New BlackBerry OS leaks including 5.0.0.154 for the Storm 9530

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New BlackBerry OS leaks including 5.0.0.154 for the Storm 9530
With more leaks seen than at a plumber's convention, unofficial OS upgrades were spotted for the BlackBerry Storm 9530, the Bold 9000, the Curve 8900 and the Tour 9630. The Bold and the Curve 8900 are the recepients of  5.0.0.190 which includes threaded MMS. Unfortunately, tabbed browsing was removed from this build and we're hoping that it is a temporary move. Word of caution: these are unofficially released upgrades. Loading them onto your device can cause numerous things to happen up to and including bricking your phone. Furthermore, your warranty could be forfeited. Having said that, let's continue.

The Storm 9530 was left out of the last leaked firmware upgrade, which went to its foreign cousin, the 9500. But this time, the 5.0.0.154 is for the 9530 which you can get by clicking on this link. Initial impressions are that the browser is incredibly quick, YouTube runs faster, the handset as a whole is a bit more responsive, although there are some bugs to be worked out.

The Bold 9000 will be adding threaded MMS with the 5.0.0.190 upgrade that you can get to by clicking here. The Curve 8900 owners will also be texting in threaded fashion after this download.

And lastly, the relatively new BlackBerry Tour 9630 is the subject of leaked OS 5.0.0.140, which is actually "old and buggy" according to Crackberry. If you're still interested, you can click on the link.

If you are brave enough to give any of these a shot on your BlackBerry, let us know what changes you find, either good or bad.

RIM BlackBerry Storm 9530 Specifications | Review
RIM BlackBerry Bold 9000 Specifications | Review
RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900 Specifications | Review
RIM BlackBerry Tour 9630 Specifications | Review (Sprint)

source: Crackberry

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6 Comments

1. snakemann

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 17, 2008

This is a craptastic Beta OS...nothing works as far as apps goes...however the threaded SMS is wonderful....

2. jkeskel

Posts: 52; Member since: May 23, 2009

Which phone are you using a beta OS on?

6. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

well everything works for me...there are a few bugs but otherwise i'm very happy with it.

3. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Contest me if you all dissagree but isnt nicer talking about a phone thats available on ALL networks (pretty much) Than disputing the same network mumbo jumbo and iPhone crap?

4. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

well the camera is 100% faster. this phone keeps getting better and better :-).

5. whitman5115

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

isnt it threaded SMS not MMS? Just an observation.

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