Leaked: OS for Bold and Curve 8900!

By Kevin Michaluk on 27 Jul 2009 12:17 am EDT
BlackBerry Bold / Curve 8900

In the world of CrackBerry I don't think there's any better way to start a new week than with a good OS leak (hey, I rhymed that real good). This time around it's the BlackBerry Bold and Curve 8900 getting some 5.0 love in the form of OS The builds don't have RIM internal apps installed (quincy) so no worries there, but also do not have the 5.0 version of BlackBerry Messenger built-in and you'll find some of the RIM apps (App World) don't want to work. Otherwise, I've been finding the Bold build to be real nice. You'll want to watch our OS Beta forums for finds threads to pop up.  

*OS Disclaimer - This is an unofficial release. If you choose to install, do so at your own risk and only if you're comfortable in the process of upgrading and downgrading your device software. It is quite normal during operating system development for certain features to be crippled or disabled while others are tested, and these beta builds often reflect that. They are not always better. Depending on your BlackBerry comfort level, it may be best for you to wait for community feedback on a build before deciding to download and install for yourself or simply wait for the next official release. If you require support, you will find it in our CrackBerry forums via our extremely knowledgeable community base - do not contact your carrier or RIM for Beta OS technical support (their first course of action will be to advise you to downgrade to a supported OS). Follow the links below for more information and instructions. *

Topics: BlackBerry OS

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Leaked: OS for Bold and Curve 8900!


i updated from .205 to this version. somehow, my browser is not as snappy from the previous version when i run on wifi. am i the only person experiencing this? the rest are cool. thanks kevin ^_^

I hate megaupload why not RS file?? i have a premium account on that.

Well downloading and will update on my 9000 for review!

i can seem to dwld it from there i type the code click on the dwld link and puts me back to the screen before am i doing something wrong?

right there, its ohhhhh, yeah ohhhhhhh ooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.... i'm sorry i swear it normally takes much longer... mabey i got too into it... o well, felt great to me....

thanks for fulfilling my request

got it on my bold. minor issues, lost my internet browser so now i'm stuck with the media net which i hate. lost blackberry app world, as well as facebook for blackberry. going to work now, going to keep trying to resolve those issues if i can't im downgrading.

on a positive note, browser can now handle multiple tabs, BBM looks great but is 4.7 and not the 5.0 i really wanted.got visual voicemail, waiting to see how that works. and i though blackberrys couldn't get any better. only real drawback is only having media net.

i just put it on the bold.. took a long time to download now my bbm5.0 and it didnt put a replacement for it on there.. facebook yahoo myspace apps gone everything else works fine.. the application look up looks hot.. but i gotta downgrade to have my apps

off the bat.... no instant messaging apps no msn yahoo aim google talk only bbm. no facebook either.
new feature called audio postcard.... take a pic and instantly create a photo frame add a voice note and send to your friends... tabbed browsing is ight..

played a video , i had to do a battery pull just to stop it!!
Edge browsing is faster.

After the bbm 5.0 mess, I'm afraid to download anything "leaked". Waiting for the official version

Facebook still doesn't work on my AT&T 8900, Viigo kept crashing. Downgraded back to .231 and now my text messaging won't work. Anyone have a link to .250 that will actually work?

tried .130 now i cant downgrade to 4.6. 1.250!! Fatal error shows in DM!! What im i to do now...im stuck wid my bb in 507 mode. Kevin i need your help

Delete the OS v5.0 from your PC restart your pc then re-install your first version that you had installed b4 the 5.0, and install without using BDM by doing this simply and fast:

double click C: drive
" " click Program Files, then
" " click Common Files, then
" " click Research In Motion, then
" " click AppLoader, then final
double click Loader App and go from there and follow step from app which it will load your previous OS v.4.6 that you have installed in your computer without BB Desktop Manager, it's safe and easy to do when BBDM don't work to load previous version onto your BB.

You Welcome,


I know people could be an a_s_s h_o_e and a smarta_s_s when people get stuck. But no problem man, basically all you did is used the BlackBerry OS app itself to load the pervious version back onto your blackberry w/out the BBDM. but anyhow, you're welcome.


are you all complaining and asking for help on how to downgrade from a UNOFFICIAL release of OS?!? Maybe, you shouldn't have installed it in the first place and wait for an official release then you all could save us the pain of seeing your comments of a unofficial release of an OS that doesn't work.

Would you rather not know that people ARE having issues? I wonder how you would react if you were the one having issues; remember, not everyone is as tech-wise as other people are.

Take a pill, man.

I used the 5.x when it came out and had to downgrade after many apps didn't work. I'm now on the (477) which works well.

I hate the fact that this expensive device's best feature so far is to disable to 3G network! This way the phone doesn't warm up when talking and the battery lasts more than a work day. All the other features can be found on other MUCH cheaper devices.

>Tabbed browsing
>Speedier SMS (3G)

>Facebook still does not work
>Browser is slower than molasses
>Battery life is terrible

I'm currently trying to downgrade back to .210. It's not worth it.

the content on my media crd is all unreadable everything video and audio. pic files are just fin. also in memory it gives you an option to repair your media files on the media card or on the device pretty cool. how will it read my old files any help there. also app world, myspace, bbm 5.0, facebook dont work. finally blufmycall used to be named 123 spoof app now works to make fake caller id calls and they added a presion zen theme

Does any one know if BerryBuzz and Vib and Ring work right with this one? Or with the latest official release?

I used UMA 95% of the time on my 8900 with and it worked perfectly. UMA with is horrible. They can hear me fine but I can barely hear the other caller. Anyone else?

Well I did upgraded my Bold with this Leaked 5.0 version and loved the booting progress screen. Now we don't have to wait without knowing how much time will it take to get started. At first, it hanged at 17% I guess so I had to reboot it to start all over again. Do that if it hangs at ur side too. But make sure ur device is connected to the Desktop Manager for restoring ur device properties n all.

• My Yahoo, MSN, GTalk were deleted after upgrade and still I don't have it.
• Browing speed much much increased
• Broswer got Tabs
• Hotkey (shortcut key) for proFiles removed. Profiles now called as Sounds
• Pictures not displaying my Media Card pics but showing other folder's pics. Have to see that might have to change some options
• Pictures, files, ring tones, videos, voice notes now have separate icons, no more inside Media
• If we missed a call and push to view, it open the missed call folder rather than call log ( I didn't like it)
• Better filemanager
• Some theme abnormality fixed
• Increased performance
• Better battery backup I guess

I had to have my trackball replaced and forgot to back it up before I went so AT&T wiped my phone and put the original OS, .167, on it. I was running .282 before that so .167 was unusable on so many levels. So I loaded on and I like it a lot. Because I didn't backup before they wiped my phone, I lost all my apps so I am loading them back on.
-BB Appworld won't load, as some have mentioned, but for the most part, the rest of the OS is working well. I could load my old Theme (L-10) back on as I get a 907 error.
-A few times while browsing I get an http error and it says No Buffer Space Availible (maximum connections reached). When I clear the Content Cache it will normally load up the page if I go to it again, although it isn't right now. Is the buffer space a setting somewhere that I can't find.
-I got an Application Memory low error out of nowhere, and when I only had 1 3rd Party App, but a BP bumped the memory back up.

Otherwise, all seems to be well and I am pretty happy with the new OS.

i downloaded & my yahoo messenger shows up in applications but i cant get to it from an icon. who can advise?

What the Heck....I'll download 130 and give it a try...:-). Will try to post my findings towards the end of this week