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  1. snowwy66's Avatar
    i've managed to load the 9700 software on my curve 8330. and no i'm not a newbie loading my phone up.

    i like the software from what i can see so far. the reboot times kick ****. and the internet is blazing fast compared to the stock and hybrids i've been running. that's sad that gsm software can surf the internet in a manner that cdma can't even think of.

    the phone is loaded up. and working. but the screen has no themes. it's a black and white screen. with icon layout such same as the stock software.

    i've been running hybrid on it. i like the theme and icon layout as to the new phones being sold these days. i've tried two different ways of using the sprint themes since that is the screen resolution. (8530). 1st way was to swap the themese before loading. second was to load THEN install theme cods. nothing seems to stick though.

    this is a new hobby i've decided to play with since i'm on vacation in the middle of winter and kinda bored. so i don't know the good and bad's. so any lessons and insight are appreciated. as i stated. the reboot times and internet surfing kick ****. so it be cool if i could find a way to keep this os loaded on phone as compared to the stock.

    would love to play around with. but i need some color and hopefully the icon and folder functionality of todays phones.
    Last edited by snowwy66; 01-02-10 at 06:40 PM.
    01-02-10 06:26 PM
  2. luniz7's Avatar
    Isnt Sprint/Nextel CDMA?
    01-02-10 06:35 PM
  3. snowwy66's Avatar
    yes they are.
    01-02-10 07:05 PM
  4. Phill_UK's Avatar
    Pic of the About screen please... or this never happened
    01-02-10 07:51 PM
  5. snowwy66's Avatar
    i can pic the home screen. haven't gotten the about to work yet. it's the only menu in option that don't wanna work yet. i had clock errors but got that fixed. still working on the rest.
    01-02-10 08:32 PM
  6. Blacklatino's Avatar
    Hope it continues to work for you. Good Luck.
    01-02-10 08:38 PM
  7. nba1991's Avatar
    can i see the home screen pic? and can u post the files you are using?
    01-02-10 09:28 PM
  8. snowwy66's Avatar
    if anyone can show me how to post a pic on here. be glad to show what i've got.

    i'm using mostly the 9700 os. i've swapped the blackberry.alx AND platform.alx files from 8330. that's what it takes to get the 9700 to kick in and load. i'm using the loader.exe method to load up. NOT the desktop manager. i've deleted everything that said 480. (screen resolution for 9700) and replaced with 8530 files. there is also a clock.cod 480 i threw out. and replaced with clock.face.cod. (i think it was called). you need that to get rid of the clock error and make the clock work.

    i've deleted all the precision theme cods. those were gsm carrier cods. put in the sprint theme.

    i also threw out the umt folder and replaced with 8330 cdma folder. (i'm guessing that's the radio file that can brick your phone).

    i've swapped out the PkgDBCache.alx. ((that gave triple email icons). so leaving stock 9700.

    edit::i tried using 8530 and 8520 to install but no heartbeat to kick in. and 9700 seems to have teh best battery life anyways.

    loading the phone up was no big deal. getting an actual screen is the hold up now. instead of the black and white screen i get.

    from what i've seen. phone still works. specially that internet and reboot. just need some color now. and a menu operation like the new phones. right now. it's stock home screen with all the icons on one screen. black and white.
    01-02-10 09:51 PM
  9. nba1991's Avatar
    to post a picture, u gotta download captureit on your phone , then apply it to one of the side buttons, then click it to take pics of ur phone screen, and connect your phone to the computer to post them, see if it has threaded sms, the bedside clock, and all the new 5.0 features, i wanna try this, also do u have a 8330 or a 8330m?
    01-02-10 09:57 PM
  10. snowwy66's Avatar
    the phone isn't loaded so loading software is out of the question right now.

    i'm using 9700 5.0. although it's not the latest 5.0.

    i have a picture of the screen. but this websight doesn't allow copy and paste.

    blackberry master control panel has screen capture on pc.
    01-02-10 10:05 PM
  11. nba1991's Avatar
    u have to save the image to your computer then attach it in a post, i really hope this works out
    01-02-10 10:07 PM
  12. snowwy66's Avatar
    i hit the prnt screen button and saved image to word pad. onlything i have to use. i have no way to save it to a image that this sight can pull up. or upload

    u have email, nba1991
    01-02-10 10:10 PM
  13. nba1991's Avatar
    yes i do have email
    01-02-10 10:14 PM
  14. snowwy66's Avatar
    already using that method.
    01-02-10 10:27 PM
  15. nba1991's Avatar
    oookk...u cant download themes ota off your browser on your phone?
    01-02-10 10:29 PM
  16. snowwy66's Avatar
    notta man.
    01-02-10 10:34 PM
  17. nba1991's Avatar
    damn we gotta figure this out though
    01-02-10 10:35 PM
  18. nba1991's Avatar
    maybe instead of all those 9700 files and os, u can use the 8530 ones, they have a official release from sprint
    01-02-10 10:56 PM
  19. snowwy66's Avatar
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    Last edited by snowwy66; 01-21-10 at 10:57 AM.
    01-03-10 01:03 AM
  20. Phill_UK's Avatar
    So, from your first post where you stated that you had a 9700 OS loaded on a functioning 8330...

    ...what you actually have is a 'butchered' hybrid OS loaded on a non-functioning 8330

    Well done!
    01-03-10 07:40 AM
  21. snowwy66's Avatar
    nope, no butchered hybrid. and yes, phone is functional. albeit with some glitches.

    getting the 9700 loaded ISN'T that difficult.


    change that thought. apparently the updated 9700 WON'T kick in. and it had a ton of games too. DAMNNNN.
    .405 will load. .421 won't even kick in.
    Last edited by snowwy66; 01-03-10 at 10:31 AM.
    01-03-10 09:22 AM
  22. middbrew's Avatar

    i'm using mostly the 9700 os. i've swapped the blackberry.alx AND platform.alx files from 8330. that's what it takes to get the 9700 to kick in and load.

    i also threw out the umt folder and replaced with 8330 cdma folder. (i'm guessing that's the radio file that can brick your phone).

    i've swapped out the PkgDBCache.alx. ((that gave triple email icons). so leaving stock 9700.

    from what i've seen. phone still works. specially that internet and reboot. just need some color now. and a menu operation like the new phones. right now. it's stock home screen with all the icons on one screen. black and white.
    What you have done is use the leaked base 5.0.0230 and added files from one of the 9700 OS. This is the same thing that you get in a hybrid, only you don't have all the usable/workable files operating. Because you don't have all the necessary files it will load faster. There are already working hybrids with .415 and .428 files out there such as Birdmans v7.
    01-03-10 10:48 AM
  23. Phill_UK's Avatar
    I admire you for trying, but I do have one question... WHY?

    Why would you want to load an OS from a GSM phone onto a CDMA phone?
    Why load an OS from a phone with a completely different screen resolution?
    Why load an OS from a phone with a trackpad onto a phone with a trackball?
    Why did you think you were surfing on GSM, on a CDMA phone? You weren't!
    Why did you say the phone was 'loaded up and working' when it clearly isn't?

    Call it what you like, but what you are attempting to create is a Hybrid OS...

    ...and a butchered one at that
    01-03-10 11:04 AM
  24. snowwy66's Avatar
    WHAT I HAVE DONE. is use the ENTIRE 9700 os. 5.0.0.405

    there is no hybrid. there is no leaked. it's 100 percent stock and 100 percent official.

    the internet kicks **** over anything i have had loaded so far. and the reboot times are 80 percent faster too.

    if the rest of the world can do there own hybrid. i might as well have my own crack at it. it's too damn cold to work in the garage.

    NOW, what part of this do yall NOT understand.

    100 PERCENT 9700. and tweaking from there. it's loaded on the phone. and the phone DOES work.
    Last edited by snowwy66; 01-03-10 at 01:40 PM.
    01-03-10 01:32 PM
  25. Phill_UK's Avatar
    WHAT YOU HAVE DONE is create a HYBRID OS

    You may have started with a 9700 OS, but you have removed several .cods and replaced them with others from a different OS

    The internet may kick ****, but your still using CDMA and not GSM.
    Reboot times will be quicker, because a chunk of your OS is missing!

    Also, I don't believe for one moment that your phone is fully functioning... if it is, then show us some pics!
    And don't give me that BS about you not knowing how. You're obviously a clever guy... so work it out!

    NOW what part of this do you NOT understand?
    Last edited by Phill_UK; 01-03-10 at 02:17 PM.
    01-03-10 02:08 PM
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