Firmware update for Verizon BlackBerry Storm details

Verizon BB Storm

Verizon is releasing a new BlackBerry Storm firmware update soon. This will be the second official updates with version number 4.7.0.113 from Verizon Wireless and RIM. Check out the incredibly long list of bug fixes after the jump.

* Fixed bug where Mute and End buttons would work incorrectly while using an A2DP headset on a call.
* Fixed bug that caused display to briefly show small, multi-colored dots across the entire screen.
* Fixed bug that could cause a white bar to display on the screen.
* Fixed bug that could cause custom ringtones to play even when phone is set to vibrate.
* Fixed bug where pictures taken in landscape mode and sent could show in portrait.
* Fixed rare bug causing notifications not to show for incoming text messages.
* Fixed bug causing call timer to intermittently show incorrectly.
* Fixed bug causing an error and possibly display issues when more than 40 items are present in the call log.
* Fixed rare bug where multitap keypad could behave like SureType keypad.
* Fixed bug where if a music artist is deleted from the phone, the artist’s tracks could still show.
* Fixed bug preventing renaming of file extensions on music playlists.
* Fixed bug causing choppy audio playback on downloaded WMA files.
* Fixed rare bug where phone could reset while recording a video for MMS attachment.
* Fixed bug that could cause the device to stop responding and display an error when pausing a video recording.
* Fixed bug that prevented the backlight from timing out while playing streamed video content.
* Fixed bug with display of track names containing periods.
* Reduced amount of time it takes to begin playing MP3 files.
* Fixed bug that could cause viewfinder to not display correctly when camera is started in portrait mode and quickly flipped to landscape.
* Fixed bug that occasionally caused screen to briefly show white after taking a picture.
* Fixed rare bug that caused phone to reset when taking a picture with image stabilization and white board effect enabled.
* Fixed rare bug where camera application would remain open after user had closed it.
* Fixed rare bug where camera application would start without being commanded to do so.
* Fixed bug that could cause phone to go to EV-DO after an automatic reset when it is in 1X-only mode.
* Improved capability in auto off/on functionality for connecting to wireless networks when turning back on.
* Enhanced system to ensure OTA updates continue if media card is removed.
* Added Arabic language support.
* Added full support for English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish in the East Asia language pack.
* Added rendering support for Indonesian Bahasa, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
* Added “Go” buttons next to address and search fields in the browser and search application respectively.
* Added Phone icon to home screen.
* Removed Call Log icon in Applications folder.
* Device can now be upgraded OTA using either internal memory or a media card.
* Improved volume consistency across applications and calls.
* Fixed rare bug to prevent uncommanded scrolling of text.
* Improved speed when composing messages.
* Improved speed in Calendar application when selecting “go to date”.
* Fixed bugs to ensure Application Permission screen is always correctly displayed.
* Fixed various bugs causing device resets.
* Fixed rare bug causing device to freeze while using Voice Dial.
* Improved accuracy of signal strength meter.
* Fixed rare bug where phone could lose data connectivity.
* Fixed bug to ensure new languages can always be added.
* Fixed bug to ensure phone always vibrates and beeps for incoming text messages when it is set to do so.
* Fixed bug that could cause device to not allow text messages to be sent to numbers in the Frequently Dialed Number list.
* Fixes to make sure emails are always displayed correctly.
* Fixed bugs that could cause static on phone calls.
* Fixed bug that could prevent audio from routing through a Bluetooth headset when using speed dial.
* Enhancements to ensure that phone features are not accidentally accessed when phone is held up to ear.
* Fixed bug to ensure holding down the 1 button always triggers voicemail.
* Fixed bug that could prevent .odf files stored on media cards from playing correctly.
* Fixed bug that could inform the user they don’t have rights to play music when the message is not necessary.
* Fixed bug causing popping noises in downloaded songs.
* Improved display of files saved on media cards in all applications.
* Fixed bugs preventing creation and opening of playlists in some circumstances.
* Fixed bug that could prevent access to the Music Library from the Options menu in the media player.
* Improved support for streaming video content whose URLs are longer than 512 characters.
* Fixed bug preventing correct display of streaming video content sent in a text message.
* Improved accuracy of progress bars displayed when downloading files.
* Fixed bugs preventing preview of songs when using V CAST Rhapsody.
* Fixed bugs preventing playback of video recorded on the phone.
* Improvements to prevent intermittent error messages displayed in the media player.
* Sped up display of pictures.
* Fixed bug that could cause pictures to display at the wrong resolution.
* Fixed rare bug causing device to lock while typing.
* Fixed bugs involving incorrect display of keyboard.
* Made sure device remains in portrait mode while being unlocked in portrait mode.
* Full QWERTY keyboard now available in portrait mode.
* Improved performance and stability with pre-loaded games.
* Fixed bug causing Incoming Call screen to not show when user is in some applications.
* Fixed bug that could prevent LED indicator from turning on when device is charged.
* Fixed bug causing Enterprise Activation screen to show after activation is complete.
* Improved display rotation speed while viewing contacts.
* Improved data call setup when switching wireless technologies.

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19 Responses to “Firmware update for Verizon BlackBerry Storm details”


  1. 1 artie

    Wow! no wonder everyone I know that had a Storm took them back for a Curve. I’m glad Sprint did not get this first.

  2. 2 OBJim

    Ummm…What does “soon” mean?

  3. 3 Artgeek

    Ouch. This just proves that the device came out 6 months too early. Still love my Stormie but can’t wait for improved performance! This update has been a long time coming considering the last update was shortly after release and it was .75 now going on .113!?! ;)

  4. 4 Munson

    What about the lack of Wifi bug…will they fix that?

  5. 5 ed

    I guess you need to have a ridiculously buggy device to get an update from VZW. The rest of use curve owners have to settle for unofficial sources for new feature goodness.

  6. 6 Todd

    Any ideas when a Telus Storm Power user can expect a firmware upgrade. I have to do a battery pull twice a day just like my three prior blackberries?

  7. 7 brandon

    I’ve had the storm since early December and have been waiting for this update ever since. On my second device already and it is still buggy. I really can’t stand the lag it has when switching from portrait to landscape. It just seems like it should be smoother. I’ve also had a ton of problems with it freezing up when people call or when I’m just working in an application (many times the freezing is so bad I have to pull the battery for a hard reset). The storm has made me seriously consider switching to att for the iphone. I suppose this update will be the deciding factor.

  8. 8 Ed

    Wow. Sounds like the complaints I always had with Windows based devices.. except those problems have been a part of WindowsCE since the beginning and are still a part of it. Hopefully RIM can course correct. They’re not big enough to publish crapware and have people still buy (unlike M$).

  9. 9 CJ

    Why don’t you little girls pull your pretty little panties up and stop your b&%#@*@g?! I own a Storm and an iPhone and I have to give RIM/Verizon credit for listing what they fixed. Apple leaves it to you to figure what, if anything, they fixed when an update is released. Almost every new piece of tech has some bugs that need to be fixed. Get over it!!

  10. 10 Ed

    A troll with two phones and a penchant for panties. Go figure.

  11. 11 nemo-maritime

    Finally! Hope this really is soon, like maybe tomorrow or whenever they release their App World. The sooner the better, at least for those people who have not upgraded with a leaked OS.

  12. 12 Mike

    I agree about having to pull the battery. I bought some memory software from Handango that does make my storm applications a little quicker.

  13. 13 Mike

    I agree about having to pull the battery. I bought some memory software from Handango that does make my storm applications a little quicker.

  14. 14 Kyle

    I hope the Telus and Bell patches aren’t far off.

  15. 15 ADP

    I am running .114 will I have to revert back to an older version prior to this update for it to load OTA?

  16. 16 Zach

    Ummm… release date?

  17. 17 Dave

    Wohoo, this is great news! I love the storm, but it does need these bug fixes.
    One more bug that needs to be addressed - when SMS messaging to someone in your Call Log, the screen locks into Portrait mode and won’t rotate to landscape.

  18. 18 Mike

    You can get Quick Pull, a software application, to do hard reset that pulling the battery invokes. I have to run Quick Pull at least once per day. I was going to take my Storm back but when I tried the Omnia the touch screen was terrible. I like the HTC Touch Pro but just too much.

    Hopefully the update is available soon.

  19. 19 makes no since

    why would they release an official os as 113… when there is a leaked 114 out. that does not make since.!

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