Hello, BlackBerry Curve 9360 owners.
Usually I will just post a simple OS blog, but I have my friend’s Curve 9360 device, which will be upgraded to OS18.104.22.1684 tonight via BlackBerry [DM] Desktop Manager software for PC (latest version 22.214.171.124).
I will document as much as I can below to guide those who may have difficulty upgrading/installing their device’s [OS] operating system.
Software For BlackBerry® Curve™ 9360 smartphone
BlackBerry Handheld Software v126.96.36.1990 (All Languages)
Package Version: 188.8.131.520
- Applications: 184.108.40.2064
- Software Platform: 220.127.116.11
- File name: 9360jAllLang_PBr7.1.0_rel2220_PL18.104.22.168_A22.214.171.1244_StarHub_Ltd.exe
- File size: 269.99MB
Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.
Direct Download: HERE
Assuming you have successfully downloaded the All Language Official OS to your Windows PC.
Now, install the Official OS to your PC, you will be prompted with a Welcome screen, click Next. (see screen-shots).
The screen-shot below will prompt you to Select the country or region in which you are currently located, click Next.
Agree to the following License Agreement below, and click Next.
During this time, it may take a few minutes to install the OS to your PC, once completed, you will see this screen below, click Finish.
Open up the BlackBerry Desktop Manager software for PC, connect the BlackBerry Curve 9360 device with a microUSB cable which came with your retail box (for most of you) and wait for DM to show you the latest OS.
In case OS126.96.36.1994 does not show up via Desktop Manager (for PC) , go to;
Computer> Win 7 (C:) > Program Files > Common Files > Research In Motion > Apploader ; scroll down & delete the vendor.xml file
Once you have removed the vendor.xml file, start up BlackBerry Desktop Manager software (for PC) and re-connect your Curve 9360 device.
You will be prompted with an Add a New BlackBerry Device screen (such as the one provided below) and click Get started with this device
Please note: Temporarily disable device security (by going to Options>Security>Password>General>Enable UN-check this, then Save) which will save you potential headaches, trust me.
You will be presented with this screen below, where you can change how your device reacts when connected to Desktop Manager (via USB cable).
Desktop Manager Software (for PC) will show an OS Update is now available for the BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphone.
You will now receive a prompt to Update your BlackBerry Device Software to OS188.8.131.524 for your BlackBerry Curve 9360 device.
This will be the last step before Desktop Manager (for PC) starts to update your device, if you observe below in the Update Options screen, it may take up to an hour to complete the update process. (average time is 30 minutes or less) Click Install Update.
Note: once the update process is active, do not pull or remove the microUSB cable from the BlackBerry device.
Click Install Update, sit back & watch while your BlackBerry Curve 9360 is being updated to the latest Official OS, courtesy of StarHub Ltd.
Your BlackBerry Curve 9360 device has now completed the software update to OS184.108.40.2064, make sure to re-configure your device, and don’t forget to pull the battery at least 3-4 times during an 8-24 hour span. Everyone is different.
As you can see in this screen-shot below, I have successfully updated the Curve 9360 device to OS220.127.116.114, which can be viewed by clicking Options>Device>About Device Versions
Looks good to me, everything seems to be there, especially Mobile Hotspot!
I love that feature!
Thank you for reading this blog, which I have spent a lot of time preparing.
If you have anything else further to add, or suggest, please do so via the comment box below (I usually reply back within 1 hour).
It’s certainly appreciated.