Remember back before Verizon finally decided to update the firmware on the BlackBerry Storm 9530 to OS 188.8.131.52 it seemed like there was a new leaked OS build hitting some download site every 2 or 3 weeks? Well, we aren’t sure if we are going to start seeing new leaked OS updates coming at us that fast and furious again, but, we can say that there is a new OS out for the BlackBerry Storm.
Lusacell has actually released BlackBerry OS 184.108.40.206 for the BlackBerry Storm and it is available on RIM’s site, so, I am not sure that it is fair to call the OS a leak. It isn’t, however, officially supported on the BlackBerry Storm from Verizon so you will have to treat it as such if you decide to install it to your Verizon branded BlackBerry Storm 9530.
If you decide to downloand and install 220.127.116.11 for your Storm and it isn’t from Lusacell don’t for get to delete the vendor.xml file from the apploader directory. If you don’t know what or where that file is, you probably shouldn’t be installing this update, but you can find it here:
c:program files>common files>research in motion>apploader
This directory will be created after you install the update. Make sure you remove vendor.xml before you update your device.
For some strange reason 18.104.22.168 is actually found under the drop down for the BlackBerry 9500, however, several different sites are stating that this update is indeed for the BlackBerry Storm 9530.
Go to crackberry and check the thread there. Many of the probs with install have already been worked out by us.
“It isn’t, however, officially supported on the BlackBerry Storm from Verizon so you will have to treat it as such if you decide to install it to your Verizon branded BlackBerry Storm 9530.”
This is just one problem that RIM needs to work out once and for all. RIM releases a OS update for it’s customers using it’s hardware device (the BB Storm) yet some service provider claims it’s not supported? WHAT? Smartphones have updates all the time, those updates are best when they come directly from the manufacture. verizon’s handset games need to stop, for the good of RIM.
The correct name of the company service provider is Iusacell, and is from Mexico.