New leaked OS update for BlackBerry Storm 9530 and Curve 8900

New leaked OS update for BlackBerry Storm 9530 and Curve 8900
Not one, but two BlackBerry models were the recipients of leaked OS upgrades. First, the BlackBerry Storm 9530 has version available. On the face of things, this appears to be a step backward since the previous leaked OS was numbered, but the platform number on the newer version is .161 compared to the .160 seen on all other unofficial Storm firmware upgrades. Those who downloaded it say that the new OS has improved call quality, increased the speed of screen transitions and the web browser and has kept both the QWERTY keyboard in portrait mode and the newly updated copy and paste function. Once again, there are complaints about the depth of the icon colorings. The overall impression was that this build improves upon the prior leak and could be good enough to become the next official firmware upgrade.

Owners of the BlackBerry Curve 8900 were treated to leaked OS version The last firmware leaked was version which we reported earlier this month. According to Curve users, the upgrade speeds up screen transitions, the GPS seems to lock on to the device faster, and volume was reported to be louder. A problem that the Curve has been having with text wrap has not been fixed.

As usual, we caution you that both the Storm and Curve upgrades are not official and downloading them on your phone can damage your handset and void your warranty. Hopefully, we will see Verizon and T-Mobile send out official versions soon. If you downloaded the leaked firmware, let us know about any changes-good or bad-you've noticed on your 'Berry.

In other BlackBerry news, RIM has upgraded the BIS to version 2.6 for third party email support. when configuring BIS, users now can display password characters making it easier to enter third party email address passwords. The upgrade now allows integration with Gmail IMAP email service and makes sure that sent messages don't appear as received messages.

BlackBerry Storm 9530 Specifications | Review
BlackBerry Curve 8900 Specifications | Review

source: Crackberry (Storm), (Curve), MobileBurn



1. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009


18. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Haha! Wow, what an idiot! Dude, if the Storm didn't need updates, it would have kept its 30-50% (in some markets) return rate trend it had when the phone was first released. Amazing ignorance man. Purely Amazing.

2. BigRed83

Posts: 144; Member since: May 19, 2008

I have used .75, .90 (briefly), .99, .103, and now .113. What the reporter in the above story reports is true. Call quality is better, as is battery life. The accelerometer is smoother. I haven't tried the camera yet (don't really use it), but otherwise, I am happy with it. It is true that VZW is testing a '.113' version as the release candidate. Whether this is it or not, I don't know. Is it solid enough to be released into the wild? Quite possibly. The target date for MR2, is April, so we will see. Looks good folks!

3. The Godfather unregistered

I just dropped 109 to go with this one, crashed my phone in the process but now everything is great and this is the best build yet. camera is 10000000000 times faster in taking shots and switching into mode, accelormeter is vastly imporved and it is just showing everyone how beastly this device truly is. now bring the app store. bb storm ftw.

4. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

You need to be a phone reviewer for this site. "THIS FONE IS OK BUT NOT AZ GOOD AS DA BB STORM" 2 OUT OF 10 BUY A STORM LOLOL. bb storm ftw"

5. insider80

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 26, 2009


6. The Godfather unregistered

rotflmao iphonearena is getting interesting.... bb storm ftw

8. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

If i were an admin I would change your icon to a sheep.

11. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

If I were an admin I would change your icon to you a child molester guy with sunglasses. Oh wait, that's what it already is!

13. The Spartan

Posts: 98; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

"If i were an admin I would change your icon to a sheep." - Heavybreathing Dude, I have some bad're not an admin. So STFU, and GTFO, k, thanks bye.

19. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

@YouLostTheGame- HAHAHAHA!!! Damn that's funny! haha!

7. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008


9. The Godfather unregistered

If I were an admin, I would ban heavybreathing until he gets off parole. BB Storm FTW

10. jgerboc

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

At what point does RIM/VZW consider that any version is better than .75 and cut one of these upgrades loose? I can't afford to risk these unofficial upgrades, but I am ready to scream with this accelerometer stickiness, text message retypes, and slow performance. It has been 3 months and Niagra is being discussed.

12. timboface

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 12, 2009

soo... i like the new update... but everytime i update, my ringer on/off switch doesnt work... and the little picture of the lock when it says "screen is locked" is gone! just me?

14. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

I love how everyone who posts on this site isn't old enough to be able pay their own phone bill.

20. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Speak for yourself, moron.

15. The Godfather unregistered

lmao and you can determine that from a screen name bb storm ftw heavybreathing is fail

16. VZW Employee

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 25, 2009

yeah both of those devices need some kind of software update. still alot of bugs to fix.

17. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009 many updates are going to come out for that POS BB Storm? iPhone FTW!!

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