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shaf77
11-17-2008, 08:30 PM
I see that most models have the 4.5 OS... when will we get it for the 8830? I used to have a curve and liked the 4.5 OS for html email..

Iare Tosevite
11-17-2008, 08:52 PM
I don't know, but I gave up and installed latest beta OS 4.5.0.101. Note that is OS version not package version which is 4.5.0.138.

Oh yeah I love the new version. :)

PHLwok
11-18-2008, 11:42 AM
Can I assume the beta OS's work fine with the 8830 when roaming globally?

Iare Tosevite
11-18-2008, 02:33 PM
Probably, but same time I doesn't go around roaming around so I wouldn't know for sure. :)

HungrySage
11-21-2008, 09:55 PM
I don't know about roaming, but .101 is a fairly great beta. One thing I do know is that CDMAs get their os released a little longer then GSM does.

Myst420
11-21-2008, 11:04 PM
Wirelessly posted

Yea .101 has some issues with its media player and videos

rwireless
11-22-2008, 12:08 AM
I don't know about roaming, but .101 is a fairly great beta. One thing I do know is that CDMAs get their os released a little longer then GSM does.

But it looks like the storm will be coming to CDMA before GSM.... nice but what that about... are we moving up in the ranks?

celly
11-22-2008, 03:04 PM
But it looks like the storm will be coming to CDMA before GSM.... nice but what that about... are we moving up in the ranks?

To me, the Storm looks like a bust. I wish they'd bring "Bold" to CDMA. :x

akosnitzky
11-24-2008, 06:06 AM
Wirelessly posted (Verizon 8830)

Yeah I am using the beta version in my profile. Life goes on whether they release an official 4.5 or not.

ofelas
11-25-2008, 10:56 AM
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Yea .101 has some issues with its media player and videos

Hi, could you elaborate please?

clevebb
11-25-2008, 11:55 AM
It will have issues about closing if played in full screen. Also the audio won't switch from headset to handset, to me very annoying, now I am impatiently waiting for the next release. :-|

rwilliamtaylor
11-25-2008, 04:36 PM
Wirelessly posted (Verizon 8830)

Yeah I am using the beta version in my profile. Life goes on whether they release an official 4.5 or not.

Where can I download the beta?

celly
11-25-2008, 05:52 PM
I just for the email from RIM that 4.5 is now available for "8000" series phones. Not sure which version it is. I'm not at home as I write this (I do my updating on my laptop there).

Looks like the wait is over?

celly
11-25-2008, 05:58 PM
I just for the email from RIM that 4.5 is now available for "8000" series phones. Not sure which version it is. I'm not at home as I write this (I do my updating on my laptop there).

Looks like the wait is over?

UPDATE

8830 is part of the compatible devices for official upgrade. Go here (http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/devices/#tab_tab_8800).

studdly
11-25-2008, 06:24 PM
I have an 8830 (verizon) with OS 4.2.2.196. I tried loading OS 4.5 beta with very mixed results, and spent the time to downgrade to 4.2.2.196 again. I received the newsletter today stating that OS 4.5 was available for the 8830, and tried updating 4 times. Each time apploader tells me my phone has the most current OS. I went to Verizonís application site, where I found that 4.2.2.196 is the latest OS they have listed. Anybody know what gives?

mat123
11-25-2008, 07:05 PM
Yes -- the app loader says I have the latest OS software for my 8830 - v4.2

The email specifically says my 8830 is ready for 4.5 though... What gives?

mat123
11-25-2008, 07:07 PM
UPDATE

8830 is part of the compatible devices for official upgrade. Go here (http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/devices/#tab_tab_8800).

Not according to the app loader software....

celly
11-25-2008, 07:45 PM
Be patient grasshoppa. If RIM doesn't resolve the issue shortly, someone on this forum will.

EDIT: FWIW, Bell Mobility's site also lists 4.2.2.196 as the most up to date version. Until they list a version of 4.5, I'll just keep using my Beta version of 4.5 which has been rock solid on 4 gyrations of the OS. (y)

tj13
11-25-2008, 08:27 PM
Not according to the app loader software....
i followed the links on the email that came today but
mine will not update ,.

FF2
11-25-2008, 09:55 PM
I also tried - Update Manager updated but then it said NO NEW UPDATES. I will muddle along.

celly
11-25-2008, 10:09 PM
I've scoured the web a bit and it looks like RIM has not really released an official 4.5 for the 8830 yet regardless of what the email said. I'd imagine it's only days away before the install file starts showing up for real.

mat123
12-05-2008, 12:03 AM
Anyone know if 4.5 has come out for the 8830 yet?

celly
12-05-2008, 12:21 AM
Anyone know if 4.5 has come out for the 8830 yet?

Bell Mobility is still at 4.2. :x

bcreekski
12-05-2008, 10:08 AM
If we get upgrade from Verizon for 8830, will it be OTA?

snappy316
12-06-2008, 01:24 AM
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mat123: not officially for verizon yet...

bcreekski: most likely not. I've heard that the storm will be getting OTA upgrades, but I've never heard of OTA upgrades for the 8830. I'd be more comfortable doing it through desktop manager anyways...