1. duoFurious's Avatar
    is it possible to put the 9500 software on a 9530, so that you can gain better optimized battery life for gsm usage on the storm and maybe gain 3g support for the carrier you are using? if not can you build a hybrid to close the gap, and get optimized gsm software crammed into the 9530 os?
    06-05-10 09:01 AM
  2. blaisedinsd's Avatar
    Not possible

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    06-05-10 09:59 AM
  3. snork's Avatar
    There are no North American 3G radio bands in the 9500 OR the 9530. No software is going to change that. You CANNOT get GSM 3G on your storm in North America. It's impossible.
    06-05-10 10:34 AM
  4. Krypto's Avatar
    Unfortunately both responses are correct. The 3G thing has nothing to do with software. Its all in the hardware. And even if it was in the software (which it isn't), the two OS versions are not compatible with each other because the hardware on the phone is different (think of it like using the wrong drivers on your computer. It doesn't work).

    If you want to unlock a Storm (or any other similar phone) and take it to a different carrier, that's the risk you take.

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    06-05-10 11:47 AM
  5. duoFurious's Avatar
    well what about just getting better battery life and more stable EDGE capability
    06-05-10 01:52 PM
  6. Krypto's Avatar
    BB_Furious, I don't think you quite understood. The answer is no. The OS from the 9500 is not compatible with the 9530.

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    06-05-10 02:14 PM
  7. duoFurious's Avatar
    then what are the hybrids out there made up of parts of 9530 and 9500 os builds? and yeah i did figure out how to get better EDGE versus edge on my own. so i know that its possible and i just want someone to fit it into a build rather than all the extra work i had to do each time i uploaded a new os into the storm. i know its possible and i understand you cant put core files into it without really understanding what you are doing. and there is 3g bands in it, i just know the FCC makes carriers put blocks on the phones to prevent 3g capabilities on both gsm and cdma in the us on the same phone. which is stupid but yeah
    06-06-10 09:15 AM
  8. Krypto's Avatar
    Basically, the hardware for the 3G capabilities is locked down at the level of the hardware. No software will allow you to get around it.

    That said, there is also no way to take anything from the 9500 .sfi file and transfer it to the 9530 .sfi file. Given that the .sfi file controls the radio, the next progression is that you can't change the radio in the two. There's a reason the hybrid makers haven't done it yet... Its because they can't. What you're talking about involves changing the actual coding which, unless you develop the OSes for RIM, good luck.

    The hybrids that have been produced simply take the java files from different OS versions and swap them. These are the applications which sit overtop of the actual core OS and provide you with the user interface and functionality.

    When the hybrid makers used to make hybrids which worked with better radio files, what they did was take the radio files from one OS that had good reception and combine them with the java files from another OS. And voila, you have a new OS with a good radio with better applications on top. This worked well when there were lots of leaks for the 9530 and lots of 9530 radio/.sfi files to choose from. However, the OS leaks have all but dried up, meaning that its no longer as easy to do this.

    The problem in your case is that you've managed to get a little knowledge, but you don't yet understand the full picture. While there is no way for me to fully explain it over a public forum, I hope the above at least helps you to fill in the gaps.

    At this point, your best option is to see which base OS for the 9530 works best on your phone in terms of the radio, and you can then find a hybrid based on that OS version which can then be loaded on over top.

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    06-06-10 12:58 PM
  9. duoFurious's Avatar
    Thank you. That helps a lot, and I'd like to know more about coding and building custom roms. I had an android phone after the storm before switching to att and getting the 9700. I still like using my storm and that's why I was trying to customize it. Android is easier to understand and code for. Blackberry is a little more different. But I appreciate the help. None of my friends have tried messing with blackberry before.

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    06-06-10 03:14 PM
  10. Krypto's Avatar
    People have tried messing with BlackBerry devices, but they simply aren't like Android or Windows Mobile phones in that it doesn't seem to be easy to root them. If you search around the web, you might be able to find something, but I haven't heard of anyone building a successful ROM that can actually function correctly.

    You aren't the first to try to figure this out and I can guarantee you won't be the last, but based on previous history with this subject, you're unlikely to find much useful info. I think that's why people started turning to hybrids. It offered a bit more opportunity for playing around. Sith_Apprentice was the first to really start it and it rapidly took off from there.

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    06-06-10 06:04 PM