Leaked: OS for the BlackBerry Curve 8520!

By Kevin Michaluk on 29 Sep 2009 04:28 am EDT
Leaked: Firmware for the BlackBerry Curve 8520

I sort of feel bad for any "uninitiated" BlackBerry users stumbling upon CrackBerry.com today for the first time... the homepage blogs are full of these scary looking white screen captures full of funny numbers that likely don't mean much. But to the hardcore CrackBerry users out there, it's a joyous sight to behold. Next in line up for some OS 5.0 love is the newly released BlackBerry Curve 8520 which also gets version software. This is pretty huge news. So many OS updates with the same version number, even sharing the same Known Issues log... all great signs that an official OS 5.0 rollout will happen sooner than later, and will likely hit at once to all devices that are going to get the update. 

*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: OS for the BlackBerry Curve 8520!


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i have tried this link twice & it doesnt install the software.. it continues to duplicate a 4.7 software. as well as now causing other little device issues duplicating icons, erasing some apps.. i would NOT use that RapidShare .230 download for the Tour 9630.

Kevin, you're buring the midnight, err, early morning oil with all these new 5.0 leaks! Definitely feeling the love from RIM, finally. The question still remains about BBM 5.0 (or is it 2.5? whatever.): is there going to be a new leak that's compatible with the 5.0 OS's?

Hey Cracberry Nation, I have a Curve 8520 and was thinking about installing this leaked OS update but I'm wondering My phone is with T-Mobile if I install this will it effect the FAV 5 Software or will deleting the vendor XML correct that? Feel free to respond to me directly PIN: 2124B966 Thanks.

No it will not. I have updated the software on mine and it works like a brand new vette with no traffic...

I'm having an issue....how exactly do I download it? I click the link and it just takes me to MEGAUPLOAD please help PIN::::: 2111A376

I don't even have any of these devices that the .238 is leaking on and I'm still excited....w00t. Bring on 5.0 please!!! I'm sick of this .190 on my Bold....the radio is just plain terrible.

So far so good with this OS I find when keeping a conversation open too long while sending SMS texts it lags a little. Besides that I've loved all the new upgrades!

I've just upgraded my friends 8520 and the voice dialling feature does not appear to work..any one else encounter the same problem?

feedback on the leaked version is a bit shakey... how long would i expect to wait for the official update? that is if everyone is getting the update.

Curve 8520
T mobile.