1. bb9000guy's Avatar
    Hey folks,

    I am new to using BB bold 9000. My current version is v4.6.162 (Platform 4.0.0.155) and using it with Blackberry Desktop Manager 1.0.4 on Mac OS X 10.5.8.

    I wish to upgrade my version to 4.6.266 or v5.0.0.0661 (whichever is good). Please suggest me the best version to upgrade and how to upgrade through BDM on MAC. Currently, when I click Applications>>Updates from the install/remove application, it says "There are no updates for this device" which is not true.

    FYI: I also have a Win 7 based Lappy. If upgrading through Win will be easier than i am comfortable to do it but i will need instructions to follow.


    NOTE: On my frds BB 9700, i cud scroll pictures through track ball. not poss in my bb bold? is this a difference in version. he has 5.0.0.330v (platform:5.1.0.91)

    Please help!!!!!


    Thanks,
    BB9000guy
    Last edited by bb9000guy; 09-27-10 at 04:43 AM. Reason: Additional notes:
    09-27-10 04:18 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    You will not be able to use OS X to upgrade your device OS. Since you have a PC, follow the instructions here.
    09-28-10 12:46 PM
  3. TAKN's Avatar
    Seeing as you have Desktop Manager for Mac, simply plug your BB in, open up the desktop manager, click on Applications (in the top right hand side of the window if I remember correctly) then select check for updates. It should automatically find and download the v5 software for yoru BlackBerry Bold.
    09-29-10 03:03 PM
  4. sedalia066's Avatar
    What lak said or put a Windows partition on the Mac wit BootCamp. Another way is to run a virtual Windows setup on tha Mac. I use both an office PC and a Windows 7 partition depending on my location and available time.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-29-10 05:40 PM
  5. bb9000guy's Avatar
    Thanks folks,

    It worked out well. I am using now 5.0.0.411, 5.2.0.

    It went all good. i just noticed on few forums that there is a willyboy's Blackberry Bold 9000 OS 6.3 Hybrid and i am excited to install in on my BB.

    But they say it needs a base of 5.0.0.681? and i guess i installed official release 5.0.0.662. will it work?

    Any suggestions?

    Which versions you guys are on?
    10-03-10 11:22 AM
  6. lagross's Avatar
    i am having that problem as well my bold 9000 will not upgrade on my mac it says i can but when it starts it says not enough memory how can this be when i have wiped my phone?
    10-03-10 06:50 PM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    i am having that problem as well my bold 9000 will not upgrade on my mac it says i can but when it starts it says not enough memory how can this be when i have wiped my phone?
    You'll never be able to upgrade using OS X. You need to do the upgrade using Windows (either virtually on your Mac, on a partition on your Mac, or borrow a PC).

    Posted from my BlackBerry using BerryBlab
    10-04-10 01:35 PM
  8. bb9000guy's Avatar
    lak611 is correct.

    as i mentioned, i m mac bdm showed there were no device updates for my Blackberry Bold 4.6.062. Can you imagine in day where Blackberry 5.0.0822 is out officially. Mac BDM is not able to upgrade me even to upgrade version of 4.6.xx.

    better do it with a PC. quick and easy. it went well for me.
    10-05-10 05:15 AM
  9. bb9000guy's Avatar
    You'll never be able to upgrade using OS X. You need to do the upgrade using Windows (either virtually on your Mac, on a partition on your Mac, or borrow a PC).

    Posted from my BlackBerry using BerryBlab
    Lak611, have you tried OS 6 hybrid on BB Bold 9000? I like the new look and UI is OS 6 but unfortunately it's not going to be there for BB 9000. so, we need to live with OS 6 hybrid.

    i just noticed on few forums that there is a willyboy's Blackberry Bold 9000 OS 6.1-2-3 Hybrid and i am excited to install in on my BB.

    But they say it needs a base of 5.0.0.681? and i installed official release 5.0.0.661. which installed v5.0.0.411 (Platform 5.2.033)

    What to do? any idea? please help?
    10-05-10 05:23 AM
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