OS 4.5 now officially available via BlackBerry.com/Upgrades (UPDATE)

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BlackBerry OS 4.5 Upgrade Screen

UPDATE 2: This updating method will only work for non-BES BlackBerry users. Any BIS users out there, please post a comment and let us know if the update works, and which device you are using!

UPDATE: Looks like BlackBerry 8330 users are still out of luck. Sorry guys! (Thanks, Nan)

Oh sweet glorious day! There have been a variety of BlackBerry Nation members who have been suffering through news about new BlackBerrys and OS 5.0 features, when all they want is OS 4.5 to be released by their carrier. Wait no more: http://www.BlackBerry.com/Upgrades is now live, allowing you to upgrade your OS directly from RIM.

You’ll need to use Internet Explorer and click “UPGRADE NOW” to download the 25MB ActiveX control which is essentially a watered down version of Desktop Manager. At the end of the process you can enter in your email address to be notified of any future OS upgrades.

Note: If you had already installed another carrier’s version of OS 4.5, you’re going to have to downgrade to a lower OS version before installing the proper one (thanks Al).

(via BerryReview)

  • http://none akshay ghai

    i wantt to upgrade software but i am unable to download the file in india kindly guide

  • Kent W.

    I did go to the BB site and followed the ugprade procedure to get my 8310 Curve to 4.5.0.81 (currently running 4.2.2.163 on Rogers Wireless). The upgrade procedure had me download the BB Application Loader.

    Following the process…it detected my firmware, identified 4.5.0.81 to be the update, backed up my data, and then before it even started to change any of the data on by Curve, I get a “fatal error” message from BB Application Loader.

    Retried a few times and appears it “breaks” at the same place.

    I found another link on Google which points me to a f/w release 4.5.0.108 for Rogers Wireless customers. Looks like this updates through the BB Desktop Manager. Giving this a shot now.

  • Kent W.

    I did go to the BB site and followed the ugprade procedure to get my 8310 Curve to 4.5.0.81 (currently running 4.2.2.163 on Rogers Wireless). The upgrade procedure had me download the BB Application Loader.

    Following the process…it detected my firmware, identified 4.5.0.81 to be the update, backed up my data, and then before it even started to change any of the data on by Curve, I get a “fatal error” message from BB Application Loader.

    Retried a few times and appears it “breaks” at the same place.

    I found another link on Google which points me to a f/w release 4.5.0.108 for Rogers Wireless customers. Looks like this updates through the BB Desktop Manager. Giving this a shot now.

  • Kent W.

    Update: using the 8310 Curve release 4.5.0.108 for Rogers Wireless customers and BB Desktop Manager 4.3.x worked without any problems. The complete upgrade took about 40 minutes or so.

  • Kent W.

    Update: using the 8310 Curve release 4.5.0.108 for Rogers Wireless customers and BB Desktop Manager 4.3.x worked without any problems. The complete upgrade took about 40 minutes or so.

  • Dave

    Tried updating Curve 8330 from Telus. It says by software is up to date (4.3). Anyone else have luck with this?

  • Dave

    Tried updating Curve 8330 from Telus. It says by software is up to date (4.3). Anyone else have luck with this?

  • Aamir

    I own an Unlocked Curve 8300 from RIM. Currently it’s O/S v4.2…will upgrading to v4.5 lock the device to my carrier, or will my device remail unlocked??

  • Aamir

    I own an Unlocked Curve 8300 from RIM. Currently it’s O/S v4.2…will upgrading to v4.5 lock the device to my carrier, or will my device remail unlocked??

  • http://salesby5.com/ Nan Palmero

    Update to OS 4.5 now works for Sprint – wahoo!

  • http://salesby5.com Nan Palmero

    Update to OS 4.5 now works for Sprint – wahoo!

  • edward t

    i dont see any update for sprint

  • edward t

    i dont see any update for sprint

  • Jason

    Can someone please post instructions on how to find and remove the vendor file. I feel like we will be waiting a while for AT&T to make this update available? Thanks

  • Jason

    Can someone please post instructions on how to find and remove the vendor file. I feel like we will be waiting a while for AT&T to make this update available? Thanks

  • DavidB

    @jason:
    Use the site search!

  • DavidB

    @jason:
    Use the site search!

  • buttnugget

    Try this here:

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f3/proper-upgrade-downgrade-procedure-53359/

    if you are using windows XP, right click on the “Start” button. pop up menu gives you some options. Copy and paste the item in instruction number 6 in there.

    Open the apps…. at the very bottom of the list of files, you will a folder with the exact same string with the “XML” at the end of the string. Delete that file, that is the file of Vodafone Carrier or whoevers software it is.

  • buttnugget

    Try this here:

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f3/proper-upgrade-downgrade-procedure-53359/

    if you are using windows XP, right click on the “Start” button. pop up menu gives you some options. Copy and paste the item in instruction number 6 in there.

    Open the apps…. at the very bottom of the list of files, you will a folder with the exact same string with the “XML” at the end of the string. Delete that file, that is the file of Vodafone Carrier or whoevers software it is.

  • buttnugget

    forgot to mention press the start button, and use the “Search” function, then paste the string from item number 6 in there, that will get you in to your C: drive.

  • buttnugget

    forgot to mention press the start button, and use the “Search” function, then paste the string from item number 6 in there, that will get you in to your C:\ drive.

  • Mike

    This site worked fine for me with Telus 8330 (Curve)

    http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/devices/#tab_tab_update

  • Mike

    This site worked fine for me with Telus 8330 (Curve)

    http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/devices/#tab_tab_update

  • 757sneakerqueen

    can you receive text msgs after download rogers os 4.5 to blackberry curve??

  • 757sneakerqueen

    can you receive text msgs after download rogers os 4.5 to blackberry curve??

  • Mike

    Updated my Curve 8300 on AT&T and it works awesome. I just needed to delete the vendor.xml file before installing. Piece of cake. I did need to get the password from my IT folks to set it back up with our enterprise server, but the upgrade was done from my desktop.

  • Mike

    Updated my Curve 8300 on AT&T and it works awesome. I just needed to delete the vendor.xml file before installing. Piece of cake. I did need to get the password from my IT folks to set it back up with our enterprise server, but the upgrade was done from my desktop.

  • Hashiman

    I updated my bb curve 8320 to os4.5 and now my screen will blackout like its goin to reset then pops back on… very annoying and I cant figure out whats wrong!!!

  • Hashiman

    I updated my bb curve 8320 to os4.5 and now my screen will blackout like its goin to reset then pops back on… very annoying and I cant figure out whats wrong!!!

  • Aaron

    Any update to 4.5 for Sprint’s 8330 yet?

  • Aaron

    Any update to 4.5 for Sprint’s 8330 yet?

  • DavidB

    @Aaron and all:
    Sprint officially released 4.5 for ALL 8xxx phones. Go download as you would any official upgrade for Sprint.

  • DavidB

    @Aaron and all:
    Sprint officially released 4.5 for ALL 8xxx phones. Go download as you would any official upgrade for Sprint.

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

    DavidB is correct, you can see the post below for info and instructions:

    http://www.blackberrycool.com/2009/02/os-45-available-for-sprint-blackberry-curve-8330-and-pearl-8130/

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

    DavidB is correct, you can see the post below for info and instructions:

    http://www.blackberrycool.com/2009/02/os-45-available-for-sprint-blackberry-curve-8330-and-pearl-8130/

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

    DavidB is correct, you can see the post below for info and instructions:

    http://www.blackberrycool.com/2009/02/os-45-available-for-sprint-blackberry-curve-8330-and-pearl-8130/

  • Panda

    Apparently 4.2 is still “up to date” for 8100 T-Mobile ):

  • Panda

    Apparently 4.2 is still “up to date” for 8100 T-Mobile ):

  • Panda

    Apparently 4.2 is still “up to date” for 8100 T-Mobile ):