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)

  • Jonathan

    Correct link is. BB did not want to parse the upcase U for some reason.

    http://www.BlackBerry.com/upgrades

  • Jonathan

    Correct link is. BB did not want to parse the upcase U for some reason.

    http://www.BlackBerry.com/upgrades

  • Richard Puckett

    No love for AT&T 8800 4.2.1. No official 4.5 for it yet – the ActiveX control seemed to work well otherwise though. Signed up to receive an email. I shall commence holding my breath.

  • Richard Puckett

    No love for AT&T 8800 4.2.1. No official 4.5 for it yet – the ActiveX control seemed to work well otherwise though. Signed up to receive an email. I shall commence holding my breath.

  • Richard Puckett

    No love for AT&T 8800 4.2.1. No official 4.5 for it yet – the ActiveX control seemed to work well otherwise though. Signed up to receive an email. I shall commence holding my breath.

  • Richard Puckett

    No love for AT&T 8800 4.2.1. No official 4.5 for it yet – the ActiveX control seemed to work well otherwise though. Signed up to receive an email. I shall commence holding my breath.

  • http://yettas.com/ pete

    ATT, Pearl 8100 here.. The installer says I am “up to date”, though running 4.2.x .. meanwhile, blackberry.com says my carrier “does not support 4.5″. :(

  • http://yettas.com pete

    ATT, Pearl 8100 here.. The installer says I am “up to date”, though running 4.2.x .. meanwhile, blackberry.com says my carrier “does not support 4.5″. :(

  • Bryan

    So what’s the benefit of me installing this 4.5 as opposed to my current v4.5.0.52 that I grabbed about two months ago. Is this a newer version of the 4.5 OS, or is it just the US release of the same OS that’s been out for a while?

    Thanks!

  • Bryan

    So what’s the benefit of me installing this 4.5 as opposed to my current v4.5.0.52 that I grabbed about two months ago. Is this a newer version of the 4.5 OS, or is it just the US release of the same OS that’s been out for a while?

    Thanks!

  • Aaron

    My 8310 on AT&T running v2.2.2.170 is apparently up to date.

    Bummer.

  • Aaron

    My 8310 on AT&T running v2.2.2.170 is apparently up to date.

    Bummer.

  • Nick

    No luck with Tmobile’s 8320. It advised me that my software was already up to date.

  • Nick

    No luck with Tmobile’s 8320. It advised me that my software was already up to date.

  • Drew

    Alas, T-mobile 8320 is a no go too. 4.2 appears as up to date.

  • Drew

    Alas, T-mobile 8320 is a no go too. 4.2 appears as up to date.

  • Ken

    AT&T Curve 8310 – says that 4.2.2.170 (platform 2.5.0.30) is up to date…Updater software loaded nicely on my Vista machine.

  • Ken

    AT&T Curve 8310 – says that 4.2.2.170 (platform 2.5.0.30) is up to date…Updater software loaded nicely on my Vista machine.

  • http://beyondthebleedingedge.blogspot.com/ Andrew

    No Joy – 8100 on Rogers.

  • http://beyondthebleedingedge.blogspot.com/ Andrew

    No Joy – 8100 on Rogers.

  • Jwt0001

    8130 on Verizon not updated.

  • Jwt0001

    8130 on Verizon not updated.

  • Jay

    no luck with my 8300

  • Jay

    no luck with my 8300

  • Dan

    Apparently my ATT Curve 8310 software is up to date and will not load 4.5, even though my current OS is v4.2.2.170

  • Dan

    Apparently my ATT Curve 8310 software is up to date and will not load 4.5, even though my current OS is v4.2.2.170

  • ji

    telus pearl 8130 says software is up to date, but i am running v.4.3

  • ji

    telus pearl 8130 says software is up to date, but i am running v.4.3

  • clexman

    No luck for my Sprint 8703e 4.2 device… I’ve had this thing almost 2 years and the only upgrade available is the 8800 that only adds video playback and just about nothing else useful.

    When oh when will the 8900 and up generation come to Sprint?!

  • clexman

    No luck for my Sprint 8703e 4.2 device… I’ve had this thing almost 2 years and the only upgrade available is the 8800 that only adds video playback and just about nothing else useful.

    When oh when will the 8900 and up generation come to Sprint?!

  • JustDewIt

    Just go to the normal download site on blackberry.com, and choose Europe’s Trigcom as your carrier. Official 4.5 releases for most models! Works fine on AT&T, even if they don’t “officially” support it yet.

  • JustDewIt

    Just go to the normal download site on blackberry.com, and choose Europe’s Trigcom as your carrier. Official 4.5 releases for most models! Works fine on AT&T, even if they don’t “officially” support it yet.

  • JustDewIt

    Just go to the normal download site on blackberry.com, and choose Europe’s Trigcom as your carrier. Official 4.5 releases for most models! Works fine on AT&T, even if they don’t “officially” support it yet.

  • Krzysztof

    I have AT&T and it just tells me that 4.5 isn’t available for me yet. Filled out a form though to notify me.

  • Krzysztof

    I have AT&T and it just tells me that 4.5 isn’t available for me yet. Filled out a form though to notify me.

  • Chris

    Same here with my AT&T 8300. No dice on 4.5 upgrade. Still running v4.2.2.166 is “up-to-date” according to the utility.

  • Chris

    Same here with my AT&T 8300. No dice on 4.5 upgrade. Still running v4.2.2.166 is “up-to-date” according to the utility.

  • artie

    Sprint 8130 4.3 up to date.

  • artie

    Sprint 8130 4.3 up to date.

  • SUGE WHITE

    Anyone update sprint 8830? Im running a 4.5.051 on mine now. Is it worth the time?

  • SUGE WHITE

    Anyone update sprint 8830? Im running a 4.5.051 on mine now. Is it worth the time?

  • Chris M

    I’d love to know how you got 4.5 on your Sprint 8830. I’ve been trying for a long time and this upgrade site is worth about as much as a wet paper sack :p

  • Chris M

    I’d love to know how you got 4.5 on your Sprint 8830. I’ve been trying for a long time and this upgrade site is worth about as much as a wet paper sack :p

  • Chris M

    I’d love to know how you got 4.5 on your Sprint 8830. I’ve been trying for a long time and this upgrade site is worth about as much as a wet paper sack :p

  • SUGE WHITE

    chris….it could be arranged? You on pinstack.com?

  • SUGE WHITE

    chris….it could be arranged? You on pinstack.com?

  • SUGE WHITE

    chris….it could be arranged? You on pinstack.com?

  • Chris M

    I am not… I am on Blackberryforums.com, though
    liganimc…

  • Chris M

    I am not… I am on Blackberryforums.com, though
    liganimc…

  • Chris M

    I am not… I am on Blackberryforums.com, though
    liganimc…