IMPORTANT!!! PLEASE BACK UP YOUR PHONE BEFORE UPGRADING TO ANY BETA or OFFICIAL OS
Also, if you do not feel comfortable doing this, simply dont do it! You will brick your phone and that is a much more complicated process to fix!
This will only work with the Storm 9530.
If you have not done so yet you need to download two operating softwares. You need the 126.96.36.199 beta OS for the 9530 and you need to download 188.8.131.52 beta OS for the 9500.
Once you have them downloaded you need to double click the icon(s) to install them to your computer.
Once both are installed you need to navigate to the following directory on your PC. :
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\9530-v184.108.40.206_P220.127.116.11
There you will see a folder called "java". Rename this folder (right click folder>rename) to "java103"
Go back one directory and you will see the folder for .106.
go in there you will see a folder called "java". You need to copy that folder (right click folder> copy).
Once again...go back one directory and back into your 9530-v18.104.22.168 folder and paste the folder you just copied. You will now have three folders.. CDMA, java, java103. If you see those three folders now, you are doing everything correctly.
You now need to delete 22.214.171.124 from your computer. To do so, go to your control panel and add/remove programs. Locate the Blackberry Device Software v126.96.36.199 for the 9500.
once this is uninstalled go to the following directory
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader
Plug your phone in. If desktop manager opens up, close it.
In the AppLoader folder you will see a file called "Loader". double click that file.
This will prompt apploader. From there you want to hit next, then next and allow it to do a back up and restore afterwards then click next.
Let your phone upgrade and you are done!!! You can make sure everything went normal and loaded by going to your About page under option. Should show you are running the .106 OS.
Nice to see it in here too, had know idea this would become this popular, I also have a link on megaupload that allows you to download the entire hybrid OS in a zip file and drag and drop. Thought this would be easier for some people. If you would like the link I will post....
Here us the link to the .103/.106 hybrid, I have bundled it together.
The bundle contains:
4.7.103 hybid os file
Read Me doc
Make sure you follow the instructions contained in the bundle. If you have any questions please post them.
yes crackman, great job. I've had this loaded for some time now. No problems at all. I like the fact you can really load it down with apps and themes with little or no lag. Only downside is the app memory loss, easily fixed with a batt pull every other day.
Thanks....welcome to BBOS
Originally Posted by Shanepark2
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