07-25-2010 09:05 PM
Like many people I upgraded to OS 5 recently, and frankly it's terrible. I looked around, found out how to upgrade, but can't find the right software I need.
I've got a Blackberry Curve 8520, my network is Orange UK, so first I tried the Orange UK software from here: http://na.blackberry.com/eng/support/downloads/dow
But that didn't work, so since Phones4U isn't on there, I tried the Carphone Warehouse software (thinking since they weren't a network it could possibly work, but it didn't).
Is there any of those that work with Phones4U Blackberries?
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07-25-2010 09:32 PM
Any OS for the 8520 will work, regardless of what carrier it comes from. just make sure you have removed any newer OS from your computer if you want to downgrade.
What is the problem with OS 5 that makes it "terrible?"
07-25-2010 09:48 PM
The keyboard locking is the main thing, normally I could check my phone by taking it out of my pocket and just pressing any button to make the screen turn on. Now, I have to unlock it which means pressing the mute button (which also means I gotta hold the phone differently since normally I just pick it out of my pocket holding the lower half with thumb and forefinger to check it) which then opens up the media folder, then lock it again. And while we're on the subject, I liked how the old media thing worked, where it had an actual interface rather than being just a regular folder. It made it feel more integrated.
I don't doubt that I'd eventually get used to it, and I know the unlock is a really small thing to complain about, but I've been using the phone my way for a long time and I don't want to be forced to change into a more awkward way of doing it. I never had any problems with 4.6, so I don't need the upgrade to 5, I just thought it'd be nice to have the latest software.
And one final thing, Sudoku was missing after the upgrade. I like Sudoku
07-25-2010 09:51 PM
Also, I've found the right software now. Did some Googling about Phones4U and found that 20:20 supply their devices, so I tried the 20:20 software and it worked.
So anyone who's gotten a Blackberry from 20:20 and wants to upgrade/downgrade the software, use 20:20's software
07-25-2010 09:54 PM - edited 07-25-2010 09:55 PM
Again, ANY 8520 software will work on ANY 8520. You could put TMobile US 8520 software on it. All the OS's are created by RIM for each device. The carriers release the versions they want and test. Device software is NOT carrier specific, even though it's released by carriers. . You need only delete the vendor.xml file before loading and it will load to any 8520.
07-25-2010 10:08 PM
i have been looking everywhere for the same reasons as you, the os 5 is really annoying and i would rather shoot it with a gun then try and get used to it.
07-25-2010 10:11 PM
OS 5 has some great features. I recommend you give it two weeks and see what you think. You will find that software will be geared to the latest software and you are better off running what is current. That being said, you can definitely downgrade back to whatever was on it before (4.6 or 4.7, I can't remember which.)
07-25-2010 10:27 PM
I'm sorry but no, you're wrong. I tried OrangeUK and it told me the hardware wasn't correct, same with the Carphone Warehouse one. But then I tried the 20:20 one, which was a match for the hardware I was using, and it worked.
07-25-2010 10:34 PM
Um, I'm sorry but YOU'RE wrong. You need only delete the vendor.xml file on the pc after installing the OS and use Loader.exe found in c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader to load any OS to the device you want. This is the most reliable way of loading device software.
In fact, here's a late version of OS 4.6 that you could load to yours if you just follow the instructions posted:
or you can load the latest version of 5.0 from this thread:
to upgrade a device simply follow the instructions. To downgrade, simply remove any versions in control panel >Add/Remove Programs later than the version you want to downgrade to and run loader.exe again. It's quite simple, actually.
07-25-2010 10:57 PM
Yes, I did that, which is why I know that you're wrong and that the Orange software won't work on 20:20 hardware. Because I've tried it. You can repeat yourself as many times as you want, but I know for certain you are wrong.
Orange branded Blackberries are capable of UMA, but a Phones4U Blackberry isn't. I'm not sure for certain whether it's a hardware or software difference, but if what you say is correct, then why is there no option anywhere on my phone for UMA when I'm on Orange UK? Surely since all the software and all the hardware is the same, it should make no difference, and I'd be able to use it? But oh wait! I can't.
And again if what you say is correct, why do Blackberry bother hosting all those different "versions" of the same software when they're all the same? But oh wait! They aren't. I checked, the three I downloaded are all different sizes.