Reloading the Operating System on a Bricked or Nuked BlackBerry

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
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 We explains the way to restore a Nuked BlackBerry

Today’s lesson isn’t extremely a “newbie” topic, however it’s one that I needed to hide as a result of within the past 3 weeks I’ve passed through it half a dozen times which is Reloading the package on a BlackBerry that’s all “Nuked”.

I’m unsure if nuked is that the technically applicable word for it (I additionally use one that starts with associate F associated ends in an ED and includes a CK within the middle), however it’s however I discuss with a BlackBerry that’s stuck during a permanent bring up cycle and is totally, fully unusable. With a Nuked Berry, primarily the device activates (red LED comes on for a number of seconds), then you see the white screen with the hourglass of death, then the show shuts off, the device shuts off, a number of seconds elapse then it starts up and will constant issue once more and once more and once more (it’ll lie with for hours if you let it).

Over the past year I even have got wind of this Nuked Berry state of affairs a number of completely different ways: from putting in a BlackBerry theme that wasn’t applicable for my device/OS version; from putting in package that was majorily glitchy; associated just one occasion throughout an OS upgrade the installation unsuccessful (I suppose I had too several apps put in and also the device ran out of memory once making an attempt to reload the backed-up apps). And whereas a “battery pull” works for finding most of very little glitches which will occur once victimization your BlackBerry from day to day, that’s not the case with a Nuked BlackBerry.

The GOOD NEWS is that this downside possible will not have an effect on you unless you are out and concerning searching for bother and you\’ll be able to perpetually fix a Nuked Berry (at least from my experience!). you simply got to apprehend a few of very little tricks and have forty five minutes of free time…

Nuked Berry Problem

The fundamental downside with the Nuked Berry state of affairs is that as a result of the device is stuck during a permanent bring up sequence or loop, once you attach it your pc via USB cable it merely connects and disconnects over and over and yet again (you’ll simply keep hearing that USB detected/unplugged noise) because the BlackBerry turns on/off. This makes victimization the BlackBerry Desktop Manager package to reload your OS not possible because the device is barely detected for a few of seconds before the device shuts off (and is currently undetected).

nukedberry My Nuked Berry...just a second before the display shuts off

nukedberry My Nuked Berry…just a second before the display shuts off

With actuation your BlackBerry’s battery doing nothing to resolve the matter and it being not possible to ascertain a link to your desktop, at this time if you known as your carrier for support there’s an opportunity they’ll tell you your BlackBerry is broken which it’s time for a replacement one. To ME that’s not a nasty issue (what’s higher than obtaining a replacement BlackBerry), however it’s not the CrackBerry way! Let’s fix it!

Before reloading the package on a Nuked BlackBerry, you wish to create positive you have got taken care of some basics:

you’re employing a Windows pc
have BlackBerry Desktop Manager put in
have the BlackBerry package you would like to install reload onto your Nuked BlackBerry put in

You can transfer the most recent version of BlackBerry Desktop Manager from the BlackBerry.com web site, and you’ll be able to realize the most recent package on the market for your device from our BlackBerry OS superpage.

Keep in mind that in this method you don’t essentially have to be compelled to reload constant version of the OS that’s presently running on your Nuked BlackBerry. With the instance I’m surfing these days, I’m truly getting to revert to a rather older package. There was associate OSv4.3.1 Beta for the Curve I got my hands on manner back once. Well, it seems it had a small bug that created it wish to sometimes bring up the phone once I answered incoming calls (which i used to be living with ok), however when Nuking my Berry whereas testing some package a fan of mine was acting on, i made a decision to require the chance to revert back to the terribly stable OSv4.2.2. To accomplish this, on my pc I 1st open control board > Add/Remove package and uninstalled this package for the 8300 Curve. From there I visited AT&T’s web site and downloaded and put in OSv4.2.2.

And currently for the disclaimer, aka dangerous News. With the method I’m surfing here, any third party applications you have got put in on your BlackBerry are going to be lost. This install provides you a fresh start, that could be a euphemism of lots higher than a Nuked Berry. therefore once you’re up to hurry, you\’ll have to be compelled to install all of your favorite apps another time.

The following method does not simply work for Nuked BlackBerrys. you’ll be able to additionally use it to scrub the slate/reload/update the OS on a BlackBerry that is in fine operating order.

How to Reload the package on a Nuked BlackBerry

Step #1: confirm your BlackBerry isn’t connected to your pc. find and Open the App Loader application. you will not have a cutoff to the present program on your begin menu. you wish to find it manually. Open your file browser, head to your C Drive (operating system drive) and navigate your manner through the folders to Program Files > Common Files >Research In Motion > AppLoader.  Once you’re within the AppLoader directory, double click on the Loader application cutoff. Once Loader opens, you’ll be able to click Next then proceed to Step #2. As you’ll have noticed , we have a tendency to skip Desktop Manager altogether.

AppLoader Directory

Browse your way into the AppLoader Directory, and Open the Loader Application

Browse your way into the AppLoader Directory, and Open the Loader Application

The Loader Homescreen. You can Click Next to Continue

After you click next, Loader Waits for you to Connect the Device.

After you click next, Loader Waits for you to Connect the Device.

Step 2: we’d like to attach the BlackBerry to the pc via USB cable. however here’s wherever the difficult half comes in with the Nuked BlackBerry. does one see within the image on top of wherever it says COM1? What we would like to try to to is infix the BlackBerry, and once COM1 switches to mention USB-PIN:UNKNOWN we have a tendency to in real time click Next. This catches the BlackBerry and takes it out of the constant bring up cycle and permits you to then reload the package.

Tip: The USB-PIN:UNKNOWN choice can show for a number of seconds once the BlackBerry is 1st connected/flashing its LED in red. With a Nuked BlackBerry, that happens once the device is within the initial start-up a part of it\’s bring up sequence. the simplest thanks to get that to happen (vs. anticipating that step within the bring up sequence wherever you have got a tenth of a second to hit Next before you lose your chance) is to easily pull the battery from the BlackBerry. With the battery force, connect the BlackBerry to the USB instrumentality and as presently as you see USB-PIN:UNKNOWN hit Next. you have got to be fast still, however victimization this methodology you’re on top of things of the temporal order. From there you’ll be able to place the battery back in and battery cowl back on (Make positive you put in the battery as an alternative once the OS update is finishing and also the device disconnects from the pc to bring up, it’ll lose the facility provided by the USB affiliation and you’ll get a blunder and have to be compelled to lie with everywhere again!).

** If you do not get wise right the primary time, strive once more (unplug from USB, pull battery, connect and hit Next whereas USB-PIN:Unknown is showing). you have got to be quick and also the temporal order is vital, therefore it should take you 3 or four tries.

Connect Your BlackBerry via USB. Click NEXT as Soon as USB UNKNOWN Appears

Connect Your BlackBerry via USB. Click NEXT as Soon as USB UNKNOWN Appears

With Battery Out, Connect BlackBerry to USB.

With Battery Out, Connect BlackBerry to USB.

Battery Out
Tip: With Battery cutting Out, Connect your BlackBerry to the USB.
This will provide you with a lot of management in nailing the temporal order of
connecting Next whereas USB:UNKOWN displays

Step #3: together with your BlackBerry currently out of the permanent bring up sequence, you’re primarily within the clear and well on your thanks to having your BlackBerry up and running once more. select the choices you would like to put in on your BlackBerry (BrickBreaker, BlackBerry courier, BlackBerry Maps, etc), click next, then approve your new installation by clicking “Finish.” Sit back and relax whereas the BlackBerry will its issue. it will take your time and bear variety of screens however eventually you’ll reach my favorite “The loading operation was successful” screen.BlackBerry can show itself at this time and it’ll take an extended time to bring up (10 – quarter-hour or so). you’ll be able to undo it from the USB (it’s not connected whereas rebooting) and simply still sit back and wait. Get scared, however not too afraid…it will eventually boot up.

Select the OS options you want to install

Select the OS options you want to install

Approve the Operating System Installalation Options

Approve the Operating System Installalation Options

Sit back and relax and let the installer do its thing

Sit back and relax and let the installer do its thing

Installation Complete! Just sit back and let your BlackBerry Reboot

Installation Complete! Just sit back and let your BlackBerry Reboot

Step #4: that is it! you’re done. spanking new BlackBerry. together with your BlackBerry not Nuked, you’ll be able to run through the originated Wizard (set the date/time/fonts, etc.) and from there you’ll currently BE able to hook up with the BlackBerry Desktop Manager package. Hopefully you often copy your information and may currently use Desktop Manager’s restore operate to make full your insured information. If not, hopefully you have got your contacts all synced to Outlook therefore you’ll be able to reload your Address book from there. Once that is done, it is time to put in all of your favorite apps again!

At least in this case I KNEW I was putting some risky software onto my BlackBerry

At least in this case I KNEW I was putting some risky software onto my BlackBerry

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