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question about upgrading
Hey ModernCowboy, got a question for you since you seem like a very knowledgable guy regarding upgrading. I have a 8330 from Sprint, and I want to upgrade to the newly released 4.5. I have never done this before and I was hoping for some advice. I read the rest of the post but I am still a little confused. I have already done a backup using DM 4.6
1. Will the upgrade delete installed apps and/or saved files?
2. Will anything else be affected like the address book or bookmarks?
3. Is the browser new or the same?
4. I use BES for work and I have Gmail set up as my mail acct, will I need to have both emails reset?
I have downloaded the software upgrade from the BB site, I am guessing it installed through DM? Sorry for all the questions, I am just very worried that I will do something wrong. They should make it simpler for us newer BB peeps.
Thanks for the help!!!
I have tried to answer you questions above. It is a very simple process and you should be ok.
Originally Posted by jhickie
Are you trying to upgrade to the latest Sprint version or are you trying to get it from another carrier?
I appreciate the help cowboy! I am actually upgrading with the official Sprint 4.5 upgrade. I saw before that you can basically download any carrier's upgrade and use it for any phone as long as you delete the vendor file. I wanted to wait and do it the legit way in case I messed up my phone.. I heard that you can void the warranty that way? Anyway, Sprint finally joined the party and released the damn upgrade, so I thought what the hell! I've been waiting so long for it that it seemed like everyone who wasn't with Sprint had it! When my dog showed me HTML emails on his BB, I knew it was time to take the plunge lol.
One last question... is there a walkthrough or instructions anywhere on how to do the upgrade? I know that I have to download the upgrade software (done) and use DM to upgrade, but beyond that I am clueless!
Thanks again Cowboy!
Actually if it is an Official upgrade it is easiest to go here and use the web updater. It will use your PIN to find the newest software fo your device.
If you want to do it hands on then you can go here to learn how.
If you have any questions you can always ask and if I am not on to help someone else will jump right in.
thanks for the info guys!
Thany berry much
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Thank you berry much
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i updated and it works...but i have no idea what the differences are... haven't really noticed any differences
No upgrade required?
I'm currently running .119, I saw on BB that sprint had a .188. I downloaded it and it showed available for upgrade on desktop. After all the selections it did a search on the device that no upgrade was necessary and my device still shows .119.
My assumption is that all the sub-programs I have installed in .119 are the same as .188 and therefore won't upgrade. Anyone else have a different conclusion?
04-19-2009, 02:25 PM
Question...I am running 188.8.131.52 on a Curve 8330 from Alltel. According to the latest OS date list, this version is not listed. ??? Anyone have an explanation?
04-20-2009, 10:07 PM
184.108.40.206 for 8330
Didn't see this link anywhere in here, so here it is.
OK, dont know why it's kililng the link. Lets try this HERE
Some are reporting that it's messing with the radio network....but we'll see. 131 stinks for me. I get the hourglass constantly!
Last edited by ItsNowOrNever; 04-20-2009 at 10:10 PM.
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04-20-2009, 10:51 PM
04-21-2009, 06:39 AM
Thanks for the info Lavagirl. I have been looking for the link for Sprint bb update for my friend. It is really helpful thread.
04-22-2009, 08:07 AM
Is anybody running 220.127.116.11 yet? I just loaded it 2 days ago and everything is working great for me. I am wondering if anybody has come across any bugs with .138 that I haven't run into yet?
04-22-2009, 08:27 AM
I haven't tried it yet - still on .127. I'd upgrade if anyone could point out a good reason to do it. What release did you come from? Please post any new good OR bad features you discover in here.
UPDATE: Nevermind - forgot .138's for the 8330m, whatever that is.
Last edited by jblackfish; 04-22-2009 at 08:30 AM.
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