My advice to you if you ever would like to upgrade your Blackberry mobile using Windows on a virtual machine running on MacBook Pro running MacOS X 10.6:
Don’t do this!
And it does not matter if it’s VMware Fusion or Parallels (I’ve tested both). It failed to me and I had semi-bricked BB 8900.
It was not possible to recover it – neither using Blackberry Desktop, BBSAK. Nothing was working – upgrade always stops during Uploading RAM Image in AppLoader. Google said nothing concluding.
But to be honest – it gave me one significant hit – some people said that it was frozen after the same step on one laptop and when doing the same on any other laptop – magically – it worked! I lost one day trying to solve this problem when doing it via VMWare Fusion. One guy reported that on Parallels is fine; after downloading Parellels and converting my VMware vmachine to Parallesl format – I discovered that it’s not a solution at all. But finally I gave up and totally lost my faith to Apple – I just reinstalled Windows on my old IBM laptop. And guess what? On native Windows it upgraded in 15 minutes! Oh my god!
MacOS + (VMware|Parallels) + Blackberry + Firmware upgrade = Evil
- Macbook Pro
- VMWare Fusion 3 / Parallels 6
- Blacberry Desktop 6 for Windows
My life was saved by:
- IBM R60e
- Windows XP
I love my MBP but it’s not always the best 🙂
PS: Please leave a comment if it helped you a bit.