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Firmware upgrade for Bell BlackBerry 8330 to v. 4.5


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#1 whitebread

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 15:41

Bell/RIM has made BB OS 4.5 available.

Download here.


#2 MR_Candyman

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 19:07

thanks for the heads up, downloading now

#3 OP whitebread

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 19:08

FYI: I had to restart my BB a couple times and re-send the Service Books to get everything to work (such as HTML emails). Also, emails sent before the upgrade don't seem to render as HTML (even if they were HTML).

#4 quanta

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 22:03

v4.5 is also available for the Pearl. Did all the pre-loaded wallpaper disappear on you after the upgrade?

#5 OP whitebread

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 14:48

^ Yes :angry:

#6 MR_Candyman

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 19:45

yep, lost em. Oh well.

#7 +Mystic

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 19:51

So guys is this the fabled firmware that enables audio/video text messaging?

#8 Berserk87

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 21:21

:o

ive been looking at blackberrys and one of the things that bugged me was the email not being html supported.

#9 +Mystic

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 21:29

:o

ive been looking at blackberrys and one of the things that bugged me was the email not being html supported.

They're programs out there for viewing emails in html.

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 21:33

I picked up the update about a week ago and it didn't seem to add the HTML reading ability as advertised by other users of this upgrade. But, I figure that is in part due to my carrier's restrictions. (USCellular).

Be forewarned, make sure you have everything backed up that you want as well. It will effectively WIPE your phone to just your basic phone freshly programmed after purchase. Your phone number will be intact, but that is about it.

It takes about 1 hour to program as well at least for the Pearl. For extra safety, I removed my media card to play it safe.

#11 +Mystic

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 21:37

I picked up the update about a week ago and it didn't seem to add the HTML reading ability as advertised by other users of this upgrade. But, I figure that is in part due to my carrier's restrictions. (USCellular).

Be forewarned, make sure you have everything backed up that you want as well. It will effectively WIPE your phone to just your basic phone freshly programmed after purchase. Your phone number will be intact, but that is about it.

It takes about 1 hour to program as well at least for the Pearl. For extra safety, I removed my media card to play it safe.

Did you notice any other changes, speed ups, etc? Guess I should probably take a look at the change log.

#12 +Medfordite

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 21:59

Speed ups not really. But then again, I am about to toss my pearl out the window for good. The trackball on that thing just drives me nuts. One thing I did notice is that it does have a better gui in some areas, but nothing too big. I have noticed that the memory doesn't drop as much as it used to and the "leak" that is known for memory on these things isn't as bad.

The main thing that I was hoping for was the HTML mail capability. Of course, that didn't happen on my end unless I haven't installed everything yet. (I loved having the choice of pick/choose what I wanted this time around. ).

Oh yeah, one change I noticed is on the Status page, it no longer shows total memory. That I thought was a bit odd.

BTW, I am using their version of 4.5.0.66. Not the newest one but still an upgrade.

Not a complete change log but this is what I quickly pulled from the net...

Blackberry 4.5 OS Key Changes:

* SpellCheck
* Improved maps
* Voice Notes
* Upgraded Media Player
* Bluetooth Stereo Music
* HTML Email
* Over the air device upgrades (Enterprise Customers)

#13 +Mystic

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 22:09

Here is the one available for me (Alltel):

Software For BlackBerry® Pearl ™ 8130 smartphone

BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.5.0.122 (Multilanguage)

Package Version: 4.5.0.122
Consisting of:

* Applications: 4.5.0.89
* Software Platform: 3.2.0.52
* File name: 8130uAMEA_PBr4.5.0_rel122_PL3.2.0.52_A4.5.0.89_AllTel.exe
* File size: 72.94MB

Would that be the newest one this article is referring too? It is kind of weird that HTML email was included in the change log yet you didn't receive it when you upgraded. I'll be upgrading mine pretty soon here (within the hour).

#14 +Mystic

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 23:05

Do you have to wipe your device before you upgrade it?

#15 MR_Candyman

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 01:08

Don't need to wipe your device first.
Also, I did not lose any of my e-mails and sms messages. If you back up before hand you can get everything back on except for pictures (for some reason, so back those up separately)