Ah yes my crackberry fiends come to me. *holds his curve in the air with the 4.5 OS* Bow before me. As i now have the ability to record video! ROOAAARR. OK that was corny but fun. OK lets get started with the simple guide of how to update your blackberry.
A few essentials your gonna need before we get started.
1. Blackberry phone. 2. A computer with usb port. 3. A usb wire that connects from your phone to your PC.
4. Desktop Manager( Latest one can be found on the blackberry.com, search for the 4.5 version with media manager or non.)
Software For BlackBerry® Curve (TM) 8320 smartphone
BlackBerry Handheld Software v18.104.22.168 (Multilanguage)
Package Version: 22.214.171.124
Software Platform: 126.96.36.199
File name: 8320M_PBr4.5.0_rel75_PL188.8.131.52_A184.108.40.206_Orange.e xe
File size: 75.87MB
Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.
**note** This version does not include preinstalled wallpapers
Instructions for installing on ANY carrier’s 8320:
1. Make sure you have the latest version of Desktop Manager installed.
2. Download the above file to the PC then install it to the PC by running the file you downloaded.
3. Locate the vendor.xml file and delete it. It’s located in c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader
4. Plug in BB and Open Desktop Manager. You should be prompted to upgrade.
The process takes about 45 minutes to an hour depending on how much data you have to backup and restore during the process. Once it’s done loading the new OS it will reboot (it may do this twice during the entire process.) You will see a white screen with an hourglass for up to 45 minutes at a time while the DM says “waiting for initialization.”
If you end up with a white screen with small icons and the number 507, simply connect to DM again and run application loader again and it should load the OS to the device
Thank you to our Orange UK members Steve_S_T & Bodisaffa for pointing this out!!
Again I wanna thank the guys over at Crackberry.com for this guide. Remember I take no responsibility of any damage caused to your phone on changing your os.
Ok now that your Os is updated. It is time to have some fun with your phone =p.
Ok its pretty simple, on crackberry.com or theme4bb.com you can find custom made themes for your model phone. Download oneo that you like and unzip to your desktop. Plug in your phone to the usb wire and into your pc. Your computer should detect it and then run Desktop manager. Fine the aplication loader icon and click on it. Don’t be alarmed by the stuff you see listed. Its just either showing what you have installed or the themes you have if you don’t have any custom then you won’t see anything. OK look for the browse button or add button and go to your desktop location and choose the alx file. Click next or OK it will take a second to upload the theme to your phone, you can see your phone it should have the red light on and or the white screen and loading glass running. Some themes take a little longer then others. Once it sets up some restart the machine others just install fast. You might see a security load screen at the start that’s OK. When that is done go to your options, then themes and select the name of the theme you just installed. In the next few seconds you should see little loading glass and your fonts change and your basicly done installing your new theme. Return to your main menu and enjoy.
OK I promised you ring tone’s. Lets do ring tones. The ring tone approach i use is different. I don’t use the roxio media manager in Desktop Manager. I use a separate program called Audacity. Now if you want to use full songs as ring tones. Your gonna need a sd micro memory card. When you have one. Pop in your phone to the PC and you should get a screen asking you what would you like to do. Select the open folder option. It will open a folder and you will see the blackberry folder. Open that. Look for ring tones folder and cope any mp3 you want to into that folder.
If your like me and like taking the best parts of songs and use those as ring tones. I use Audacity to cut the parts I want. Simply run the program, click on the open file or New option, look for the file you want and click OK or select. Audacity should have the file loaded up and ready to go. What you do is on top where the time measures are. You click on where you want the editing to start and then click again where you want it to end. Might need to drag. Once you got the timing on where and when you want it to start and end on the song. Go to the edit option on top and click on the cut option. Once that is done, click on the the New option again like your doing it from scratch. This will open a new window. Once that is open go to edit and click paste and it should paste only the part of the song you cut out from the last one. Don’t save when it asks you to on the one you cut it will edit your real mp3 file. =) On the new window click on save. Where it asks you where you can save right to blackberry/ring tones folder on your phone. Now you just made your custom ring tone. If you got any questions feel free to comment.
I would like to thank crackberry.com and themes4bb.com and Audacity.
Here are the sites you need for this guide.
http://www.blackberry.com for Desktop Manager
http://www.crackberry.com for Themes,guides,help and support
http://www.themes4bb.com for Themes,guides,help and support
audacity.sourceforge.net/ for Audacity