Official OS 5 Arrives for the BlackBerry Curve 8330

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After a Boost Mobile user posted a pic of their Curve 8330 with OS 5.0.0.438, it seemed only a matter of time until the download became available. Well now you can head over to the Boost Mobile page and grab OS 5.0.0.438 for yourself! Just remember to delete the vendor.xml file. Also, if you’re a Tour owner, feel free to use the comment thread to vent. Also, I’m not sure if this is compatible with the 8330m, so let us know if you’ve tried.

Download OS 5.0.0.438 for the BlackBerry Curve 8330 from Boost.

  • JantzenB

    ‘Bout time. Where are you Big Red???

  • JantzenB

    Holy… Was i first here?

    No big whoop.

  • JantzenB

    ‘Bout time. Where are you Big Red???

  • JantzenB

    Holy… Was i first here?

    No big whoop.

  • felix

    Is this for the “m” 8330 also?

  • felix

    Is this for the “m” 8330 also?

  • Bertrand

    Why would Tour owners need to vent? MTS Mobility released OS 5.0.0.419 for the BlackBerry Tour 9630:

    http://erictric.com/technology/official-os-5-0-0-419-for-blackberry-tour-finally-available-from-mts-mobility

    Tour 9630 owners can just download the upgrade and delete the vendor.xml file, no matter what carrier they’re with.

  • Bertrand

    Why would Tour owners need to vent? MTS Mobility released OS 5.0.0.419 for the BlackBerry Tour 9630:

    http://erictric.com/technology/official-os-5-0-0-419-for-blackberry-tour-finally-available-from-mts-mobility

    Tour 9630 owners can just download the upgrade and delete the vendor.xml file, no matter what carrier they’re with.

  • http://www.rliriano.com/ Richard Liriano

    Hey Kyle,

    Great post, I tried to install this on my Sprint BlackBerry Curve 8330m and had no luck, can you please provide any input?

    Or anyone else who has had success on said model.

    @felix did you have any luck?

    Thanks in advance.

  • http://www.rliriano.com Richard Liriano

    Hey Kyle,

    Great post, I tried to install this on my Sprint BlackBerry Curve 8330m and had no luck, can you please provide any input?

    Or anyone else who has had success on said model.

    @felix did you have any luck?

    Thanks in advance.

  • Brad

    Works on the Verizon 8330. Haven’t fully tested it yet, but so far, so good. Other than the GPS. Not like that’s any surprise, though.

  • Brad

    Works on the Verizon 8330. Haven’t fully tested it yet, but so far, so good. Other than the GPS. Not like that’s any surprise, though.

  • Brad

    Works on the Verizon 8330. Haven’t fully tested it yet, but so far, so good. Other than the GPS. Not like that’s any surprise, though.

  • Brad

    Works on the Verizon 8330. Haven’t fully tested it yet, but so far, so good. Other than the GPS. Not like that’s any surprise, though.

  • Brad

    Works on the Verizon 8330. Haven’t fully tested it yet, but so far, so good. Other than the GPS. Not like that’s any surprise, though.

  • Daryl

    Can someone please direct me to the instructions for installation and how to delete the vendor .xml file correctly. I know I read it here some time back but can’t find it now.

  • Daryl

    Can someone please direct me to the instructions for installation and how to delete the vendor .xml file correctly. I know I read it here some time back but can’t find it now.

  • Chini

    Will this work on the whole 83xx series? Need some 8310 luv!

  • Chini

    Will this work on the whole 83xx series? Need some 8310 luv!

  • Daryl

    I finally installed it on my Alltel/Verizon 8330 this afternoon. Took hours to put back all the apps and when I finally got it done…….its slow as **** and GPS does not work. I’m too tired to put the old opp sys back on today but I will do it tomorrow because I cannot stand sitting and waiting every time I request something. Seems to be plenty of RAM left so that is not the issue. I’m thinking that RIM has screwed up. There is no sense in having 5.0 if its going to make all the apps this slow. Browswer is some better but got frustrated at waiting so long for everything so I just stopped playing with it. Anyone else had similar experience?

  • Daryl

    I finally installed it on my Alltel/Verizon 8330 this afternoon. Took hours to put back all the apps and when I finally got it done…….its slow as **** and GPS does not work. I’m too tired to put the old opp sys back on today but I will do it tomorrow because I cannot stand sitting and waiting every time I request something. Seems to be plenty of RAM left so that is not the issue. I’m thinking that RIM has screwed up. There is no sense in having 5.0 if its going to make all the apps this slow. Browswer is some better but got frustrated at waiting so long for everything so I just stopped playing with it. Anyone else had similar experience?

  • Ted

    so….will this boost mobile version work on vzw 8330′s? if not, anyone know when official release will be for vzw? also, I intend to upgrade to a newer blackberry or other vzw smartphone offering uncrippled GPS chip to work with gps golf apps. However, if the 5.0 OS for the 8330 uncripples the gps chip, I’ll stick with the 8330 a while longer. anyone know??

  • Ted

    so….will this boost mobile version work on vzw 8330′s? if not, anyone know when official release will be for vzw? also, I intend to upgrade to a newer blackberry or other vzw smartphone offering uncrippled GPS chip to work with gps golf apps. However, if the 5.0 OS for the 8330 uncripples the gps chip, I’ll stick with the 8330 a while longer. anyone know??

  • Bernard

    I installed it on my Verizon 8330, but like Daryl also found everything to be unreasonably slow. In my case, I was running low on RAM–I guess the 5.0 OS takes up more space.

  • Bernard

    I installed it on my Verizon 8330, but like Daryl also found everything to be unreasonably slow. In my case, I was running low on RAM–I guess the 5.0 OS takes up more space.

  • Daryl

    Ted, one the the things that still does not work on mine is the GPS. Have now found that at times………. the battery goes down very fast as well as ram but also found that if I put it away in holster for a while the battery stops draining and the ram comes back as if the memory leakage is corrected by the OS when holstered. Can’t really figure it out. Wish there was some authority on this. Obviously 5.0 is not for anyone who uses the 8330 seriously. Ram on it is limited enough that I could not use all the apps I wanted before 5.0 and have had to remove even more to get 5.0 to work at all. I really need to go back to 4.5 or just get a new Tour. I’m thinking that Verizon will not put the 5.0 out for use because they are already selling the NEW Curve and would not want to hurt sales. Same with Sprint and the rest. Boost just got the old one so……. see what I mean?

  • Daryl

    Ted, one the the things that still does not work on mine is the GPS. Have now found that at times………. the battery goes down very fast as well as ram but also found that if I put it away in holster for a while the battery stops draining and the ram comes back as if the memory leakage is corrected by the OS when holstered. Can’t really figure it out. Wish there was some authority on this. Obviously 5.0 is not for anyone who uses the 8330 seriously. Ram on it is limited enough that I could not use all the apps I wanted before 5.0 and have had to remove even more to get 5.0 to work at all. I really need to go back to 4.5 or just get a new Tour. I’m thinking that Verizon will not put the 5.0 out for use because they are already selling the NEW Curve and would not want to hurt sales. Same with Sprint and the rest. Boost just got the old one so……. see what I mean?

  • craig

    What is the vendor.xml file we need to delete?

  • craig

    What is the vendor.xml file we need to delete?

  • craig

    What is the vendor.xml file we need to delete?

  • inocentfrk

    There is still no 5.0 for 8330m. I am in the same boat a lot of Sprint 8330 users. As are you I’m guessing. I love the phone just wish things ran a little bit quicker.