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How To Upgrade Your BlackBerry OS Software 2010 Version

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Since Simon first published How To Upgrade Your BlackBerry OS, there have been a ton of updates and questions from BlackBerry Cool readers, so I thought it would be good to republish with new tips and put everything on a single page.
Get started with your BlackBerry software upgrade behind the jump!

Only 1 Week Left Until RIM Promised OS 5 RollBack

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There is only 1 week left until RIM promised us that OS 5.0 would be available. It would be great if it’s still coming but with only a week left you have to wonder if they can do it. Also, given this is the holidays, they are surely short staffed.

According to the official word that Kevin got from RIM:

The roll out process has begun for BlackBerry Device Software 5.0 with the recent beta release of BlackBerry JDE 5.0 (BlackBerry Java Development Environment 5.0) to BlackBerry Developer Zone at www.blackberry.com/developers to prepare the BlackBerry developer community for pending device software releases. As can be expected, BlackBerry Device Software 5.0 will follow before the end of the year, as referenced in the “RIM Launches BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0″ press release that was issued at WES 2009.

The official statement doesn’t tell us what devices will receive OS 5, but rather vaguely states that it will be available. One would have to assume that this would include the 9000, and the 83xx series at the very least.

[Thanks to all the readers who sent in this reminder]

OS 5.0.0.419 now officially available for the BlackBerry Storm 9530

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OS OS 5.0.0.419 is officially available from MTS Mobility for the Storm 9530. Reading around the various forums, it seems that the keyboard glows and the pop up keys are back. I have also heard that some users will find their headphones with media key controls will now work.

Download OS 5.0.0.419 for the BlackBerry Storm 9530.

OS 5.0.0.303 for the BlackBerry Tour 9630

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We’ve been waiting for a BlackBerry Tour OS 5 leak for some time now and OS 5.0.0.303 has made itself available online for the masses.

Remember, if the link dies, you can find one in the forums and comment it.

Download OS 5.0.0.303 for the BlackBerry Tour 9630.

OS 5 for the BlackBerry Bold 9000, Curve 8520 and Curve 8900

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A host of OS 5 leaks have recently hit the Internet and we now have download links for the Bold 9000, Curve 8520 and Curve 8900. If the links are broken, and you find another link, please comment so everyone can enjoy the latest OS. RIM promised us an OS 5 rollback before 2010 so I’m sure we’ll be seeing these official soon. Until then, be careful with a leaked OS.

Download OS 5.0.0.411 for the BlackBerry Bold 9000.

Download OS 5.0.0.411 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900.

Download OS 5.0.0.411 for the BlackBerry Curve 8520.

[Hat tips BBOS, BBleaks, Bla1ze]

BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS 5.0.0.371 leaked online

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Bla1ze over at CB found OS 5.0.0.371 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700. This is a small step over the shipped OS 5.0.0.330 and while it’s not obvious what improvements come with this increment, it’s always fun to play with the latest OS build. The usual unofficial OS caveats apply.

Download OS 5.0.0.371 for your BlackBerry Bold 9700.