It's the 9530's turn as leaked OS 188.8.131.52 for Verizon's BlackBerry Storm appears
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BlackBerry Storm 9530 Specifications | Review
1. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I'm not sure one can connect a leaked OS with a "sign" that VZW is working on an official OS build/release.
2. BigRed83 (Posts: 143; Member since: 19 May 2008)
So far, this build is pretty cool. The browser is very quick as is the camera. We'll see about battery drain. Will post an update in 24-48 hrs...
3. vzw fanman (Posts: 1973; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
when will there be an official OTA update!!?? i lost my bb usb cord!!
8. vzwtechbill (Posts: 175; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)
next update prob won't be OTA, it will almost certainly be a full re-write of phone software, which requires an outside processor (computer) to load to device. Only 'patches' can be sent OTA, you'd do well to find another cord
10. vzw fanman (Posts: 1973; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
oh well i just ordered one off ebay today
4. Fan_of_Fanboys (Posts: 101; Member since: 13 Nov 2008)
I just upgraded from .109. It is an improvement def. and I recommend Storm owners, especially those running .75, give it a go. Why VZW hasn't released update yet who knows, It sucks. Everyone knows I am a VZW guy but I am willing to bet when they finally release an official build it won't be something that hasn't already been leaked. Don't expect anything high. But if you just follow simple instructions no issue upgrading to .132 unofficially.
5. vzw fanman (Posts: 1973; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
is there a way to do it without the usb cord??
7. Fan_of_Fanboys (Posts: 101; Member since: 13 Nov 2008)
Not to my knowledge. I believe it must be done through desktop manager
6. E.N. (Posts: 2529; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Wow another update for blackberry. I still can't forget how people use to always complain about frequent iphone updates. But I guess this one isn't official so maybe it doesn't count as an actual update.
9. vzwtechbill (Posts: 175; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)
Which is exactly why BB 'official' updates are so far and few between...too many 'official' updates makes the product look faulty....hence the 1 yr timeframe from Pearl release and 4.5 software that fixed the memory issue, and the long wait for Storm update... : (
11. trentsinmypants (Posts: 319; Member since: 29 Jan 2009)
Think about it guys, RIM is releasing these "leaks" in order for you all to be beta testers. They leak the software, you upload it to your device, they dont worry about having to pay someone to test it out. Only problem with this is the fact that VZW will not warranty out your unit (unless youre VERY lucky, god knows I wouldnt do it) since its software that we do not support. Load it at your own risk and hope to god you dont get me as a rep when youre having issues with your phone
12. jgerboc (Posts: 18; Member since: 17 Jan 2009)
"Load it at your own risk and hope to god you dont get me as a rep when youre having issues with your phone" Interesting you say that when every VZW rep I spoke with had a "leaked" version of device software on their Pearl last year when v4.5 wasn't out yet. I think it may have been because THEY TOO WERE TIRED OF WAITING on fixes for bugs that WERE DRIVING THEM CRAZY! ...I would have more to say but I'm stuck in portrait mode...again.