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Old 04-12-2010, 10:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I cannot find any downloads to update my 8800 software to anything newer than 4.5. Is this possible? I checked all the carriers websites, and none of them carry it. If so, could you please provide a download link? Thanks.
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No, the 8800 cannot be upgraded past 4.5. It doesn't have enough memory to run 5.0. Nothing has been released for the 88xx since 4.5.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the fast response. This is upsetting :P
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Why is that? What were you looking to accomplish with a newer OS?
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The 8800 is a solid device with 4.5. All you would really gain with a newer OS is the Precision theme. I had an 8820 with the latest version of 4.5 for well over a year and it was flawless.
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what about threaded texting?

i'm using bchat for it but would prefer it to be integrated into the OS

i have the precision replica theme on my 8820
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Threaded SMS is available in only OS 5.0.
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There is a threaded texting app that works pretty well.

BlackBerry App World - Empower Threaded SMS

BlackBerry App World - 3jam Threaded SMS and Group SMS application
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There is a threaded texting app that works pretty well.
i downloaded crunchsms which is free and am loving it! i've also used bchat and 3jam..

i'd rank them
3jam
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The 8800 is a solid device with 4.5. All you would really gain with a newer OS is the Precision theme. I had an 8820 with the latest version of 4.5 for well over a year and it was flawless.
I have to agree with this poster. I went to a Windows Mobile device with the latest OS version and after a week went right back to the 8800 with BB 4.5 which beats winmo hands down! In fact, everything about the 8800 beats the Winmo device I have - IMHO
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