B@stard - Ahead (20120727)
B@stard Hybrid: Ahead (20120727)
Created by wu-wei
Those of you who regularly use my builds know the drill, but this one incorporates new files from the recently-released 188.8.131.520 OS.
I have also modified several files based on feedback from my testers.
This build has been able to maintain radio to 3% battery; media lag is still a hit-or-miss proposition (seems very dependent on individual devices); and we fixed a few other lingering problems that are escaping me right now - this build has been through fairly extensive testing.
My hybrids go through testing on several devices, and I am confident that my builds work well on all OS6 devices.
Recommended base OS versions:
9650: 184.108.40.2067 (or 220.127.116.119)
While these base OSes are recommended, Ahead will work over any 18.104.22.168xx or .7xx OS. If you have found another OS in those series that works best for you, certainly feel free to use that one instead.
Please note that some users have reported a "break-in" period with any hybrid. That is, the first day or so has poor battery life, but then things stabilize and we start sipping at the battery again. Battery life is critically important to me, so I am always mindful of those issues (and reluctant to leave my beloved 9700 for some shiny new OS7 device). I have not experienced this phenomenon myself, but I did want to mention that it is possible.
To install this hybrid, extract the contents of this zip file into the Java folder of the base OS you choose to use. On my system, these files were extracted into C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\9700M_v22.214.171.1243_P126.96.36.199\Java.
When you extract the cod files into the folder listed above, you should be prompted to confirm that you want to replace existing files. If you are not prompted, then you are probably trying to extract to the wrong directory and the hybrid files will not be installed on your device.
If you do not know exactly what you're doing, then you should choose one of the following options:
1. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO INSTALL THIS HYBRID.
2. Read my guide on the CrackBerry forums, available here: Hybrid OS Installation Guide
3. Read any How To posts by elite1 in practically any hybrid or leaked OS thread on CrackBerry.com
4. Search the CrackBerry forums and read as much as you can find about how the BlackBerry OS loader process works.
This package does NOT include any third party applications at all. I build hybrid OSes. I do not promote any apps or force users to choose whether they want to install apps they may not want. If you are looking for a particular third party app, I probably have an opinion about it and may be able to tell you where to find it (I'm talking free or paid versions, NOT WAREZ).
Many thanks to my tireless and intrepid team:
- Soulja Boy
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- CrackBerry Abuser
07-31-2012, 06:08 AM #4
- 113 Posts
eventhough you have officially give up on fixing closing page error, but the last time , in Agile, some of website i can browse with an ease - yes , some closing page error are gone. i mean SOME.not all.good job Wu! hehe.. can't wait to see what Ahead can do.
I had forgotten to include bintaro_gw in the list of folks who tested and provided feedback - he jumped in the mix after Agile was initially released and I was lazy (and tired) when I posted this thread.
I have edited to include him, as his assistance was greatly appreciated. The entire team was incredibly helpful and they all deserve a great deal of acknowledgment for helping me produce a very solid build.
While someone will always find a page that will trigger the error, I do believe the current build (as well as Agile) is more stable and robust in terms of handling larger pages.
So, while I am admitting that users may still see the closing page issue, it should occur less frequently.
- CrackBerry Abuser
07-31-2012, 09:45 AM #8
- 114 Posts
Great work Wu!
This build is the best (as of now) that one can get!
Fast and accurate gps lock, snappy performance, PIN messaging, and no camera/picture review lag as of testing period.
I highly recommend using 723 base (yes, you can get back PIN messaging with this one!)
On a Bold 9780 with 188.8.131.523 base
Last edited by leontam; 07-31-2012 at 09:51 AM.
- CrackBerry User
07-31-2012, 09:52 AM #9
- 94 Posts
Speedy reboot, speedy browser.
Though I'm facing some battery problems maybe its coz the device is yet to settle with this new OS. I hope it would be fine after 12 or maybe 24 hrs.
A great build wu wei! I love all your builds!
Btw i wanted to ask something.
Is Ahead better than Raikkohad V11 CNY Edition?
Coz Raikkohad offers System Software 7.1 whereas Ahead offers 184.108.40.2063. Most the apps in Raikkohad are 7.1 which includes the browser too.
I'm soo very confused!
- CrackBerry Newbie
07-31-2012, 10:31 AM #10
- 8 Posts
- 07-31-2012, 11:37 AM #13
Will load this as soon as it's done downloading. still no ideas as to why for my freezing issue. will try over stock before loading over BL5
For any concerned, no the freezing isn't due to Wu's hybrids, it's an issue with my handset specifically, as i have the same issue whether i use a hybrid or stock(except BL hybrids, which seem to work fine)
Last edited by bmercer94; 07-31-2012 at 11:49 AM.
- CrackBerry Abuser
07-31-2012, 01:33 PM #14
- 104 Posts
Good information. Thanks!
- 07-31-2012, 05:00 PM #17
- 08-01-2012, 07:39 AM #23
Oky now that tapatalk is fixed I can continue lol
Fast boot up
Smooth no lag at all
No lag in picture gallary also no lag after taking a picture
Browser for me is a little better than Agile's
Battery discharge/hour in the last 8 hours avarage -8.0%
Installed it over .723 base
Thanks again Wu-wei and his team
Sent From My Good Old BlackBerry 9700 Using Tapatalk
- CrackBerry User
08-01-2012, 12:00 PM #25
- 94 Posts
I have a very slow boot up speed no matter which hybrid OS I install. It takes about 5-6 minutes for reboot. Any solution to make it a bit faster?
P.S Currently using Ahead and have 220mb free storage space on my device and a 8gb memory card out of which 4gb is occupied.