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Old 01-22-2010, 08:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Latest OS: 8330 5.0.0.724/5.0.0.438 (Multilanguage) (ESN Devices)

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This will load on ANY carrier's 8330 by following the instructions below.
This is only for the 8330 model (ESN ONLY)

BlackBerry Handheld Software v5.0.0.724 (Multilanguage)

Package Version: 5.0.0.724
Consisting of:

* Applications: 5.0.0.438
* Software Platform: 3.5.0.44
* File name: 8330AMEA_PBr5.0.0_rel724_PL3.5.0.44_A5.0.0.438_Boo st_Mobile.exe
* File size: 90.38MB

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

* Download Software: https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...753EB7335C4258

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." Vista/Win7 users: In the apploader folder, simply click on "Compatibility files" to see the actual Vendor.xml file. Once you've got that - simply delete the vendor.xml file there (even if you've deleted or think you've deleted it in the folder previously) and voila, it will allow you to update to the newly installed OS!
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 OS, see this link: http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...n-devices.html

How to determine if you have an ESN or MEID based device.
From the main menu, select Options -> About (this is the ONLY way to check)
ESN devices - On the About screen you will see 8330
MEID devices On the About screen you will see 8330m

NOTE You cannot install ESN-based software on a MEID device, nor can you install MEID-based software on an ESN device. They are NOT interchangeable.
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Finally the downloadable upgrade. Nice!
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Holy poop! This is sweet! I hope it doesn't have the same issues as the leaked versions (phone rebooting, memory leaks, etc).
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Have fun...the only advantage to upgrading to OS 5.0 is for the coolness factor and multimedia.
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Have fun...the only advantage to upgrading to OS 5.0 is for the coolness factor and multimedia.
I'll be in meetings most of the day so hopefully I can squeeze in some time to do this upgrade and reactivate on the BES. When I do, I will post my findings as usual.
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4.5.0.175 users had a 'chirp' sound while on a phone call.
If anyone notices this is fixed/gone, please post.
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Son of an obituary! What's with it only being for ESN devices? Is Boost hoarding all the ESN devices since I haven't seen an ESN device for quite some time - they are all MEID now.

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Sweet I'll be downloading this today right after work!!!!!!
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You'll be crying more if you can't get it to load
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You'll be crying more if you can't get it to load
Way to be positive!!!

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Son of an obituary! What's with it only being for ESN devices? Is Boost hoarding all the ESN devices since I haven't seen an ESN device for quite some time - they are all MEID now.

/ranting & grumbling
I have both an MEID (Verizon) and an ESN (Sprint) device with me. I will try to load it on both and let you know my results.
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[b]This will load on ANY carrier's 8330 by following the instructions below.
This is only for the 8330 model (ESN based models)
So if I have an MEID model (until now I didn't know there were such things) there is no upgrade?
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Take a look here:

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Wait... Jason, are you saying that this OS will work for either an ESN or a MEID device? Unlike other OSs?
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I haven't loaded it yet on an ESN device. But it loaded fine on the MEID as the picture shows above.
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hmmm interesting development
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I haven't loaded it yet on an ESN device. But it loaded fine on the MEID as the picture shows above.
OMG, I owe you a drink if this works on the MEID device I want to upgrade (the things we do to make our kids happy).
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Loading on the ESN now.
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