Software versions & updates: BlackBerry Curve 8520

Learn how to check the software version and see official versions for the BlackBerry Curve 8520. Find out more on this page:


Beginning September 2, 2010, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 receives a a software update to This update provides features and improvements:

New features

  • Added Mobile Life Contacts


  • New User Interface


Software version

Software update: Automatic (OTA)

Software update: Download



Software version

Check the software version

To check the current software version, follow these steps:


  1. From the Home screen, press and hold the Alt key while entering the letters ESCR.
  2. The 'Help Me!' screen displays.
  3. View the software version next to App Version and check it below:


Software versionStatus

Your software is up to date. There are no updates available.


This document will be updated if and when new software is available.

Your phone can update to software version

Other versions

Your phone has non-T-Mobile software, and it is unsupported. The manufacturer and T-Mobile cannot update your software.


See: Rooted device identification and support.



Requirements to update

To be able to update to the current software version, the below requirements must be met:

  • 50% or higher battery life
  • Active BlackBerry Data Plan
  • Computer with Internet connection and BlackBerry Desktop Software
  • USB Cable


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Software update: Automatic (OTA)

Update automatically Over-The-Air (OTA)

We're sorry, this feature is not available on your device.



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Software update: Download

Update software from a computer

To download updates for your phone and install them using a computer, follow one of these steps:




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