BlackBerry Storm OS 18.104.22.168 Leaked by Robb Dunewood | Feb 24, 2009 | BlackBerry | 28 comments You guys know the drill. BlackBerry OS 22.214.171.124 has leaked for BlackBerry Storm 9530. Download BlackBerry Storm OS 126.96.36.199 Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related 28 Comments Storm on February 24, 2009 at 7:32 am Nice! Just updated to .103 over the weekend… time to do it again! I noticed that in .103 RIM made some nice changes, too bad that when you try to do the OTA upgrade it says no upgrades are available. Have they not released any of these officially yet? Reply Robb Dunewood on February 24, 2009 at 7:34 am Unfortunately not. I thought .103 might actually make the grade as it has been extremely stable for me. I probably won’t immediately upgrade to .109 until I hear what the benefits are. Reply The Rock on February 24, 2009 at 8:47 am Why are all these updates unofficial and leaked? If RIM is making improvements to the OS on a daily, weekly, monthly why not make a official, safer place like the BB app store for those who want to keep their Storm’s updated to the latest OS? If RIM was smart they could then enjoy a even larger group of BB users testing the latest software upgrades. The current method of leaked and un-official BB OS upgrades is strange, not user friendly, and if someone wanted could make it dangerous since the upgrade files are not being hosted by RIM. Last but not least with daily, weekly, monthly software upgrades essential for current smartphones it is completely unacceptable for RIM to NOT have a native universal desktop app so that all BB users, not just those saddled with windoz can keep their BB devices managed and up to date. Reply Norman R. on February 24, 2009 at 8:52 am @ The Rock, I wholeheartedly agree. Release these updates as beta but make them official. Secondly build a Mac desktop manager. We understand that the overwhelming majority of desktop users don’t use Macs, but, the few that do aren’t going to switch to PCs. They may, however, switch to the iPhone if you continue to ignore them. Reply Tom on February 24, 2009 at 10:06 am Is this for the Storm 9500 or 9530? Reply crazylegs on February 24, 2009 at 10:10 am @Rock – why are you still trolling this board? Why does it bother you that OSes get leaked? If you aren’t comfortable with downloading it, don’t. Otherwise, let those who are play and enjoy. These aren’t official RIM releases, they are betas with incremental updates. When RIM and the carriers feel they have enough they release the official OS. Why is this such a big deal? Reply bluehorseshoe on February 24, 2009 at 10:15 am For anyone who knows IT, it’s called ‘support’. Customer service isn’t going to comtinuosly train their staff for every single update. The beta’s are simply put out there for feedback from those who are willing to play at their own risk, and it may not be ready for prime time. It’s like saying Microsoft should release Windows 7 right now. Reply The Rock on February 24, 2009 at 11:30 am “When RIM and the carriers feel they have enough they release the official OS. Why is this such a big deal?” #1 It’s not a “big deal” not getting upset over it, calling others names or making shameful personal posts at RIMARKABLE, unlike someone else. However the sound reasons for calling RIM to do better stand as posted. #2 RIM is not putting out the leaked OS’s “for feedback from those who are willing to play at their own risk,” nor are they calling these “beta’s” IF RIM was offering these updates they would be from a legit RIM site not some non-RIM file sharing site. If these were official “beta’s” RIM would be getting the benefit from user feedback. However user feedback from a file from a non-official, non-RIM controlled file server has both the potential for problems and is rather worthless in terms of what feedback RIM can gain from it. It could also allow a number of issues, bugs, problems which if RIM hosted these updates would be eliminated. #3 RIM should be the one releasing BB OS updates, it should have ZERO to do with how or what “carriers feel” about the device software updates. No need to get upset at what others post or make shameful personal posts. The cry’s for personal attention by some here is sad. Reply bluehorseshoe on February 24, 2009 at 12:15 pm @ Rock Funny…based on your writing, it seems you’re the one that seeks and craves attention. Ever take psych class? You’re the classic case, and this isn’t intended as an insult, but rather an observation. Just think for one minute…why troll a BB site when you’re obviously biased towards the iPhone? Why exert time and effort to a product site you have nothing but negative views? If you contributed anything positive, perhaps there would be some leniency towards your behavior, but that is not the case. Take a moment, reflect, and then ask yourself what are you actually doing here…and only then will you realize that you need to update your bookmarks. Good luck in your journey… Reply The Rock on February 24, 2009 at 12:28 pm Sadly someone needs yet another reminder for the 1000th time rimarkable is not for desperate off topic personal comments. Shameful. Reply frankinsense on February 24, 2009 at 12:56 pm Would someone be kind enough to post instructions via a hyperlink or other as to how to install unofficial OS’s? Is it as simple as downloading the file to desktop or does this need to be done directly from the blackberry? Can the OS be rolled back easily to a previous version? I guess I don’t know the full drill… Thank you. Reply DaBerry on February 24, 2009 at 2:20 pm @frankinsense: The file you can download contains an executable which, when run, sets up the install so that it takes place when you sync the device with the Desktop Manager application. You may also need to reactivate with your carrier once the install is complete. @everyone else: any word on the stability/features of this one? I’m at .103 and have been very pleased. Is there a reason to update? Reply nyr2k2 on February 24, 2009 at 2:56 pm @DaBerry: Some people have noticed an increase in speed, particularly with keyboard lag. Others have found nothing particularly noteworthy. I’ll be sticking with .103, likely until the next official OS. Reply The Rock on February 24, 2009 at 5:49 pm frankinsense, However your out of luck if your running a Mac, since RIM’s BB Desktop Manager application still sadly only supports windoz. (Last but not least with daily, weekly, monthly software upgrades essential for current smartphones it is completely unacceptable for RIM to NOT have a native universal desktop app so that all BB users, not just those saddled with windoz can keep their BB devices managed and up to date.) Reply rdr on February 24, 2009 at 7:49 pm It must be official, because I just downloaded .109 through my desktop manager. Good thing, as I was just about to download the beta. Reply nsatguy on February 24, 2009 at 10:55 pm This is old news… updated to this version directly from BlackBerry website weeks ago. https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads/entry.do?code=02A32AD2669E6FE298E607FE7CC0E1A0 Link is accessable right from TELUS Mobility website… Reply nsatguy on February 24, 2009 at 10:57 pm OLD NEWS… Already updated to this version weeks ago. It’s available directly from BB’s website… https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads/entry.do?code=02A32AD2669E6FE298E607FE7CC0E1A0 It’s also been on my Carrier’s website for about a month officially. Telus Mobility – Canada Reply mikitukka on February 25, 2009 at 1:11 am @nsatguy Check again Reply mike on February 25, 2009 at 2:33 pm I’m happy because the bluetooth works with videos now. Reply Amish on February 25, 2009 at 7:11 pm This isn’t old news! For all those that think they’ve downloaded this already you are confusing the package version, which is 188.8.131.52, with the application version, which is 184.108.40.206. The application version here is 220.127.116.11o9 and is about 8 versions beyond what you’ve “had for weeks”. Reply dts3204 on February 27, 2009 at 2:04 pm Have tried to install 103 and 109 get a fatal error with both.. What is going on is that it the upgrade is trying to contect to the boot ROM. Get some screen flashes on the storm, then the fatal error. Using Parallels VM desktop (XP Pro Service pac 3) on a Mac Pro desktop unit. Any ideas how to get past this.? Reply Brian on March 6, 2009 at 5:17 pm will this version work on Verizon network? Reply Abe on March 9, 2009 at 8:39 pm yes, just download it for Verizon, works wonderfully! took about 20-30 minutes to install though. no more lag! Reply Mario on March 15, 2009 at 1:44 pm I’m sorry to say that .109 is not a keeper. I downloaded it mayb a day after getting .103 and it didnt even work. It gave me a fatal error and i had to reinstall .75. Then i had to reinstall .103 after uninstalling .109 from mah pc. Then my browser was missing so i had to call verizon to get it bak. 2 hours after the incident, i was bak to normal. The link on this website didnt work for me and im just trying to warn people not to use this website for a link or mayb not even to install .109. Stick with .103 it has helped me in loving my blackberry because i was about to give it back cause .75 sucked. .103 is probably the best leaked os out there at this time. Reply Eitan on March 16, 2009 at 6:15 pm PLEEEESE don’t download 18.104.22.168!!! I tried it and it is so much worse than .75 and is just about completely dysfunctional. I reverted back to .75 and, this time, I will wait till Verizon comes up with it own approved update. By the way, from things I hear from someone who knows people over at RIM, they hate these leaked version and will fire anyone who’s connected with them. This also brings to mind all the web blogs and announcements such as those that followed .109, and I think these writers are clowns or just unscrupulous people who gloat over other people’s misery. How else could anyone in their right mind recommend or even suggest that people try the .109 leak? All you needed do is download and try it and within 5 minutes realize that someone is just being malicious. As I said above, with the exception of the camera shutter acting a bit faster, the .109 software is chock full of glitches – even worse that the original .74 version. Clearly, I’m not happy with the current .75 version, but it will have to do until an “official” upgrade. Reply Tish on March 19, 2009 at 1:11 pm Hello kinda new to the bb storm. Just a silly question can the .103 OS be downloaded ota? If so would someone mind posting the link? Thanks a bunch from Colorado! Reply rai on March 25, 2009 at 10:37 pm where do you download these firmware updates? Reply drunkclever on April 28, 2009 at 6:54 am I am fed up with this crap. I have a phone that is incomplete. What would happen if I was in am emergency and had to make that quick 911 to save my own life… ohh I know.. stop time.. and wait for the reboot. I dont know about everyone else.. My main issues are that I have to wait to access my stored contacts, wait for application to come online, wait for appications to shut off. Wait for the camera.. for everything from shutting down to starting up to taking a picture. I like to fish trailraces for big catfish and strippers.. what would happen if I was in an emergency and had to contact 911.. We need these problems fixed now. To me it sounds like a multimillon dollar lawsuit waiting to happen. Reply Trackbacks/Pingbacks » BlackBerry Storm: firmware betas leak -> TamsBlackBerry - the BlackBerry blog - - [...] betas leak By Tam Hanna RIM apparently had huge problems keeping its beta firmware in-house - RIMarkable has just… Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.