Everything you need to know about BlackBerry OS 10.2.1

Rounding up the important links to everything you need to know about BlackBerry OS 10.2.1!

By Kevin Michaluk on 29 Jan 2014 07:45 pm
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On January 28th, 2014, carriers around the world began pushing out BlackBerry's latest update for the BlackBerry 10 operating system, taking it up to version 10.2.1. The rollout of BlackBerry 10.2.1 is a global one, but not all carriers received the update the first day. BlackBerry expects that by the end of February all BlackBerry 10 owners will have the update available to them. 

In true CrackBerry fashion, we've been all over this update, so in this post we wanted to roundup the most important links in regards to BlackBerry 10.2.1. A lot of exciting new features were introduced in this update, including the ability to install Android apps onto your BB10 phone. It's exciting stuff, so we'll keep this update short and you can click on through below to discover everything you need to know about BlackBerry 10.2.1.

 

GETTING BLACKBERRY 10.2.1 ON YOUR PHONE

If you haven't received a notification prompting you to update, you can manually check for updates by going to Settings > Software Updates and tapping the Check for Updates button. 

How to update your BlackBerry to OS 10.2.1
Full list of carriers that have released BlackBerry 10.2.1 so far

In the forums, be sure to visit the official "I just got BlackBerry 10.2.1" and "I don't have 10.2.1 yet!" discussions. 

WHAT'S NEW IN BLACKBERRY OS 10.2.1

A lot is new in this update. And for those of you who were on carriers that never released the update from 10.1 to 10.2, even *more* is new for you with this one. You can view BlackBerry's official 10.2.1 announcement, then hit the links below will take you through the full change log. Read it carefully, and enjoy!

View BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 Change Log
View BlackBerry 10 MASTER Change Log (all versions)

Feature Highlight:

Speed Dialing from the keyboard working on BlackBerry Q10 and Q5
Using the Reply Now feature when hanging up on calls

 

TUTORIALS: HOW TO INSTALL ANDROID APPS ON BLACKBERRY 10.2.1

When it comes to installing Android apps on BlackBerry 10.2.1, you have a couple options. Currently, you will *not* find these Android apps in BlackBerry World. Instead, you'll either have to track down the actual Android app file (called an .apk) from somewhere like our CrackBerry forums, or you can install a third party Android app store like the one from Amazon onto your BlackBerry 10 phone, and then download apps with relative ease from there. The following guides will help get you on your way.

How to install an Android app (APK) to a BlackBerry
Using the Amazon app store to install Android apps on your BlackBerry
Using Snap to install Android apps on your BlackBerry 

 

GETTING THE MOST POPULAR "MISSING" APPS ON YOUR BLACKBERRY

With support for Android apps now on BB10, that means you can now get plenty of the most popular apps onto your BlackBerry that were not there before. We've created some specific guides to help you out here. Be sure to share them with your BlackBerry 10 using friends!

Get Instagram for BlackBerry
Get Vine for BlackBerry
Get Candy Crush Sage for BlackBerry
Get Netflix for BlackBerry
Get Minecraft for BlackBerry
Get Fruit Ninja for BlackBerry
Get Temple Run for BlackBerry

For more Android apps for your BlackBerry 10 phone, be sure to hit up our Android Apps forum. You'll find all the help and apps you need there.

And while we're talking apps, if you don't yet have our CB10 app, you need to download it NOW. It's free, and one of the best apps you'll find out there for BlackBerry 10. 

 

NEED HELP? THE CRACKBERRY COMMUNITY HAS YOUR BACK

​CrackBerry's community forums are BUZZING on the back of the 10.2.1 launch. If you have questions, have issues you want to report or get help with, or anything else, BE SURE TO VISIT THEM. 

And if you're not yet a member of CrackBerry, it's totally time to join. Just click this link to register. It only takes a minute to sign up. And if you're need of some help in using the forums, you can check out our forum tutorials here.

Visit CrackBerry's BlackBerry 10 OS Forum

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286 comments

propeller10

Too bad android apps are still sluggish on 10.2.1. Other than that, it's a great update.

RubberChicken76

I find them a bit sluggish (kinda like air apps) though actually a bit smoother than before honestly.

Greg Woitzik

Pretty sluggish on my z10 too.

Posted via CB10

Jaiden

Apps don't seem sluggish to me, but the only game I have downloaded is bejeweled blitz, the rest have all been apps like instagram, coach's eye, etc.

Posted via CB10

sk8er_tor

Instagram doesn't seem too sluggish to me. Which app are you referring to?
Native is definitely best. I think Android runtime is going to cause devs to not give us native apps. I think that's the biggest problem with 10.2.1.

imcurved

As long as there are a way for the dev to know how many BlackBerry 10 devices are using their Android apps, I think their may be some chances they reconsider.

 CB10 

ewalker53

I find only the loading is sluggish. Once the app starts, I find it runs fine. This is based on a few apps, Candy Crush being the most notable.

Posted via CB10

schwede

Just buy Samsung or other phones if you are in need for Android apps.

Prem WatsApp

Don't get it, are you pro or contra BB?

You're either a BB purist, great, or an Android shill, right?

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

schwede

I am of course pro BB what still irritated about all the hype about side loading and now that new trick to get Android apps onto BB10 devices. I guess you would never see that iPhone would run Android apps. Complaining about Android apps not running smoothly on BB10 devices is in my eyes completely over the top.
And also - nobody could tell me so far which serious apps are missing for the BB10 OS.

Oscar_E

Excuse me but that comment seems a bit out of the place, 1st it's not android apps, is just apps that we didn't have available and now we do, and 2nd i don't like android like i love BB OS10, but apps, i like apps, who doesn't ?

tayl0rd

It's not always the fault of your runtime. I've noticed that newer versions of Candy Crush are a bit sluggish on my Z10. I thought it was my device, too, but then I saw my wife playing it on her iPad mini and it was equally as sluggish. So it's [the version of] the app, not the Z10. When I play Farm Heroes Saga on my Z10, it's SUPER snappy. So the sluggishness is app and/or app version dependent, not a problem with the Android runtime.

cherolis

Running fine on my Z10. I'm using audible.com's app. Can't tell a difference at all.

tjseaman

Loving the update

Posted via CB10

BerryRipe

Haven't had the pleasure of updating to 10.2.1 but I'm eagerly and patiently waiting while still on Q10SQN100-2/10.1.0.4699.

Kevin, I really appreciate the re-cap, I like the organization that you brought forth. Even though I haven't used the newest os update I would say that your post resembles the software, sleep, simple yet very informative!

Keep The Faith  BlackBerry Q10 

BerryRipe

Sleek, Simple & Informative! LoL

Keep The Faith  BlackBerry Q10 

Prem WatsApp

SSL!

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

jic999

2nd here Kevin, battling the Crackberry and novice user demands requires skill and you and the Crackberry site do it well.

Posted via CB10

Leatherfacez10

My update fails at 98% and says my internet connection failed. LAN connection is fine. I just tried deleting the unlocked runtime and will update if that was the cause.

Posted via CB10

BBFanatic4Life

Make sure you have enough available free space on your device. There was an article on CrackBerry yesterday about this exact thing happening.

Posted via CB10

jic999

Key point is space

Posted via CB10

BallJohnsonDance

Next time try FOURTH you tool

From The Z10

drmike

Next time just don't bother with kindergarten games like first second third...

Problem solved.

Posted via CB10

nappp

He has my permission to act like a kid again and enjoy the simple things.

Posted via CB10

BBstarBB

So far so good. No a single glitch on Z30 when downloading from amazon store. I love 10.2.1.537 os version.They run smooth!

garyvirdi

Thank you Mr. Chen. Let's see the next update fix the bugs in 10.2.1.. this OS is just awesome, I put my iPhone in drawer lol

Posted via CB10

ProjectBrett

where it belongs anyways

Posted from my BlackBerry Z10 using the CrackBerry 10 App.

lucky2010

That was a good one

Posted via CB10

Nathan Hesketh

Yes, thank you Mr. Chen, you are a man of action! Thorsten, you deserve some thanks as I'm sure this was started some weeks or months ago.

A question: do the Android apps detract from the inherent security of BlackBerrys?

Posted via CB10

Prem WatsApp

Permissions, that's a question I was asking myself. Some free Android apps want outrageous permissions. Checked on a relative's S4 recently. Only option, you just grant them.

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

LopeZ10

It feels like the release of BlackBerry 10 all over again

Posted With My ZL1 OS:Unknown Via CB10

tere_mamiit

Please include Get Viber for Blackberry

Posted via CB10

vaughn8107

You can get Viber using Snap or apktrain website. It's working great. Tried both sending messages and making calls and no issues encountered yet.

Posted via CB10

PKPDBERRYADDICT

got it and working from the amazane store

jessdav1227

Vodafone UK haven't released it!:(
Z10

Posted via CB10

electraz10

Thanks Kevin, excellent summary to have handy. I feel like back to school the last two days, but I am enjoying the experience and I LOVE my 2 weeks old Z30!

Kevin Michaluk

Awesome!!! Yeah, it's fun times. I love weeks like this :)

mehofmann

Maybe you can contact BlackBerry and ask why the camera app in remember and priority calling doesn't work. Confirmed on 7 devices...

canuck_67

What are the details. I'm on bell and it works fine for me. The devil is in the details

Posted via CB10

iamrauu

^^ same.

Posted via CB10

HaberNik

No issues with that on my z30 from Bell

Tapped and flicked from my BlackBerry Z30!

mehofmann

On Verizon. Z10. 10.2.1. Open remember app. Look at action bar at bottom, camera is grayed out. Doesn't work. Reboot does not restore. I know 7 people with Verizon Z10's with same problem.

Prior to update the capture function worked.

jelp2

On VZ and it works for me.

mehofmann

Hmm that's weird then.

DesyZ

I have exactly the same problem.
I have an Indonesian q10...

Prem WatsApp

App permissions? Would be worth checking through.

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

DesyZ

That was my very first thought. Unfortunately the remember app is not listed at all under app permissions... I have no idea what the problem is.
My friend also has a q10, but there the camera icon isn't greyed out...

BagusTiko

Kevin, Can you make a how to guide for some features? Like: how to use remote search of email on BB 10. Or how to use wi-fi direct and Miracast on BB 10?

Posted via CB10

axllebeer

Time for an awesome CrackBerry podcast extraordinary Edition!

Posted via CB10 via the power of " Q "

BerryRipe

Amen to both those comments!

Keep The Faith  BlackBerry Q10 

bluesql

Great update and great summary :)

Posted via CB10

loreburne

The Audible app works great too

RubberChicken76

I find it skips some times over bluetooth

Posted via CB10

mehofmann

The camera does not work in the remember app and priority calling is non functional also... other than that battery life amazing... 10 hours off charger and at 40% battery with moderate usage. a completely new phone imo... great job blackberry and verizon.

DoryGuy

Ah, Just tried using remember with the camera on the leak 10.2.1.1925 and it appears to work. Photo saved etc.

crazycanuck329

Camera works fine in remember ap for me. Using official update on Z30

...we are all connected...

RonZed10

Wish I could say good job to Verizon...but they haven't sent me the update yet!

Posted via CB10

jelp2

Hook up to BlackBerry Link

AppReview

I still have no update from T Mobile and not only that, but some of the movies I purchased for 99 cents during the holiday season have magically disappeared from my play list and the market place. For example, Jingle all the way, Jennifers body, miracle on 34 th street, and others have all vanished. I feel really cheated.

Posted via CB10

Techno-Emigre

Look in your file manager under downloads. That happened to me too. I don't know why they don't show on BB World but they play just fine.

Posted via CB10 with "Z" best

rifka_f

We TMobile subscribers won't see this update for another 2-3 weeks...

canadian nick

Thanks Kevin great article.

Can we get article about paid apps and games, which ones work and where to get them etc.

Posted via CB10

geekcy

I do not receive push notifications on android apps. Is there an explanation on this? Checked on the app settings and they are on...

Posted via CB10

Ordersol27

It's not integrated into the hub. Android apps don't appear and won't appear as of now

Posted via CB10

honda1944

Does anyone know how to get to the radio on the Z30?

Posted via CB10

canadian nick

Go to your music app it's in on the bottom right

Only works with headphones plugged in I believe

Posted via CB10

sgt_snacks-64

It's under the Music app. You'll need to have a headset/headphones plugged into the device to act as an Antenna

MrGlenn

I just made a topic about the crazy amount of 'small' articles coming out, and them not getting the attention they deserve. They quickly disappeared from view and it was hard to see which articles contained what information.

I am glad to see this article combine them all so they get more time in the spotlights! Well done, Kevin!

MrGlenn

Although I should still mention it is too bad the iGrann article is now kind of lost in all the talk about 10.2.1 and instagram.apk possibilities. Because even if we can now install .apk, I still think a native app like that should deserve more attention (support the small-time developers!).

jelp2

Once I installed iGrann, I deleted Instagram. iGrann is so much nicer!

Ozfork

It's in the music app, down the bottom ;)

Posted with the brilliance of my Z10

honda1944

Thanks Canadian Nick.
Great job BlackBerry, this os is to notch.

Posted via CB10

heyitscarter

The list says that "Wind Canada" has put out the update already but I'm not getting it. Also my Q10 is telling me that I'm running both 10.2.1.176 and 10.2.1.1055. Weird

Posted via CB10 with a Q10 (:

cyblitz

Awesome article Kevin! Ty

Posted via CB10

nodebt168

Anyone else get a tease from AT&T this morning about an update, to then try and receive the usual "software is up to date" message in the settings??

Posted via CB10

DoryGuy

I'm wondering whether I should install the 1926 radio file. I've heard of problems with the 1899 one that ships with this release. Kevin?

maxideus

Anyone figure out how to download Google Maps from Snap? It complains that I already have a Maps app but that is the BlackBerry Maps app and I can't delete it.

Posted via CB10

bradpromac

Note to self: when a big update like this comes along... take day off! lol

On my awesome BlackBerry Z30

Techno-Emigre

Oh, I think it would be a natural for an International holiday. I barely got sleep last night and there are so many nooks and crannies I want to explore tonight... glorious overload!

Posted via CB10 with "Z" best

makh2012

still waiting for it in China,

Posted via CB10

L1680G

Still no update for me... on Wind Mobile... Z10STL100-3/10.2.0.1803

Posted via CB10

Techno-Emigre

I haven't seen the movie "Her" yet, but kinda feeling like I am falling in love with my Z10. Thanks BlackBerry! Excellent work. Elegant is a better word.

Posted via CB10 with "Z" best

vaughn8107

Guys, I'm new to this forum. Can't seem to find radio on music app. Is it possible to share screen shot here? Thanks all.

By the way, Viber's working great :)

Posted via CB10

canadian nick

If you have a Z10 it won't be there, otherwise open the music app, it's on the black bar on the bottom of the screen.

Posted via CB10

vaughn8107

Yeah. Mine's a z10. I would love to have radio function on my phone but not a biggie anyway.

Still loving my first BlackBerry phone! Thanks for the reply canadian nick.

Posted via CB10

itiswhatitisnt

What you need to know is AT&T haven't release shit yet!

US is lagging it so what's the point with release dates Globally if shit don't add up?

That's what you and I need to know.

Posted via CB10

joelhh241

When will Microsoft apps like OneNote and Lync be able to work. Until they gets these productivity apps functional I don't think anyone should be saying the app gap is closed. Other than that the update has been a big step forward.

Posted via CB10

pmich

Desperately want Onenote to work on my phone. I use it everyday.

Posted via CB10

chalkletmilk

Not ideal but if you sync Onenote to Skydrive you can open Onenote Web from the BlackBerry browser to view your notes and do basic updating.

laketrout73

So Kevin, to prevent fragmented carrier rollout dates, you suggested that BlackBerry have carriers hold back releases until all carriers had approved them. With the global nature of this release and the fact that the last leak, which turned out to the official release, was available for about a month beforehand, do think that is what happened?

Z10 STL100-3 |10.2.1.1925 | Bell | CB10

chrisstlaurent

Don't forget goggles, it's a great app that works

Posted via CB10

egzbuen

Booting or starting/initializing an android app is indeed sluggish on my z10. But once your in, everything else is ok.

Posted via CB10

Dominick079

I can't wait until AT&T releases the update on February 10th. But I won't be installing any Android apps on my phone the apps in BlackBerry World are fine for me. I wish they allowed the option to remove Android runtime. It's just wasted device memory on my phone.

Posted Via AT&T BlackBerry Z10

Tyler Silver

Can you a dress the fact that some of us still don't have the update!!!! Your like rubbing all of its goodness I'm my face...

Posted via CB10

xhead75

Great summary!

Thank you Crackberry team for all the grinding you've done the past couple of days. Every time I look at my phone there's a red star on CB10. You guys are bustin' a$$!

Posted via CB10

henrickrw

Outstanding

Posted via CB10

tski

As usual AT&T has left us hanging. Talked/chatted with 3 different customer service reps in the past 24 hours and none of them can say when or even if there might be an OS update at some point in the future.

Totally useless. BlackBerry needs to control OS updates like Apple does. I don't see my wife or son waiting for AT&T to push out there iPhone updates after "testing ".

Posted via CB10

tski

And BlackBerry gets blamed for not providing timely support when it is clearly the carriers creating bad customer service experiences.

Posted via CB10

axllebeer

+ 1,000.

Posted via CB10 via the power of " Q "

axllebeer

It pains me that I waited this long without loading the leak, and now I have to wait another month (Sprint). I know, I've been complaining a lot in the blogs, but it's rough seeing so many having all the fun and it "feels" like by the time I get it officially everyone will be looking forward to 10.3.

(insert sad face here)

:(

Posted via CB10 via the power of " Q "

BerryRipe

Bro I know I know what you mean! Stay strong!

Keep The Faith  BlackBerry Q10 

axllebeer

Hey ya know I'll look at it this way:

By the time I get it, I'll have read everything there is to know about 10.2.1 and already know it inside and out so I won't have any problems or issues. :)

#StayPositive #TeamBlackBerry

Posted via CB10 via the power of " Q "

Xenrip

Same here man, It sucks.

Posted via CB10

axllebeer

It does, but I will prevail!

Posted via CB10 via the power of " Q "

ZayDub

Hey there! I have Sprint also, but I downloaded 10.2.1xxx via Sachesi! Works like a charm! You should try it out. I'm running the official Rogers Version, which I believe is a Canadian carrier. Use country code 302, carrier code 720 and I used variant -3 but I think you can use -5 also. I used -5 when I upgraded to 10.2 via Sachesi. I recommend any and everyone on Sprint upgrade via Sachesi.

 Forever!

Posted via CB10

HaberNik

Why don't you download the leak? I know I was a little apprehensive to do it myself, but I am glad that I did (5 days before the actual release!). CB has a great post on getting it done quickly and relatively painlessly. I had one problem with audio after it, but one hard restart and perfect since then.

Tapped and flicked from my BlackBerry Z30!

EastMcCauley

Best OS update yet.

Posted from my BlackBerry Z10

GABEISZOMBiE

I just want Emojis!!!!

Posted via CB10

luvsql

My Q10 normally gets 24 hours out of my battery. Now it turns red at 12 hours and I'm not using it for most of the day (low usage). What is going on?

Posted via CB10

BerryRipe

Have you done a full battery pull. Take out battery, sim card and SD card for at least 5 minutes and the reinsert.

Keep The Faith  BlackBerry Q10 

canadian nick

It usually takes a few days for the battery to settle in after an update, hang in there. Also you can use the app manager to see what's draining your battery

Posted via CB10

Thomas Barragan

Leak or use Sachesi.
Why wait?

Posted via CB10

BerryRipe

Great article Kevin! This was needed after all the craziness.

Keep The Faith  BlackBerry Q10 

Nate650

Thanks.

P.S. Sage -> Saga

Posted via CB10

bowless1

Still waiting on ATT in the USA. C'mon guys.

Posted via CB10

toppatoptobz

Cannot complain I'm so happy. Now i got it all. All the apps I needed on my Z10. no problems all systems running smoothly. Dam this is truly a good day for me and blackberry Now I don't have to here from those dam iPhone and Android users about "but blackberry don't have those apps! Let's keep it moving blackberry

Posted via CB10

Rissa_Boo

Well most US carriers haven't even released 10.2.1 and yet we have all these posts on CB =[
Dude notice probably 98% are foreign countries this sucks.

Posted via CB10

Lanre Folarin

No more porsche design clock

Posted via CB10

wincyUt

You can reinstall it if you want. Check CB forums thread "Legend leaks OS 10.2.1.1925" and search for the bar file. You side load the bar file to restore your porsche design clock.

quizm

BlackBerry must keep its identity while becoming like an android ghost, with seamless access to Google products. If it can do this and market it's security brand, and it's productivity in messaging focus it will rise again. Its hardware still needs to best the specs of samsung!

Posted via CB10

Prem WatsApp

BB10 on S4-like specs (quad snapdragon or Exynos 8 core) would blow anything else out there straight out of the water.

Hope it happens, soon.

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

bansheeboyz

Love the update and most of my android apps are working perfectly...i just used back up and restore on my android phone, and emailed my apps to the z10...IMDB, movies one, speedtest, audio manager.

Posted via CB10

somerandombbusername

I like the epic beginning of this article, "On January 28th, 2014, carriers around the world..."

bl_moore

Facebook just got updated

Posted via CB10

freedomx20a

I wish BlackBerry stock would drop so I can get mmoreee

 BlackBerry Q10 

U-235 EP

In my opinion out of the seven apps mentioned only Netflix would be worth getting

waqar sahi

One feature i was looking forward was notify during call and although it's been added it is only limited to text messages only! Receiving bbm, whatsapp message or email does not still notify!

Posted via CB10

drycube

What about the security of those android apps being installed outside of the BlackBerry app store, are they safe? Do they pose a higher risk of my phone being hacked? Android phones have been notoriously known for being hacked via their apps, therefore, i decided to wait before installing the amazon app store completely and going full -bore, to see over the next couple of months if problems arise for others who have already gone full steam ahead.

Posted via CB10

shadlom

Notoriously known for being hacked? Stop spewing BS.

bob beausoleil

Best article in a long time very good keep it up

Posted via CB10

pmich

THIS = PERFECT summary post! going to sticky it for friends. Thanks Kevin!

HaberNik

Kevin, did you mention the new pinch in hub to filter? It is very cool and amazingly useful. I pinch my hub and on default all of my unread messages appear (with a great transition I might add). Very useful and it can be customised to sort for anything you want, I believe.

Tapped and flicked from my BlackBerry Z30!

juancaruiz1

Ohh,my God, I can't wait, i'm from Venezuela and I haven't received yet 10.2.1, anyone know about my country- Digitel, thanks

Posted via CB10

juancaruiz1

Kevin, do you know anything about Venezuela. Thanks

Posted via CB10

Harsh Vardhan Bhardwaj1

Hi, true caller is not working, can anyone figure out why?

Harsh Vardhan Bhardwaj1

But bow to Kevin for all instant updates whenever BlackBerry comes out with something new

8lb_abkm

We need the android apps to be integrated with BlackBerry Hub

Posted via CB10

Prem WatsApp

No, make them native BB10. (I feel your need and some apps won't do native version)

Is integrating less hassle than porting to native?

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

Jonesy1966

Still waiting. Telus. Z10

boodzski19

Tried to download viber in amazon appstore. But couldn't have it here in Singapore. Amazon keep telling me to manage my kindle country settings. Help.

Posted via CB10

Pulin Patel

Viberrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...........

Posted via CB10

Technology83

I'm so fucking tire reading complaints of people about "I can't install this app, I can't install that. Come on people use blackberry for what it is.
I'm happy with blackberry and BB10 is the best.

Posted via CB10

boodzski19

How to download Viber via amazon appstore in Singapore?

Posted via CB10

fentebaieuser

Finally got the update through MTS today...309mb and love it. Downloaded several apps and she works like a charm, of course there's lots of apps that wouldn't load/work either but it's all trial and error.

Posted via CB10

Jtaylor1986

Installing these "missing" apps has made me realize I never missed them.

HaberNik

+1001!

Tapped and flicked from my BlackBerry Z30!

raymond

This is awesome. I hope this help some people overcome their fear and helps them take control of the content on their phone.

Stop, drop, and roll.

Don McAskin

Downloaded amazon app store app. Works great. Apps work really well. Very smooth...fantastic.
Need to create an account before you can download any apps.

Don McAskin

ewalker53

I think it's great that BB10 can now run Android apps. But having had a Nexus 5 for 2 months, I can say that BB10 is a far more integrated OS, smoother and overall allows for more productive use of the phone. There was not really an app gap for me. The list is Netflix, Instagram and games, which now all run on BlackBerry. BB10 is a better platform.

Posted via CB10

drnguyenn

On the link that shows which Carriers have gotten the update, it says Wind Canada and I still haven't got the update ...

Posted via CB10

mikr009876

This post should be standard read for all new or prospective BB buyers. Nicely done Kevin.

STL 100-1 OS 10.2.1.1925

primusd

Kudos to Kevin and the CB team... as usual, killing it with the 10.2.1 coverage and support!

Posted via CB10

Brandon Chapman1

Hi there guys can anyone tell me. I can download the apk file when I try to open all it does its processing. I have deleted the old file and downloaded it again same and the same problem and one more problem my flipboard wont open anymore thanks for any help on with this cheers.

coffee-turtle

Yes, Valuable and informative! Thanks Crackberry Team!

Glen Campbell

T-Mobile released it in so many countries except the USA? I don't know what's going on I think it a conspiracy. U.S against BlackBerry lol

Posted via CB10

LuayS

Great post. Now if only you can include how to downgrade from a leak properly so that I can install it officially (I know they are the same technically)

Posted via CB10

HaberNik

You just install right over the leak. I had a "massive" 7mb download! 4minutes later and I was done.

Tapped and flicked from my BlackBerry Z30!

Greg Barker1

Add MTS in Manitoba Canada to the list.

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premyboy

Ever since iv updated my Q10, it's gotten so much slower, and the battery drains much quicker than before. I like the small new features but really frustrated on how buggy and slow it has become!

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Comfort4Ehsan

How does the FM Radio thing work? We got one Q10, one Z30, bunch of Z10s and no Q5s. So I know only the Q10 and Z30 can handle teasing our android dudes. But any comments on how to use it?

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Louis Belshaw

Yeah I'm done now, time to get an iPhone. Since the update none of my side loaded apps work and I can't install any new ones it just stays on processing. So now not only has this update not given my phone the ability to install all the none BlackBerry apps, it's taken away it's ability to open ANY android application I side loaded such as google maps. Removing one of the main uses of my phone completely.

Worst part is there is no word of any fix yet, rendering me using a BlackBerry over another phone pretty much pointless now.

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Prem WatsApp

Have you tried backing up, reloading and then starting with a fresh OS install? After that put your Android .apks back on. Previously sideloaded ones can break, you're not the only one.

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

sujithcs18

Do you guys have any info on whether there will be further updates or not after 10.2.1?

Posted by my Q10 filled with awesomeness

mamat7055

Wtf no update, even global update, this is not global update BlackBerry ,stupid BlackBerry

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Syedali Abubacker

Some of the famous app like Fruit ninja get update on blackberry. I warm welcome. http://wp.me/p3zd1e-1gQ

ttlub

So.. if android phones are prone to hacks why do we want android apps on our phones?

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Prem WatsApp

It runs in its own virtual machine on your BB. It's not on the "bare metal", like on an Android phone.

As always, you have to trust your software vendor, whether it is an app or an OS.

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

shadlom

Nothing is prone to hacks.

Michael Kerr

The Android Spotify app works fairly decent most of the time

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!

raguram88

Awesome...and Google sells Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 billion ( i came across the new from http://www.gadgetride.com/news/google-sells-motorola-to-lenovo-for-291-b..., ), Actually, Lenovo plans for Blackberry.

jchavealot

It's beautiful! thank you BlackBerry!

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KRED32

Most of the Android apps I have are not sluggish at all.

Great upgrade with significant upgrades....welldone BlackBerry keep them coming!! :)

azzziim

Thanks for all guidelines and support, you guys are amazing.

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TimJohnSmith

I don't like the change they made to answering incoming calls. I know some will like the new method, but it would have been nice if they had left the original BB10 method as a version

Tim Smith from my Z10 on Rogers

enzo4vpc

Great summary. Thanks, Kevin

Brayan Morales

Hello, Crackberry Team, I just have one concern, When will 10.2 Ever be release for Sprint (USA) Carriers?

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Chvg

I tried to install MeteoEarth downloaded from Amazon app store.
The app installed without a problem but whe trying to open it it crashed,tried everything but no luck.

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kareem25

Is T mobile ever going to see these updates? This is frustrating reading about everyone's joy and experience. Ahhhhh

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SaltySnack

Great job BlackBerry this update really is something special. I've loved BB10 since day one but this really kick ass! Woot woot!

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silversmith75

http://n4bb.com/new-10-2-1-update-polishes-blackberry-10-experience/

good read.. they basicly say.. that this update was not labelled 10.3 and a major update because it was just meant to polish the os right now... which they have the big guns to come for 10.3

kinda exciting to see what they have planned... as i thought this was a pretty substantial update..

--rez--

Couldn't install Amazon or 1moble from the link on CB10 (this app) but links worked fine when i used the BB10 browser and the crackberry.com Web site. This is bound to cause a lot if people anxiety and frustration. Why can't the CB10 app work with these links???

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silversmith75

you have to open them in the browser..

Shawn Fitzgerald

In the next update I'd like to see a full dark theme. Not just for certain applications. It makes it look more uniform. The option for up swipe or side swipe to answer the phone. The back door to the Porsche clock would be nice again too ;)

Posted via my Z10 10.2.1.1925

BagusTiko

+1000 pure dark

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Shawn Fitzgerald

Agreed. It would just look more uniform.

ojaninoa10304

I've plugged my phone into BlackBerry link and nothing yet. I don't want to wait until The end of Feb. Lol, I want the update fast and now! I guess I've waited this long for the Damned thing, I can wait a little longer until I get it. I'm excited for the update on my Q10.

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tattyy

I tried both amazon and 1mobile they keep on processing and it doesnt reach the step of accepting, just processing all z time, any help?

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silversmith75

you have to open them in the browser...if you are using the link provided you they just open the page but if you open them in the browser..for the link to work

rikellyking

How can I block or blacklist selected numbers from calling me on my Q5?

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za_berry

Cell C in South Africa have started rolling out.

Way to go Cell C

Posted from my awesome HUB enabled  Z10

tattyy

I opened z link successfully in z browser, and downloaded the app, but once i click on install just processing and nothing else

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R8M1IV

What about T mobil in USA

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--rez--

The 2.1 update rox EXCEPT why can we still not change or switch off the camera sound?? How hard can this be?? It's the single most annoying thing and it neatly got me kicked out if the Buika concert at the Chance Center for the performing Arts the other night.

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francodanny22

Man AT&T is lagging here!! Lol no update!

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jic999

Track Pad lovers has Anybody used the feature called Running Shift on the Q10 ?

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BagusTiko

I love my new BlackBerry. Update like this make me feel that i have a new phone.

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TheNovice8

After updating to 10.2.1, it does not read my memory card. Anyone experiencing this?

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rob32

Loving this update To...

Rob32

polytope

Still no update from WIND Canada!

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Muhammed Jaff

Still don't have the update im running the z10 stl-001 10.2.1.1055 here in Iraq,kurdustan using Korek Telecom :(
Plzzzz helpppppp I can't wait anymoreeee

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valiton93

My battery is dying more frequently after the update :(
It used to last all day but now it dies eventually after 8 hours.
Am I the only one who is facing this problem?

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mehofmann

Go to device monitor and kill the apps that can be killed. I found that If you run any android apps it will drain. Also, you may have a corrupted update you may have to reload. I am trying but BlackBerry Link for Mac is flaky. Need an update asap. My camera doesn't work within the remember app. Neither does it work on wife and kids Z10 but my co-workers phone is fine:/

FRANCIS VITTINI

Excellent post, thanks

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mantemante

Any one knows how to install Snapchat? I don't find it on amazon app store

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Twisted 101

I bot my z30 unlocked from amazon..and I'm yet to receive my update..please help meee..om really clueless..was soo much anticipating this update

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Prem WatsApp

Some more info, what country, what carrier, etc would be helpful. Otherwise, hit the forums, plenty of material there. Also check in BB Link software on your computer.

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

Marc Alexander1

What about FM radio? How do we access that?

Rocking the totally awesome Z30

Steelers

Hey guy I have ran into some issues with 10.2.1!

1. Wifi does not connect properly!
2. For some reason I manage to keep pocket dialing on my Q10 even on the last OS!
3. Where do I find the FM radio app??

Thanks guys love that you are all here like a family to help out!

Prem WatsApp

No extra app, it's in the native music player app.

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

darinmusic

I'm on Koodo Canada and my z30 does not have the up date yet
I'm on wife my mobile is shut off.

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luvsql

The FM Radio is inside the Music App. There's a radio button to click on. I have always had issues pocket dialing or even dialing when I'm holding my BB in my hand as that phone icon is so sensitive. I have to clear my phone log on a daily basis so I don't keep calling people. I wish I could disable it and only use a keyboard shortcut to make a phone call.

Prem WatsApp

Not trying to be a smarty, but the genuine BB flip case helped me a lot in that respect on my Q10. Got a big, phat, proud Berry logo on it, too.

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

luvsql

I have case that's designed to save it from breaking as we have concrete floors at work. Will that case prevent it from smashing if dropped (ie durable)?

rjkolo

This is awesome news...unless you live in the US...thank you CrackBerry for posting the leaks of 10.2.1 because it makes my Z10 so much better!

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Ronstermadness

I've only downloaded Netflix from amazon sofar. The app is running great and the download was smooth.

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noody83

After new update it doesn't seem to pick up my SD card with all my media on it, anyone else having this issue?

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theEmperorhasnoclothes

Updated just fine.
Useful but really not more than catching up with competition:
-pulldown quick settings,
- Amazon appstore workaround.

Letdown:
- why is it still impossible to move emails from sent items to another folder??? Is it really that much to ask for or such a strange habit to clean the sent items folder?

mesochyorny

Why is sprint so slow with everything? No update from sprint

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Katleho Moloi

All I want is the ability to store nd access apps from the SD card cause for some of us 16gig is not enough...wish the OS hard ways to do that

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Enne4Naomi

No space on my phone to even download anything more. Struggled just to get the update. Deleted way more apps than I wanted to, just to get the update, so I'm sure I can't download anything more..

I do wish I could store some apps to the SD card....

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JOaBlackberryBold

These are great phones. Imma a fan boy for BlackBerry again. Why BlackBerry? If you lead with this OS you'd be out selling Android. Oh and a dam commercial here and there would be bad either. Marketing at BlackBerry is the reason why BlackBerry lost 3rd slot in US

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Prem WatsApp

They were top dog once.

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

bobprune

New update is fan frigin tastic. Now I have the phone I thought I was buying. Loaded up in about a half hour on WIFI, carrier Bell . Love the new pull down screen, flashlight,and the ability to attach with out trying to pull down screen and the best one of all is that I can answer the phone on the first ring. Could never get the swipe down thing to work for me and frustrated me to no end. Keep it up BlackBerry things are looking great.

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movingteus

Is it just me or the batter life way better???

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hemodad

I have nothing bad to say about this new update on my Z10! Keep it up! Thanks Crackberry team for all the help and info while transitioning to 10.2.1

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luddite2

Does 10.2.1 leave the black theme in place for the Q10 or let you choose black/white? I didn't do the last update because I read here that it removed some of the black themes on the Q10.

os30

Shame that BlackBerry didn't release this "seamless" Android app compatibility when BB10 was launched. It might have been a different story RE device sales. Oh well...

Now all they have to do is up the processor speeds so that the Android apps can be run at decent speeds consistently.

National Rail Times App for BB10 (Native Q10 and Z10) - http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20352963

os30

Audible
Kindle App
Temple Run 2
All from Amazon store.

National Rail Times App for BB10 (Native Q10 and Z10) - http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20352963

elmit22

I like the new update as updates go but find that by battery last about 50% less then usual

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sandyalisoncan

How to get my battery performance back.

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BB Super Junior

Time for some more 'Why I hate my BlackBerry 10' videos lol. So much to complain about in 10.2.1!

Aka S.Jizzle Z30STA100-5/10.2.1.1925

JDM08

Anyone know how to get accuweather set up on my clock? - Thanks!

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BBUK14

Can anyone tell me what's up with the apps from Amazon App Store? When you download an app and it then says 'Candy Crush by Joe Smoe', what does that mean? Is it the 'real' app or not?

I'm just a bit confused about this Android junk yard stuff. I don't want bullshit apps on my phone stealing my information etc. Can anyone help me here? This update is great, but I do miss the security of BlackBerry World...

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pcares

Igrann I'd running well. Happy. My Facebook, Twitter is a little sluggish. Not happy. Can't download the Amazon app store. Not so happy. The preview of message. Really happy.

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Lethakeks

.. Here in UK.. just managed to load up the NatWest banking app via Snap, log into my account previously set up on my old BB7 device. No BB10 app on the horizon, although one may be in the making. Who knows? Not to worry, as currently we can all experience the best of both app worlds. Not sure what the future holds, but this android runtime stuff is great. ;0)

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pcares

I agree with Mr Green. My Igrann is working very well. Happy!

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tejeron

Hope they can LINK sync also MS Outlook notes & tasks

pcares

I agree with Mr Glenn..

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pcares

I posted earlier that I couldn't get the amazon app store. I got it now. That first link must have been flawed.

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pcares

What's the deal with the camera in the remember app. It's inactive. It was working before 10.2

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mehofmann

I'm having the same problem. Same with wife and kid. My co-worker's phone...no problem. maybe a corrupted download of os. Link for Mac is flaky and not working properly so I can't really reload the os. Maybe an update to the remember app will fix... also priority calling is off also. Maybe a Verizon thing...

Ozfork

PLEASE, PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE fix the god damn Contacts app!!! It is all out of whack. Yesterday i went to add a new contact and it added the phone number to an unrelated contact and wiped the existing number. WTF??? I lost my original contact details and my new contact had the other contacts name added. Why does it have to add a sim contact when my settings don't include sim contacts? This has been F#$!ed up prior to latest update, i would have thought this would have been fixed as many people have been complaining about this for a while now. BlackBerry, please get your basic shite together!!!

Posted with the brilliance of my Z10

Vikneswaran Murugan

Update is awesome but android apps are not having 100%screen resolution... im using mono genie tried amazon app.. can't able to sign in Google n Gmail accounts.. fix that n make it 100% screen resolution

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