Since there was no thread on this yet, I figured I would start one.
Last weekend OS 188.8.131.52 was leaked for the Blackberry 8230.
Here is an article with a download link: Leaked OS 184.108.40.206 for the Pearl Flip 8230 | BerryReview.com »
I have a buddy with the Alltel 8230 and it will not install on this. Apparently the Alltel version is actually an 8230f...who knew.
Changes I've Seen:
- Threaded SMS - SWEET!!!
- It now says 3G instead of 1XEV
- A LOT of new options in many menus
- Bedside Mode now has ability to automatically switch profiles
- Ability to ring and vibrate at same time in Profiles
- Media is now separated into folders
- New blackberry boot screen with progress bar
- New camera interface
Issues I've found:
- Blackberry App World gets error connecting to App World Server
- Viigo doesn't work - hangs when clicking icon
- Quickpull Lite doesn't work
- No BBM 5.0 - but that is true for any 5.0 OS
- No external display of SMS messages. It just has the icon with the number of unread messages
*OS Disclaimer - This is an unofficial release. If you choose to install, do so at your own risk and only if you're comfortable in the process of upgrading and downgrading your device software.