OS 4.5 for BlackBerry 8330 and BlackBerry 8130 now available

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BlackBerry logoCDMA users have had a fun time trying to get their hands on the latest BlackBerry software, but now they won’t have to resort to Rapidshare to get the new OS. The Canadian carrier MTS Mobility has OS 4.5 available for public download from RIM’s site. If you’re looking to try it out, just grab the file, install, make sure you have the latest Desktop Manager, and plug in your BlackBerry via miniUSB when it’s open. Don’t worry that it’s from another carrier, you should be fine after deleting the vendor.xml file on your computer. OS 4.5 features rich text e-mail viewing on supporting BlackBerry Enterprise Servers, among other goodies like a variety of attachment download capabilities and free/busy calendar lookup. Folks packing the BlackBerry 8830 World Edition might still be out of luck, although there are torrents out there for unreleased versions of the software. CDMA subscribers can head on over to RIM’s site to get upgrading their Pearls and Curves.

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  • Jason

    I get this error:

    Sorry, you’ve experienced an unexpected error, please contact the webmaster with this errorcode (9003).

  • Jason

    I get this error:

    Sorry, you’ve experienced an unexpected error, please contact the webmaster with this errorcode (9003).

  • DavidB

    Curious they are releasing 4.5.0.56, when there are more recent versions in the wild and some much commented problems with 4.5.0.56.

  • DavidB

    Curious they are releasing 4.5.0.56, when there are more recent versions in the wild and some much commented problems with 4.5.0.56.

  • Maria

    “you should be fine after deleting the vendor.alx file on your computer”

    It’s an xml file, not .alx. :)

  • Maria

    “you should be fine after deleting the vendor.alx file on your computer”

    It’s an xml file, not .alx. :)

  • Brian

    Jason, I am getting the same message. Any update on resolving it?

  • Brian

    Jason, I am getting the same message. Any update on resolving it?

  • Dave

    yep, same error code. looks like they took it down because of the leak? Have any of the other downloads for the gsm models been taken down/error coded like this?

    We’re Sorry…

    * Sorry, you’ve experienced an unexpected error, please contact the webmaster with this errorcode (9003).

  • Dave

    yep, same error code. looks like they took it down because of the leak? Have any of the other downloads for the gsm models been taken down/error coded like this?

    We’re Sorry…

    * Sorry, you’ve experienced an unexpected error, please contact the webmaster with this errorcode (9003).

  • Joe Mama

    Just went to the website and the version posted is 4.5.0.82

  • Joe Mama

    Just went to the website and the version posted is 4.5.0.82

  • Clifford Villeda

    Question: Is desktop manager 4.5 the latest version for all model Blackberrys?

  • Clifford Villeda

    Question: Is desktop manager 4.5 the latest version for all model Blackberrys?

  • ifemme

    where will I find the xml file on my computer… I downloaded 4.5 on blackberry curve but don’t see any changes…

  • ifemme

    where will I find the xml file on my computer… I downloaded 4.5 on blackberry curve but don’t see any changes…

  • http://Crackberry.com/ Ponderous

    A few VZW subscribers have just upgraded. Everything went smoothly except the fact that we do not have a Blackberry Browser anymore. Any suggestions?

  • http://Crackberry.com Ponderous

    A few VZW subscribers have just upgraded. Everything went smoothly except the fact that we do not have a Blackberry Browser anymore. Any suggestions?

  • http://mywirelessusers.com/ buzzdar

    Desktop 4.5 is part of it but you need the smart phone software.

  • http://mywirelessusers.com buzzdar

    Desktop 4.5 is part of it but you need the smart phone software.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ BlackBerry Cool

    @Clifford

    No, you can now get Desktop Manager 4.6. But make sure not to confuse the BlackBerry OS 4.5 with the Desktop Manager 4.5.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com BlackBerry Cool

    @Clifford

    No, you can now get Desktop Manager 4.6. But make sure not to confuse the BlackBerry OS 4.5 with the Desktop Manager 4.5.

  • Gail E. King

    I download the new OS for 8830, it is beautiful, so yes it’s out there, will be back and post the website. It installed flawlessly, no problems, no crashes.

  • Gail E. King

    I download the new OS for 8830, it is beautiful, so yes it’s out there, will be back and post the website. It installed flawlessly, no problems, no crashes.

  • Gail E. King

    Here’s the website for BB OS Version 4.5.0.55, yes there is a English version. http://www.vodafone.de/hilfe-support/blackberry/112022.html

  • Gail E. King

    Here’s the website for BB OS Version 4.5.0.55, yes there is a English version. http://www.vodafone.de/hilfe-support/blackberry/112022.html

  • Gail E. King

    Make sure you upgrade your desktop software to the latest version first before you upgrade your BB.

  • Gail E. King

    Make sure you upgrade your desktop software to the latest version first before you upgrade your BB.

  • Rob Arias

    I installed last night and there were no complications. I have a verizon 8330 and as mentioned above I was missing my browser, until I restarted the device. The GPS still does not work in BB maps or other 3rd party apps.

  • Rob Arias

    I installed last night and there were no complications. I have a verizon 8330 and as mentioned above I was missing my browser, until I restarted the device. The GPS still does not work in BB maps or other 3rd party apps.

  • Jay

    I have the Sprint Curve 8330. Guess it will wipe out all my Sprint applications, including Sprint Navigation, etc.
    If I do a restore, does anyone know if it will put all my Sprint apps back on? Also afraid of losing GPS.

  • Jay

    I have the Sprint Curve 8330. Guess it will wipe out all my Sprint applications, including Sprint Navigation, etc.
    If I do a restore, does anyone know if it will put all my Sprint apps back on? Also afraid of losing GPS.

  • Jim

    I’m kinda worried about the same thing… I don’t wanna lose the gps or my sprint tv…

  • Jim

    I’m kinda worried about the same thing… I don’t wanna lose the gps or my sprint tv…

  • MZ

    @Jay,

    It keeps all the Sprint apps and kept all the settings. There’s one major (for me) difference: you can no longer “force” the Curve into roaming, which may or may not be significant to you or others.

  • MZ

    @Jay,

    It keeps all the Sprint apps and kept all the settings. There’s one major (for me) difference: you can no longer “force” the Curve into roaming, which may or may not be significant to you or others.

  • Jake

    Jay,

    I have a Sprint 8330 and have installed every new beta OS as soon as it’s in the wild, and none of my Sprint apps have ever gone missing. So, you shouldn’t have any trouble.

  • Jake

    Jay,

    I have a Sprint 8330 and have installed every new beta OS as soon as it’s in the wild, and none of my Sprint apps have ever gone missing. So, you shouldn’t have any trouble.

  • User

    Is it just me, or is the file no longer available for download under MTS Mobility, from the blackberry.com web site?

    All I see is the Desktop Manager Software in the LOV…no OS file???

    Help please…thanks.

  • User

    Is it just me, or is the file no longer available for download under MTS Mobility, from the blackberry.com web site?

    All I see is the Desktop Manager Software in the LOV…no OS file???

    Help please…thanks.

  • chris

    i have the same problem i am with telus and i am trying to update the os on my BB i same to be only getting the desktop verson not the handheld os can sone one help

  • chris

    i have the same problem i am with telus and i am trying to update the os on my BB i same to be only getting the desktop verson not the handheld os can sone one help

  • Will

    I CAN NOT FIND THE OS 4.5 UPGRADE FOR THE 8330 SPRINT NEITHER. CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET IT. A RELIABLE LINK OR SITE.

  • Will

    I CAN NOT FIND THE OS 4.5 UPGRADE FOR THE 8330 SPRINT NEITHER. CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET IT. A RELIABLE LINK OR SITE.

  • Reacher

    They did pull it a few days ago. I suggest searching for a torrent or another download site.

  • Reacher

    They did pull it a few days ago. I suggest searching for a torrent or another download site.

  • pakman

    Has anyone found the 4.5 download for the sprint 8330? Also, will the newer 4.5 OS support MMS?

  • pakman

    Has anyone found the 4.5 download for the sprint 8330? Also, will the newer 4.5 OS support MMS?

  • dina

    ive been looking for about 3 hours now on where to find the OS v.4.5 for my blackberry pearl 8130 all i found are desktop versions can anyone help please?

  • dina

    ive been looking for about 3 hours now on where to find the OS v.4.5 for my blackberry pearl 8130 all i found are desktop versions can anyone help please?