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Raptor464 05-26-2010 03:04 PM

OS: 8520 (East Asia + English)
BlackBerry Handheld Software v5.0.0.1168 (EastAsia)

Package Version:
Consisting of:

* Applications:
* Software Platform:
* File name: 8520wifijEastAsia_PBr5.0.0_rel1168_PL5.2.0.67_A5.0 .0.681_Singapore_Telecom_Mobile_Pte_Ltd.exe
* File size: 116.41MB

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

* Download Software:

Instructions to install, regardless of carrier.

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.

Previous OS here:

kumarajinder 05-29-2010 08:06 AM

Installed. Could not find it any different from v5.0.0.1004
Observed that this is not sticky yet...

NJBlackBerry 05-29-2010 08:15 AM

Good observation.

Wuzzer 06-12-2010 03:41 AM

Installed, will post findings after a week or so. Already noticed that battery pull drains battery by about 5%...

Wuzzer 06-13-2010 12:25 AM

Apparently I can't edit my above post, after using "QuickPull" I am currently seeing 2 text messages as "unread," however, I have gone through all my texts and cannot find any unread texts. Is anyone else experiencing this or could this have been caused by something else on my blackberry?

Matrix Leader 06-17-2010 10:15 PM

I live in Dubai and have updated to version 4.6 last night. If I update to this latest version, would I lose Arabic font support?

PS: What are the advantages / disadvantages upgrading to this version from v4.6?

amplechin 06-22-2010 01:08 AM

is it safe to update my blackberry ?

pongee 06-28-2010 07:58 PM

Thanks Raptor464.



Arksun 06-29-2010 03:04 AM

Wirelessly posted

Is this a leaked or an official release?

mattxo 06-30-2010 10:23 AM

when opening the file i get the error : Error reading setup initialization file

kumarajinder 07-01-2010 11:48 PM


Originally Posted by mattxo (Post 1624075)
when opening the file i get the error : Error reading setup initialization file

It seems the download was incomplete/corrupted. You may have to dnload it again...

mappasso 07-03-2010 04:09 AM

More review plz. I'm still using 8520/
What is the major changes of this new version?


saurabh.rai 07-05-2010 05:57 AM

Will It Work On Vodafone in India????

OVERKILL 07-06-2010 01:55 PM

Having an interesting issue with this release on my wife's 8520: The message notification LED only works sometimes. Annoying for her.

saurabh.rai 07-08-2010 05:36 AM

evven i hav noticed that!!!!1

saurabh.rai 07-08-2010 05:45 AM

ever indicators r not responding to miss calls n all!!!

1Fast99gtp 07-22-2010 06:42 AM

I have had no issues at all with this update,so far so good. Much better sound profile options!

krazyee 08-03-2010 01:15 PM

THE Instaliation giving error that LOADER.EXE no disk drive found

biper 08-03-2010 05:17 PM

I successfully installed this new OS over the older 4.5 version using the bbsak application. Backed-up everything using the Blackberry Desktop Manager and then wiped the memory clean with the app and installed the new OS. Needed to turn-on connection to mobile carrier (Fido - Canadian). but otherwise it works great. Keyboard lock icon is missing but I discovered that holding down "A" is the faster way to do it.

Sadly I lost all my virtual Texas Hold'em dollars so I now need to start at the loser table :P

Still can't figure out how to disable tones while dialling numbers.

king_rjrf 08-09-2010 09:04 PM

i'm new with BB...i dont know how to upgrade my os... somebody please help me

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