03-21-2009 12:44 AM
03-21-2009 12:56 PM
12-03-2009 07:32 AM
Hi there, I know this is an old thread, but I thought I'd reply as it's the first result in Google for 'stuck at waiting for device initialization". I had the following problems on my bb storm 9500;
After hours of trying, I realised that you NEED to be using the OLDEST firmware you can get your hands on. Now I don't know if I'm just being really thick, but I couldn't find any way of choosing which firmware to flash from the app loader wizard. Therefore, I used a completely different computer, which had only the oldest official vodafone release on it.
Both computers were Windows 7 machines, and the firmware I used in the sucessful flash was 18.104.22.168_Vodafone_UK - one (very long) reboot later, everything seems to be working!
Hope this helps people, feel free to drop me a pm if you have any questions.