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Old 12-02-2008, 01:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Software For BlackBerry® Kickstart (TM) 8220 smartphone BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.6.0.318 (Multilanguage)

Package Version:
Consisting of:
  • Applications:
  • Software Platform:
  • File name: T-Mobile_BlackBerry_Pearl_Flip 8220_V4.6.0.180.exe

Download here.

Instructions for installing on ANY carrier's 8220 (make sure the device is not plugged into the PC before installing

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.

For the previous OS version click here.

Note For Advanced Users Only: If you plan on deleting the cod file for pre-installed media your exterior LCD will not function correctly. This does not pertain to people doing normal installs. You will not be affected.

Last edited by JSanders : 12-09-2008 at 04:36 PM.
Old 12-02-2008, 09:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what does this update include i just updated 2 days in a row lol
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Updated the wife's 8220 and it seems snappier to her. I don't see much different than .174, but she is happy with it.
Old 12-09-2008, 10:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Is there an alternate download url or a direct url? I put my phone # in, and click the download link and I get redirected to the phones page. I cannot download any of the links.
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