O2 UK releases BlackBerry 7.1 for the BlackBerry 9900, 9360, 9810, 9860 and 9380

BlackBerry 7.1
By Bla1ze on 16 Apr 2012 12:50 pm EDT
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if you're on O2 in the UK and have been wondering when they'd roll out BlackBerry 7.1 to their line of BlackBerry devices, you can wonder no more. O2 has announced availability of OS 7.1 for the BlackBerry 9900, 9360, 9810, 9860 and 9380 collectively. All the files have been submitted to the O2 UK BlackBerry software download page and can be downloaded directly. If official OS' are the only way to go for you, time to grab your USB cables and get yourself updated.

Visit the O2 UK BlackBerry downloads page

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O2 UK releases BlackBerry 7.1 for the BlackBerry 9900, 9360, 9810, 9860 and 9380

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Usually find O2 are very slow at bringing out new BB phones & software updates so I'm slightly stunned at the news of update release!

23rd May can't come soon enough now...

Robbers (aka Rogers) will take time to decide if they want to make wifi hotspot free like Telus or just charge a fee for it.

It is not a licensing issue, it simply comes down to carriers deciding if they want to implement uma on their network and for some reason most do not seem to bother.

Load Windows. Much easier solution then waiting for the carriers. I'm on a Mac, it takes 2 secs to boot into Windows and get the job done.

actually it does matter. i have no access to a pc or mac. so i need the over the air update. so you see it matters quite a bit to me.

If you've got a factory unlocked/unbranded device, you'll never get an OS update.
So, if it matters that much to you... get a PC

Phoned Orange last month and they told me that the update was coming later in March, spoke to them today and they had no idea what I was talking about and didn't seem to have heard of OS 7.1 (slaps forehead)

I'm on leaked .267 and don't fancy doing a factory reset to stock OS incase it doesn't work because my laptop broken :(, just wondering if anyone has done it or knows if u can

I am an o2 BB 9900 user, checked on both my PC & Mac it says i am on the latest update. Performed a Wireless Update on my Blackberry, it says I'm up to date. What do I do next? lol. Little things like these frustrate me about RIM, Why can't they bring out the update for all Carriers on the same day and at least make it easier for us to download. For e.g, I would have never known that there was a 7.1 update released today for O2 customers if i did not log onto crackBerry.

Bringing software out for all carriers at once would result in every one being delayed until the slowest carrier was ready to release the update, so that's why it happens like this.

I have an O2 9900 handset but am using a Vodafone sim. When I check for OTA updates it says that there are non available. If I load this software onto my Bold will it work?

Some of these updates are not OTA, you have to plug them into your pc or mac and use the blackberry desktop software. Even then you may have to download the update and load it yourself, there are some great articles on CB on this and it is very straight forward.

I've just checked on my pc and nothing. If I download it myself will it still work as I am using an o2 handset but a Vodafone sim?

does anyone know if this is also available for o2 uk in northern ireland? my desktop software says there is no update for my 9360? please help

Hi Ben if you go to the 02 FB page they have a link that you can go on via you desktop it did take an hour to update my 9900 but I'm really bad at backing up my Bold as I rely now on BB protect hope this helps. As when I went on to my Blackberry DM it kept saying no updates!

Well you need to update your desktop manager. I faced the same problem as I had the version 6 and when I installed the new one the update came up. Alternatively you can download the update using the given page and Delete the vendor.xml if its necessary and then you can install the update.

I've got a unlocked phone, O2 sim. downloaded the link, ran the thing. plugged in my phone & it still says my phones up to date... any ideas tips etc?

I want to update to 7.1.0.569 on my 9900, is this update Carrier specific? I am with Vodacon (South Africa)or can one use any Carrier?