Upgrading your BlackBerry OS from your phone (ASK JOE)

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BlackBerry OS

“I own the 8310 model BlackBerry… I received an email about upgrading my system from 4.2 to 4.5… Is there a way I can do that from my phone itself?”

The simple answer is, Hopefully in the future! Within the newer OS’s (4.5 and above) there is a wireless update item under Options, but this particular feature has yet to be enabled by any carrier. RIM has implemented the ability but it hasn’t been taken advantage of yet. The only option available right now is to update using you cable and supported OS download. But good things are in store for the future option of updating your Blackberry wirelessly.

Thanks for the question Cast TROY.

(Remember, these answers are part of my Ask BlackBerry Joe column. If you have a BlackBerry question, leave it for me in the comments and I’ll be sure to answer it.)

  • Michael

    And there we have it, folks — a site that is losing readers by the dozen to CrackBerry resorting to sensational headlines to try and apply a tourniquet to the severed limb.

  • Michael

    And there we have it, folks — a site that is losing readers by the dozen to CrackBerry resorting to sensational headlines to try and apply a tourniquet to the severed limb.

  • http://my.opera.com/cpuking2007/blog John DeBusk

    Actually I don’t think we are losing any reader at all. If any thing people browse all blackberry sites. Not only that but viigo makes this extremely easy to do. Besides not every site gets breaking news all at the same time.

    And Joe i think it is important to note that verizon has taken advantage of this feature. At least with the storm thats how I originally obtained .75.

  • http://my.opera.com/cpuking2007/blog John DeBusk

    Actually I don’t think we are losing any reader at all. If any thing people browse all blackberry sites. Not only that but viigo makes this extremely easy to do. Besides not every site gets breaking news all at the same time.

    And Joe i think it is important to note that verizon has taken advantage of this feature. At least with the storm thats how I originally obtained .75.

  • JosephO

    Michael, We’re not trying to “sensational headlines to try and apply a tourniquet to the severed limb” as you say. We are simply giving our readers the ability to obtain answers regarding their Blackberries from another source. The info we provide can be used in addition to info you receive from other sites. Thanks for reading!

  • JosephO

    Michael, We’re not trying to “sensational headlines to try and apply a tourniquet to the severed limb” as you say. We are simply giving our readers the ability to obtain answers regarding their Blackberries from another source. The info we provide can be used in addition to info you receive from other sites. Thanks for reading!

  • Kevin

    I thougt I was seeing things; when I upgraded to 4.5 that option was there but it disappeared

  • Kevin

    I thougt I was seeing things; when I upgraded to 4.5 that option was there but it disappeared

  • King_joker86

    i downgraded my blackberry storm 9530 operating system of version 5 to version 4.7.how can i get back the version 5 again.

  • Princes V1994

    how to disable content protection if it is enable in blackberry curve 9360

  • Diwakarmarathe

    I have an unlocked verizon Blackberry Bold 9650. The phone worked perfect with all functions with Loop Mobile Service. Since the date I switched my mobile service to Vodafone, I can’t see the Internet Browser and BBM in the menu of my phone.
    Can you please help?