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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-12-2012
My Device: curve 8520
My Carrier: Telefonica

Adding more language menus to a curve 8520

Hello community,

i got a german curve 8520  with a "qwertz  Keyboard"  which offers me   to use either english or german as the language in which appear the menus of the curve 8520. I would like to spanish menus. How can i add spanish as a part of language options?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance and best regards


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Posts: 53,963
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z10/Z30/Q10 (, Playbook (
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: Adding more language menus to a curve 8520

Hi and Welcome to the Community!


Please refer to this:

  • KB05305Localization support for BlackBerry smartphones

It all depends on the exact BB OS package you have installed to your BB. 


At the top of each device forum, there should be some "sticky" threads that discuss the OS levels available for many models. If they include your model, then please use those as reference as you proceed. Otherwise, you will have to dig through the official download portal for OS packages for your model:

From a PC, you can install any compatible (e.g., for your exact BB Model Number) OS package to a BB via this procedure:

Note that while written for "reload" and the Storm, it can be used to upgrade, downgrade, or reload any BB device model -- it all depends on the OS package you download and install to your PC. If that OS package is from a carrier other than the carrier for which your BB was originally manufactured, then delete, on your PC, all copies of VENDOR.XML...there will be at least one, and perhaps 2, and they will be located in or similarly to (it changes based on your Windows version) these folders:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader
  • C:\Users\(your Windows UserName)\AppData\Roaming\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Loader XML

Be sure that you remove, from your PC, any other BB device OS packages as having more than one installed to the PC can cause conflicts with this procedure.


If you are on MAC, you are limited to only your carriers sanctioned OS packages...but can still use any levels that they currently sanction. See this procedure:

  • KB19915How to perform a clean reload of BlackBerry smartphone application software using BlackBerry Desktop Software

Good luck and let us know!

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