Latest Official 9550 OS: Verizon 220.127.116.115
New Verizon Storm2 OS build has been released as of today...
BlackBerry Device Software v5.0 Release 1656 (updated 11/24/2010)
*Credit goes to RicanMedic78 for stumbling across this one tonight.
Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce a new software update for
your BlackBerry® Storm2™ smartphone. The BlackBerry 5.0.0
Release 1656 (Platform 18.104.22.1682/Applications 22.214.171.1245)
update includes numerous enhancements and improvements.
Verizon Wireless and BlackBerry encourage you to download
+ Boot up more quickly.
+ Transition smoothly between wireless coverage areas.
+ Deliver improved audio on:
+ Deliver improved video playback:
Through a headset.
With media files designated as protected content.
+ Send text messages to multiple recipients while receiving a call.
+ Enter more than 160 characters in a text message when
connected to a GSM/UMTS network.
+ Browse, download, and install widgets from V CAST Apps.
New access to multiple widgets that provide users with quick
access to Internet content of their choice.
+ Smoothly activate enterprise secure wipe/lock IT policy
- 11-25-10, 01:12 AM #6
Yay for Verizon, for releasing another pile of ****!
Seriously, how the "F" do they miss things like the flashing media player, broken bedside mode, broken Open GL, etc?
I'm so disappointed. I was hoping Verizon would pass on this one and we would get something at least halfway useful.
Edit: Wow, we can't even say p00p on here. Since when is that a dirty word?
^^^ I agree. Way too many bug for them to release it. It's not that a lot (if not all) weren't fixed. It's that new ones were introduced. RIM and Verizon testers need to do two things. One, read Crackberry Findings/Fixes threads on leaked OSs more. Two, they need to listen to us when we report these bugs directly and fix them instead of just saying "oh, we can't duplicate them" or "oh, we see that and we've added to the list of things to fix, but can't say what release that'll happen in". That's bullisht! 1100+ builds of OS5 (since this specific bug surfaced) and something as simple as reversed smiley faces for "Whew" and "Straight Face" is still not fixed? WTF?
And now when you start playing music via headphones you get your ears blown out by a speaker pop that happens when the port gets powered up.
Wow Verizon... You blow at testing. You should have listened to us when we saw your leak 3 weeks ago and failed it.
Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
- 11-25-10, 05:20 AM #15
Seriously, the next Storm better have QNX on it, it better work correctly, and RIM better get rid of the truncated email garbage (and some other things) or I'm going to do the unthinkable and jump to another platform.
- CrackBerry Abuser
11-25-10, 05:40 AM #17
- 230 Posts
I've been a really die-hard blackberry user/fan, but if RIM/Verizon doesn't get their sh!t together, I'm gonna bounce on over to an Android phone. I really don't want to, but this is getting ridiculous.
- 11-25-10, 05:47 AM #18
However it is much faster to navigate the BB OS and to hammer down schedules/tasks/notes and SMS/e-mail. Okay, so those few seconds shaved off are not going to make or break a million dollar contractual agreement for me, but with a tight schedule it helps a lot to keep myself focused through the day, getting new assignments along the way and profiling them in the appropriate categories pretty quickly. Trying to do that on the Tab breaks my momentum sometimes and leads to certain degree of frustration, and it's not because I'm unfamiliar with Android OS. It's worse for iOS.
However if your work doesn't revolve around a strangling schedule, I'm going to say an Android based device will be more suitable for you than the iPhone. Just my opinion.
Last edited by Derwent Graphite; 11-25-10 at 05:50 AM.
- CrackBerry User
11-25-10, 08:44 AM #23
- 29 Posts
The broken 'Bedside Mode' made me RAGE. There is a slight pop fizz when plugging in headphones, but I've always had that. It didn't blow out my ear drums or anything.
What really makes me mad is that I haven't had time to read about leaks or anything, and I casually browse to CB and see an official release and decide to install it, being that it's official. I would not have installed this if I would have known about the bedside mode being broke. I'll be reverting back when I get some time. What a pita!
Last edited by RedlegOIF; 11-25-10 at 08:52 AM.
- 11-25-10, 09:09 AM #25
was just about to post that , load that fix via bbsak , works on this os as well, i have been running .1015 since the leak, only experience the pop before a ring occasionally and it only happens in ringtones i loaded, as for the black bar i dont see that. so far i think this os it tops compared to the rest, BUT this is only my opinion.
Last edited by joe_fresh; 11-25-10 at 09:12 AM.