I recently updated an 8830 from OS 4.2 to 184.108.40.206 (Platform 220.127.116.11. I have found things that I like but also some that I don't with this "new" SW. The exact same name in the alerts and ringtones and notifiers actually don't sound as good as the same ones when on the 4.2 OS. Also, I'm having to pull the battery much more to restore enough memory to run the phone with a modicum of apps running. So, after Googling a bit it appears that there is a newer version of the OS: "18.104.22.1681 (Platform 22.214.171.124). I got my update via VZW support last week. So, what's the deal? I know this is an OLD phone, but I don't plan on upgrading until Christmas of this year and want this old one to work as well as I can get it to until then. Help?
There was an upgrade for your device to 126.96.36.199. The version you spoke of, 188.8.131.521, is a leaked version. Leaked versions do not include enhancements by the carrier, so it may or may not run correctly on your device. It is not recommended to run leaked versions, only at your discretion. With that said, read in the forums on sites such as Crackberry or BBHybrids and see what is said by others who may have installed the leak. Hope this helps,