BlackBerry OS 4.5 now available from BlackBerry.com/Upgrades. No, seriously.

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For those of you that have been suffering through the indignity of OS 4.3 on your BlackBerry Curve and Pearl when your friends are rockin’ their BlackBerry Bolds, Pearl Flips and Storms, struggle no more! You’ve patiently waited for the “official version” of the OS and your wait is no more. Unlike what we believed in September, www.blackberry.com/upgrades, allows for an official OS 4.5 update. So far, we have confirmed this on Sprint and Verizon.

Let us know in the comments if your carrier is allowing an upgrade to 4.5 as well. Note that using this upgrade requires Internet Explorer. HTML email, geotagging photos and streaming video, here we come (don’t forget in-line spell check, ed.)!

Download OS 4.5 for your BlackBerry

  • g

    got 4.5!!

  • g

    got 4.5!!

  • JP

    I was able to fixed the screen/keyboard issue and white fonts. I redid the OS upgrade and left some files untouch like the semetic and europepean fonts. Seemed it did the trick! :)
    Thanks so much for great guide!

  • JP

    I was able to fixed the screen/keyboard issue and white fonts. I redid the OS upgrade and left some files untouch like the semetic and europepean fonts. Seemed it did the trick! :)
    Thanks so much for great guide!

  • Dave

    I have the Verizon 8830. Where do I download the new version 4.5.0.97 update or newer?
    Dave

  • Dave

    I have the Verizon 8830. Where do I download the new version 4.5.0.97 update or newer?
    Dave

  • Ryan

    I have an 8310 and have DL the 4.5 software 3 times from 3 diff sites. I deleted the vender file. also have the latest version of desktop manager. When I run the manager it finds NO NEW UPGRADES WTF!! Been at this for hours and I’m about destroy this piece of sh#@!

  • Ryan

    I have an 8310 and have DL the 4.5 software 3 times from 3 diff sites. I deleted the vender file. also have the latest version of desktop manager. When I run the manager it finds NO NEW UPGRADES WTF!! Been at this for hours and I’m about destroy this piece of sh#@!

  • jsig

    any idea when ATT will Upgrade to 4.5 on 8310 ??

  • jsig

    any idea when ATT will Upgrade to 4.5 on 8310 ??

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

    @Mossman, are you still having issues with in-line spellcheck?

    You should have a ‘Spellcheck’ heading under your ‘messages options’ menu. Make sure ‘Check spelling As you Type’ is selected.

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

    @Mossman, are you still having issues with in-line spellcheck?

    You should have a ‘Spellcheck’ heading under your ‘messages options’ menu. Make sure ‘Check spelling As you Type’ is selected.

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

    @Mossman, are you still having issues with in-line spellcheck?

    You should have a ‘Spellcheck’ heading under your ‘messages options’ menu. Make sure ‘Check spelling As you Type’ is selected.

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

    Also,

    I should have posted this a long time ago, but here’s a link to our OS Upgrade How-To, in case you’re clueless about what to do after you’ve downloaded the new OS.

    http://www.blackberrycool.com/2008/08/how-to-upgrade-your-blackberry-software/

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

    Also,

    I should have posted this a long time ago, but here’s a link to our OS Upgrade How-To, in case you’re clueless about what to do after you’ve downloaded the new OS.

    http://www.blackberrycool.com/2008/08/how-to-upgrade-your-blackberry-software/

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

    @ BlackBerry Cool, the only options I have under the spell check heading in message options are:
    Ignore Case
    Ignore Acronyms
    Ignore Words With Numbers
    Spell Check Email Before Sending
    Minimum Sized Word To Check
    Custom Dictionary

    Again, I’m running OS 4.5.0.77 on a VZW Curve 8330.

    Thanks again if you can help me reveal this “As You Type” spell-checking option. Could this be tied to some function or policy on my BES? I spell pretty well, but if there’s a feature I can have, I at least want the option!

  • Mossman

    @ BlackBerry Cool, the only options I have under the spell check heading in message options are:
    Ignore Case
    Ignore Acronyms
    Ignore Words With Numbers
    Spell Check Email Before Sending
    Minimum Sized Word To Check
    Custom Dictionary

    Again, I’m running OS 4.5.0.77 on a VZW Curve 8330.

    Thanks again if you can help me reveal this “As You Type” spell-checking option. Could this be tied to some function or policy on my BES? I spell pretty well, but if there’s a feature I can have, I at least want the option!

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

    @Mossman,

    Aha! You’re on a BES! Then you should talk to your IT admin. Usually new features/policies that come with OS updates are defaulted to ‘off’, so talk to the techies.

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

    @Mossman,

    Aha! You’re on a BES! Then you should talk to your IT admin. Usually new features/policies that come with OS updates are defaulted to ‘off’, so talk to the techies.

  • cathleen

    if i have a sprint 8330, can i just download for example the verizon update?
    would it work? and if it will will i need to delete the vendor file?

  • cathleen

    if i have a sprint 8330, can i just download for example the verizon update?
    would it work? and if it will will i need to delete the vendor file?

  • DavidB

    @cathleen:
    Sprint still hasn’t released 4.5? That sucks! But, yes, Verizon 8330 device software will work on ANY 8330 from ANY carrier. And yes you have to delete vendor.xml for any carrier except the source. So you can get ANY carrier OS that specifies 8330 and use it on your Sprint 8330 after deleting vendor.xml. The only time deleting is not required is if the OS you get is specified to be for your carrier.

    And in case anyone is thinking to ask, NO, you can’t use 8330 software on any other Curve. Nor can you use 8300/8310/8320/8350 software on an 8330.

  • DavidB

    @cathleen:
    Sprint still hasn’t released 4.5? That sucks! But, yes, Verizon 8330 device software will work on ANY 8330 from ANY carrier. And yes you have to delete vendor.xml for any carrier except the source. So you can get ANY carrier OS that specifies 8330 and use it on your Sprint 8330 after deleting vendor.xml. The only time deleting is not required is if the OS you get is specified to be for your carrier.

    And in case anyone is thinking to ask, NO, you can’t use 8330 software on any other Curve. Nor can you use 8300/8310/8320/8350 software on an 8330.

  • http://www.myspace.com/webler23 chad w

    hey there i have the 8330 with altell and looking for the 4.5 any help?

  • http://www.myspace.com/webler23 chad w

    hey there i have the 8330 with altell and looking for the 4.5 any help?

  • http://www.myspace.com/webler23 chad w

    hey there i have the 8330 with altell and looking for the 4.5 any help?

  • http://www.myspace.com/webler23 chad w

    hey there i have the 8330 with altell and looking for the 4.5 any help?

  • http://www.salesby5.com/ Nan Palmero

    @chad w here is 4.5.0.119 for the 8330 – http://www.mediafire.com/file/c4zm52ml2mz/4.5.0.119.zip

  • http://www.salesby5.com Nan Palmero

    @chad w here is 4.5.0.119 for the 8330 – http://www.mediafire.com/file/c4zm52ml2mz/4.5.0.119.zip

  • Dylan

    Alltel has it released as well. You can do it through Desktop manager 4.7 or from this link

    http://software.alltel.com/software.aspx?deviceID=73&platformID=4

    I’m in the process of updating mine right now.

  • Dylan

    Alltel has it released as well. You can do it through Desktop manager 4.7 or from this link

    http://software.alltel.com/software.aspx?deviceID=73&platformID=4

    I’m in the process of updating mine right now.

  • Dylan

    Alltel has it released as well. You can do it through Desktop manager 4.7 or from this link

    http://software.alltel.com/software.aspx?deviceID=73&platformID=4

    I’m in the process of updating mine right now.

  • Dylan

    Alltel has it released as well. You can do it through Desktop manager 4.7 or from this link

    http://software.alltel.com/software.aspx?deviceID=73&platformID=4

    I’m in the process of updating mine right now.

  • Alex

    Help. I was trying to download the 4.5 os on my 8830 and it just completely stopped working. Now it is fashing red and will not turn on. Did I completely kill my blackberry?

  • Alex

    Help. I was trying to download the 4.5 os on my 8830 and it just completely stopped working. Now it is fashing red and will not turn on. Did I completely kill my blackberry?

  • http://www.salesby5.com/ Nan Palmero
  • http://www.salesby5.com Nan Palmero
  • http://www.salesby5.com/ Nan Palmero

    @dylan thank you so much!

  • http://www.salesby5.com Nan Palmero

    @dylan thank you so much!

  • jeff

    YESSS. MMS is working on my Sprint Curve 8330 with OS 4.5 update.
    Finally!

  • jeff

    YESSS. MMS is working on my Sprint Curve 8330 with OS 4.5 update.
    Finally!

  • jeff

    YESSS. MMS is working on my Sprint Curve 8330 with OS 4.5 update.
    Finally!

  • ANGELICA

    T-mobile does not support anything higher than 4.3 on the Pearl’s. :/

  • ANGELICA

    T-mobile does not support anything higher than 4.3 on the Pearl’s. :/

  • Booya!

    It’s finally here! http://www.vzam.net/blackberry/ Loading it now.

  • Booya!

    It’s finally here! http://www.vzam.net/blackberry/ Loading it now.

  • Faisalpalijo

    8800 upgrade 4.5 0s plz tell me any any buddy?

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