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    Just another ( !!! ) question about the OS for 9900 in the UK

    Someone (who I don't know) messaged me on Facebook suggesting I upgrade to 7.1.0.523 on my Bold 9900, but when I look at the download pages, there are none for the Virgin Media UK network.

    Is there a download that I can safely use on my UK phone, and if there is, can someone add the direct link, and a reminder on exactly how I upgrade the OS (cos desktop Manager says I am up to date and won't pick up one not listed by the UK providers).

    Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Iddon View Post
    Someone (who I don't know) messaged me on Facebook suggesting I upgrade to 7.1.0.523 on my Bold 9900, but when I look at the download pages, there are none for the Virgin Media UK network.

    Is there a download that I can safely use on my UK phone, and if there is, can someone add the direct link, and a reminder on exactly how I upgrade the OS (cos desktop Manager says I am up to date and won't pick up one not listed by the UK providers).

    Thanks again.

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    Hello Paul Iddon

    As far as I can tell, there is no Official OS released by Virgin Media. However, you can still update your Bold 9900 using another OS released in another country. Like mine, my carrier is Globe Telecom Philippines but I'm using the latest Official OS 7.1.0.523 released by AIS Thailand. By deleting the vendor file, you will be able to update your device to latest OS for Bold 9900.

    If you are having problems doing that, you may want to check the instructions in All In One Guide - How To Upgrade Your Device - with Pictures & Videos

    By following the guide properly, you are good to go!

    Let us know if you have any other issues so we can help you further.

    Thank you!
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    The chap who contacted me said the battery life was improved, though a comment here on the download page says there is no difference... and there are bugs.

    I'm wondering if I should hold off (though I see you are using it)...

    I worry about upgrading in case I nuke my phone

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    You should be fine as long as you follow the guide posted above. You know where to find help if you run into any issues. Be sure to back up your device first.

    -posted from my PlayBook
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    I have done my back up, then went to section 4 post about for loading a new operating system onto your device and went through as instructed as I ran the video. At about 4 mins 20 seconds it reached the moment below:

    When I got to the "Device Application Selection" screen and pressed "NEXT" it just went to Completing the Application Loader Wizard and the box below it reads "No actions are required"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Iddon View Post
    I have done my back up, then went to section 4 post about for loading a new operating system onto your device and went through as instructed as I ran the video. At about 4 mins 20 seconds it reached the moment below:

    When I got to the "Device Application Selection" screen and pressed "NEXT" it just went to Completing the Application Loader Wizard and the box below it reads "No actions are required"...
    Assuming you removed the vendor.xml file(s), and backed up the device, which I'm sure you have, plug in your BlackBerry Bold 9900 via USB to any port on your Windows PC, start up DM Desktop Manager v7.0.0, and reattempt the update process again.

    Also, as a suggestion, make sure you have the latest Java language downloaded and installed.

    Keep us posted if all goes well.

    Thank you.
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    Still says "No actions are required"....

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    Tried 3 more times. I give up.

    Seems as if the UK phones just don't want to know.

    Paul.

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    I would just like to publicly thank grimreaper for helping me sort out my OS upgrade.

    Turned out that the vendor file I deleted wasn't enough - there was another hiding away which he located for me and from that point on it was plain sailing to complete the update.

    Thanks for taking the time and trouble to sort this out for me - much appreciated.

    Paul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Iddon View Post
    I would just like to publicly thank grimreaper for helping me sort out my OS upgrade.

    Turned out that the vendor file I deleted wasn't enough - there was another hiding away which he located for me and from that point on it was plain sailing to complete the update.

    Thanks for taking the time and trouble to sort this out for me - much appreciated.

    Paul.
    It's my pleasure Paul to help you, or anyone for that matter.

    I felt it was my duty to assist you further, as I only wanted to see another happy BlackBerry owner at BlackBerryOS.com

    Thank you.
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