Leaked OS for the BlackBerry Q10

By Bla1ze on 24 May 2013 08:41 pm EDT

With all the attention the BlackBerry Z10 has been getting by way of leaked OS', I was starting to wonder when the BlackBerry Q10 would get some of the same love. I'm not wondering any more though as a new OS has popped up in the CrackBerry forums. OS is what we're looking at and while it is noted to be a SQN100-3 release but before I went posting it all willy-nilly, I did test it out on my own personal BlackBerry Q10 which is a SQN100-1 and it loads perfectly fine. That's not to say there might be not be some underlying issues, again it is a leaked OS, but if you have a SQN100-1 or SQN100-3 you might want to give it a go.

Right then, as always - use caution when installing a leaked OS like this and remember if you break your phone it's not our fault. Also, a good idea to make a backup because you're essentially performing a factory restore on your device. If you don't want to lose data, a backup is needed. You'll need a Windows PC to install these files and If it goes downhill, remember you can always wipe and restore your device. Again, not responsible if your BlackBerry Q10 comes alive and eats you, turns into a toaster or is otherwise damaged you are on you're own should that happen.

Reader comments

Leaked OS for the BlackBerry Q10


Will it be available for Z10? I read something by Kris mentioning he'll try to have it ready for Z10 as well

Why update the leaked OS? Official versions work perfectly! There is too much OS!! & the backup are too long with BlackBerry Link ! :( this why I stopped to updated...

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I disagree with you on that point that official ones work perfectly well, i upgraded to the official 10.1 and it lags compared to the previous version. I don't use leaks though so don't know how good or bad they are but the present official isn't it for me, it lags and drags every time I try to do anything. Minimizing frames and playing anything on you tube or even using the browser isn't anywhere near the smoothness before the upgrade. Most annoying thing is I keep restoring to factory condition by typing BlackBerry on the security screening at prompt but it restores it and gives me the official new OS version and not the one that originally came with the phone.

Anyone know the changes made in this leaked version? please lemme know, would like to know if it's worth updating or not...

Posted via CB10

Ok. Working pretty smooth. I notice that some bugs are gone, like on the hub sometimes when you tap a message (never failed me after the update). Also seems to respond faster when swiping and using gestures.

Posted via CB10

I can give some change log in this version

1st 15 minutes shows that
1- regional settings before finish first setup
2- squares in BBM contact now gone
3- improved word suggestions

Best regards

Posted via CB10

Thanks alot Bla1ze, runs smooth so far. Backup, install and restore only took around 45 mins. Had to reinstate the passwords on the email accounts though. Also, after the last carrier update (yesterday?) performed on the phone, via the phone, BB link still said "update available", but it appeared to be the same update version. That has now disappeared (fixed) on BB link after this install.
Thanks again.

I was from 238, skipped past 273 to my current (and first) leak, 1720. I guess it would alright.

Posted via CB10

Isn't it better to only post Leaks with Noticeable new or improved features?

Posted via CB10 on LE Z10

Do you know if it fixes word substitution in text messages which was broken in the latest update. Or auto correct which doesn't work at all.

Posted via CB10

Hey guys,

Please let me know, does leak include the channels feature or not

Please its important for me


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I had problems restoring backup. I ended up going back to 1916, leaked few days back. The address book was all messed up.

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frankly? I like BB 9900 much more than this TOY named Q10, I'm tited of it after one week of using it...

bad experience for me.
after upgrading to, battery drops much quicker. With preious OS (.273), the battery could last for 3 days, with leaked 2342, the battery drops to half after fully charge within 3 or 4 hours.