Ok, this is getting old now; and as a former BlackBerry Storm user, I really am beginning to feel for the users who have opted to stay with the stock Verizon firmware build (188.8.131.52). First, the rumor was that Verizon was considering OS 184.108.40.206 as the next official update, and when time passed and no new release was in sight, rumors shifted to a OS 220.127.116.11 launch. Now, the latest rumor is suggesting that .141 failed validation with the carrier. With .141 a bust, no official update lies ahead at this time, so we're not sure whether the carrier will test another version of OS 4.7, or will continue on to OS 5.0. Regardless, the device is in desperate need of an update.
Why other carriers like Bell have been able to release updated software builds whereas Verizon is stuck with .75 (released in December of last year, nonetheless) is beyond us. Fortunately, the good folks over at Crackberry have some great forum contributors that have obtained beta builds for the Storm, from 18.104.22.168 all the way to 22.214.171.124. We've listed out some helpful links below; but as always, download and install at your own risk.