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Old 07-31-2008, 08:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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so i tried searching and everything is horribly confusing. This forum says 8300 version of BB OS is 4.5 something, but 8330 is 4.3, so Im confused by that. then if i follow the correct link to verizon wireless's site (id post the link but im not allowed to yet) it says its for BIS only, and I know im on BES. so would it be a bad idea for me to install 4.5 on my VZW 8330 BES BB? again, sooo confused.. Thanks!
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry 9000 4.6.0.67)

Any 8330 os will work on any 8330. As for BES, you *might* need to reactivate after the install. 4.5 is not available on any CDMA device yet, 4.3 is the latest so far.
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What Sith said x2.

Model # to Model # OS upgrades only. Only.
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Jolly good then. I guess ill be waiting for vzw to tell me its ok. But as for them saying the updates are for BIS only and not BEZ, should I steer clear?
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You will be waiting quite a while for them to tell you that.

OS loads are good for BIS and BES, there is no distinguishing between the two. Only that you will need a BES activation after doing so.
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what does a BES activation entail? calling *228 or w/e again?
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Calling your BES Admin. Sometimes it can happen automatically, I have heard, on the OS 4.5 upgrades. Your mileage may vary.
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ok so lemme get this 100% straight:

i can update my VZW BES 8330 (CDMA) to 4.5 or w/e is on VZW's site even though they say its for BIS only

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i may need to reactivate, but if it doesnt re-activate itself, then how would i reactivate it?
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That's correct. The OS cares not about BES or BIS.

I would, however, clear the upgrade with my BES admin first. For various reasons, he/she may want to keep devices at a certain level.
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And 4.5 for the 8330 is not at the verizon site, but "their" latest version is.
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so vzw changes the os to their liking?
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so vzw changes the os to their liking?
I look at it as: Verizon posts the latest OS on their site when they are satisfied that it is compatible with their apps/network and relatively bug-free.

--Ariel
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okie dokie. thanks everyone for bearing *mauled* with me. and nice name ariel, we share it.
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