1. bmwone's Avatar
    Hi, how do I installed the latest ver of bbm, ver 6?
    12-06-11 06:16 PM
  2. ridesno159's Avatar
    12-06-11 07:34 PM
  3. bmwone's Avatar
    Thanks, I have a BB 8900 with ver on it. The ver of bbm currently on it is When I try to download the lastest ver 6, it keeps sending me back to get ver 5. Do I have the most recent 8900 software?
    12-07-11 10:36 AM
  4. raino's Avatar
    Do I have the most recent 8900 software?
    No you don't. The latest two operating systems are posterd here, on top as forum stickys.

    A bit of advice if you decide to do the OS upgrade. Since you would be doing a major upgrade (from 4.x to 5.x), you may experience significant lag/slowing down of your phone. If it is too much for your liking, I recommend keeping a copy of your current 4.x OS handy, in case you need to downgrade to it.
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    12-07-11 12:04 PM
  5. bmwone's Avatar
    Thanks Raino, downloaded Don't think it is slower. The browser appears faster though. Have many more options now. It's like a new phone sort of. Thanks
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    12-07-11 08:26 PM
  6. bmwone's Avatar
    Excuse me, I real new at this. Is the software I just downloaded on my 8900 ( the newest for this phone?
    12-09-11 08:38 AM
  7. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    12-09-11 11:15 AM
  8. bmwone's Avatar
    thank you, very much!
    12-10-11 12:50 PM
  9. bmwone's Avatar
    When I use the Desktop Management Software...says I have the most up to date software for my BB (ver. 500.900) As pointed out to me there is the Latest Official OS: 8900 available. I'm at a loss here guys.
    12-10-11 04:15 PM
  10. raino's Avatar
    Uninstall .900 from you computer, install .1067 and delete vendor.xml. If you still get this message, search for more copies of vendor.xml (sometimes multiple copies get created.)
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    12-10-11 05:23 PM
  11. bmwone's Avatar
    Hi again Raino, Thanks for replying. If you have the time and patience, how would I do what you suggested? Sorry for being a dummy
    12-10-11 05:45 PM
  12. raino's Avatar
    This is copied directly from the Proper Upgrade/Downgrade procedure how-to.

    1. Backup your device with Desktop Manager (Download from HERE)
    2. Backup your third party applications (http://forums.crackberry.com/f3/how-...cations-53201/)
    3. Download the desired device OS (from whatever your source may be and make sure the OS is for your specific device!)
    4. Uninstall all prior OSes from your PC (Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > Uninstall Prior OS versions!)
      When downgrading you need to make sure all OSes newer than the one you are rolling back to are removed
    5. Install the OS to your PC (run the .exe file)
    6. Delete the vendor.xml file (C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader)
    7. Wipe your handheld HowTo Wipe with JL_cmdr or use CrackMem (See footnote warning)
    8. Optimize the OS to your liking (Memory Optimization Procedure or CrackMem)
    9. Load the OS with AppLoader (using DesktopManager) (Usually takes anywhere between 30min - 1hr)
    10. Restore Third Party Apps (http://forums.crackberry.com/f3/how-...cations-53201/)
    11. Restore from Backup in Step 1

    Personally, I skip steps 7 and 8, but please do what you like. Good luck!
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    12-10-11 05:55 PM
  13. bmwone's Avatar
    Appreciate it a lot. I'll really take my time. Thanks again raino

    12-10-11 06:04 PM
  14. bmwone's Avatar
    I started and began sweating and heart palpatations. There is no prev. os's in add/remove. Just BB desktop and device software updater. I don't have the stomach for this. lol Thanks for ur time
    12-10-11 06:40 PM
  15. raino's Avatar
    I'm guessing you installed .900 through Desktop Manager. That's why you can't find an old OS. So if you still want to give it a try, you would need to download .1067 from SwitchBeach's link and start from step#5 (if you've already done 1-3).
    12-10-11 06:53 PM
  16. bmwone's Avatar
    I can take the D/L from Rim ATT? I am in Canada. No ATT in Canada.
    12-10-11 07:14 PM
  17. raino's Avatar
    Yes. You can download any carrier's software and install it to your phone. This is precisely why vendor.xml is deleted.
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    12-10-11 07:16 PM
  18. bmwone's Avatar
    Ok my friend, were are in business!
    12-10-11 07:18 PM
  19. bmwone's Avatar
    raino, I missed a step. I did'nt do a back up so I lost some email contacts and bbm contacts. Have to pare to my car again. A few things but none that can't be found again. Now was the latest update worth it?? Don't know we shall see. Really appreciate your help. Your an asset to this community.
    12-10-11 08:28 PM
  20. bmwone's Avatar
    It's all back to the way I had it. With the new os now. Thanks for everyone's help. Especially raino
    12-10-11 10:36 PM