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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Blackberry: Upgrade Handheld Software / Firmware Guide

Need to know how to upgrade firmware to the latest and greatest on your Blackberry device? With this handy guide, I will walk you through the step-by-step process on how you can upgrade the software on your Blackberry handheld.

Among the many reasons why you may want to upgrade include -- the latest updates, peformance enhancements, new features, and bug fixes. You should upgrade as often as the new software is available to download.

You can get the latest version of the Handheld Software for your Blackberry device by visiting: https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads/entry.do

In this particular example, I will be upgrading my Blackberry 8700C from Blackberry Handheld Software v4.1.0.194 to v4.2.1.55 in just a couple of minutes. The only software that is required to complete this is the Blackberry Desktop Manager which can be downloaded from here. Currently the latest version is the Blackberry Desktop Software v4.3.

1. After downloading the software from the location above, run the installation to place the Handheld Software firmware upgrade on your computer for installation.

2. Start up the Blackberry Desktop Software. Then connect your Blackberry handheld device via the USB cable to your computer. Once it has connected, click on the Application Loader option in the bottom center of the window.
Start up the Blackberry Desktop Software.  Then connect your Blackberry handheld device via the USB cable to your computer.  Once it has connected, click on the Application Loader option in the bottom center of the window.
3. The Blackberry Application Loader Wizard will fire up, click on next to continue.
 The Blackberry Application Loader Wizard will fire up, click on next to continue.
4. Now enter the PIN or security code in the Application Loader Wizard to continue and click on next.
Now enter the PIN or security code in the Application Loader Wizard to continue and click on next.
5. Now the available updates for your Blackberry device will appear. Choose the appropriate languages and applications and click on next.
Now the available updates for your Blackberry device will appear.  Choose the appropriate languages and applications and click on next.
6. Leave the option selected to automatically back up your Blackberry device application data and also the checkbox for including the messages.
Leave the option selected to automatically back up your Blackberry device application data and also the checkbox for including the messages.
7. The Application Loader Wizer will confirm you selections before starting the upgrade process on your Blackberry.
The Application Loader Wizer will confirm you selections before starting the upgrade process on your Blackberry.
8. The Blackberry Application Loader Wizard will begin updating your device. It will take approximately 15 minutes, including a reboot of your device to complete the upgrade.
The Blackberry Application Loader Wizard will begin updating your device.  It will take approximately 15 minutes, including a reboot of your device to complete the upgrade.
9. The upgrade of your Blackberry device was successful, congratulations! Click on the close button to complete the process and reconnect your Blackberry to the Desktop Manager software.
The upgrade of your Blackberry device was successful, congratulations!  Click on the close button to complete the process and reconnect your Blackberry to the Desktop Manager software.

Guide is compatible with the following models:
PTT EMR Patch
BlackBerry Pearl (8100c) (AT&T)
BlackBerry Curve 8310 (TM)
BlackBerry Curve 8300 (TM)
BlackBerry 8820 (TM)
BlackBerry 8800 (AT&T)
BlackBerry 8700c (AT&T)
BlackBerry 8120 (TM)
BlackBerry 7780 Wireless Handheld(TM)
BlackBerry 7290 Wireless Handheld(TM)
BlackBerry 7280 Wireless Handheld(TM)
BlackBerry 7230 Wireless Handheld(TM)
BlackBerry 7210 Wireless Handheld(TM)
BlackBerry 7130c(TM)
BlackBerry 7100g(TM)
BlackBerry 6710 Wireless Handheld(TM) - 8MB
BlackBerry 6710 Wireless Handheld(TM) - 16 MB
BlackBerry 6280 Wireless Handheld(TM)
BlackBerry 6210 Wireless Handheld(TM)
BlackBerry 5810 Wireless Handheld(TM)

1 comments:

RoMeLCooL said...

My BB 8700c it's need to reinstall full firmware, because showing nothing on the screen when i turn it on.
my question it's this sofware what i'm looking for Flash my blackberry 8700c.??