How To: Upgrade your BlackBerry Software

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How to upgrade your BlackBerry OS

UPDATE: PLEASE SEE THE UPDATED VERSION OF THIS POST AS IT INCLUDES NEWER SOFTWARE AND UPDATED TIPS.

We thought it would be prudent to go through the process of upgrading your handheld software, what with OS 4.5 and 4.6 having hit us in pretty quick succession over the last month or two. New operating systems usually have plenty of new bells and whistles that are worth getting in on, so if you haven’t yet, we’ve got instruction here on how to make the switch. The BlackBerry OS upgrade can be a daunting process if you’ve never done it before, but don’t fear – Big Papa BBCool is here to hold your hand through the whole thing.

What you’ll need…

  • Desktop Manager (free 200-300 MB download)
  • Handheld software (free 60-80 MB download)
  • Time (about two hours, counting download, device backup, and installation)

Steps

  1. Download Desktop Manager
  2. Download handheld software
  3. Install handheld software

Difficulty: Mild salsa. It’s a little worrying that the backup doesn’t go through or your device doesn’t like the new OS, but the biggest pain is finding where to download the right software, which we’ll help you out with.

  • kaoma

    i have a blackberry 8310 but i can’t browse what can i do