With the official release of Black Berry OS v4.5 on the horizon—various beta, or test, versions of the software are already bouncing around the Web—we thought this would be a great time for a Black Berry OS tutorial.

What follows is our step-by-step guide on how to upgrade your Black Berry's OS, or install a different version, as well as how to prepare beforehand to make the process run as smoothly as possible.

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If you wish to enable MMS, your i Device must be jailbroken and you will need to install the appropriate version of the Comm Center Patch.

Then you will need to manually update the remainder of the data network profile settings in your Carrier.plist file.

When you browse to the site, you’ll find that it’s a simple step-by-step wizard.

We’re going to change your APN or Access Point Name to the correct address for Consumer Cellular.

The moment you tell Consumer Cellular that you are using an i Phone or an i Pad, they will likely tell you that they cannot provide support.

If you are ok with this, I lower my staff of warning and allow you to pass into a world of greater freedom.

If not, your sim card needs to be provisioned for data.

Basically, Consumer Cellular needs to flip a switch on their end to activate data for you.

Leave a comment and let us know about your experience with Consumer Cellular on your i Device! This will allow us to continue to provide quality content.

Black Berry 4.5 Firmware Update for AT&T 8820, Curve 8310, Pearl 8120, Curve 8300 soon.

At this point, everything should be working except for MMS (Picture and Video messaging).