1. PNWBerryAddict's Avatar
    While down loading the Curve 8320 update I found this one for the 8820 as well.

    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: 8820EastAsia_PBr4.5.0_rel254_PL2.7.0.105_A4.5.0.16 1_Hutchison.exe
    • File size: 88.87MB
    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...2BAA6EBC8B872D
    (You have to scroll down a little once you get to the download page, this software package is not listed at the very top)

    This download is from Hutchison but will work on ANY carrier's 8820 model BB. (Not 8800 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 PNWBerryAddict; 06-30-09 at 12:47 PM.
    06-30-09 12:43 PM
  2. shun2x's Avatar
    anyone has try this??
    06-30-09 01:50 PM
  3. PNWBerryAddict's Avatar
    Well I just finished upgrading about 10 minutes ago and no problems so far. The upgrade went very smoothly, no issues at all.

    File Free is about the same as I was getting with T-Mobile's 4.5.0.139.

    No problems making calls on EDGE or UMA.

    I'll post again later after I have used this for a while and let you know if I have any problems or memory leaks.
    Last edited by PNWBerryAddict; 07-01-09 at 10:13 AM.
    06-30-09 02:09 PM
  4. Garz's Avatar
    stuck thread!
    06-30-09 03:52 PM
  5. jdauria's Avatar
    Wow a new OS already? I'll have to update after work today and see whats new.

    Will there ever be a wireless upgrade?
    07-01-09 08:59 AM
  6. sembrani20blue's Avatar
    If you're using Hutchinson network then there will be a wireless upgrade for you
    07-02-09 12:18 AM
  7. donnamatt's Avatar
    Loaded this yesterday, and so far, so good. Immediately noticed a bit more file free after the re-boot...normally I have about 29MB; after reboot it jumped to 32MB, where it has been holding steady since yesterday without any subsequent re-boots/battery pulls. The OS seems a little snappier too, but I could just be imagining it. All in all, I'm pretty happy with it .
    07-03-09 11:06 PM
  8. PNWBerryAddict's Avatar
    Loaded this yesterday, and so far, so good. Immediately noticed a bit more file free after the re-boot...normally I have about 29MB; after reboot it jumped to 32MB, where it has been holding steady since yesterday without any subsequent re-boots/battery pulls. The OS seems a little snappier too, but I could just be imagining it. All in all, I'm pretty happy with it .
    I noticed that my 8820 seems a little faster too, I rarely get the hourglass since upgrading.

    This OS also seems to be really excellent for memory stability. I haven't noticed any memory leak at all so far.
    07-04-09 04:00 PM
  9. martinch's Avatar
    Anyone experienced lower battery life? My Batt seems to be draining out alot faster than it used to...
    07-13-09 09:06 AM
  10. croft's Avatar
    I see 4.5.0.181 Isn't that the newest?
    07-14-09 01:07 AM
  11. bkir72's Avatar
    Where did you see it!! I googled and got nothing. If its true I would like to try it out. Please post more info. Thanks.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-14-09 01:22 AM
  12. croft's Avatar
    Where did you see it!! I googled and got nothing. If its true I would like to try it out. Please post more info. Thanks.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Same link as the original post. He said to scroll down to get to 61, but isn't 81 the newest?
    07-14-09 01:27 AM
  13. bkir72's Avatar
    I looked, there is 4.5.0.81 version, and the .161, to date 161 is the latest. Too bad, you had me going, thought I'd be upgrading. Hopefully something comes out soon.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-14-09 01:45 AM
  14. Fandysilalahi's Avatar
    What are the improvements that we can expect by upgrading to .161? Aside from better memory management?
    Does it comes with the new 5.0 browser?
    If it does then I might cancel my plans to acquire a bold/curve8900..
    07-17-09 01:19 AM
  15. violatizzle's Avatar
    no 5.0 browser Fandysilalahi so I guess the bold is looking pretty sweet on your end of the bargain
    07-17-09 01:49 AM
  16. c00lnerd's Avatar
    I just did the upgrade, but noticed that my SD memory card is not being recognized by XP. Is there something I need to do?
    07-30-09 10:50 AM
  17. c00lnerd's Avatar
    XP got confused with the dive letters. Had to reassign the drive letter. Nevermind.
    07-30-09 10:57 AM
  18. loz_the_guru's Avatar
    My BB is showing v4.5.0.52 - is this newer? I dont get a prompt to update when I load Desktop Manager, and i've followed the basic settings in this thread:

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f3/prop...ocedure-53359/

    If not, is it worth me going advanced and installing this update? Any real improvements?
    Last edited by loz_the_guru; 08-12-09 at 03:23 PM.
    08-12-09 02:57 PM
  19. Fandysilalahi's Avatar
    I think I might opt for the 8900 instead, no offense, but I do like apps. And I spend most of my days on wi fi so the lack of 3G won't be a big deal for me I guess. If only it comes with "our" kinda keyboard like the Bold.. Oh wait, there's the Tour and the Onyx... Mmmmmm (confused)
    08-13-09 08:15 AM
  20. MrAOK's Avatar
    Both Orange Belgium Mobistar and O2 UK now have this listing, which is odd because it's a later applications number but an earlier software platform number. Anyone knows if it represents an upgrade?


    By the way RIM in its advisory about a browser security issue, View Document says 4.5 application version has to be at least at level 4.5.0.173. If that is really correct, whatever the version below represents, it would seem a newer one is imminent.

    Package Version: 4.5.0.257
    Consisting of:

    * Applications: 4.5.0.163
    * Software Platform: 2.7.0.92
    * File name: 8820M_PBr4.5.0_rel257_PL2.7.0.92_A4.5.0.163_Mobist ar_SA_NV.exe (from mobistar)
    * File size: 91.47MB

    Similar entry from O2

    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: 8820M_PBr4.5.0_rel257_PL2.7.0.92_A4.5.0.163_O2_UK. exe
    * File size: 91.47MB
    Last edited by MrAOK; 10-04-09 at 07:58 AM.
    10-03-09 07:13 PM
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