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)

  • Jason

    word is its going to be another month (october 20) for t-mobile subs

  • Jason

    word is its going to be another month (october 20) for t-mobile subs

  • Heather

    No love with Bell either…. According to the desktop manager it is already up to date and when I go through the upgrade from BlackBerry’s web site all I get for the effort is a fatal error.

  • Heather

    No love with Bell either…. According to the desktop manager it is already up to date and when I go through the upgrade from BlackBerry’s web site all I get for the effort is a fatal error.

  • Heather

    I forgot to mention that it’s an 8130 that I am using

  • Heather

    I forgot to mention that it’s an 8130 that I am using

  • Heather

    I forgot to mention that it’s an 8130 that I am using

  • david

    no luck with the bb pearl 8100 (AT&T). what a tease…

  • david

    no luck with the bb pearl 8100 (AT&T). what a tease…

  • david

    no luck with the bb pearl 8100 (AT&T). what a tease…

  • x

    Jason, do you have a source for that October 20th date for T-Mobile firmware?

  • x

    Jason, do you have a source for that October 20th date for T-Mobile firmware?

  • Jag

    No luck with rogers 8800.

  • Jag

    No luck with rogers 8800.

  • http://tim.brogdon.net/ Tim

    Seems Verizon is still on v4.2. Since you have to enter your device pin, it re-directs to Verizons site, were 4.2 is the only option for my 8830.

  • http://tim.brogdon.net/ Tim

    Seems Verizon is still on v4.2. Since you have to enter your device pin, it re-directs to Verizons site, were 4.2 is the only option for my 8830.

  • http://tim.brogdon.net Tim

    Seems Verizon is still on v4.2. Since you have to enter your device pin, it re-directs to Verizons site, were 4.2 is the only option for my 8830.

  • http://tim.brogdon.net/ Tim

    Nevermind, helps when you follow the directions.

  • http://tim.brogdon.net Tim

    Nevermind, helps when you follow the directions.

  • DavidB

    VZW 8830 4.2.2.196
    No joy.

    To the person asking about 8900 on Sprint: do some reading, only CDMA devices will work on Sprint and there is no Bold/Javelin/etc. CDMA. Unless you want a Nextel 8350 there is nothing new for Sprint (yet).

  • DavidB

    VZW 8830 4.2.2.196
    No joy.

    To the person asking about 8900 on Sprint: do some reading, only CDMA devices will work on Sprint and there is no Bold/Javelin/etc. CDMA. Unless you want a Nextel 8350 there is nothing new for Sprint (yet).

  • http://tim.brogdon.net/ Tim

    Seems 4.5 does not work for 8830. I ran the upgrade then I get a message that my phone is up to date, even know I have 4.2 installed. Anyone know a work around to this?

  • http://tim.brogdon.net Tim

    Seems 4.5 does not work for 8830. I ran the upgrade then I get a message that my phone is up to date, even know I have 4.2 installed. Anyone know a work around to this?

  • ChrisJ

    Tim,
    you need to remove the vendor file from the program common files then re-install. Make sure you have an updated desktop mgr that is readily avail from BB.

  • ChrisJ

    Tim,
    you need to remove the vendor file from the program common files then re-install. Make sure you have an updated desktop mgr that is readily avail from BB.

  • Mike

    8830 on Telus .. 4.2 seems to be the latest. BAH!

  • Mike

    8830 on Telus .. 4.2 seems to be the latest. BAH!

  • clexman

    @ DavidB

    I know Sprint is CDMA, but Verizon is getting the 9530. T-mobile’s getting the flip Pearl and AT&T the Bold.

    Come on RIM I want some Sprint CDMA love!

  • clexman

    @ DavidB

    I know Sprint is CDMA, but Verizon is getting the 9530. T-mobile’s getting the flip Pearl and AT&T the Bold.

    Come on RIM I want some Sprint CDMA love!

  • DavidB

    Right clexman. 9530 is the only CDMA device we know of in the pipes. All the otheras we hear about are GSM. There is rumor of a Curve type 9xxx CDMA device in perhaps April/May/June 2009, but that’s it.

  • DavidB

    Right clexman. 9530 is the only CDMA device we know of in the pipes. All the otheras we hear about are GSM. There is rumor of a Curve type 9xxx CDMA device in perhaps April/May/June 2009, but that’s it.

  • hairyasian

    tmo 8100 (pearl) on 4.2.1.109 – no upgrade available…

  • hairyasian

    tmo 8100 (pearl) on 4.2.1.109 – no upgrade available…

  • senyorcitoninja

    Well, that’s just bs.

  • senyorcitoninja

    Well, that’s just bs.

  • Cent

    I’ve been following the comments here closely. Is it me or is no one able to upgrade to OS 4.5. On my Curve with T-Mobile, the upgrade app says my BB is up-to-date although its still on 4.2.

  • Cent

    I’ve been following the comments here closely. Is it me or is no one able to upgrade to OS 4.5. On my Curve with T-Mobile, the upgrade app says my BB is up-to-date although its still on 4.2.

  • DavidB

    Seems to be cart before horse. The upgrade app released before the carriers approved device software. And bloggers got all worked up without checking it out first.

  • DavidB

    Seems to be cart before horse. The upgrade app released before the carriers approved device software. And bloggers got all worked up without checking it out first.

  • JRO

    This upgrade does not work for branded devices (T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, etc.) It only works for unbranded devices as per the Blackberry rep. I talked to.

  • JRO

    This upgrade does not work for branded devices (T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, etc.) It only works for unbranded devices as per the Blackberry rep. I talked to.

  • Dan

    Called ATT today and finally spoke to tech rep, re: 4.5 OS on my 8310.
    He said ATT does not yet officially support OS over 4.2.2 yet, but he understood my frustration.
    “Is there anything else I can help you with today?”
    Gah!

  • Dan

    Called ATT today and finally spoke to tech rep, re: 4.5 OS on my 8310.
    He said ATT does not yet officially support OS over 4.2.2 yet, but he understood my frustration.
    “Is there anything else I can help you with today?”
    Gah!

  • hairyasian

    i just went ahead and manually installed vodaphone’s 4.5 os on my tmo pearl. it was quite glitchy for some time… kept crashing and rebooting. but i let it be for about 6 hours and it finally stabilized.

  • hairyasian

    i just went ahead and manually installed vodaphone’s 4.5 os on my tmo pearl. it was quite glitchy for some time… kept crashing and rebooting. but i let it be for about 6 hours and it finally stabilized.

  • Rocco

    If ATT supported OS4.5 upgrades then you may not want to upgrade your phone to maybe a “Blackberry Bold” with a new 2 year contract. I can’t help but to believe that Blackberry and ATT planned it this way.

  • Rocco

    If ATT supported OS4.5 upgrades then you may not want to upgrade your phone to maybe a “Blackberry Bold” with a new 2 year contract. I can’t help but to believe that Blackberry and ATT planned it this way.

  • youngbee

    How do you remove the vender file from the bb 8310?

  • youngbee

    How do you remove the vender file from the bb 8310?

  • akshay ghai

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