BlackBerry how-to: Downgrade the OS on your RIM smartphone

Perhaps your wireless carrier released a new software update for your BlackBerry smartphone, but your favorite applications just won't work on the new build.

Perhaps your wireless carrier released a new software update for your BlackBerry smartphone, but your favorite applications just won't work on the new build. Or maybe you were feeling daring and decided to install a leaked "beta" BlackBerry OS to check out some new features, but it drastically degraded your handheld's performance.

BlackBerry Desktop Software "Downgrading" a BlackBerry OS

Whatever the reason, every BlackBerry owner -- "power users" and newbies alike -- should know not only how to upgrade their BlackBerry software, but how to downgrade it, as well.

A quick Google search yields a variety of quality tutorials on how to upgrade your BlackBerry OS. But for whatever reason, good step-by-step articles on how to downgrade are few and far between.

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