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Old 03-27-2009, 08:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default OS: 8330m 4.5.0.205/4.5.0.138 (MEID Devices)

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This will load on ANY carrier's 8330m by following the instructions below.
This is only for the 8330m model
(MEID based models)
From US Cellular

Software For BlackBerry® Curve (TM) 8330m smartphone

BlackBerry Handheld Software v 4.5.0.205 (Multilanguage)

Package Version: 4.5.0.205
Consisting of:

* Applications: 4.5.0.138
* Software Platform: 3.4.0.30
* File name: 8330mAMEA_PBr4.5.0_rel205_PL3.4.0.30_A4.5.0.138.ex e
* File size: 82.74MB

Download here: https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...B58CE00D1194C9

Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.

Instructions for installing on ANY carrier's 8330m:

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.
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good find.
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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its not gonan work with 8320?
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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its not gonan work with 8320?
No, 8330m only.
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What does the 'm' mean?
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What does the 'm' mean?
"m" means that it is a MEID device. I guess they ran out of ESN numbers, so they had to start making devices with MEID instead. MEID is similar to IMEI that gsm uses. The reason that the OS for an MEID device won't work on an ESN device is because they use different radio files.
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Do you know what this updates? I currently have version 4.5.0.131, platform 3.4.0.25

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Old 03-30-2009, 01:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Do you know what this updates? I currently have version 4.5.0.131, platform 3.4.0.25
Probably nothing new added. Just bug fixes. Increased OS speed and memory available.
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Old 04-18-2009, 07:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
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If i go to blackberry.com instead of using the direct link above and chose sprint instead of us.cellular it leads me to the .131 . I've been using the .138 though for a little while now and it has been working. Should i remove .138 and install .131 because its from sprint or does it really not make a difference ?
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It doesn't make a difference. .138 is newer than .131. Sprint just hasn't released it yet. All of the OS's are released by RIM. If .138 is working for you, no need to change.
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Are there any significant updates from .131 to .138 that anyone can notice?
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Very new to all of this so I want to get this correct. This is download I use to upgrade my new Verizon 8330?

Thanks to all for your patience.
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:52 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Very new to all of this so I want to get this correct. This is download I use to upgrade my new Verizon 8330?

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No, this will not work on the 8330. There is a separate thread for updates to the 8330 OS.
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No, this will not work on the 8330. There is a separate thread for updates to the 8330 OS.
True, I assumed my 8330 from Verizon was an 8330m because it had an MEID. Wrong! None of the 8330m OS versions would load. The TELUS 138 ESN version loads and functions fine. So the bottom line is, don't assume your 8330 is an "m" model just because it has an MEID.
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I am trying to figure this out as well. On my about screen it shows 8330 but on the status screen it shows meid numbers. I am on verizon as well. I asked a forum member and they said I had an 8330m but now after reading your post, now I am not sure again. Please help.
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well, I was able to install the new os that is for esn devices only as well. I think the only part that matters is what is says for the about screen. I don't think it matters that is says meid under status.
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I have the 8330m and on the about screen it shows 8330m and in the
Options>Status screen it shows 2 MEID numbers (dec & hex)
but no esn numbers. My old reg 8330 status screen (if I remember correctly)
would show a ESN and a MEID number.
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i have a 8330m from sprint and if i want to do this update can i add to my phone arabic language from this software???

plz help
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