After the latest Tour update that just happened, I know myself and a few others made the same mistake. Updating from a different OS on the net, instead of downloading off the service provider and installing it. In my being hasty for happiness, I lost all my third party apps. So I want to share an article with you.
I couldn’t believe I had done that. Normally when you update on the net it will bring up the BlackBerry Desktop Manager and bring all your information and apps across after the update. Not this time…I lost it all. And it wasn’t till I was asked by Josh about apps that it donned on me…some of us have never really thought about how to do it. The easiest way is with the BlackBerry Swiss Army Knife. But the way I’m going to share with you is an article by Crucial Xtreme of CrackBerry. This is the best detailed instructions I have found.
Now with this tutorial it’s what you can do prior to a wipe, all I’m posting this for is in case of an OS update, you can back up your apps just to be on the safe side.
The article goes through the steps of using the BlackBerry Desktop Manager to begin like you’re going to be doing a transfer, but you’re going to include only the 3rd party apps. Then you copy and save the file, and it also tells you how to find them and reload them back on.
If you’re being hasty and doing your upgrade on the net, please back up your apps first just to be safe. Thanks to Crucial Xtreme, you can be sure you don’t lose them.