1. jeagles5's Avatar
    How is it that my friend got his storm two weeks ago went into a verizon store and they updated his phone from .75 to .86. i cant find the Official release anywhere
    02-01-09 11:16 PM
  2. snork's Avatar
    probably because he didnt. and if he did, the rep who did it for him did it against VZWs terms.

    .86 is an unofficial release. .75 is the latest verizon supported release.
    02-01-09 11:18 PM
  3. jeagles5's Avatar
    He definatley has it i saw it 2 hours ago at a superbowl party, loaded crap load of ringtones to.
    02-01-09 11:20 PM
  4. rugbyjulia's Avatar
    okay. well then he probably loaded it himself. it is very, VERY unlikely that it was loaded by any VZW tech, especially at a VZW store.
    02-01-09 11:21 PM
  5. krazyrob1's Avatar
    he is lying to you.... not possible.... vzw stores cannot do blackberry OS updates in store....
    02-01-09 11:22 PM
  6. jeagles5's Avatar
    Nah man this guy has no clue, he 100% didnt load it himself, i saw it on there and i knew right away that something wasnt right cause he had that version. He took it in to activate it, the guy was really cool he said. VZN rep said come back and ill hook you up with ringtones and other stuff (Took like 45 min until it was ready.
    02-01-09 11:25 PM
  7. ArmaK's Avatar
    The reps in the verizon store couldn't install it, it is against their policy to install any beta OS onto your phone. They are only allowed to install an Official OS and if you take a BB into the store, they will use the OTA method of doing it. The process of install the OS isn't that hard, especially if you follow the thread posted on how to install a beta OS. If you think that your friend actually had it installed in the store, then have him go with you to the store and have that exact person do it for you.

    As for the ringtones, you can just download, then drag and drop them to the device from any of any ringtone site. What other "stuff" did he have installed on his device?

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    Last edited by ArmaK; 02-01-09 at 11:34 PM.
    02-01-09 11:31 PM
  8. jeagles5's Avatar
    Yeah i am ill post back, friend of mine is manager at a store near me, they sometimes do some shady stuff. Ill post back.
    02-01-09 11:33 PM
  9. jeagles5's Avatar
    Well my friend was telling me the truth, i went in asked for the rep and he told me if i wanted .86 he would load it for me. I asked him why he would offer to give me an unofficial release when he isnt supposed to be doing anything, he replied well screw it then im just trying to help...lol. So this guy is using the computer in the back to download versions not approved yet onto peoples phones...lol, but atleast he gives you ringtones!!
    02-02-09 02:42 PM
  10. Bundy#AC's Avatar
    That's funny that he's doing that. At least he has a decent eye for a quality build though. I'm still loving .99 after a full day, but .86 was the best OS this phone has seen (hoping .99 trumps it).
    02-02-09 02:46 PM
  11. jeagles5's Avatar
    Well he told me it was not a store it was a small outlet verizon Store, so that makes a little more scense that he could get away with doing that.
    02-02-09 03:24 PM
  12. paulmike3's Avatar
    It's all fun and games until he bricks a phone and gets canned.
    02-02-09 03:44 PM