Official OS 5.0.0.508 Now Available For The BlackBerry Curve 8530 From Verizon

Official OS 5.0.0.508 Now Available For The BlackBerry Curve 8530 From Verizon
By Bla1ze on 22 Mar 2010 07:27 pm EDT
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As we reported a few days back now, the official Verizon update to the BlackBerry Curve 8530 OS has been released. Users can now get all official like with OS 5.0.0.508. Verizon seems to have been dead on with this update while other devices and for that matter, other platforms such as Android, have seen OS related delays. One can only hope that the previously mentioned Tour OS/PTT update goes off without a hitch as this one did.

50 comments

MRCUR

Will this be coming OTA as well?

aris20

Lol u can not download a OS via OTA, u have to download to ur computer so you can put it to ur device, if u don't know how to, in the forums are plenty of guides !

Adam Zeis

Maybe you mean Wireless Update (OTA)? Not sure on this yet .. you can check from your device under Options > Advacned Options > Wireless Update

aris20

Oh didn't know about that, but I guess that, it only works when is a OS from your carrier right ?

MRCUR

Have you not heard of the OTA Wireless Updates? You can absolutely update an entire OS OTA. Takes a few hours but it can be done.

aris20

Hahahhaa this came even before than the 5.0 for VZ Tour, this is hilarious !

bshuber102

Oh my gosh the tour update better come out soon

DaGodfathaa

even if i delete the vendor

MRCUR

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

CaFe88

should be home in a hr hope someone installs it successfully before i do it!

KeegdnaB42

Agggggh! I misread the headline and thought it was for the tour. Come on already Verizon this is ridiculous

mankows5

Its on the final step of installing it. I have a sprint 8530. deleted the vendor file. Ill post back in a few min to let you know it works.

xo simplicity

seriously, us tour owners have been waiting forever! this is serious bull IMO

papped

Always more Tour posts than 8530 posts on every single 8530 OS...

babytf

u can download ota i did mine in less than 40 mins!!didn;t lose any information at all everything went smoothly

mankows5

Well It worked. phone is working good. browser seems to possibly be faster.. not sure. Obviously I dont know about battery life yet. Maybe I will post tom. But It worked fine and installed without problems. Doing My fiances now.

bhedwards0822

Has anyone figured out why you cant lock the keyboard with this update? I cant set it for my left convience-key now....thanks in advance.

baconboy101

I just used a ton of internal memory downloading the OS. Is this normal?

Timelessblur

So does this mean that AT&T will finally get around to pushing out 5.0 for the Bold 9000 and curve 8900. It would like to get my hands on the AT&T release instead of the .411 build. It might mean VVM threw AT&T might finally work.

toast

Umm.... Where did the Keyboard Lock icon go? I can't lock the keyboard with this new update. Piece of shit!

daneg

It's gone. I didn't really use it though. I just press and hold mute to put it into sleep mode.

baconboy101

Done a battery pull and recovered lost memory. The new OS plays iheartradio with no problems too. I like it so far.

Ohm4

If you hold down the mute button (middle button on the top) it will lock the keyboard, to unlock it you just hold it down again. If you just tap the mute button it pulls up the media folder. So far this update is great!

decolur455

Yeah, this was a big update file wise. I did a batt pull and I didn't gain anything back. I was at 112,000,000 and now I'm at 96,000,000. It took a little over an hour OTA but everything appeared to go quite smooth.

decolur455

Yes the browser does seem a lot quicker than it was; that's a great thing!

EngrPaul

The voice dialing "person" is a bit more pleasant to listen to :)

4gvn4lyf

If you enable the password feature on your 8530 the lock icon reappears.

yeahboyyy

How does it compare to Duke's 509 hybrid?

4gvn4lyf

Anybody else but me not being able to get ringtones to work after OS upgrade?

lajuan08

Verizon comes out with 5.0 for the Curve 8520, yet us Tour owners are still waiting... Geesh!

crystalchalmers

I don't have Verizon so I can't download from the Verizon website!!! Anyone have another link to this file?

crystalchalmers

Apparently I can put in my non-Verizon number and it still lets me download. LOL.

RRomeog

ok so I downloaded new software now I cant find the lock button on my phone??

dollarnate

When I try to run a OTA Wireless update it say I am running latest version. 5.0.0.337. How do I download this update OTA?

train21reb

Says that I have the current version 5.0.0.337.

Anyone figured out how to do this? My BBerry is synced/managed via my work IT department so I use BES. Wonder if that has something to do with it.

themichaelchoi

That keyboard lock for the left convenience key was very convenient!!!

In the picture, it says something about the entering a phone number and then pressing ok to send the user...blah blah blah...uhm, do you enter the phone number in the home screen or in the messages screen???

Did anybody else find any minor improvements or bugs??

bearclawcoffee

I just updated to new os - guess what - MY BATTERY DRAINS FASTER THAN IT DID....
I am so pissed - can I UNDO ?????

mandak11

I'm wondering the same thing. let me know if you figure out a way to downgrade. i've been all over the BB website and found nothing.

saichick04

If anyone hears anything about downgrading and how I can or where I can find the file that would be awesome!

bigdaddymatai

not a big fan of not having the Keylock unless I have a password established. I went to options created my password and say the Keylock on the home screen. sad though that this is the only way to see the Keylock. if the password function is disabled the Keylock is removed from the home screen.

in regards to memory, the update did suck up a lot a memory but was restored with a simple battery pull.

with the new update, my apps are seeming to run a bit faster than norm.

if i see any changes, i'll repost.

mandak11

Did anyone else notice that BBM isnt included in this update either? I had to download again and lost a couple contacts. Losing the keylock on the left convenience key was bad enough but not including BBM?? Seriously???

kim21dnce

SOOO, I'm guessing from all of the other comments that it's official... the left shortcut key is no longer able to be used for the keyboard lock??? AHH!! If anyone finds out ANY other way to lock the keyboard other than entering a password every single freaking time you want to unlock it, please let me know!! Also, did anyone find out if there is a way to undo the update?? I'm not seeing much of a difference that is worth keeping it for!! Thanks! :)

ReBerryca

Hold down the asterisk (*) key, and it will dim the screen and lock the keyboard. press the mute button (media key on the top) to unlock. Another option is to press and hold the mute key on the top of the phone to lock it. The password is an annoyance, so I do this instead of setting one. Good luck!

brooklynbatman

Wireless update informed me yesterday this was available. The new OS is 22mb and downloaded directly to the device OTA in about 15 minutues. Wireless update scheduled my device to load the O.S. at 2:00am but you can elect to load it as soon as you download it. When I woke up this morning my 8530 was updated to OS 5.0.0.508 This new O.S. excellent. Everything is much faster and smoother. No lag when unlocking or any of the crucial functions. The browser is much faster also which is a huge plus. The wireless update was easy enough that a monkey could do it.

ReBerryca

I was not skeptical about downloading, because I knew there was a reason that RIM decided to update the software. I notice, to my dismay, that I could not set the left soft key to lock the keyboard anymore. However, when I reverted to the old way of holding down the * (asterisk) key, it locked, and would dim the screen. I liked this new change, instead of the old message that would pop up that said 'press * and Send to unlock.' Now, when you press a key on the keypad, the screen doesn't light up. I imagine that this saves battery life. When you press the home, send, back or end buttons, the screen lights up and says, 'Keypad is locked. Press the Mute button to unlock.' You can also lock the screen by holding the mute button. I don't mind this change, and I am willing to accept the compromise of holding the asterisk button. I am not sure if the battery life as improved, but mine seems to be draining faster and faster each day from the first day I got it. I hope to observe an improvement.

Also, a question; If you soft-reset the device (battery pull), it doesn't revert to the pre-update operating system, does it?

Thanks, and I hope this helps.

tkminter

I was a user of the keyboard lock on the left side key too, but I think I can get used to using the mute button on top. What I am more concerned about is battery life. My battery seems to be draining twice as fast compared to before the update. Anyone else having battery issues?

alyssb1021

i recently did the update as well and like most of you i was IN LOVE with that button.....since the update i lost it so i did some research and for only $2.99 you can download this program that works just the same

BEIKS Keyboard lock utility for BlackBerry v1.0

it's great and now my phone is awesome! Battery life is better and all.