Sunday, May 16, 2010

Installing Blackberry Storm 9500 firmware v5.0.0.484

Hi All.. Just took the chance and updated my Blackberry Storm 9500 to the latest firmware v5.0.0.484
So here is a simple guide for those that would like to upgrade to v5.0.0.484.
Some background information before we begin.
Carrier / Cellular Network: Celcom Malaysia
Phone: Blackberry Storm 9500
Current Firmware Version:
Latest available firmware download for Celcom’s Storm:
OK.. since Celcom still has not release any v5 firmware yet.. I decided to take the chance, and flash mine with Indonesian Telkom
Required Files:
1. Blackberry Desktop Software V5.0 Service Pack 1 (5.0.1)
2. Blackberry Handheld Software v5.0.0.801 (All Languages)
You can download this 2 files from, select Supports & Services, then select Downloads, then select Blackberry and Desktop Software, then select Access Your Service Provider Download Site. For Me, I went to Telkomsel Indonesia, because similar to Celcom, they got their phones from Vodafone.
Installation onto PC
Next, install the 2 downloaded software onto you PC. First Install Blackberry Desktop Software 5.0.1 then followed by Blackberry Handheld Software v5.0.0.801
Updating your Blackberry Storm 9500
Next, start up blackberry desktop manager.
Next, connect your blackberry storm 9500 onto your PC via USB.
Next, let the desktop manager ‘search’ for updated software.
Next, you will see the desktop manager showing you the available updates, which includes the v5 firmware..
OOOH.. almost forgot. Very important, you have delete 1 file.

Go to c:\program files\common files\reasearch in motion\
and delete the file 'Vendor.xml
Update and VIOLA!! Thats it.. simple.. nice and easy..


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  2. I am trying it right now it better works. mine is storm etisalat (not voda) but installing a voda uk version

  3. i have Storm etisalat version, would it be plausible to be upgraded to v5?

  4. Dear Jean, sorry, i do not use the storm anymore. i have no idea if it could be upgraded to V5 or not.