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BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha update now available for developers

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha
By Adam Zeis on 19 Jul 2012 09:22 am EDT

Calling all devs! If you've been patiently waiting for your BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha to get a software update - today is the day! The Dev Alpha device software has been updated to version and is available now for download. You'll have to install via PC, meaning you'll need to have the latest beta version of BlackBerry Desktop Manager installed as well. Once you have that covered, head over to the link below to get the update.

Updating the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha



Nice!!! How about that 2.1 update for my playbook. Feel free to let that out anytime now RIM ;)


I think they completely forgot about us normal non BB 10 Dev Alpha people. I have been using the Beta 2.1 since it was made available. I am tired of getting this : .....Connect to wifi to send and receive email. Click here to connect...... I am connected to wifi


The beta was for developers, not consumers. Don't blame RIM because you agreed to install an update that could potentially break certain features before official release hits.


and what happens to mac users????

why can't they just push it to our devices???


Those are all virtual pc software, two of which are free, one is open source.

Use them, borrow a windows disk and have it setup for your dev alpha device.


Trying to update now :p


please let me know what changed so that i know how quick i have to find a pc. . .


"In addition to the BlackBerry 10 developer toolkit updates, RIM is also opening the BlackBerry App WorldTM Vendor Portal for BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha test devices. The portal will now allow developers to target the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha test device for applications, allowing developers with BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha test devices to share and access each other's applications and see what their peers are doing with the platform."

From the forums,


For sure, check in the forums for the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha, a lot of us will be posting updates there.


no,i am not a programmer.let them make the best software an i will buy it by the time bb 10 release.see u


Awesome, though I do hope it's more stable. I've had quite a few freezes. Also hope it fixes my debugging issue and that funky message about conformance.


Crap, and I am at work...
Gotta wait until I get home to update my device :(


Don't feel bad, I have it here and it doesn't give me the update yet.

Detective M Downs

I'm on the toilet, will update in 30 - 45 minutes.


no for me :-(

but version (Platform !!!

Downloading now, testing later after the Webinar !


strange looks like different devices need different systems . . .


I can't wait to get home so I can download this for my 9900.......



I'm at work so cannot update yet. Anything new or is this just a much-needed bugfix?


anyone would share the download data for testing the OS10 in playbook? is that allowed?


This isn't OS 10. It's just got the number 10. All it is, is the PlayBook OS with cascades support and support for the new resolution. You'd gain next to nothing if you did even manage to get it on your PlayBook.


ok, got it. thx for replying!


I was gonna say the same thing.


my DM is still saying "no update available"...


Me too.

Even after following the repair instructions.


RIM has people looking into the problem of those who can't update the Dev Alpha device.


I also don't get the update, repair process it doesn't work either.


i am a beginner , with a 9900 device
what is this update exaclty ??
and who uses it ?


its not for you but for developers, who have the dev alpha device only....


Will this work on my 9800????? Or my 9350?? How about my pantech impact? Or my 9900??? asus?


Adam, I don't think you should have bothered to post about the DEV ALPHA DEVICE UPDATE, it seems that some Crackberry readers just don't have a clue! LOL, You've confused them.

Don't feel so bad guys, if you go to you'll see that Devs are having a hard time downloading the update too!

RIM screwing up as usual!


RIM worked non stop to solve the problem and they did within hours of the problem being reported. It was a obscure problem and wasn't serious. Remember, all this was with a beta version of the Desktop Manager and a beta version of the OS. Why do you think it is called a Beta?


To get the update working on a windows PC:
Close Desktop Manger
Navigate to the following key in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Research In Motion\AppLoader (32-bit) or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Research In Motion\AppLoader (64-bit)
Delete the SLSURL entry
Delete the WebSLURL entry.
Start up Desktop Manager

If you're having trouble connecting the Dev Alpha to the computer after doing a reset:
Turn on wifi sharing, Change it from Auto detect to Windows, Turn on Developer Mode


I used this fix an already have updated my Dev Alpha. Quickly, the only new thing I notice was the AppWorld.


Tried all of the above.
The update software stops at "read device system configuration". After a short while it says "There eas an error updating your Software\nThere is no update available"

Any suggestions on how to proceed?


Same here! Keep getting the no update available error message. This is my first time updating, so it's going from to (using Win7 32-bit)
Any ideas of what's going wrong?