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Sprint BlackBerry 8830 - Device Software 4.5 Update Not Available?

Hello!

 

I noticed the BlackBerry 4.5 Device Software Available on the website so, excited - I get home and attempt to update and it states that my software is current. (Yes, I did the Application Loader and Downloaded the Upgrade File ApploaderWebSL-Upgrade.exe) and it checked and stated "Nope, Your're Current" Smiley Happy ok maybe not exactly that way, but you get the point...

 

What's up with that? Is that software release in Trial? Is it for certain carriers... if so why would they list Changes affecting 8830 Model?

 

I do work for Sprint myself *(I don't work that high up so I can't credit any bills) Smiley Happy - But I know alot of us are awaiting the software for various reasons... Documents To Go and HTML Email myself...

 

Any Suggestions or Explanations...

 

Thanks!

 

- Sergio

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Re: Sprint BlackBerry 8830 - Device Software 4.5 Update Not Available?

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Sergio wrote:

Hello!

 

I noticed the BlackBerry 4.5 Device Software Available on the website so, excited - I get home and attempt to update and it states that my software is current. (Yes, I did the Application Loader and Downloaded the Upgrade File ApploaderWebSL-Upgrade.exe) and it checked and stated "Nope, Your're Current" Smiley Happy ok maybe not exactly that way, but you get the point...

 

What's up with that? Is that software release in Trial? Is it for certain carriers... if so why would they list Changes affecting 8830 Model?

 

I do work for Sprint myself *(I don't work that high up so I can't credit any bills) Smiley Happy - But I know alot of us are awaiting the software for various reasons... Documents To Go and HTML Email myself...

 

Any Suggestions or Explanations...

 

Thanks!

 

- Sergio


Hi Sergio....

 

Look for the vendor.xml and remove it or rename it. Then try the update again.

Here is a good link to review...

 

H.

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Re: Sprint BlackBerry 8830 - Device Software 4.5 Update Not Available?

Hi H!

 

I did as suggested... I removed the vendor.xml and then looked for OS but when I select Sprint to download the OS it doesn't show 4.5 as available. I then looked for all other CDMA providers (thinking that's the reason to delete Vendor.xml) but no other CDMA provider shows OS 4.5 for Device Software. I then checked AT&T for GSM (though I imagine definitely not recommended) and they don't have 4.5 either? I wonder where the 4.5 Device Software can be found at? - According to the Software Update Information it should be available for the 8830 Model... hmm...

 

Any other suggestions... ? - And I thank you as well for posting a response so quickly!

 

- Sergio

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Re: Sprint BlackBerry 8830 - Device Software 4.5 Update Not Available?

H!

 

I figured it out. With your help regarding the vendor.xml removal - all I needed to do was to find the file - which I did. A question, the version I found is intended for an 8830 CDMA and works perfectly on my Sprint BlackBerry 8830 World Edition... Do you think, or have you heard of it working on a Sprint BlackBerry 8330 Curve or a Sprint BlackBerry 8130 Pearl... I await your response if I don't get to anxious and just try it at the office! Smiley Happy

 

Thanks Again!

 

- Sergio 

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Re: Sprint BlackBerry 8830 - Device Software 4.5 Update Not Available?

what did you do sergio???

 

I want to do this and your last post doesn't explain what you were missing.

 

If i delete the vendor xml file in the location specified - what is next?!?!?

 

Can you please be very detailed.

 

Thanks!!

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Re: Sprint BlackBerry 8830 - Device Software 4.5 Update Not Available?

OS 4.5 for the 8830 has not been officially released by any carrier.
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Re: Sprint BlackBerry 8830 - Device Software 4.5 Update Not Available?


Sergio wrote:

H!

 

I figured it out. With your help regarding the vendor.xml removal - all I needed to do was to find the file - which I did. A question, the version I found is intended for an 8830 CDMA and works perfectly on my Sprint BlackBerry 8830 World Edition... Do you think, or have you heard of it working on a Sprint BlackBerry 8330 Curve or a Sprint BlackBerry 8130 Pearl... I await your response if I don't get to anxious and just try it at the office! Smiley Happy

 

Thanks Again!

 

- Sergio 


 

Sergio;

 

there are versions of 4.5 available for all the phones you have listed. As you have found, the exception is the 8830. There is a version out but it is not a production version.

 

H.


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Re: Sprint BlackBerry 8830 - Device Software 4.5 Update Not Available?

EDIT: I have an 8330 but can't get it to update, even when i remove the vendor.xml file

 

what did you do sergio???

 

I want to do this and your last post doesn't explain what you were missing.

 

If i delete the vendor xml file in the location specified - what is next?!?!?

 

Can you please be very detailed.

 

Thanks!!

 

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Re: Sprint BlackBerry 8830 - Device Software 4.5 Update Not Available?

Does anyone have any idea when Sprint plans on releasing OS 4.5 to us?  I can't find anything on Sprint's website or anywhere.

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Re: Sprint BlackBerry 8830 - Device Software 4.5 Update Not Available?

Hi forumsid987,

 

You are using a BlackBerry Curve correct? Without going into super specifics here is what I did with mine. Of course, Can't really assume responsbility for it you know so good luck! Smiley Happy I did my personal 8830 and understood my risks  Smiley Wink

 

1. Downloaded the OS for a CDMA Version because a GSM will not work.

2. Make sure you have BlackBerry Desktop Installed (I downloaded Latest)

3. Make sure you backup your information (Even though after the update - It Backed Up and Restored Everything)

4. Run Setup for the Update (Did this without having the device connected)

5. Close All Instances of BlackBerry Desktop

6. Delete the Vendor.xml file located in Program Files/Common/Research In Motion/ (I think AppLoader is the folder)

7. The next time you run BlackBerry Desktop and Connect Your Device - It should find an update for it since Vendor.XML is Deleted.

8. Follow On-Screen Instructions

 

Hope this helps... Again, Not Supported and All Disclaimers Apply

 

The version I downloaded from CB Forums... but - I saw an official release for CDMA Versions by US Cellular Only... 

 

- Sergio