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    BBM 5 of 8330 Curve from Verizon

    I am going to install BBM 5 on my sons 8330 and I need to upgrade his phone but do not know were to go to do it. Right now he is running v 4.5.0.77 (Platform 3.2.0.51) from Verizon. What can I go up to and where do I get it from to help make BBM 5 work on his Curve. Thanks for the help.




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    All you gotta do is install this upgrade and click the 8330 curve on the dropdown box, make sure you delete the vedor file! and us this OTA for BBM 5. Any problems or questions just ask

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    You could use USC's .169.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiefler View Post
    All you gotta do is install this upgrade and click the 8330 curve on the dropdown box, make sure you delete the vedor file! and us this OTA for BBM 5. Any problems or questions just ask
    Thanks for the help. I will give it a try

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiefler View Post
    All you gotta do is install this upgrade and click the 8330 curve on the dropdown box, make sure you delete the vedor file! and us this OTA for BBM 5. Any problems or questions just ask
    I have a question about how to use the ota. When I wanted to try a theme, the ota link gave me an address to type into my browser and then download from the site.

    When I clicked on this ota, it wants to download BBmem.jad to my computer. That does not sound like an over the air install to me. What am I missing? Please tell me how to use the link.

    Thanks Chris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfwatcher51 View Post
    I have a question about how to use the ota. When I wanted to try a theme, the ota link gave me an address to type into my browser and then download from the site.

    When I clicked on this ota, it wants to download BBmem.jad to my computer. That does not sound like an over the air install to me. What am I missing? Please tell me how to use the link.

    Thanks Chris.
    That OTA (over the air) link is the one you use on the browser from your phone. .jad and .jar files are installed OTA. so all you gotta do it get on your phone and hit that link

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiefler View Post
    That OTA (over the air) link is the one you use on the browser from your phone. .jad and .jar files are installed OTA. so all you gotta do it get on your phone and hit that link
    OK, a little inexperienced (slow) here. When you follow an ota link you do not open or save the .jad/.jar that shows up. Instead you look at the url at the top of the browser page and put that into your bb's browser and get to the site that way.

    So why does following an ota link even bring up the .jar/.jad download file. Can it not just show the url?

    Thanks, Chris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfwatcher51 View Post
    OK, a little inexperienced (slow) here. When you follow an ota link you do not open or save the .jad/.jar that shows up. Instead you look at the url at the top of the browser page and put that into your bb's browser and get to the site that way.

    So why does following an ota link even bring up the .jar/.jad download file. Can it not just show the url?

    Thanks, Chris.
    A great resource is the dictionary we have here. But you do not need to put that link in manually if you go to m.blackberryos.com and select this thread, hit that link which opens a window that says "download" and "cancel" choose download and it installs all by itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiefler View Post
    A great resource is the dictionary we have here. But you do not need to put that link in manually if you go to m.blackberryos.com and select this thread, hit that link which opens a window that says "download" and "cancel" choose download and it installs all by itself.
    OK, followed your link to the dictionary. Very nice.

    I suppose you wanted me to look at the definition for ota, correct?

    Too bad it does not give the information you have just provided about using m.blackberryos.com, etc.

    So, I am not sure of the value of the dictionary in answering my question, but you have, so thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfwatcher51 View Post
    OK, followed your link to the dictionary. Very nice.

    I suppose you wanted me to look at the definition for ota, correct?

    Too bad it does not give the information you have just provided about using m.blackberryos.com, etc.

    So, I am not sure of the value of the dictionary in answering my question, but you have, so thank you.
    That dictionary is for general knowledge. I shared the m.blackberryos.com for that is our mobile site and it will show this thread in the site, and you can hit the OTA link I shared earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiefler View Post
    That dictionary is for general knowledge. I shared the m.blackberryos.com for that is our mobile site and it will show this thread in the site, and you can hit the OTA link I shared earlier.
    Got it.

    Maybe somebody with the right clearance could add to the ota definition the information about the mobile site, and that the ota links provided on this site were not meant to be followed while on this site. That is unless you just ignore the .jar/.jad file and use the url at the top of the browser to get there with your bb's browser. Just my $0.02.

    I forget what site the theme I d'loaded was on, maybe crackberry. None the less, when you clicked their ota it gave you the url to use in your bb's browser to go to the theme's site and download it. No .jar/.jad file offered to make something simple into something confusing, at least for us noobs, and I expect a few not so noobs.

    Thanks again, Chris.

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    I know this post is over two weeks old, but in reading it I don't think wolf understood what Stiefler was trying to show him. An OTA link is meant to be clicked on using the browser on your phone. If you click on an OTA link from a PC no matter what site that link is on, you will get a file download window for a .jad/.jar file.

    The point about using the m.blackberryos.com site was so that you could go there, browse to this thread (or whatever thread the OTA link you wanted was in) and just click the OTA link from there.

    Another option is to right click an OTA link, click "copy shortcut", go to your e-mail program, create an e-mail to yourself that you can open on your phone, paste that shortcut in the e-mail, e-mail it to yourself, open the e-mail from your phone, then click on the link.

    Hope that clears it up for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandman1987 View Post
    I know this post is over two weeks old, but in reading it I don't think wolf understood what Stiefler was trying to show him. An OTA link is meant to be clicked on using the browser on your phone. If you click on an OTA link from a PC no matter what site that link is on, you will get a file download window for a .jad/.jar file.

    The point about using the m.blackberryos.com site was so that you could go there, browse to this thread (or whatever thread the OTA link you wanted was in) and just click the OTA link from there.

    Another option is to right click an OTA link, click "copy shortcut", go to your e-mail program, create an e-mail to yourself that you can open on your phone, paste that shortcut in the e-mail, e-mail it to yourself, open the e-mail from your phone, then click on the link.

    Hope that clears it up for you.
    Thanks for the email tip on OTA. I would not have thought of that! :duh:

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    Actually I did understand exactly what he was telling me to do.

    If you go to pimp my blackberry, or maybe it was crackberry, and want to dl a theme, when you click on the ota link for your device/OS it gives you an url to use in your phone's browser, not a file.

    Basically, I was saying that their way left no confusion about what to do and I was just wondering why this site could not do the same thing. Seems much less confusing, to me anyway. I guess that after my first experiences with ota for several themes that gave the url, I was surprised and confused about what was going on when clicking on the ota link on this site, that's all.

    I am sure that using mBlackberryOS.com and then navigating through the threads again would work as described, if you knew about mBlackberryOS.com. It is probably in some "Hay noobs read this first" posting I just did not get to, yet. And I am also sure the copy link, place in email, email it to yourself and then clicking the link would work also.

    Clicking on an ota link and getting an url, enter that in your phone's browser and follow it to your download just seems easier, smoother, almost no confusion even for a complete noob is all I am trying to say. mfg: Just my $0.02 is all. I think it is time, for me at least, to put this discussion to bed.

    Thanks, Chris. :hail:

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    My sis wants to get the new BBM on her sprint 8330. She's running OS 4.5.0.131, is that a high enough build, if not which OS does she need to get? TIA
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    Quote Originally Posted by BDRAGON View Post
    My sis wants to get the new BBM on her sprint 8330. She's running OS 4.5.0.131, is that a high enough build, if not which OS does she need to get? TIA
    That should be fine because i remember you saying she was running 4.3 :-)

    Has she tried installing it yet?

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    Wirelessly posted

    She tried & is now very happy. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfwatcher51 View Post
    Actually I did understand exactly what he was telling me to do.

    If you go to pimp my blackberry, or maybe it was crackberry, and want to dl a theme, when you click on the ota link for your device/OS it gives you an url to use in your phone's browser, not a file.

    Basically, I was saying that their way left no confusion about what to do and I was just wondering why this site could not do the same thing. Seems much less confusing, to me anyway. I guess that after my first experiences with ota for several themes that gave the url, I was surprised and confused about what was going on when clicking on the ota link on this site, that's all.

    I am sure that using mBlackberryOS.com and then navigating through the threads again would work as described, if you knew about mBlackberryOS.com. It is probably in some "Hay noobs read this first" posting I just did not get to, yet. And I am also sure the copy link, place in email, email it to yourself and then clicking the link would work also.

    Clicking on an ota link and getting an url, enter that in your phone's browser and follow it to your download just seems easier, smoother, almost no confusion even for a complete noob is all I am trying to say. mfg: Just my $0.02 is all. I think it is time, for me at least, to put this discussion to bed.

    Thanks, Chris. :hail:


    I understand what you are saying, Chris. I have never seen an OTA link like that. It would actually defeat the point of it being an Over The Air link. I have used OTA links on many, many sites including the two you mentioned, and I don't remember it being that way. Not saying they aren't out there, just that I haven't seen them is all. So no disrespect intended.

    BUT...if that way works best for you try the following...RIGHT click on the OTA link, click on properties, then the URL will be in the properties message. You can then just type that in your phones browser.

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