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BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS 5.0.0.423 Officially Released By Bell Mobility

BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS 5.0.0.423 Officially Released By Bell Mobility
By Bla1ze on 24 Dec 2009 01:02 pm EST
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I guess Bell Mobility was in the giving spirit this morning. Previously. we have seen many OS leaks for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and now, we have an official build of 5.0.0.423 arrive with it never having seen a leak. Grab it folks, let us know in the comments if you find any fixes or bugs and let us all hope it maintains that awesome battery life.

80 comments

my700m

I am waiting for 5.0 OS of Bold 9000!

zaur007

hey! any idea about the release? thank u.

JdmKiid86

Going to give this a go when i get home..

daleandla

Oh man! I just installed the 415 OS on my wifes Bold today! LOL! Well, looks like its gettin some more lov'in today! Thanks for the update!

archpopoy

Our Canadian telco provider stepping up.

I can't say I'm not impressed right now, coz I am. Wow.

teddyp6

Just downloaded the last AT&T official a couple of weeks ago but definitely will be doing this one when I get home.

Merry Christmas!

Ummu

urgh it's so much work t.t

interfasys

Hopefully this release fixes the SMS problems, but somehow I doubt it, it's too close to 421 and doesn't even include the new messenger.

amirnabilkamelsaad

The latest official version by ATT fixed the SMS issue.

doowopmario

I've seen the vendor file subject come up when installing the new OS. Why is that necessary and how is it done?

Maverick.Xtreme

You have to delete the "vendor.xml" file if you want to install an OS from a different carrier than yours. For example, if you are on AT&T and you are using OS 5.0.0.405 but want to use this one from Bell, you must delete the file or your device will not recognize this version.

After installation of the OS to your PC, go to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader, delete the file before connecting your device and you're good to go...

doowopmario

thanks for the info, however, I've installed at least 5 different OS's from different carriers since I got the phone on the release date and never deleted the vendor files and my phone has functioned properly.

I went ahead and deleted the vendor file this time and well, it works as well as the other times. I'll continue to do so, just in case anyway.

Thanks,

M

MRCUR

You must also disconnect from the Internet or it'll check and see that AT&T hasn't released this OS (or whatever carrier you're on).

tjgolub

I needed both of those instructions to get mine to recognize the update.

ki2594

Will this work on my tmobile bold running .415 if I delete the vendor file?

sd.87

if any bell users already tried it out, does it fix the BBM delays? (not related to the outage)

sk8er_tor

Are you still experiencing delays today? Did you upgrade to the newest BBM? I have found that BBM has been faster than ever the last two days with the upgraded BBM.

sd.87

I upgraded to the newest BBM right when it came out (during the outage), and it seemed to work pretty quickly for most of the day yesterday, and then it started having the delays again..

I'm not sure if the OS update fixed the delay though, I haven't used BBM yet since upgrading

edit: looks like the delay is still there

djthomp

I believe it does...I am getting "D" status almost right away now.

doowopmario

http://rapidshare.com/files/325458602/9700EastAsia_PBr5.0.0_rel680_PL5.1...

don't know why the entire link doesn't appear. Go to the 9700 forum and you will find it in a thread I entitled Free Rapidshare link for new OS .423

MRCUR

I was waiting for this OS to leak, and here it is direct from Bell! Good job Bell and CB!

Coffey123

Thanks will try this in a few.

vx1

I like this one :)

SpaceMonster

All I want is threaded sms....it just doesn't make sense not to have it. Most people I know don't have a blackberry so I don't use BBIM as much as I txt. It sucks butt. Why can't they offer an upgrade to our native sms that does this???

MRCUR

Well OS 5 added threaded SMS, so I'm not sure what you're waiting for.

SpaceMonster

I have the Curve. I am not eligible for this upgrade!

doxa sub750T

This is one of the best firmware for 9700. All works on mine and a big big plus, it contains inputs for East Asia language, i.e. Chinese (multiple), Japanese, Korean and Thai. I have 9700 running running previously with .344. I am with TMO and UMA does work without any issue ;-)

Cheers

kayceeee

That's good to hear about the input will try this out tonight

keirazka

It is nice having this release, but I'm looking for the release from T-Mobile...

MRCUR

Why wait for T-Mo? This is an official release and will work just fine on your T-Mo 9700.

crownr0yal

i'm waiting because i don't want to have any problems. i want to update OTA and not have to delete any vendor files. hmmph. lol

radixe

damnit, i just did .421 yesterday. i hate the upgrade rituals.

shannoncole05

East Asia - Any Multilanguage links as I do not have Bell PIN?

fcm94

even though it says east asia there this is a english usa option or will this only be in east asia language?

MRCUR

English is always the default language, you have to select the other languages if you want them.

Danyboy81

don'T care about east asian... it's a multilanguage update

djthomp

I am a Bell client and I am excited to finally have an official release...I tried to dl the leaked os (.421) without any luck....I will report back and advise how .423 performs. Hopefully it resolves some of the audio issues many Bell/Telus clients are having (robotic, gargled calls).

craigr127

Has anyone who downloaded and installed this version checked to see if the option to show recent contacts when composing email is back in the messages options?

CoDeX2k

Has anyone who installed the 423 bell the bug with the sms database? that it gets corrupted?

ktseng91

YES i just got that same problem, i downgraded to the original OS that shipped with my 9700 and it fixed the issue, but the issue with the name not appearing is still there but i use the work around

Danyboy81

YES and now you got french canadian

ronyuho

Mine are ok ... No meeting any anoying bug now ....

gerry702

tried to install on my tmo 9700. currently running .415 says my software is newer than needed and offers to just install older version

Danyboy81

go to program files\common files\rim\apploader\
delete the vendor.xml
Restart your BDM and update will start

gerry702

had to redownload, had a couple of corrupt files. everything looks good now

exelant

It's much smaller than T-Mo's official. I am curious if it actually gives us something. I have outgrown upgrading for upgrading's sake - don't get me wrong, I understand the excitement of getting a new OS and all that, but it isn't the same anymore for me. Remember when the 4.5 showed up and we got video and HTML email and all the improvements? Heady days to say the least.

So, what does .423 offer?

lapya

Is it only on my bb or this bb icon thing has gone?
Before there was an icon to show BIS is active.
Although you got 3G reception sometimes you
couldn't connect to BIS before I don't know why.
But I realised with this update I do not need
that icon should be active to get my messages.

Danyboy81

Fixed the sms bug, now name is associated with the number.
Fixed the blutooth wireless and audio transfert problem.
Change option for grouping sms mms and email.
Also added french canadian for voice composition.
I love this update Thx !!!

Tariq AlAli

it creates one conversation for all SMS messages beside all incoming SMS are taking the first SMS sending ID. any clue ?

ahuerta

Now... this update has a Voice dialing bug... it frezzes when you press button... Has you noted this?

stamatgeorge

I cannot seem to install the "BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS 5.0.0.423" using BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac or the Desktop Manager for PC. I installed the "
BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS 5.0.0.423" on the PC and it doesn't seem to recognize that I have installed it.

Any suggestions for Mac or PC ?

Thanks in Advance,

416MASSIVE

I now have a visual voicemail icon...can anyone confirm if we download this that we will be charged by Bell?

fsxflightman

I believe visual voice mail is going to be offered for $8.00 a month. Don't forget to add in the blended sales tax to bring it to more than $9.00.
More than I'm willing to pay.

416MASSIVE

It was just a download which then checks to see if it's already on your plan. I'm a bit shocked Bell didn't juice me and make me find out the hard way!

skiddy67

I was wondering if anybody found out if it was worth upgrading? Is any big change or should i just wait for t-mo to come out with a new firmware.

416MASSIVE

My right side convenience key no longer works with this update...

djthomp

That issue is probably only with ur device...Both my left and right convenience key works without any issues.

416MASSIVE

It worked on the old OS...

gerry702

i deleted the vendor.xml file and it still is telling me "no software update is required for your device"

mccx33

I dislike the image viewer in the media... My pictures are not crisp as my 9700 usually displays them to be :( if it bothers me too much, I'll just end up downgrading or something... That's my only complaint though.

dazednfazed

pressing 1 while viewing the image should restore the image quality.

mccx33

Picture quality is only restored whiled zoomed & not when viewing 1:1

biqboy42o

I am having the same problem. When I press 1, it would make the pictures more cripsy like it was with the old OS. I've tried renaming it, so it can save that crisp state but it won't work. Help, please!

dannyamalf

How do I go about installing this? Any help would be appreciated.

davidnguyener

I'm on tmob every other call I have I get a dropped call... I think its mainly due to the 3G on tmob... Cause when I switch to 2G I don't have dropped calls but then I have super slow internet... Does this update fix the 3G problem and the drop call problem for tmob? Thanks guys!

ju1ce

When i change the wallpapers, it changes the homescreen but not the app screen. Then, whichever wallpaper I have for the homescreen becomes the wallpaper for the app screen when i change themes. anybody else have this problem?

fleander

Hi - just started the update and everything was running fine - got to a point in the RESTORE DEVICE DATA where it does not seem to move anymore in the sections DATABASE: BBGroups. So far the process has taken 28mins, what should I do, discount and restart the process?

cooter32

Couldn't get the DM to launch the update. After downloading the new OS I opened the DM and connected my BB. The DM looked for latest software updates but it did not show the new OS as an option. Now what?

bbb007

I downloaded the firmware and installed. It still does not let me type in Japanese (Romaji input)! I know we have issue with Japanese input with Bold 9700.
Was anyone successful? If so, please let me know how you got it.
Thanks.

chriso007

All SMS messages appear on one conversation so downgraded OS ....

Tariq AlAli

no other solution beside downgrading ?

Tariq AlAli

All SMS messages appear on one conversation with one sender ID (the first message ID). did anyone get it fixed ?

itakusumo

does anyone know why my audio postcard icon doesn't come up after i installed this os?