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Leaked OS 4.7.0.141 for both 9500 and 9530 versions of the BlackBerry Storm

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Leaked OS 4.7.0.141 for both 9500 and 9530 versions of the BlackBerry Storm
A bit of good news and bad news for owners of both the BlackBerry Storm 9500 and 9530 models. Which do you want to hear first? OK, the good news it is. There is now a leaked version of OS build 4.7.0.141 for both devices. The bad news? There is now a leaked version of OS build 4.7.0.141 for both devices. In other words, this again is not an official release from Verizon, Vodafone or any other carrier and that spells danger for those who upgrade their Storm OS with this leaked software. To reiterate, most carriers will consider your warranty to be null and void if you download an unofficial OS to your device. And the unit itself could end up bricking. This is why many owners of the Verizon version of the first touchscreen BlackBerry are getting frustrated watching Canadian carriers like Bell and Telus offer carrier approved upgrades of the Storm OS.
Leaked OS 4.7.0.141 for both 9500 and 9530 versions of the BlackBerry Storm
Those who have taken the risk and have put the latest OS version on their Storm continue to say that it is like a brand new phone with the latest software powering the handset. Furthermore, the next official upgrade will feature a virtual QWERTY keyboard in portrait mode and an improved method for the cut and paste function. One interesting tidbit is that when BGR's tipster close to Verizon got an email on Tuesday saying that Big Red was going to alert its Storm owners about an impending OTA upgrade, the version that the carrier was expected to put its' seal of approval on was .141. Now that this build has been leaked, will Verizon finally just go ahead and rubber stamp it, or will an even higher build get the final OK?

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source: CrackBerry

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. heavybreathing (Posts: 276; Member since: 26 Feb 2009)


But what issues do the blackberry storms have?

posted on 30 Apr 2009, 12:02

3. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


none that i can think of

posted on 30 Apr 2009, 13:24

5. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Son, you have admitted problems the phone has had on other posts...

posted on 30 Apr 2009, 14:30

6. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


haha lol, i know it has minor issues. i just responded to heavybreathing that way because he was being sarcastic

posted on 30 Apr 2009, 08:04

2. Mr Coolguy Face (Posts: 28; Member since: 20 Jan 2009)


With the recent software upgrades many of the issues have been worked out. I rarely experience any freezing, restarts due to memory loss, and the lag experience when going from portrait to landscape has been greatly reduced. I have no idea what the carriers are waiting for or why they are taking so long to bring out an official release, hopefully as its taking this long it should be a solid build but who knows... All and all the device is what it is, great screen, amazing features, many many applications that I use daily. Work related and just puttsing around. Although I am a little upset that its not shaped like the i-phone so I can easily spin the phone on a flat surface to take advantage of that sweet looking DJ app... ha

posted on 30 Apr 2009, 12:47

4. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i totally agree. I rarely have any issues too.

posted on 30 Apr 2009, 15:02

7. The Doc (Posts: 122; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Updated my Storm with the latest leak and haven't noticed very many differences from .132. Will keep you updated...

posted on 30 Apr 2009, 18:30

8. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i dont like this new leak. it wont let me turn the screen on without unlocking it

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