BlackBerry How-To: Downgrade the OS on Your RIM Smartphone


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Perhaps your wireless carrier released a new software update for your BlackBerry smartphone, but your favorite applications just won't work on the new build. Or maybe you were feeling daring and decided to install a leaked "beta" BlackBerry OS to check out some new features, but it drastically degraded your handheld's performance.

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Whatever the reason, every BlackBerry owner--"power users" and newbies alike--should know not only how to upgrade their BlackBerry software, but how to downgrade it, as well.

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