Sorta Leaked: OS 4.7.0.151 for the BlackBerry Storm 9530!!

OS 4.7.0.151 for the BlackBerry Storm 9530
By Kevin Michaluk on 9 Jul 2009 06:10 pm EDT
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What's a 9530 Installer File Doing up in a 9500 section?! Who knows..but we'll take it!

* Update - Be sure to follow the forums links for feedback from the err guineau pigs addicts. Only install if you're comfortable in doing so. There's already lots of alternative download sites popping up in the forums as well (which are quicker and in case this link disappears) *

Hhmmm... this one is interesting. Bank error in the favor of BlackBerry Storm 9530 owners. It seems carrier Iusacell accidentally uploaded Storm 9530 firmware into the Storm 9500 section of their website. So no, this isn't Verizon / Telus / Bell certified, but it is available for download from BlackBerry.com (better than grabbing it from Megaupload right?). You can click the image above to jump over to BlackBerry.com to download it, and check this forum thread for more details (there's already successful installs onto 9530s).

*OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Even though this is downloadable from BlackBerry.com, we'll put the same disclaimer up as for 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

49 comments

calizae74

I had a weird feeling this was coming...esp since the IPhone has been released.

Dwaine12

as anyone downloaded this yet,? is there any difference...?

Soco_Jon

you know...ive never been nervous to try a new firmware version but this one...im a little scetchy...i think i'll wait to see what the others say...

Darkblue31

look at the spanish page and english page links

BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.7.0.172 (Multilanguage)

Package Version: 4.7.0.172
Consisting of:

* Applications: 4.7.0.122
* Software Platform: 4.0.0.153
* File name: 9530AMEA_PBr4.7.0_rel172_PL4.0.0.153_A4.7.0.122_Iusacell.exe
* File size: 104.43MB

and english aka "9500"

Software para la BlackBerry® Storm(TM) Smartphone, 9500

BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.7.0.208 (Multilanguage)

Package Version: 4.7.0.208
Consisting of:

* Applications: 4.7.0.151
* Software Platform: 4.0.0.186
* File name: 9530AMEA_PBr4.7.0_rel208_PL4.0.0.186_A4.7.0.151_Iusacell.exe
* File size: 107.35MB

ddarvish

ahhhhhhhhh.. my last leak for the 9530... soon ill be all 9630... \

pipotobe

... leaks are coming back :) ?

Jk.

Soco_Jon

is there anyway i can download this w/o internet explorer???im using a mac and i have windows xp installed and thats how i do the upgrades but i cant dowload it from blackberry.com bc it says i NEED internet explorer...and i really dont want to have to download it...

bkshaw23

I used Google Chrome to install it.

victor2244

I have a 9500... Ill wait to RIM release it...

jsanta11

Running on unlocked storm..So far everything is smooth and fast...also the auto tilt is perfect ( before was a pain ) one slight tilt and bang the screen shifts.( no more of that).. Also the radio ( good) Locked on EDGE since upgrading...

Enjoy peeps

Snarfler

a happy new blog entry for stormers

I appreciate things like this hitting the blog as well as the forums. Stuff like this and all the cool contests I never win are why I make the front page my CB entry point instead of jumping directly into the forums

Marvelous7325

This came out of left field. I nearly choked on my dinner when i hit refresh

Soco_Jon

so i dowloaded it and the first thing that caught my attention was that it didnt pop up and say there was new software when i opened up thr desktop software...so i pressed the update button and it said there was an update...cool.so i click on it and it starts updating..i leave, come back 15-20 min later and its done!! now i know it takes longer than that but it says that it was complete...i open up my phone and check the firmware version and it still says .148!!! what the hell?? ive done this before...what did i do wrong this time? any advice guys?

MMRadiation

Delete the vendor.xml file.

hotsauce8815

I tried installing it but no luck for me...i tried different methods but i guess its not working...any suggestions?

hotsauce8815

I tried installing it but no luck for me...i tried different methods but i guess its not working...any suggestions?

pixleateit

ok so i deleted the vendor.xml file and a back up version that was hanging out there too but it still won't recognize the update on the desktop manager. help?

jsanta11

Hotsauce8815..

Start over..uninstall the software and make sure you only have desktop manager ( in case you do have it installed).. re-install the software..go into My computer-hard drive -Programs-Common files-RIM ( Research in motion)-apploader ( scroll to the bottom and delete vendor XML) if you have vista its gonna make you confirm..after that connect your storm and click on Loader.. Its self explanatory after that...

Main thing make sure you have the Software installed..to go control panel then programs and click on programs and features..

jsanta11

Hotsauce8815..

Start over..uninstall the software and make sure you only have desktop manager ( in case you do have it installed).. re-install the software..go into My computer-hard drive -Programs-Common files-RIM ( Research in motion)-apploader ( scroll to the bottom and delete vendor XML) if you have vista its gonna make you confirm..after that connect your storm and click on Loader.. Its self explanatory after that...

Main thing make sure you have the Software installed..to go control panel then programs and click on programs and features..

DrewCSchultz

Go to the forum where this story first broke. MarkDental almost pee'd on himself.

Soco_Jon

so i got it up and running now and i can defintely say its the best since .132

you really notice the transitions and how the accelerometer isnt so sensitive..thats about the only thing i can point out. overall i think its great...

i usually never had to delete the vendor xml file but this time i had to. after that, the desktop recognized it right away..i also downloaded it from megaupload rather than the blackberry website...i dont know if thats a difference but it works now.

MajikUF

I can only imagine how good 4.7.0.220 will be. This version is fantastic!

mikecrogan

when I proceed to the link, select my product, I notice the
version is 4.7.0.172 BUT the platform is lower than the current platform for version .148

what is the significance?

BB newbie

jlt501

Just got mine done and it works great.

ongre10

Que es mucho humorous♦.

PrincesseL

I just upgraded to .148 and it wont allow me to connnect to the internet browser. I have an unlocked tmobile blackberry 9530

el_ote

I downloaded the file, deleted vendor file, BB desktop manager see's the update in app loader, click next then app loader says no new update to install on the device?!?!?! ive uninstalled the new OS, reinstalled. and nada... I was keeping up with betas before...
thanks in advance

kpageisgreat

This is great. I will update in the morning.

havoc187

I installed it on my 9530 and it works great. It's super fast and I have no more color banding finally.

SAVJR

Just did a battery pull...the only problem I can find is that my BB Button does not work. I cant get to my applications...it may be a theme problem...anyone know of a fix (aside from the obvious?)

jfsalewicz

I think I like it!
Very Snappy!
browser seam fast...everything seams FAST!

GargoyleDC

I really like it. Especially the new zoom in and out transition of opening applications. Nice touch.

Alex32

I need at little help. I downloaded it and deleted the vendor file.. On the Available Updates on my DM i see the .151 but when i click next nothing comes up.... Ive never had this problem..

blakeberry

I had the same problem. I read somewhere to install via the apploader in the same location that you delete the vendor file (C:/program files/common files/rim/apploader. I did this instead of installing through the desktop software. It worked. Run a backup before doing this. After installation I just restored my latest backup and everything came out fine.

I don't recall having to do this the other times I downloaded and installed. As with any of these updates, they seem to work differently depending on the phone and various other factors. What works on one doesn't seem to work on others.

ugotme

blueberry here. well I have updated to this release and I do see some improvements. I used the mega upload provided and for the first time I deleted the vendor.exe file. ad usual my calender did not transfer over but everything else did. seems little faster but he main thing I am watching is to see how the memory holds up. I wil post more as I go on. you may find this update to act different on your storm but this is what I have found on mine. I am still using a first round release storm. Crackberry.com Rocks.

ELovePhilly

How do you delete the vendor.exe file?????

Alex32

C:/program files/common files/rim/apploader/vendor xml

Dankees

.151 Appears, But: "No Software Update Required For Your Device"???

chuklm3#CB

whats the word? is it good or bad

fryechad

I seriously have to say this is awesome. i cant wait for it to maybe become offical.

It was a little hard to download due to the language dif. but thanks to google trans. i was able to

Also the actual install was tricky you have to delete the vender.xml file and i had to use app loader outside of desktop manager under C: / program files/ common files/ research in motion/ apploader the install didn't lose my contacts either i was stoked !

- 1 batt pull for good measures and it has been great
- smooth transtions
-Mem leak hasn't showed up yet at all 44mb and holding strong
-apps run smooth
-lock transition works great on my device (I Do not run themes)
-THE NEW SCREEN TRANSITIONS ARE COOL
-over all i def suggest the download

Cons

Have not found any yet! and i don't really expect to

ugotme

I have been trying to use different apps throughout the day today to see what happens and all is running fine. my memory has been holding great at 37 (for me that is good. others may want more). transitions are neat too. over all so far so good.

j916

I like the transitions the camera is faster. in all not to bad.

Jai Manny

has someone uploaded .151 somewhere on the web.

I failed high school spanish.

post the link up.

thanks

cuba715

got it on blackberry side from luseec wirelesss

cuba715

got it on blackberry side from luseec wirelesss

cuba715

to all you guys i donwload that os from blackberry from that mexican company and is working fine i use the loader to intall i delete the vendor file and intall it now say 151 so far is working fine one thing that did you have to use you network on global and will work fine good luck ps if you go to blackberry update will put you back on 148

cj100570

I've been running it for almost 2 days now and I love it!

elgrant

Is this version going to have better IMAP Folder and Sync support...because right now, it sucks on a device meant for email. I know it's main support as BES. But they are moving more consumer, and need to hurry up the process.

Such a basic feature on other phones is lacking in Blackberry world, on any phone. Is this better in .151?

Will it ever get better?