1. Download Desktop Manager
Desktop Manager is the computer software that lets your BlackBerry talk with it in aa ton of ways – sync contacts, music, calendar, load up software and pictures, back up your device, and all sorts of handy features. Even if you already have Desktop Manager, you’ll likely need the latest version in order to get the equally latest handheld software. You can grab BlackBerry Desktop Manager 4.6 from Vodafone, which should work fine regardless of your carrier. Don’t mind the German, you can easily install it in English. To ensure that the carrier data doesn’t get carried along to your device, you’ll need to delete your vendor.xml file. This can be found in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader. If you’re using a Mac, you’re plum out of luck. The current equivalent, PocketMac, doesn’t support OS upgrades. Find yourself a PC, buddy.