If you have been using this software without issues, then you can continue to use Black Berry Desktop Manager.
However, Black Berry will not be providing any updates to add features or fix issues, including security issues.
Save the latest BBOS onto your Windows-powered computer If you decide to download and install an unofficial version of the Black Berry OS, you should beware that you're doing so at your own risk.
Beta operating systems are not officially released for good reason: They're often full of bugs and could potentially void your warranty or worse, render your Black Berry unusable.
To do so, open your PC's Program Files App Loader and then delete the Vendor file, which is in XML format.
If you don't delete the other vendor's file, the software won't be able to install the software on your carrier-locked device.
To start a new operating system install, you'll need your Black Berry, an Internet-connected PC, a USB cable and about an hour and half of free time—50 minutes or an hour for the upgrade process and 30 minutes or catch-up time afterwards.
The Freedom Universal Bluetooth Keyboard, which I reviewed for Crack Berry in May, functions along with an application that will only work on Black Berry OS v4.0 through v4.2.Installing a New Black Berry OS will return some of your custom settings to the default options and may require you to log back into and unlock certain applications.For instance, your font family, font style and size will revert to default settings after the OS install, so you may want to go into Options Screen/Keyboard settings to make note of your custom settings.Research In Motion (RIM) is constantly developing and testing new software and applications for your Black Berry.Keeping up to date with the newest operating system (OS) software for your smartphone ensures that you have access to all the latest and greatest features and performance tweaks.(Read, "How to Reload the Operating System on a Nuked Black Berry," if you ever find yourself with a bricked 'Berry.If you do decide to install unofficial software and it's from a carrier that isn't your own, you should be sure to ditch the software's vendor XML file before beginning installation.Black Berry Desktop Software for Mac syncs your contacts, calendars and appointments between your computer and smartphone.It also allows you to transfer videos, i Photo albums, and i Tunes songs and playlists.To obtain the latest operating system for your Black Berry device, first check your wireless carrier's website.This is the best way to get official RIM OS software.