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Horizon Wireless 06-05-2008 09:49 PM

OS: 8310 / VodaCom
Well guys, it seems 4.5 for the 8310 has been released officially!! This is a legit carrier in South Africa GSM World - Roaming Thisis not a beta OS to my knowledge. Its offerd as the latest official OS for the carrier, therefore not beta!. A little warning to you guys, this build IS NOT STABLE, the radio cuts out. Download at your own risk. Enjoy

**Warning: This is not a stable OS release. While it has been officially released by VodaCom carrier, many users have had issues with dropping the EDGE signal, among others. Load this OS at your own risk. Read the posts below in this thread for users comments.

Software For BlackBerry Curve 8310 (TM)

BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.5.0.18 (Multilanguage)

Package Version:
Consisting of:
Software Platform:
File name: 8310M_PBr4.5.0_rel28_PL2.7.0.43_A4.5.0.18.ex e
File size:77.30MB


Instructions for installing on ANY carrier's 8310:

1. Make sure you have the latest version of Desktop Manager installed.
2. Download the above file to the PC then install it to the PC by running the file you downloaded.
3. Locate the vendor.xml file and delete it. It's located in c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader
4. Plug in BB and Open Desktop Manager. You should be prompted to upgrade.
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 you end up with a white screen with small icons and the number 507, simply connect to DM again and run application loader again and it should load the OS to the device.

To find the latest 4.2.2 OS version for this device, click

JSanders 06-05-2008 09:54 PM

Stickied, thanks!

NCBuckeye 06-05-2008 11:33 PM

You think this is different from the beta version?

Beef 06-05-2008 11:33 PM

First time I've seen a firmware link on this site that didn't point to RIM.

JSanders 06-05-2008 11:35 PM

Not the first time, it is common. For instance, all the VZW OSs come from a SmithMicro site, if I recall correctly.

Whatever the case, this carrier has released this version.

boostieboy 06-05-2008 11:37 PM


Originally Posted by NCBuckeye (Post 958346)
You think this is different from the beta version?

i'm wondering the same

JSanders 06-05-2008 11:38 PM

It is likely the same as the earlier beta .18, hence the number .18

NCBuckeye 06-05-2008 11:47 PM

Didn't know if they "fix' things in that version and then offically release it.

boostieboy 06-05-2008 11:57 PM

it is the exact same thing as the beta release

John Clark 06-06-2008 12:01 AM

Yes, it's the same version. It had EDGE dropouts. Not too bad but a little frustrating at times. This appears to be legit, so......try if you like.

Horizon Wireless 06-06-2008 12:17 AM

Yeah its the same version. I really didnt like this version myself. A few EDGE dropouts. Its been on the net for weeks. Most people complained when they used it!

JSanders 06-06-2008 12:29 AM

I was using that release in early May while traveling a good bit and yes as they said, EDGE would drop and not come back until a battery pull, and even then it was spotty to get the full EDGE back.

wjackson81 06-06-2008 04:03 AM

Original South Africa indication was correct.

From vodacom:
"Last Updated 14 June 2007 - Vodacom is a Pan-African cellular communications company providing a world class GSM service to more than 23 million customers in South Africa, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho and Mozambique.

Vodacom South Africa launched its 3G network in December 2004 and its 3G HSDPA network in March 2006. Vodacom Tanzania announced the launch of its 3G network in February 2006"

Anyhow, why are they releasing a beta version and such an old one at that? I dont get it...

Donbp 06-06-2008 04:56 AM

It sounds like at least one company got so disgusted with BB not being able to release a good 4.5 in our lifetimes that they went ahead and went with what they had and if it ever gets any better they will replace it then.

fkjr2 06-06-2008 04:32 PM

so is this good to install or not?
att 8310

JSanders 06-06-2008 04:34 PM

It wasn't for me, nor anyone else I know who used it.

ricpac 06-06-2008 04:37 PM

@fkjr, you can try so you can update us. Just make sure you back it up first.

NCBuckeye 06-06-2008 07:35 PM


Originally Posted by fkjr2 (Post 959392)
so is this good to install or not?
att 8310

I like it better than 4.2, but I am on .37 now.

liveman 06-06-2008 08:09 PM


Originally Posted by NCBuckeye (Post 959633)
I like it better than 4.2, but I am on .37 now.

So am I

justajason 06-06-2008 08:46 PM

I dont wannna... I want to hear my phone ring...

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