Leaked: OS 5.0.0.344 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700!

By Kevin Michaluk on 6 Nov 2009 10:53 am EST
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OS 5.0.0.344 BlackBerry Bold 9700

Just bought a new BlackBerry Bold 9700 running the latest and greatest firmware? Well... it is a pretty dang wicked device, but depending what carrier you're picking it up from when it goes on sale, you may not have the latest firmware. Example: Rogers launched the 9700 with 5.0.0.321 while T-Mobile released it with 5.0.0.330. As we head into the weekend, we have OS 5.0.0.344 up for grabs. While this is an evil leaked OS, word is it is the gold candidate build for a couple of the European carriers out there that will soon be releasing the Bold 9700, so it should become "official" soon enough.

*OS Disclaimer - Please Read: Keep in mind this is NOT an official release and as such is not supported by RIM or your Carrier. If you choose to install, do so at your own risk and only if you're comfortable in the process of upgrading and downgrading your device software. It is quite normal during operating system development for certain features to be crippled or disabled while others are tested, and these beta builds often reflect that. They are not always better. Depending on your BlackBerry comfort level, it may be best for you to wait for community feedback on a build before deciding to download and install for yourself or simply wait for the next official release. If you require support, you will find it in our CrackBerry forums via our extremely knowledgeable community base - do not contact your carrier or RIM for Beta OS technical support (their first course of action will be to advise you to downgrade to a supported OS). Follow the links below for more information and instructions. *

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Leaked: OS 5.0.0.344 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700!

23 Comments

Can this OS work with the Bold 9000. Others have said that previous leaked OS work with their 9000. Wondering if I should try install this OS. The 5.0.0.314 did not work well with my Att visual voice mail running .238 right now fine.

The new bold was already running 5.0 (if I'm not mistaken)

The Bold 900 , on the other hand, is running 4.6 (despite some bold owners using the leaked os 5.0)

So when will the official 5.0 release for the bold 9000?

The new bold was already running 5.0 (if I'm not mistaken)

The Bold 900 , on the other hand, is running 4.6 (despite some bold owners using the leaked os 5.0)

So when will the official 5.0 release for the bold 9000?

well i guess the tour is old news no new os update, what they thinking i saw keving has the new tour 2 in one of his videos so if he has that when is it going to be released , then we can figure out sometime before or after that. everybodys getting updates but the tours no 5.0 what a waste

Coolness. Downloading now. For a BlackBerry that I don't even have yet. lol...Any new AT&T ETA yet?

Does the new beta release for the 9700 work for the bold
9000? I would love to try but I'm not as good at this as probably most of you are...Someone jump out there and lead us on.......

To all you Bold lovers. I HIGHLY doubt it wold work on our Bolds even if it would install. Even if you could get it on a device, the trackball code was taken out, as kevin mentioned in one of his reviews. So the trackball would not work.