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Need to restore your Developer Alpha OS? You can now with Desktop Manager.

Earlier this week we mentioned that Wayne from the BlackBerry Beta Zone was going to get an update to the Developer Alpha pushed out.

Well the update isn't out yet, but it looks like RIM has finally managed to get the update OS feature working for the Dev Alpha; if you've bricked (or lost the Camera from running a security wipe) you can now reinstall (which might be a downgrade if you were on, but an upgrade from a bricked device) using Desktop Manager.

I believe you'll need to be running the Beta version of Desktop Manager for this to work, which you can get from

We're still hoping for an update sometime this week!

If you want to read the discussion in the Beta Zone, you can check it out at

Stay tuned folks, hopefully we'll have more cool stuff in the wake of this release.

Shane Cridlebaugh

Co-founder and legal nay-sayer of OSBB. Owner of SCrApps Application Development, WebWorks aficionado, Open Source contributor. SCrid2000 on most blogs. I build awesome BlackBerry apps when I'm not doing legal work or spending time with my wife and two boys.

Follow me on Twitter - @GShaneC

Check out my apps in BlackBerry World


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