Hi All.. Just took the chance and updated my Blackberry Storm 9500 to the latest firmware v126.96.36.1994
So here is a simple guide for those that would like to upgrade to v188.8.131.524.
Some background information before we begin.
Carrier / Cellular Network: Celcom Malaysia
Phone: Blackberry Storm 9500
Current Firmware Version: 184.108.40.206
Latest available firmware download for Celcom’s Storm: 220.127.116.11
OK.. since Celcom still has not release any v5 firmware yet.. I decided to take the chance, and flash mine with Indonesian Telkom
1. Blackberry Desktop Software V5.0 Service Pack 1 (5.0.1)
2. Blackberry Handheld Software v18.104.22.1681 (All Languages)
You can download this 2 files from www.blackberry.com, select Supports & Services, then select Downloads, then select Blackberry and Desktop Software, then select Access Your Service Provider Download Site. For Me, I went to Telkomsel Indonesia, because similar to Celcom, they got their phones from Vodafone.
Installation onto PC
Next, install the 2 downloaded software onto you PC. First Install Blackberry Desktop Software 5.0.1 then followed by Blackberry Handheld Software v22.214.171.1241
Updating your Blackberry Storm 9500
Next, start up blackberry desktop manager.
Next, connect your blackberry storm 9500 onto your PC via USB.
Next, let the desktop manager ‘search’ for updated software.
Next, you will see the desktop manager showing you the available updates, which includes the v5 firmware..
OOOH.. almost forgot. Very important, you have delete 1 file.
Go to c:\program files\common files\reasearch in motion\
and delete the file 'Vendor.xml’
Update and VIOLA!! Thats it.. simple.. nice and easy..