Official OS 5.0.0.438 for the BlackBerry Curve 8330 from Boost Mobile

By Adam Zeis on 22 Jan 2010 11:46 am EST
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Boost 5.0.0.438

Yesterday we noted that the Curve 8330 from Boost Mobile was shipping with OS 5.0.0.438, and now it looks like its officially available for download. 8330 users can jump over to the BlackBerry Software Downloads page and snag the latest update. If you're not on Boost, just remember to delete the vendor.xml file before upgrading and you should be good to go. Glad to see that the 5.0 updates are floating in from various carriers, but as with most of you, yes I'm still wondering when we'll see another official release for the Tour :-)


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215 comments

tae_254

I know all the 8330 users are gonna be happy

chochopr

we been through this already with the same 8330, cause when it came out for I believe it was Sprint or Nextel it had around the same version but when ppl got it, the phone was the same old platform version as the other ones, and the only reason why I think the OS is a higher version for this BB is because it's a Walkie-Talkie type phone. I mean correct me if I'm wrong.

But I do remember reading something like this b4 a while back from crackberry and of course ppl was still whining but little did they know that the phone needed that upgrade but the same old platform because of the walkie-talkie app/button on the side.

mookish

Tour whiners in 3...2...1...

wcmarchese

hahahahahahaha

But the Tour whiner, me, came after a legit 8330 comment.

WCM

joshua.worth

All the Tour owners should be happy we have the .419 leak and its official as well. I am very happy my Tour is like a whole new phone since the upgrade from 4.7 I hated my Tour then now I'm back in love with Blackberry

tavella

Will this work on both the 8330 and 8330M or just the 8330?

W1nks

I was wondering the same. I don't think it does though.

wcmarchese

That's funny, I remember when I was waiting forever for the 4.5 for the 8330, now the 5.0 comes out and for that model before the TOUR???

Hilarious.

WCM

joshua.worth

Official Tour 5.0.0.419 has been out since Monday Jan 18 2010 5:07pm
Here you go Official Tour OS 5.0

http://crackberry.com/official-blackberry-tour-9630-os-5-0-0-419-release...

And the same OS has been out in a leak since Jan 4 2010 5:26pm

Here is the leak

http://crackberry.com/leaked-os-5-0-0-419-blackberry-tour-9630

lazydogrex

Will this upgrade work on my Jitterbug phone???

silverbizack

I know u are kidding but thats funny, "jitterbug phone"

Robbenezer

That didn't take long at all, I just came on to see if it just happens to be available and staring me in the face. KA-CHOW!!!

CrippleMeeKL

Where can I get a Mac version of the OS?

qwiksilver

I thought MTS released the 5.0 for the tour a couple days back. I even downloaded it from blackberry. is there something more official than that? nice about this for the 8330. will it work for the 8330m?

devil24

8330 and 8330m are different beasts.

Dominick079

Its good to see that Boost has a Blackberry now too bad its the old curve and not the new one...But I guess beggers can't be choosers...I have Bold 9700 and it's the best cell phone out there....Better then I-Phone!!!!!

Dominick079

Its good to see that Boost has a Blackberry now too bad its the old curve and not the new one...But I guess beggers can't be choosers...I have Bold 9700 and it's the best cell phone out there....Better then I-Phone!!!!!

jiffy247

8350i users= "what did the five fingers say to the face? SLAP!!!" and im not even a redhead......

1jaxstate1

What about the 8900 Curve!

josh_johnson11

Is Boost Mobile a GSM or CDMA network? Will this download work with my Sprint 8330?

tae_254

Yes it will. Boost actually is IDEN not CDMA or GSM from my knowledge. Uses sim card but still runs off CDMA if you will.

joshua.worth

If you have the 8330 or the 8330m

K9LEE

YES IT WILL WORK ON SPRINT, WITHOUT CHANING ANYTHING OR ALTERING THE OS

Cobra46

Boost is a CDMA network. My guess is that all Boost Curves are of the 8330M variety. Sprint stopped selling 8330's around a year ago andthe 8330M came out. This was due to a patent infingement that forced RIM to use a different chipset. If your BB has a MEID instead of ESN, you have the new chipset, which all new CDMA BBs have.

CybermatriX

Literally a slap in the face for Sprint customers. I think Sprint is never gonna release it for us 8330/8330m owners. My reasoning behind this is, there's a new Curve out, they want customers to upgrade to that so they lock us into another 1-2 year contract. 'Cause if they released if for the 8330/8330m it would probably delay their post-paid customers from upgrading for sometime.

jmlowes

I have been so looking forward to this for quite some time.

Anyway, for some reason the desktop manager won't install this OS for me. It sees it and if I select it I get a "No software update is required for your device." message in AppLoader.

My CDMA Curve 8330 is currently running 4.5.0.169, which I installed previously using this same method.

Any ideas as to why this isn't working for me?

tae_254

Did you delete the Vendor.xml file?

jmlowes

I did delete the vendor.xml file.

The update appears to be installing now. I ran the Loader app instead of going through Desktop Manager and it looks much happier.

Thanks.

Cobra46

and is your 8330 an M model or not?

tae_254

Make sure there is no other OS installed on your computer. And use AppLoader insted of DM. Apploader is found where you found the vendor.xml

AllEyezOnD

ok so i have apploader open, and clicked on the add button, but were do i find the os at

jmlowes

Yippeeee! I got it installed and everything is working great. Now I need to reinstall some apps.

K9LEE

ARE YOU RUNNING ON A SPRINT? IF NOT DELETE THE VENDOR.XML IN C:/PROGRAMS/COMMON/REASERCHINMOTION/LOADER

THEN RUN THE LOADER.EXE ICON IN SAME FILE

mdalgart

No Idea why, with a 5.0 OS already seen by Boost, but Verizon has an OS update to 4.5.0.175 posted yesterday.

Does this make sense to ANYONE???

natescurve

This will seem like a stupid question I'm sure, but what are the benefits to upgrading to the new OS 5.0.0.438?

tae_254

better features. Go to blackberry site for details

K9LEE

MAINLY THREADED CHAT AND AS TIME GOES BY, VENDORS WONT WRITE FOR OLD OS. ALSO THERE ARE SOME MINOR CHANGES, LIKE GENERAL SETTINGS THAT ARE EASIER TO USE, AND ONLY ONE "INBOX" WHERE ALL YOUR EMAILS GO

tae_254

which can be found after you install the software on your PC under computer/c:/program files/common files/research in motion/apploader.

agaldo81

thanks going to give it a shot now

agaldo81

Just ran the install and nothing happened.

tae_254

U installed it on ur pc or phone?

lphil24

is there any danger or issues with downloading this OS on a sprint phone? do i have to do anything differently?

tae_254

Make sure you delete the vendor.xml file. which can be found after you install the software on your PC under computer/c:/program files/common files/research in motion/apploader.

benpierce

I don't know enough about OS's - does anyone know if this OS would be compatible with an 8320, or is it strictly an 8330 OS??

Thanks!

tae_254

its only for the 8330

sudbury78

I am not very tech savvy so is this possible or worth using on Verizon? thx!

Cobra46

This all depends on whether this version is for an 8330 or 8330M (can someone verify) and which version you have.

benwkh

does this come with the game word mole?

raider220

how do i delete the vendor file. i went to research in motion/blackberry/apploader and it would not open.

MrShawn

Should I load this on my Verizon one or wait for Verizon to release it. I did load that leaked one and dear lord it was a mess, I had to get rid of it. So, load it or not?

tae_254

Well this is an official. Go ahead and try..

tae_254

Well this is an official. Go ahead and try..

speedracex

I installed this on my friends VZW 8330 successfully, unfortunately it has no Tour/Curve2 theme, it looks no different than any 4.5 phone. It does have threaded sms and other features im not thinking of, but the old theme is really throwing me off right now. Will prob go back to the hybrid 5.0 for the curve

charlierh2

I'm loading this on my Sprint 8330 now... I'll report back once it's finished.

jlyriq

i just cannot get this to work

mdmitchell13

Unless Im doing it wrong 8330m does not work. any ideas?

tae_254

Ur not doing anything wrong.. Its not compatible with 8330m

mdmitchell13

That's exactly what I figured

raider220

loaded it on my verizon 8330 and is working good, a few new things that are pretty cool!

Hey_Daniel

How can you try and tell me that the Blackberry Curve 8330, has a higher release number then the Blackberry Curve 8900 and the Blackberry Bold 9000... That is a joke to the nation...

What are RIM playing at here

MrShawn

If I load this on a Verizon one does it look like 4.5 or like then newer ones?

jbenrn

All you whiners need to get a life. Who cares if Sprint doesn't release it on their network?! I have a Sprint Tour and added the MTS 5.0 OS. It works beautifully and I have no real complaints. My wife still has an 8330 and I'm going to load this up tonight. I could really care less who is releasing it. It won't really make that much of a difference, if any, anyway. Now stop crying and get over yourselves.

Flawson

Kinda hard to call others whiners for not getting ice cream when you have a cone in each hand...I feel pretty valid in being disappointed about the fact that I have an 8330m and will apparently (so it seems)not get my ice cream...as far as getting a life, we are all here posting on and reading crackberry.com, so...
:P

kraziebeast

thank you. i just recently acquired this 8330m, and its been hell waiting to get and update. if any one has the RIGHT to whine.. it is us. flawson ftw.

blcole666

Ok, i downloaded the update, however i cannot locate it on my computer to remove the vendor file, feeling kinda dumb, where am i going wrong?

jwmedic

Just wondering if its cool to do ? I did just backup everything just in case.

charlierh2

Loaded up and running great. Some 3rd party apps are less responsive than on 4.5 but nothing has been incompatible. I'm sure it can only get better from here.

This is an official release, so I don't see much reason not to update if you would like the new features, etc.

CvilleDustin

one odd thing for me. in my sms chat when you go to the chat it dosent show the name of who im writing. it shows up in my list but not when im in the chat

geekpro

I loaded the OS onto my Sprint 8330 and I found the Precision Zen for it. I thought others may need it too.

http://www.blackberryos.com/forums/curve-83xx/8127-8330-stock-precision-...

chlebicki

I was wondering if someone could help me. I am a verizon customer and have an 8330 curve. I downloaded the os 5.0v from the blackberry site and deleted the xml file. When i run blackberry desktop manager the software sees the new os 5.0v but when I try to install the software on my phone it wont process. Does anyone have any ideas?

thanks so much!

geekpro

/forums/curve-83xx/8127-8330-stock-precision-zen-theme.html

kraziebeast

Today, I got a BBM telling me that OS 5 for 8330 had officially released... then after reading up I checked my blackberry for some last minute reassurance and BAM! all I saw was "8330m," FML.

- Where is the love, Sprint? Where is the love...

alc94

Seriously the 8900 should've gotten the update by now and I still have 16 months on my contract I'm only 1/3 of the way done

TonyNJ13

I must be missing something.
I deleted the vendor.xml now what is my next step(s)?

penspuck14

I got the os installed and everything seems to be fine, except for I heard some beeps while on a call and now I cannot set the alarm clock. I am using a vzw 8330. Anybody have an idea about the alarm clock issue. All the rest of the clock features work as fine.

sylvio13

Installed on pc great. Used app loader to install on device, went fast and smooth, App loader completed. Device started to load and is now frozen on the start up screen, at about 65%.

Any suggestions?

penspuck14

This can take a little bit of time mine took about 20 min to boot up the first time. I suppose if it takes longer than a half hour try a batt pull. Hope this helps.

sylvio13

Just be patient. I am not. Loaded very slow. Now is on and working.

Spaceheater

I installed this on my vzw 8330 and the GPS doesn't work in BB maps. It worked fine before. Location is on, does anyone have any ideas?

gdubb22#CB

Any luck with getting the GPS to work with os 5.0.0.438 on the verizon 8330? I have the same issue.

j.p.hatfield

slow loader...give it time...

mrpaulc

I just updated my Verizon 8330 and it works great! I was a little scarey for a while when I first installed it. I got a fatal error on my PC and the status bar took close to 30 minutes to complete. Then my Blackberry restarted and it was good to go.

It seems faster, though that could just be my imagination, and the threaded SMS is great!It has a much cleaner look and feel IMO.

penspuck14

How did you install it? I see some trouble with the gps and i have had trouble with the alarm clock not being able to be set. Any info will be of help.

edit-- my gps doesn't work either got not unable to aquire satellites

mscann

Blackberry is soo slow, and my bottom dock 8900 style theme doesnt work on the homepage. Might go back to 4.5

geekpro

This OS installed fine on my Sprint BB 8330. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate. I ran the Loader.exe after deleting the Vendor.xml file. Took about 35 minutes, worked like a charm. I have Sprint Navigation, which uses internal GPS and it's also working fine. All I needed to add was the Precision Zen Theme, which I mentioned in an earlier post. Sweet!!

TonyNJ13

I have Sprint too, but I am not sure what to do after deleting vendor.xml. I have tried using the Desktop Manager and the App Loader by itself, but neither picks up anything. Any ideas?

geekpro

Well, I had folder named AppLoader before I started, which I renamed to AppLoader0 before opening the new OS exe file that I downloaded. Maybe you need to either do that first or delete it before opening the OS file.

geekpro

Then, I just ran the Loader.exe inside the new AppLoader folder, with the device connected via the USB cable.

TonyNJ13

Ok thank you so much!!!
Unfortunately nothing happens when I do that.
Oh well.

geekpro

I suggest you try the whole process from the beginning on a different machine....

penspuck14

I decided to try a total wipe of the device using bbsak and I used crackmem to clean up the os. I will report how well this works for my vzw 8330 and if I still have the issues I was having.

penspuck14

I tried the total wipe of my 8330 and after reloading all my apps (bbsak) and my actual back up I am still in the same boat. so I am going to wait for the official vzw update unfortunatle i am downgrading to there newest os :(. If anybody else has any luck please post with how you did it. Thanks in advance!

sg4real76

im having trouble trying to download this for my 8330 curve. i went to the bb site and downloaded the 5.0 update for boost mobile. now what do i do next? email me sg1ofakind@hotmail.com

penspuck14

You have to install the os on your pc then conncet your blackberry and either use the desktop manager/apploader or a 3rd party app to install the os on the phone. So far I have had no luck with my vzw 8330, alarm clock cannot be set and no gps so hopefully u have better luck than me.

-STALKER-

Im on Sprint and was having the same problem with the alarm. Turns out my theme wasnt compatible with 5.0. Once I changed the theme it worked just fine.

jrlandis

I am trying to get this to work. I downloaded the software from the site and when i go to run the program runs an installer but thats it. where might i find the program files?

geekpro

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader

jrlandis

ok, i started the loader, now what. it keeps saying there is nothing to update

Irish0317

ok when it says update browse for the file. you have to find it. go to the file Research In Motion. then go to shared/loader files, then your version show be there click it. scroll down and find the blackberry ALX file. double click that and it will find the rest for you. I hope that works for you.

creatures from above

i tried this and it said the file is not compatible with my device

Irish0317

Hey I have a sprint 8330. I have the most up to date version for the sprint curve, then i heard about the boost moblie having a 5.0 verison for the 8330. i downloaded it and then I did what everyone has been saying about the deleting of vender.xml file. So far everything worked great.I even got as far as the apploader finding in my comp and ready to upload,but when i go to upgrade it tells me ERROR I'm missing a file. " net.rim.platform.ecmascript " Please if any one could help i would love that.

K9LEE

DSICONNECT BBERRY FROM COMP, DELETE THE OS FROM COMPUTER DOWNLOAD AND REPAIR THE DESKTOP MANAGER, REINSTALL THE OS AND TRY AGAIN.

willie.fried

i'm havnig this same issue, and i have tried what you've suggested TWICE, but it STILL is giving me the same error. is there anything i can do?

extra good

How do i delete the vendor.xml file?

bigcrownvic99

yes boost mobile is now selling blackberry's but still boost will not let you rome like the other carriers do. So is it really worth going to boost mobile? can we take poll see how many people would go to or go back to boost mobile.

chochopr

we been through this already with the same 8330, cause when it came out for I believe it was Sprint or Nextel it had around the same version but when ppl got it, the phone was the same old platform version as the other ones, and the only reason why I think the OS is a higher version for this BB is because it's a Walkie-Talkie type phone. I mean correct me if I'm wrong.

But I do remember reading something like this b4 a while back from crackberry and of course ppl was still whining but little did they know that the phone needed that upgrade but the same old platform because of the walkie-talkie app/button on the side.

iMiiTH

Installed this on my 8330 from TELUS. Works perfectly. :)

o0desufnoc0o

please respond to this. i also have a telus 8330, the loader doesn't seem to want to accept it :s any ideas? if not at least lemme know you got this. Thank you muchly.

o0desufnoc0o

please respond to this. i also have a telus 8330, the loader doesn't seem to want to accept it :s any ideas? if not at least lemme know you got this. Thank you muchly.

jmlowes

I installed this yesterday on my Curve and so far I love it. The improvements are nice and browsing the internet is definitely faster.

Someone mentioned above that they just installed it and the phone is sloooooow and hourglassing lots. I found this to be the case for the first little bit but now it is faster than it was before with 4.5. I think it must have still been doing some stuff in the background for a little while after the install. Give it some time before you judge the speed.

Anyway, I am thinking that 5.0 uses a fair bit more memory than 4.5 did. It stands to reason that it would, but it seems to use way more. After installing some of my favorite apps, I already have a low memory warning and need to remove apps to make room. This does truly suck as I still don't have all of the apps I would like.

Looking around I see that BBM is by far largest of all apps I have installed. I will remove it as I don't use if often and it takes the most space. However, this was never an issue in 4.5 and I had way more installed.

Anyway, this is just a heads up to those app junkies looking at running 5.0. You might be better off sticking with 4.5 unless you can keep your BB fairly lean.

The 3rd party apps I have installed are:

BlackStar
Google Maps
Google Mobile App
Google Sync
MaraTick
Mobipocket Reader
Nav4All
SocialScope Lite
WeatherEye

Update: Things are a little whacky. After a battery pull my free space went up to 20mb. This might signal a memory leak somewhere or something. I will have to investigate further.

Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes

Why is there an official 5.0 for this ancient/antique phone on a no name carrier while I have a Bold 9000 and there is still no official 5.0 for rogers for my phone? I will be upgrading to an android device shortly

studiorat

well i have it in my berry and it has no bbmaps and upon downloading it says only available for devices running 4-1 and 4-2 WTF is that crap! you would think Rim would get the act together

AllEyezOnD

i have no clue were the apploader folder is,i have somthing that says application_loader.dll, but that is all, i do not see anything that says vendor.xml, i have a sprint phone

gtixpress#CB

Does the GPS still work on the phone? I know that was one issue with the hybrid 5.0 OS that is out there.

jmlowes

GPS is working perfectly.

CharlestonBB

mine didn't that's the main reason i switched back to 4.5. I couldnt do anything to get it to work in BBMaps. Although I don't use it often it has come in handy quite a few times when i needed directions somewhere.

autobrokerdave

Just got off the phone with Blackberry Technical Support for Sprint. I asked them why there is a OS 5.0 for Boost Mobile and not for Sprint and he told me it's a Network problem and there is no ETA. I guess it's just a waiting game for an official Sprint OS 5.0 to be released...

Dru Dizzown

I just downloaded OS 5.0 and everything seems to be working well. The only problem I have is that I can't get my wallpaper to load properly. When I set a pic as wallpaper, I can only see it on the top strip where the status bar is. The rest is still the original blackberry wallpaper. Does anyone know how to fix this?

SpaceMonster

Yah yah yah finallly!!!!!!

hskater26

i installed it on my verizon bb and it works fine. i lost all my contacts somehow and couldnt restore it but thats alright lol

jleffc

I downloaded the update, and deleted the vendor file, when i go update it on desktop manager, it says the device needs no os update. Please help me!

SpaceMonster

go back and delete the vendor file again. I had to keep redeleting it out. Oh yeah and disconnect from the internet. I kept getting the same problem as you and those two things fixed that. I have verizon too.

jleffc

Im still having no luck with it, i downloaded and and deleted it aswell the vendor file many times.

jmlowes

You should run the AppLoader instead of desktop manager. It is in the Program Files/Common Files/Research In Motion/AppLoader/ directory and is called Loader.exe. This is what I did after Desktop Manager let me down. It worked like a charm.

K9LEE

YOU HAVE TO GO TO C:/PROGRAMFILES/COMMONFILES/RESEARCHINMOTION/SHARED/LOADER

THERE YOU'LL SEE A LITTLE ICON THAT SAYS LOADER.EXE JUST CLICK ON THAT. BTW, THIS MAY CASUE ALOT OF ISSUES ON THE VZN CURVE, AS ITS BUILT AROUND SPRINT NETWORK

doveberry8330

HELP! i thought it would load with the desktop manager "update your device software" but it doesn't :S

cameron4789

Just run the AppLoader. It's a lot simpler

justcallmed

I've downloaded it to A Bell 8330. It took forever to complete the update, almost 2 hours. The only thing I notice is that it deleted my BBM. It seems to be clocking a whole lot. I'm gonna give it a chance for a couple of days to see. I may be going back to my official OS.

robr21

I'm with you... none of my themes work, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time before they get upgraded. But there's an awful lot of hourglasses showing up. Slightly frustrating. But it'll get better as time goes on I'm sure.

justcallmed

Did the install delete your BBM? I love the speed of the browser and the threaded SMS but I can't live without my BBM. When I try and download via App world it just gives me a message that the download failed

paulms308#CB

so will this work on the 8330m? getting confused..

CharlestonBB

no, it will not work for the 8330m.

darylschneider

I finally installed it on my Alltel/Verizon 8330 this afternoon. Took hours to put back all the apps and when I finally got it done…….its slow as **** and GPS does not work. I’m too tired to put the old opp sys back on today but I will do it tomorrow because I cannot stand sitting and waiting every time I request something. Seems to be plenty of RAM left so that is not the issue. I’m thinking that RIM has screwed up. There is no sense in having 5.0 if its going to make all the apps this slow. Browswer is some better but got frustrated at waiting so long for everything so I just stopped playing with it. Anyone else had similar experience?

SpaceMonster

Works great for me. Everything on my phone seems to be running faster, even rebooting it is faster. But I did a total wipe on my phone before I loaded this OS. I have a Verizon 8330 curve.

gdubb22#CB

Is your GPS working in bbmaps?

SpaceMonster

OS 5.0 has a problem with gps anyway. But gps works fine on my Poynt and other apps.

K9LEE

AFTER INSTALLING THE UPDATE YOU HAVE TO GO BACK IN AND TURN ON GPS. OPTIONS-ADVANCED OPTIONS-GPS-TURN LOCATION ON NEXT TO GPS SERVICES

OTHERWISE YOU GPS SOFTWARE DOESNT RUN

CharlestonBB

mines not. i went through every option to turn the gps on, and set all of bbmaps permissions to allow, but it still wouldn't work a bit. it kept saying that it couldnt locate any satellites, and i was outside in an open area without an obstructions.

SpaceMonster

I had the leaked version of the OS before this and gps did not work with bbmaps. I guess they never fixed it for the official release. Lame.

K9LEE

DELETE BBMAPS, RESET PHONE BY ALT-RIGHTCAPS-DELETE AND REINSTALL BBMAPS BLACKBERRY.COM/MAPS GO INTO OPTIONS-ADVANCED OPTIONS-GPS-TURN LOCATION ON

Dru Dizzown

Did anyone find a reason to why the alarm clock does not work? Is there a way to fix this problem?

justcallmed

My alarm is working fine.

robr21

The alarm works, but if you are a theme that is not updated for 5.0 then it will not display. We'll have to wait for some updated themes for this to work. If you go back to the default theme that game with your device, the calendar will work.

gdubb22#CB

My alarm is working fine, but my GPS is not working in bbmaps. It is a great update. I admit it was slow when I first put it on, but it is working faster now especially with the imagining theme from the app world. Not having GPS is really frustrating though. Anyone have a clue how to fix this on a verizon 8330?

K9LEE

GOT THIS UP AND RUNNING, WITH NO ISSUES ON MY SPRINT 8330 MEID MODEL. HAVE NO ISSUE WHAT SO EVER. AND SHOWING 24MMB AVAIL. A FEW INCONS ARE LARGER THAN NORMAL, BUT I BELEIVE THIS IS BECAUSE THE RELEASE HAS SOME 460X320 FILES IN IT. THE INET IS A LITTLE SLOWER THAN PREVIOUS RELEASE, BUT SEEMS TO RUN SAME SPEED AS WIFES 8520 5.0/SPRINT. THIS IS WHAT I DID:

DELETED ALL PREVIOUS OS FROM PC
DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL 5.0 FOR BOOST, RUN EXE

USED SHRINK OS- PER INSTRUCTIONS
DELETED ALL LANGAUGES (LEAVING ENGLISH ONLY)
DELETE HELP, VCAST, VZ NAV, VONDAPHONE, ALL IMS(YOU'LL HAVE TO REINSTALL ANYWAYS), THERE WAS NO VENDOR FILE
INSTALLED USING APP LOADER (NOT DESKTOP) DO THIS BY GOING TO C:/PROGRAMS/COMMONFILES/RESEARCH...MOTION/SHARED/LOADER

ALL THINGS SEEM TO RUN APPROPRIATELY, AND I ONLY NOTICED THAT QUICKPULL DOESNT WORK WITH 5.0, AS CAUSED ERROR AND I DELETED IT. (YOU CAN RESET BB BY HITTING ALT-RIGHT CAP KEY-DELETE ANYWAY, SO I DIDNT NEED IT)

MEMORY LOSS OVER 24 HRS WAS ONLY 2MB SO NOT BAD. OVERALL PRETTY IMPRESSED.

li2327

The Tour .419 works great. I hope the 8330 owners enjoy the 5.0 just as much.

dewaynef

Why should I go to the hassle of upgrading to 5.0 on my Verizon 8330? What are the advantages?

NORE

ok so i intstalled 5.0 the day it was posted on crackberry it ran slow @ first now its on point lost bbm but reinstalled it via blackberry.com now my only issue is my folders i create folders and move my icons in to them well its not allowing me to do this any suggestions or just plain feedback is anyone else having this problem

NORE

lol i figured it out that quick

darylschneider

Looks like you found some instructions I did not. Can you post them here? How does one " shrink os" ? I did not see that instruction. Did delete the vendor file and I never install the other language items because they take up room and I don't need them.
Thanks!!

K9LEE

http://forums.crackberry.com/f132/how-shrink-os-348769/

ALSO IF YOUR INSTALLING ON SPRINT 8330, I DONT THINK THE VENDOR.XML NEEDS TO BE DELETED. BOOST IS SPRINT AND THE VENDORL.XML ONLY TELLS THE PROGRAM WHAT TO INSTALL. SINCE BOOST IS A SPRINT PHONE, IT DOESNT MATTER.

IF YOU WANT MORE SPACE, YOU CAN DO THIS ALSO:

http://www.stinsonddog.com/optimize-your-bb-s-memory

(DO THIS BEFORE INSTALLING ANYTHING, AND SHRINK AN OS WILL REMOVE ALOT FOR YOU...NOTE THAT WHEN EDITING IN TEXT, YOU ARE CHANGING PROGRAMMING SO BE CAREFUL...IF YOU MESS UP, EXIT OUT WITHOUT SAVING OR DELTE AND REINSTALL THE OS ON YOUR PC. ALSO NOTE THAT YOU HAVE TO LOAD THIS OS WITH LOADER.EXE AND NOT DESKTOP MANAGER. THIS IS BECAUSE THE VENDOR.XML WILL DETECT YOUR PHONE AS OTHER THAN BOOST.

ptlafferty

K9LEE, you are the only one on this board I've seen with my specific situation that has claimed success. I've tried every iteration listed by everyone else (with/without vendor; with/without DM; with/without the stand-alone loader). I've got your same phone, but I can get no love from this official Boost release. I also saw a post that suggested that it won't work on x64 systems, so I tried it on an XP SP3 x86 machine running both the standalone loader and DM 4.5: no love in either case.

In all situations, the loader/DM inevitably only shows my installed apps. If I then select the "blackberry.alx" file installed by the boost exe, the list is populated with 5.0.0 apps, but when I make my selections and hit next, I end up with the following error: "The application "Blackberry 5.0.0 Core Applications" cannot be loaded because some required files are not available."

The loader files show as 83.8 MB on disk after installation. The downloaded exe file is 90.3 MB. Is that correct AFAYK? This is my first OS upgrade, but I'm not a tech noob, so I am a bit perplexed by this seemingly unexplained problem.

The only other glaring thing I can find is the difference between my experience and what is expected in this tutorial (http://www.berryreview.com/2010/01/31/how-to-upgrade-your-blackberry-ope...)

In this screenshot (http://cdn.berryreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/ScreenHunter_11Jan...) it shows Blackberry 5.0.0 System Software AND Blackberry 5.0.0 Core Applications. My experiences thus far have ONLY included menus that show "Core Applications" and NEVER "System Software".

My best guess is that these are the "required files" that are not available. So my question, after all of that, is did you see both of those entries when you had your success? If not, any other ideas?

I'm running Win7 Pro x64 as my primary system, but as I said, I have access to a XP SP3 x86 machine if I need it.

Much thanks to you (or anyone else) that can unravel this mess for me!

polysteelofnga@gmail.com

Almost bought a new phone the other day. When I came home and logged on to CB, I found the new upgrade to 5. It works great on my Verizon 8330. It will give me more time to evaluate which phone I might want to get next :)

illini448

I have Verizon and have loaded many OS on my 9530 but for the life of me I cant get apploader or device mgr to recognize 5.0 on my wife's 8330. I have no other OS installed on my pc. Any help??

melharris0214

i had the same problem. make sure u delete the vendor file and disconnect from the internet cause the new bb desktop manager is made to keep u from loadin other carriers os. so if u arent connected the dm will pick it up.

bradlovesu

Any one know if there is going to be a update on the OS? i have 4.6.1.313 seems kinda old compared to the 5.0 for the 8330..

papaavi

First off... never installed an OS without my provided update from verizon. Having said that... I ran into a few headaches on my Macbook pro. First of all... DO NOT DO THIS UPDATE VIA VMWARE WINDOWS. Trust me. In the end after doing that... I had to wipe my memory with bbsak and restore the new OS 5.0 onto my phone with a native pc. VMWARE's hardware response time is too slow for the trick described on many forums to get your phone working again after its been "nuked". So if you're going to update, back your information up (thank god I did!).

The AFTERMATH:
OS 5.0 works just fine. I sense it working a little faster, but I've noticed that when adding applications in appworld, the memory gets very low a little time after the installation. I can only attribute this to a memory leak because when I do a battery pull, the memory comes back. Although the memory leak doesn't seem to slow down the phone, which is strange. And the phone does have a MUCH quicker response time when navigating through the phone.
Desite the headache of being lazy and not installing this thing the way described here on a NATIVE PC (or bootcamp partition), it was definitely worth every minute of trouble shooting. I'm sure you can install it on a virtual windows, but I am never doing that again.
SUMMARY: I did a clean install of OS 5.0 from boost and I am using a blackberry 8330 from Verizon. Everything works so far.

sexdog9

IS your GPS working with BBMAPS?

sexdog9

I like the new OS much more responsive then 4.5.175 but no GPS in BBMAPS:-(. By now Verizon should just unlock GPS on the 8330s

MrShawn

I put this on my VZW curve and it runs like my PPC6800 that I used to have, and that is most certainly not a good thing. I am getting rid of it, I can't do anything on my phone, it locks up and I am not a fan of this threaded SMS either. Maybe I am doing something wrong.

MrShawn

every time I try to put 4.5 back on it, it locks up, so I have had to wipe it with BBSAK, wow, this is a pain in the ass

RedBank

i put this on my moms VzW 8830 (without a problem btw) and it hour glasses for a few secs on everything.

the 8330 processor doesnt handle 5.0 too well. i even shrunk it b4 install. no 3rd party apps used either except for facebook.

gotta drop down to 175...

oh well

sylvio13

My third party apps work except my google mobile app is slow. My browser is very slow.

But I agree that the 8330 just isn't powerful enough for this OS. I too will likely revert to 4.5

I want to hear from Boost users how their Curves are working, with this OS preinstalled.

timtones

for some reason after i installed this, and put the precision theme on, i get 4 extra application icons, and they are labeled music, video, pics, etc. when i click them it opens up the respective media programs just like my media folder does. why is this? i dont need the extra shortcut, and it didnt have them on the stock 4.5 themes with this 5.0 os. what gives?

sexdog9

If you have the stock theme on, the media icon is now a folder with those icons in it.

The Me

Hey guys. I am trying to get MMS to work on my curve 8330 but it isn't working. It says that sending failed. I know it works on my carrier. I use to have a samsung m510, but since I switched to BB, I never used picture messaging. So I don't know if it's the 5.0 or my service books that are missing. I have the option in my settings menu and everything checks out in the messages menu. There is compose MMS.

Please help me out. Thanks

nagleje

How do I delete the vendor.xml file? I'm with Verizon.

melharris0214

on your pc start menu go to computer, c drive,program files,common files,research in motion, app loader and its at the bottom of the list

melharris0214

i have been running a leaked os 5.0.0.230. Is the new boost mobile 5.0.0.438 any better.

SpaceMonster

yes there are a few minor differences, it seems like they polished it up a little.

willie.fried

i'm trying to install this on a sprint 8330, and i KEEP getting the: "Net.rim.platform.ecmascript cannot be found" error when i'm trying to install this. i get it on dm and on apploader. i have deleted dm and reinstalled, i have deleted the 5.0 install TWICE and tried reinstalling. i don't know what else i can do, oh and i have deleted the xml file everytime. what am i doing wrong? what else can i try?

michaelskis

I have a Alltel/ VzW 8330 and the upgrade worked great. GPS with BB maps. It also kept all my contacts, my connections, and almost all my 3rd party apps.

I did notice that some of the icons are big. Any words on how to make these smaller?

melharris0214

Has anyone got this boost mobile 5.0 to work on a U.S Cellular 8330. I have tried it wit the app loader, deleting the vendor file and all that comes up on the app loader screen is the app that I already have on the phone minus the core os. Does anyone have any ideas?

Realtalkofny

Hello people , i have no idea how to do this i have a sprint 8330 4.5 at the moment i would like to install the 5.0 but i need help if any one is available to help me let me thanks i have desktop manager on my pc and i downloaded the 5.0 already

masterscat

All you need to do is delete the vendor.xml file under the Program files\common files\research in motion\appLoader.

Another thing I ran into was I tried to do this with Windows 7 64bit. It doesn't work, and will not work within VirtualPC. I ended up doing it with Windows XP 32bit. That should do the trick, I have Sprint also. Goodluck

steve_k_37801

i looked on the BB web site and the latest version is said to be 4.5. I already have 4.5.0175 or some number like that. Is this update throughsome one else?

sylvio13

This is an official OS 5 release that comes with th Boost Mobile 8330 Curve. It seems to be installing fine on other curves as long as you delete the vendor.xml file (See previous posts for instructions).

But you are right that 4.5 is the latest official carrier released OS for most other Curves.

crazysandman

Has anyone tried this os using a Mac? i tried windows vista but that didnt work? any help

I have sprint 8330m

arvveeeeee

This is my first time installing the OS 5.0...

There is a problem, I'd like to know what "you must activate your phone wirelessly..."

Help! I am not tech savvy

sylvio13

Installed OS 5 last Friday. Deleted the vendor file (though don’t know if I had to, I’m on Sprint w/ an 8330). Went smooth.

Performance seems ok with everything EXCEPT that my browser crawls, especially when loading pages not formatted for mobile phones. I get the hourglass for long periods of time. Also my Google Mobile app is slow. And memory seems low.

Also, the themes that come with this OS are 4.5 like, which is boring.

I would like to know how performance is with this OS preinstalled on the Boost Curve. Are there any Boost users out there that can comment on this?

I am considering reverting back to 4.5, though I will miss the new clock app and a few other features. But I need good performance for my browser.

mamula1962

i had an account with sprint that closed 5 months ago, i still have the blackberry curve8330.
have a boost mobile cdma now with a sanyo , but was waiting to see if people were happy with the blackeberry 8330 , since i used a blackberry 8350 flashed and did not like it so put myself on stanby from blackberry for some days...
swiched from iden to cdma .
my question is can i use fully operational my old blackberry with sprint at boost?
need help i m very new at these things

RobNyc

especially when running socialscope, 8330 lack memory so i get a lot of loading icon

rchmny

Ok guys and gals (really, is there women here?). Anyway, I need help with this install. I've deleted the vendor file and i launch the apploader (c:program files, common files, research in motion, apploader, loader) my test phone connects but I still receive an error message saying it (the 5.0) is not compatiable for my phone. My question is this, what is the proper file (in the shared folder)to use in order to install the update? Funny thing is that i have performed this on another vzw 8330 but I dont remember what I did...please help

melharris0214

Disconnect your computer from the internet and make sure only the os u want is installed. Plug your bb up and then start the desktop manager. The new desktop managers block u from using different carriers OS's if it is online.

Dilbert

Loaded OS with no issues at all on my Verizon 8330 but it was definitely SLOWER, less memory available, no GPS in BB Maps and worse of all, my favorite 3rd party Today theme with docking icons doesn't navigate the same. Today themes with docking icons usually let you scroll up/down to navigate through the messages to calendar and then to the icons, plus if you scroll all the way to the right you can select the profile icon (if your theme has one). Well, with the OS 5.0, it's completely different and very unintuitive. I'm going back to the faster and sleeker 4.5.0.175.

melharris0214

i have been runnin a leaked version 5.0.0.230 and i upgraded to the new one and it was slow too. i went back to .230 and it works fine. just as fast as the 4.5

lizz4me

I uploaded the software on my computer like 5 times, I deleted the vendor file, but when i go to apploader there is non sign of the the software it just gives me a list of my apps. Also the desktop manager is nowhere to be found.What can I do? I have been trying to load it since the official version came out last month. Thank you in advance for anyone that tries to help!( Im with Sprint)

griff.fletch@gmail.com

from newbie!

Having a little trouble! can get this link to download but cannot find files in to delete the vendor.xml file!

Any help?

louboutins

I'm with Telus and I deleted the vendor file, tried to load it on Appload as well as DM with my internet disconnected but with no avail. I had 230 but it really lagged. Much help is appreciated. Maybe with Telus I can't do it? I don't know.

west070278

i am with Telus. I installed in no prob. The texting laggs, browser sucks.

ptlafferty

Make sure you check options>about. After much frustration, checking that one screen confirmed I have an 8330m, despite what the box and DM both report. This explains my problems with this release. Bah!

doug.414

i keep trying to upgrade my OS from 4.5 to the 5.0 . i really dont know what im doing wrong. i have downloaded everything i need but nothing pops up on my desktop manager to upgrade. can some 1 walk me thru it or give me abetter url for help than the one on this site. this is a real pain in the ass

stgrego78

Hello, I downloaded this os for the blackberry boost mobile service. I dont know how to load it onto my sprint blackberry 8330. could someone please hjelp me or guide me thru how to do it?

nextelmods

i wanna change my 8330 in a boostmobile phone will this work or will this upgrade the os can some one lead me in the right direction plzzzz

sdl4real1

I have tried everything. WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO INSTALL BOOST OS FOR SOME REASON, i have read all the posts and did everything suggested yet still cant do it, i feel like a real moron. Could some one please help? I have tried on vista, xp, fresh dl and install of the new os. With and without desktop manager installed. The pc's see and will install any other os versions. PLEASE HELP

genekelly

8330s get 5.0 officially, and yet my 8520... is 4.6 official.

BiebersBaby

I downloaded it to my computer... now how do I get it onto my phone?

BiebersBaby

how do i get this onto my phone?

dusty99

what exactly does this new OS give you... is it faster, offer anything new?

myfirstblackberry

My phone: Sprint Blackberry Curve 8330 currently OS 4.5. Thinking about just going ahead and buying the new 8350 or should I just download the new 5.0?

My Hubby is getting the 8350 and I'm thinking it may be easier to have the same phone...especially for BBM purposes.

mojogal

Thanks for all the great posts and tips. Basically a newbie but I followed from page 1 and updated my Sprint 8330 without a hitch. Now using it for more than just making calls and having some fun.

BerryZ14

I just got my Blackberry 8330 sprint phone back from the police station AFTER SEVEN MONTHS WITHOUT IT! I am eager to download the 5.0 for Boost Mobile. First I am downloading the Desktop Manager, because I lost my disk, and then what do I do? Do I delete the vendor.xml file before or after I download the Boost mobile update. And, should I take out the Micro SD card or what. I don't want to lose the pictures on it.

RFCanada

Installed this OS on my MTS 8330 without an issue the other day. Re-loaded all my apps and all went well. A little less memory on my device compaired to OS v4.5, but no big deal and no real big change to the look and feel of the phone. Used BBSAK to wipe phone clean and backup my apps. Used DM to load new OS. Make sure to delete vendor file before loading OS to your device. Happy with the outcome and will stay with this OS and device till MTS launches it's new HSPA+ network in April 2011; then will upgrade!

dhanz76

thank you, i'll be downloading it. good to have this on my hh. nice share.