vendor.xml file. What there was was a device.xml.backup file. So i deleted, installed, and now all i get is a white screen that say reload software 507. So i went and downloaded .172 to downgrade and try to fix it. Once again there is no vendor file. What is going on here, and what can i do to fix this?
    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-30-09 07:36 AM
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