BlackBerry Dev Alpha OS now available for developers

Dev Alpha
By Adam Zeis on 15 Aug 2012 12:15 pm

If you're a developer with a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha you can again update your device to the latest software. RIM has made available OS for developers. No word on any changes, updates or fixes just yet, so if you come across any be sure to let us know in the comments. 

To update you device, head to the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha update page below. You'll need to have BlackBerry Desktop Software 2.4 Bundle 15 on your PC or Mac in order to update.

Updating your BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha 



Will this work on my playbook?


Technically speaking, Its not "supposed" to.

Downloading now :D I'll be interesting to see what changed. I'm sure its just the application developments that have been updated but we'll see.


You would need root your device and sideload the OS.

Not the easiest or safest procedure.


Change log :
This version offers support for new languages, BlackBerry Bridge updates and Multi-media enhancements.

@boman06210 : it's not intended to.


Has no one caught onto the fact that that is a generic changelog? lol


hmmm SMS over Bridge with the new PlayBook?


Yes you could but why? If you want your playbook less functional then go for it ;)


Okay, waiting for crackberry to probe it and see what RIM slipped in unannounced like last time. Multimedia enhancments could be interesting.


Here's something that might be interesting:

That's for the developer SDK, which basically got a bunch of API additions and fixes. I don't have a Dev Alpha so have no idea if there are visible changes to the OS.


"The BlackBerry® Runtime for Android apps has used its own software implementation of OpenGL. Release 10.0.6 of the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha Simulator and beta release 2.1.0 of the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ Simulator now support hardware accelerated graphics."

From the devblog. So that's one thing. Another thing might be the flash security update that was mentioned a little while back.


I wouldn't think there would be any Bridge updates on the Dev Alpha side. There isn't a Bridge folder on the Dev Alpha, and I would assume that the Dev Alpha would connect to a PlayBook instead of a BB7 device. I don't see anything much different, so maybe it is just an Android Player update.


Still says "no update available" for my dev alpha...have all the pre-reqs needed for teh update too.


I have just updated mine.