Leaked: BlackBerry Storm 2 OS 5.0.0.287 & Bold 9700 OS 5.0.0.296

Storm 9520 OS
By Adam Zeis on 14 Oct 2009 12:19 pm EDT
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Unlike the Storm where is seemed like we had to wait forever for new OS leaks to show up after the device was released, Berry Review landed links to some leaked OS' before the device release. Both the Storm2 9520 and Bold 9700 are represented here, so those of you who have managed to track down a pre-release device can jump in on this, or if you just want to prepare for the arrival of your new BlackBerry you can grab the OS ahead of time so you're good to go on release day. This release is for the Storm 9520 not the 9500/9530. As always with any leaked OS, use caution when installing and don't break your new toy :-).

*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. *

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Leaked: BlackBerry Storm 2 OS 5.0.0.287 & Bold 9700 OS 5.0.0.296

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So an OS for unreleased phones drop on my birthday but the phones havent?

Wonder how many files from the 9520 OS are cross compatable with the 9530 and 9500.

What is this? i mean its nice to see Verizon getting their ish together but its an extra slap in the face to us Storm 1 owners i feel. I can see Verizon just focusing in on the Storm 2 from now on and seeing them putting the Storm 1 owners on the back burner. Prove me wrong VZW.

I don't know if this even has anything to do with Verizon. If it's a leak, I'd say it's a RIM leak and nothing to do with silly Verizon.

The leaked OS is for the Storm 2 9520. Verizon's version of the Storm 2 is 9550.... So, how did Verizon leak an OS made by RIM for a phone they don't carry? Nice job pointing fingers.

didnt anybody notice that the last video of the storm2 9550 was running on OS 5.0 version .287 is it the same as the one for the 9520?

Wow I installed this on my original Storm and I now have wifi, much faster and smoother, an actual IE browser with flash installed, and an i-phone compatability mode so I can install i-phone apps!!!!! Wait was that the alarm clock I just heard........ Darn :-)

The leaked 5.0.0.230 for the Storm/9530 that I downloaded included a User manual for the 9520/9550 (file name was userguide_series_08.pdf )...

I wonder how compatible the OS's will be with the 9500/9530?

Why is it that they always release things to draw the hype but tend to forget those who have made them who they are today... This Kills Me... So can it work on the 9530?

WTF?!? The Storm 2 isn't even out yet and OS's are leaking? Meanwhile I'm sitting here waiting for a decent leak for the Tour and it's been months. Where's the Tour leak love?

now that the S2 and onyx launching are around the corner, i cant wait for the official OS release for my beloved curve 8900 ^_^

Does this assure that we'll see no more offical updates for the 9530? I mean, vzn has been so good about keeping us up to date.

I was so looking forward to a real OS5 release.

I'm amazed, we have been waiting for a stable release of 5 for the 9500...., and we get a release of 5 for a phone that isn't even on sale yet...!!

Says a lot....

Time for someone to give us 9500 users a bit of an early Xmas present... 5.0.0.287 for the 9500 would be nice...

Damn! Tried to DL it at work, never got beyond 50%. Tried it as soon as I got home, but Megaupload pulled the link.

It amazes me when people get mad when they see a leaked os. Why are you getting mad? Leakes are not official releases from any phone carrier. They are leaked. You were not meant to have it at this time.

There are way to many Storm versions now. I get all excited and then see its for Storm 9500 and now Storm 2.

We need a color code for each version so I don't have to get all excited for nothing.

Just a thought here, maybe, just maybe the leak was done for a purpose. Third party app developers can download this and use it to start working on apps for the Storm 2. Just a thought

tried updating the OS 5.0.0.287 to my storm 2 when its going to step 4, when its trying to run the boot rom, it doesnt' detect a connection there. any ideas?

My friends we are all going to be left behind. Storm 2 is the shiny new toy and where all of RIM and VZW's focus will be. So 1. we either upgrade out of cycle and get screwed or 2. stay with our storm 1 and get screwed because there will be very little if not any support for us. This makes me mad :( They should give all original storm owners a free upgrade to the second generation since they know they robbed us with all the issues of the first gen. We should be compensated for our time/trouble as a customer. There were what a total of three official OS's. Give me a break.