Help please just bought the storm
I just bought the Storm and I'm still running the .148 os. I need an upgrade to catch up with everyone else. Can someone please give me step by step instructions since I'm new
Last edited by P3Designs; 10-05-2009 at 03:30 AM.
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Welcome to ! first you have to decide what to upgrade to. Are you looking to upgrade to 5.0 or stay with 4.7?
The processes are pretty similar, there may just be one or two more steps depending upon which you choose. If you want to go hybrid then there are usually also extra steps you must take.
First you decide what OS you want to install.
Then download it to your computer.
After you download the new OS to the PC you may want to delete any older ones you might have on it. You would only have one if you hooked your Storm up to the computer and ran the software that came with the phone.
I would do a back of of my device. This will backup your contacts, messages and device data. You will need to do a separate 3rd party app back up.
Then you can install the OS on your computer.
*If it is not an official release you will need to delete the Vendor.xml file. To do this you will need to find it. it is usually at the following address:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research in Motion\AppLoader\Vendor.xml*
Once you have backed up your device, installed the OS on your PC, and deleted the Vendor.xml file (if necessary) You are read to load the OS. To do so, you can either do it through the Desktop Manager or with the App Loader. I personally use the App Loader.
The App Loader is located in the AppLoader folder that the Vendor.xml file is located. It is a .exe with the berry looking device as the icon. Run that and follow the prompts on there and you should be good to go.
If you need me to clarify anything, don't hesitate to ask. Good Luck and welcome to again!
Originally Posted by floridaboy
Check out this post, it's your 1 stop shop for all the info you'll need to upgrade/downgrade; http://www.blackberryos.com/forums/b...es-videos.html
Good Call CJ... how was my step by step?
Originally Posted by cj100570
Your step by step was good. I just figured a few pictures might help also. My 1st OS upgrade was nerve racking. mfg: I would have felt more comfortable doing it had there been a few pictures to go along with the instructions.
Originally Posted by bbprintz215
I agree with you 100% thanks for throwing that in there!
That step by step link made everything 100 times easier for me. Still nerve racking, hoping I wasn't going to kill my BB, but super easy and glad I did it.
One thing I recommend to all new comers is to play around with the phone a couple weeks before installing any unofficial OS's. Just so u know how the phone is working, how it's suppose to work, therefore when u do decide to install a leak it'll make it easier to see if your phone is acting up.
With that being said, you'll def. love the 5.0 OS's..they're so much fun, makes the phone 20x better. Enjoy!
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