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JSanders 12-03-2010 02:52 PM

Latest OS: 8530 (Multilanguage)
Software For BlackBerry® Curve(TM) 8530 smartphone
Can be installed on any carrier's 8530 device by following the instructions below.

BlackBerry Handheld Software v5.0.0.1675 (Multilanguage)

Package Version:
Consisting of:
  • Applications:
  • Software Platform:
  • File name: 8530AMEA_PBr5.0.0_rel1675_PL4.2.0.451_A5.0.0.1030_ Sprint_L.P.exe
  • File size: 107.24MB
Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.

Download the OS file here:

You can install this on any 8530 from any carrier by following the instructions below:

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).
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 may see a screen with an hourglass or a progress bar 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.

Link to previous OS here:

MistaBLU 12-06-2010 12:42 AM

Re: Latest OS: 8530 (Multilanguage)
does this os have better battery life and the ability to choose an audible alert for voicemails. sorry if i sound like a noob, its because i am

glnz 12-14-2010 09:04 AM

Re: Latest OS: 8530 (Multilanguage)
JSanders: Your link to the new OS is not there. By the way, if the OS is for a specific telephone company, will it work on my 8530 that connects to a different telco?

danzig69 01-13-2011 08:52 AM

Re: Latest OS: 8530 (Multilanguage)
glnz : to download, go to this page : BlackBerry Operating System Downloads - BlackBerryFAQ
Find Sprint L.P.
Choose your product
click to download the version you want.

To your question : "is for a specific telephone company?" Like JSanders said : "delete the file named "vendor.xml."" and you will be able to use it on an other telephone company

glnz 01-13-2011 10:03 AM

Re: Latest OS: 8530 (Multilanguage)
Dear danzig and JSanders - The link for my 8530 does not work. After I select Sprint L.P. and in the next page select my 8530, I get this:

"We're Sorry...
* Sorry, Your session has expired. Please close your browser and try again or re-enter from the link in which you were provided."

Any ideas?

FYI - I have a corporate Blackberry, model 8530 (CDMA, WiFi) on the Verizon network. It links to my email at my company, which I guess (??) is a Blackberry server. I do NOT use this BB for telephone - it has the telephone function, but it will not make or receive calls. (But it will play audio attachments in emails, and I also use its browser.) The full specs follow. I am curious what would be the pro's and con's of installing the new OS - your thoughts, please. Thanks!

BlackBerry® 8530
smartphone (CDMA, Wi-Fi)
v5.0.0.886 (Bundle 1493, Platform Cryptographic Kernel v3.8.5.85 Branding Version: Micro Edition Configuration: CLDC-1.1 Micro Edition Profile: MIDP-2.1 Micro Edition JTWI Version: 1.0 Micro Edition Media Version: 1.1 Micro Edition PIM Version: 1.0 Micro Edition File Version: 1.0 Micro Edition Bluetooth Version: 1.1 Micro Edition Location Version: 1.0.1 WLAN Version: Cell Phones, Smartphones & Mobile Phones from Copyright © 1997-2010 Research In Motion Limited.
All rights reserved.

Portions of the browser are copyright 4thpass.

DPLind 09-16-2011 08:29 AM

Re: Latest OS: 8530 (Multilanguage)
When I run "loader.exe" all it gives me the choice to do is add or remove applications. There is no option for loading the OS.

According to the desktop software, I am using 5.0 Bundle 1596. It can't find any updates available for the phone when I check. I just did the update to this bundle yesterday and it dumped my address book.

danzig69 09-20-2011 02:06 PM

Re: Latest OS: 8530 (Multilanguage)
today the link to download work.
I run the version, Build 1638,
and i'm unable to install
if your BB is on a corporate Blackberry server BES, ask your IT before doing this, they will probably have to delete and recreate your BB from the server. easy but they have to do something.

mvssreedhar 10-10-2011 11:12 PM

Re: Latest OS: 8530 (Multilanguage)
Can any one support me with the OS 4.6/7 for Blackberry 8530, i have upgrade to Ver 5.0 and in that it is restarting frequently and unable to use it and also batter is draining fast and mobile is getting hot in the back side.
Plz send me the OS zip file to download. I have searched in net for the versiion but could not able to find.
plz send me...

moneyfamesex 04-08-2012 09:47 AM

Re: Latest OS: 8530 (Multilanguage)
mine took less than 8 minutes.. is that normal?

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