Yeay..my BlackBerry Storm 9500 has been upgraded from v4.7 to v5.0 successfully and fully functioned like before upgrade.
Below is my Blackberry Storm screenshot before upgrade (left handside) it is v184.108.40.206 and screen shot after upgrade (right handside) v220.127.116.115:
Hey Mr. Faiz, I already connected my BlackBerry Storm 9500 to BlackBerry Desktop Manager, but it said there are no new update available and the only latest OS version was v4.7. Then, how come you can upgrade your device to version 5.0? What tools that you use? What carrier that you use?
Since I am Malaysian, then I am a Celcom user.
Tools used to upgrade my Blackberry Storm OS to version 5.0 were:
1. BlackBerry Desktop Manager 5.0.1 (Download from blackberry website)
2. BlackBerry Device Software v5.0.0 for the BlackBerry 9500 smartphone (Download link at the bottom of this post)
Yes, thats all. No any other third party software involved during my upgrade process.
After both tools as stated above installed, then plugin BlackBerry Storm 9500 to PC via USB. (There are no any other additional step or trick such as pull battery, just leave Storm as it is; just plugin the USB). Then, windows will looking for device update (I think for Windows 7) and wait until it finish.
Then navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader (for 64-bit Windows 7 machine) and remove file “vendor.xml”.
After removed vendor.xml file, double click on loader.exe and Application Loader Wizard will come out with welcome screen. Click next.
Then, on Communication Port Selection will show the BlackBerry PIN. Click Next and Application Loader will start to Retrieving Device Configuration. Then, click next until the screen like picture below appear with BlacBerry 5.0.0 System Software and Core Application already ticked.
Then, click Next and do backup (this wizard will asked to do backup, if not at the last page click on Advanced button to configure backup). Don’t proceed to any other step before your device fully backup because your device will lost everything.
When reach this step, the upgrade process almost done. Basically, just follow the wizard and the upgrade process will done smoothly and successfully.
I personally take about only 20 minutes to upgrade my
BlackBerry Storm 9500 from v4.7 to v5.0
BlackBerry Storm 9500 and Laptop with Intel Core i7
with 6GB RAM (Windows 7 64-bit).
Alternatively, Download directly from this server (Duuuuh..wasting my b/w)
If you want, Use Single Download Link