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Adam.

Oct 26, 2009, 2:33 PM
over in the "BlackBerry Storm 9530" discussion:

Updating problem

Started to install the new update today and it seems to be stuck on the part that says downloaded modules 0 of 355

What should I do?
Had the same problem myself. After three tries with the same error message called VZW and they walked me through an alternative procedure. Excellent tech was very helpful and patient. Good luck
So, you never got it to download any modules? Mine downloaded about half and seemed to get stuck, but patients payed off. It finally got to the end and installed. Be ready though! I ended up having to reinstall AppWorld and BBM. I had to try 3 dif...
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gecross

Oct 27, 2009, 8:25 AM
over in the "BlackBerry Storm 9530" discussion:

Pandora issue with 5.0.0.328

Loaded OS 5.0.0.328 yesterday then downloaded Pandora. Every song stops with 25 seconds left. Seems to happen when Pandora starts loading the next song. Even though the pause button is displayed, indicating it is still playing, if you push the pause button then push the play button the song will finish. The next song starts and plays until 25 seconds left and the same thing happens again. Anyone else having this problem? Solution????
Already spoke to Pandora the other day regarding the glitch. They are aware, and working on a fix. He said that it should be in the next Pandora release probably by the end of the month.
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stormsurvivor

Oct 26, 2009, 7:59 PM
over in the "BlackBerry Storm 9530" discussion:

Eye Opener

Well my Storm finally operates like a semi-smart phone! DL the 5.0 OS today and saw how the phone should have performed when they came out with the pathetic .148 "fix" in June.

So there is poetic justice after all. I now have a preview of what to expect on Wednesday when I buy the Storm 2 and move uptown on the hardware, too! (Still can't forgive RIM for the last 6 months of drudgery with this thing). For those staying with the (1), its a helluva lot better now. In fact it almost acts like the device we all thought we we obtaining way back.... Wink
Kimo61

Oct 24, 2009, 12:05 PM
over in the "BlackBerry Storm 9530" discussion:

BOGO for Storm 2?

Okay, my Verizon guy "confirmed" that the Storm 2 was not available "Oct 24, 25, 26, 27" but could not confirm or deny for Oct 28th. Yes, I know that we know that already.

What he couldn't tell me was whether or not it would be available as a buy one-get one.

Any of you guys with VZW "juice" have any info on this?
doubt it. the bogo is to blow out the older bb's... but then again you never know!
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FknTwizted

Oct 22, 2009, 7:07 PM
over in the "BlackBerry Storm 9530" discussion:

Oct. 28th!

yes you heard it Verizon bringing the double hammer out.. Storm 2 and the Google Android! Due out on October 28th!! believe me on this its a treat not a trick!
Don't tease me....I've got a dozen rotten eggs and I'll find your house Laughing
FknTwizted said:
yes you heard it Verizon bringing the double hammer out.. Storm 2 and the Google Android! Due out on October 28th!! believe me on this its a treat not a trick!


The Original Storm overwhelmed Veriz...
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let me recant my earlier statement, (vzw IDR ie go to guy for indirect agents) they are unveiling the new google phone not launching it. but it is the motorola droid. sorry for the mis-info.. he misread his update. but the s2 is lauching the 28th.
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Kimo61

Oct 25, 2009, 9:39 PM
over in the "BlackBerry Storm 9530" discussion:

.328 is here!

yeah, finally after almost a year???..LOL
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bear7

Oct 23, 2009, 3:06 PM
over in the "BlackBerry Storm 9530" discussion:

new software

all the links are closed to get the new software. does anyone know any other way to get it? could someone possibly email it to me?
bear7 said:
all the links are closed to get the new software. does anyone know any other way to get it? could someone possibly email it to me?


For Storm 1, it looks like .328 will be officially out on Monday. May be...
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stormsurvivor

Oct 23, 2009, 5:47 PM
over in the "BlackBerry Storm 9530" discussion:

Update a Bit Late?

Its official! They're coming out with the 5.0.0.328 upgrade on Monday for the Storm 1. It might have been motivated to take the stale taste out of the mouths of the original victims, as a way to influence purchase of the Storm 2.

Now they can provide a somewhat "fixed" device and plant the tease that the 2 is Sooo much better, but the 1, not so bad.

Can anyone forget the lack of support for a year with the leaked improvements ignored by RIM & Verizon? I am very skeptical of their marketing, Even so,on Wednesday morning (Storm 2 release), I will fall into the trap and dedicate my original Storm to paperweight use on my desk...... Mad
This is too funny Laughing

I am thinking of writing a eulogy for my original Storm...I may keep the light saber app I got a long time ago on there and give it to the kids to play with Laughing

if not, I can always use another paperweight!!!
tpa78mch

Oct 22, 2009, 1:54 PM
over in the "BlackBerry Storm 9530" discussion:

Facebook Issues on Storm

Is anyone else having trouble staying connected to Facebook? I have had error messages and connection timeout messages everyday for the last few days. Is the server overloaded?
Have you downloaded the update? I was having trouble on my storm and downloaded the new version now everything works great!
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Kimo61

Oct 21, 2009, 10:50 AM
over in the "BlackBerry Storm 9530" discussion:

Next!

Laughing

If I added up all the time I have spent installing these things Laughing

Thanks for the heads up!
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Not a bad little OS this one Very Happy

It got rid of some overlapping icons and text from the last one.
Home screen preferences screen is laid out 10x better
Lost my 3G icon and back to the goofy 1XEV deal
The useless App center icon works now
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HawkeyeOC

Oct 15, 2009, 12:31 AM
over in the "BlackBerry Storm 9530" discussion:

Crackberry Storm2 review

Proximity sensor? Yea Drooling
Lots of info to drool over while drinking Kool-aid Laughing

http://crackberry.com/blackberry-storm2-review »
Great reading Drooling

"When the BlackBerry Storm hit the market, owners were staying up all hours of the night waiting in hopes of a firmware update to leak in the forums, with the aim of improving the usability of the device. With the BlackBerry S...
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After reading that review, it appears the Storm2 is everything the original is not. The biggest plus I see here is time lag elimination. You can now be productive with a responsive device as opposed to one with intentions that never materialized.
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I have found excessive memory allocation creates conflicts in the stability & performance, resulting in variable degrees of lag and non-responsiveness. My phone is loaded to the hilt with apps. I open with under 30mb and its quickly leaking, regardles...
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HawkeyeOC

Oct 14, 2009, 11:54 AM
over in the "BlackBerry Storm 9530" discussion:

Leaked Storm2 OS 5.0.0.287

Hey! A leaked Storm2 OS even before the phone is out! Laughing

Here we go again Laughing
http://crackberry.com/leaked-blackberry-storm-2-os-5 ... »
The link is down already. Anybody have it anyplace else?
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Kimo61

Oct 6, 2009, 12:29 PM
over in the "BlackBerry Storm 9530" discussion:

verizon/google

VZW and GOOG announced a new partnership today with the first phones around the end of the year.

If VZW waits much longer for the S2, it may be too late. You figure with Google, there will be more support/apps/updates
The original Storm came out in late November '08. If they can turn out a 2nd Storm in under a year, they are doing pretty good. The original G1 is still out and it's a few months older I believe.

Updates: RIM has done 2 official and Google has don...
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You mention the two OS improvements for the original Storm. The 1st one was a necessity due to the release of a device that resulted in major dis-satisfaction and astoundingly poor performance. The second, was a band-aide six months later, at a tim...
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HawkeyeOC

Oct 12, 2009, 8:15 PM
over in the "BlackBerry Storm 9530" discussion:

Buy 1 blackberry, get 1 free when Storm2 released?

If this pans out, i'll probably get a Storm2 and a Tour then give the one I don't want/doesn't work to someone else in my company. Can I go wrong with that? Odds are i'll get a phone that works right? Laughing

http://crackberry.com/buy-one-get-one-blackberry-sto ... »
maluthanga

Oct 8, 2009, 9:06 PM
over in the "BlackBerry Storm 9530" discussion:

BBM 5

I just updated my BBM to version 5 but how do I restore my contacts? The last time I backed up my phone using desktop manager was a few wks back. If I restore that session it will put all messages etc back to what was backed up at that date correct? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
darthschrader

Oct 6, 2009, 2:08 PM
over in the "BlackBerry Storm 9530" discussion:

Leaked OS's...

I've been out of the loop for a bit on leaked OS's! I'm still on the Verizon .148! So is there a leaked OS that's much better? What's the initial feedback on the newest one, .230?
Well, made the plunge and loaded .230 yesterday. So far I'm seeing some major improvements! I don't know how this could be related, but my phone actually seems to have decent internet speeds in the browser now, where it did not before! Overall phone s...
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stormsurvivor

Sep 22, 2009, 8:34 PM
over in the "BlackBerry Storm 9530" discussion:

ADD IT TO THE LIST

Today was another anomoly with my Storm. The Blackberry Nationwide Email server went down for four hours. For me, it was business as usual. I just added it to page 10 of the pathetic non-performance of this disaster device. I was not surprised the email crapped out. There's nothing consistent with my Storm except for glitch after glitch coming out of "nowhere." Another surprise every day. It was only when I visited Crackberry.com, that the shared annoyance of other BB victims who were email-less became known on the forums.

I made a vow. If the Storm 2 is not 10 times better than this excuse for a phone, they BOTH get a sledgehammer!!! My comparison test will show which screen shatters easier. And you know what's sad? RIM doesn't...
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when the phone comes out compare it to the HTC touch Pro 2, the tp2 is wicked! i got my hands on one at a meeting with blackberry and HTC last week and man i love my storm but i do miss the days of my windows devices... that is the only reason i am wa...
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jharo

Sep 6, 2009, 10:15 AM
over in the "BlackBerry Storm 9530" discussion:

Weird dial pad on .167

So I finally install .167. I noticed that the dial pad is weird. The letters associated with the numbers are all mixed up, i.e. the number 2 has TY instead of ABC. Anybody know what's up?
jharo said:
So I finally install .167. I noticed that the dial pad is weird. The letters associated with the numbers are all mixed up, i.e. the number 2 has TY instead of ABC. Anybody know what's up?


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NYCJess

Sep 15, 2009, 4:43 PM
over in the "BlackBerry Storm 9530" discussion:

Any Advice on what to say to VZW?

Loooong story short:

So I am on my 5th storm and it keeps freezing...AGAIN. Now its not even a battery or 2 pull a day, it freezes btw every application switch esp with the phone.

I called vzw and explained to them my frustrations and they FINALLY decided to at least give me an early upgrade at the ONE YEAR upgrade price which Im not happy with.

A friend of mine basically just got handed the Tour in store bc the people there just didnt even ask any questions bc they knew what was up.

My question is to everyone... should I wait until the storm 2 comes out (and i love the phone/screen and got used to the keyboard and everything) or just suck it up and get the Tour?

If there is anything I can say to the people in store to just...
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i don't know what to tell you, I'm still on my original and i got it when it released.. first thing is what apps u running and how much memory do you have after a battery pull.. ur problem might not be the phone but the apps you are running. 2nd i wo...
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still on my 1st storm.. i gotta get it swapped up at a local store tho.. i might have gotten some water on it and caused the color to screw up.. burly noticeable.. but its annoying.. also its been restarting on me during calls.. might be from using "p...
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tpa78mch

Sep 3, 2009, 3:09 PM
over in the "BlackBerry Storm 9530" discussion:

**Leaked 4.7.0.167 for 9530**

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MT9XQJXP »

This is the megaupload site. Remember to remove the RIM tools before installing.

According to alot of reviews on Crackberry, this leak is very fast with little or no bugs.

Enjoy!!
So many to choose from Shocked

Anyone try this one yet? I am still on .191
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I'm a newbie, sorry. How do I remove the RIM Tools?
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