How To Manually Update Your Blackberry

Sometimes we need to perform a software update on individual Blackberrys without installing Blackberry Desktop Software on a user’s PC or updating wirelessly (mostly due to data usage restrictions).

It is possible to manually download and run the update:

First, get the latest version of the software from Blackberry for your provider.  Some UK links are here:

Vodafone – https://swdownloads.blackberry.com/Downloads/entry.do?code=1141938BA2C2B13F5505D7C424EBAE5F

O2 – https://swdownloads.blackberry.com/Downloads/entry.do?code=7D2A383E54274888B4B73B97E1AAA491

Once download, run the file and install the program.

Next, plug in the phone via a USB cable and select USB mode on the phone.

On your PC browse to Program Files à Common Files à  Research In Motion à AppLoader. 

Run the Loader software and this should update your BlackBerry.