Rogers Now Offering OTA OS Upgrades for the Bold 9700

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As of today, Rogers BlackBerry Bold 9700 users will be able to upgrade their OS Over-the-Air (OTA). Users can now upgrade to the official OS 5.0.0.351 OTA, and future versions will be available to download in this fashion as well. Another huge benefit to this announcement is that data used during the update won’t be charged to customers’ data bucket. Updates can also be done over WiFi as well as via BlackBerry Desktop Manager.

The update process will take you anywhere between 45 minutes to 2 hours and it’s recommended that you begin the process outside of peak hours, or install it overnight. Make sure your device has enough battery power to last the upgrade (50% minimum) or is charging while the update takes place. To perform the update, simply go to:

Menu > Options > Advanced Options > Wireless Update.

And follow these instructions:

1. Click “Next”
2. “Update to 5.0.0.351”
3. Click “Next” Again
4. “Save”
5. “Start download”
6. You can “pause download” as required

Rogers are working hard to bring OTA device upgrades to other devices and later this year will be offering it for the 9000, 8520 and 8900.

  • http://caspan.com Caspan

    I have always questioned how BES users get reactivated after an upgrade. If you use Desktop manager it reactivates the device so does OTA reactive the user on BES after?

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Kyle McInnes

    According to Rogers: “Yes, all settings should be restored.”

  • http://caspan.com Caspan

    That means they would have to do a backup and restore after from their servers. Wonder how long it would take to do an upgrade?

  • http://seriousmobile.wordpress.com/ Donny

    unless the previous internal db and it policy's are restored along with the new firmware (some changes can affect specific policy's like how the newer OS' leaked disable the top left of device lock; a change I LOATHE), then I guess its possible.

    Considering Rogers does have internal team that supports BES users; they may have already tested this given their great RIM relationship.

  • http://seriousmobile.wordpress.com/ Donny

    unless the previous internal db and it policy's are restored along with the new firmware (some changes can affect specific policy's like how the newer OS' leaked disable the top left of device lock; a change I LOATHE), then I guess its possible.

    Considering Rogers does have internal team that supports BES users; they may have already tested this given their great RIM relationship.

  • Fluk

    How does one diable this OTA update?