OS released for BlackBerry Curve 8320 & 8820

December 10, 2008 | By | 7 Comments

AT&T and RIM have released a new build of OS 4.5. You can now download for any BlackBerry Curve 8320 or 8820. The release has been sent out from AT&T, however by simply removing the vendor.xml file any 8320 or 8220 can have this software installed on it.

BlackBerry Curve 8320:

BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.5.0.152 (Multilanguage)

Package Version:
Consisting of:

* Applications:
* Software Platform:
* File name: 8320M_PBr4.5.0_rel152_PL2.7.0.90_A4.5.0.110_AT&T.e xe
* File size: 91.42MB


BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.5.0.152 (Multilanguage)

Package Version:
Consisting of:

* Applications:
* Software Platform:
* File name: 8820M_PBr4.5.0_rel152_PL2.7.0.90_A4.5.0.110_AT&T.e xe
* File size: 91.47MB


Here is how to remove the vendor.xml file to install this OS on your non-AT&T model:

Step 1: Download the OS from RIM website
Step 2: Install the .exe file that you downloaded from RIM
Step 3: BACKUP YOUR BLACKBERRY – this is very important (open Desktop Manager software and connect your device).
Step 4: Open this folder (c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader) and delete the file vendor.xml
Step 5: Plug in your device into the computer and re-open Desktop Manager select Application loader
Step 6: Select upgrade as prompted

Now the entire process can take about 20-30 minutes. Make sure you do a full backup before doing a software upgrade in case you get an error and have to format you device. Please note that we are not responsible for any problems that could happen while upgrading your device software.

[via BBnews]

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