BlackBerry 8700 gets OS 4.5

BlackBerry 8700Not one to be taken out back just yet, the BlackBerry 8700 can now get in on all of the OS 4.5 fun that the Curve, Pearl and 8800 have recently received. The guts didn’t change too much from the BlackBerry 8700 to the BlackBerry 8100, so you’ll likely see them both supported until they’re kicked to the curb. Do you guys think the 8700 will make the OS 4.6 cut? 4.7? You can grab the latest handheld software for the BlackBerry 8700 from Orange Romania here. They’ve also got the software for a bunch of other devices if you haven’t upgraded yet.

(via BerryReview)

15 Responses to “BlackBerry 8700 gets OS 4.5”

  1. 1 Louis

    8700???? come on!!!! when are we going to see an upgrade for the 8130!!!!

  2. 2 Cent

    Could I use this on a Curve with T-Mobile and is this the 4.5 OS that will allow me to record video on my Curve? I’m late in the game and seemingly out of touch with what’s happening. :)

  3. 3 Simon Sage

    Not quite, Cent. Carrier doesn’t matter so much, but device certainly does. You’ll want to check out the Orange OS 4.5 to get your device upgraded. I’m pretty sure it will enable video recording on your device - be sure to let us know how it turns out!

  4. 4 DavidB

    There is a download for the 8320, so if that’s what you have you should be able to use this (after deleting vendor.xml).

  5. 5 Stu

    does it matter if the orange romania is 8700f… i have an 8700v — can i upgrade safely? im with orange switz.

  6. 6 Frenchie


    The BBcurve needs a microSD card to record movies.

    I have OS 4.3, a uSD (an 8 GB) and all is fine with movies and pictures.

    Don’t forget some features require the BES / BIS to be up to par as well. So provider might make a difference for a few features. But not recording movies maybe just to send them out of your BB.

  7. 7 DavidB

    Don’t know if the hardware is physically different between a 8700f and a 8700v, or if those are the same hardware just in different exterior cases and different color buttons. It would either go totally smooth (after deleting vendor.xml), or it could brick your phone. Be sure to do a complete backup of everything vital on it before trying anything, and let us know if you try it and it works.

  8. 8 Rob Dunn

    I tried updating my 8703e, and it didn’t prompt (like it normally would) after deleting my vendor.xml file.

    Any ideas?

  9. 9 slowbird

    Keep getting
    “an error occurred while processing the policy file”
    anyone have any ideas. Thanks

  10. 10 Stu

    @DavidB - i think i will wait until i get my bold, and then try it… dont want to leave myself without a functioning BB! Thanks for your input. Stu

  11. 11 Ned A

    I too about about to upgrade my 8703e. Any reports on whether it will work?

  12. 12 Og

    I too used 8703e and I could not get this version to recognize for update. Probably have to wait for someone to release 8703 version…

  13. 13 Rob Dunn

    Orange Romania is a GSM cellular provider, not CDMA, so this is why it would not update my phone.

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