In Part 1 of this series, we downloaded BlackBerry Operating System (OS) version 4.5, then installed it on our computer. Now, we’ll install it on our BlackBerry Pearl or Curve.
Use Desktop Manager
Run Desktop Manager (my screenshots show version 4.6) and select the Application Loader. In my case, DM didn’t see that my BlackBerry was connected to the computer’s USB port. Not sure why–but it didn’t matter, as you’ll see.
Click the Start button.
Now DM see’s my BlackBerry and gives me a chance to select it (and enter a password if it were protected, but it wasn’t).
It takes a while (a minute or so?) for DM to connect to the device and interrogate it for all the applications it has installed on it.
Because I had previously downloaded and installed BB OS version 4.5, DM also sees that on the computer and lists it as an “application” that can be added.
Don’t change any settings–just click Next. You will receive a warning that after upgrading the OS your phone will reset and have its radio turned off. You’ll need to turn it back on and re-register your phone. (I think just making a phone call will get that done.) Click Next.
NOTE: I did want all my applications deleted, so I changed my settings. I wanted to start from scratch and reload only certain apps. So, in the screens below, you’ll see a message about all apps getting erased.
At this point, many minutes will pass while DM cranks through the upgrade process.
Here is where my apps got erased. You may have decided not to do that.
Now the OS modules are being installed.
And DM does one last check of your phone to see how things went.
It was successful!
Desktop Manager makes it really easy to upgrade your OS. If you try, I hope it goes as well for you. If not, let me know below.
- Install OS 4.5 on BlackBerry Pearl or Curve, Part 1
- How and Why to Wipe Your BlackBerry (I had to do this on my Pearl before I upgraded)
- How I Upgraded My BlackBerry Operating System (upgraded 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11)