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  1. mscooley's Avatar



    BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.5.0.281 (Multilanguage)

    Package Version: 4.5.0.281
    Consisting of:
    • Applications: 4.5.0.169
    • Software Platform: 3.4.0.51
    • File name: 8330uAMEA_PBr4.5.0_rel281_PL3.4.0.51_A4.5.0.169_Ce llular_South.exe
    • File size: 83.18MB
    Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.



    This download is from Cellular South but will work on ANY carrier's 8330 model BB. (This does included 8330m)

    1. Download the above OS file to the PC then install it to the PC by running (double clicking) the file you downloaded. (Vista users be sure to right click on the .exe file and select "Run As Adminstrator.")
    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. (You can also just open Desktop Manager, but starting with the Loader.exe file just eliminates certain "goofiness".

    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." During this time, do NOT freak out and unplug your BB.

    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. For explicit instructions, click here.


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    After receiving this email, I decided to go out and check for updates on RIM's BlackBerry - Update your Device Software site and to my surprise, I found .169 waiting for my 8330. I didn't download and install yet because I'm running a hybrid, which I know is far better than the standard OS install. I said select carriers, because all carriers don't allow auto updates for their devices. I'm with Cellular South and it was available for me. Happy Downloading

    Email:

    BlackBerry Software Update Notification

    Update Today!

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    What else can your BlackBerry smartphone do for you?

    Find out when you update to the latest smartphone software! This free update is ready and waiting to help you do more with your BlackBerry smartphone. To update today visit BlackBerry - Update your Device Software

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    Last edited by mscooley; 08-19-09 at 06:52 PM. Reason: added OS install instructions
    08-18-09 06:47 PM
  2. blackngray70's Avatar
    Someone on VZW should try this and see if we can get it.
    08-18-09 06:57 PM
  3. BerrySky's Avatar
    Checking now!
    08-18-09 06:58 PM
  4. BoostinBen's Avatar
    It's available for Alltel users. I'm installing it now.
    08-18-09 07:01 PM
  5. BerrySky's Avatar
    Just checked, it came up with .77 (downgrade) and .138 (current) but nothing else
    08-18-09 07:01 PM
  6. mscooley's Avatar
    Just checked, it came up with .77 (downgrade) and .138 (current) but nothing else
    Look like Verizon's out of the picture. I wonder how long will it before it shows up on Carrier's sites? I thought .160 was the latest for the 8330 but apparently not.
    08-18-09 07:03 PM
  7. BerrySky's Avatar
    Before it shows up on carriers sites...who knows how long...but for Verizon, it will be a couple decades...not too long, right?
    08-18-09 07:06 PM
  8. John Yester's Avatar
    Download from and remove Vendor file.... There is an OS for the 8330 and 8330m

    Software For BlackBerry Curve (TM) 8330 smartphone BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.5.0.281 (Multilanguage)

    Package Version: 4.5.0.281
    Consisting of:
    • Applications: 4.5.0.169
    • Software Platform: 3.4.0.51
    • File name: 8330uAMEA_PBr4.5.0_rel281_PL3.4.0.51_A4.5.0.169_Ce llular_South.exe
    • File size: 83.18MB
    Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.

    08-18-09 07:07 PM
  9. blackngray70's Avatar
    Well that sucks I geuss I have to wait until it get's released on Alltel's download site.
    08-18-09 07:08 PM
  10. blackngray70's Avatar
    Cool thanks yester18 you're the man!
    08-18-09 07:09 PM
  11. John Yester's Avatar
    To the OP I will update you post with OS info, and Add the sticky. This is the most official 8330 OS out there.

    Nice find!
    08-18-09 07:12 PM
  12. bbtrell86's Avatar
    Do they have it for sprint?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-18-09 07:12 PM
  13. SoCal Addict's Avatar
    What a great find. Made my day. Please post install results.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-18-09 07:13 PM
  14. xliderider's Avatar
    Woohoo, thx yester18.

    Ok, now the burning question is how is the radio in this build?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-18-09 07:14 PM
  15. BerrySky's Avatar
    So, are all of the Curve users gonna install this now? lol
    08-18-09 07:14 PM
  16. Mr. Orange 645's Avatar
    Darn it. I lost my Sticky! Oh well, just glad someone finally found the link. Thanks Yester!
    08-18-09 07:15 PM
  17. xliderider's Avatar
    Darn it. I lost my Sticky! Oh well, just glad someone finally found the link. Thanks Yester!
    Lol. I was pulling for you MO.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-18-09 07:18 PM
  18. blackngray70's Avatar
    So, are all of the Curve users gonna install this now? lol
    lol...do I have to say it
    08-18-09 07:21 PM
  19. mscooley's Avatar
    Well look at my Carrier!!! ...and I'm getting my first STICKY too!!! Yay, me!
    08-18-09 07:24 PM
  20. BerrySky's Avatar
    So I can get this on Verizon?
    08-18-09 07:26 PM
  21. mscooley's Avatar
    So I can get this on Verizon?
    Yes, just download it and remove the vendor.xml file.
    08-18-09 07:35 PM
  22. BerrySky's Avatar
    Ehh, I will stick with the official .138 for now
    08-18-09 07:35 PM
  23. mscooley's Avatar
    To the OP I will update you post with OS info, and Add the sticky. This is the most official 8330 OS out there.

    Nice find!
    Thank you. I appreciate it!
    08-18-09 07:44 PM
  24. SoCal Addict's Avatar
    Anyone try it yet??

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-18-09 07:52 PM
  25. Mr. Orange 645's Avatar
    Well look at my Carrier!!! ...and I'm getting my first STICKY too!!! Yay, me!
    I also got the email on Alltel. Apparently it came out for multiple carriers
    08-18-09 07:57 PM
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