08-27-2008 05:48 AM
I'm a BB newbie. I installed an 8GB MicroSD card. Finally figured out that you must format the card from the device in order to get it to work.
However, in doing so, my 8GB card is only recognized as 4GB. Is there a maximum size card that the 8300 series(I have an 8320 through T-Mobile) will recognize or is there something strange going on with my MicroSD card???
The manual isn't clear on that.
08-27-2008 09:28 AM
Supported SD card size is OS dependant as follows:
BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.0 - Up to 2 GB
BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.1 - Up to 4 GB
BlackBerry Device Software 4.2.2 - Up to 4 GB
BlackBerry Device Software 4.3.0 - Up to 8 GB
BlackBerry Device Software 4.5.0 - Up to 8 GB
BlackBerry Device Software 4.6.0 - Up to 16 GB
Note that 16 Gigs was just added to the list a few days ago! This is directly from the Tech Support Site here:
09-02-2008 10:20 PM
Just updated today. Yay, new 4.5 OS's will get 16GB support. Of note:
BlackBerry Device Software 184.108.40.206 and above Up to 16 GB
09-03-2008 02:59 AM
I'm laughing when I saw the AT&T ad about 4.5 (will be released mid-sept) that says 4.5 allows 32GB memory cards.
those market spindoctors !
09-10-2008 11:40 AM - edited 09-10-2008 11:45 AM
I've been searching round the BlackBerry site for the updated Device Software you reference, as I have recently purchased a 8GB mico-SD card. Can you please advise as to a link where I can get hold of the correct Device Software?
Vodafone UK only has version 220.127.116.11 at https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads/browseSoftwar
09-14-2008 04:00 PM
09-14-2008 08:56 PM
09-16-2008 11:25 AM
since I've never done that (I'm a bit of coward), I can't tell people to do that on a support community forum.
... so why not use another carrier's os for that device model and use that?
09-16-2008 11:51 AM
I agree, I'm not sure what the implications would be if using another providers software update. I know Vodafone lock like to lock down their phones.
Guess I'll just have some patience.
09-16-2008 01:48 PM
Don't knock it till you've tried it.
for the past 2 years of applying other carrier os's to my device I have not had any problem related to the carrier it comes from being the method of distribution. Remember, RIM develops all the software and then the carriers certify it as something they want to release to their customers. Just because a carrier hasn't certified a specific OS does not mean it won't work 100% correctly on that device.
You'll find lots of other people that do the same thing. Plus, if you're worried about what will happen ... just take a backup!