1. Jim Ahrman's Avatar
    Hello all,
    I'm just over a month into my first blackberry, and I love it. One question I'm a little confused on the device software version(s). I'm on AT&T, and I've done the check/upgrade and I'm at 4.2 right now. I've seen a couple of posts about removing the vendor file and going to 4.5? Am I readying this correctly?

    If that is the case, is there a thread that talks people who have done this and the exact steps to do this and is it worth it?

    Thanks

    Jim
    11-16-08 04:03 PM
  2. Reed McLay's Avatar
    Welcome to CrackBerry.

    BlackBerry is constantly updating their software. The v4.5xx OS is a midlife refresh for the Curve, Pearl and '88's. This link details the improvements.

    BlackBerry - BlackBerry Device Software

    The procedure is not difficult and most members have accomplished it without any difficulty. On the rare occasion when a problem does accrue, it is almost always a USB connection issue.

    Step by step instructions are posted with the OS update.

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f52/new...-0-99-a-94790/

    Is it worth the effort?

    Yes, the Browser and Email improvements alone make it worth while. Video and Voice Notes are nice features too.
    Last edited by Reed McLay; 11-16-08 at 05:09 PM.
    11-16-08 05:06 PM
  3. gregorma's Avatar
    There is a newer OS out there. It works great. I have it running on my ATT 8310.
    11-17-08 01:27 AM
  4. PvT's Avatar
    If you catch up on some of the chatter in the thread Reed posted and/or for newer OS's you'll get a feel for whether it's worth making the upgrade. It's an opportunity to get your feet wet and learn how to do it as well as have a fresh berry. The posts above are great guides and here are some I've used a lot lately.

    When the time came all I needed was a newer OS and one or more of these:

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f3/how-...cations-53201/

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


    My old wipe method:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f3/how-...l_cmder-53502/

    My new wipe method:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f35/cra...eleased-52044/


    BlackBerry 101 How-To Lecture Series | CrackBerry.com
    11-17-08 02:38 AM
  5. mding4gold's Avatar
    Hello & welcome to the addiction!!!
    11-17-08 06:36 AM
  6. questionslv's Avatar
    I have run on my BB for one month! It's awesome! I will became a BB addiction!
    11-17-08 06:44 AM
  7. CipherDias's Avatar
    There are a lot of threads and posts in the forum regarding OS upgrades but the one thing I would suggest first is to get comfortable with your new device BEFORE upgrading your O.S.
    11-17-08 07:20 AM
  8. johnmorganjr1's Avatar
    Just make sure to back up and follow the instructions to the letter for upgrade. Once you have upgraded you will really love your berry.
    11-17-08 11:39 AM
  9. Garz's Avatar
    There is a newer OS out there. It works great. I have it running on my ATT 8310.
    Yes there is but its not released by a carrier. Version .99 is definately stable enough for the user to use. Even the above average user would not notice a difference from .99 to .102.
    11-17-08 11:58 AM
  10. Jim Ahrman's Avatar
    Thank you ALL for the info and posts...very much appreciated. I went ahead and did the upgrade last night and it went fine. Did loose BB Maps, but I'll start searching for that fix. I do know that I only have 3 of the 4 modules when I check, just need to find the post to fix that one.
    Thanks again

    PS: When and where are the BB Anonymous meetings? The way I'm looking at this, I'm going to need one.
    11-17-08 12:13 PM
  11. PvT's Avatar
    Thank you ALL for the info and posts...very much appreciated. I went ahead and did the upgrade last night and it went fine. Did loose BB Maps, but I'll start searching for that fix. I do know that I only have 3 of the 4 modules when I check, just need to find the post to fix that one.
    Thanks again

    PS: When and where are the BB Anonymous meetings? The way I'm looking at this, I'm going to need one.
    There was some chatter here about installing BB Maps after the fact http://forums.crackberry.com/f83/bla...tml#post951673

    & for your last BBA meetings question... here's a good start. Crackberry Rehab http://forums.crackberry.com/f45/

    No interventions though ...

    11-17-08 01:36 PM
  12. PvT's Avatar
    And here of course... Just saw this :~)

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f2/popu...d-links-21096/
    11-17-08 02:35 PM
  13. mattburns9999's Avatar
    Welcome to cB!
    11-17-08 03:28 PM
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