Actual (non-hybrid) OS leaked for the BlackBerry Storm 9530

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Actual (non-hybrid) OS leaked for the BlackBerry Storm 9530
While we get closer and closer to a release of the BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 with its 5.0 BlackBerry OS build, will the owners of the first-gen model get a bone tossed to them from RIM and Verizon? An unofficial leaked OS for the Storm 9530 has been discovered by the dudes at Crackberry. Build is getting good reviews over at the Crackberry forums with users talking about flick scrolling on some apps, better camera functions, threaded texting and a more responsive device overall. Many have been saying that it is like having a new phone. The question is whether or not RIM and Verizon will send out an official upgrade before or after Storm 2 is launched. Sending it out prior to releasing the sequel might improve the original Storm so much that it might stop some from buying the Storm 2. On the other hand, no upgrade to software is going to add Wi-Fi to the 9530 and the improvement to SureType comes from a change from one sensor in the middle of the screen to one in each corner. The bottom line is that those who want Storm 2 will probably buy it regardless of how much better the original Storm gets from an OS upgrade.

We need to remind you that this is not an official release, so be warned. You can brick your Storm or lose your warranty or both if you download the leaked OS on your handset. Having said all that, if you do decide to load up on your 9530, let us know what changes you find whether they make your phone better or worse.

RIM BlackBerry Storm 9530 Specifications | Review

source: Crackberry



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2. BigRed83

Posts: 144; Member since: May 19, 2008

Not perfect, but better than my first foray into 5.0 (.140). Threaded SMS, re-org of apps, new things added. Lost some app functionality, but not yet a dealbreaker. Losing BBM5 however, did hurt, as I am spoiled on that. Today will decide if I stay on this OS, or go back to .151

6. guptapiy

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 17, 2009

Can you please let me know the source/link to download .230?

3. je2345

Posts: 63; Member since: May 05, 2009

LOVE IT!!!! Very fast and smooth! Internet is faster also along with better accuracy when texting. Only downfalls are that the flick scrolling tends to have a mind of its own when in messaging and the accelerometer could be a little faster.

4. BigRed83

Posts: 144; Member since: May 19, 2008

I agree about the typing and the speed. Also, no reboots during the day, memory at 37mb after 11 hrs. Not quite polished enough for gold code, but darn close!!

5. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

ya i love this leak. and the camera works!!!!

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