Leaked: OS for the BlackBerry Storm 2 9550

BlackBerry Storm 2 9550
By Bla1ze on 10 Oct 2010 10:49 pm EDT

Wow, been a while since we seen an OS leak for the BlackBerry Storm 2 9550. I'm sure those of you out there still making use of the device will be happy to see it. No idea what this OS brings to the table so, be sure to make a backup before you load it just in case things go bad.

*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). *

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    Leaked: OS for the BlackBerry Storm 2 9550


    "I'm sure those of you out there still making use of the device will be happy to see it."

    Haha. I know there are bigger and better blackberrys in the world.... but the "still making use of" part just cracks me UP!!!!

    As a Storm2 owner, it angers me a bit as well. The Storm2 isn't anywhere near obsolete. I know of many people right here where I live that own one and love it.

    Tomorrow night will be the earliest I can do the upgrade. Looking forward to first impressions from early adopters, particularly:

    Phone module
    It sucks on .713, so bad that I've been looking to downgrade back to .607. That digital echo is driving me nuts.

    SMS Bug
    Wonder if the keyboard bug in the SMS function is gone?

    Nevermind, if it's not webkit it doesn't matter.

    Official OS Apps
    MobileBanking and DirecTV claim to only work on official OS versions. Anyone use them on .895?

    I'll post my notes once I upgrade and check out any changes.

    Might be the last OS upgrade we see on 9550.

    What is the SMS keyboard bug? I'm just finalizing the install, but I never noticed anything wrong with SMS in the .713.

    Quote below is from one of the forums. This is an intermittent bug that I see on occasion.

    Sometimes when you click in the text window to type a message, the menu screen comes up at the same time as the keyboard.

    OK, thanks! I send quite a few texts and I've never encountered that (or I thought I did something...lol!). I probably won't give any reports until tomorrow, but I will definitely check for that. In related news, someone posted int he forums that we can now send long texts over 160 characters and it will divide them up. I hope that's true!

    Anyone has a forum link on how to install the new OS with the new BBdesktop software? Use to be install the new OS and load up BBdesktop and it was auto from there.
    No more of a need to delete vendor file etc? Thanks!~

    Wow, I'm shocked I'm seeing another leaked OS for my phone. I thought they'd be done for... Where could i go to see updates on how people are liking the leak? Just come back here later or check the forums?

    this seems ok. boot time seems to be a tad bit faster. other than that, i really havent noticed anything thats going to make me jump for joy.

    i downloaded the latest link and started updating my bb. and then at the midle of installation i got a message saying it cant connect to JVM. from there my phone didnt boot up. i disconnected my device.

    I got the same problem and now my phone will not even turn on. Just hourglass and red led. Hourglass and then red led. UGH!
    How do i fix? I tried connecting to bbsak but it never starts long enough to recognize. Help.

    Installed it last night. Honestly, .713 worked fine on my phone. Can't tell much difference in this version. Reboot time took 6 minutes vs. 8 or 9 before. I forgot what a PITA it is to download and re-register all my apps. Too early to tell about battery life and signal strength yet.

    Transitions seem vary fast. Accelo-thingy (going from landscape to portrait) is very quick.

    If you are happy with what you have right now, I would say skip this one.

    Yes it is confirmed! Now you can send long SMS messages. If you go past 160 Characters it will automatically divide it into new pages up to a total of 6! :)

    Ever since I upgraded to .713, occasionally when I use speeddial or contact dialing, there's no audio. The screen shows "dialing", "connected", but I can't hear anything. Anyone else have this problem with the .713 upgrade, and if so, does the .895 leak address this issue?

    Speed dial is a problem for me w/ .713 as well. Plus sometimes the number pad comes up and sometimes not. Anyone seeing better functionality? Also had problems locking my phone. Think it is the OS or tired phone? I really want this phone to last until I know what they are doing about the next Storm as I love it.

    I too have encountered those problems. Holding a speed-dial down shows connected but it didn't actually dial. I know when it works only when I hear the DTMF tones...no tones means it didn't dial and I have to start over.

    I think it's .713, never had that problem with .607. I'm going to try this one and see, although a post above says the ditial noise with the phone module is still around.

    Rebooting device now its finished installing, I'm actually excited I a performance boost and by all the good comments in the Findings and fixes the update will surely be good:)

    "I'm sure those of you out there still making use of the device will be happy to see it."


    Storm 2 may have been effed over when it comes to OS 6, but it's still a decent device and nowhere near obsolete.

    Downloaded and installed last night. It had a hiccup saving/loading 3rd party apps, but the phone loaded everything else fine. A few of my apps work now, as before they were useless (BBMaps not downloading maps, UrbanSpoon not connecting) but all is well. Need to put all my apps back to see how fast it really is. No complaints though...

    Installed it last night, and havnt really noticed a difference in the overall processing speed. I did notice that we can now send long txts now! YAY us! Able to send up to 6 pages of 160 characters. I also noticed that the startup screen status bar is a little bit nor streamlined. SMS keyboard bug is gone, and hasn't been locking up on me as often as before. Go blackberry leaks!

    The robot/digital echo on the phone module is unbearable. It was present on .713 but only on occasion. I've made several test calls...all performed the same.

    I am downgrading to .607 which I think is more stable than .713. Too bad, I was liking the extended SMS function and slightly faster boot speed.

    Can anyone recommend a hybrid?

    Same here with the digital echo, cant use the phone at all for calls...........going back to .713..............had issues but nothing too unbearable..........they really need to get there stuff together

    This loaded BBM automatically. I don't want that crap. It's in the Core Functions and can't be deleted. How can I get rid of this?

    @PossumPete: Use Shrink-A-OS to remove BBM. Usually comes with Lyricidal hybrids. Google Shrink-A-OS to find the program.

    Its actually BBHybridTool now...and is better than ever now.

    I loaded this OS with zero hiccups...but my phone is no longer active so i cant comment on call quality. the sms split feature is nice though

    I would like to know why everybody else got the upgraded 160 character from the 140 and Im still stuck with 140 characters??? I have also noticed that my phone did a serious of reboots and it finally worked but all of my apps are gone even after backin up files. Dunno what's goin on here.

    It was really easy to upload, I dont really see any difference between it and .713

    I am just glad that RIM does recognize there are still Storm II owners out here who really do like this device.

    i have noticed if you send a text to someone with non smartphone that is 160 characters that they will not receive it!

    Better be worth it on my bold 9700 and im dying to go back to my storm 2 :'( its a shame that the 9700 still hasnt gotten a leak for os 6 its starting to piss me off peace hommies ^^

    Loaded this up on my storm. Everything seems to be working real good. Surepress seems to be Snappy, faster browser. Only bad thing is the robotic voice is worse than it was on .713

    Does anyone else notice that with this new operating system it gives you 6 pages of texts to work with. As opposed to the old only 160 characters per text, I noticed earlier it said 160 1/6, which for sure is the best thing to ever happen to my phone considering I text alot. However, I did notice that this operating system has some sort of horrible buzzing noise during phone calls. Damn, we can't just have a perfect operating system!!!!

    I had the same buzzing noise problem when I upgraded to The only fix was to roll back to

    Did you resolve your issue? I heard that there is an even newer operating system that just came out. Do you know if this is meant to resolve the buzzing sound?

    I'm still annoyed that even though they changed the emoticons the Straight Face still shows they Whew picture and Whew shows Straight Face

    "noticed i have pinch to zoom now.
    also that loading is a bit quicker."

    Are you serious or just wanting to get people started?

    this is a bad leak version. so many good things yet so many bad things.
    i reverted back to .713 with Mark.Hayes0338 v2.4 hybrid.
    Phone is awesome again.