Hybrids: Best and How to Install
Excuse me in advance if these questions are answered in previous threads.
OK... So I've read a bunch about "Hybrids". Just from what I've read, I assume these are OS's created by people that incorporate the best features of many different OS varients. ( Correct? )
I just loaded OS 5.0 on my storm. I like some of the features such as the app transition. It is like that of OS 4.7. 151 except alot more noticable and dramatic. I also like the quickness of the screen change from landscape to portrait and vice versa. FAST. However, I cannot get past the quirks that this leak has like no audible alerts ( Except using Precision Zen ) . SMS and MMS do not show. Visual alert is there but no message until battery pull. Etc...( You folks are well aware of its shortcomings by now )
If I'm correct about what they actually are, Can anyone recommend a Hybrid that may encorporate the exploding transition, fast screen switching, allow use of BBM5 and still assure that my themes allow my alerts to work? Also... I am completely unsure of how these are loaded onto our phones so any help with that would be appreciated.
Again, I appoligize if I'm asking questions already answered. I thank you all in advance for any help offered from the best damn BB forum around.
Here is an old tutorial I made hope this helps:
I wrote this tutorial for OOAKDPC once... Here goes...
Originally Posted by Morganizer
Last edited by Morganizer; 07-30-2009 at 07:55 PM.
Welcome to BBOS Geners!
First of all, no question here is one that should not be asked.
Currently there are no hybrids incorporating the 5.0.140 file as they are vastly different from the prior OS builds. This doesn't mean people arn't trying. I'm personally running BBC's 7.1.4-.151 hybrid and you still have the screen transitions but everything else works too.
You can find information on this hybrid here:
Last edited by Rellims; 07-30-2009 at 07:55 PM.
Originally Posted by Rellims
Thank You. Install seemed to go smoothly. Hybrid seems really FAST! One "small" issue though. No BBM. Id like to put the BBM5 for 4.7 on my storm. Can I do that with this hybrid? Istall the same way? By copying COD files in Java folder and alx file in OS folder?
Last edited by Geners; 07-31-2009 at 08:00 PM.
Yes I believe so. So long as the BBM files are for the OS version you have installed.
Originally Posted by Geners
I just recently switch for OS 5.0 to OOAK's new 7.5 Hybrid and I really like. I also had BBC's 7.14 and I felt the same way. You can chose which ever one to run on your storm. .
Welcome to BBOS!!!
Last edited by Bxrider117; 07-31-2009 at 08:26 PM.
Short answer- yes. BBcrackmans v7 and up have some transitions. Nothing as nice as 5.0 mind you, but they are there.
Originally Posted by Geners
Well, unfortunately making hybrids using those features can become slightly complicated, since not all the modules are cross compatible. I made one feeble attempt at creating my own 5.0/whatever hybrid, and semi bricked my storm. Luckily all it took is a wipe to fix, but you never know what could go wrong. If you are comfortable enough, you can try making your own, but first i would download any version of bbcrackman's hybrid and act like your going to load it on your phone with loader.exe. once you get to the screen with all the check boxes, click on the top line (Blackberry core apps, or something.. theres 2 different ones, youll figure it out.) Then, click Details. under the modules tab, you will be able to see every module used and what version it was from. You can try swapping things around and figure out what works and what doesnt. I recommend you dont get greedy though, id try a few modules at a time so if it doesnt work you can find out what caused it not to. (some features require multiple modules to work). Good luck, and if you dont have it already, download JLCmder in case you need to do a wipe.
Hope this answers your question
Here's another question someone may be able to answer. If I want to change ONLY the transition from the home screen that shows my background to the screen with the icon set. Do i just swap out a certain .cod file in the Java folder? I just loaded the OOAKDPC'S v7 Hybrid and like it alot. ( These Hybrid builders are GENIUSES ) Except that particular screen transition which, right now is a simple fade. While 5.0 was on my Storm I loved the exploding screen transition. Opening and closing apps with V7 gives us the explode/implode transition but would love that for my home screen as well. Any thoughts? Is there a tutorial out there that would aid a newbie in building his own hybrid?
Last edited by Geners; 08-02-2009 at 06:26 PM.
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