1. PNWBerryAddict's Avatar
    BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.5.0.254 (EastAsia)

    Package Version: 4.5.0.254
    Consisting of:
    • Applications: 4.5.0.161
    • Software Platform: 2.7.0.105
    • File name: 8800EastAsia_PBr4.5.0_rel254_PL2.7.0.105_A4.5.0.16 1_Hutchison.exe
    • File size: 86.91MB
    Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.


    This download is from Hutchison but will work on ANY carrier's 8800 model BB. (Not 8820 or 8830)

    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.

    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 yester18; 07-09-09 at 11:34 AM. Reason: OP had wrong OS posted.
    07-09-09 11:26 AM
  2. John Yester's Avatar
    Post all fixed up.. And thread Stuck
    07-09-09 11:36 AM
  3. eTiMaGo's Avatar
    I still have my old 8800 lost in a drawer somewhere, time to dig it out and try this
    08-12-09 01:16 AM
  4. eTiMaGo's Avatar
    I still have my old 8800 lost in a drawer somewhere, time to dig it out and try this
    08-12-09 01:53 AM
  5. joOojoOo's Avatar
    thanks l need it
    08-20-09 12:23 AM
  6. meddoc101's Avatar
    TNANKS much!
    08-23-09 02:11 PM
  7. Orical's Avatar
    This has more apps that I didn't have in the beginning, I also like the way the address book works now it's smoother and more spaced out then it was before.

    Good lookin' out on the update man. Now for more apps and what ever else I can do with it, Thanks again.....
    09-18-09 10:47 PM
  8. MrAOK's Avatar
    Just as for the 8820, there is a now a posting of a later version number, and also just as confusing. It has a later version of the applications, but an earlier version of the software platform.

    I have no idea if that means it is better or not as good. It's posted at Orange Belgium Mobistar
    It's this


    BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.5.0.257 (Multilanguage)

    Package Version: 4.5.0.257
    Consisting of:

    * Applications: 4.5.0.163
    * Software Platform: 2.7.0.92
    * File name: 8800M_PBr4.5.0_rel257_PL2.7.0.92_A4.5.0.163_Mobist ar_SA_NV.exe
    * File size: 89.31MB
    Last edited by MrAOK; 10-04-09 at 08:03 AM.
    10-04-09 07:47 AM
  9. MrAOK's Avatar
    posted in error
    10-04-09 07:50 AM
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