1. iamkimosabi's Avatar
    Hello I have a 9930 with Verizon.

    I am currently on the .580 build, and I have heard that hybrid OS offer better battery life. Can someone please give me a step by step instruction on how to install a recommended hybrid OS? I have tried to follow the instructions in the stickys and crackberry website, but they seem so confusing!

    What software will I need to install a hybrid OS? And which hybrid OS do you recommend for a 9930 .580 build on Verizon network? Thank you kindly!
    09-28-12 05:52 AM
  2. Blacklatino's Avatar
    Hello I have a 9930 with Verizon.

    I am currently on the .580 build, and I have heard that hybrid OS offer better battery life. Can someone please give me a step by step instruction on how to install a recommended hybrid OS? I have tried to follow the instructions in the stickys and crackberry website, but they seem so confusing!

    What software will I need to install a hybrid OS? And which hybrid OS do you recommend for a 9930 .580 build on Verizon network? Thank you kindly!
    To save you some aggravation, check the link in my thread. Every hybrid has information and members that are willing to help. Review the link, then, refer to the threads that have the most popular builds for hybrids for your device and "review". Starting these type of threads usually end with someone trying to give the OP a hard time for not searching. As a newbie, take the time to review(several times) prior to attempting to upgrade. Also, with hybrids, follow instructions. It's the assumptions and skipping small details that get members in trouble during the upgrade process. Good Luck.
    Last edited by Blacklatino; 09-28-12 at 11:58 AM.
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    09-28-12 06:23 AM
  3. iamkimosabi's Avatar
    Well I seem to be having some trouble.

    First, I can't find the link you speak of, I do not know which thread you speak of. The only thread I see started by you, is something about PINs on the forum.

    Also, when going here to Wu Wei's thread about how to install hybrid OS, it says this.

    First, whenever you install a BlackBerry OS to your computer, specific files and folders are created. On most XP machines, the BlackBerry OS files are installed to

    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files

    On most 64-bit Windows machines, the BlackBerry OS files are installed to

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files

    When you install an OS, a new folder is created in this location (see image below).


    Well, I don't have the Loader Files on my computer. How do I install a Blackberry OS to my computer?
    10-03-12 06:29 AM
  4. sedalia066's Avatar
    Well, I don't have the Loader Files on my computer. How do I install a Blackberry OS to my computer?
    To install a new OS you go to the download link. Once the file is downloaded open the file by a double click. That will allow the OS to be installed on the computer. Needs a PC to work this way. Then all the files discussed in the instructions will be available on your computer.

    Depending on the hybrid involved you may need a bit of experience before trying such an installation. My suggestion is to stick to official or leaked OS installations for a few runs before trying a hybrid. The process can be pretty complex and daunting to a beginner. Even for a person with experience the effort may be filled with small problems. All are repairable but when an error appears the heart may beat fast for a bit.

    See the Help forums for instructions for a standard installation. If that goes well and is understandable then give a hybrid a shot. Otherwise caution may be the order of the day depending on your level of adventuresome spirit.
    10-03-12 07:37 AM
  5. Blacklatino's Avatar
    Well I seem to be having some trouble.



    First, I can't find the link you speak of, I do not know which thread you speak of. The only thread I see started by you, is something about PINs on the forum.



    Also, when going here to Wu Wei's thread about how to install hybrid OS, it says this.



    First, whenever you install a BlackBerry OS to your computer, specific files and folders are created. On most XP machines, the BlackBerry OS files are installed to



    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files



    On most 64-bit Windows machines, the BlackBerry OS files are installed to



    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files



    When you install an OS, a new folder is created in this location (see image below).




    Well, I don't have the Loader Files on my computer. How do I install a Blackberry OS to my computer?
    Just about every OS thread has a how to posted by a member named "elite" among others. Searching is not hard. The link is one of many. If it didn't work a simple google search produced this:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=How+t....1.NJgzhedMMqs

    So, if you're frustrated already, you didn't follow the "rest" of my post: "Research & Review".

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9810 using Tapatalk
    10-03-12 08:33 AM
  6. iamkimosabi's Avatar
    Sedalia and Blacklatino! thanks guys! I ended up installing hybrid OS from berrylicious RC6B1! It really wasnt as hard once I found out how to install the official os to my computer everything else was a breeze. just copied the java folder and replaced the officials and then shrunk it with bbhtools and then used the loader on it to install it.

    now, is there anything different about hybrids? because everything still looks the same. lol

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9930 using Tapatalk
    10-04-12 01:22 AM
  7. Blacklatino's Avatar
    Sedalia and Blacklatino! thanks guys! I ended up installing hybrid OS from berrylicious RC6B1! It really wasnt as hard once I found out how to install the official os to my computer everything else was a breeze. just copied the java folder and replaced the officials and then shrunk it with bbhtools and then used the loader on it to install it.

    now, is there anything different about hybrids? because everything still looks the same. lol

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9930 using Tapatalk
    By now, you should notice a quicker browser....even rendering of images on the pages very fast. Minimal lag time, better battery life, and overall better performance.If you're not noticing any or none of these yet, conduct some additional physical battery pulls (not soft resets from an app) and you should get - eventually get better performance.
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    10-07-12 01:05 AM
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