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Old 07-22-2009, 04:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok I have many questions about this phone. To start off I hear so many things about downloading this OS version or updating. Idk what that is. Enlighten me please.
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it means upgrading your operating system.
just like a pc, or a software program
newer OS's may bring newer features/fix bugs/improve battery life etc etc.
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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At the top of each model forum (Curve, Bold, Storm, etc.) there is a sticky with the latest OS version available for that particular model. In the case of the Curve forum, there is a listing for each individual Curve model: 8300, 8310, 8320, 8330, 8330m, and 8350i. No mixing/matching! You need the OS designed for your individual model.

Because the OS updates are released by RIM but only modified by the individual carriers with branding, you can use any carrier's OS with your BlackBerry. Using the Singtel OS on an AT&T BlackBerry is perfectly fine.

When we talk about the particular version of an OS we're using we refer to the app version. Major changes/updates take the OS from 4.5.x.xx to 4.6.x.xx and 4.7.x.xx. Smaller changes - usually bug fixes - are reflected in the last digits I listed above as "x.xx". So 4.7.1.31 might get a bug fix and become 4.7.1.40.

Just remember to stick to the OS for your exact model, and follow the updating instructions in the FAQ section. Piece of cake! It looks way more intimidating than it really is.
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Moved to 8300 Forum.

If you are new to the BB and 8300 series, I do not recommend that you rush out and upgrade the OS until you find out if you to do so. I am a firm believer in the old adage, "if it ain't broken, don't fix it".

Get to know the device and what it can and cannot do. You may find that it works great as is.
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Aight thanks for the facts.
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