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Old 09-24-2008, 03:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default OS: 8330 (Multilanguage)

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This is for the 8330 model, and will load on any carrier's 8330.

Software For BlackBerry® Curve (TM) 8330 smartphone
BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.5.0.101 (Multilanguage)

Package Version:
Consisting of:
  • Applications:
  • Software Platform:
  • File name: 8330uAMEA_PBr4.5.0_rel101_PL3.2.0.51_A4.5.0.77_Fas t_100.exe
  • File size: 68.06MB
Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.

**UPDATED 10/31/2008 to include Download from the Verizon website here:
BlackBerry® Software Updates Verizon Has now Pulled 4.5!

Download from the Cellular South carrier here:

The only difference between the Verizon version and Cellular South version is the download site. Both are multi-language versions

Instructions for installing either version on ANY carrier's 8330:

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."
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.

Previous version of this model OS:

Thanks to Garz08 for the notification.

Last edited by John Clark : 11-26-2008 at 12:23 AM.
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