Leaked OS for the BlackBerry Z10

By Adam Zeis on 15 Feb 2013 01:47 pm EST

If you're running an older OS on your Blackerry Z10, you'll be happy to know that an updated version has leaked today. The update will bring you to but unfortunately will require a Windows PC to install. No reports back on this version just yet, but you can assume it fixes some issues but might have some new ones as well. If you're willing to give it a go, you can head into the forums to grab the installer and for full instructions. If it goes downhill, remember you can always wipe and restore your device

As always - use caution when installing a leaked OS like this and remember if you break your phone it's not our fault :) 

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Leaked OS for the BlackBerry Z10


It's got a few bugs here and there but otherwise no issues for me. Bla1ze on the other hand couldn't even get it to load up .. so .. 

It seems that I am running an even newer version anyways. I bought my z10 locked and unlocked it to work with wind mobile and a few days ago wind pushed a update and that's what I have now.

RIM is the best and I am a crackberry addict.

It's the same version. I also have it (See my twitter @kuttysark , I got the update OTA). Type myver_ in a bbm convo where the underscore is a space.

Not in this case it isn't 261 > 32. Software versioning isn't the same as rational numbers. Think of version and which do you think is newer?

I am running 10.0.9 but I would rather wait for the official release before I mess around with this. I have only had it for 3 days now :P

I think most leaks come from carriers, which is why the PB OSes don't leak. Also, I think I do remember saeeing leaked PB 3g OSes leak, although I could be wrong about that....

Correct one for Qualcomm based Z10 (LTE derivatives that are available in canada, US/UK, Germany/France) is Autoload. 40a.exe

Does this update add any new features? For eg:

- BB 7 users wanted fine-grained sound-profiles to be available on BB 10. Does it add that?

- There was also feature request for modifying some default behaviors of the 'hub' ?

+1 I'm holding off on the z10 until it can at least do all the stuff my bb7.1 9810 can do. But when the Aristo comes out, I'm gonna get that no matter what the state of the software :)

Code name for a blackberry that might not even see the light of day. Internal leaks can change very quickly once released. ;)

Call it fantasy until it's solid.

Yeah, you posted it and it left my z10 useless until i have restored an OS with the correct radio.

Also link doesnt backup your contact links so beware if changing OS

I had to wipe and restore from the BB Website.

Major PITA

But I will say thank you for sharing, we dont learn without experimenting.

to clear something up for some people.. there is a different between OS version and Software Release...

the OS version for this is the one showing
the Software Release is probably a lower number like

on the devices on Rogers
Software Release is
OS Version is

so people saying they have is the same as people that are saying they have

I have had this version since the launch event and I can def assure you it is not worth upgrading. I was also told a day ago, that a "new" version will be dropping very, very soon. This new version is supposed have a bunch of bug fixes and OS improvements. I am currently experiencing a text message sending delay and they are hoping this new version addresses the issue.

Let me know if you have any other questions I can answer.

PS: I am not sure it is specifically mentioned anywhere, but BB10 does not support Exchange Memo and Task sync if you are on Exchange 2007 or below. To me this is a HUGE deal, that no one seems to have brought up. I have documentation from Blackberry that this is in fact true and not just a config issue.

I am not even updated to! I checked manually for update but it always says my os is most up to date but it is not....someone know why?

BTW i am using a UK retail version in China running 3G network.

I am not even updated to! I checked manually for update but it always says my os is most up to date but it is not....someone know why?

BTW i am using a UK retail version in China running 3G network.

OTA I checked for an update on my Z10 and it says I'm up to date. I'm currently using

Now, I plugged my Z10 into my Mac using Blackberry Link and voila - there's an update! Odd... OTA should have picked it up. The update however is which is the OS Version part of the Software Release.

Hmmmm... odd....

I'm using an STL100-2 evaluation unit on the Telstra network in Australia. The web update worked for me once I removed the SIM card. It's been updated to

Thanks for the tip.