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Blackberry Desktop Software & Syncronising

My recent experience with a Blackberry Pearl 8110 and Blackberry Desktop Manager.

Remember I am talking about 2 seperate software applications and versions. Blackberry Desktop Manager and the Blackberry 8110  Firmware.

I recently upgraded from Blackberry Desktop Manager (BBDM) version 4.5 to 4.7 and then 5.0.

Version 5.0 seems to be much faster than 4.5 or 4.7 BBDM in syncronising to Outlook.

Checking for device application updates…

I also upgraded my clients Blackberry Pearl 8110 from version 4.3 to version 4.5 to solve a mapping and gTalk issue.

I did have an issue when starting BBDM, it automatically launches into auto-update: “Checking for device application updates…”. If I click on “Cancel”, it ignores me, it eventually comes up with the message: “Updated versions… are available.. Blackberry 4.5 Core Applications etc.”, I can then click “Cancel” again and synchronising starts.

I have tried to disable Auto-Update by clicking on “Check for Updates” and un-checking “Check for Updates automatically“. But that makes no difference. I have looked for and renamed Vendor.xml (per some suggestions) but cannot find a Web.xml file. Renaming Vendor.xml to _Vendor.xml (so I can undo the change) makes no difference.

Any more suggestions?

Possible fix, seems to work on some systems

The reason you’re seeing this message is most likely because you have recently done a device firmware update and still have the software installed on your PC. To remove, click “Start”,  “Control Panel”, then XP-“Add or Remove Pograms” / Vista-“Uninstall Programs” (in Vista, it’s under Programs & Features in Classic View).  Remove any BlackBerry Device software you see (not the Desktop Manager, just the device software) then restart your computer.

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