BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Beta updated to v2.0.0.6149

By Bla1ze on 15 Dec 2011 09:43 pm EST

If you're currently running the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 beta then you'll want to go ahead and check for system updates. Right now v2.0.0.6149 is currently available for download. The change log, while slim, does mention new laguages, updates to BlackBerry Bridge as well as multi-media enhancements, but that all seems rather standard plus -- it remains unchanged from previous versions. There are likely some security enhancements in there to block the DingleBerry exploit as well but, that remains to be seen as it is not specifically outlined. Go head and grab the update -- let us know what changes you're seeing.

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Beta updated to v2.0.0.6149


i registered for it but it does not want to show me the update.
i even tried to check before i re-registered for it and they're was nothing.

WOW! RIM stepped up their game with HTML5 standards on this version's browser! It scored 308 pts on Keep the significant improvements coming, us developers sure appreciate it.

so i have the andriod web browser i think it dolphin or something but anyway right away i notice the icon had changed its size to to fit the aspect ratio on the playbook also notice if you swipe down while in the android web browser you have a choice to veiw whatever your looking at in playbook browser

Worked so far, download almost complete... Now it a little wait,and then testing time! Oh... Spoke to soon, it's installing. :-)

ok so blackberry bridge apps still show up as locked in the small box their stuffed in but work fine. But i hit a glitch its user fault i tapped the screen kinda funny but i lost one whole page of icons im about to do a reset

Kobo Books ,and Video Chat, still not working, Though the Web Browser is much... Faster,and some of the browser bugs have been fixed. OS as a whole just seems snapper! Come on Native Email,Contacts,BBM and more...! Can't wait, And please I hope RIM gets a 100% better Keyboard with Auto correction ,auto caps for starting a sentence etc.

Seriously, I got my PB last night and was very disappointed when i double tap the space bar and a 'period' didn't appear.

I had previously installed the earlier version of 2.0 and was experiencing problems while browsing. My wifi connection is flawless but on the playbook it would continuously drop, i.e. I would be browsing the internet and all of a sudden the status bar would load half way and just stop and an error message would appear. Finally had enough and switched back to 1.0.8 and with the update, my wifi issues on the playbook were solved. Anyone who was experiencing the same problem installed this newer version of 2.0 and have noticed this issues being fixed? I don't want to update to 2.0 and have my wifi issues come back.

my wifi seems unaffected by this latest 2.0 update

didn't even need to security wipe first, it just reconnected to my "mobile hotspot" just like it did before i updated

when going from 1.0 to 2.0, you will be updating twice.

i had to enter my pin twice, once for each update

fyi - my wifi worked after each update, because it is what i used to download the update, i didn't have to tether or side load anything

i am stoked how modern combat sound works again, in 2.0

in the time of your life, live so that in that good time, there should be no ugliness or death for yourself or for any life that your life touches, seek goodness everywhere

A2DP? Yay! Downloading :)

BB Storm 2 + 32GB PlayBook
(where's my QNX phone?!)

bridge notifications for bbm work awesome with this update !!!!!!

also, modern combat sound works!!!! woohoo, oh, and dead space (probably cuz of ea's update, but still - woohoo)

sadly, madden sound still gone, requires an update from ea

mad finger or unity or whomever really needs to make samurai 2 work with 2.0, cuz that game is really fun!

anyways, love the improved keyboard, good notifications of bridged bbm, folders (missed that so much when i downgraded) and over all i like how everything is just "nicer" looking for some reason


in the time of your life, live so that in that good time, there should be no ugliness or death for yourself or for any life that your life touches, seek goodness everywhere

Mine's still downloading, but I'm told that the Gameloft games are fixed with this updates, but the EA's and some others are not.

keyboard settings are still missing so i still can't turn off the key click unless i mute the playbook. icons overlapping the dock icons was fixed.

So, I finally got my PB last night and I'm wondering if I should get OS 2. I consider my self to be pretty technical and definitely have the expectations that certain things might not work as well. I mainly use it to web browse currently and the browser improvements seem pretty significant.

I would also love to have folders.

This is minor but; with the prior version, I had an issue where the icons within folders (i.e. Bridge icons in the Bridge folder) would scroll up through the "dock" and the even the wallpaper. It was if they weren't layered correctly. This latest version seems to have corrected that issue.

I couldn't wait any longer for folders as I have a ton of apps meaning scrolling and scrolling and oppps launch an app... scrolling... The whole upgrade was easy! I entered my pin @ the beta site... was trying to but failing at backing up my PB. Within the time I submitted my pin and failed at my backup the upgrade icon showed in DM. downloaded, installed and bam! organized my folders, tested my fav games and happy as S**t right now! There was no way I was waiting any longer

Ok noticeable improvements:
A2DP works
Browser loads fast, smoother scrolling
Playlists work properly now in Music
Music sync is very fast
Bridge notification opens bridge apps (although exclamation shows in the folder view)
Press Reader now shows up in appworld with 2.0, just downloaded it
New theme section button in appworld
Android mail notification works like bridge notification

Thats all i've seen so far an hour after update

guys, can't seem to get the update. I re-registered as mentioned above. Stil no love. Maybe i'm doing this wrong, but I was already on OS2, do I have to DownGrade and then apply?

OK, got it running yesterday.
Registered here:
Run the software update and voila! Everything went smoothly with no issues. All apps ran perfectly except for Android was a little slow at first, so I just decided to reboot. Run faster, it seems, and very smooth!

Why am I not getting the update? I been looking and it still has is the latest. Any help please.

hi guys, just got a playbook, have 1.0.8 installed and have registered with the beta site - cant find version 2 anywhere on the site. where are they please?

where i can download playbook os v. coz when i register the os is v.

and i hav register but when i check my pb theres nothing happen

now i use os 2.4869

Please Help