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Old 06-26-2007, 07:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default OS: 8830 (CDMA) Sprint/Bell Mobility 4.2.2.240/4.2.2.123

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Software For BlackBerry 8830 (TM)
BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.2.2.240 (Multilanguage)

Package Version: 4.2.2.240
Consisting of:
  • Applications: 4.2.2.123
  • Software Platform: 3.0.0.64
  • File name: 8830EFS_PBr4.2.2_rel240_PL3.0.0.64_A4.2.2.123_Bell _Mobility.exe
  • File size: 70.01MB
Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.

Download for Bell Mobility Click Here
Download for Sprint Click Here

* Note: This OS *should* fix the calendar sync issue onthe 8830 device since it's later than the list of affected OS's released by RIM.

Edit 7/4/2007: While this OS fixes the calendar issues, RIM has released a patch for other OS versions to fix this issue: Click Here

To install this update:
1. Download and install the latest version of Desktop Manager
2. Donwload this OS and install it to the PC.
3. Delete the vendor.xml file located in c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader (this step is necessary any time an OS is installed from a different carrier than what is branded on the BB.)
4. Plug in BB and open Desktop Manager. You should be prompted to upgrade.

Edited Blackberry.alx and instructions for unlocking vendor themes for this OS can be found Here

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Old 06-27-2007, 12:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Will this OS change update the firmware on the Verizon 8830 to allow MMS? Or is that not a feature that will be available on the 8830 at all? It's bad enough not having a camera but not having MMS is the REAL straw ya know???
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Loaded fine and is running well on my V* 8830

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Old 06-28-2007, 08:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Will this work for GSM 8800? If not, I would really prefer a separate 8830 forum. I think there are enough differences to make them 2 different devices:

GSM vs CDMA
GPS vs no GPS
OS versions
...and most improtantly, COLOR!! (jk)
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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why would this be different then the 87xx forum?
there are many flavours of that device and people manage...
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Will this work for GSM 8800? If not, I would really prefer a separate 8830 forum. I think there are enough differences to make them 2 different devices:

GSM vs CDMA
GPS vs no GPS
OS versions
...and most improtantly, COLOR!! (jk)
There's no reason to have seperate forums, look at the 87xx forum, or the 72xx forum, or the fact that every pre 7xxx blackberry doesn't get a forum at all!
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Also, doesnt the 8830 on Bell have GPS? and so will the 8830 on sprint?
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:49 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Also, doesnt the 8830 on Bell have GPS? and so will the 8830 on sprint?
both has the GPS
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:56 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Loaded fine and is running well on my V* 8830
Do you mean Verizon when you say V* (sorry i'm just a day into having a BB)
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Do you mean Verizon when you say V* (sorry i'm just a day into having a BB)
Yes. I suppose I should have spelled that out since I was not referring to Vodaphone ;)
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Old 06-28-2007, 11:20 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Almost had GPS there on the Verizon 8830...

Right after I loaded this, I went into the Blackberry Maps app and it had a symbol on the screen like it was trying to communicate with the GPS. There was a bunch of network activity (service books?) then the icon disappeared.

I wonder if it the GPS was working but then got disabled by something downloaded from Verizon...?
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Old 06-28-2007, 04:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I got my 8830 on June 25th and I just look at "About" and it is identical to this version:
Applications: 4.2.2.123
Software Platform: 3.0.0.64
So I gues all Bell 8830's are pre-loaded with the latest version.
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Old 06-28-2007, 04:56 PM   #13 (permalink)
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This is the version that Bell released with their devices. It will work on the Verizon device.
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As far as I can tell the ringtone low volume problem is still present in this version.
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Old 06-29-2007, 01:40 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Has anyone loaded this on their Verizon BB and checked to see if it solved the calendar sync issue? I can't believe after all the calendar problems and complaints that nobody has tried this.
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Has anyone loaded this on their Verizon BB and checked to see if it solved the calendar sync issue? I can't believe after all the calendar problems and complaints that nobody has tried this.
I have not had any calendar sync issues with either this or my previous version.
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Old 06-29-2007, 11:38 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I loaded this on fixed the calander reminder issues. I have one question, my 8830 is not being used right now due to memory issues. Since the upgrade I do not have an internet icon will this reappear when I register with Verizon again.
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Old 06-29-2007, 02:01 PM   #18 (permalink)
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If the reason why you want to install it is to enable MMS or the internal GPS then it won't solve your problem.

I can confirm though (as have others already) that it works just fine for Verizon 8830's.

I wish there was a way to get MMS enabled.

Also, you'll need to re-activate your BES account if you're using this (I only found this out after I did the upgrade.)

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Old 06-29-2007, 02:55 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Default Ringer Volume

Is it just me? I think the ringer volume problem is even more evident with this version of firmware. They seem to be even lower than before...
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Old 06-29-2007, 03:18 PM   #20 (permalink)
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what are the advantages of installing this version on a verizon 8830? should we expect to see an official verizon 8830 software upgrade on the vzw.smithmicro site?
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