OS 5 Officially Released for the BlackBerry Bold 9000

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RIM vaguely promised that we would be seeing OS 5 for older devices before 2010 and while they didn’t deliver in full, they have at least brought us OS 5 for the Bold 9000 very early in the year. This build comes as OS 5.0.0.411 and is courtesy of Bell Mobility. Remember to delete the vendor.xml file if you’re not with Bell.

The vendor.xml file can be found in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader.

Download OS 5.0.0.411 for the BlackBerry Bold 9000.

[BerryCN got the scoop]

  • Willie D

    Did this on my at&t bold 9000 which isn't unlocked. Worked well. Wouldn't backup the device data but as long as you backup with desktop manager beforehand that shouldn't matter. Takes forever to startup after a reboot, but once it's started up, it runs silky smooth.

  • BigTuna264

    can i have step by step instructions how to install the os 5 on a bold?

  • BigTuna264

    can i have step by step instructions how to install the os 5 on a bold?

  • Randy L

    I upgraded my Bold 9000 with AT&T to OS 5.0 and everything works great except that now it doesn't connect via wifi. I replaced it with a new Bold thinking that it was the phone and it still doing the same thing. The problem isn't my home network because all other devices connect to it. My BB Bold 9000 does not connect on any wifi after installing OS 5.0. I downgraded to 4.6 again and the minute that I did it, they wifi worked again. Please help! Thanks.

  • SuspectTheFuzz

    I have my Bold 9000 unlocked right now but will soon be putting it on Telus. Any problems if i use either of these combinations?

  • J Paquette

    Just updated to the new OS on a Rogers locked Bold 9000. Everything checks out ok been using it for 2 weeks.
    Love the new SMS thread. And ability to customize the contacts ringtone,SMS,BBM ect for each contact.

  • jackieboy

    amazing!!! Follow the instructions and it'll work out fine. It's like getting a new phone. Thanks for the info!

  • Bay. S

    it work for me after three i have try…it loading as i type right now……thank you all guys….by the way i'm with rogers network….thank so much guys…

  • sam

    My update seemed to go fine, but now my phone is freezing. When I hit return key or menu key, letters show on the screen and the phone deosnt perform those functions. Any suggestions?

  • Van

    How can i instal it? it dosent work for me…

  • Matic

    HI all,

    I've downloaded the 5.0 firmware and have followed the instructions on this thread on how to to install it (delete the vendor.vml file etc.) When my application loader opens up, I am allowed to select the upgrade to the 5.0 from my current 4.6.0.303 firmware. After I hit next to start the download I get the message “no software update is required for your device”. Can anyone help shed some light on why this is happening, and what can I do to get around this?? Thanks!

  • Pat

    exact same problem someone please help

  • Khoahva

    this tip work for me. Everyone should try this if you have no where else to go

  • Trevor

    Works great. Browser still sucks though

  • Jake

    “C:Program FilesCommon FilesResearch In MotionAppLoaderLoader.exe”
    is wayyy easier than using the blackberry desktop. I would suggest using this.

    I'm on a Rogers Blackberry Bold 9000 and the update works. My Location is Toronto Ontario, I suggest anyone can do this update and should because this firmware is SO OLD and they have no excuse keeping you on firmware 4.6

  • Jake

    Hey Pat do you still need help with this?

  • Izatmaarof

    ok im STUCK!!!!!!!!!!! ive installed the new OS…deleted VENDOR…started APPLOADER…but when i click to ADD a new software…WHERE DO I FIND THE INSTALLED OS 5.0.0!!?!?!?!?!

  • http://twitter.com/ToneBenjaminz T.B. Breakz

    Just installed it on my Bold, works like a charm.

  • Salmanmhate

    i updated succesfully 5.0 on my blackberry bold 9000 but still shows v4.6 in about,please help

  • Chelulei2000

    Did you notice, as I did, that the Firmware 5.0 on BB Bold 9000 streams live media using your sim and not WLAN? Anybody experienced this?

  • Enny Jusuf

    Hi
    I have just downloaded and installed OS 5 for my Bold 9000. Everything seems to work fine except for the clock. Two issues with the clock:
    1. I set the setting as when the phone is on charge, it will show digital clock but it doesn't happen. Nothing happen when I put the phone on charge
    2. I am unable to set alarm. Everytime I click on set alarm it will not responding and freeze
    I have to turn the mobile off and came with error blackberry clock rim not resonding

    Can anyone help. Thanks

  • zorgos.com

    Nop it is not working. tells me same mesage. There are no BlackBerry Device Sofware udates available and I have version 4 so ur step by step unfortunatly did not work for me

  • rick

    after im in the loader part, i click next and nothing happens, i cannot select the firmware to be installed please help

  • Beccaax

    i have a question. Sorry I am really bad with tech stuff, but I installed the os onto my windows, but when I look in the rim folder, there is nothing there except blackberry desktop manager. where else could the apploader folder be?

  • incikizzad

    worked perfectly..!!

  • Saminq8

    Hi All, I jst upgraded my BOLD 9000 OS to 5, i m facing issue with the phone lock i cant unlock it, It says me press mute to Unlock. Can pls canyone help me in this

  • Kapil

    thanks it worked for me

  • TrevorC

    Thank you for this comment I have just done the same with my Bold 9000 and it works great. However my SMS message view has changed to my sent box instead of an inbox did anyone else have the same issue

  • DonnPiero

    hi err1, pls where do i find the program files, and the app loader? @5810394cddc40a5ed386029ff1deda5f:disqus @4a8c18e6da93466e21a74ad619c14b5a:disqus @3f274cb821b6aa801886431a2ba0cf20:disqus

  • Moqeet_2

    hey i just done this…..thanks alot npapson i’ve been searching for this for a looong loong time n u just thanks alot man :)

  • Moqeet_2

    hey i just done this…..thanks alot npapson i’ve been searching for this for a looong loong time n u just thanks alot man :)

  • Moqeet_2

    hey i just done this…..thanks alot npapson i’ve been searching for this for a looong loong time n u just thanks alot man :)

  • Z_unit91

    doesnt work man, when i install it’s still on 4.6  omg

  • Z_unit91

    doesnt work man, when i install it’s still on 4.6  omg

  • Neil

    Perhaps try on a different computer if you can. Regardless, you should be able to get OS 5 through your official vendor by now, no?

  • Z_unit91

    vendor? when i start the appploader it never shows 5.0 blabla in the list as a suggestion, where you see all the apps you have that will be restored. i see autoreboot and everything, except the update. weird as fuck. plus i live in sweden.

  • Z_unit91

    vendor? when i start the appploader it never shows 5.0 blabla in the list as a suggestion, where you see all the apps you have that will be restored. i see autoreboot and everything, except the update. weird as fuck. plus i live in sweden.

  • U Magic

    Dude i cant find file named vendor.xml
    any help?

  • paul

    works 100%…..thanks mate!!!!

  • paul

    works 100%…..thanks mate!!!!

  • paul

    works 100%…..thanks mate!!!!

  • Gadissmith09

    hello is the item still available for sale

  • Faris Mohammed

    hey is it really compatible with bb bold 9000.
    some are saying that it makes memory issues
    thanks

  • Fahad

    plz help me wit installing os5 wich wud work without any problem from step 1 :(
    thnx

  • Nclbeast

    i have upgrade to the OS 5 but my web browser its stuck on hot spot browsing i tried all settings and i cannot find any way to change it to my Sim carrier browser…. when I down grade everything works fine again every time i upgrade i get the same problem with the browser any advise pls….

  • Nclbeast

    i have upgrade to the OS 5 but my web browser its stuck on hot spot browsing i tried all settings and i cannot find any way to change it to my Sim carrier browser…. when I down grade everything works fine again every time i upgrade i get the same problem with the browser any advise pls….

  • spyrr1

    hey guys where is the vendor i cant find it