Leaked: OS For BlackBerry 8230 Pearl Flip

By Bla1ze on 26 Sep 2009 10:31 am EDT
Leaked: OS For BlackBerry 8230 Pearl Flip

And out of nowhere we have a leak for the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230. While many Pearl Flip users out there  love their device (a few probably hate it too, listen to the podcast), let's be realistic here, it's not on RIM's top seller list. However, it does serve a purpose and fulfill the need for a flip BlackBerry device. Many users probably thought this of all devices would be the last to see a leaked version of OS 5.0 show up anytime soon, but it's here and available to download.

*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

Reader comments

Leaked: OS For BlackBerry 8230 Pearl Flip


I thought the Pearl Flip was awesome when I used it. I guess it isn't for everyone though. Congrats to all the flip users for the new leak

Never thought OS 5 would be released for this phone, great news!

Hopefully this beta fixes the issue with not being able to delete auto-learned dictionary words. I had to replace my flip with a tour because of this annoying bug.

If the Pearl Flip can get 5.0 before the 8330, then I've just simply abandoned all hope for 5.0. :( ..But somewhere deep inside I know I still flip through the newsfeed hoping for that special day.

where is the 8330 love? seems like every other model except the original curve and pearl is getting all kinds of love. My 8330 is still a strong device, no track ball issue, or touch screen program problems. Then yet again proved to be the best selling device. But, still no love.

The general consensus from the Beta OS Forum is that it only works on the Verizon handsets. Hopefully I'm wrong and a fix will be found...

I have a 8220 can i use this os in my device?, or should i wait 3 more years for teh release of the 5.0 for my 8220?

just installed this on my Telus 8230. Works great so far. Can't get facebook though. i have to use the browser for now. and having troubles with appworld

Please Share the New Link for Download, the old link is dead.
Megaupload and Rapidshare both. Please someone upload/share a new link to download the leaked OS 5.