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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Phoenix, AZ

    Official: OS for the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Findings & Fixes

    On One Side of the coin we have carriers who are holding out on officially releasing OS 6. The other side of the coin involves a carrier releasing OS for the Pearl. I really want to give RIM the benefit of the doubt that this OS has been floating around for a LONG time and Cellular One just decided to pick this up now. I find it hard to believe that they are still making 4.5 builds when we are well into the stages of OS 6 which still has tons of issues that need to be ironed out. Nevertheless, if you are still rocking this bad boy you are probably hoping that Santa has you on the Nice List this year for a New BlackBerry. Why not do a fresh wipe and re-load with a new OS for old time sakes. Go ahead and give it a shot and let us know what Santa brought you after the holidays. Keep in mind that if Cellular One is not your carrier you want to remove the Vendor.XML file.
    Merry Christmas Folks! Be Safe.

    Software For BlackBerry® Pearl (TM) 8130 smartphone BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.5.0.311 (Multilanguage)

    Package Version:
    Consisting of:
    • Applications:
    • Software Platform:
    • File name: 8130mAMEA_PBr4.5.0_rel311_PL3.4.0.59_A4.5.0.186_Ce llular_One_of_NEPA.exe
    • File size: 88.01MB

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

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    LOL..... a day late and a dollar short. My wife had the 8130 and absolutely loved it. It was her favorite bb by far with very few complaints about it at all. Then it died. So we go to get a new pearl for her. Alas, it's not happening. Just not carrying them anymore due to no longer being popular. Her answer to me as she shoved the 8130 into my hands...FIX IT!!

    I'm pretty good at fixing things electronic, a small gift I have, but I'm telling you, this thing was toast!! Unresponsive buttons, a battery that only worked with a power cord attached to it like a lifeline, trackball that was under the impression that it had to prove how stubborn it was to you each and every day....the list goes on (and remember, she loved this thing!!)

    Long story short, found a new battery, new trackball and flash. Tore it apart, cleaned it inside and put in a few new parts, keypad included, and low and behold, the sucker works!! Shes happy and so is the house...remember the old saying guys, a happy wife is a happy home, and I got rewarded. LMAO

    Just told her theres an update for her bb. Shes like "whats that" so I told her as she handed me her precious pearl. My God what a transformation!! She snatched that sucker from my hands and looked like a badger defending her young...I swear she hissed at one point.

    So the challenge has been put forward....I need to get this onto her bb without her finding out about it. This should prove interesting, and if

    Note....if no one hears from me for more than 24 hours, the pearl won, and I'm sure my wife has set up some kind of memorial in my memory.

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