Verizon BlackBerry 8830 OS gets an official update

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BlackBerry 8830

I haven’t seen an official update to the 8830 in a while but it seems Verizon has put out an official update for the BlackBerry 8830 OS. The new OS, 4.5.0.138, can be downloaded through Verizon’s BlackBerry page. I apologize to all the BlackBerry Storm owners who are still waiting to get theirs.

Download The Offical 4.5.0.138 directly from Verizon
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  • Laura

    Probably a dumb question here, but can you download the Verizon update if you don’t have Verizon?

  • Laura

    Probably a dumb question here, but can you download the Verizon update if you don’t have Verizon?

  • http://davehughes.com/ Dave Hughes

    I installed it. Works great! Fixed the bugs that were bugging me from the previous beta version that I was using 4.5.0.101 i think it was.
    The previous version would not play videos full screen was the biggest issue that I had with 4.5.0.101
    I’m very happy with the upgrade. no issue during installation.

  • http://davehughes.com/ Dave Hughes

    I installed it. Works great! Fixed the bugs that were bugging me from the previous beta version that I was using 4.5.0.101 i think it was.
    The previous version would not play videos full screen was the biggest issue that I had with 4.5.0.101
    I’m very happy with the upgrade. no issue during installation.

  • http://davehughes.com Dave Hughes

    I installed it. Works great! Fixed the bugs that were bugging me from the previous beta version that I was using 4.5.0.101 i think it was.
    The previous version would not play videos full screen was the biggest issue that I had with 4.5.0.101
    I’m very happy with the upgrade. no issue during installation.

  • addictedtoBB

    I almost passed out when I saw this. Wow…it’s about time!!!!

  • addictedtoBB

    I almost passed out when I saw this. Wow…it’s about time!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/BlackBerryCool/statuses/1586750391 BlackBerryCool (BlackBerry Coo

    Verizon BlackBerry 8830 OS gets an official update http://bit.ly/xWjjt

  • Tom

    I wonder when AT&T will follow suit and release an update for their 8800 handhelds.

  • Tom

    I wonder when AT&T will follow suit and release an update for their 8800 handhelds.

  • Tom

    just installed it on my 8830 and now i feel like having a Blackberry storm with full size keyboard!

  • Tom

    just installed it on my 8830 and now i feel like having a Blackberry storm with full size keyboard!

  • Greg

    Do they still cripple the GPS with this update? I’ve been using the Sprint firmware for a couple of months on my Verizon 8830 without issue (4.5.0.135), and the best part is I can use BlackBerry Maps with GPS navigation for free. That hasn’t been the case with Verizon in the past. I’m not going to use this one if it breaks GPS.

  • Greg

    Do they still cripple the GPS with this update? I’ve been using the Sprint firmware for a couple of months on my Verizon 8830 without issue (4.5.0.135), and the best part is I can use BlackBerry Maps with GPS navigation for free. That hasn’t been the case with Verizon in the past. I’m not going to use this one if it breaks GPS.

  • AaronZ

    @Greg
    Yes, OS 4.5 from Verizon DOES unlock GPS for BBMaps. I was one of the infuriated BB owners who has cursed VZW for breaking my GPS and so you can be sure GPS was the second thing I checked out after the OS update (the first being Slacker for BB & streaming media).

    I have not been able to get GPS to work on GoogleMaps tho. Not sure if this is ~norml~ but I plan to try a reinstall of GMaps.

  • AaronZ

    @Greg
    Yes, OS 4.5 from Verizon DOES unlock GPS for BBMaps. I was one of the infuriated BB owners who has cursed VZW for breaking my GPS and so you can be sure GPS was the second thing I checked out after the OS update (the first being Slacker for BB & streaming media).

    I have not been able to get GPS to work on GoogleMaps tho. Not sure if this is ~norml~ but I plan to try a reinstall of GMaps.

  • Brian

    So i cant get this update to work.
    everytime i get on the verzion website.
    i click download and it start to download
    and when it finish, it just disappear and
    nothing. so i try clicking the download thing again
    and it didnt work.

    can someone help?

  • Brian

    So i cant get this update to work.
    everytime i get on the verzion website.
    i click download and it start to download
    and when it finish, it just disappear and
    nothing. so i try clicking the download thing again
    and it didnt work.

    can someone help?

  • ts

    Ever since my upgrade I can’t play videos from my browser where I could before (CNN.com). Anyone else with this issue??

  • ts

    Ever since my upgrade I can’t play videos from my browser where I could before (CNN.com). Anyone else with this issue??

  • Rob

    I just loaded it and the GPS works ok. Now I just need to figure out how to use it with Goecaching?

  • Rob

    I just loaded it and the GPS works ok. Now I just need to figure out how to use it with Goecaching?

  • Rob

    Brian I just clicked on the link at the beginning of this thread. saved it to my computer then double clicked it and followed the instructions.

  • Rob

    Brian I just clicked on the link at the beginning of this thread. saved it to my computer then double clicked it and followed the instructions.

  • Michael

    So, does this mean I can run an 8gb MicoSDHC on it with this update?

  • Michael

    So, does this mean I can run an 8gb MicoSDHC on it with this update?

  • Michael

    So, does this mean I can run an 8gb MicoSDHC on it with this update?

  • Florian Thomas

    VZW sent me a link to download a VZ Global Navigator software, so that I can use GPS in Europe. I could not install, and then learned during another service call that that software only works for the Storm. Any idea how I can use GPS with my BB 8830 in Europe? Does google maps work?
    My BB is already set up for calls and access to the internet in Europe.

    Thanks

  • Florian Thomas

    VZW sent me a link to download a VZ Global Navigator software, so that I can use GPS in Europe. I could not install, and then learned during another service call that that software only works for the Storm. Any idea how I can use GPS with my BB 8830 in Europe? Does google maps work?
    My BB is already set up for calls and access to the internet in Europe.

    Thanks

  • Rob

    Michael,

    My BB world works ok with a 8 gig chip before the upgrade and after. I had to follow the prompts to format it so BB could use it the first time i installed it. I now have several chips that I can pop in and out as I choose, haven’t tried the 16 gig yet though.

    Rob

  • Rob

    Michael,

    My BB world works ok with a 8 gig chip before the upgrade and after. I had to follow the prompts to format it so BB could use it the first time i installed it. I now have several chips that I can pop in and out as I choose, haven’t tried the 16 gig yet though.

    Rob

  • Luqman

    Is this firmware unlocked? Do I need to unlock after applying this update?

  • Adeleye

    i cannot download yahoo msgr , facebook

  • Obohinnocental@yahoo.com

    we need suite installation software

  • Johnson suuny

    i’m sunny by name..i’m using bb 8830 os,,the only problem i have with the phone is dat i cant recharge and check my account balance

  • Dr Charan999

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    BB8830 to higher phone so exchange offer can u plzz if yes cal me on +919741969180 

  • Temiloluwa

    On your phone go to Options>Mobile Network> change data services status to off and network to GSM. Save this settings, power off and power on your device then u’ll be able to check balance and recharge!

  • Gazaa45

    i really dont understand this phone

  • diditikno

    Hai, I still have 8830 world edition. but now it can start up. i want to delete all the os and re-install. can you help to fix it ? thanks you

  • diditikno

    revise can = can’t

  • H. Burhan

    am in third world country, somebody brought to me the used blackberry verizon 8830, please help me to unlock

  • khan

    How i install bb 8830 theme?
    please help me

  • rajnik

    do they still cripple the GPS with this update? I’ve been using the Sprint firmware for a couple of months on my Verizon 8830 without issue (4.5.0.135), and the best part is I can use BlackBerry Maps with GPS navigation for free. That hasn’t been the case with Verizon in the past. I’m not going to use this one if it breaks GPS

  • rajnik

    do they still cripple the GPS with this update? I’ve been using the Sprint firmware for a couple of months on my Verizon 8830 without issue (4.5.0.135), and the best part is I can use BlackBerry Maps with GPS navigation for free. That hasn’t been the case with Verizon in the past. I’m not going to use this one if it breaks GPS

  • survivor

    when is the new OS for 8830 coming