Last edited by sunkast; 07-23-2009 at 08:55 PM. Reason: no more links
I ave the Verizon Blackberry Curve 8330 and I am running OS 188.8.131.52 and I want to get bbm 5.0 I am a new blackberry user and i want to know everything I ha ve to do to gt BBM 5.0 PLEASE REPLY!!
First step would be to verify your model. On your phone go to Options > About and verify that the first line reads 8330, or if it reads 8330m. This makes a huge difference.
It is a Blackberry 8330
So to begin, click here and choose the option that says BlackBerry® Curve (TM) 8330 smartphone. Do not get it confused with the option for the 8330m, you do not want that.
On the next page it will list several different version. This is what you are looking for, it should be the first one listed:
Click on download. It will ask you for some info, then it will let you download the software. Don't install the OS to your computer just yet. The guide I have linked below will tell you when.BlackBerry Handheld Software v184.108.40.2061 (Multilanguage)
Package Version: 220.127.116.111
* Applications: 18.104.22.168
* Software Platform: 22.214.171.124
* File name: 8330uAMEA_PBr4.5.0_rel281_PL126.96.36.199_A188.8.131.52_Ce llular_South.exe
* File size: 83.18MB
Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.
* Download Software
Here is an awesome guide with a lot of details on exactly how you can upgrade the OS on your phone. It should help you a lot.
If you get stuck or need any help, just reply back to this thread.