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  1. D.R.e.W's Avatar
    Software For BlackBerry Curve(TM) 8530 smartphone

    BlackBerry Handheld Software v5.0.0.756 (Multilanguage)

    Package Version: 5.0.0.756
    Consisting of:
    Applications: 5.0.0.459
    Software Platform: 4.2.0.201
    File name: 8530AMEA_PBr5.0.0_rel756_PL4.2.0.201_A5.0.0.459_Sp rint_L.P.exe
    File size: 97.62MB

    https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...BB765225CE8C0E

    How wants to make it Official?

    Instructions for installing on ANY carrier's device:

    1. Download the above OS file to the PC then install it to the PC by running (double clicking) the file you downloaded.
    2. Go to c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader and delete the file named "vendor.xml."
    3. Plug in BB and double click on "Loader.exe." It's located in the same place as the above vendor.xml file.

    The process takes about 45 minutes to an hour depending on how much data you have to backup and restore during the process. Once it's done loading the new OS it will reboot (it may do this twice during the entire process.) You will see a white screen with an hourglass for up to 20 minutes at a time while the DM says "waiting for initialization."
    If, for some reason, you end up with a white screen with small icons and the number 507, simply connect to the PC again and run Loader.exe again and it should load the OS to the device.
    Last edited by Garz; 02-06-10 at 11:22 AM. Reason: added install instructions for any carrier of 8530
    02-05-10 11:15 PM
  2. heckufaguy's Avatar
    It's also showing that update available via wireless update.But not via my DM at the moment.
    02-05-10 11:27 PM
  3. dgordo's Avatar
    Nice find but fyi, this should be labeled 5.0.0.459 not .756.
    Last edited by dgordo; 02-06-10 at 12:01 AM.
    02-05-10 11:56 PM
  4. kevinwska's Avatar
    Nice! downloading now
    02-06-10 01:36 AM
  5. valtter's Avatar
    02-06-10 02:37 AM
  6. papped's Avatar
    Is it just me or does the browser seem a lot faster on requesting...

    Posted from my BlackBerry using BerryBlab
    02-06-10 03:59 AM
  7. heckufaguy's Avatar
    Only thing I caught new so far is folders in my download folder for pics/music
    Oh, and the messages folder (which usually catches all) can be changed by going to the message folder, opening it, and choosing options and then inbox options.
    02-06-10 10:22 AM
  8. ama4884's Avatar
    Is this only for Sprint people or can Verizon people download this too without messing up the phone?
    02-06-10 10:41 AM
  9. heckufaguy's Avatar
    Is this only for Sprint people or can Verizon people download this too without messing up the phone?
    This is a sprint specific release, there are ways to install it on a vzw phone, but if there are issues you'll have no vzw support. (But plenty in these forums).
    Search around, there are tutorials (and I'm sure someone will post a link to one here soon).
    02-06-10 10:43 AM
  10. kevinwska's Avatar
    Instructions for installing on ANY carrier's device:

    1. Download the above OS file to the PC then install it to the PC by running (double clicking) the file you downloaded.
    2. Go to c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader and delete the file named "vendor.xml."
    3. Plug in BB and double click on "Loader.exe." It's located in the same place as the above vendor.xml file.

    The process takes about 45 minutes to an hour depending on how much data you have to backup and restore during the process. Once it's done loading the new OS it will reboot (it may do this twice during the entire process.) You will see a white screen with an hourglass for up to 20 minutes at a time while the DM says "waiting for initialization."
    If, for some reason, you end up with a white screen with small icons and the number 507, simply connect to the PC again and run Loader.exe again and it should load the OS to the device.
    02-06-10 10:56 AM
  11. ama4884's Avatar
    Maybe I will attempt this after work tonight.... Any ideas will Verizon will have it release?
    02-06-10 11:18 AM
  12. Garz's Avatar
    Edited thread title as its v5.0.0.459 and stuck thread
    02-06-10 11:21 AM
  13. kevinwska's Avatar
    Installed it and it works great. Already fixed the issue of some icons/folders being large.
    02-06-10 11:51 AM
  14. kent1915's Avatar
    Anyone know if this will help miserable battery life? Other issues?
    02-06-10 12:22 PM
  15. yns5's Avatar
    Will this OS work on a 8520?
    If not, could someone please give me the link to the latest OS for the 8520.
    Many thanks.
    02-06-10 12:48 PM
  16. kevinwska's Avatar
    I haven't tried this long enough to know how battery life is affected...seems ok so far.

    No this will not work on an 8520 the links for the that are in the other sticky marked for 8520.
    02-06-10 12:56 PM
  17. juliorortiz's Avatar
    Does it work
    02-06-10 01:53 PM
  18. papped's Avatar
    This seems to have addressed some of the wifi connectivity issues

    Posted from my BlackBerry using BerryBlab
    02-06-10 02:09 PM
  19. VICODAN's Avatar
    I just updated this via wireless update. Will post my findings shortly.
    02-06-10 03:27 PM
  20. pegb856's Avatar
    I installed this early this morning and so far I am very impressed with this release. Thus far I have had no hourglass issues like I was having with .395. I also agree with the above poster regarding the browser, mine seems to be loading much quicker than it was. No issues at all so far.
    02-06-10 03:51 PM
  21. juliorortiz's Avatar
    how did you fix those folder that are showing in the applications folder ( Music , Pictures, Videos )
    I'm trying to get rid oh them
    02-06-10 07:47 PM
  22. craign1317's Avatar
    I installed early this morning and am also very impressed. Everything seems smoother.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-06-10 08:53 PM
  23. dgordo's Avatar
    I installed this on a Verizon 8530 last night. So far I am noticing considerable improvement over both .337 and .395. BB maps works much better, the browser is much faster and the device in general is faster. Unfortunately the batter life is still mediocre.
    02-06-10 09:12 PM
  24. D.R.e.W's Avatar
    1. When viewing pictures, they all seem to be low res until you zoom or use the Slide Show.
    2. when viewing a picture, they broke out "Set as..." in the full menu list to "Set as Wallpaper" & "Set as Caller ID".
    3. When I update to this OS, the "Yahoo email" icons were replaced with the "Default email" icons.
    02-06-10 09:39 PM
  25. kevinwska's Avatar
    Fixed:
    Battery life is very improved
    Icon issues are fixed (no large or misshapen icons)
    Black screen bug after a phone call is gone
    No leftover notification icon on messages folder after a message is checked/sent
    02-07-10 01:55 AM
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