How to Update a BlackBerry Web Browser

The BlackBerry Web browser is the default browser for all BlackBerry devices. It features tabbed browsing, the ability to pinch and zoom for touch-screen models and an option to automatically adjust the font size for text-heavy websites. The browser is included as a component of the core operating system. Therefore, browser updates are tied to operating system updates and not available as a separate download.

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A weak wireless signal hampers download times.

Over the Air Update

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Click the “Options” icon on your BlackBerry’s home screen. From the menu that appears, click “Advanced Options,” “Wireless Update” and then “Next.”

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Click “Check for Updates” on the “Available Updates” screen. Highlight and click “Update to.”

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Click “Customize” to review the programs scheduled for backup. Click the check box to add and delete a program from the backup. Click “Save.” Click “Next” to submit a request for the update.

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Click “Start Download” on the “Ready to Download” screen to download the update.

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Click “Update Now” and then click “Update Now” again from the pop-up dialogue box to verify the update. Click “Update Now” to apply the updated software immediately. The device will be unavailable for use during this process.

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Click the “OK” button in the “Update Successful” dialogue box. Click “OK” in the “License Agreement” message.

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Click “Close” to close the setup wizard. Click “OK” and place a check mark next to “Do not remind me again.” Click "Exit."

Updates via Desktop Manager

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Double-click the “Desktop Manager” icon to launch the program.

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Connect the BlackBerry to a computer with a USB cable. The device will appear in the application window.

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Click the “Update my device” button next to the device image. A pop-up window listing the version number of the update appears. Click the “Get update” button located at the bottom right of the window.

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Click “Back up device data” in the “Update Options” window. Click “Install Update.” A status window appears, allowing you to track the status of the device.

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Click “Close” in the “Updating Device Software” once the process is complete.