There are many reasons why users might install a leaked BlackBerry OS upgrade on their smartphones, for some it is the desperate need to fix a problem, performance improvements and other issues, while for some it is just a matter of numbers, always having the latest and newest device software on their BlackBerry smartphone. So while we publish news on leaked BlackBerry OS releases, we thought it would be a good idea to write a tutorial on "How to Install a LEAKED BlackBerry OS" for Dummies. A simple, clean and descriptive walk through the process of updating your BlackBerry device software.
I don’t know why questions often seem to come in bunches, however, over the last week or two, I’ve been asked how to wipe a BlackBerry and restore it back to factory defaults at least half a dozen times. The process is pretty straight forward, but not something that many BlackBerry users do, so we’ve put together a little tutorial to walk you through it.
How To Security Wipe Your BlackBerry
Well, this is short task but sometimes you might need it. Some programs out there like the free VoIP application BBCalls, BerryDialer or the vCardMaster still need a reboot after installation. Why? Because they are plugging functionality into the BlackBerry OS. You can for example set up the BerryDialer for using calling cards by entering your calling card numbers. Then you just go to your address book because you want to call somebody. In the address book’s menu you can find a command that directly calls your contact using the calling card. So getting this command shown you need to reboot your BlackBerry.
But how to reboot the BlackBerry?
The BlackBerry Storm was the first touch screen model of the popular BlackBerry series of smart phones. The Storm, like other Blackberry models, allows users to easily configure email accounts to their devices. Once set up, the Storm will alert users to new emails and allow them to check their inbox without having to sign in every time.
Step 1: Tap "Setup" on your BlackBerry Storm home screen.
Step 2: Tap "Setup Wizard" to open your Storm’s basic setup. A menu list of setup options appears.
Locking the keyboard on your BlackBerry will prevent you from accidentally typing in phone numbers and messages while the phone is in your purse or pocket. You can even set up a password for extra security if you have confidential information stored on your phone. To unlock it you need to either know your password or use the default code.
Step 1: Press any key to take your phone out of standby mode. If you locked the keyboard you will see a message preventing you from performing any other actions (continue to Step 2). If you did not lock the keyboard just press any key and you can use your phone.
Step 2: Select "Unlock."
Step 3: Enter your password or press and hold "*" and "Send" simultaneously to unlock the phone.
One of the appealing aspects of the BlackBerry is that it’s customizable to your needs. BlackBerry themes allow you to adjust the layout and appearance of the icons and applications on the screen. Each BlackBerry comes equipped with several themes. You can also download themes from the Internet for greater variety.
Step 1: Access the BlackBerry applications screen. An easy way to do this is by pressing the "Menu" button, which is the button to the immediate left of the trackball that has the BlackBerry logo imprinted on it.
Although the BlackBerry Storm is primarily used as a business-centric phone equipped with email handlers and a robust browser system, the BlackBerry Storm also has plenty of nonbusiness-related features including media player capabilities. Putting music on your BlackBerry Storm is very easy, and you’ll be able to listen to all your favorite tunes on your BlackBerry in no time.
Step 1: Connect your BlackBerry to your computer. Plug the small end of a standard mini-USB cord into your Storm, and then plug the large end into a standard USB port. After the BlackBerry is plugged in, a little message will pop up letting you know that the BlackBerry has been connected. If this is your first time connecting your phone to the computer, you may need to install some drivers by clicking on a few prompts.
Most users know that you can easily update your device software by downloading the OS to a PC and using the Application Loader. With some official OS updates, the option to use the Wireless Update will be under Options > Advanced Options > Wireless Update. When an update is available, a Wireless Update icon will also be pushed to your device homescreen alerting you of the upgrade, and you will be able to download and install the software over the air (OTA) to your device.
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It’s important to know when your battery is dying and when it is full on your BlackBerry. If you tend to use more applications and data on the phone than average, you may need to charge the phone more often. If you barely touch the phone, you may have to charge it less often. It’s always a good idea to have a wall charger, car charger and a USB/mini USB cable in your home, car or travel case just in case the phone needs to be charged in any situation.
Step 1: Press any key to take your BlackBerry out of standby mode.
Step 2: Enter your security password if you created one.
Step 3: View the battery icon on the homescreen.
Step 4: Determine if the battery needs to be charged. If the battery icon is full then the battery life is at its fullest. If it’s empty and glowing red, then it needs to be charged right away.
Tips & Warnings
Check your phone’s battery icon if you notice the LED on the phone is flashing red or amber.
Blackberry devices run on the Java Virtual Machine, or JVM, software platform. Occasionally the software will run into a glitch and stop running. These glitches are coded with a three digit number so that testers can figure out what caused the glitch. For users, the error codes almost always mean that the operating system will have to be reinstalled.
Reloading the software
Step 1: Download and install the latest version of Blackberry Desktop manager from either the Blackberry website or your carrier’s website.
Step 2: Download and install the latest software for the Pearl from your cellular carrier’s website.
Step 3: Connect your device to the computer using the cable that came with the Pearl. If your Pearl has a password you will be asked to enter it now.