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Newest Official OS 126.96.36.1999 Blackberry Bold 9000 - WIND Hellas
Software For BlackBerry® Bold (TM) 9000 smartphone
BlackBerry Handheld Software v188.8.131.520 (Multilanguage)
Package Version: 184.108.40.2060
Software Platform: 220.127.116.11
File name: 9000M_PBr5.0.0_rel860_PL18.104.22.168_A22.214.171.1249_Wind_H ellas.exe
File size: 121.51MB
Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.
Step 1: Download desired OS to your PC.
Step 2: Install and complete the setup process to have the OS installed.
Step 3: Remember to delete vendor.xml file if your carrier the OS is not from your carrier.
Step 4: Do a comprehensive backup in case anything goes wrong.
Step 5: Connect Bold to PC and click on the Loader and let the process initiate. Loader can be found in the same folder as the vendor.xml file.
Step 6: Do not unplug the Bold during the process. Process may take around 30-60 minutes to complete.
Link to official OS, enjoy fellow cracberry people!
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Last edited by dienamik; 03-03-10 at 05:08 PM.
- 03-03-10, 04:57 PM #3
I'm on day 5 with .509 coming from 126.96.36.1997 - my Bold has not crashed once on this OS so very stable. My last reboot was 48 hours ago and I am at 29MB free.
This is the first build that will keep me on 5.0 permanently...
My installed apps:
Hulkster's 10 icons L style, 7x calendar today section theme
Google Mobile App
BB App World
-No browser, VVM nor SMS fixes required
-The browser is noticeably blazing fast
-Threaded SMS works great and looks really nice (there are some rare SMS bugs still there though)
-The new standby/lock is excellent. It combines the best of both worlds
-Picture thumbnails load ridiculously fast
-The overall look and feel of the OS is nicer but nothing great...just like the new startup screen
-The clock mode has thicker numbers on digital mode making it easier to read, especially at night in bedside mode
-I LOVE how bedside mode can be configured to automatically switch me to a different profile and then turn it back to normal upon exit. This is a great idea.
-Did I mention the browser is FAST?? I've used lots of betas where people say the browser is fast and when I used it it didn't seem much different but once you use this browser you will be "wowed."
-Some choppiness in calls. This has mostly come in 5-10 second blips during a conversation but I had one instance where it lasted the entire call. I heard putting it on speakerphone would fix this.
-I can't find a way to reduce my call log from 2 lines per entry to 1...lots of wasted space here especially on font size 7
-Had one SMS bug in 5 days - have to see if this will continue or not
-You can set vibrate length on alerts to short, medium or long - if it's not set to vibrate with ring tone (therefore vibrating and then playing the sound), the medium setting causes the ring tone that accompanies it to have it's first 1/10th(ish?) of a second cut off
-I don't use bluetooth but there is clearly a problem with it that other users have detailed in the beta thread
About the lock/standby:
Holding mute and the A button both do the same thing now. It's sort of a combination of the lock and standby. It instantly turns off the screen and locks the phone. With the old standby it would show a pop-up telling you that the device is entering standby mode and would slowly fade to black. Now it's instant black.
Like standby, most keys will not wake the phone anymore. "Call" "End" "BB Button" and "Back Button" will all wake the phone and display a message that the phone is in standby and you need to press mute to unlock it. ALSO, unlike old standby, any of the number keys on the keyboard will wake the phone. Nothing but the mute button will unlock it though.
The only reason I ever used the "A" lock on my phone before was because when listening to music, standby would turn the music off. This new standby/lock does not turn the music off.
Also, it no longer locks the phone with a password. Password lock is entirely dependent upon you either selecting the "Password Lock" icon that appears when a password is enabled, reaching the "Security Timeout" limit (which can be set to 1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 60 minutes), or holstering the device (there is an option to enable/disable this).
Last edited by jeffreii; 03-03-10 at 05:44 PM.
- 03-03-10, 05:21 PM #8
- 03-03-10, 05:24 PM #10
- 03-03-10, 05:54 PM #13
Like others I have had this since last Friday and find this OS the best yet. Memory is outstanding, one BP since install! Battery life is good as well. No choppyness here. Quite honestly have not found anything to complain about in this build.
- 03-03-10, 06:01 PM #14
Has anyone experienced programs with the Documents to Go icons? In .411 and .464, they were generic "box" icons.
Also, how is the GPS in this version? .464 was very slow and inaccurate. After trying .411 and .464, I went back to 188.8.131.523.
Any other issues?
- 03-03-10, 06:07 PM #15
- 03-03-10, 06:46 PM #17
I actually installed the beta version before I saw this thread, but there is no need for me to switch, since it is the same thing anyway.
I have a lot more memory than I did when I was running 184.108.40.2061. I never tried 220.127.116.114.
For anybody who was stalling on a 5.0 upgrade due to browser and VVM issues, this one is for you. No fixes needed.
- CrackBerry User
03-03-10, 07:17 PM #18
- 36 Posts
Does anyone know if QuickPull/Meterberry apps work with this build?
I like to be able to schedule reboots in the middle of the night, but when I tried the leaked version of this build it didn't work. If this is the same as the leak, then I imagine the problem will still be there, but if anyone can correct me that would be great.
I'm currently running on .411 and those apps work fine. I know its only a small issue, but I don't want to change an OS that works with everything to one that doesn't.
- CrackBerry Abuser
03-03-10, 07:57 PM #19
- 170 Posts
- ky and the Brain, brain...
Here ya go
So I guess we'll all start posting over here now since it's official. The beta thread is here Foxy URL
So the garble issue: happened again today, volume seems low at times then jumps up to full or then cuts out completely or flickers. Only had it happen once or twice today, and never had an issue with my BT headset running. Speakerphone always works, no issues there.
Memory has been good, I am starting low around 28, which may be due to the fact that I didn't do a complete wipe. It stays around 20 for half a day or so, then starts slipping a little at a time. I am doing about 1 pull per day. Today was pretty good, as I realized I had Social Scope (memory hog) running most of the day, and was using the browser a lot too, and it was still running around 15.
The browser is fast, so fast. I had only edge coverage today for about 2 hrs, and it was like the old 3G browsing, but was still at least that fast, maybe faster.
Battery life has been good, as stated, was running a ton of apps today, lots of browser, medium calls, half at least with BT, running wifi for a few hours and still have about 30% left.
Wifi--had the 1 minute connection wait at the office, then when I got home, it showed the "Home" in the connections screen, but didn't get the solid white icon for about 45 seconds after, so it takes a minute or so to connect, which doesn't make a bit of difference to me.
No SMS issues. Using google voise at present, so delete VVM in CrackMem before install.
Pictures load really fast in this build as well, haven't really played with the rest of media yet. Don't use the BT for music, so I won't know about that.
Use a program called Profile Scheduler from WCS, had an issue where the schedules weren't changing right, it was due to the fact that the list of Profiles is in a different order. Played and got the right order, now works ok. Emailed the developer, no version for 5, doesn't seem like they care too much, said nothing new in the works either.
Did a full wipe on 3-5-10, most of the problems mentioned seem to have disappeared, do the full wipe if you are upgrading from a 4.6 OS
Last edited by JerseyDriver; 03-06-10 at 03:29 PM. Reason: Wiped
- CrackBerry Addict
03-03-10, 10:05 PM #20
- 961 Posts
Just upgraded from 18.104.22.1681.
First observation: memory increased by a full 10 MB right off the bat. With .411, I'd start with maybe 29 MB after a battery pull. After two reboots now, I've been at 39 MB both times. Nice.
Everything seems to work, too. No SMS, Browser, or VVM problems so far. I'm very interested to see if the browser is as fast as some have said.
More to come.
- 03-03-10, 10:46 PM #21
Nope. You have to manually do it. Does quick pull work ok on the 9700 with the official 5.0 or do they need to update their software to work on all ver of 5.0 i wonder?
I agree with the reception issue. Started on zain build here in Houston and got terrific reception, VVM started right up and no SMS issues. Wasnt going back to 4.x. Now browser and wi-fi fixed and threaded sms is indespensible. Just need tweak back to whatever made the reception so great in the previous build. Come on Rim we know you are listening...
UPDATE: Steelthorn has a beta for os 5 if you are feeling adventerous... I am. (cant post link as too new, go to steelthorn dot com.)
Last edited by greasyspoon; 03-03-10 at 10:53 PM. Reason: update
- 03-03-10, 11:04 PM #23
Sweet!! Thanks for that. Gives me that peace of mind that it should work. I'll prob do a wipe with bbsak as usual, load my backup and manually install my apps. Find it better coz I get more mem outta it. I got about 13gb of music on my phone that I play thru bluetooth. Need to get. 32gb real soon.
Jus ordered my matte black bezel from dealsishop n f**ked it coz I left some super glue lying around while I was fixing something and it went all on the bezel. Sanded it back. Need to sand it more tonight coz its still abit bumpy. Lost the matte look on some bits. Jus looks like its faded now. =(
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