Newest: Storm 2 9550 OS 188.8.131.527 Findings and Fixes - VZW
Keep this on topic!! No downloading now crap or I will have it removed. PK carries a big ban stick and will use it.
PM with with links for download and I will edit this post. I will also add key findings or stuff thats broke. But please PM in case I miss something.
App Backup procedure:
***How-To Backup 3rd Party Apps DM 4.7***
You can also use BBSAK but the restore feature loads all apps as 1 so its kinda messy.
How to Install or Upgrade to a New RIM BlackBerry Operating System (OS) with AppLoader | CrackBerry.com
How to guarantee that DM doesn't block your unofficial OS updates.
CrackBurglar's Custom Storm OS load
INFO!!! HELP GUIDE: Upgrade/Downgrade, Backup, BRICKED STORM! Your FULL Resource!
OS Download Links - some might be dead
BlackBerry® Software Updates
Key Changes Good/Bad
BBM .66 included/groups have keyboard issues with .66/.57
Faster RIM Browser
Hour glass at initial boot
letter size in suretype keyboard are smaller
picture preview is back to full res
autocorrect has bold lettering
reboot apps have to click on "reboot now" and there is a message upon boot but they still work fine
Several application hiccups it appears including opera
some complaints about battery life <---varies with every user though
RSA SecurID is not working
bluetooth issues are being reported by some people.
Shazam and Meterberry are now fixed btw
This was mentioned several times before so i will add it here for those that have issues
while your in the group, just select BB Menu> New Chat (they keypad will come up and just close the new chat.
For those doing OTA...when done to regain the memory lost from the upgrade do this
1. go to Options
2 Click Advanced Options.
3. Click Wireless Update
4. Click Previous update succeded.
5. Press the Menu key.
6. Click Delete Downgrade Data.
Last edited by howarmat; 05-02-10 at 02:29 PM.
- CrackBerry Addict
03-31-10, 09:54 AM #2
- 610 Posts
thx howar. I just updated my S2 with a hybrid as I was experiencing tremendous keyboard lag after +12h of uptime, and although its not much better, I will take a wait and see attitude on this one, as I have other things to do.
Plz comment on battery life and keyboard lag after 24h of uptime. also sms bug, that's about it in my book
- CrackBerry Abuser
03-31-10, 10:41 AM #6
- 196 Posts
- 03-31-10, 10:50 AM #8
It might be just me, but is the browser fricking fast or what?
yea it is damn fast, those extra browser cods must be doing something lol
Will have to wait to get my hands on the wife's 9550 that has .517 on it to do a proper test, but man this browser sure seems like its faster.
Last edited by Valace2; 03-31-10 at 10:57 AM.
- 03-31-10, 11:16 AM #12
The browser is faster. If you have a Today style theme the preview of your text messages is now showing. I pray that features stays in future builds. I sent 10 messages for my iPhone to my Storm 2, and so far I have been able to see the preview on my today screen. The downside is it shows only 2 messages at a time. Good so far.
- 03-31-10, 11:27 AM #16
this is neither a pro or a con, but Quicklaunch is acting differently with this os.
When you use the reset option is gives you a different message when you go to select restart now or later. Once the restart was done it also gave a message after the restart. Wonder if these messages will show when ever a program like quicklaunch or quickpull does a restart.
Anyone with quickpull wanna test this out?
- CrackBerry User
03-31-10, 11:30 AM #19
- 58 Posts
and sorry to get off topic here but is quick launch worth the 5 bucks? ive been watching DOD in the appstore waiting for it to go on sale but im tempted to just buy it.
- CrackBerry User
03-31-10, 11:33 AM #21
- 31 Posts
Very quick and responsive
I have been trying to open up BerryWeather and all i get is a white screen
I just did a battery pull, so hopefully this corrects it
I also noticed the font is smaller with the portrait keyboard and when I was typing in portrait with Suretype I noticed that a word would bold when highlighted to make suggestions for you which I think is knew
EDIT: Battery pull corrected the problem with BerryWeather
Last edited by prov1ml; 03-31-10 at 11:43 AM.
- 03-31-10, 11:33 AM #22