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Old 03-28-2011, 01:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Software For BlackBerry® Curve (TM) 8900 smartphone
Will load to any carrier's 8900 by following the instructions below.

BlackBerry Handheld Software v5.0.0.1728 (Multilanguage)

Package Version: 5.0.0.1728
Consisting of:
  • Applications: 5.0.0.1067
  • Software Platform: 5.2.0.96
  • File name: 8900M_PBr5.0.0_rel1728_PL5.2.0.96_A5.0.0.1067_AT_T .exe
  • File size: 132.3MB
Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.

There are both All and Multilanguage versions of this OS file available at the AT&T link below:

Download the OS file here: https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...E4F82F9F00E7D4

Instructions to install on ANY 8900 from ANY 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.

For the previous OS version: http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ilanguage.html
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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has anyone updated yet?
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Latest OS: 8900 5.0.0.1728/50.0.1067 (All Languages)

just finished doing all the updates and backups etc. took less than an hr and works perfectly! still not sure what the new features are but so far so good.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Latest OS: 8900 5.0.0.1728/50.0.1067 (All Languages)

i tried but failed. after installing this os i delete vendor.xml file. and then i plug in my bb curve 8900. but i didn't find Loader.exe. what is the prob?
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
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loader.exe is in the same exact place as the vendor.xml file you deleted.

32bit windows OS -> c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader
64bit windows OS -> c:\program files (x86)\common files\research in motion\apploader
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Default Re: Latest OS: 8900 5.0.0.1728/50.0.1067 (All Languages)

Okay, confused. Mine loaded now is according to about:

v5.0.0.1036, bundle 1682, platform 5.2.0.104

Loaded from file 8900M_PBr5.0.0_rel1682_PL5.2.0.104_A5.0.0.1036.exe

So this is a later package Version: 5.0.0.1728

Applications: 5.0.0.1067
Software Platform: 5.2.0.96
File name: 8900M_PBr5.0.0_rel1728_PL5.2.0.96_A5.0.0.1067_AT_T .exe

The bundle is later, applications later but the plaform earlier. So the upgrade doesn't go unless I say to go ahead and put on the older version.

So am I better with an older application package and newer platform or vice versa? Or is there a way to get both?
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Default Re: Latest OS: 8900 5.0.0.1728/50.0.1067 (All Languages)

Hello,
I have done exactly as said, but when I click loader.exe, it just opens an application loader.
I can backup my applications and data on my blackberry and reupload it to my phone, but it doesn't change the OS, it just skips that for some reason.
What am I doing wrong?
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have downloaded the OS and have tried loading the version but any time I do that it will appear on the DM that 'waiting for device initialization' and on the smartphone screen it appears that 'reload software 507' and I've tried doing it all again but it gives the same message. Kindly help!
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: Latest OS: 8900 5.0.0.1728/50.0.1067 (All Languages)

currently updating now! I too got the message about the older version, i said yes i want to use older version...hopefully that is correct!

i have 3 versions ago!
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
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umm...rebooting now...only took 6 minutes?
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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done all seems to work now...too bad my speaker has come loose or has just died...about 3 months ago. been using my headset! seems snappy!
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Default Re: Latest OS: 8900 5.0.0.1728/50.0.1067 (All Languages)

cannot seem to find loader.exe, only thing i can click on is this Loader file with the phone. And that does nothing. apart from that i cannot click on anything that will work.
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Default Re: Latest OS: 8900 5.0.0.1728/50.0.1067 (All Languages)

I think this firmware is fake. i have tried many times by deleating .vendor.xml, still the appLoader cannot see it.
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Default Re: Latest OS: 8900 5.0.0.1728/50.0.1067 (All Languages)

Wow.
Are you sure that you followed the instructions TO THE LETTER - download, install to PC, etc and looked for ALL COPIES of Vendor.xml?
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:45 PM   #15 (permalink)
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NJBlackBerry, i have totally de-install Blackberry desktop 6.1 app and the whole BB / RIM folder.

I have than install a clean installation for BB desktop 6.1 and this latest version of the firmware (1067). I than removed vendor.xml and run the apploader app. However It will NOT load this latest version so I will keep version 1036. Why is that?????
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Your profile says 8700 and you are trying to load the 8900 software. What BackBerry do you have?
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:42 AM   #17 (permalink)
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NJBlackBerry, I am currently on the 8900 BB. I have updated my profile now.

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Old 10-26-2011, 02:51 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I am havin problem downloading on my BB whenever I try to d result I get is my system does not support the system to download the file Pls someone help me out.
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Tough to read, but anyway....
Do you have a BlackBerry Data Plan on your account?
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:51 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Again I am VERY disappointed that with BB6.x desktop I cannot load the newest firmware into my BB 8900 (I have the previous version installed). I have removed the vendor.xml file but the loader will NOT see/load the newest firmware for updating.

I am very very frustrated about this!
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