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Old 09-07-2009, 07:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I've just purchased an 8820 from eBay and so far really happy with it but wondered if I could ask the following please:

1. Is it worth updating the software? (It has 4.2.2 on it)

2. Where do I get the updated software? It came unlocked but is branded Orange, do I download the Orange software from the Blackberry website or can I use a "stock" unbranded software?

3. As it came unlocked would it require unlocking once more if I did update it?

Any help greatly appreciated!

Thanks

PS - I'm on the UK o2 network

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Old 09-07-2009, 07:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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yes 4.5 is much improved.

any OS made for your device can be loaded onto your device.
You can find the latest OS in the stickied thread in this device forum.

no, once unlocked, its unlocked forever
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Check the yellow sticky at the top of this section. Get the latest OS for your device, the 8820, as they are device specific. You can use one from any carrier, as long as you delete the vendor.xml file as noted in the instructions. Follow the instructions exactly and be patient. It can take an hour or more to complete.

However, one consideration, you might try using the device and learning what it can and cannot do. You may find that it does what you need it to do, isn't broken and doesn't require fixing. That said, 4.5 is a big improvement over 4.2.
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Thanks very much for your helpful replies.
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When you upload to 4.5.0.162 I think you feel the different from other. Boot quickly, gps and wifi better.
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