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How long did it take you for BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 to download and install?

By Kevin Michaluk on 28 Jan 2014 12:56 pm EST

It's an exciting day in CrackBerry land, with BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 officially now here and beginning to rollout around the globe on multiple carriers.

After waiting a long time for this update to get released, I couldn't help but notice this morning that the update itself is taking a while to download. So far, out of my BlackBerry Z10, Z30, P'9982 and Q10, it's only on the Q10 so far that the update showed as available after manually checking for updates (Settings > Software Updates > Check for Updates).

After hitting the download button, over an hour later I'm still only at 80% finished downloading the 645MB update (note, file size seems to vary between people a bit).

In other words, it's taking a while. Other members of the CrackBerry team are experiencing the same sort of lonnnng download process.

I'm expecting this will be the norm for everybody out there, but figured it wouldn't hurt to check in with the community, so you know what you're getting into before you start the update.

If you have received the update and downloaded it, how long did it take?! Let us know in the comments!



1 1/2 hours

Posted via CB10


Less than a minute, Lol. It was a 7mb update.

Mmm...CB10! Just the tip though...


Mine was 7mb done and installed in two minutes!

Tapped and flicked from my BlackBerry Z30!


Lol mine was 1002MBs


15MB installed in 4 minutes lol


When I woke up and took it out of bedside mode it said congratulations you have been updated to the new OS.

Zero minutes for me...

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Mine 3

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You probably have auto update turned on

Posted via CB10


same here.

10mb, two minutes tops.

Ayla Pnx

Mine too

Zed 10 user in SA


Which network are you on. Haven't received any update notification

Posted from my awesome HUB enabled  Z10


Well I'm on vodacom with the STL100-1. My brother has the STL100-2 on vodacom but hasn't received the update.

Mmm...CB10! Just the tip though...


Where can I see the BlackBerry icon? That's cool

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Christopher Elliott 10

Nothing yet for AT&T down here in SA, TX. Still running saying "Latest update is installed". Model Z10 STL100-3. :-( I want my update!


1.5 hour Sachesi download for Rogers. 1 hour load on ATT Z10.


not sure just yet.
300mb: 1 hour into it and 2/2 99% lol. :D


wow, 99% is taking it's time to finish :/


It was installed when I woke up in the morning... somehow it autoupdated at night...


Took about a half hour

Posted via CB10


Installed by autoloader a while back and it only took a few minutes ;)

Posted with a Verizon Z30 running and CB10. [URL="bbmc:C0004F9BB"] My channel with zero subscribers [/URL]


340mb of update...y the difference? Z10STL100-1/
MTN Nigeria

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I'm in Egypt on a Z30 STA 100-3 got around 340mb too, mobinil (orange egypt)


Hardeyemi, how did you get the update. cos I have been waiting patiently for mtn to push the update.


3 hours, was 1.3 gb total two files.

BlackBerry Since 2006. BB Z10,10.2.1 Official. Rogers Halifax, NS


Mine too! I thought it was done after the first 300MB file installed, but then after that, it started downloading a 999MB File! I gotta go to work in a couple hours...hope it's done by then!!!!


I don't know if did it by its self z10

Posted via CB10


Almost an hour and half.

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Mine is 1003mb...

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About 25 minutes this morning around 8am ast. Via my wifi connection at home.

Telus Z10 and had been running since November.



Just over an hour on my z10 (295mb)

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About an hour.

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1 hour last Friday Verizon before they pulled it over 900 megabytes

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about 40mins, and I did a Z30 and Z10 at the same time! the Z10 started out faster, but the Z30 caught right up and they both finished about the same time!


Between 1 to 2 hours per device. Did it twice.

I used my Z10 to create this CrackBerry madness!


Mine was 17mb I was on 2.1.19## and now I'm on an older build surely? What's the difference mine automatically updated ffs :L

Posted via CB10


About 30 minutes and I think was 287 mb. Z30 on Bell.

Posted via CB10


An eternity because I have gotten it yet! Q10SQN100-2/ Verizon

Keep The Faith  BlackBerry Q10 


Same here! Q10SQN100-3/10.1.176 optimus Portugal (not 'optimus' at all) Hope is the last thing to die...


Downloaded 305 mb from Bell in 10 min, but installation took 30 min + restart. Pretty efficient!

Posted via CB10


I went through link and it took about 35 to 45 min

From my z10


I updated mine early this morning. I think it was 315 mb. Took about 50 minutes to download and install. ( on Bell)

Posted via CB10


Wouldn't know....still waiting here in London UK (Vodafone)...

Posted via CB10


Same story for my Q10 on AT&T!

Posted via the super amazing BlackBerry Q10


Same with me, ours was supposed to come out on Feb. 10, but I haven't gotten it yet. I have a Q10 with ATT, and still have the 10.1 software.


Z30 90 minutes

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Looking like just barely an hour...Verizon speed bby!

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Call MTS and tell them to push it! Grr

Posted via CB10


MTS was a week behind for 10.2, I think. I would expect the same for 10.2.1, unfortunately.


التحديث احتمال ينزل يوم الثلاثاء 28 /3/ 1434 هـ

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Mines was 642 mb

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1 hour 30 mins

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30 min without restart

Posted via CB10


The length of time for an OTA download is certainly one reason to load the leak version of this update. I downloaded it, unzipped it, loaded it on my Z10 and restored my device in the time it is taking you to just download it.

Knowing AT&T's tendency to be late in releasing updates (if at all), I decided to get ahead of the game and download the "official" leak when it first hit the forums. What a difference an update can make!


AT&T release date February 10th... Wooohooo!!

Can't wait!!

I'm MongezaurioBerry


It took 30 minutes

Posted via CB10


About 30 min on a 650mb download coming from. 1257 on my Rogers Z10

Posted via CB10


Took me ages because of something bizarre.

The update was 309mb but after both stages were complete and the 309mb had installed,it started all over again with another two stages for 999mb.

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Anthony Roberts5

About an hour and the file was 991mb


It was over 700mb and took about 1/2 hour to download. So great to have!!

Posted via CB10


Downloaded twice Z10 and Z30. Took about 30 minutes over wifi each time.

Posted via My rocking Z30 on CB Forums


I had the leak and. It was set to auto update so it was already updating

Posted via CB10

ken Ontae

1 hour too long

Z!0, Nothing Compares

Harman Rewari

No update yet.
Using stl 100-3 from At&t here in India.
On leaked

Posted via CB10


305mb and took just under 50 mins. Was updated from last official build on Telus Z30.

Posted via CB10


Wasn't really timing it but I'd say roughly 1hr, maybe a little less..

Posted via CB10 using my new Zed30 check out my channel @ C00121C1B


Took about an hour and a half.

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Jason Germany

0 mins.. I still dont have it yet, and im getting pissed!!!

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!


309MB on a Telus Z10. It's 67% done after 50 minutes.

Posted via CB10


In total for me...45 minutes and then about 10 minutes to reboot

Posted via CB10


311mb half hour to 45 min through iPhone on my way to work.

Converting people to BlackBerry & BBM since 2010


7mb 10mins tops

Posted via CB10


10 minutes to download, 20 minutes to install and 10 to reboot. Works like a charm.


I would like to download it, still no update here in Germany...!

Posted via CB10


Had the leak, so it auto-loaded this morning over an unknown period of time. Just knew because a pop up appeared when I looked at my phone letting me know!


I have done mine. It took about 2 hours. Everything smoothly done.

Posted via CB10


Any idea about T-Mobile in US... :(

Q 10


One of the threads said mid-February for T-Mobile US customers...


2 minutes. I had the leaked version already

Posted via CB10


Took about 1/2 hour bell

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3 mins. It was only 8mb. I was running the leak! lol!


Posted via CB10 with my Z30


Less than one hour

Posted via CB10


I woke up to it asking to do a restart as it did it automatically... the restart took 5minutes. Was perfect!!!

Posted via CB10


Just over 300MB on my Z10 = less than 45 minutes


Don't know...still don't have it! Argh...z30 on Rogers near Toronto

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About 30 minutes for my Z30 and probably less for my Q10. Both showed just over 300 Mb for update size.

Posted via CB10


Is it faster if done via BlackBerry Link?

Posted via CB10


Still waiting for it on Sprint. Tried BB Link. No dice.

Paul Collins4

367 mb on z10 virgin UK 30 mins



About an hour and a half

Posted via CB10


I want the 10.2 update.

Posted via CB10


About one hour

Posted via CB10


almost 2 hrs + the time it took for it to rebuild and download the info again... but well worth it ..hands down the apk install and pinch feature in the hub are the greatest things so far


2 mins, only 7mb, I already had installed

Posted via CB10


About 2 minutes, the size was 7MB and all of it was Verizon Junk. What a wast, and after I uninstall it the OS keeps saying that there is a software update available.


45 mins

Posted via CB10


300mb took about an hour over wifi. I'm using my Z10 on Bell and was upgrading from the last official 10.2 release.

Started around 08:00 PST

Posted via CB10


Same here - Z10 on Bell.

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Cold Dog

Q10 from Rogers...320 MB took 40 minutes at the hotel at Disney! :)

Posted via CB10


I'm with Koodo and the update wasn't showing up so I borrowed a Rogers sim card from a friend and slipped it in. Once the update showed up, I took the sim card out and turned my device back on without any sim cards. Its been about 15 minutes and its about 80% downloaded.

Mrs GT

Two hours but that was because it failed the first time. Only problem now is that I can't get on the Internet. Don't know what to do.

Posted via CB10


About an hour. It worked quite fast.


Because I had the .1925 os leak already installed, it took less than a minute. BUT, I did re-sideload a few bar files to get back features I liked from previous leaks.

Posted via CB10


Did it by itself during the night. Z10 on Koodo

James Wright4

Why not just update through BBLink? Lol

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Asif Khan7

1 hour 10 min

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Took over an hour and a half on my Z10. Bell Mobility. Dint have to manually check. Was pushed to me automatically

Posted via CB10


1 hour but I only had about a 300mb download

Posted via CB10


I had to wait until I arrived at home... Let it be 4 hours :)


i had the leak installed and he update was 8 mb on rogers. it took 3 min at the most


I was running the leaked version, it took roughly 3 minutes to update to the official version. 8mb was all, I think.

Posted via CB10


Not long on the Z10 purchased in Toronto from Rogers. Under 20 mins downloaded 291MB and about 10 mins install.

The Z30 purchased in HKG from Smartone is still waiting for it to come thru!!!

Posted via CB10


300mb (ish) all done and operational in just over an hour.
Q10 on Rogers

Posted via CB10


From my leaked os, update only with 75mb for less than an 30 mins for download and install

Posted via CB10


It took me less than 30 mins. I was running a leak though so it probably sped up the download process

Posted via CB10 on my  Q10


About 30 min. Connected to a PC.

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Tyler Silver

Idk I didn't get it yet!!!

Posted via CB10


Less than an hour over wifi.


Rogers Canada 308 MB about 30 minutes all totalled. The reboot took almost a scary amount of time 5 minutes plus loading the HUB another 5 minutes or so but it was all fine. :)


First time it took an hour and a half, got to 100% and said something went wrong. Try again.
Than I did it again and it took an hour and a half, than another 15 minutes to restart.

Posted via CB10


I would say around 2 hrs but part of the install was done on Tim Hortons wifi.

Posted via CB10

josaf thapa

Nearly 1hr tq

Posted via CB10


Roughly 35 to 45 minutes. Update size was around 750mb. Z10.

Posted via CB10


Mine took 2 min to update. 7mb cos I was running a leak

Posted via CB10


Anyone get their update through Wind Mobile yet?

Posted via CB10


15 minutes in and at 80%. Z10 on Telus.


About an hour total. 310 MB.

All these updates are great but I'm looking forward to my texts finally showing and not freezing. That would be the best update of all. So far so good. Fingers crossed.

Posted via CB10


I'm installed OTA. It took about 90 minutes from start to finish. Then another 15 minutes to index all the files on my SD card.

Process was very smooth with no issues at all.

Posted via CB10


2 minutes the size was 2 mb hahhaa

Posted via CB10


Vodafone is slowing us down, I think the still want people to go and buy iPhone and Samsung, hence they haven't release the boom on 10.2.1. Still waiting.

Posted via CB10


About 20 min download, 20 min install time, 15 min boot + usable/HUB populated.

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2.5 hours

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7 mb took few minutes.

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Less than a minute,10 mb download.

Posted via CB10


Lmao wish I could tell u but seeing as Vodafone UK or should I say vodafail haven't even bothered pushing out the update, it could take me anywhere from an hour to a few days to a few weeks.

****ers that Vodafone are...

Posted via CB10


About 30 mins

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Himanshu Mehta

90 minutes, 700+ mb file

Himanshu's Z10


About 90mins

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~ hour

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30 min 700+ mb on wifi telus

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I started my timer earlier, letcha know how long 6 months is in hours when sprint decides to roll it

Posted via CB10


Had leak before - so update = zoom-zoom

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Aziz Zaki

1 hour

Posted via CB10


about 3 mins it was 700mb and was literally turn it of and turn in on fast..


On my Z30 update of 310 MB 50 minutes
Carrier Pelephone Israel.

Posted via CB10


Did it through link and it seemed like forever. I'd say a couple hours plus.

Posted via CB10


Mine was only 300+ MB

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305 MB update, approx. 15 min to download, installing now. Using my schools wifi.

Posted via CB10


Took me about 10 minutes to download and 10-15 minutes to install. Granted I did download it from my work 's 100+mb/sec

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Tariq Nasir

I used BlackBerry link and it was fast!

Posted via CB10


Download and install from 10.2.429 took a total of 40 minutes over wifi via TELUS. Pretty quick compared to others. And it's working perfectly including Android apps installed and newly installed after update. I'm very pleased with the OS update.

Posted via CB10


Lol I just left it and went to sleep

The Gamer's Network- [URL="bbmc: C00015A31] C00015A31 [/URL] || STL100-2/


10 fabulous minutes.

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Keith Pappachen

245 mb update (50 minutes for downloading and installing)

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cathy paiva

Less than 1/2 hour

Posted via CB10


It took around 1.5 hours to download and install.


About 3 hrs last Friday from Verizon

SKN. 869. Z10


Thank god...

Ini baru BB yang canggih hhehhehehhe...


0mb been on this build via leak for a month.

Posted via CB10 on my blazing fast Z30


Cincinnati Bell in Dayton, Ohio pushed out the update this morning. Took about 1 hour to download and install 1.1G update.

Such sweetness for my BlackBerry Z10!

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Z10STL100-1 v10.2.1.1925 South Africa

I didn't know the update was available. I just got a pop-up notifying that BlackBerry 10 has been updated to v10.2.1.537


Downloaded and installed in 30 mins.
Download size was about 350MB.

tripple dunk

Via BlackBerry Link.. hour plus I think

White Z10

sahil jain07

40 minutes on a 2 mbps broadband link

Posted via CB10


Started around 815am, finished around 1015am

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Alan uk

On Vodafone UK not plans to release

Posted via CB10


Couple minutes to download a 509 mb update thanks to Verizon fios. XD

Posted via CB10


Half an hour

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Prem WatsApp


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

Ratul Ramchandani

30 mins 358 mb
Z10 STL100-1 India.

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Darren StJean

295 mb just under an hour, for download and install.


Any news on when T-Mobile customers?

Dragos Gasser

~340 MB, error, then 1001 MB, on 3g... it took abt 1 hour and so...

Orange / Romania

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Frank McIntyre

I'm not sure, my phone did it automatically last night while I was asleep. It was a nice treat to wake up to.

Posted via CB10


Abt 20-ish mins for me...but after installing it, I am finding my battery draining unusually fast. Anyone else experiencing this??
Z10 STL100-3.

Posted by my awesome Z10!

Bacon Munchers


Possibly syncing/settling. Will reboot before bed and see what the morning brings....


It took just under an hour for me on a Z10 with Bell

Posted via CB10


do it through sachesi! my carrier sucks!!!

1 hour to download 30 minutes to install


Took me about 1/2 an hour. 291 MB

Posted via CB10


Mine was 249 mb, and 1.15 hour


Took roughly around a hour or so

Blasted from my Q10

Jon Hanson

Like 5 minutes

Posted via CB10


I still haven't gotten it! Been refreshing my updates forever!

Posted via CB10


Mine was 340ish mb, took about half an hour to download here in the UK and about the same again to install

Posted via CB10


Is there any links where we can download it then install as we've been doing for the like of leak versions. That would be an option for users still waiting for carriers to pull out their fingers.
Someone out there would have an answer.

Z berry are platforms of choice!


I have no idea! When Big Red pushed the update, I was using the phone. Next thing I know the pop up let me know that I had been updated to the latest OS!

Posted via CB10


One hour!

Posted via CB10


Download + Install + Reboot took about an hour on Rogers.


I'm estimating two to three weeks including the time it takes T-Mobile to get their heads out of their asses and roll it out to their customers.

Posted via CB10

Peter Morris

Around 30 minutes

Posted via CB10


295mb update about 1.5 hours

Posted via CB10


Almost 4 hours. First 300 MB file and then 1001 MB file. Maybe my work wifi was slow but this took a long time. Should be a warning before you start.

Posted via CB10


Z10 with Fido...I wasn't paying attention but seemed to complete in about an hour or so.

Posted via CB10


Going on 1 hour and 25 minutes. It is at 30% on step 2. Shit is rough.

Posted via CB10


When is EE gonna give me the update?!

Posted via CB10


It did it while I was sleeping automatically, no idea haha

C001B7B16 The Gif Exchange


About 48 minutes to download a 293 MB file over WiFi, pulling from a 3G network in Zambia. Took another 30 to 40 minutes to install.


Took 20 minutes to download, but close to one hour for installation

Posted via CB10


0 min...mine just said it updated to the latest version without doing anything.

Posted via CB10


Got mine first thing in the morning. Took about 30 minutes to download and about that to install afterwards. Fastest update I've had so far :p

Posted via CB10


I had an interesting experience with this update. Since I had leaked version I guess the auto update feature they spoke about in the press release was already baked in. So mine "auto updated" while I was sleeping and in the morning I got a message asking me to restart my phone. And boom official complete with all my android apps, settings, hub configured, etc. If this is the normal way the OS will auto update in the future, I am very very impressed and look forward to more iterations of OS10.

Posted via CB10 on my Z10

Johan Ciang

1 hours more for 3g indonesia

Posted via CB10


No idea. When I woke up this morning, it was already updated.


About an hour each for Z30 and 2 Z10s. Was doing it bright and early at 7AM EST. Telus in Montreal


Haven't appear yet my updated, Ecuador is a no go yet

Posted via CB10


From 9 am to like 10:35ish?

Posted via CB10

Darren Clark1

Only took about half an hour...........

Posted from my Z30 via CB10


About 40 minutes from download to install. File size was about 350MB.

Posted via CB10


794 mb. About 30 minutes.

Posted via CB10


I'm not sure. When I woke up this morning, the software automatically downloaded and installed overnight. I just got a message that my OS had successfully upgraded.

Posted via CB10 on Z30STA100-5/


1/2 hour

Posted via CB10


A few seconds, was just 328kb :D


About a half hour or so.

Posted via CB10

Mo Cat

0.0 seconds (i don't have the update yet ;)


Mine was about 350MB, took probably more than hour, not sure though, just left it update itself and didn't pay that much attention to it.

Posted via CB10


My z10 updated itself over night while in bedside mode !! What a great surprise to wake up too! xD

Posted via CB10 for Z10


25 minutes and it was something like 350mb for the Z10 on the Bell network, Ontario

Posted via CB10


From start to finish took about 1 hour.
Z30 on Wind Mobile.


Half hour to download, forever to install!!!!

Posted via CB10


30 min on my z30

Posted via CB10


~1 hour. OTA

Posted via CB10


Telus 303mb wifi just shy if an hour
Super smooth upgrade
That's what I like to see.

Posted via CB10


Took about an hour. Verizon here. After it was done the only thing I had to do was reenter my passwords for my email accounts only. Socially media required no attention. What a seamless process. BlackBerry and Verizon have really gotten this right. Could not be happier and the new OS IS OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!

Posted via CB10


2 + hours, unlocked ATT z10 using Rogers SIM. 900mb. I ran into the not enough space issue : (


About half an hour. Z10 on Etisalat UAE

Posted via CB10


About 5 minutes, I used the free wifi at the doctors office.

Posted via CB10


mine was only 196MB and took about Hour and a half to dl and install


Forever... ah, never mind. I forgot that I am on AT&T.

Posted via CrackBerry on my BlackBerry Z10 


I wouldn't know, still no update release from AT&T

Posted via CB10

Holger Alts

No update yet for my Z10 STL 100-1 (O2 Germany) :(


I had the 7mb version due to having the leak (5 mins tops).

Sheri Dar

So how is the software?

Posted via CB10

Sheri Dar

Mine is 303mb. I've checked others and the have more than 600mb. Does that mean, that I'll be getting less features or something.

Posted via CB10

russell hunte

Less than a minute on leak

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Mine was 279 megs took almost 2hrs

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Observation Junkie

I'm predicting 1.5 hours when I get home

Catapulted from my Z10.


i would say this was for sure the fastest update i have had taking maybe an hour and for once i didnt have to deal with the reboot saying it was at 100% for an hour


20 minutes. No problems here.

Posted via CB10


Mine was a trip round Africa...a 310MB took almost an hour to get all loaded up on my device (Z10).. great job lag so far!

Posted via CB10


Currently 31% installed. Certainly taking its sweet time...


It took about an hour to download over 700MB. Only took a couple of minutes to reboot. Had leaked Signal sucks since update and lost Porsche Clock. Wish i hadn't updated.

Posted via CB10


Less than a minute.. mine was only 7 MB :)

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