Leaked OS for the BlackBerry Z10

By Bla1ze on 11 Sep 2013 10:49 pm EDT

It has been a bit since we saw the last BlackBerry 10 OS leak but if you're a BlackBerry Z10 owner, it's time once again to grab those USB cables and get things going. OS has now arrived in the CrackBerry Forums courtesy of the Berry Leaks team.

The last few leaks of BlackBerry 10.2 have been pretty stellar so if you're feeling adventurous or have been loading leaks all along, you might as well give this one a go as well. You'll want to head on into the CrackBerry Forums to check out what's new, what's old and what may still be broken on this release.

A quick note about support, only STL100-2, 3 and 4 devices are supported STL100-1 users will have to once again wait it out. As always, standard disclaimer applies as well. Use caution when installing any leaked OS on your device. Be sure to backup first using BlackBerry Link and follow our full tutorial on using an autoloader here

Discuss more and download in the CrackBerry Forums



As per the Forum's original post, your PIN will be watermarked on the screen. Install only if you're OK with that. Letting people know here in case they don't read the forums.


Thank you so much for this. Saved me so much time

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But why they have this watermarked?I see it on my screen phone right now...hmmm


Love these leaks!

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Need to know if it has an optional dark theme and the beloved squircle thingie before I dive in.

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Posted via CB10 on my BlackBerry Q10 on the Rogers LTE Max network in Toronto


Is the squircle thing really that big of a deal to you...


Have you been reading the forums?? These people are crazy for the "squircle"


Yea I'm not part of the squircle cult but I have to admit. That thing was awesome....sucks that BlackBerry backed away from it.


I don't get the squircle thing. Looks odd to me. I have to wonder what would have prompted them to even deploy development resources to that.

Presented by Dr. Emmett Brown on BlackBerry Z41


Your not the only one. BlackBerry has said that the reason they removed it was because the people in their focus groups were confused by it......I think they must have been mostly iPhone users :P


Once again BlackBerry fails to cater to their old-time supporters, instead favouring the candy-coated dimwits of society. The boot-up status indicator was handy especially after a system software update ti check whether the smartphone had stalled or was progressing. If Thorsten wants an "Apple Experience" he should have applied to be Apple's Chief Executive Officer.


To my knowledge they haven't removed the boot-up status indicator


I'm a BlackBerry fan and when I first saw the squircle, I thought 'Oh, cool' but after a few minutes, I started finding it mildly annoying. I have no idea why. I really wanted to like it. I'm okay with just a circle or a two-way circle.


I assumed it was a nod to the old track pad days?

CB10 on my Z10


Same goes for me.
The Squircle was awesome!!!
Why did they have to take it away from me :(

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What is that? I dont understand

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How about an official 10.2?

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Yes, I 'll use words instead of symbols and digits. Where is the 'official' OS10.2? For those of us who aren't comfortable with loading leaks, it is a valid question.


ooohhh ...i just got 1443 going good ...well since my battery needs charging anywho :) LOL ...come on I am not the only one who thought that :) ...anyone .....anyone ....

Wasim Raza

Jagr32 i have to say that i was thinking the same thing!! I m loving these leaj!!!



I just loaded 1521 , so yeah was thinking the same thing :-)

the leak seems stable, although having issues with email and launching of hub



biggest BlackBerry fan

I'm waiting for the real thing.... BlackBerry if you see this, for the love of Thor, hurry up... so many people underwhelmed by the competition...tour missing a golden opportunity here


Well.. enjoy

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Can't wait to download when I get off work....:)

Supports your local paramedics run with scissors.



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My last leak just got settled, well it time to burn my battery again

Posted from the best mobile device Z10


You know what's better than a leak an official release.

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I second this. I'm getting impatient.

Signed via my weapon of choice, Z10.


Impatient? This is better than official release. BerryLeaks keep them coming while BlackBerry updates once every few months.

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Not a fan of leaks.

Signed via my weapon of choice, Z10.


How is this better? Official leaks don't have a warning "load at your own risk".


The warnings should be there...

...forever BlackBerry...


So true!:-( im not very good at doing this leaks os thing...when are they going to release an official update? BBZ10

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There is no time line officially available for an official release. I expect between one month to three for most carriers, and up to three or six months for the US carriers judging by their previous 'carrier testing' practices..

Download the leak, they are fine. I've been one one for months now.

#GetWithBB10 Channel @ C000D7228


You know what's worse than a leak? Not having the option to install one.

I get that BlackBerry misses the boat on a lot of opportunities but being able to install leaks is infinitely better than not being able to.



Fuuuuuuu. Have to change the stl100-1 shit

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Lol I don't do leaks but I still feel bad for you.

Posted via Z10 STL100-3 using CB10. Fido, Toronto.


All these leak releases are so tempting but I'm going to wait it out for the official release. Let's hope I don't have to wait too much longer.

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Posted via the best phone ever. The white Z10.


As always -1 users out but it's not that bad cuz we had a recent actualization, btw tomorrow should be something good there were some rumors.

Rumors like :

@crackberrykevin: The 12th?!

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I will be jumping on this one. I have been running the leak for 3-4 weeks and all is good. Don't be concerned because it is a leak, it is all good.

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So we know official 10.2 isnt tomorrow... must be cross platform tomorrow

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Too bad the PIN watermark is on this leak. I will wait it out until that's gone.


Will have to test this!

Kill Confirmed ...via CB10



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So, does this mean the official 10.2 update will be push out very soon?


Did the last 19 leaks mean that?

Really depends on how you mean "very" & "soon".

This is how you CB10, son!


Thank you for the laugh on this one. Hell. We're the BB faithful (even if such devotion is oft so abused). "Waiting" at this point almost means "on time."


Crap watermarks i'll impatiently wait.

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I wonder if they put them back on because thousands of people are running 10.2 leaks

Dave Bourque

10.2.1 were getting close to official release :D


When does it come it?

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Anyone have a summary of what is new in the .1 versions of 10.2?


Awesome, I'm loading this in the morning

Posted via the best Keyboard in Existence my Mo Fo Z10


So possibly a dumb question but I'm learning. What made it qualify to become a 10.2.1 leak as opposed to a leak?

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They have probably switched to 10.2.1 internally for new devices after the z30, but also build that new branch for existing hardware too.

Personally, I would stick with leaks of 10.2.0 rather than jumping onto this one which is liable to be buggier for negligible benefits of the latest 10.2.0 leak.


Dammit, CrackBerry! I have to go to sleep! Too late. Going to load it now. Because 200. Poetic

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When does the official OS update come out?

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When will the official 10.2 come out!! I'm getting tired of waiting :(!

Posted via Q10 CB10 BB10 on Tmobile Unlimited Data Plan via 2yr contract plan.


Downloading now!!

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Rodney Wilder

The point 1 is likely their development branch for features voted on in the recent beta zone survey. I'll be throwing this on my extra z10 later to poke around.
10.2 has likely been at various carriers for release testing for awhile already. Been running 1443 since it leaked and it's been more stable than my wife's


Oh, and forgot to say, thanks. :)

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10.2.1.???? That's awesome. I can't deal with the pin thing though. Too bad


Finally decided to update to the 1443 leak tonight and we have another already...Awesome!!!

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I have two z10s now, one is to test these leaks before it goes on my baby..


Can we get an official 10.2 please..

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I have 10.2.01521 on my STL100-1. Very happy with my leaked version. Keep them coming. Thanks for all your work and giving us this, it will be forever for all carriers to release any 10.2 version.

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That would be a. Lol

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60... done loading, but wait the opinions before installation.

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Just got done installing the 1443 leak oh well •Grabs Usb Cable*. :D

IROC-Z10 But Mostly She Rocks Me!!


Enjoy guys -.-

Posted via Z10 STL100-3 using CB10. Fido, Toronto.


Hi... download at where?please provide the link.thank you.

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I am so fekkin bored sick, and disappointed, hearing about all of these fekkin leaks... bring us a real fekkin 10.2 upgrade already. Jeesus! It's been forever, already!

Sporting a White Z10



Sporting a White Z10


Not big on loading leaks but whenever it is released I hope the volume level has been fixed. Not sure about others but unless I have headphones on I have to turn it up 75% to hear anything. Of course the ringer is loud and clear but not music.

Posted With My Z10 or PB


Will this leak allow for trouble free text messages?

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Kobe Barksdale

Official release are pushed by carriers only not from BlackBerry, so stop whining and go hound your carrier

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As usual stl100 left behind.

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Aaaaand I just loaded the 1443!
But I've never heard of or seen PIN watermarks..Can someone post a screen shot please? --I'd like to see how annoying that would be lol

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It superimposes your device pin on each corner of the screen in a vertical fashion, on any and every screen you use as long as the device is booted up. There are pics floating around in the sideloading sub-forum, this hasn't been an issue for a while (since much earlier 10.2 builds) and has to do with the OS being marked for use on the Z30 vs. the Z10/Q10/Q5.


Ahh ok i'll definitely wait it out then--thanks guys ;)

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I'll wait until the pin is off the home screen

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Again!!! another leaked? How many os leak to go, to have the official os?

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Hi guys.. i need your help, this isn't related to os leaks, I can't seem to change my lock screen wallpaper, I followed the instructions on how to change it but it didn't work.. hope you could share your thoughts on this... many thanks guys!

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Parthiv Shah




still going to wait till my carrier releases the update,


I'm hoping this one erases all my text messages and disables my phone. Wait, that was the maintenance release. Maybe this one will erase more. So excited.

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Arny cua

Better for me to wait the official release :)

Commenting from the beast z10

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When will the official 10.2, for the Q10, be released?? This is pretty frustrating!! Any idea??



CB should have something like "Management of Leak" to deal with these issues...

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Andzor Bolov

Do not install this one. It is shit.


Thank you for the leak!

I can't seem to load the recently updated mobile forums on CB... (I don't use the CB app) It loads, I see the content loading, and then it goes white/blank when it's done loading and I can't see anything. Please fix this!


Yawn... another "leak".

I suppose BlackBerry at least have to do something after making those 250 product beta testers redundant a couple months back and it's get you to do the beta tesing for free.


Damn, why did I check CrackBerry so late?!?

Fired from my Z10


great, as stl-001 user, I always want to hear / read other stl-234 user more about this new leak, when leak for stl-001 comes up I'll be readying my usb cable right away

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Will wait for watermark to vanish in next leak.


So much for going to sleep. =0)

I have been busy all day and just got around to catch up with CB and channels and discovered this. AWESOME!


Now I'm gonna ask the inevitable question that arises after each leak.... *Drum Roll please* . . "Does Instagram work better on this leak?" #everydamntime

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I guess I'm lucky because I am on a STL100-1 and wouldn't resist to install those buggy leaks..
They test it on yours stl100-2,3 and 4 and then release it to us.. :D
It's not that bad to have an STL100-1
I'll wait for the official 10.2 or 10.2.1 cause I'm running a and I'm happy with it..

I almost cum while flowing and peeking.. :)

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Available for MAC users?

Dave's Z10


Yes! :D

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Will still wait for the official OS even they leak out 10.3. :)


Aanchal Sethi

The watermark thing is a HUGE turn off.not installing this leak...i'd been waiting for a leak but now,this!.sigh. :(

via The Best Phone Ever!


I downgraded from 10.2 back to 10.1. If future upgrades don't include the original dark theme that came with my Q10, then I'll be team 10.1 forever! #myblackberrymychoicemary !

Posted from Jessica's BlackBerry Q10


I'm still on .1047 and have no intention of leaving until release...it's so stable

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Davies Navarro

do you have any battery issues? coz mine gets very hot


This is booshit Cus u can only get them upgrades whit a computer

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This is getting tedious. Any chance of an official 10.2 before the end of the year or the first anniversary of BB10 or is the future progress of BB10 going to be in "leaks" on Crackberry


second class BlackBerry users with STL100-1 :(


When is the official release for those of us not comfortable with loading the leaks?

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Can anyone explain how to access the "autoloader"? Thanks

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Well there maybe another way but I downloaded Jzip which once you have downloaded leaked os will store the file in it's archive. Open jzip go to the archive , locate file and double click to open. The files will be extracted . Once they are extracted the autoloader should begin with a minute or so and load the os to your device. Make sure your device is plugged in to your computer. Hope this helps.


Thanks Earl.... I can "sideload" the crap out of an Android App on my Z10 - but this seems a bit over my "Technology Pay Grade"... thanks very much anyway...

Frank Boulben Must Go...


STL 100-1 not again!!!Grrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!

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Don't bother with this, can see no difference from 2 leaks ago!

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Calaghan Grainger90

Hey I think like any leaked update the improvements are under the hood. Ei better app management, more cpu and kernel stabilization, improvements on the android runtime. You will rarely see any ui improvements aside from a snappier os or better battery life, faster everything etc. It probably won't be till 10.3 or higher that we will see a major ui change. As it stands now this one is ready for a gold release or has already been released as such. Just my input though.
Thanks Crackberry you guys rock.


Oh I'll be downloading as soon as I get home.

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Works well, messed Facebook up, but got it working so all is good.

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My only grief is backing up is OS dependent. I.e. You cant restore a back up from a different OS. So its a complete wipe and start again every time you use a leak.

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Mayer Tanuan

I think I'm actually restoring from previous versions to the updated leak. It's down grading that I can't seem to do with a restore. So sad.

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This is actually older and not as stable compared to 1443... stick with 1443.

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No it's not. vs
__________________________ ^---This.

Davies Navarro

hey Berry Addicts, just installed it's been 3 days after i installed it. my battery keeps heating up almost every second my phone's on.
please help guys!!

Posted from my Sexy HOT Z10


It may take a few days before the indexing all your files is complete. This forces the CPU to work harder and ergo the battery.


Have you done a post-install security wipe? That me all the difference for mine.

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I love the leaks. However. Every time I install I have to have my company send me password and server info for the work exchange stuff. Biggest hurdle however is that my r mobile hot spot will not work on the leaks. This is something I need. So I downgraded back. Unless there is a fix for the leak with the hot spot I will have to stay with the official.

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If you go contacts under the phone tab( not contacts on home screen), then u choose a contact it will jump to a weird screen which freeze everything. Is it a bug or it is sth new?

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I have the same problem Drake. I'm uninstalling this one

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Ha, so I am not the only one. Uninstalling....OK. hope they can fix it in next one.

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Tried to upload leaked OS, but when unzipped it would not open and error was "File compression unknown"

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Jonathan Roque1

battery sucks, and in also cant get 100% just til 48% and here in 10.2.1 power eater..

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MJ Badagliacco

This leak did not work for me... Z10 STL100-4... looked great and then after about 30 minutes I could no longer make phone calls! Everything else worked beautifully though, hahaha...


After careful consideration of all relevant facts and opinions on this matter, I have come to the conclusion that it is time (for me) to upgrade to OS 6.0 though OS 5.0 has all the specifications that mankind would ever need for high culture and commerce.

(Posted from BlackBerry Curve 8520 Smartphone, OS, Edge, Wi-Fi, Platform, Cryptographic Kernel, Branding Version, WLan, Nuance VSuite 3.2.33)


How to uninstall this leak and be able to reload back up without the dreadful error "The software is incompatible" There has been 3 new leakes since was out, but because the os number is higher than recent, it doesn't allow you to reload software on or .1761. any fixes?