BlackBerry Tour 9630 Official Firmware Updates Released Across Multiple Carriers

By Bla1ze on 28 Oct 2009 08:24 am EDT
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BlackBerry Tour Official OS Updates

BlackBerry Tour owners have got some official OS update love. Here is a quick run down of who has released what OS for the Tour. Be sure to check your desktop if your carrier is support or if it's not, you can hit up the direct downloads from each carriers BlackBerry downloads page. Just remember to delete your vendor.xml file if the OS you download is not from your carrier.

[ Bryan Court. Of BBOS ]

Topics: BlackBerry OS

80 comments

ScottB1

Getting ready to install it now! Bleeding edge!

ScottB1

You know though, it makes me wonder why this release and not 5.0?

hammer4203

Who needs a new 4.7? I have 4.7 and it runs fine. I want 5.0 running fine!

asdfjkandreax

agreed. why release a 4.7?
OS 5.0, please come on your merry way!

TMFoughty

Bring out 5.0 for the Tour!! I'm on my 4th replacement Tour, I wonder if I can get the Storm2 instead of another replacement Tour??

big dawg 23

You will need to replace the phone multiple times in one month to get them to consider it. They will tell you the Storm 1 is a closer link. I had to pay $100 to go from the Storm 1 to the Tour.

khrissi17

I had 4 Storm replacements and everytime I spoke to a rep they said they won't give me the Tour as a replacement but then I threatened to leave and go to Sprint (since they had the same phone and I cut mobile's contract to come to Verizon for the Storm anyway) and some reps were ok with me leaving but ten I'd just say something to hang up then I finally met the "right" person who decided to finally send me a Tour instead...I was soo pissed I ad tocall Verizon everyday because of that crappy phone and all they wanted to do was replace it with another.anyway my point is u just have o gt the "right" person because everyone will claim they can't do it or you need more than 3 replacements in a month..or better yet ask them o put a ticket on ur phone...

for the record after having and falling in love with my Tour for 2.5 months it sht off and never turned back on so I had to get that replaced as well

Jude526

You should had been offered another device after the 3rd replacement. I used to sell for an indirect Verizon agent.

I don't know why you are having such issues with The Tour.
I have this BB and love it. It is also my first BB I wouldn't take The Storm if it was offered to me free. I like a touch screen but not the Storm, even the S2 doesn't do anything for me. I really like the Tour and am sorry you have such problems. You are entitled to have another model.
But I would check things out first before deciding on the Storm.

arwaldon4

Ditto!!! Where's the 5.0 love? Maybe its a step up to it then?

sk319

I have a Verizon Blackberry 9630 - and I got an email this morning from RIM saying that I can download 5.0! I'm trying it right now - I'll let you know what I find out!

tim.zachmann

really? bc i would like to finally have a suppourted version of 5.0 since the one i have is leaked!

sk319

I followed the instructions in the email and there's no sign of it!

Did mistakenly think I was using a Storm?

JDN22

I got the same e-mail... can't download it until I get home tonight.

skippy997

I would highly recommend holding off on the upgrade at present time. The appearance of the screens is sweet but it costs you. Signal reception is worst with 5.0 and battery consumption is up. The beta version of 5.0 had a longer life but something was changed between the beta and offical version. Hopefully RIM will come out with a SP soon that solve these problems.

rhsnavy

I got the same email and found that there is no update for the tour. Am I missing something?

Jude526

Do you have Quick Pull downloaded on your Tour? If not, then get it. And run it everyday. It boots the BB like a PC and you don't have to remove the battery to do it. This app makes it so much easier.
I would highly recommend not downloading anything about the OS till Verizon releases it. I also got an email and couldn't get it to download. Until Verizon releases it, we cannot get it. And it is better to wait because downloading and not having Verizon approve it, can cause more issues with the phone. If you do the quick pull every night it will help.

I did call Verizon and they haven't released it and dont know when they will. Be patient.

samuels1289

I downloaded Appalachian version for my Blackberry Tour 9630 on Sprint carreir... and now my BBDM won't connect to my BB? How to fix this? And where do I delete vendor.xml?

VDub2174

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Apploader

From there delete the vendor.xml file

jlb21

My stock 4.7.1.40 works just fine on my Verizon Tour. I may not bother to upgrade when 5.0 officially comes out. Who knows when it will.

Enough already Verizon........Of course, Verizon might wait until the new Tour comes out so they can say "Tour 2 with all new Tour software 5.0" or something like that......

thescarecrow

shh! don't say that! don't you put that evil on us ricky bobby!

moyjoy

Bwaaaahahahahhaha!!!!

ccole84

Come on Verizon! Why are you always last to put out updates???

irie27#CB

On Sunday I ran Desktop Manager and was told there was an update to 5.0 for my Tour. I installed it and it was pretty nice. However, there were problems. BBM was a problem. The icon disappeared so I installed it again and still no icon. Wasn't hidden or anything.
Neat bootscreen. I like the sms screens better. However, there were still some issues. Had to downgrade back to 4.7. I'm on Verizon if that makes a difference. Monday I went back to see if the update was still there and no go.

Jude526

Verizon hasn't released it yet and until they do I don't recommend downloading anything regarding the OS it can ruin your BB and it will void any mfg warranty you may have on the phone.
I do run the quick pull app nightly and it reboots the BB without having to remove the battery. They recommend it nightly.
Maybe they are waiting for Tour2 to come out like they did with the Storm but Verizon is top notch. They check things out before allowing the downloads to be done.

Jude526

Verizon hasn't released it yet and until they do I don't recommend downloading anything regarding the OS it can ruin your BB and it will void any mfg warranty you may have on the phone.
I do run the quick pull app nightly and it reboots the BB without having to remove the battery. They recommend it nightly.
Maybe they are waiting for Tour2 to come out like they did with the Storm but Verizon is top notch. They check things out before allowing the downloads to be done.

Jude526

Verizon hasn't released it yet and until they do I don't recommend downloading anything regarding the OS it can ruin your BB and it will void any mfg warranty you may have on the phone.
I do run the quick pull app nightly and it reboots the BB without having to remove the battery. They recommend it nightly.
Maybe they are waiting for Tour2 to come out like they did with the Storm but Verizon is top notch. They check things out before allowing the downloads to be done.

Jude526

Verizon hasn't released it yet and until they do I don't recommend downloading anything regarding the OS it can ruin your BB and it will void any mfg warranty you may have on the phone.
I do run the quick pull app nightly and it reboots the BB without having to remove the battery. They recommend it nightly.
Maybe they are waiting for Tour2 to come out like they did with the Storm but Verizon is top notch. They check things out before allowing the downloads to be done.

VDub2174

I'll update when I get home tonight but I would have liked to see a 5.0 OS update.

jorGeorge

We really need a new 5.0 leak. I'm dying to try out 5.0, but everything out for the Tour thus far has been too buggy.

The Fuzz 53

Where the fuck is Verizon?

dubie76

So tell us how you really feel. LOL

Pastor Ron

Why the foul language on a public forum? That's just rude and uncalled for.

tournick06

yeah any idea when the Verizon tour updates will be ready? very odd that its not on here...you think it will be worth the update? what other features does this do to the tour? just wondering as this is my first b berry

jorGeorge

These updates will work on any Tour, including on Verizon.

HockeyBerry21

I'm on VzW and when I connected to DM today it indicated there was an upgrade available. When I ran it notified me that the version on the device was greater than the upgrade version. I'm running .53 from the upgrade they pulled... This update must be lower than .53 for VzW...

Would like better battery life... What version is that... LOL

realjag

Those updates are not love. It's obvious the Tour is a redheaded step-child RIM doesn't care for. I wish I would have waited for another month for Storm 2.

NastyNeil

Folks, the 5.0 update that we all got was an upgrade to DM and not that Tour OS. I just downloaded .61 from Appalachian and my reboot time is the absolute fastest that it has ever been, and it seems to be a little quicker and less laggy. I am happy with it so far. I will give it a day and see if anything else is different. I am sure it was just a minor minor upgrade.

soixmoidoix

Verizon is a team of monkeys sitting around a table playing poker with dung chips!!!! HOW THE FUCK IS THERE NO VERIZON UPDATE!! I HAVE .40 AND IT TAKES 10 MINUTES FOR THE PHONE TO TURN ON!!!!!!!!!

BBVzwTour83

Your Correct! why cant we get updated on the TOUR 9630!!!

Jonezed7

Seriously, this is fucking bull shit.

Verizon needs to quit bitching around and release 5.0.

dubie76

So load the leaked .230 or get a hybrid. I am running 5.0.0.230 hybrid from irtehen. Its awesome. Don't complain, do something about it.

Jude526

This is a public forum You are an uneducated moron.
You lack intelligence and must think you are cool to be cussing on a forum . What an idiot.

A foul mouth is not necessary to use in expressing an opinion.

Jude526

This is a public forum You are an uneducated moron.
You lack intelligence and must think you are cool to be cussing on a forum . What an idiot.

A foul mouth is not necessary to use in expressing an opinion.

robotaholic

I'm not downgrading to 4.7.1- 5.0.0.230 is too awesome- never reboots, everything works and I like the zen theme that comes with it-

dubie76

Second that comment. Screw anything less than 5.0 It's almost here and why would you downgrade?

The Fuzz 53

Is Verizon aware the the bluetooth on their official OS is ABSO-FUCKING-LUTELY USELESS?!?!

Where the hell is their update?

jlb21

Colorful metaphors aside, I remember now this was the issue I would consider pushing me to upgrade......

BoscoBerry24

T-MO or AT&T is calling my name for that new Bold. Verizon.....can you keep my business with a much needed update?!?!?!?!?!

BBVzwTour83

WTF is taking Verizon Wireless so long in giving us (Tour) owners some treatment???? I want a better version than 4.7.1.40.... Many others released 4.7.57, 4.7.61... and reg storm users get 5.0..... we haven't gotten anything... I'm really upset.... whats up with that!!!!

Endo R

i hate telus. why cant they just release the same update as bell?

dubie76

So load a Bell update. wtf?

dubie76

I can't believe that these companies bothered to waste time and money on these pidly updates when 5.0 is around the corner. Heck, RIM themselves said 5.0 will be out by the end of the year.

ctylerforrest

My DM is installing 5.0.0 on my Sprint TOUR!! So Sprint has released Ver 5.0.0 OS!

koko b. ware

can yall please stop misinforming people about a 5.0 update for sprint tours. You only have DM 5.0 not an OS for the phone.

Billpv

Thanks for the input koko.b.ware. i have 4.7 and will plan to keep it until after the first of the year, and see what Sprint comes up with by then......

VDub2174

HAHAHAHAHA........classic

Billpv

I looked on the BB browser on my Tour and is says no updates available. I have 4.7. Where did you find 5.0 ctylerforrest? Thanks.
Bill

dj2big

I do not see 5.0 in my dm Sprint

gi.fellow

No 5.0 for Sprint for me :(

devil24

I've tried and tried and it won't load no matter what... I've previously loaded all kinds of updates and never had any issues before.

Btw, I'm using Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate... could that be the culprit?

soixmoidoix

OK so i installed the .61 and deleted the vendor.xml but my blackberry is not showing up in desktop manager at all. Will someone please adivse. Thank you

hvallejo

It has yet to be released.

tbhuang2

Lol @ everyone crying over no Verizon update. Guess what, BB OS's are only device specific and carrier independent (read: ANY of these will work on your Verizon 9630). Just delete the vendor.xml file and upgrade normally.
Sheesh.

bassfisher2021

dtm says that .61 is a downgrade vs.40 WTF?

bassfisher2021

i should have given more info I am running 4.7.1.40 on verizon. DM says 4.7.1.61 is a downgrade (bluegrass cellular)

SIXXPAK56

what a shame no 5.0 sprint verizon making us wait we need the official 5.0 show us some tour love now that the storm is out bring it on 5.0 all the way.

RoxyGr52884

I got this email this morning, so I plugged my blackberry in (already running 5.0.0.230) and all it came up with was some kind of update for "core applications". Not really sure what that meant...could someone inform me?
____________________________________________________________
BlackBerry Software Update Notification

Update Today!

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What else can your BlackBerry® smartphone do for you?

Find out when you update to the latest smartphone software! This free update is
ready and waiting to help you do more with your BlackBerry smartphone. To update
today visit http://www.blackberry.com/updates

New ways to work and play!

* An update of BlackBerry® Device Software version 5.0 is available. This
update includes optimizations and enhancements approved by your wireless service
provider.
Note: If your device is associated with an email account that uses a
BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, contact your administrator for more information
about updating..

Get the most advanced BlackBerry Device Software to keep your BlackBerry
smartphone performing at its best. To update now visit http://www.blackberry.com/updates

The Fuzz 53

Now there's already a Tour 2? WTF? Verizon didn't even want to lube is up first.

tour126

Umm...im not sure how Bell ended up on this list they have been at .57 official for a couple of weeks.

casperwhiteboy

Nobody wants this junk. 5.0...nobody wants 4.7.

asdfjkandreax

wow i got really excited when i read this cause i thought "OH LOOK, OFFICIAL OS 5 FOR THE TOUR!"
and then i read the article.

this is sad.

nikau

Sorta OT - with so many people buying Blackberries for personal use, why is the official RIM download page for software updates requiring you to input your job title and company now? That's so 1990s...

YourMobileGuru

Meh, 4.7.1.xx was just plain unstable period. I doubt any of these builds is any different. Rockin on 5.0.0.230 and never looking back. Thanks anyway though :-)

hvallejo

There is indeed a new Desktop Manager 5.0.1. But no new Operating system for Sprint. I think this is where the mix up is people.

Sborden70

CMON VERIZON get your crap together and release 5.0
already!@

Jude526

mine came with the 4.7

Jude526

I think Crackberry should ban foul mouthed comments from this site.