Originally Posted by rick chi-town
Why no? Is the 8350i a better device?
The 8350i is a completely different device than any other 83xx model. Better/worse does not come into play, it's just a different device.
You can't load any device software on any device except the one it was created for. No 4.6+ software exists for ANY BB prior to this generation (8220, 8350i, 8900, 9000 and 4.7 for 9500).
IMO, you'll have better luck hoping the new themes are in 5.0 software then 4.6 for these for past gen BBs.