Monday, June 22, 2009

Official OS Upgrade from Rogers for 8900

BlackBerry® Curve™ 8900
There's a new OS on the scene for the 8900, and its officiall supported by Rogers. This is a rare treat as most of the time, it takes forever for beta releases to become official. I've been testing it for a couple of days now, and its very stable and fixed a few minor issues I had with previous beta OS's. One thing it fixed was, now I can see all my videos in the main video screen. I convert a lot of movies and tv shows and they would disappear before and I would have to explore from the main media screen.

Anyway, thats fixed. The other thing I noticed is ringtone volume. Its not necessarily louder than before, but the difference between medium and high is more, which I like. The ringtone quality seems to be a tiny bit better as well.

Overall, its great to see an official OS upgrade thats not 2 years behind the beta release. I hope this is a trend for the future.

I'm looking forward to an official 5.0 OS with support for Facebook 1.6...or maybe FB 2.0 by that time. Either that or FB compatible with any 5.0.x.xx beta OS.

Here's a link to more info and the download:

Or the direct download link is here: This link can also be used to check for official OS upgrades for any other Rogers supported BlackBerry. Check it out.

After you download the file, install it to your computer and open your desktop manager. Then follow the prompts from there. It should alert you that a software upgrade is available. Make sure you backup your data before doing the upgrade.

More help and a step-by-step tutorial can be found here:


  1. How do I know what my current OS is? My BB is one I just got a little over a month ago so I don't know if it has this already on it??

  2. Hi Trevor! Thanks for checking out the blog. The easiest way to find out what OS you're running is to type "my ver" without the space. You can type it in messenger, memopad, or anywhere you can enter text. Then hit space and it will show something like this: 8900/ How did you come across the blog? Let me know if you have any other questions.