BlackBerry Storm2 9520 Official 5.0 OS Update For Vodafone Users

By Bla1ze on 28 Oct 2009 05:21 am EDT
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BlackBerry Storm 9520 Offical OS Update

* Update from Kevin - Oops.. kind of a dumb post here (blame Bla1ze on a lack of sleep.... and me too for not catching it immediately! I thought he meant 9500 and not 9520 and got excited for everybody! lol). The Storm2 from Vodafone actually ships with this firmware version. This is only news / an official upgrade to people who were running earlier pre-release versions of the Storm2 from Vodafone, which would be a small handful.  No Storm 9500 users, there isn't an update for you yet. It even sounds like it could be 2010 now before one is available to you. :( Sorry for the confusion here!!!

Just in case any BlackBerry Storm 9520 users were feeling a little left out in regards to the OS 5.0 release on Verizon. Vodafone has started pushing OS 5.0.0.306 through to customers via BlackBerry Desktop Manager since yesterday and while it's only a Desktop Manager install at this time the post of the installable file has to come soon. If you are a Vodafone customer you can grab the update now and if you're not, just sit tight till the install file shows up for download.

Topics: BlackBerry OS

31 comments

Jamma3

Now if Telus would only update their Storm...I think they are still on .122 or something like that. I installed the last leak and love it.

rahul.pillai

No dice for Vodafone, India. Have to wait for the .exe

WillyyR

Looks like Vodafone DE is very slow as usual... no update for me yet...

weekutch

Actually, no hell yeah, Im on VUK... and theres no DM update for me! :(

rahul.pillai

Some reports state that this is for Storm2 [9520].

Users who bought S2 are stating that the OS versions .306. WTF!

richyc248

No update for me yet :(

grommmm

yup, vodafone germany is slow as ... as always...

RinTinTigger

....in the DM rite now.

But Hello from germany!

rahul.pillai

Looks like it is for 9520 ;)

Kevin Michaluk

Added an Update...just Vodafone making the 9520 OS accessible via DM. Sorry folks. Our bad!!!!

rahul.pillai

Kevin, you owe us a leak now for bursting our bubble and killing our joy ;)

richyc248

It would appear that this is a false alarm, and an even bigger blow to Vodafone UK 9500 users is that according to the Daily Mirror we won't be seeing the 5.0 update untill 2010. Check out the link. Devestation!!!!
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology/
2009/10/26/blackberry-storm-no-uk-update-until
-2010-115875-21775838/

S.Trooper

OK got it now. Booo, bad news for 9500ers.

gabrimen

What a bad way for us... Vodafone is letting us behind...

nothin2seehere

That's just insane. I'm not sure whether that's Voda or RIM that needs to pull their finger out. Either way, sorry Storm owners.

Clause

Man, where's the love for 9500 users?! The OS 5 for 9530 alright out for goodness sake ! HOLY **** ! 2010 ? That's way too long man!

chillibell

That was a bad dropped catch Kevin. Got all excited. Vodacom South Africa are the slowest SP on the planet. Will be a long wait for 5.0.308.

shawzy620

it's not RIM's problem (well not totally, they did make the s1 with the poor 1st OS and poor updates to date) it's vodafone UK's... 5.0 is out for verizon customers in the US for 9530 so there is no reason that it shouldn't be out for 9500 in UK. none. nil. nada.

murphyscat

I have my Verizon Storm (the original) all updated as of Monday night with the nice, fresh, bouncey 5.0.

rahul.pillai

Voda maybe wants to make a few quick bucks with S2 before the exclusivity runs out and then maybe release 5.0 for S1...

Cheap strategy but effective nonetheless.

Maverick86

Maybe a stupid question but I had to ask.... Will the OS for storm 2 9520 work with storm 9500 ?? Cuz the main difference both has is of wifi and the rest is the same ?!?!?!??? anyone tried it yet??

Also if I try what are the chances that if it doesnt work i can easily and safely go back to my previous os ??

sheel.gupta

Hi Everyone,

I just bought an unlocked verizon US BB Storm 2, all the carriers are working fine on the phone except the vodafone India. It registers the carrier vodafone however I cannot make and receive calls nor can I use internet. The strange part is I am getting my text messages on that. I have tried couple of sims still it is not working. Any suggestions.

spuneet

Sheel - I have the same problem. Do / Did you find a solution? Experts - Please advice.