Leaked: OS for the BlackBerry Curve 8900

By Bla1ze on 18 Nov 2010 02:50 pm EST
Leaked: OS for the BlackBerry Curve 8900

And just in case you thought you'd never see another OS for the BlackBerry Curve 8900 here is OS for it as well. Be sure to back up your data for this one as well, it's not an official OS yet.

*OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or your Carrier. 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. *

Source: BBLeaks

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    Leaked: OS for the BlackBerry Curve 8900


    I like the new upgrade to the OS for us 8900 users, but um, was I the only one already using (T-Mobile)? I'd been upgraded from .822 for a little while now.

    My buddy is a die hard trackBaller and he loves his 8900. Glad this 1k+ OS came out. I wonder what it brings...??

    i was updating this one my fren phone and during the process something went wrong>>> now the device is not connecting with the desk top manger am having a serious problem plz help :(

    try using the loader with the battery out. when it says waiting for device initialization put back in the battery, and unplug and plug back in the usb quickly

    Seems to be a possible embeded virus. BBLeaks website seemed to be hacked and started fake antivirus scan as one of their advertisements and from the last two posts I think I will stay clear of this download. This one may have even been released by major cell phone companies to fry your 8900 and now you have to upgrade to a new phone.

    No virus. Downloaded and installed. Minor problem with not showing up in app loader even after removing vendor.xml file and disconnecting the Internet. Am now trying to see what's new - App World is older and needed to be updated after install. My folders and theme stayed in place this time instead of everything being plunged into the download folder like last time. Am busy re-activating third party apps.

    Did you have to do a wipe or can you just install it over your prior OS? I have 4.6 so it would be a major version upgrade.

    Upgrade has always worked fine for me. Only time I've had to wipe the phone has been once after an App World mandatory reboot when installing Flixster, and once after an official update of BlackBerry Messenger. Both reboots had the phone come back with "you're SOL" errors and I was forced to wipe the phone and discover BBSAK to get the phone to even acknowledge my existence.

    Yeah - funny - 822 forever...thought that would be the last upgrade on my 8900. Then 900 *official* via T-Mobile - blew me away! And 900 has been good -- definitely does better with memory than 822 had. Now this one...

    Anyway - downloading now - will scan it thoroughly and poke at it carefully before executing it. Also search around to see how others have done with it. Anyway - too late tonight to try it out even if I were convinced it's safe. Been a BUSY couple of weeks, I need sleep and have to get up in 6 hours for work. Staying up a few more mins to make sure the download finishes -- time to play with this tomorrow.

    OS 6 will not be happening on the 8900. I'm just hoping for a good OS 5.xx with the 6 browser. That would make final contract year much more bearable.

    I like it,however it is not official, and pity that it does not support chinese, since i am Chinese, haha
    Waiting for the official one, houhou

    downloaded and installed this morning.running smooth so far. mute and lock keypad buttons work.dont know if its runnin faster than my previous version (.681) but in time we'll see.thanks again crackberry

    still running smooth,,but i got a white screen "app error,reset" screen yesterday afternoon/evening though.never saw that on .681 before. and i did a batt pull in the morning so i doubt one was needed why that occurred.

    well so far so good with this one. wireless seems to use far less power then older firmwares & the loss of ringer seems to have been fixed.

    the 8900 is an excellent phone and so cheap to run. might spend some of that saving on a RIM pornbook when that comes out.

    *seriously blackpad would have been such a better name for the tablet!