Wanting to give OS 5.0 for the BlackBerry Bold or Curve 8900 another go? The last we posted in the blogs on OS 5.0 it was version 126.96.36.199 that was available, but now 188.8.131.52 has popped up in the wild for these same devices. CrackBerry junkies may want to give this newer version a download and install (download for Bold; for Curve 8900, but keep in mind that many of your existing apps may not yet work properly with this newer OS (BlackBerry JDE 5.0 is now available to developers, so the apps should catch up with the OS quick).
I should also point out here that I set up a new blog post category for "BlackBerry OS" so you can always/easily find the list of recent unofficial OSs that have been blogged about.
*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. *
- Download OS 184.108.40.206 for the BlackBerry Bold >>
- Download OS 220.127.116.11 for the BlackBerry Curve 8900 >>
- 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 >>