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Old 06-14-2009, 02:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.5.0.246
Contains English; from Etisalat
This will load to any carrier's 8300

Software For BlackBerry® Curve (TM) 8300 smartphone

BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.5.0.246 (Multilanguage)

Package Version: 4.5.0.246
Consisting of:

* Applications: 4.5.0.153
* Software Platform: 2.7.0.105
* File name: 8300M_PBr4.5.0_rel246_PL2.7.0.105_A4.5.0.153_Etisa lat.exe
* File size: 90MB

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


Download here:
https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...4A920FC53D9564

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 release of this OS, click here:
Latest OS: 8300 4.5.0.174/4.5.0.124 (English & East Asian)
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thank you, Stickied.
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Has anyone installed this and noticed any differences/changes, good or bad?
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i've been having memory leaks with the older one. I'm going to upgrade to this one tonight and I'll let you know how it was.
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Ok so take this for what's it worth. My blackberry is basically my life. When I forget it somewhere, I panic! If I don't have it with me or near me I go looking for it. I'm very dependent on the information and for it to function properly. If you get the picture then you'll understand why I am writing this to you all.

MAKE 100% SURE YOU HAVE EVERYTHING BACKED UP BEFORE INSTALLING!

I did my backup and then proceeded with the instructions. After 20 mins I got a 597 Error message which means that the blackberry cannot function any further and I have no OS on the device (at least that is what the search told me). I did a search on this site and it was great to get feedback from someone else who had the same error. I followed his/her instructions on reloading the os and it worked well.

The download of the os after the crash took a maximum of 20 minutes. The device took close to 10 mins to power on afterwards so please be patient. I was starting to get nervous and then the ROGERS sign popped up on my device.

With a new device I restored my messages, calender and address book. After reloading the one and only theme that I like (bphone today - if someone has anything better let me know) I felt like it was my device again.

Despite losing my apps, I've got tons of memory and a much faster device. My calender unfortunately doubled up when I synched it with my laptop however performing another search on this site showed me how to delete the calender and resynching it. So far all is working well.

I can't say the os is better or worse but it has sorted out my need of increased speed, more memory and quick load on some applications. I'm loading one app at a time to ensure that I have sufficient memory left for all the functions.

Overall for a first day of testing the upgrade despite the early setback has gone well.

Thanks for the post and of course for the instructions. It is very important to backup your device beforehand.

Enjoy if you decide to upgrade
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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just downloaded and installed, following exactly the steps the OP listed. my camera was messed up before the upgrade, but after installing this version everything works like a dream. the "waiting for initialization" step took about 15 min, then the phone booted right up. works like a charm
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