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  1. mscooley's Avatar
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    Default ** Newest 8330 4.5.0.169 Cellular South (Official)**




    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

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    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; 08-19-2009 at 06:52 PM. Reason: added OS install instructions
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    Someone on VZW should try this and see if we can get it.
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    Checking now!
    Way too obsessive...
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    It's available for Alltel users. I'm installing it now.
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    Just checked, it came up with .77 (downgrade) and .138 (current) but nothing else
    Way too obsessive...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BerrySky View Post
    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.
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    Before it shows up on carriers sites...who knows how long...but for Verizon, it will be a couple decades...not too long, right?
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    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.



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    Well that sucks I geuss I have to wait until it get's released on Alltel's download site.
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    Cool thanks yester18 you're the man!
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    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!


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    Do they have it for sprint?

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    What a great find. Made my day. Please post install results.

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    Woohoo, thx yester18.

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

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    So, are all of the Curve users gonna install this now? lol
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    Darn it. I lost my Sticky! Oh well, just glad someone finally found the link. Thanks Yester!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Orange 645 View Post
    Darn it. I lost my Sticky! Oh well, just glad someone finally found the link. Thanks Yester!
    Lol. I was pulling for you MO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BerrySky View Post
    So, are all of the Curve users gonna install this now? lol
    lol...do I have to say it
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    Well look at my Carrier!!! ...and I'm getting my first STICKY too!!! Yay, me!
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    So I can get this on Verizon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BerrySky View Post
    So I can get this on Verizon?
    Yes, just download it and remove the vendor.xml file.
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    Ehh, I will stick with the official .138 for now
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    Quote Originally Posted by yester18 View Post
    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!
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    Anyone try it yet??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mscooley View Post
    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
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