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BlackBerry Bridge updated to version 1.0.7.5

By Jared DiPane on 20 Dec 2011 10:50 am EST
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BlackBerry Bridge

BlackBerry Bridge has been updated today to version 1.0.7.5 fixing issues where it would not allow users to add a new tablet. While this update may seem small, we know that previously a BlackBerry PlayBook OS update is linked with a BlackBerry Bridge update, so keep your eyes on your PlayBook for an update, and be sure to let us know!

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BlackBerry Bridge updated to version 1.0.7.5

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Fingers crossed for an early Christmas present from RIM (playbook os update). I know the big one is coming in February, but with every small os1 update they do, my playbook does get better and better... So keep it coming RIM.

There is a leaked version of the 9900 OS where you have mobile hotspot. Have it installed and works flawless!

It said it fixes a bug with the "Add New Device" button on some devices not showing up. I hardly believe that this update will lead to a PB update.

The update went from 1.0.7.4 to 1.0.7.5 which signals a minor bug fix in the software. If there was a major change to the software to accomodate an update to the playbook OS, they would have bumped up the software version to 1.0.8.x at the very least.

AugustArborists, why not download if you're on AT&T??? Ive got my 9700 on AT&T and just started downloading it. Does rroyy have something different than 1.0.7.5???

osbornje : depending of your data plan, At&T may charge you for using bridge, likely you use tethering (while for others operators you don't pay for extra data over your PHONE actual data plan). This is made by the special distribution of bridge delivered by them. You can avoid this with the rroyy OTA.

Sory if my English makes this confusing but in most cases I'd say : do not update, use rroyy (and check the forum, there are numerous threads about it).

Did they drop 1.0.7.5 just now? i had an alert to update but now its gone. i'm at 1.0.7.4 and when app world gave me the option, now it says i have latest version as does the "check update" feature in bridge app...

Same problem here. Got the notification from app world. But when I tried to do the update, I'm told that 1.0.7.4 is the latest. I'm in Indonesia on Indosat.

Looks like this bridge update also fixes a known issue with the cursor disappearing while bridging email.

We might get another small update before OS2, as RIM is working on a number of known issues. Me ... I think it is downright thoughtful of RIM to be planning the release of OS2 for my birthday ...

I had issues with BBM, after installing this update on my Bold 9900, BBM and the rest of the bridge functions are now working decently. There is still too much lag in general when updating content on the PB. For example a new email will come up on the BB but not show on the PB with out closing the app and reopening it.

This might explain the strange 2mb playbook OS update that I got yesterday. It updated my OS but the build number didn't change and it was only 2mb.

After the update the icon disappeared. Already pulled out battery. Deleted and reinstalled. No icons are hidden and did universal search. From the App World I can see the application is installed. Any suggestions?

Hi, the same thing happened to me on my 9700. I called RIM, said after a couple of checks to call carrier.

I went to www.rroyy.com from BB > Applications > OTA Archive> Select Blackberry Bridge 1.0.7.4 for your OS and download and install. This worked like a charm.

I'm pretty sure the new release does something to strip the home screen icon. RIM says they don't have any reports of this happening :()

PS - This downgrade does NOT appear in your App World list of installed apps...oh well.

Thomas, just follow bfalk instructions below. By the way I also read your comment in the AppWorld forum.

Hi, the same thing happened to me. I called RIM, said after a couple of checks to call carrier.

I went to www.rroyy.com from BB > Applications > OTA Archive> Select Blackberry Bridge 1.0.7.4 for your OS and download and install. This worked like a charm.

I'm pretty sure the new release does something to strip the home screen icon. RIM says they don't have any reports of this happening :()

PS - This downgrade does NOT appear in your App World list of installed apps...oh well.

bfalk THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

Your solution works. I have expanded you instructions in case others want to use them. Please make corrections or add comments if you find necessary.

1) Delete version 1.0.7.5. This might not be necessary but I did just in case.
2) From Blackberry Browser navigate to www.rroyy.com
3) Select "Applications" from the several options that appear.
4) Select "OTA Archive (old versions)" which is located at the top of the page
5) Select "Blackberry Bridge v.1.0.7.4 (OS???)" where ??? is your operating system (ie. OS5, OS6 or OS7)
6) Select "download"

7) Say THANK YOU to bfalk. :)

You are welcome Thomas. As expected there are a bunch of people in the Blackberry App World forum with the same problem. However if you have made a comment before, you will not be able to add or edit your comment. I already had made a comment about the disappearing icon so I cannot relay the solution. Hopefully someone in this forum can go into the App World and pass on the temporary solution until RIM has a new update.

9900 and Playbook with OS2 .6whatever. All working great! Update went fine...everything reconnected by itself. Bridge working flawlessly. I get audio notification of new emails on my Playbook while it is sleeping. Bridge reconnects with playbook automatically when I come home. This is GREAT!