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JSanders 09-08-2009 09:00 AM

Latest OS: 8130m (Multilanguage)(MEID Devices)
Software For BlackBerry® Pearl (TM) 8130m smartphone
BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.5.0.188 (Multilanguage)

This is from US Cellular, but will load to ANY 8130m by following the instructions below.

Software For BlackBerry® Pearl (TM) 8130m smartphone BlackBerry Handheld Software v (Multilanguage)

Package Version:
Software Name: BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.5.0.281 (Multilanguage) File Name: 8130mAMEA_PBr4.5.0_rel281_PL3.4.0.51_A4.5.0.169_U. S._Cellular_.exe Download Size: 88.032 MB Language: English Published Date: 09/02/200
Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.Download here:

Download the OS file here:
U.S. Cellular

Instructions for installing on ANY carrier's 8130m:

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." Vista/Win7 users: In the apploader folder, simply click on "Compatibility files" to see the actual Vendor.xml file. Once you've got that - simply delete the vendor.xml file there (even if you've deleted or think you've deleted it in the folder previously) and voila, it will allow you to update to the newly installed OS!
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 OS file here:

How to determine if you have an ESN or MEID based device.
From the main menu, select Options, then select Status.
ESN devices - On the Status screen you will see ESN on the display
MEID devices xxx8211; On the Status screen you will see MEID on the display.
NOTE xxx8211; You cannot install ESN-based software on a MEID device, nor can you install MEID-based software on an ESN device. They are NOT interchangeable.

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