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Posts: 41
Registered: ‎03-02-2009
My Device: Not Specified
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Firmware for the Blackberry Bold

I looked all over the forums and could not find the answer to this question.


I was at Costco today and the saleman for the Blackberry phones said that if I just put "firmware" into the search field it will bring up a link allowing me to download the latest firmware.  I could not find it anywhere.


How do I get firmware for the BB Bold?   Can I download the latest firmware directly into my phone?



Forums Advisor III
Posts: 1,069
Registered: ‎04-12-2009
My Device: Samsung Galaxy S II SkyRocket (yes, Android)
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: Firmware for the Blackberry Bold

By "firmware" I think you mean OS? There is a sticky post at the top of the Bold 9000 forums at forums.crackberry.com that gives the latest OS and installation instructions.
Elite II
Posts: 9,321
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: grameenphone

Re: Firmware for the Blackberry Bold

As er2joe said firmware means the Operating System (OS) of your device.


Check the below link and look for your carrier to get the latest OS/firmware for your device. 



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Posts: 26
Registered: ‎06-04-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Firmware for the Blackberry Bold

The link from the Blackberry.com site will not necessarily give the latest os, just the last release from your carrier.
Posts: 5,339
Registered: ‎09-20-2008
My Device: ***
My Carrier: ***

Re: Firmware for the Blackberry Bold

You can update device os online.


Connect your device via USB-cable to the computer.


Launch Internet Explorer


Open this address: http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/devices/


Click on "Update Now"  button

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Posts: 64
Registered: ‎08-06-2008
My Device: Blackberry Bold (9000)

Re: Firmware for the Blackberry Bold

I went to Options > Advanced Options > Wireless Upgrade and told me there was a upgrade so I upgraded which took about a hour and when came back up it says   upgrade from 4.0.167 to 4.0.167 completed successfully  so I upgrade from the one version to the same exact version?  but now when I check for updates it says there are none...
Posts: 26
Registered: ‎06-04-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Firmware for the Blackberry Bold

See Post 2 - that's how I upgraded to .266
Elite I
Posts: 6,343
Registered: ‎08-19-2008
My Device: 9800 - OS

Re: Firmware for the Blackberry Bold

I updated to the .266 OS by following the sticky post at the top of this page


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Posts: 64
Registered: ‎08-06-2008
My Device: Blackberry Bold (9000)

Re: Firmware for the Blackberry Bold

ya but thats for the Vodafone UK firmware/software and I would rather just use My Carriers (AT&T) firmware/software.
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Posts: 59,104
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: DTEK50 (AAI82), PRIV (AAI795), Z10/Z30/Q10 (, Playbook (
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: Firmware for the Blackberry Bold

Find your carriers download site here:



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