Leaked: OS for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

Bold 9700 OS Leak
By Adam Zeis on 19 Nov 2009 12:30 pm EST

Here is a new OS leak for all of the new Bold 9700 owners. You've got it all setup, so why not jump in and get a new OS installed? No reports of what is new/different with this one, so install at your own risk. The stock 5.0 seems to be running well across most devices, so its up to you to decide if you want to jump on this one or not.

*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 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700


Ever since it was announced that there would be a 5.0 OS for the 8350i nothing has dropped ... not even a leaked version ... how about those Ninjas out there try finding a leaked 5.0 version for us 8350i users ... PLEASE !!!!!!!

Sweet! I'll give this a few more hours and download it when i get home from work to see what everyone else is expieriencing.


Sorry, but this leak means nothing for the Tour. We have seen tons of leaks for other devices in past weeks and months, but nothing for the Tour. There is no reason this leak would mean anything else than what it is.

Wonder if this update will fix the issue of the 9700 not displaying the name of a contact with a stored number that has (xxx) xxx-xxxx instead of (xxx) xxxxxx. The dash seems to mess it all up.

Since its evening here in europe where the rapidshare servers are much more used than the megaupload server, rapidshare is very busy cause everyone out here is at home and downloading from their servers.

Like every evening it seems that the "free" download spaces are out at the moment...

So anyone has a megaupload link yet??

This sucks. I was so excited to download this version but f****** RapidShare won't let me download it because I'm not a "Premium" member and there are no more open download spots for "Free" users! This is Not Fair! Somebody please find this link and share it through other means please? Times are tough and I cant afford nor want to pay for something that I know I will never use.

Bull shit, 9700 is already running 5.0 !

While the 9000 is still running 4.6.

So why not release 5.0. for the bold already -__-

the unit I received from ATT yesterday is smoking fast. installed all my apps, pandora, google maps, etc. without any issue. Why would anyone want to do this?

hope there is a S2 leak soon. the only issue i want fixed is the icons updating on the Home screen. once that issue is fixed the S2 will be perfect IMO

Does anybody know where to get the version that came with the 9700? I have mine from rogers and I want to reload the software but I can't get a hold of the version?

Just got my 9700 yesterday, and already a new OS. I am going to install when I get home.....I will update later.

How has the new OS effected signal/data strength? I wonder if this will help remedy some of my signal probs.

Big deal. Seems like one drops every other day for the Bold. Meanwhile us Tour owners continue to get the shaft. Oooh - a new 4.7 might be released tonight by VZW for the Tour. BFD! Enough with the 4.7. Bring on the 5.0!!!

This update works great. I have T-Mobile MyFaves working!!!!!!! It is even updated to support the new MyFaves features such as..."Send Message" "Activity Log" "Send Wave Hello" "Send Audio Postcard" "Send IM" "Send Email" "Call". I will post instructions on how to download this updated with the configured files to get MyFaves to work for T-Mobile customers. :)

Hey....I just got my brand new phone that I've been waiting for forever, let's see, what should I do with it.... Great idea....Brick it! Tired of leaks, sorry.

Hey....I just got my brand new phone that I've been waiting for forever, let's see, what should I do with it.... Great idea....Brick it! Tired of leaks, sorry.

After the OS update, my BB Browser just say "There is insufficient network coverage to process your request". I can't facebook, but other app seems to be okay.

Rogers, 3G sign are all on (No WiFi). Rogers network down? Or am I doing something wrong.

I'm running into the exact same problem with my 9700 on Rogers after update. Anybody know how to fix this?

Mirror RS (Link will be expire at 17-June-2010) :

im running the bell .344 one with multilanguage on my rogers 9700

does this have east asian languages like that one?

Can someone please let me know if while you're typing an SMS, if you press shift and then delete right after instead of capitalizing the letter if it wipes the whole text out still like in .296??

I'm in love with this phone.... but THIS IS THE ONLY THING I CAN'T STAND ABOUT THIS PHONE, I need to know if it's fixed!

1. Yes it has asian lang support and input
2. Don't seem to be getting the sms contact list bug, i.e. all my contacts which have spaces are showing up correctly.
3. @gregory.cogan yes shift del wipes the text line

Soem issues: I had my phone reset ONCE since I installed the new OS. Didnt happen under .0344 but i only had that OS for like 2 days before moving on to .0351.

Other than that, it's been peaches.

I'm on a TMob 9700 running on CTM Macau

I was taling to one of the tech reps at t-mobile the other day trying to find out if they are ever going to release an OS 5.0 for the BB 8900. They told me that they usally catch wind of software upgrades about a month before they release it, and that there was no word of one coming. BUT, she also said that many 8900 users were downloading the 9700 software and it was woring great for them. I was just curious to know if anyone had heard of or tried this...Was the tech rep onto something or is this a load of malarchy?