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)
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