Leaked: OS for the BlackBerry Torch 9800!

By Kevin Michaluk on 4 Nov 2010 03:41 pm EDT

BlackBerry 6

* Update: Megaupload is being dumb - stay tuned... download mirrors coming shortly. *

Wow. What a week for BlackBerry 6 OS leaks. Next up we have version for the BlackBerry Torch 9800. If you're a Torch 9800 owner and want to give it a go, you can download it per the link below. Just be sure to back up your stuff first. And if you run into any issues, just remember the CrackBerry forums are only a click away, as is our BlackBerry 101 Help section. Enjoy!!

* 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). *

Reader comments

Leaked: OS for the BlackBerry Torch 9800!


is this better than the last leaked version? is the battery better? did they fix the favorites menu, as well as the sms problem?

thanks for uploading it to mediafire.. i look forward to mediafire links..

also they have resume capability.....
so if any error hapens.. u cn start frm the same point....

Where is .337 for the 9700??? Been stuck on .334 for DAYS now! RIM hates us and I'm going to android now!

LOL What OS6 leak would be complete without a comment like this?

I was reading and saying to myself "are you kidding me, they get a 6.0 leak and still complain!". Got the the last sentence and laughed!

Erm, the 9700 leak is actually It is therefore higher than this 9800 leak. :)

I hear ya green ember lol funny stuff. Looks like the sites back up coz mine is downloading now. I'll post anything i see that is different. I'm loving all these updates and leaks thats coming out. Love my blackberry!!

Mine is downloading now but its taking forever slowly but surely i guess lol. as soon as i get it downloaded and installed my my torch i'll post whatever i find

There are two versions of this build floating around. A multilanguage one and an EastAsia one. Just so you know to get whichever one is better for you!


Downloading now, then gonna have to install desktop manager again on work laptop. Gotta be a way to install from a mac.

Hey dj what notification bug did u have before? I'm just wondering if its the sameone I had? Thanks

So far so good on this leak. Don't notice any major changes yet....ill keep looking for things. Anybody else have anythingh they have found?

does this one have the issue with the sms and the favorites bar? and how is the battery life with this one? for the torch

So far the best OS avail. for this phone, everythings running really smooth, switching between screens is smoother than before and ya no complaints here! I'll keep you guys posted if they fixed the favorites thing

Im going to agree. So far it seems very smooth. As long as theres no major bugs, Im going to be very happy.

everything runs smoother.....ive also noticed a slight font change and the os free'd up around 20-30mbs for me. so far no complaints.

I just updated my phone and I noticed it is running a bit smoother, also I noticed there's a new app on the phone called "att code scanner". Websites seem a bit quicker to load and scolling up and down and zooming in doesn't lag anymore. Also phone seems a lot quicker when going through the phones folders (like going from media to pictures and back). Not sure about battery life yet and about the sms bug since I haven't gotten a text. Also I upgraded from .246.

I'm coming from .284 ... so most of the OS delays are already gone for the OS. The only big thing I notice was the web browsing was much faster and smoother. Comparing to my friends 3GS it's about on par now. I like now that the double tap zoom, zooms in where you tap now. It's retest time for the browser wars.

BTW... OS navigating still seems slower then on bold 9700 with the OS6.0.0.344. OS6 for the bold is amazing... now this is how my bold 9700 should have been all along! Touch screen bold and playbook next please!

I found one bug in this iteration. This might not be considered major by some of us but very good to notify. In the options, we have the "Third party application" option where we can view all third party app installed and manage them. Well, whenever you click this option, it doesnt show anything! The page stays blank and doesnt load the list of apps you have in your phone!

Will report if i find other issues!

The same issue is there with .284, "Third party applications" shows only one ("dictionary.com") in the list.
I'm not sure if it happened after upgrading to 284, or was it there with my original .246

Anyway guys, we r waiting to hear wt u find in the new build ( good or bad :) )

Hey where did you download dictionary.com from ... I've been looking for it and everytime I got to the website it said they app is not compatible with the torch... Please help

Have the Wi-Fi sync issues been resolved, i.e., unable to connect to BIS once Wi-Fi sync is initiated?

Can someone please explain how to install this download. I have erased all the old os and then downloaded the new one from crackberry site and no update. I been up all night trying to download this update.

This should help you:
Uninstall any OLD BlackBerry OS versions from your computer if you have them. You can find your installed programs in Windows by going to control panel/programs and features. You're looking for "BlackBerry Device Software".

Install .337 to your computer. This means you double click on the OS.exe file that you downloaded and let Windows install it.

Plug in your phone and use Desktop Manager 6.0 (DM) to make a backup of your device.

Close DM and go to:

C:\program files(86)\common files\research in motion\apploader\

From there delete vendor.xml, if it's there, then run loader.exe

Follow the instructions - make sure you look closely at the list of items that have or do not have check marks next to them so you install what you want and don't install what you don't want.

When the popup asks if it should make a backup of your device and restore your 3rd party apps, it should be selected to do it. Do not change it.

Wait about 15-20 minutes for the process to complete and your phone to reboot completely before disconnecting.

This is the 5th or 6th leak now. Im starting to think the SMS bug will never be fixed. I don't even bother asking anymore. It sucks I really really hate that.

Dag I'm still using the original OS that came on the phone when I bought it the day it came out. Nervous about upgrading the OS if there are a lot of bugs and whatnot. Are any of these updates better then the OS I'm on?

just back up your phone. the original os good but there have been optimisations that have made the torch even better.

generally most people are enjoying the new leaked OSes when compared to the original OS found on launch.

The new OS seems to run pretty smoothy. Like other posts above there is a massive difference when moving between panes, Favorites View has been adjusted and the SMS bug seems to be resolved. What I've also noticed is that the resolution of some apps have also been updated and smoothened out, such as Twitter and XE, and for some reason my call quality is better. Anyone else noticing these?

which one am i supposed to download for my torch? i'm asking just so i don't mess it up. I tried the one that says "click here to download" but it says the file is copyrighted.

So far everything perfect BUT endomondo app, it doesnt let me login anymore (I come from .246 and that one worked perfectly) i have noticed a slight improvement in batt life.

i was in the process of changing my pic in bbm and noticed that i had a folder named 'Avatars' under my 'picture library' folder. it has 57 locked avatars to choose from. i dont know if this is new or not. it is my first time seeing it, so i just thought i'd mention it.

I have been using this leak since the day it came out. I haven't noticed any issues so far. It also fixed the problem that I was having with SMS on the original version that came with the phone.

^What problem do you speak of with the SMS on the original version..I havent had any problems with my SMS and Im using the original? Wondering what this may be.

I it me or anyone else?
It seems that the universal search is much much slower now.
If you type like a song it doesn't show you right away what you are looking for, the previous version does.

I am going to downgrade the os and wait for the original version.

hi everyone, I noticed in .337 that, before with old OS when i tried to navigate move up and down or changing screen with touch most time icon get click and app start. now that seems to be solved. any one notice that...


I had this leaked version but uninstalled it for only one reason. When Pageonce delivers a notification, this leaked OS will not push it to the calendar. Not sure why. Other than that, it worked fine.