Wow. Now this is pretty huge. We've been wondering what the cut off was for OS 5.0... in other words, which existing BlackBerry Smartphone models would see the upgrade. First we had heard that devices with less than 128 megs of flash memory wouldn't get 5.0. Then we heard the real cut off was OS 4.6: Devices running 4.6 or higher would get 5.0, while those with less than 5.0 wouldn't get it. Whichever reason, it meant bad news for BlackBerry Curve 83xx series owners (exception - 8350i??). But look what leaked today - OS 18.104.22.168 for the BlackBerry Curve 8330. If you have one and want to be a risktaker, give it a go and let us know how it works! We're still not certain this will get rolled out officially by carriers, but at least it exists!
*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. *
- Download leaked OS 22.214.171.124 for the BlackBerry Curve 8330 >>
- OS 126.96.36.199 for the BlackBerry Curve 8330 Forum Discussion >>
- Instructions: How to Upgrade your BlackBerry's Operating System >>
- Instructions: How to Downgrade your BlackBerry's Operating System >>
- Instructions: Mess things up? Fix a Bricked BlackBerry Here >>
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