Verizon is releasing a new BlackBerry Storm firmware update. This will be the second official updates with version number 126.96.36.199, which is available via the phone's Desktop Software Manager-accessible by connecting your phone to your PC and running BlackBerry Desktop. Verizon number 188.8.131.52's official update is probable to go out over the air by late Friday evening. It has been suggested that the BlackBerry Storm units were shipped without the latest software upgrade when it was first launched in November. First check the updates if you are buying a Black Berry Storm. If you are using Black Berry then check the page often for ongoing, innovative software developments designed to enhance features and functions of the Black Berry Storm. Version 184.108.40.206 fixes a number of issues and adds some new features.
- A full QWERTY keyboard in portrait mode and not just landscape mode
- Reduced waiting time for MP3 playback
- Fixes bug that showed multicolored dots on screen
- The addition of a Phone icon to the home screen
- Added "Go" button next to address and search fields in browser
- Fixes bug that didn't show notifications for incoming text messages
- The ability to rename file extensions on music playlist
There are three different available options to receive the official Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Storm Software Upgrade.
- Over the Air Software Upgrade.
- Web Based Software Upgrade.
- Traditional Software Upgrade.
For Over the Air Software Upgrade:
Step-1 : On your Black Berry Storm you can see an icon smartphone called "Wireless Upgrade"
Step-2 : Click on the "Wireless Upgrade" icon. The introduction page will display. Then Click Next.
Step-3 : Then the "Available Upgrades" screen displays. Click on the latest version or press the Menu key and click the "Start Download
Step-4 : The "Reset Required" screen displays. Then Click on Next.
Step-5 : The verification screen appears to confirm you wish to reset. Then you have to Click on Yes.
Step-6 : Your BlackBerry Storm will now reset.
Step-7 : Enter your Device Password (Only required if you have setup a device password)
Step-8 : The "Ready to Download" screen displays. This will advise of the size of the download required for the software upgrade. Click Start Download
For Web Based Software Upgrade
Step-1 : The requirements for Web Based Software Upgrades:
- Requires Windows® Internet Explorer® v5.5 or later, running on Windows®.
- Not available to BES users
Step-2 : First go to the BlackBerry Storm Upgrade page.
Step-3 : Install the BlackBerry Application Loader and associated USB drivers.
Step-4 : Then you have to follow instructions in the Application Loader to update device software and sign up for email notifications in the future for BlackBerry Software Upgrades.
Step-5 : Then follow the exact same process as in Desktop Manager.
For Traditional Software Upgrade Using Desktop Manager
Step-1: If you have your BlackBerry connected to your computer and an internet connection, Desktop Manager will automatically check online for the latest device software.
Step-2 : If you have downloaded and installed the BlackBerry Storm Upgrade software manually select "Application Loader" from the main menu.
Step-3 : Click Start under the Software Upgrade section.
Step-4 : Then you will be offered with a list of available components to update. And Click on Next.
Step-5 : Desktop Manager will backup your data and complete the upgrade.
If you want to upgrade a software in your Black Berry by following pictures.
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