Research in Motion has released an operating system upgrade for Verizon’s version of the original Black Berry Storm.
This brings a number of improvements to the first touchscreen-oriented smartphone from RIM.
An older version might work perfectly well, but I recommend you use the version issued with your Storm, just to be safe. Here are a few (not necessarily in the correct order): Agree to the license for the new OS version.
Find the CD labeled Black Berry User Tools (not the disk labeled "Black Berry Storm 9530 smartphone," with VCast and VZAccess on it), pop it into your CD or DVD drive, and follow the instructions to do an installation. Choose in accordance with your needs (if you don't know, choose Yes). Just to be sure, do Options About and check that your update gave you the desired version: All-in-all, the process above takes about 30 minutes.
So you got a new Black Berry or you are simply tired of your old operating system on the device and want to want to upgrade it?
If you have never done this before, there are a few things you need to know.
The basic steps of the upgrade/update (those words are interchangeable here) are very simple: If you haven't already, install the Desktop Manager software that came with your Black Berry Storm.
The version that you received should have been version 4.7. Disconnect your phone from the computer, and your screen will guide you through a few steps.
Using this software and any updates or upgrades as provided by Research In Motion Limited or any of its affiliates ("RIM") is subject to the Black Berry Software License Agreement ("BBSLA"), unless otherwise stated.
Your OS version will be listed as a series of numbers after a lowercase V (v188.8.131.52) on the first screen.
You can also employ the Help Me screen shortcut to determine your current OS version by hitting ALT, SHIFT and the letter H.
Get it Now Users of this Blackberry can update their smartphones to the new OS 5.0 software directly off RIM’s website, through the Black Berry Desktop Manager, or from Verizon Wireless’ download site.
There is no charge for this system software upgrade.