1. Garz's Avatar
    Software For BlackBerry 8700v (TM)

    BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.5.0.108 (EastAsia) Includes English

    Package Version: 4.5.0.108
    Consisting of:
    Applications: 4.5.0.81
    Software Platform: 2.7.0.78
    File name: 8700EastAsia_PBr4.5.0_rel108_PL2.7.0.78_A4.5.0.81_ Voda_Australia.exe
    File size: 61.02MB
    Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.

    Download Here:
    https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...19656875EE557C

    For install instruction to load any carrier 8700 OS on your BB:

    1. Back up data on Desktop Manager under Back up/restore option
    2. Back up your 3rd party apps. Instructions here--> http://forums.crackberry.com/f3/how-...cations-53201/
    3. Disconnect your BB from Desktop Manager
    4. Download desired OS to your PC
    5. Install/run OS to PC
    6. Delete vendor.xml file. It's located in c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader
    7. Connect BB to Desktop Manager and it should prompt the upgrade. If not click app loader and that should initialize it.
    8. Do not unplug BB during the process. It will take around 30-60 minutes to complete upgrade.

    ***Steps 2 is optional but recommended
    09-25-08 03:31 PM
  2. redviking121's Avatar
    I followed have my 8700g with t-mobile running with 4.5.0.81. Be sure you follow the instructions. Specifically MATCH the version of the desktop software. Here is one way to do it wrong. Update to the absolute latest which is 4.6 for the desktop. That was at least true on Sep 25, 08. Then if you download the new ap. It will not find it or prompt you even though you have removed the Vendor.xml file, per the instructions. A tip though. Accessing multimedia can be slow. So don't panic if you see the hour glass and you think you are off in never never land. It is also good advice to switch back to a stock theme before the upgrade, just in case.
    Last edited by redviking121; 09-26-08 at 08:11 PM.
    09-26-08 08:38 AM
  3. ekinwang's Avatar
    H upgraded my curve to 4.5 and was very pleased. My only concern is that this will slow down my 8703. Any thoughts?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-26-08 06:56 PM
  4. AColdStArnolds79's Avatar
    I have a Curve 8310 and upgraded it to this version a couple of days ago.

    I also have a 8700C I want to update.

    Can I use the same update I used for the Curve on my 8700C? That one is already available on my pc from the Curve update.
    10-02-08 02:41 PM
  5. mattburns9999's Avatar
    I have a Curve 8310 and upgraded it to this version a couple of days ago.

    I also have a 8700C I want to update.

    Can I use the same update I used for the Curve on my 8700C? That one is already available on my pc from the Curve update.
    No, you will have to delete that one and download the compatible one to the 8700.
    10-05-08 12:56 AM
  6. southpaul's Avatar
    I'm a little confused. I have the latest version of Desktop Manager, and followed the firections, but the new 4.5 OS is not seen by DM. Should I downgrade to anolder version of Desktop Manager?
    10-06-08 03:17 PM
  7. Garz's Avatar
    I'm a little confused. I have the latest version of Desktop Manager, and followed the firections, but the new 4.5 OS is not seen by DM. Should I downgrade to anolder version of Desktop Manager?
    The DM does not matter. Did you follow the install instructions completely? Download OS to PC and then run the OS to PC. After that, did you delete the vendor.xml file?
    10-06-08 03:19 PM
  8. tomabraham63's Avatar
    a-ok on the gf's t-mo 8700g.......
    10-10-08 12:46 AM
  9. Duvi's Avatar
    Good stuff. I will be installing.
    10-12-08 12:29 AM
  10. phamtuanchip's Avatar
    thank you alot , i am trying to update my phone
    10-12-08 12:28 PM
  11. killingwthasmile's Avatar
    Anyone on AT&T having browser issues?
    10-16-08 10:40 PM
  12. brettmcfadden's Avatar
    Will this east asia update work on my Sprint 8703e? I want to make sure it is compatible with a CDMA phone.

    BTW, i've done a couple of updates through the help of the Crackberry forums, and you guys have been fantastic. Thank you.
    10-20-08 02:41 AM
  13. Heresy's Avatar
    Yes it will work. Just make sure you follow the directions exactly and do not forget to delete the vendor file. Do not unplug it until it says its completed successfully no matter what it does.
    10-20-08 09:06 AM
  14. hthagood's Avatar
    I have a VZW 8703e...I followed the instructions, but can't get the AppLoader to recognize any of the updates? If I browse to the folder with the 4.5 files and select, it says "No additional applications designed for your device were found"

    I deleted the Vendor.xml file, and followed the instructions exactly.

    Help!
    10-20-08 11:54 AM
  15. hthagood's Avatar
    Just found this on Blackberryforum: "www.blackberryforums.com/general-8700-series-discussion/151913-latest-os-8700-4-5-0-108-4-5-0-81-english-eastasian-languages.html"

    "BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.5.0.108 (English+EastAsia Languages)

    This is for any carrier's 8700 model, not the 8703, not the 8707"
    10-20-08 12:39 PM
  16. Daedalus256's Avatar
    Hmmm I may have to try this, any word on the possibility of watching youtube on one of these yet? Or is that because of the different media player

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-22-08 07:37 PM
  17. Srixon's Avatar
    Hi,

    Anyone can help me, What is the latest desktop for 8700g can i upload and where can i have it?

    how & where can i setup pop3 email into device?
    10-28-08 10:54 AM
  18. BerryInUSA's Avatar
    Hi, Upgraded my ATT 8700c last night with no problem. I had to do one more step than listed, which was restore using "backup/restore" - but maybe that's implied.

    This upgrade looks good, It will keep me happy for the next 2 weeks waiting for the Storm to come out.

    Thanks OP!
    11-10-08 09:17 AM
  19. aligi's Avatar
    It works!
    I have 8700v on vodafone Romania I just did the update and it works, although the phone is somewhat slower with the new software. But who cares, I can copy files on it now
    It scared me a bit, it showed me the hourglass for around 20 minutes, but I waited for it and eventually it continued the upgrade.
    Again, thank you.
    03-07-09 01:54 PM
  20. alkanes2003's Avatar
    i have the old blackberry 8700, v4.5.0.55 (platform 2.7.0.68) with the scroll wheel at the side. which new OS can i put on this phone and what are the disadvantages that are there?
    05-15-11 07:13 PM
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