How to Shrink BlackBerry OS6 device

So, you want to save some space on your BlackBerry device, ehh?

Well, guess what?

You’re at the right place my friends!

I’m going to show you how to shrink your BlackBerry OS6 device (with plenty of screen-shots provided below);

You can shrink any of the OS6 devices listed below:

  • Bold 96xx/97xx
  • Torch 9800
  • Curve 83xx/85xx/93xx

Download whichever OS you require for your @BlackBerry device to your Windows 7 or 8 PC and install the OS

For my WordPress blog, I personally chose [Official] OS6.0.0.749 for the BlackBerry Bold 9780 via T-Mobile Austria

Bold 9780 OS6.0.0.749

Bold 9780 OS6.0.0.749 T-Mobile Austria

The downloaded file should look like this;

9780M_PBr6.0.0_rel3159_PL6.6.0.250_A6.0.0.749.exe

This file tells me I have downloaded Official OS6.0.0.749 for BlackBerry Bold 9780

Software Name:    BlackBerry Handheld Software 6.0 rel 3159

File Name: 9780M_PBr6.0.0_rel3159_PL6.6.0.250_A6.0.0.749

Download Size:     170 MB

Language:     English  

Published Date:   January 04, 2013

Bold 9708 OS6.0.0.749

Bold 9780 OS6.0.0.749 via T-Mobile Austria

Once you’ve downloaded the Device Software OS6 for (in this case) Bold 9780, you will see the InstallShield Wizard prompt you to choose which  language you prefer (English) as shown below.

Install Shield Wizard for Bold 9780

InstallShield Wizard English (US) for Bold 9780

The next Welcome window will prompt you to click Next to start installing the Device Software OS6 for your BlackBerry device.

BB InstallShield Wizard

BB Device Software for Bold 9780 OS6.0.0.749

This window will prompt you to select the country or region in which you are currently located, as shown below, click Next.

Country or Region Selection

Country or Region Selection – Bold 9780 OS6.0.0.749

This window is the License Agreement for the Device Software OS6, “I accept the terms in the license agreement“, click Next.

License Agreement

License Agreement

As you can see below, the Device Software has now completed installing the OS6 software, click Finish (don’t check off, Yes)

InstallSheild Wizard Completed - Bold 9780

InstallShield Wizard Completed – Bold 9780 OS6.0.0.749

Start up BBH Tool (latest version is 2.4.9.7a)

Make sure to delete the vendor.xml file(s); there’s 3 ways.

Download Delete Vendor XML file, which is available, posted by @rapidjohn courtesy via @RapidBerry

A cmd file to extensively delete the vendor.xml file(s) when you want to upgrade or downgrade your OS.

No third party tools needed.

Simply run as Administrator and you’re done.

2.

Go to BBH Tool, under the Start tab, click on the Delete Vendor.xml
This way will remove either one or both vendor.xml file(s)

3.        you can delete the vendor.xml file(s) manually, which I will show you below, on your Windows x32-x64bit PC

Note: for those running Windows 7 x32-bit (x86) SP1, go to My Computer, click on Primary [C: ] hard drive.

Computer > Local Disk [C: ] > Program Files > Common Files > Research In Motion > AppLoader > vendor.xml <[delete this]

Note: for those running Windows 7 x64-bit (x64) SP1, go to My Computer, click on Primary [C: ] hard drive.

Computer > Local Disk [C: ] > Program Files [x86] > Common Files > Research In Motion > AppLoader > vendor.xml <[delete this]

To find the other vendor.xml file [if applicable] go to Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Folder Options

Click “Show hidden files and folders

As you can see, under the Advanced settings:

Hidden files and folders

Click Show hidden files, folders, and drives

Click OK

Return back to My Computer

Local Disk [C: ] > Users > xxxxxx > AppData > Roaming > Research In Motion > BlackBerry > Loader XML > vendor.xml [<delete this] (*don’t delete Device*)

As you can see from the first screenshot above, OS6.0.0.749 has already been installed on my Windows 7 x32-bit SP1 PC

Note: using BBH-Tool v2.4.9.7a (latest stable version)

Nothing has been checked off yet.

BBH Tool Shrink-A-OS Bold 9780

BBH Tool 2.4.9.7a Shrink-A-OS Bold 9780 OS6.0.0.749

Users need to remember;

Make sure to check off ones you wish to include in the OS shrink.

You will see this warning repeated twice, maybe 3 times throughout my WordPress blog, unfortunately, I’ve seen many users mess up their BlackBerry device.

Do not check off everything.

It will cause OS instability, and a possible bricked BlackBerry device!!

BBH Tool Shrink-A-OS

BBH Tool 2.4.9.7a Shrink-A-OS Bold 9780 OS6.0.0.749

When you are 100% comfortable and ready to shrink your OS6.0.0.xxx for BlackBerry Bold 9780 (for example), click Shrink My OS!

BBH Tool Bold 9780

BBH Tool Bold 9780

As you can see from the screen shot above, I have successfully shrank OS6.0.0.749 for the BlackBerry Bold 9780 from  165.88 MB to 61.89  MB for a total of -104 MB wiped .

That, ladies & gentlemen is seriously impressive!

A message will appear, showing “ Your OS has been shrunk. Launch Loader/Desktop Manager to update to your phone”.

Shrink Info:

Before:  165.88 MB
Files: 1629
After: 61.89 MB
Files: 439
Total:  -104 MB

BBHTool can be found at http://www.theiexplorers.com/bb/OSs/

The latest BBHTool version 2.4.9.7a  can be download HERE

As a reminder, BlackBerry Desktop Manager [for PC] latest version is now 7.1.0.37 (Bundle 39) for more on that, check out my blog if you already have it installed, and just want to know how to update the version How to update BlackBerry Desktop Manager software for Windows PC

Please Note: After installing your custom OS to the BlackBerry device, please pull the battery out at least 3-4 times in one 24 hour day, so the OS has a chance to settle. It runs so much better when this procedure is done.

The purpose of using this 3rd party software, courtesy of @theiexplorers is to shrink any multilanguage or full-language [OS] operating system for your @BlackBerry device, which can give you much needed built-in memory space for current and/or future installs on your OS7 device.

Note:

BBH Tool is to be used carefully, as improper use may result in a possible bricked BlackBerry device (for example) installing an OS that is not for that intended device.

I am not responsible if anything were to happen while using this 3rd party software, I can only guide you the best I can so you can enjoy your device.

Click Launch Loader, install the custom device OS  to the device, and follow the prompts.

Application Loader Wizard installing Shrink-A-OS Bold 9780

Application Loader Wizard installing Bold 9780 OS6.0.0.749

For those who don’t have the know how to shrink their BlackBerry OS6 device, at the very least, Update BlackBerry OS6, which is much better vs. the original factory OS which was shipped when you picked it up from the retail store, or wherever you purchased it during that point in time.

I may update this blog to better reflect current information for all BlackBerry OS6 users who wish to shrink their device, (updates will be posted via Twitter/Facebook/Google+/LinkedIn) not in any necessary order either.

Please, if you have any suggestions, ideas, concerns, or comments regarding my blog, post them below in the comment box, & I will periodically check when I’m available (and awake) from other obligations.

Thank you very much!!


Sincerely,


Big thank you to BlackBerry friends, family, followers, #TeamBlackBerry… your support is sincerely appreciated!

Updated: February 12, 2013 via @Wordpress at furiousguido.com

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Any act of copying my WordPress “shrinkos.wordpress.com” blog without my permission, will result in a serious backlash, therefore, be smart, and do your own thing. Thank you.

How to Shrink BlackBerry OS7.0/7.1 device

So, you want to save some space on your BlackBerry device, ehh?

Well, guess what?

You’re at the right place my friends!

I’m going to show you how to shrink your BlackBerry OS7/OS7.1 device (with plenty of screen-shots provided below);

You can shrink any of the OS7 devices listed below:

  • Bold 9930/9900/9790
  • Torch 9810/9850/9860/9870
  • Curve 9350/9360/9370/9380

Download whichever OS you require for your @BlackBerry device to your Windows 7 or 8 PC and install the OS

For my WordPress blog, I personally chose [Official] OS7.1.0.794 for the BlackBerry Bold 9790

The downloaded file should look like this; 

9790jAllLang_PBr7.1.0_rel2220_PL9.16.0.165_A7.1.0.794_China_Mobile_Hong_Kong_Co._Ltd

This file tells me I have downloaded Official OS7.1.0.794 for BlackBerry Bold 9790 via CMHK Ltd. [AllLang]

Software Name:    BlackBerry Handheld Software v7.1.0.2220 (All Languages)
File Name:    9790jAllLang_PBr7.1.0_rel2220_PL9.16.0.165_A7.1.0.794_China_Mobile_Hong_Kong_Co._Ltd.exe
Download Size:     257 MB
Language:     English
Published Date:    01/15/2013

BBHTool ShrinkAOS

BBHTool Shrink-A-OS

BlackBerry Device Software Version 7.1

Country or Region Selection: Canada (English)

Accept the terms in the license agreement, click next.

Install the OS to your Windows PC, wait until it’s fully completed.

Make sure to delete the vendor.xml file(s); there’s 3 ways.

  1.  Download Delete Vendor XML file, which is available, posted by @rapidjohn courtesy via @RapidBerry

A cmd file to extensively delete the vendor.xml file(s) when you want to upgrade or downgrade your OS.

No third party tools needed.

Simply run as Administrator and you’re done.

2.

  • Go to BBH Tool, under the Start tab, click on the Delete Vendor.xml
  • This way will remove either one or both vendor.xml file(s)

 3.        you can delete the vendor.xml file(s) manually, which I will show you below, on your Windows x32-x64bit PC

Note: for those running Windows 7 x32-bit (x86) SP1, go to My Computer, click on Primary [C: ] hard drive.

Computer > Local Disk [C: ] > Program Files > Common Files > Research In Motion > AppLoader > vendor.xml <[delete this]


Note:
for those running Windows 7 x64-bit (x64) SP1, go to My Computer, click on Primary [C: ] hard drive.

Computer > Local Disk [C: ] > Program Files [x86] > Common Files > Research In Motion > AppLoader > vendor.xml <[delete this]

To find the other vendor.xml file [if applicable] go to Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Folder Options

Click Show hidden files and folders

As you can see, under the Advanced settings:

Hidden files and folders

Click Show hidden files, folders, and drives

Click OK

Return back to My Computer

Local Disk [C: ] > Users > xxxxxx > AppData > Roaming > Research In Motion > BlackBerry > Loader XML > vendor.xml [<delete this] (*don’t delete Device*)

As you can see from the first screenshot above, OS7.1.0.794 has already been installed on my Windows 7 x32-bit SP1 PC

Note: using BBH-Tool v2.4.9.7a (latest stable version)

Nothing has been checked off yet.

This OS7.1.0.794 for the BlackBerry Bold 9790 is a full language 257MB OS, containing 2,377 files.

OS7.1.0.794 screen 1

OS7.1.0.794 Bold 9790 screen 1

Users need to remember;

Make sure to check off ones you wish to include in the OS shrink.

You will see this warning repeated twice, maybe 3 times throughout my WordPress blog, unfortunately, I’ve seen many users mess up their BlackBerry device.

Do not check off everything.

It will cause OS instability, and a possible bricked BlackBerry device!!

OS7.1.0.794 Bold 9790 Shrink

OS7.1.0.794 Bold 9790 Shrink My OS

As you can see from the screen shot below, I have successfully shrank OS7.1.0.794 for the BlackBerry Bold 9790 from  271.10 MB to 91.48  MB for a total of -180 MB wiped files.

That, ladies & gentlemen is seriously impressive!

A message will appear, showing “ Your OS has been shrunk. Launch Loader/Desktop Manager to update to your phone”.

Shrink Info:

Before: 271.10 MB
Files: 237
After: 91.48 MB
Files: 531
Total: -180 MB

 

Bold 9790 OS7.1.0.794 successfully shrunk

Bold 9790 OS7.1.0.794 successfully shrunk

As you can see in this screen shot, the OS has already been shrunk, OS7.1.0.794 and is now ready to install on the BlackBerry Bold 9790 device.

As you can see I have checked off specific;

  • Applications – only click off the applications you wish to include in the custom shrink OS, by not paying attention in this area, your BlackBerry device could behave very weird, you’ve been warned.
  • Fontsonly click off which Fonts you will need custom shrink, tbh just use my picks as an example if you wish.
  • Games – if you game on your BlackBerry device, I guess this area won’t make much difference to you, but it certainly saves a lot of space.
  • Languages – this one is a no brainer, most of us just want English, unless you’re a multilingual genius.
  • BlackBerry – I’ve decided to keep (formerly known as BlackBerry App World) now BlackBerry World, B.B.D.A., & BlackBerry Maps
  • Additional Language Terms – do you need these Financial, Legal, and Medical add-ons to your BlackBerry device, unless you’re a banker, lawyer, or physician, go right ahead.
  • Media – personally, I decided to remove backgrounds, music, and videos as these can take quite a bit of space in your device.

When you are 100% comfortable and ready to shrink your OS7.1.0.xxx for BlackBerry Bold 9790  (for example), click Shrink My OS!

Click Launch Loader, install the custom device OS  to the device, and follow the prompts.

BBHTool can be found at http://www.theiexplorers.com/bb/OSs/

The latest BBHTool version 2.4.9.7a can be downloaded HERE

As a reminder, BlackBerry Desktop Manager [for PC] latest version is now 7.1.0.37 (Bundle 39) for more on that, check out my blog if you already have it installed, and just want to know how to update the version How to update BlackBerry Desktop Manager software for Windows PC

Please Note: After installing your custom OS to the BlackBerry device, please pull the battery out at least 3-4 times in one 24 hour day, so the OS has a chance to settle. It runs so much better when this procedure is done.

The purpose of using this 3rd party software, courtesy of @theiexplorers is to shrink any multilanguage or full-language [OS] operating system for your @BlackBerry device, which can give you much needed built-in memory space for current and/or future installs on your OS7 device.

BBH Tool is to be used carefully, as improper use may result in a possible bricked BlackBerry device (for example) installing an OS that is not for that intended device.

I am not responsible if anything were to happen while using this 3rd party software, I can only guide you the best I can so you can enjoy your device.


Note:

I may update this blog to better reflect current information for all BlackBerry OS7 users who wish to shrink their device, (updates will be posted via Twitter/Facebook/Google+/LinkedIn) not in any necessary order either.

Please, if you have any suggestions, ideas, concerns, or comments regarding my blog, post them below in the comment box, & I will periodically check when I’m available (and awake) from other obligations.

Thank you very much!!


Sincerely,


Big thank you to BlackBerry friends, family, followers, #TeamBlackBerry… your support is sincerely appreciated!

Updated: February 04, 2013 via @Wordpress at furiousguido.com

See “About”   

Any act of copying my WordPress “shrinkos.wordpress.com” blog without my permission, will result in a serious backlash, therefore, be smart, and do your own thing. Thank you.