Leaked: OS 5.0.0.428 For The BlackBerry Storm 2 9550

Leaked: OS 5.0.0.428 For The BlackBerry 9550 Storm 2
By Bla1ze on 14 Dec 2009 04:09 pm EST
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Hey, Storm 2 owners looks like your OS dry spell is over. BBLeaks has just dropped OS 5.0.0.428 for you all to download and install. Word is it's a fairly decent OS that brings a lot of bug fixes to it and users should be quite happy overall. As always though, it's not an official OS so keep that in mind. Disclaimer is applicable for this and all leaks. Back up your data folks if you are gonna jump in on this one.

*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. *

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.428 For The BlackBerry Storm 2 9550

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Congratulations Storm 2 owners....now come on RIM...give us Tour owners a leak or better yet an official OS 5 that is actually worth downloading. .230 has been around for a while now.

try running a hybrid for the tour. that'll satisfy your thirst for something different. i hear it even has some extra features. if you get the correct radio file. it's faster. stronger signal. and includes tabbed web browsing.

i'm running hybrid on my curve. quite happy with phone. not worried about a leaked 5 anymore. defenitly has extra features. and also makes my phone look like a tour now.intead of the basics it was equipped with. but that dont mean i won't try it if it ever gets official.

you want something different!!!!
hybrids are defenitely worth your time to look at. and i hear you want 7.14(the latest).

H Y B R I D baby

I have been afraid to mess with hybrids. A lot of steps to take to get it to work right. How advantageous is it?

Downloaded, installed...I'm not getting any popup keys...
Options/Screen and Keyboard/Show key indicator. It's there!

I had hoped the world wouldn't forget about us poor guinea pig Storm 1 users once the actual-ready-for-market Storm2 dropped. But, alas...

a new os just came out! its official for some other carrier its like .419 or something look it up (5.0)

So far so good, only issue that I have is that for some reason I have 2 of each of the folders listed above. Very strange. Any idea why? or how to get rid of the dups?

Can someone post a mirror or link to a .DMG or MAC version of this file. The .exe will not work of course?

Same issue. I have a mac, too. Can anyone help, or are we mac-users just going to have to wait for the official release?

I have noticed that they have the new BBM 5.0.0.55 on the update but also if anyone that has updated has look that there are a few additions in the Core App list that i dont know what they do or what they are for they look like they are for BBM but i cant say. Beside that the Leak is working great nice updates that the Storm1 had and the WLAN is updated as well..

oh man.. this thing is off the chain.. there is a wider keyboard and the device just seems to bullet through everything so far.. all 3rd party apps work find.. just finished with the new bbm that is great too.. i cant wait to really dig into this thing and see what its hiding inside. we are coming for you droid.. coming for you HARD!!!!!!

- Updates to the Homes Screen Icons are fixed
- BlackBerry Messenger 5.0.0.55 included
- Pop up Keys on Keyboard - have to enable Options>Screen/Keyboard> Show Key Indicator = Always
- Landscaped Keyboard - Space Bar and Shift Keys are wider
- Playback for some DIVX based media files I had on my memory card is no longer working (audio only) - and I tried to re-load them as well to no effect - though the playback previously on them was not that smooth to begin with

.. so far that is all I have notices but just

my movies are only audio now. guess i'll have to convert them again. maybe the upgrade missed a codec somewhere.

thank you for that lil bit of info.. yeah.. i like that function on the keyboard.. i think i fell in love once more with my storm 2 droid we are really coming to get ya now..

This should be official for Verizon very soon...heard possibly this week! Please post major changes you guys notice...

So far, seems very speedy. Load time was average. The most notable change is the keyboard. The highlight is bigger over the letters and when you click down all the way, the letters darken. Not bad.

The first major issue is that all my calendar items have been duplicated. I am trying to fix it the easy way but so far the issue still exists. All my 3rd party programs are happily running. I am very sure this has the latest build of BBM preloaded.

Other than that, so far so good! I'm going to load it on all the other Storm2's on my VZW account.

So it seems that a reboot fixed the calendar. It could be also that I logged into Google Sync and it may have fixed everything...

Good luck.

WORKS GOOD ON MY STORM 2....A LIL FASTER.I BATTERY PULLED 4 TIMES..THATS WHAT I ALWAYS DO.THIS IS JUST DAY ONE WITH THE NEW OS.GOOD JOB CRACKBERRY

This is a very good leak!
+ All the good stuff said above
+ Not only is the Key Indicator back, but its better than their initial attempt on one of the later 5.0 S1 leaks where the letter was just a box (which was whack!) Now its apple-esque with the letter in the bubble.
+ I booted up w/ 15MB more free space off of a full reboot than before the upgrade
+ The phone is more responsive, but we'll see what tomorrow's usage brings.
- Did get the duplicate calendar entry bug
- A bug where scrolling up/down right before pressing 'back' (while the elasticity is still snapping back to centered) to go the the home screen is present leaves all of the icons stuck up or down (depending on which way you scroll before hitting back)
-/+ Got a one-off bug where the browser gave an error saying that the request was a wifi enabled transaction, and since my phone was renegotiating my connection with the router, I had no wifi connection yet. Only happened once. In case you get this error, I changed my default browser configuration in Options>Advanced Options>Browser from "hotspot browser" to "internet browser" and back again; then, i reloaded the webpage. Not sure what that did, but I never got the error again (even when surfing w/ wifi disabled)

and... the media player bugs? every time i play music thru the aux port to my car stereo the next song is dead quiet until i unplug the jack at the phone, plug it back in, then look down again to press play, and then swerve to miss hitting the deer...

Aside from the duplicate calendar entries, mine works great. The pop-up letters on the landscape keyboard make typing so much more fluid. Everything seems to work fast with no lag time. A big improvement.

BerryWeather 2.0 not showing up as wallpaper on the home screen... Tried uninstall/reinstall, and soft resets.. Anyone else having this issue??

As a Day 1 original Storm user, I have upgraded my share of software leaks, but this is my first attempt for my Storm2. Desktop Manager can't seem to find the update. I have rebooted, re-downloaded but still comes up no software update is available. Am I forgetting something? I have been dying for a leak so any help would be MUCH appreciated!!

Had the same issue. Puzzled me for a sec till I remembered that these dont work with the internet connection ON. Also deleted the vendor XML file. You do both of these and restart the Desktop Manager then it should see the update.

The XML file is in Program Files > Common Files > Research In Motion > AppLoader.

Remember- internet OFF. So cut off the wifi, otherwise the manager starts looking for a update that doesn't exist because its installed already.

Hope that helps. This is also listed under the download links in the HOW TO's. Just FYI. Check out the FUBAR options as well in case you make a left instead of a right and it all goes south.

have they fixed the flick scrolling on this calendar view? right now, it scrolls sans inertia like the old storm 1...

This is my first update as far as my 9550 is concerned but not my first update for Blackberry (previously had an 8130 pearl). However, I am having some hardcore problems updating this OS!

Here is whats going on. It does one of two things:

1) hangs on "Waiting for device initialization" for close to 45 minutes while the device restarts and then nothing.

or

2) Says 'The loading operation was successful' but the ABOUT page on the 9550 still shows the old OS.

Here is what I have tried.

I tried both downloads (main and mirror) and I have done multiple battery pulls on the device.

Any help would be appreciated.

Had the same issue. Puzzled me for a sec till I remembered that these dont work with the internet connection ON. Also deleted the vendor XML file. You do both of these and restart the Desktop Manager then it should see the update.

The XML file is in Program Files > Common Files > Research In Motion > AppLoader.

Remember- internet OFF. So cut off the wifi, otherwise the manager starts looking for a update that doesn't exist because its installed already.

Hope that helps. This is also listed under the download links in the HOW TO's. Just FYI. Check out the FUBAR options as well in case you make a left instead of a right and it all goes south.

Its a good update! I have to say i really like the button pop-ups and the keyboard is slightly larger. All my 3rd parties work and it is more responsive.

Congrats storm 2 folks. As a storm 1 owner who didn't want to upgrade just yet I'm starting to feel a little left out on the leak love. Is it just me or is verizons official .328 the last OS for storm 1? many of the same issues in recent storm 2 software have been present and unfixed in .328 since October. Am I going to be forced to upgrade due to a lack of OS updates or is rim gonna give us loyal storm 1 users some love? Or have I just missed out on something.

Anyone know if the brightness in landscape mode has been fixed? Storm1 owners need to upgrade to the future and get a Storm2 :~}

when I go to install this.. it is telling Me on MY desktop Manager that I dont have enough sufficent file space.. Anyone wanna help with that? I have no idea what it means....

THanks

Hands down this is the best build for the storm 2.....No problem to report about this build....it's a must have.

Have downloaded the .exe and installed. Deleted vendor.xlm and disabled my internet connection and still DM will not load it. Any ideas?

Looks like you did exactly what I did when I had the same issue. Reboot and try once more. Be sure that the internet is not getting a wired or wireless signal.

Mine seem to pick up the update after that but you might have to tell it to search. Also, maybe start the DL Manager before plugging in the Storm. Just some simple stuff that might snag and get you going.

Thanks for your advice. I have tried just about every different configuration and numerous reboots. One thing you said that is intriguing: how would I have DM search for it?

From the upgrade/downgrade post:

For install instruction to load any carriers 95XX OS on your BB:

1. Download desired OS to your PC
2. Install/run OS to PC
3. Delete vendor.xml file. It's located in c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader (If your not on Orange UK)
4. Connect BB to Desktop Manager and it should prompt the upgrade. If not click app loader and that should initialize it.
5. Do not unplug BB during the process. It will take around 30-60 minutes to complete upgrade.

Or follow the noob help guide..

http://forums.crackberry.com/f132/n00b-help-guide-upgrade-downgrade-back...

I've followed all of those instructions already. The problem comes in when, as you write: "it should prompt the upgrade." It does not. I go to app launcher, but the OS upgrade is not an available app to install. And when I press "check upgrades" it does not find any as I am not connected to the internet per the above instruction.

Only thing that would stop it then is XML file must still be in place. Only other thing is to check your version of DL Manager as there is a update.

With all the above done guess we can move into what OS you're running as my issue seemed to lean toward running Windows 7 (64bit). Folder structure is different and could pose a unseen issue.

Ok- we can try it by the numbers and see where you end up...

Yes, I know you might have done some of this numerous times but lets start clean.

Reboot with internet off-
Remove the update install-
Reboot again-
Reinstall the update-
Reboot once more then remove the XML file. I'm guessing you
found it in Programs(x86) folder along the path I gave
earlier.
Connect the Storm and wait.

The update should see your need to upgrade and prompt you.
If not try the Start Update function and see what happens.

If this is a laptop there is something that the DL manager is seeing that you are not. Either a internet connection OR the XML file. Something is telling the DL Manager that you dont need to upgrade because its "looking" at something other then the installed update. Maybe another connection of some sort? You have a shared connection? Hardline and wired but wired connection hidden... Something is UNKNOWN. Your DL Manager is seeing it where you may not.

Thank you for the advice but, again, nothing. I am not using a laptop and the network connection setting shows no internet connection whatsoever. I am at a total loss. I guess I'll just have to wait for the official release. Hopefully it's soon.

If anyone has any thoughts, they are welcome. Anything is worth pursuing at this point.

Don't know if this is something but I added a theme that I used to have and when I activated it all my icons stayed the same just like the original theme its never done that before I always have to rearrange them. This OS build is amazing faster and really responsive. Thanks CB!!!!

I can't make speed dial calls, even though my numbers are assigned from 1-9, anyone have any ideas about why?
Otherwise great update. Love the new and expanded keyboard!

im having the same issue. I cant figure it out.. i was going to uninstall and install again. but if someone else is having the same issue,, then i will wait and see if someone come up wit a solution.

Just downloaded and loaded it. Doesn't really seem that much faster. Infact, it lags more in certain areas. I can't wait for the newest hybrid. I'm new to hybrid OS, but i'm eager to give them a chance.

No probs installing it, though not having as much luck restoring my third-party app settings that I backed up with BBSAK.

The letter bubbles over the landscape keyboard are great.

The theme options screen is much improved, with popup dialog boxes from which to choose layout, for example.

No issues with duplicate calendar entries.

One bug I noticed: after having a number of apps open all day, I closed them all, then when I went back to my homescreen, the wallpaper and all icons were white except for certain highlights on some of the icons. I had to change wallpapers, then back again, to reset things. Interestingly though, changing the layout from 2 rows to 3 then back, which fixed the screen corruption problem on the previous version, had no effect.

Ok what am I doing wrong? Am I the only one who can not send MMS? I hit the send icon on the upper right corner of the screen and nothing happens. I hit the BB key and chose send and again NOTHING happens. Just sits there. SMS is no problem. I can receive MMS but unable to send! Have pulled the battery 4 times now.

Can someone hook me up with the link to the original .321 the Strom 2 came with? This is too hit and miss with MMS for me. Or whatever version was the original.

I downloaded the .exe file from both links, and neither can be extracted. My laptop is running MAC OS 10.5.8. Anybody know a link that has the leaked Storm2 OS files that can be extracted onto a mac?

I noticed this not sure if its only me but every time I do a battery pull and the phone restarts and I go to my SMS and try to go continue a conversation the message is there but box is blank and not marked with the persons name or any info but just a blank conversation box and the conversation doesn't even show up at all in BBM but then I click on the blank box in SMS and the whole conversation is there and I have to send a message for the info to show up and for the conversation to show back in BBM its weird anybody else having this issue. But other then that its a good OS

I had downloaded a few movies onto my card ready for commute viewing. Tested them on the 9550 prior to upgrading the OS. All went well. Upgraded the OS, and now a good % of them don't play. Well, I get audio, but no video. Before the upgrade, I got both. Anyone else get this? Is there a fix? Do I need to convert my movies again?

The OS seems to work well however Blackberry Maps are gone and when I try to load from there web site it states unsupported device. Any one have a ideals.

I just installed it and things are smooth .. however, I noticed that the SPEAD DIAL isn't working ..

The Dial GREEN Button which was almost NOT FUNCTIONING AT ALL .. is now better and clicking almost like any other button !! This is great ..

I just installed it and things are smooth .. however, I noticed that the SPEAD DIAL isn't working ..

The Dial GREEN Button which was almost NOT FUNCTIONING AT ALL .. is now better and clicking almost like any other button !! This is great ..

this blows. i was all excited about getting my car back from the body shop last night... just so i could test the storm 2 media player on my car radio (aux port). the volume bug is STILL in this os. after every song the volume snaps back to super quiet - regardless of the audio boost setting. i have to unplug the aux jack at the side by the phone, plug it back in, then press "play" just to get the loud volume to start working again. i'm starting to doubt it will ever work right.

This s the fix I'm looking for. And it's not just decreasing volume, that you've described exactly what happens to me in the car.

At the office I want to use external speakers to listen to music quietly. With every track, the volume INCREASES. So the problem is the volume is setting to some arbitrary default at the beginning of every track.

I called my service provider, Verizon, and they check some list provided by Blackberry and this is a known issue. If it's not corrected in this leak, I'm not going to bother with the update.

Can anyone confirm that the problem SQT-D and I are having is still an issue?

Thanks much

Just installed it earlier & have not experienced any of above listed complaints.. calendar works, mms/pic mail works, all my vids works.. so far i'm lovin' it!

Highly recommend the upgrade. Speed dial and MMS work fine, no dups in the calendar. All my 3rd party apps came over. Homescreen icon updating works (tested with BerryWeather 2.0).

Follow the instructions carefully. I actually had a JVM error #523 at the beginning. I reset and the phone rebooted. Desktop manager waited for the reboot and the install went flawlessly after that.

The keyboard highlight looks different than I had hoped, so the jury is still out on whether it's a good feature. But the phone is much more responsive.

Thank you Crackberry. By the way, I did this waiting for my kids to fall asleep so I could eat "santa's" cookies and put the gifts out. It's that easy.

can u convert a blackberry storm (the touch screen) to boost? I just did it with my i8350i a couple months ago and actually bought the software or link i should say from someone off ebay! and i stumbled across this site!!! it is awesome!!!! please someone let me know if i can convert a storm to boost

can u convert a blackberry storm (the touch screen) to boost? I just did it with my i8350i a couple months ago and actually bought the software or link i should say from someone off ebay! and i stumbled across this site!!! it is awesome!!!! please someone let me know if i can convert a storm to boost

BTW-I now have a seperate box for my BES messages. Its BES only...I still have the standard Messages box for everything (BES, BIS, etc).

I also think the screen is easier to press now. Feels like it takes less pressure to click.

I have to say that my 9550 is much faster. I love the keyboard. Haven't found any issues regarding double icons. So far, I love it!!! Thanks for the much needed leak. Easy to do just follow the Blackberry 101 guide regarding installation of new OS. Only took about 50 minutes to complete including the OS 5.0.0.428 download. I got it from here: http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/5219038

Have Fun!!!

This can't be downloaded from any webpage how ever it can be uploaded to thepiratebay.org Can someone please do that for the late lookers. Thanks

I am running .428 and have set up my speed dial ( by the way the tour has a much better speed dial set up), and when i depress the coinciding # nothing happens???? so now my "convienient speed dial" takes me 4 steps to make a call! any help???????? Also can we download OS' for the 9520?????

I tried to install .428 but all DM see's is the .320 that came with it. Turned off my internet and just can't seem to get anything to happen.

After trying to get it to work my return button doesn't like to work. Never had this issue before.

Any idea's what i'm doing wrong?

I tried to install .428 but all DM see's is the .320 that came with it. Turned off my internet and just can't seem to get anything to happen.

After trying to get it to work my return button doesn't like to work. Never had this issue before.

Any idea's what i'm doing wrong?

I can't find a working link to download this. everything I come across says it had been pulled. I wanna play around with hybrids, but need this one downloaded first to play with it.