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  1. codemaker's Avatar
    Newest 8830 OS 4.5.0.160 from Telus

    BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.5.0.253 (Multilanguage)

    Package Version: 4.5.0.253
    Consisting of:
    • Applications: 4.5.0.160
    • Software Platform: 3.4.0.41
    • File name: 8830AMEA_PBr4.5.0_rel253_PL3.4.0.41_A4.5.0.160_Tel us_Mobility.exe
    • File size: 82.57MB


    https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...E607FE7CC0E1A0

    Upgrade Instructions

    Findings Summary

    The following findings have been collecting from the posts in this thread. Positive findings are marked in blue, negative findings are marked in red. Neutral or unconfirmed findings in gray.

    • Call Timer is back. 13 16 82
    • Memory usage is improved. 37 50 52 82 90
    • Overall speed improvement. 61 99
    • Battery life is improved. 81

    • Calendar does not restore correctly. 16 42 53
    • Audible "squeak" on the line during calls. 75 77
    • Random (?) "Device media processor is busy." error, causes no further audio notifications or music playback. 37 93 107
      Playback is restored after a battery pull.
    • PIN change notifications are sent after reboot when content protection is enabled. 108 109 121 127 131
      Disabling content protection seems to work around this issue.

    • Problems receiving multipart SMS messages. 67
    • GPS locks faster. 18 24
    Last edited by codemaker; 06-11-09 at 12:34 PM. Reason: Updated findings.
    05-28-09 12:40 PM
  2. ediggity's Avatar
    The file name is wrong, buttttt it is there for the 8830 Downloading now and will report back.
    Last edited by ediggity; 05-28-09 at 01:29 PM.
    05-28-09 01:23 PM
  3. mellentine's Avatar
    Please let us know. I'm tired of .138, but it did work on my Verizon. Hope 160 does as well.
    05-28-09 03:39 PM
  4. ediggity's Avatar
    Loaded perfect. Make sure you delete the vendor file. Yes, the call timer is back which helps. I'll be monitoring the memory, but mine always seems to drop pretty quick because of weathereye I believe.
    05-28-09 05:00 PM
  5. mrmcpheezy's Avatar
    I've got 4.5.0.127

    Should I bother upgrading? What benefit would that have?
    05-28-09 05:13 PM
  6. ediggity's Avatar
    I like to have the latest software, but it's up to you. If you're comfortable with what you are running, stay with it. As you see my post above the 1st finding is true about the call timer reappearing.
    05-28-09 05:47 PM
  7. esalonia's Avatar
    Interesting... Now if only there were a changelog...
    05-28-09 08:25 PM
  8. kylemcdonald87's Avatar
    I'm having issues download the OS from Telus.. it will start but 40% - 50% it just stops.. is this a Telus issue??
    05-28-09 10:23 PM
  9. Statman's Avatar
    no problem downloading here.
    05-28-09 11:48 PM
  10. kylemcdonald87's Avatar
    Must be my connection... My DSL service isn't worth a crap. Any distinct improvements over 138 other than call timer?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-29-09 12:34 AM
  11. JoeyMoose's Avatar
    mmmm will be upgrading Sunday!!! Plz report your findings so i can see if it's even worth it.
    05-29-09 01:20 AM
  12. ediggity's Avatar
    Kyle, just you have make sure you have a good connection, it'll go through . So far my battery life has been amazing. Never had it this good. The only charge was the OS install, and that was 7 hrs ago. I'm @ 55% with emails pretty much all day...

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-29-09 02:29 AM
  13. snison's Avatar
    Timer on phone call restored in 8830 4.5.0.160. YaY! That is AWESOME!

    As for the d/l'g... I tried to d/l on CenturyTel DSL and AT&T DSL and could not get it to go. Finally got it about 1130p -0500.
    05-29-09 03:25 AM
  14. budman45's Avatar
    Has anyone seen any major differances from.138??? I just got mine tweeked to my liking and dont want to go through it all again if theres no real differances. Thanks.
    05-29-09 07:17 AM
  15. roadwarrior69's Avatar
    anyone know if this will work for US Cell, or CMDA?
    05-29-09 07:42 AM
  16. codemaker's Avatar
    call timer is back

    calendar did not restore correctly
    During the upgrade the calendar did not restore at all (and error message was displayed informing me of this). When I manually restored it, all of the entries were placed in the default calendar instead of the proper calendars (im on BIS).

    Power Off icon cannot be hidden

    I'll report on memory usage and battery usage after running for a day

    Application Settings Saved
    Pandora
    MidpSSH
    Facebook (had to login again)
    App World (had to accept the license again)

    Application Settings Lost
    Crackberry Launcher
    UberTwitter
    Google Maps
    Poynt
    Default search engine in browser
    Last edited by codemaker; 05-29-09 at 09:39 AM.
    05-29-09 09:24 AM
  17. TheMiz's Avatar
    anyone know if this will work for CMDA?

    I am using it on Alltel.
    It seems ok
    05-29-09 09:30 AM
  18. TheMiz's Avatar
    Could be just me my my GPS is now working very fast ( locking in my location)
    before I upgraded my GPS could take as long as 20 minutes to find a Satellite and never inside my house. But this has all changed from my living room I get locked in.
    05-29-09 10:07 AM
  19. kylemcdonald87's Avatar
    Kyle, just you have make sure you have a good connection, it'll go through . So far my battery life has been amazing. Never had it this good. The only charge was the OS install, and that was 7 hrs ago. I'm @ 55% with emails pretty much all day...

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Well, its still doing it this morning too... I'm thinking bout tethering up and trying it... it just gives the error that the source file cannot be read
    05-29-09 11:39 AM
  20. Terrigno's Avatar
    Thanks for the release. Gonna upgrade once I get home.
    05-29-09 12:31 PM
  21. jackflak's Avatar
    has anyone tried this on a sprint 8830?
    05-29-09 12:49 PM
  22. kylemcdonald87's Avatar
    got it downloaded updating now... and jack it should work fine on any 8830
    05-29-09 12:50 PM
  23. codemaker's Avatar
    has anyone tried this on a sprint 8830?
    Yes. I have a sprint 8830. It worked fine.
    05-29-09 12:53 PM
  24. codemaker's Avatar
    Could be just me my my GPS is now working very fast ( locking in my location)
    before I upgraded my GPS could take as long as 20 minutes to find a Satellite and never inside my house. But this has all changed from my living room I get locked in.
    I just checked this, and it does appear to be faster, and to get a lock in places that didn't work before. The accuracy of the location appears to have decreased in these places though (i haven't tried outside yet). From in my office google maps reports my location within 70 to 100 meters (before it would rarely get a lock).

    Perhaps there were some fixes to the aGPS functionality of the device.
    05-29-09 12:56 PM
  25. helljack6's Avatar
    Just got my 8830 a few days ago and i'm already upgrading the software for the second time. I'm on the last step now so I'll let ya'll know if I brick the berry shortly. Berry exciting times!!

    -Ok, that didn't take nearly as long as I thought it would, less than 30 minutes.

    So I did the upgrade and it seems to have taken very well. I went and found Crackmem posted by Pete6 and used that to aid in the installation process of this version and aside from the fact that I had absolutely nothing else going on with the computer other than the OS upgrade, it went pretty flawlessly. I had to go back and re-accept a few licenses but those were trivial things. The only thing I've found so far is that under Options/About.......yeah I can't open that. Everything else works just fine.
    Last edited by helljack6; 05-29-09 at 02:41 PM.
    05-29-09 02:10 PM
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