Upgrade Blackberry Bold, Curve OS 5 to 6 Tutorial

 Upgrade your Blackberry OS 5 to 6 Step by step Tutorial.

Do you want to update your Blackberry 9000, Blackberry Bold 9700, or Blackberry Curve 9300 3G from OS 5.0 to OS 6.0 but having problems upgrading your device? Here’s an easy to follow step by step tutorial on how to successful update your Blackberry device’s OS.

Before upgrading your Blackberry OS, first things first: Make sure to backup all of your phone’s files and contacts using your Blackberry Desktop Manager. Refer to your Blackberry Device Manual on how to backup your files using the BDM software. Once you’re done, you may now proceed with the following tutorial.

Blackberry OS 5.0 to 6.0

Step by Step Tutorial:

1. Download and install the latest version of the Blackberry Desktop Manager. You can download it on the official Blackberry Website.

2. Download and install in your PC the Blackberry OS 6 Device software. Click the link below and choose your phone carrier / service provider. For Philippine Globe, Smart, and Sun subscribers, just choose any provider from the list (It doesn’t matter which carrier’s version you use).


Now that you have the Blackberry Desktop Manager and the Blackberry Device OS installed on your PC, you are ready to update to OS 6. Instead of using the Desktop Manager to update our device’s OS, we will use the Apploader since it’s faster.

Follow these steps:

1. On your computer, go to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research in Motion\Apploader. Look for the vendor.xml file and delete it.

2. In the same folder, look for and launch Apploader.exe (or  Loader.exe). Click next on the Apploader welcome screen.

3. Pull the battery out. Plug in the USB cord to your Blackberry device and attach it to your computer.

4. The Apploader will then show your device PIN. Click next.

5. Reinsert the battery. The apploader will read your system’s configuration. Click next.

6. On the next window, the apploader will show you a list of device software/s that you can choose to install as well as apps that can be preloaded to your device. Select the ones you want to install.

*Note that this window will not show a list if the vendor.xml file has not been deleted.

7. Click next and then wait for the device to finish updating.

8. You’re Done! The upgrade usually takes up to 45 minutes to finish and another 15 minutes to reboot the device when you have completed the update. So be patient.

Let me know when you encountered issues along the way. ^_^

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14 Responses to Upgrade Blackberry Bold, Curve OS 5 to 6 Tutorial

  1. Anonymous October 22, 2011 at 6:55 PM #

    i wanted to know can i do it with mu curve 8520

  2. Jeypriey October 22, 2011 at 8:03 PM #

    it’s not possible for BB Curve 8520. OS 6 only supports Curve 9300 3G, Bold 9700, Pearl 9100 3G, Torch 9800, and later released blackberries.

  3. AWA October 24, 2011 at 7:20 PM #

    vendor.xml cannot be found.

  4. SamanthaMariex October 29, 2011 at 8:26 PM #

    Thank You Thank You Thank You
    Been Wanting This For Ages! And My Wireless Update Doesn’t Work!
    I Had No Problem With This
    Thank You!

  5. I2uff November 12, 2011 at 6:58 PM #

    After step 6. it says ”No action required” :(
    I do have v5 on it :)

  6. I2uff November 12, 2011 at 8:54 PM #

    Fixed it! It’s all got to do with step 3.!!!

  7. MANU NAMBIAR December 26, 2011 at 9:50 PM #

    It was totally awesome.Thanks a lot. This is how the steps are to be defined. Thanks again.So far so cool.

  8. poopypants January 16, 2012 at 3:33 AM #

    Will the Phone be locked again to its original carrier after upgrading? I am using a globe sim card on an unlocked tmobile 9700.

  9. poopypants January 16, 2012 at 3:36 AM #

    If i successfully upgrade my Software to OS6, will i still be able to use my Globe sim card on my unlocked tmobile 9700?

  10. poopypants January 16, 2012 at 3:39 AM #

    If i successfully upgrade my unlocked tmobile phone’s software to OS6, will i still be able to use my Globe sim card on it?

  11. Jeypriey January 16, 2012 at 11:21 AM #

    @poopypants, Yes you still can use your globe sim after upgrading to OS6. The upgrade process will not lock your phone.

  12. zaid January 22, 2012 at 7:17 PM #

    can blackberry 9000 upgrade from os 5 to os 6? because the seller that i bought this blackberry from said blackberry 9000 only support until os 5. anyone please?

  13. botongtong February 14, 2012 at 1:10 AM #


  14. liam February 25, 2012 at 4:04 PM #

    the apploader cannnot read the system’s config. even after plugging the battery back. why is that? :(

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