BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS Officially Released by AVEA

By Adam Zeis on 7 Jan 2010 04:43 pm EST

Not too long ago we got an official OS from Bell, and now AVEA has officially released OS for the Bold 9700. While it may look like a step back from the of Bell, anyone who was experiencing issues or just likes to load up a new OS may want to give this one a go. No word of the goods or bads, so be sure to drop a comment if you find out anything.

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BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS Officially Released by AVEA


Anyone from any carrier can download this OS! If you wish to install it to your 9700 than just make sure to delete the "vendor.xml" file first...

How I tried every which way and cant delete. even tried DL crackmem didnt work can you help me please?
my PC cant seem to find this dam file.

I just upgraded to the Bell version a couple of weeks ago. It does look like a step back to 400 but if anyone uploads it, please post your findings.

i was running 405 and battery life was amazing, now on the 421 isnt that great. havent heard anything good for the 423 so i think ima stick to the 421 till we get one for tmobile cuz to tell u the truth gets annoying downloading all the apps again..,. if there was a way to save the apps without deleting them when we upgrade/downgrade will be awesome...

My software is running great on stock .344 so I'll wait to see the usual complaints before deciding to give it a whirl :D

there are tons of programs to save your apps. first off would be desktop manager. some things it will load up along with the OS. you'll have to google for the procedure though. i use bbsak 1.7 to save all my apps. anything that don't get loaded i use bbsak to reinstall. there are other means also.

it takes me ONE hour. to do EVERYTHING.

i have version5.0.0.330 platform, i can download this version and what is suppose to be different! Also, how do i erase the vendor xml?

To delete vendor file go to c:/programfiels/common/file/RIM/Apploader
in apploader delete the vendor file. Empty rec bin restart pc and after reboot use DM to upload new OS. IF that dosen't work go to the same location stated above and and in the app loader file apploader icon. whammy.

I've download 423, so far prefect, very fast response n everything is perfect compared to friend using 9700 asked me to install same OS..they are happy with it now..very easy to install only took around 45-50mins

Bell already has the out. The link is the same as the one in the earlier OS update for 9700 on

i call BS unless you provide the link, you're most likely running 5.0.0421 which is the platform you mentioned.

This is funny, I live in DR, and none of the GSM companies have the 9700 here for sale, only particular sellers, and i was looking for a upgrade for mine and this is what I came across.

Software For BlackBerry® Bold (TM) 9700 smartphone

BlackBerry Handheld Software v5.0.0.554 (Multilanguage)

Package Version:
Consisting of:

* Applications:
* Software Platform:
* File name: 9700M_PBr5.0.0_rel554_PL5.1.0.98_A5.0.0.351_Orange_Dominicana.exe
* File size: 143.56MB

That is the update for orange and there is also one from Claro, who is the other GSM carrier.

pple stop posting wrong numbers... thats aint newer thats OLD
Latest one is use Google

U have to look at the application numbers
not the package version numbers

So for O2 that would be: 421 and not 678

BlackBerry Handheld Software v5.0.0.678 (Multilanguage)

Package Version:
Consisting of:
Software Platform:
File name: 9700M_PBr5.0.0_rel678_PL5.1.0.116_A5.0.0.421_O2_UK.exe
File size: 131.28MB

I have to shamelessly admit played with .400 but went back to .423. I agree with many here that state .423 is best up to this point in time.

Im running with .423 from Bell. So far so good. No complaints. The batt life is good. Using 2G and my bb running for 2 days.

I'm running with .423. My GPS can't connect to satellite. My opera and Nimbuzz can't work. Anyone can help?

I had some issues with the SMS threads, but other than that everything is just perfect... Battery life is excellent, so for now I am sticking with .423