1. anon1937793's Avatar
    This update has been available for over a week now but I can't find a link anywhere!

    Like many 8900 owners... I'm not a Tmobile customer so I can't update through DM / OTA.

    If anybody has a link please share!!
    11-05-10 02:06 PM
  2. ucsdgirl04's Avatar
    Maybe check blackberry.com. I haven't looked there but check to see if its there

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-05-10 09:19 PM
  3. anon1937793's Avatar
    Unfortunately T-mobile is one of the few companies that doesn't have updates available through the RIM website, you just get redirected to the T-mobile website, and they haven't posted the link yet. It says 4.6.1.xxx is their current version.

    I think this is why nobody has posted a link yet on CB... You can't get it directly from RIM, and T-mobile hasn't posted the link. So the only way to get it right now is through DM or OTA, but that doesn't do us non T-mobile customers any good
    11-05-10 10:44 PM
  4. MattMJB0188#CB's Avatar
    I connected to desktop manager and hit check for updates and it popped up. I normally install through apploader but it installed fine through desktop manager and seems fine on my phone.
    11-05-10 11:31 PM
  5. pnugraha's Avatar
    Make sure you have your OS installer first, or make a backup of the OS installation folder.
    Download 7-zipped archive from here, extract to your 8900 OS installation folder, replace existing files, install with AppLoader.

    Note: the OS is incomplete, I copied it from a friend's T-Mobile handset.
    11-07-10 12:16 AM
  6. JHawaii's Avatar
    Where is the RIM download for the official OS 5.0.0.900 for BB 8900 ?
    11-08-10 03:15 PM
  7. boggsterman's Avatar
    this is getting irritating!
    11-09-10 01:36 AM
  8. mynameismerlin's Avatar
    Try getting the lastest version of the desktop manager. When you have it installed, go to BlackBerry - Update your Device Software. This is what I have been doing, and it works for me.
    11-09-10 04:29 PM
  9. boggsterman's Avatar
    Try getting the lastest version of the desktop manager. When you have it installed, go to BlackBerry - Update your Device Software. This is what I have been doing, and it works for me.
    Yes but you have T-Mo. most of us don't.
    Just wish that either there would be download link on the blackberry website, or that another carrier would release it so i can download it from them, since T-mo is obviously stingy with their OS releases!
    11-10-10 04:50 AM
  10. boggsterman's Avatar
    Try getting the lastest version of the desktop manager. When you have it installed, go to BlackBerry - Update your Device Software. This is what I have been doing, and it works for me.
    Yes but you have T-Mo. most of us don't.
    Just wish that either there would be download link on the blackberry website, or that another carrier would release it so i can download it from them, since T-mo is obviously tight with their OS releases!
    11-10-10 06:41 AM
  11. anon1937793's Avatar
    This is kind of silly... Definitely the longest I've seen an official release out without being able to download it!
    11-10-10 10:48 AM
  12. ucsdgirl04's Avatar
    This is kind of silly... Definitely the longest I've seen an official release out without being able to download it!
    I'm sorry. I wish there was a way I could help you out.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-10-10 10:55 AM
  13. jmitchell88's Avatar
    If someone with a T-Mobile account (pre-paid accounts don't work, I tried already) can go to the blackberry site and download the OS on their computer and post it. The T-Mobile link for the North American carriers redirects you to T-Mobile site and that is the only way to download it.

    Any takers? My carrier is ATT and we know how they are when it comes to releasing current Curve 8900 Operating Systems....smh.... I still be in the 4.7 OS is they didn't force themselves to release 5.0.0.822, the only 5.0 OS they have...
    11-10-10 06:16 PM
  14. stilett0s's Avatar
    Yes but you have T-Mo. most of us don't.
    Just wish that either there would be download link on the blackberry website, or that another carrier would release it so i can download it from them, since T-mo is obviously stingy with their OS releases!
    Pardon my ignorance, but why does that make a difference? RIM doesn't release the updates all at once?
    11-10-10 10:48 PM
  15. anon1937793's Avatar
    RIM releases lots of updates to the carriers... and then it's up to the carriers to decide which ones they make "official."

    ATM only Tmobile has made 5.0.0.900 official for the 8900... and the link isn't available through their website or directly from RIM. The only way to get it is through Desktop Manager, and that only works if you have a T-mobile branded 8900.
    11-11-10 12:54 PM
  16. stilett0s's Avatar
    Thanks, Alex.
    11-11-10 05:22 PM
  17. anon1937793's Avatar
    Bump...

    Still looking! Anybody find?
    11-15-10 06:53 AM
  18. hkbladelawhk's Avatar
    I've tried 3 times now to update via DM. I've tried on DM6 via Windows and DM Via Mac. The mac gives me an error saying my device doesn't have enough memory...What the heck, I have 128 megs free. And the Windows version, my device shuts off completely and it fails.

    And via T-Mobile's site, its still showing 4.5. And of course Blackberry.com doesn't have the link.
    11-15-10 06:24 PM
  19. stella_bella's Avatar
    it can be found here

    https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...C068A355BBA31A

    if you select 8520 from the drop down. Will that still work on the 8900 ?
    11-16-10 04:47 AM
  20. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    it can be found here

    https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...C068A355BBA31A

    if you select 8520 from the drop down. Will that still work on the 8900 ?
    Absolutely not! ALL OSs are device specific.
    11-16-10 03:45 PM
  21. xenorph's Avatar
    so mad i didn't borrow my friends t-mo sim card to update while i was at his place...
    11-16-10 05:07 PM
  22. stella_bella's Avatar
    oops my bad
    11-17-10 03:35 AM
  23. SirAguilera's Avatar
    Hello there, Im new here. I have a 8520 bb, and I would like to update to .900

    My carrier isn't T-mobile. Can I download this 8520wifiM_PBr5.0.0_rel1626_PL5.2.0.96_A5.0.0.900_R ogers_Wireless_Inc.exe and install? it is from rogers Canada, or it must be official from my carrier?
    11-17-10 12:35 PM
  24. Matrix Leader's Avatar
    11-17-10 01:11 PM
  25. xenorph's Avatar
    ...
    if that 822 was 900 i would kiss you lol
    11-17-10 05:16 PM
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