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  1. John Yester's Avatar


    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: 8330AMEA_PBr4.5.0_rel253_PL3.4.0.41_A4.5.0.160_Tel us_Mobility.exe
    • File size: 83.15MB
    Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.




    Instructions to install on ANY 8330 from ANY CARRIER.

    1. Download the above OS file to the PC then install it to the PC by running (double clicking) the file you downloaded.
    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." When the device boots up it will then restore your information. When the Apploader Wizard says Loading Operation Successful you may then unplug the device.

    Here is a step by step guide to upgrade--> How to Install or Upgrade to a New RIM BlackBerry Operating System (OS) with AppLoader | CrackBerry.com
    05-28-09 11:40 AM
  2. Jim W's Avatar
    ok...noob question.....why are there "m" specific OS releases and this one is safe for both?
    05-28-09 11:43 AM
  3. Justinjor's Avatar
    Difference in .138 and .160?
    05-28-09 11:49 AM
  4. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    Thanks yester18. I don't know enough yet to help people very much on a thread like this, so I gladly leave it to people who do. I will help where I can.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Last edited by LazyStarGazer; 05-28-09 at 12:10 PM. Reason: I wanna help and learn
    05-28-09 11:50 AM
  5. bpfeiffer's Avatar
    8330 love first for once! LOL

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-28-09 11:51 AM
  6. gchahinian's Avatar
    get it while it's hot! downloading @ 208kps, the server isnt overloaded yet lol
    05-28-09 12:00 PM
  7. blackngray70's Avatar
    LazyStarGazer,

    What yester18 did in the first post is what I meant by modify
    05-28-09 12:02 PM
  8. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    Difference in .138 and .160?
    So far, the only difference is that the on screen call timer is back. (.138 took it away).

    No one has reported RF issues with it yet, but we need more people running it to know for sure if that has been fixed.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-28-09 12:31 PM
  9. juniorfan's Avatar
    Thanks so much! Can't wait to get this running.
    05-28-09 12:38 PM
  10. blackngray70's Avatar
    Successfully installed
    05-28-09 12:41 PM
  11. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    ok...noob question.....why are there "m" specific OS releases and this one is safe for both?
    OS's are device specific. The 8330 and the 8330m may be similar, but they are not the same. I know of someone here who claims to have made this work, but I would NOT attempt that on mine.

    If you have an 8330m, wait. An update will come out.
    05-28-09 12:42 PM
  12. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    Successfully installed
    Hopefully this fixes the issues you had with .138
    05-28-09 12:43 PM
  13. blackngray70's Avatar
    Hopefully this fixes the issues you had with .138
    I hope so too

    Haven't had a chance to check it out much yet.
    05-28-09 12:50 PM
  14. gchahinian's Avatar
    installed...currently restoring. i'll post up if i notice any differences
    05-28-09 01:19 PM
  15. blackngray70's Avatar
    If anyone starts having problems downloading this OS you can download it at Megashares or at MEGAUPLOAD.
    Last edited by blackngray70; 05-29-09 at 07:02 AM.
    05-28-09 01:39 PM
  16. ruvcan's Avatar
    Almost done installing!!!
    05-28-09 01:55 PM
  17. wricks's Avatar
    I'll be giving this a try when I get home. Guess it's too early to ask if anyone has seen any negative issues with this new version??
    05-28-09 02:05 PM
  18. ipdstnger2's Avatar
    Just installed & seems to be much snappier than prior versions. No problems yet!
    05-28-09 02:08 PM
  19. mpafr012's Avatar
    ok...noob question.....why are there "m" specific OS releases and this one is safe for both?
    m is the newer curve as in 8330m. They use a different radio than the "e" version and where do you see this can be used for "e" an/or "m" all I see is it can be used on any carriers 8330. Unless the software says it is for the "m" series, I would not try installing it on that device.
    05-28-09 02:11 PM
  20. flickted's Avatar
    Are u sur the "M" stands for Multilanguage and the "E" stands for english

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-28-09 02:29 PM
  21. xliderider's Avatar
    Just done installing. One of the fastest, smoothest OS updates ever. No problems whatsoever.
    05-28-09 02:36 PM
  22. xliderider's Avatar
    Cr@p... I just did a *228, option 2 to update my prl just for the heck of it to see if I would have the RF problem (cycling from 1x, 1xev, etc). I do.

    Had to do a QuickPull reset. Hopefully, it doesn't come back during "normal" operation.
    05-28-09 02:47 PM
  23. Justinjor's Avatar
    still seems to be a delay with the backlight.
    05-28-09 03:11 PM
  24. blackngray70's Avatar
    Are u sur the "M" stands for Multilanguage and the "E" stands for english

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    No, "M" stands for MEID and "E" stands for ESN.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-28-09 03:12 PM
  25. blackngray70's Avatar
    Cr@p... I just did a *228, option 2 to update my prl just for the heck of it to see if I would have the RF problem (cycling from 1x, 1xev, etc). I do.

    Had to do a QuickPull reset. Hopefully, it doesn't come back during "normal" operation.
    I did *228 too and no RF issues

    And I also had a flawless install

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-28-09 03:15 PM
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