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  1. wu-wei's Avatar
    B@stard Hybrid: Akimbo (20120922)

    Created by wu-wei

    Those of you who regularly use my builds know the drill, but this one incorporates new files from the recently-leaked 7.1.0.714, as well as the latest 6.0.0.747.

    This build has been through fairly extensive testing, and performs very well in terms of battery life and memory management. The fine-tuning has really produced a solid build this time around.

    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:

    9300: 6.0.0.723
    9650: 6.0.0.707 (or 6.0.0.719)
    9700: 6.0.0.723
    9780: 6.0.0.723
    9800: 6.0.0.747

    While these base OSes are recommended, Akimbo will work over any 6.0.0.6xx 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_v6.0.0.723_P6.6.0.248\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:
    • ench18
    • bintaro_gw
    • bmercer94
    • kev23m
    • leontam
    • lordnorms
    • Soulja Boy
    • walestrings


    Download Akimbo for 9800/6.0.0.747
    Download Akimbo for all other devices
    leontam, svelt, bmercer94 and 24 others like this.
    09-24-12 06:07 PM
  2. bmercer94's Avatar
    For those that wonder: the 9800 version is different because the "all other devices" version has files which are included in .747(essentially gives any other device base version 747
    wu-wei and shariqb like this.
    09-24-12 07:20 PM
  3. xtremez's Avatar
    Okay gonna give this a shot!
    09-24-12 08:40 PM
  4. bmercer94's Avatar
    Shouldn't be disappointed working smooth for us.
    09-24-12 09:20 PM
  5. caquito07's Avatar
    installing now
    09-24-12 09:33 PM
  6. n8tiveg's Avatar
    thanks looking forward to trying it out
    09-24-12 09:44 PM
  7. deathbearry's Avatar
    trying it now
    09-25-12 02:12 AM
  8. Erniesmit's Avatar
    Going to install it now
    09-25-12 06:35 AM
  9. pompidoi's Avatar
    Got it and trying it out now. Good work
    09-25-12 07:42 AM
  10. mayu08's Avatar
    sweet new hybrid trying it out tomorrow
    09-25-12 11:50 AM
  11. leontam's Avatar
    Feels smoother than 723 base with Aikido.

    Akimbo2 (723 base) after 20hours since installation (last reboot 14hr24min):


    Great performance and no complains up till now

    Thanks Wu for cranking out this build.
    Last edited by leontam; 09-25-12 at 04:52 PM.
    wu-wei likes this.
    09-25-12 04:44 PM
  12. bmercer94's Avatar
    Feels smoother than 723 base with Aikido.

    Akimbo2 (723 base) after 20hours since installation (last reboot 14hr24min):
    Click to view quoted image


    Great performance and no complains up till now

    Thanks Wu for cranking out this build.

    Rather high adr, mine caps at 3% unless I use browser/tapatalk a lot.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9300 using Tapatalk
    09-25-12 07:08 PM
  13. caquito07's Avatar
    Better than Aikido, highly recommended
    09-25-12 07:10 PM
  14. BullMarket's Avatar
    Alright...a 20 mb java insert for the 9700!

    Thanks for the testing and sharing...will be loading it up.

    Gotta love Akimbo!

    Cheers!
    09-25-12 11:25 PM
  15. leontam's Avatar
    Rather high adr, mine caps at 3% unless I use browser/tapatalk a lot.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9300 using Tapatalk
    Well, maybe different apps and call usages
    09-26-12 01:55 AM
  16. wu-wei's Avatar
    Alright...a 20 mb java insert for the 9700!

    Thanks for the testing and sharing...will be loading it up.

    Gotta love Akimbo!

    Cheers!
    VIVA AKIMBO!!!

    Not my style, but I respect the offer...
    BullMarket likes this.
    09-26-12 03:06 AM
  17. deathbearry's Avatar
    after 24hrs with Akimbo, (with 6-7 reboot) this is what i got. this is 5 hours after last battery pull reboot. gotta love this. thank Wu!
    wu-wei likes this.
    09-26-12 05:34 AM
  18. deathbearry's Avatar
    but i got question here; how long your boot time? mine is 2 minutes(almost 3 to be accurate). is this normal? or everybody here got lower boot time than mine?
    09-26-12 05:37 AM
  19. kev23m's Avatar
    but i got question here; how long your boot time? mine is 2 minutes(almost 3 to be accurate). is this normal? or everybody here got lower boot time than mine?
    Mine is approx 50s till the white screen.
    09-26-12 05:45 AM
  20. deathbearry's Avatar
    Mine is approx 50s till the white screen.
    whoa...congratulations for that.
    09-26-12 05:58 AM
  21. bmercer94's Avatar
    Mine is approx 50s till the white screen.

    Kev, i'm pretty sure you're the only person that gets that. my average boot time is 80 seconds(1:20)
    Also: i did 4 battery pulls to get an average: i only lost 1% battery from 4 consecutive battery pulls.

    Ignore the memory, I think the calc. Is off for that.


    Yes, i've received 108 other since midnight, it's 10:24AM.
    Last edited by bmercer94; 09-26-12 at 08:55 AM.
    09-26-12 08:36 AM
  22. madindian's Avatar
    I have rebooted twice since loading Akimbo on my 9800 and both times boot times were upto 2 minutes.
    09-26-12 12:17 PM
  23. bmercer94's Avatar
    I have rebooted twice since loading Akimbo on my 9800 and both times boot times were upto 2 minutes.
    Could be a shrinking thing, do you use BB Travel? it increases your boot time by quite a bit.
    madindian likes this.
    09-26-12 03:49 PM
  24. bigdee94's Avatar
    I'll be trying this on my 9800....I am expecting good results though
    09-26-12 03:56 PM
  25. madindian's Avatar
    Could be a shrinking thing, do you use BB Travel? it increases your boot time by quite a bit.
    I did shrink my os using bbh tool the size was 51.69 mb.

    Not using BB Travel.

    Mebbe it needs to settle down.

    No issues though, I rarely due a reboot... only when I install a new hybrid os.

    I must say the akimbo is faster and smoother.
    Last edited by madindian; 09-26-12 at 06:09 PM.
    09-26-12 05:49 PM
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