1. longhorn11's Avatar
    I've had my Pearl for about a year and a half, never updated software or anything. I'll be getting the new Storm Friday. With all the talk about updating the OS and whatnot my question is HOW do you update your OS software? Is it a download via the browser on your phone?

    11-20-08 01:31 AM
  2. PvT's Avatar
    You'll likely see new OS discussions posted on the Storm Forum and links and/or hints as to where to get them will be posted too.

    Get to know your phone before you jump on an OS right away, though some of the OS discussions may make you want to take the plunge.

    For future reference here's some upgrade tips:

    Here's some more threads that are good on the procedure:


    Here's the way I used to do an upgrade:


    The way I do it now, quicker but more decisions to make:

    Using CrackMem... http://forums.crackberry.com/f35/cra...eleased-52044/

    Procedure for upgrades is:
    1. Uninstall the older version from the PC
    2. Install the newer OS to the PC.
    3. Change the theme on the device to carrier default.
    4. Run CrackMem, make desired changes
    5. Close CrackMem.
    6. Run Desktop Manager.
    7. Plug in BB
    8. When prompted to upgrade, click OK
    9. Choose "Advanced", so individual OS changes can be made.
    10. Begin

    During the upgrade, the device is wiped. I haven't found a reason to do so before hand as well. So far so good.

    Welcome to Crackberry.com!

    Take advantage of the very helpful BB 101. BlackBerry 101 How-To Lecture Series | CrackBerry.com which you might need or not need considering you've had your pearl for a while now. Also the powerfull search engine to dig through this bottomless pit of Crackberry knowledge for stuff already answered. Post on those existing threads or post a new one if need be. Many folks here happy to help. Some searching tips... Go To: Search Forums / Advanced Search / Key word search / search by title / "pick a key word" that comes to mind and you might stumble upon some answers and/or clues. Or search by Post content...

    No worries Intervention is not in our vocabulary here, enjoy your addiction to the fullest.
    Last edited by PvT; 11-20-08 at 01:43 AM.
    11-20-08 01:41 AM