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

  • http://salesby5.com/ Nan Palmero

    @dan check out the 4.5.0.97 link I posted above. It works perfect for Sprint. The update I got was via http://www.blackberry.com/upgrades (4.5.0.77)

  • http://salesby5.com Nan Palmero

    @dan check out the 4.5.0.97 link I posted above. It works perfect for Sprint. The update I got was via http://www.blackberry.com/upgrades (4.5.0.77)

  • http://salesby5.com/ Nan Palmero

    @JR You can get 4.5.0.52 (official) from Orange Romania from this link – https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads/entry.do?code=D94E18A8ADB4CC0F623F7A83B1AC75B4

    You will likely need to delete the vendor.xml file, though. (easy)

  • http://salesby5.com/ Nan Palmero

    @JR You can get 4.5.0.52 (official) from Orange Romania from this link – https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads/entry.do?code=D94E18A8ADB4CC0F623F7A83B1AC75B4

    You will likely need to delete the vendor.xml file, though. (easy)

  • http://salesby5.com/ Nan Palmero

    @JR You can get 4.5.0.52 (official) from Orange Romania from this link – https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads/entry.do?code=D94E18A8ADB4CC0F623F7A83B1AC75B4

    You will likely need to delete the vendor.xml file, though. (easy)

  • http://salesby5.com Nan Palmero

    @JR You can get 4.5.0.52 (official) from Orange Romania from this link – https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads/entry.do?code=D94E18A8ADB4CC0F623F7A83B1AC75B4

    You will likely need to delete the vendor.xml file, though. (easy)

  • illumuss

    at&t 8130 curve owners, you can download 4.5 with this torrent:
    http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4109773/BlackBerry_Curve_8310_Device_Software_OS4.5
    the os works pretty good, the video camera works as well. blackberry maps doesn’t seem to work though, although you can download google maps to substitute.

  • illumuss

    at&t 8130 curve owners, you can download 4.5 with this torrent:
    http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4109773/BlackBerry_Curve_8310_Device_Software_OS4.5
    the os works pretty good, the video camera works as well. blackberry maps doesn’t seem to work though, although you can download google maps to substitute.

  • http://salesby5.com/ Nan Palmero

    @illumuss You can get the official version for the 8310 (4.5.0.99) from Vodafone Slovenia here – http://www.simobil.si/_static/upload/8310M_PBr4.5.0_rel134_PL2.7.0.84_A4.5.0.99.exe

  • http://salesby5.com/ Nan Palmero

    @illumuss You can get the official version for the 8310 (4.5.0.99) from Vodafone Slovenia here – http://www.simobil.si/_static/upload/8310M_PBr4.5.0_rel134_PL2.7.0.84_A4.5.0.99.exe

  • http://salesby5.com Nan Palmero

    @illumuss You can get the official version for the 8310 (4.5.0.99) from Vodafone Slovenia here – http://www.simobil.si/_static/upload/8310M_PBr4.5.0_rel134_PL2.7.0.84_A4.5.0.99.exe

  • edward t

    nan i want to thank you for that download link for sprint 8330 4.5 os. working fine.

  • edward t

    nan i want to thank you for that download link for sprint 8330 4.5 os. working fine.

  • http://salesby5.com/ Nan Palmero

    @edward t Glad to help! Thanks for sharing that it worked for you. :)

  • http://salesby5.com Nan Palmero

    @edward t Glad to help! Thanks for sharing that it worked for you. :)

  • Mary

    Sprint 8330 here. Tried the link from Nan @ http://www.blackberry.com/upgrades.
    Says I have the latest running software with factory 4.3 currently installed.

  • Mary

    Sprint 8330 here. Tried the link from Nan @ http://www.blackberry.com/upgrades.
    Says I have the latest running software with factory 4.3 currently installed.

  • http://the12planet.blogspot.com/ 12kyle

    i have the 8330 (sprint). i was able to download the 4.5 software to my computer (desktop manager). however, i haven’t seen any change on my phone. am i doing something wrong? please help. thanks

    12kyle

  • http://the12planet.blogspot.com/ 12kyle

    i have the 8330 (sprint). i was able to download the 4.5 software to my computer (desktop manager). however, i haven’t seen any change on my phone. am i doing something wrong? please help. thanks

    12kyle

  • KarlB

    Nan,

    Thanks so much for helping us out. I have a sprint 8330. When I attempt to use the updater (through blackberry.com/upgrades) I get the error:

    “HTTP Error 500: Internal Server Error

    An unexpected condition was encountered which prevented your requests from being fulfilled…Contact your service provider if this problem persists.”

    Any idea what the problem is? Also, since my blackberry is provided by my company, I’ve not had a need to install the desktop manager. Do I need that program?

    Thanks again for all your help.

  • KarlB

    Nan,

    Thanks so much for helping us out. I have a sprint 8330. When I attempt to use the updater (through blackberry.com/upgrades) I get the error:

    “HTTP Error 500: Internal Server Error

    An unexpected condition was encountered which prevented your requests from being fulfilled…Contact your service provider if this problem persists.”

    Any idea what the problem is? Also, since my blackberry is provided by my company, I’ve not had a need to install the desktop manager. Do I need that program?

    Thanks again for all your help.

  • http://salesby5.com/ Nan Palmero

    @Mary It appears that some people are having luck with that link (me and others) and some people are not. If you scroll up, you can find some of my posts that have the links to download 4.5 for your 8330.

    @12kyle The Desktop Manager (4.5) and the OS (4.5) are two different pieces of software. Try accessing the link in the post with your phone plugged in. If that doesn’t work, you can try one of the “unofficial” releases mentioned here in the comments. Come back and ask if you have trouble.

    @KarlB Glad to help, sorry you are have trouble. Are you using Internet Explorer on a PC? You will likely need the desktop manager. Also, if you are on a BES, expect to get kicked off when you install the OS (it happens to everyone that is on a BES). So, if you’re device is mission critical and your IT team isn’t working today, you might wait until Monday.

  • http://salesby5.com Nan Palmero

    @Mary It appears that some people are having luck with that link (me and others) and some people are not. If you scroll up, you can find some of my posts that have the links to download 4.5 for your 8330.

    @12kyle The Desktop Manager (4.5) and the OS (4.5) are two different pieces of software. Try accessing the link in the post with your phone plugged in. If that doesn’t work, you can try one of the “unofficial” releases mentioned here in the comments. Come back and ask if you have trouble.

    @KarlB Glad to help, sorry you are have trouble. Are you using Internet Explorer on a PC? You will likely need the desktop manager. Also, if you are on a BES, expect to get kicked off when you install the OS (it happens to everyone that is on a BES). So, if you’re device is mission critical and your IT team isn’t working today, you might wait until Monday.

  • KarlB

    Nan — Thank you. I am on BES and so will wait until next week to talk to IT.

  • KarlB

    Nan — Thank you. I am on BES and so will wait until next week to talk to IT.

  • http://salesby5.com/ Nan Palmero

    @KarlB sounds good, enjoy your weekend. :)

  • http://salesby5.com Nan Palmero

    @KarlB sounds good, enjoy your weekend. :)

  • http://www.paradisefm.net/ Jean

    Got OS 4.5 for my BB 8330 from sprint WOOO HOOO!! The HTML e-mail is great. Can’t wait for OS 4.6 lollll

  • http://www.paradisefm.net Jean

    Got OS 4.5 for my BB 8330 from sprint WOOO HOOO!! The HTML e-mail is great. Can’t wait for OS 4.6 lollll

  • JeffM

    I see virtually no change from this upgrade. Definately not seeing HTML Email. Am I missing something?

  • JeffM

    I see virtually no change from this upgrade. Definately not seeing HTML Email. Am I missing something?

  • http://salesby5.com/ Nan Palmero

    @jeffm are you on BES or BIS? If BES, it may need to be updated.Also, you can stream videos using http://d.qik.com, you get Documents to Go (be sure to register to get updates), photo geotagging and inline spell check, among other things.

    Regarding HTML email, resend the service books. Then check this link out from RIM if you are on BIS – http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/articles/498/KB15254_f.SAL_Public.html

  • http://salesby5.com Nan Palmero

    @jeffm are you on BES or BIS? If BES, it may need to be updated.Also, you can stream videos using http://d.qik.com, you get Documents to Go (be sure to register to get updates), photo geotagging and inline spell check, among other things.

    Regarding HTML email, resend the service books. Then check this link out from RIM if you are on BIS – http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/articles/498/KB15254_f.SAL_Public.html

  • smuttreja

    still no from sprint

  • smuttreja

    still no from sprint

  • rob

    Wow, nothing’s working for me.

    Sprint 8330. Downloaded the files per the links in this thread, installed ‘something’ successfully. Seems to install something at C:Program FilesCommon FilesResearch In MotionSharedLoader Files8330-v4.5.0.97_P3.2.0.52

    Ran ..AppLoaderLoader.exe, nuttin’ honey. Still say I have the latest and greatest. Ran Desktop Manager 4.7, checked for updates… nothing there either.

    Ideas would be appreciated! :-D

  • rob

    Wow, nothing’s working for me.

    Sprint 8330. Downloaded the files per the links in this thread, installed ‘something’ successfully. Seems to install something at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\8330-v4.5.0.97_P3.2.0.52

    Ran ..\AppLoader\Loader.exe, nuttin’ honey. Still say I have the latest and greatest. Ran Desktop Manager 4.7, checked for updates… nothing there either.

    Ideas would be appreciated! :-D

  • http://salesby5.com/ Nan Palmero

    @rob try rebooting your computer, plug in your device and try running the installer again.

  • http://salesby5.com/ Nan Palmero

    @rob try rebooting your computer, plug in your device and try running the installer again.

  • http://salesby5.com Nan Palmero

    @rob try rebooting your computer, plug in your device and try running the installer again.

  • DavidB

    @Rob:
    Look for a “vendor.xml” file and if found on hard drive delete it.

    Then run DM.

    And don’t use the “check for updates” with DM. It’s useless.

  • DavidB

    @Rob:
    Look for a “vendor.xml” file and if found on hard drive delete it.

    Then run DM.

    And don’t use the “check for updates” with DM. It’s useless.

  • http://twitter.com/hartlogan Logan

    For what its worth, all the unofficial builds that I’ve installed have required me to remove the vendor.xml file. If you’re unsure of how to install an OS yourself, please read the forum link I’ve posted above.

  • http://twitter.com/hartlogan Logan

    For what its worth, all the unofficial builds that I’ve installed have required me to remove the vendor.xml file. If you’re unsure of how to install an OS yourself, please read the forum link I’ve posted above.

  • http://salesby5.com/ Nan Palmero

    @logan @davidb thank you both!

  • http://salesby5.com Nan Palmero

    @logan @davidb thank you both!

  • Kyle

    Attempted this makeshift update last night for my Sprint Curve.
    My icons all disappeared and when navigating around I get an “App Error 523″ every time I go back to the main screen.
    I will probably just downgrade from 4.5 back to 4.3 but I’m not having very much luck with that either.

    Any advice?

  • Kyle

    Attempted this makeshift update last night for my Sprint Curve.
    My icons all disappeared and when navigating around I get an “App Error 523″ every time I go back to the main screen.
    I will probably just downgrade from 4.5 back to 4.3 but I’m not having very much luck with that either.

    Any advice?

  • Jeff

    Has anyone had problems with Sprint radio or TV on 4.5?

    I am skeptical about upgrading “unofficially” because I’ve heard it prevents them from working correctly…

  • Jeff

    Has anyone had problems with Sprint radio or TV on 4.5?

    I am skeptical about upgrading “unofficially” because I’ve heard it prevents them from working correctly…