Leaked: OS for the BlackBerry Curve 8520!

Curve 8520 OS
By Kevin Michaluk on 17 Nov 2009 01:17 pm EST

We saw OS leak last week for the Bold 9000 and Curve 8900. This time it's the BlackBerry Curve 8520 that's getting some love. I can't wait for 5.0 to roll out officially for more devices.... it'll be happy times for many a BlackBerry user out there.

*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. *

Topics: BlackBerry OS



When are we going to see another leak for the Tour?




link is down, has anybody a mirror?

Kevin Michaluk

link is not down. it's working fine.  you need to enter the captcha, then click download.


"The file you are trying to access is temporarily unavailable."

do you have another link?


Can someone upload this somewhere else? This retarded site keeps saying that my IP has already downloaded so many bytes, which is ridiculous.


ok the link is up and running again...thanks kevin


Any thoughts on this OS yet? I know it's early, but have any of the glaring issues from the previous leaked OS been addressed?

Also, someone please load this on RapidShare. MU is pissing me off with this *Downloads Exceeded* crap.


'The file you are trying to access is temporarily unavailable.'

Can somebody post a mirror?

EDIT: A few reloads did the trick.


i guess they forgot about the tour and bumped to bottom of list we tour owners need some os love i see all these others coming out and wonder why no tour upgrade. well hope it comes out soon getting tired of seeing all these other phones getting it. lets get a tour petition going someone set it up,lol


This is soooo f-ing awesome i am totally in love with my bb 8520 i dnt even know where 2 start.......its like a new bb fresh out of the plastic!!!!!!!!!


The call screen is fixed. other than that I have not noticed too much> have to play with it further


Snazzy new graphics for OS leaks lol


The icons for BBm and Text have been fixed. Used to show the same for both, now BBM is the normal one and Text has a new look.


can someone please give us a rapidshare link

all i'm getting is "The file you are trying to access is temporarily unavailable."


I am uploading it now. Will be done in about 45 minutes and then I will post a link to rapidshare.


Here is the link. Enjoy!


URL was too long. When you get to landing page click on link to go to rapidshare.


just started downloading

Thanks jackbox


i would not install ??

i can see in my BlackBerry Desktop Manager 5.0.1 . . . but nothing . . . when i pick it it checks the software and then nothing happens ??

what is going on ??


This appears like a proper OS update. Very close to final. The selected icon lits up with a blue haze inside instead of just become shinier than other icons. Much better looking this way IMO.

Also, the call screen is a lot better now. Very many details available on it when a call is coming or you're making any.

Files icon is a nice cabinet now. New sms/mms icon with cell+speech bubble.

Search is a lot more robust now. Easy to operate.


is this wat happens when os's r upgraded? new phone, it feels and looks brand new


Funny, I wrestled with rapidshare to get .238 (I think) on only to remove it and go back to 4.6 hours later. Then as soon as i get 4.6 on, I see the blog about the new .348. Loaded it on, now I really don't see the need to take my 8520 back for a 8900! Phone is great with no problems!


Thumbs up: Threaded SMS, picture browsing with trackpad (or with "n" and "p" if you so desire), more sound profile options like vibrate + tone at the same time and more volume controls.

Latest BBM froze a couple times. Needed to do a few battery pulls. Not a huge fan of having to choose contacts before being able to write anything on the SMS body after clicking "Compose SMS".

Some quirks.. like BBM asking for a spell check after I attach a picture or something. But I guess that's a more BBM thing than the OS.


love the new 5.0.

sms is now threaded. nice job.

only problem i find is even though you have 'delivery report OK' for sms, it does not say confirm delivery like the previous OS did. anyone have anything about how to fix this?

also, after set up, no BBM, so i have to download it again.

but besides this.. all good :)


I installed .238 on my 8520 last week Thursday and liked it a lot... Huge jump to 5.0. There were only a few things i noticed. Can anyone tell me if word mole works with this new leak? I purchased the 9700 on monday and gave the 8520 to my GF... She likes word mole so i need to find out how to get it back on that phone!


Yeah, word mole works in this leak.


man my berry did this wonky thing last night and will not allow me and i had to restore to default OS. I have tried to redownload the OS and I can't. Bummer...


hey ppl im new on the website, and i was wondering if the 5.0 its secure? its fine? nothing bad gonna happend? i have to delete something before installing? please help to do it right, Oh the app will be gone? or bbm ? thnx


Dude, i´m going to upgrade today at night, as i have read so many great things about the new version, i just cant wait... I would suggest to make a full backup of your information thru the Desktop Manager Software, then you can proceed with upgrades. You can see full details on top of the webpage, with things like: How to upgrade, how to downgrade, how to revive you BB, etc, jajaj. Good luck!.


any idea when the real release will come out? im on a mac and updating is too complicated.


For MegaUpload:
Got this message when I tried to dl...boo :(

Unfortunately, the link you have clicked is not available.Reasons for this may include:
- Invalid link
- The file has been deleted because it was violating our Terms of service.

For RapidShare, was able to dl and begin install, but then halfway thru I get "Error 1335: Data1.cab is corrupt blah blah". What's up? What can I do?


There is more recent relase for your 8520 OS!!!

Download from rapidshare, megaupload, hotfile and depositfiles


or torrent



I'm thinking of installing this on my girlfriend's phone. Have you experienced any problems with it?