BlackBerry PlayBook OS v1.0.8.6067 now available - Security fixes for DingleBerry included

PlayBook OS Update
By Bla1ze on 6 Dec 2011 03:32 pm EST
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*UPDATE* RIM has posted the full change log for the PlayBook update and as expected, it does include the security fix for DingleBerry as outlined in the RIM knowledge base under KB29191*

A new update for the BlackBerry PlayBook is now rolling out to consumers. the update comes in weighing just around 5MB and while we don't have a full and complete change log as of yet from RIM it is noted on that the updated includes the following:

Version 1.0.8.6067 - Size 5MB
This version offers support for Flash 10.3 and updates to Adobe AIR to support developers in addition to DST and security fixes.

That said, pretty safe to assume RIM has included a security fix to patch up the DingleBerry exploit we saw not too long ago with this release and rightfully so of course -- the hole should have been patched as soon as they were aware of it but that's neither here nor there right now. If you're looking to keep your PlayBook rooted, best to not take this update however; if you have no concerns with ever rooting your PlayBook then by all means -- get to updating!

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59 comments

the brother

well this was expected! you fixed my what? my DINGLE was just fine, thank you!

the answer to these questions and more is NO:

- will it let me send text messages on my PB?
- does it provide native email?
- can i Skype?
- can i Skype with young girls?
- does it have BBM?
- does it have video BBM?
- can i video BBM with...xxx?
- does it work on my 9700? 9780?? 9000? 9xxx?

efd2051

I agree... We need Basic functionality that everyone else has for years. Instead the've been playing w/ their dingle-berries! ... and crackberry thinks they did good : (

Push them for on wifi ..into enterprise (something besides basic WEP/WPA), Skype Video, VPN into Cisco networks. etc etc ... basic stuff!!

Ninjatogo

The heck?! I have a 9000 and it can pair to my Playbook just fine.

El Platanero

Hahahaha, totally agree. I think it's time for some dingle blockin. If you ask me if I believe that Blackberry users would hope to jail break their devices I'd say the ones that did are probably with Android now.

KRol

RIM are such dingleblockers :|

Foppa_21

The answer to this question is NO:

- did it break anything I love about my PlayBook?

salamakal

Does it fix the WIFI issue?

rashad82

i update it, and yes it did fixed the wife plus HULU Plus is up and running too. yeeeey. finally

HofstraJet

What was wrong with your wife that the update fixed? LOL

salamakal

Which OS are you using? How did you get HULU to work?

f1mx

more importantly, how did you fix your wife?

clvrbas

the patch doesnt quite fix your wife... bit it will help with some unwanted pregnancies ;) unless you married a computer lol some patches will help with smoking issues :)

blackberry-pimp

I currently have Flash version 11.1, will this update downgrade me to 10.3 again?

BBThemes

flash 11.1 is only on the 2.0 beta isnt it? if your on the beta then this would still be viewed as a downgrade overall, its more for non beta users

Gnome

I have just installed the latest update and can confirm that the flash player version is listed as: 11.1.122.4

BBThemes

ah thats random then lol, unless its got parts of previous versions to be backwards compatible? or they just couldnt bring themselves to say `fixes root` lol. im going for the last option haha

spike007

My wifi still doesnt work.

Smiley88

This should be mandatory OS update.

Jonathank

I Agree...RIM is so secure they should make the PlayBook un Playable until u get that update
Jonathan
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juliankueh

Updated. DST works now.

Crackberry-Hammer

I hope my bridge to my bold 9700 will work....I doubt it though - I think the issue is on my bridge app for the 9700 and not the playbook - we'll see though....

I wonder if this would be covered under the 1 year warranty.....Any thoughts? I would love to call support but I've had it for more than 3 months.

togardergrosse

Come by to the PlayBook forum here on CB. Lot's of people will help u there regarding Bold 9700 Bridge issue.

chuckkdaduck

They should throw in email or a calender or something to make users want to download this update.

pbarbaro

Just want some more feedback if this fixes the problem the last update created with n wifi ???

salamakal

Does Dingleberry still work after the update?

Can I still downgrade after the update so I can dingleberry my PB?

mckillio

Can you read the story?

MrLynd54

Updated, rebooted, it reconnected to WiIFI quickly like it always has. Browser seems to be faster.

Lumute

Lol, NOW we get an upgrade, right? what a joke RIM is...

The_Adventist

***edited***

First I agreed, now I feel that's a bit harsh.

If RIM's and their products were a joke I certainly wouldn't be encouraging those around me to buy PlayBooks, 9900's and be holding out for the London (or whatever it may be called).

Thanks for the update RIM. My wifi is working better now.

rob c

Definitely faster loading webpages.
Good stuff.

marcony

I WISH They were THAT as fast on releasing a fix for 99xx series !

buckwylder

lol 5mb's of data - hahaha

i wish they could be this quick with the release of 7.1 for the 9810 already, geesh
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buckwylder

i have downgraded back to "non-beta" and can also confirm flash remains at:

11.1.122.4

just can't attach the screen shot, lol, to this commentary
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Kennedy.L

I am glad they fixed the bit that allowed it to be rooted, now critics can't say anything about RIM having security issues.

f1mx

feels like a way too rushed update being the same time as dingleberry is released. Not downloading, I have the feeling this one will be unstable

cletis

I don't follow your logic; the short dev time on this patch indicates to me, if anything, rather the opposite of what you suggest: namely that so little was involved in the fix that it is highly unlikely that some side effect was overlooked. I installed immediately.

f1mx

maybe I didn't explain myself. Shorter dev time equals (to me) that some details might be overlooked. It has happened a couple of updates ago that the system was affected by "minor" tweeks

gord888

considering how fast this came out - it was either expidited through the QA process, or more likely it was already in the works from a few weeks ago. In either case, you shouldn't complain about it taking a long time for a security hole to get plugged.

Yamcha

I'm surprised at how fast they released a update for security fix, thats a good thing I guess.. My expectation was they would take a week or so..

efd2051

Who cares about it being rooted when this is a useless tablet. I have been patient for months waiting on the ability to get onto a enterprise wifi (or something besides basic WEP which works fine) ...or ability VPN into a cisco neterprise network ? or Skype video

basic things every other tablet has been doing for years!! Good to know RIM, Blackberry and crackberry have their priorities !

WillieLee

The PlayBook supports several VPN solutions including Cisco, or is Security>VPN>Add too hard to figure out?

efd2051

Let me know how you got it working when Cisco and RIM can't. TAC & ticket open for months. Which Enterprise have you connected into ?

italianstylzzz

just a quick note...... this update has now crippled my flawless running video chat..... Thanx RIM I now suppose a new update to come shortly to fix this problem

dagerlach

The last thing I want to do is install a 'half-baked' patch that was rushed to fix a problem that they had known about for months. RIM should have bundled it with some additional upgrades to the OS.

M1chaelR

Where do we find the change log?

cd1105

smh! im soooooo f*ckin tired of rim with their wack ass apps! i dnt kno wat the f*ck DINGLEBERRY is but can i video chat on line! (cause im the only asshole who purchased a playbook n still believe in rim* n cant skype! watch nexflex! or other stuff! ) honestly i dnt like ipad iphone or any other i products! but RIM* wat the hell r u guys doing ? wat happen to RIM pickin up android apps ! dnt u guys see how much ppl r giving up on rim* wtffff! arrgghhhhhhhh

Eakle

Keep update Dingleberry, we will get update more often too. lol

909F2

The PB owner still bitter! RIM = Ruin in Motion

thecsman

I can see you spitting saliva while laughing. Go finish your pizza, appz boy.

bradu1

Can anyone confirm if the update kills the video chat? I actually use that and would rather wait for a fix than update now if it does.

And if I wanted trolls I'd be out looking under bridges. Not reading my favorite site about my favorite products.

tprime

video chat works fine.

BBNation

Love it, Certainly fixed my browser hanging issue. It is fast now. It was hanging at half way every time I was loading new page and I would have to restart it to resolve it.
Thanks rim