BlackBerry 8830 OS officially released by Bell

February 6, 2009 | By | 16 Comments

Bell BlackBerry 8830

Great news for BlackBerry 8830 World Edition users! OS 4.5 is now official, Bell Mobility is the first carrier in North America to bring the new OS 4.5 to the 8830 smartphone. Even though this OS is designed for Bell users it can by installed on any 8830 from Verizon, TELUS, etc.

BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.5.0.177 (Multilanguage)

Package Version:
Consisting of:

  • Applications:
  • Software Platform:
  • File name: 8830AMEA_PBr4.5.0_rel177_PL3.4.0.20_A4.5.0.127_Bell_Mobility.exe
  • File size: 81.37MB

Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.

Download it from Bell’s BlackBerry Software Site >

[via BBForums]

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  • DavidB

    .101 was good, .127 hopefully even better!

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  • bilbo9

    thanks for the info
    .101 was actually not so good, with the broken video player lol@RIM
    will comment on the install within an hour

  • DavidB

    Well bilbo, .101 was far better than any previous 4.5 for the 8830! I see the java files in this .127 are from 12/19/08, so it would appear it took about 2 months to get through Bell’s acceptance testing. So I wonder if Verizon and Sprint and Telus will be close behind? Sprint just pushed out official 4.5’s for other phones so…

  • valita

    can this os be used on the curve 8330

  • DavidB

    No. OS releases are model specific. Go to and get the Sprint for the 8330 and use it.

  • McLovin50

    Has anyone tried this on a VZ 8830? Whether yes or no, are there any bugs?

  • DavidB

    Works on my VZW 8830 yes. No major hiccups so far though installing it was a trial. Check the thread at for my experiences (and others) and how I got it loaded.

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  • McLovin50

    Where is the thread you are speaking of DavidB? Can you put the link.

  • DavidB

    Using the “search” feature at to look for turns up:

  • John

    Successfully loaded this onto my Verizon 8830 last night following the process described at No complaints — I did have to resend my Service Books to activate HTML mail.

    Thanks for posting the announcement!

  • Simon

    Loaded it on my 8830. Video player is still partially broken.
    Wathing video from CNN … it always said media type not supported if I hit “open”. But it will play the file if I save it to local memory before opening the file. Strange.

  • Joe

    Installed this on my Verizon BB 8830. No problems during the install. I did not get the prime feature that I was looking for – HTML processing of email. The help file says that there is an option under Email Settings labeled “Enable HTML Email” however it is NOT there. So my email is still in text mode. There was one super plus though – the GPS is unlocked. When I used the BB Map application, it put my BB at the correct place. There was one small glitch though – the icon for the Facebook application disappeared

  • DavidB

    You have to log in to your BIS and resend service books. That is assuming your carrier supports HTML email by having the right BIS and the capability enabled. Old emails won’t magically upgrade their HTML, only newly received emails with HTML will have it.