08-30-09 10:39 AM
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  1. The Critic's Avatar
    Today, I noticed that my supervisor's 8330 is still running on O/S version 4.3.

    So, I told her that I'll bring my laptop to work tomorrow and flash her Blackberry to the latest software. However, I have a few questions for the BlackBerry geeks.

    1. Is version 4.5.0.138 the latest version? I downloaded the OS from this site.

    2. I currently have my 8900 synced with my BB Desktop Manager v5.0. To be safe, I went ahead and did a full back-up of my device. When I go to flash the 8330 tomorrow, I assume that I should just connect the 8330 to my computer, perform a full back-up, then let the Desktop Manager take care of the rest?

    3. Is there a thread somewhere that discussed the improvements from OS vs. 4.3 to v. 4.5? If not, what are some of the major changes?

    Thanks!
    08-26-09 09:58 PM
  2. xliderider's Avatar
    Verizon's latest "official" OS, 4.5.0.138, is pretty pathetic IMO.

    I recommend Sprint's 4.5.0.131 instead:

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f52/new...nguage-152163/

    .138 has no call timer, and the network indicator can sometimes go into a cycle of displaying 1XEV, 1X, 1xev, and 1x, which only a battery pull will fix.

    Major improvements going to 4.5 is better memory management, better/faster browser, video camera, and HTML email.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-26-09 10:08 PM
  3. xliderider's Avatar
    If you are going to do the upgrade on a laptop, I definitely recommend bringing your charger along, you don't want to risk running low on battery power during an upgrade. Plug the laptop in from the start, sometimes you can get an "unable to connect to JVM error" ifthe laptop doesn't supply the full 5V usb specified voltage to the usb port.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-26-09 10:11 PM
  4. The Critic's Avatar
    Good idea on the power adapter, thanks.

    As long as version 4.5 is not a downgrade from version 4.3, I think I'll be OK. I'll look into other versions as long as they are stable. Remember, this is my boss's phone, so the software has to be stable and reliable.
    08-26-09 10:12 PM
  5. brittanyh's Avatar
    I have v4.5.0.169.. it runs fine on mine
    08-26-09 10:12 PM
  6. xliderider's Avatar
    4.5.0.131 is the most stable, problem free OS available for the 8330 (excluding the hybrid OSes).

    If I upgraded my bosses' 8330, I'd put .131 on it.

    You might also want to make a third party backup to CYA:

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f3/upda...updated-53201/

    Just in case something goes wrong during the upgrade.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-26-09 10:21 PM
  7. jorger81's Avatar
    I have version 4.5.0.77 on my phone, is this new or old. Just got the phone 8 days ago ?? When I go to Desktop Manager it tells me that there is a new version available to download everytime i connect to DM.
    08-26-09 11:04 PM
  8. xliderider's Avatar
    Jorger, DM is prompting you to upgrade to 4.5.0.138, which is the latest "official" OS for the Verizon 8330.

    .77 is old.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-26-09 11:32 PM
  9. jorger81's Avatar
    So is it a "good" software update, or should i stick with what works?

    I would obviously do a system backup and 3rd party app backup also before doing anything else.
    08-26-09 11:43 PM
  10. xliderider's Avatar
    See post #2 for my opinion on .138

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-26-09 11:48 PM
  11. OmegaF150's Avatar
    Well xliderider is one of the most knowlegable people on this site and I give much respect to his posts. I never had .131 on my berry I use a hybrid os. Having said that I used the .131 radio file on the last hybrid setup and for me, the call quality was absolutely terrible. So I re-did the hybrid with the .160 radio which was my base for the hybrid, and it works much better. So, .138 is garbage, .131 is supposed to be the best for us verizon users, but the radio did not work for me and the hybrid is the best way to go in my opinion.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-27-09 01:38 AM
  12. xliderider's Avatar
    Omega, you never had the problem with chirping while on a call with the .160 radio?

    .160 and .169 has the chirping problem for some of us on Verizon. I wonder if it is a regional thing?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-27-09 01:47 AM
  13. OmegaF150's Avatar
    Well, I never had a chirping problem but the other day I did notice a couple of chirps. It hasn't happened since though. Have you heard anything on the .169 radio?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-27-09 02:20 PM
  14. OmegaF150's Avatar
    Never mind just read the last page of the .169 sticky and found out it has profile and chirping problems. I don't know the .131 radio was just super staticy for me.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-27-09 02:35 PM
  15. xliderider's Avatar
    When I was on .169 I had only a few chirps. At first, I was like wth? If the .131 radio wasn't good for me, I would consider staying on the .169 radio, the chirping was only few and far between and not on every call. But the .131 radio is ok for me, so that's what I'm using. I'm always hoping something better will come along though.
    08-27-09 02:59 PM
  16. SevereDeceit's Avatar
    If you are going to do the upgrade on a laptop, I definitely recommend bringing your charger along, you don't want to risk running low on battery power during an upgrade. Plug the laptop in from the start, sometimes you can get an "unable to connect to JVM error" ifthe laptop doesn't supply the full 5V usb specified voltage to the usb port.

    That actually happens more than people think...
    08-27-09 03:02 PM
  17. jorger81's Avatar
    Xliderider I guess what ur sayin is that 138 is good

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-27-09 03:36 PM
  18. xliderider's Avatar
    Wth? How did you get that impression? You're yankin' my chain right? Cause I don't see any winky winky emoticon in your post.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-27-09 03:44 PM
  19. crimlaw's Avatar
    Hey xliderider,
    I already updated to .138. How do I download .171 from your sprint link and then install it on my 8330? If it matters, I am on verizon.
    08-27-09 07:53 PM
  20. jorger81's Avatar
    I am so confused !! Is .138 good or .171 better ?

    Thats it I'm not downloading nothing !!!!!!!
    08-27-09 09:45 PM
  21. xliderider's Avatar
    There is no .171, are you looking at the app version? I think you are looking at the package version.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-27-09 09:50 PM
  22. jorger81's Avatar
    I am trying to decide what to look at.......xliderider you recommending .138 or else i stick with .77.

    So annoyed
    08-27-09 10:13 PM
  23. blackngray70's Avatar
    Xliderider recommended .131 from Sprint because it is the most stable OS for the VZW 8330.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-27-09 10:44 PM
  24. jorger81's Avatar
    My .77 is working just fine.....I'm sticking with it for now
    08-27-09 10:53 PM
  25. OmegaF150's Avatar
    .77 worked good for me until 6 months into it then I started getting speaker blast. Then came blackngray70 and xliderider and my eyes where opened to the great hybrids lol. Now my berry is kickin A#! I like many others are praying we get 5.0 and hope if we do, it runs ok.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-28-09 12:36 AM
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