BlackBerry 10 OS Autoloader
BlackBerry 10 OS Autoloader is intended to assist BlackBerry phone owners in easily installing the latest version of the operating system on their handheld device and thus benefit from the most recent security and functionality updates.
Before proceeding to using the autoloader, it is highly recommended that you create a backup of all the data contained on your handset, since the operation practically wipes all the information it finds in the phone memory (yet not the connected micro SD cards), including applications, configuration settings and games.
Choose your phone model and start the process
The application provides specific installation packages for each phone model, so be sure to grab the one that corresponds to your handset. Once you do so, you must connect the phone to the computer using a dedicated USB cable and the autoloader will take care of the rest.
The autoloader connects to the bootrom and starts uploading the new RAM image to the device, showing you its progress within a console window. During this procedure, the handset might have to reboot several times.
A small risk and a final device restart
It is highly important to keep in mind that you must not disconnect your phone from the PC or use it in any way, since interrupting this procedure might result in data loss and permanent damage to the phone, which can make it practically inoperable.
When the setup process is completed, the autoloader automatically closes and the phone restarts once more. If the procedure was successful, you should be able to use your handset again with the new edition of the operating system.
In conclusion, using BlackBerry 10 OS Autoloader to upgrade your Blackberry smartphone is not difficult, yet the operation involves a few risks of turning your device into a useless brick. Therefore, it is advisable you read all the available documentation. The computer’s performance is not going to be burdened, and our tests did not reveal any errors or crashes.