Boost Mobile Shipping Curve 8330 with OS 5.0.0.438?

Boost 5.0.0.438
By Adam Zeis on 21 Jan 2010 01:48 pm EST
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Boost Mobile officially launched the Curve 8330 a few days ago, and the forums are blowing up with some great news. It looks like the device is being shipped with OS version 5.0.0.438. This is an added bonus for new Boost users, while 8330 holders on other carriers are clamming to get their hands on an official 5.0 OS. This pretty much came out of nowhere, but if you remember Kevin's OS 5.0 update, its really up to the carrier to choose what OS will be installed on the device. It makes sense since the 8330 is new to the Boost lineup that it would carry the latest OS. Drop a comment and let us know your thoughts, and check out the forums for more discussion. Thanks to Terry K for the screencap!

44 comments

P-Dizz221

When can other non-boost phones get the 5.0?? is there a link for it yet? since the 8330 already came out on boost shouldnt it be available by now?

njbianco

wow thats a surprise the 8330 is getting an official 5.0 before the tour and many other devices

tduffysd#CB

The Tour 5.0 OS has been officially released before this by MTS mobile.

miralie

Man I want 5.0 for my curve so bad.

kyoshi76

*sigh* when will their be an official release for us other curve users. i am so tired of it being carrier based. :(

piper975

So when does the 8350i get it's turn on the pot and get the 5.0 update ???

lewisc1979

If the Boost 8330 can run 5.0, so can my Sprint 8330, right? Right?!

Deathcommand

WHEN THE FREAK?!!!?!?
I WANT 5.0 TOO
ehh
FML

jwmedic

Would be nice if Sprint would come on and get with the program. Any ideas when it will be released ?

Deathcommand

Sprint stopped production for 8330m
the least they could do is give us 5.0 -_-

Pederson

Who cares if you carrier released the update or not - you can install an OS from any other carrier on any compatible device. However, this is a big deal because there's still no official download for an 8330 device. For the Tour though, there's a couple carriers you can get it from.

Deathcommand

They are almost the same but the base doesnt work

bigcrownvic99

will boost mobile now let there customer's rome like sprint does or not? does anyone know for sure? please let me know.. at boostberry75@gmail.com

Flawson

I am really really trying to be patient about os5 on my sprint 8330...it's rough seeing my friends' bolds, etc, and not knowing when or IF I will ever get the OS for my device..

Deathcommand

Boost is Owned by sprint

we'll see

irishlad2199

IM WITH NTELOS IN VIRGINIA. ANY WORD WHEN 5.0 WILL BE AVAILABLE TO US? I MYSELF HAVE AN 8330 WHILE ITS NOT THE LATEST AND GREATEST I LOVE IT. ANY NEWS WOULD BE GREAT.

ditavongrease

Gets 5.0 and Verizon still lags. :::sigh:::

mininash13

nathanix has worked very hard to get something about this and it has. we are currently working. what it will be will be nothing short of awesome, but the contents are sketchy. Even a certain famous hybuider is helping ;) stay locked to CB for more info.

snowwy66

damn. that's a lot of money they want for an outdated model that's soon to be extinct.

there are 5.0's out there. and they work perfectly. there are hybrids that are even better.

if you want it. then grab it. other wise, quit whining.

if you prefer sticking with 4.5. then you have nobody to blame but yourself. you don't need to wait for a carrier release.

snowwy66

i see a lot of articles popping up on google. they claim to be plugging into there desktop manager and the update pulls up for them.

i plugged mine in and it wants me to downgrade to 4.5.175.
i'm running 5.0 hybrid 8.2.5.

what does everyone else get. if you get the upgrade, how?

kraziebeast

that's easy to say if you didn't JUST upgrade from 8330 to 8330m.

CybermatriX

This is b.s., man. OS 5.0 on the 8330 on prepaid Boost Mobile?! I would think Sprint would release it to their post-paid customers (ppl with contracts) before releasing it on a prepaid device. Utter crap!!

Though it might mean they may release it soon on Sprint. Who knows....

middbrew

It's real. I've seen the system read and sfi file. It will be out soon.

jwmedic

just wondering whats the big difference between the 2 are ? I know it is better just havent seen what makes it better

Deathcommand

have threaded SMS (looks like chat)
better radio file (faster[hopefully batt life saving])
better ui
updated browsing
updated other crap
yeah
just better all in all

jwmedic

well....... COME ON SPRINT WTF !!! lol

dvdowns

When will someone just leak it for the other carriers?

mininash13

we are trying. one guy having it slows us down quite a bit.

Zookeeper29

Boost?...BOOST? 8330s have 5.0 and us contract Sprint users are stuck with 4.5? What the heck??

johnyg310

The blackberry is already being sold in stores. You can also order it online at radio shack.com

I ordered mine 2 days ago and have to pay $60/month for unlimited everytthing. wats so gud about 5.0 anyways? Im new to blackberrys. lol

squire

Since Sprint owns Boost, could this mean Sprint using Boost as a trial run? Could Sprint users see OS5.0 in the near future??

CSmooth

Will their be any issue if i update my Verizon 8330?

terabyte12

I am debating installing this on my 8330 from Verizon.

However I seen on the blackberry support forums
that it is only for ESN based devices.

so I'm having second thoughts because mine is MEID based.

Any suggestions???

I don't want to wait for VZW anymore!

SIXXPAK56

will this work on the sprint 8530 ?

bbguy99

I just upgraded to OS 5.0.0.438 on a Verizon used 8830 ESN phone that I just got. I deleted the vendor file but it still shows Verizon as the carrier. Do I need to do something else to unlock it for Boost. Can someone point me to a site showing the steps I need to do?

bbguy99

I just upgraded to OS 5.0.0.438 on a Verizon used 8330 ESN phone that I just got. I deleted the vendor file but it still shows Verizon as the carrier. Do I need to do something else to unlock it for Boost. Can someone point me to a site showing the steps I need to do?

BoostBerry8330User

My birthday is March 10th and this is what I want & asked for.

stgrego78

I downloaded the new boost software to my laptop but dont know how to download it on the phone. Can someone tell me hnow to do this?