| | 12-12-2012, 07:36 PM Thread Author #1
B@stard - B5 (20121210) OS5 Hybrid
Created by wu-wei
I have been tempted to roll back to OS5 lately, so I made a new hybrid. It's been a long time, I think, since anyone released an OS5 build for the 9700....so here's one for those folks who are not willing to make the jump to OS6, but who ARE willing to run a hybrid. I think maybe there are 2 or 3 of you still out there.
I built this to run over 188.8.131.522, but it should work on most recent base OSes.
The build includes files from 6.0.0.x, 7.0.0.x, and even some 7.1.0.x.
This hybrid has been through minimal testing on the Bold 9700 platform.
I have not personally tested this hybrid on any other devices, or on any other OS versions as a base install.
I will not be providing any support for this hybrid. I have not encountered any bugs with this build, but I have not run it through extensive testing either.
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\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\9700M_v184.108.40.2062_P220.127.116.11\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.
Again, I will not provide any support for the installation or operation of this hybrid. It is intended for experienced users.
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 or 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).