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8830 OS Officially Released By Sprint!

I guess Sprint as been listening to readers frustrated that they did not get any updates for their 8830 from the automatic download site. DavidH let me know that Sprint has made OS officially available on their download website! This is the latest official release I have seen for the 8830 so hop to it even if you are on another carrier. Just remember to delete the vendor.alx file…

Download links:
Download @ Sprints download site

BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.5.0.201 (Multilanguage)
Package Version:
Consisting of:

  • Applications:
  • Software Platform:
  • File name: 8830uAMEA_PBr4.5.0_rel201_PL3.4.0.28_A4.5.0.135_Sprint.exe
  • File size: 82.14MB

Thanks for the tip DavidH!

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  1. Downloaded and installed on my Sprint 8830. Other than the inclusion of MMS, I don’t see much different. Not that I expected new functionality.

    We’ll see if stability or performance is improved.

  2. Question — do you show a new Service Book for MMS? I am on Verizon Wireless, and I don’t see the MMS capability.

  3. Yes, I have two new service books: MMS Client, MMS Transport.

    There is a MMS item in Options, as well as a menu item in Messages to create an MMS message.

  4. Do you mind checking under Options, Advanced Options, Service Book for an MMS-related entry. I’m trying to verify if the carrier needs to push out a Service Book for this to work. TIA.

    • As I said, there are 2 MMS entries under Service Book (advanced options).

      They were actually there before I forced a refresh of the Service Books (by going to Sprint’s BIS site and asking for a refresh of Service Books). I suspect that the books were pushed out during the install process.

      Can’t hurt to refresh your Service Books.

      • I already did resend Service Books, which is why I asked the question. I am guessing that it is something that my service provider (Verizon) would need to support, but that isn’t going to happen anytime soon as they do not yet support OS 4.5 fro the 8830. 😉 Does anyone know how to push another carrier’s Service Book to a device?

  5. Do any of you use MidpSSH? I’m an It Consultant, and I use this app on occasion to SSH into customer sites. I installed this new Sprint release today, and now my MidpSSH connections don’t work. Telnet sessions work fine, but SSH connections don’t.

    Or does anyone know of a different free SSH client that will route through a BES? The ASA’s and PIX’s I connect to are pretty locked down, and deny any SSH connection that doesn’t come from our BES.

  6. I tried updating to 4.5 but somehow my browser is missing (couldn’t access the web) and it is saying that internet service book is missing and need to contact my service provider (Sprint) to resolve. I called but of course the Rep is clueless. Anybody know how to resolve this? Thx advance for the help.

  7. @Sam: So I assume that you have both the BlackBerry Internet Browsing Service [Browser Config] and IPPP for BIBS [IPPP] service books. Something else to try. From the homescreen, navigate to Options > Advanced Options > Browser — make sure that default browser configuration is Internet Browser, not BlackBerry Browser.

  8. Followed all the steps but still no luck. I actually do not have even the browser icon. The only way I could try to open the browser is to select ‘switching application’ and select the browser icon there and of course got the ‘Your device does not currently…etc’.

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