The software version will be listed on the General tab.
Black Berry Desktop Manager version 4.5 If you're not running Desktop Manager v4.5, visit RIM's site and download and install the latest version of the software.
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.
With the official release of Black Berry OS v4.5 on the horizon—various beta, or test, versions of the software are already bouncing around the Web—we thought this would be a great time for a Black Berry OS tutorial.
What follows is our step-by-step guide on how to upgrade your Black Berry's OS, or install a different version, as well as how to prepare beforehand to make the process run as smoothly as possible.
Your carrier may ask you to login to download the software, so you might need to create an online account if you haven't already done so.
Once logged in, locate the system upgrades section, check to see if there's an OS version that's more recent than the one you're currently running, and if so, download and save it to your PC's desktop.
The main downside to Black Berry Desktop Software is that it's a bit of a beast.If you've got all the necessary tools listed above, the Black Berry OS install process should be a breeze. First things first, you'll want to download the new Black Berry OS and save it to your PC.To determine what OS version you're currently running, click the Options icon on your Black Berry home screen and select About.You can visit Crackberry.com's OS4.5 Beta forum for discussion and help should you run into issues.Next you should ensure that your PC is running the latest version of the Black Berry Desktop Manager, which is v4.5.