I am not 100% sure the 8230 had a 5.0 release/leak??
What I do suggest though, if it does and you have the right files.. Delete the BBDM and any software you have installed on your PC. Restart your PC. Use JL_Commander or BBSAK and completely 100% wipe it. Then try to install your OS via apploader.
I'll ask for help from higher up for you, just in case!
it is out there everywhere as a leak for the 8230, but the us cellular pearl is the 8230f, and i read where someone had a problem with a alltell 8230f , and couldnt get this installed but anyone with a 8230 could install this np.
anyways i could care less about the whole os 5.0
all i really want is bbm5.0, is there anyway i can get this installed without the leaked os 5.0?? im pretty much sure i cannot get it installed.
the device was basically wiped and ready for a os, i was unable to load the 5.0 no matter what, the only time it reconized anything was when it was the stock os from the device that was orignally loaded.