Leaked: OS for the BlackBerry Bold 9700!

By Michelle Haag on 10 Mar 2011 08:24 pm EST

Bold 9700 OS 6

Hey BlackBerry Bold 9700 users, let's not let the Torch owners have all the fun! OS has leaked for your device, so if you're into that sort of thing go ahead and give it a go. As always, back up your device data first please. We'd hate to see you lose anything. Let us know what you see that is new and improved, and hop on over to the forums to discuss it further!

*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). *

To dowload OS for your BlackBerry Bold 9700
To discuss fixes and findings in the forums

Source: N4BB

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Leaked: OS for the BlackBerry Bold 9700!


Gone back to .461 as was getting random dropouts of BIS and battery went to crap.

.461 seems best at moment (for me).

This leak has the facebook cursor issue. The browser is a bit faster but .461 is the most stable os so far.

well the good news is that THE BBM CURSOR IS FIXED.
but it was also fixed if u got bbm in the beta zone. but now u dont have to. :)

cursor issue fixed, memory leak is not fixed, going to the engadget 'full' site still gives the "page too large to load" error

That doesnt mean there is a memory LEAK, just that your phone doesn't have all the memory that other OS6 devices have and therefore can't perform the same functions. Understand java and how it works and you'll see there is no 'leak' to speak of.

Oh brother! You guys just got like a week and a half ago! Let us 9700 people have our moment without other people complaining about not having leaks for their phones!

tru in a way but still 9700 and 9300 jsut got an update like a couple weeks ago to... but honestly i am just waiting for the pearl 3g to get an official release dont wanna be using these leaks

just downloaded it...running smooth so far. i realised in the social feeds app that twitter is not available for selection (maybe bcos i'm running v1.1 via BB beta testing zone. BBM works great...so far. noticeable lag in previous builds is absent but i will give it more time to see if i notice any memory leaks. @ambitiousceo


Was wondering whether the saving files bug has been fixed???......if someone sent me a voicenote or picture, it didn't allow it to save.....:s

Downloading... Hope this will be a better leak. Can't update though because I am in a country that doesn't support BIS and there's noway to restore the wifi service books unless I reregister the device. I'll have to wait for another week or so for the update :(

You can save the service books and re-install them on the new OS, search the forums for instuctions.

I downloaded and installed this last night on my ATT 9700 . I can't comment on battery life as of yet because I had it charging overnight and it is still about normal now as it was previously on an official 44whatever release. SO, yay, the cursor issues are fixed.... But the forsaken MEMORY LEAK is still there. I went from 33.3MB (which it was at after a post install reboot. and yeah, i have a lot of crap on my phone, ha) and I am now at 10.5MB without any reboots since or installs/downloads. Seems to leak at the same rate for me. ... I don't notice anything else. Get this update if you want your cursors back!

My friend, there is no such thing as memory leak on the BB with those leaked versions. The reason why you memory dropped from 33.. to 10.. is because your BB probably finished indexing your phone. and if you said that you have lots of stuff on it thats probably why your memory went down by much.

the "leak" is caused by indexing the phone for universal search.

That sucks. Thanks for the info. So every time I reboot my phone and my phone goes from 33MB down to the point where it gets laggy (~5MB, ~15hrs later) it's not a memory leak, it's completely normal? This indexing symptom happens to people with a Torch or 9780 as well? Damn indexing...

I downloaded and installed it on the computer... i usually never have a problem with this but now BlackBerry Desktop Softare doesn't recognize the fact that there is a newer OS installed and there's no "update OS" that pops up automatically like before... HELP!

I had the same problem .first make a back-up from your device, then 3rd application backup if you can, then go to apploader, delete all. then open apploader again, you will see operating system and lang pack and stuf. now you can update.

Hi - got a few ?'s (now hav 9780, but still got my 9700 (kept lagging w/ lotta memory + java lang error ... Should ί "wipe" the 9700 (after getn files etc.) & try to start fresh w/ this version? + any1 kno wat happened to: *multiLang. software* + *apploader* + why ί get msgs like can't open webpage due to settings on ur dVice? (1st hap w/ OS6 - but if ί change settings (uncheck encrypt) and set other at "strong" only haven't had an issue ... When ί first got 9780 (Dec.), ί was DENIED visiting a "BLACKBERRY.COM sity (just a plain ordinary site - ί don't ġö far into  sites ("R.I.M." Pissed me OFF!!) Is any of this to dö with os6? Ί think its gotta be - (prev had 9700 & a very similar handset cept for os6 well, + javaLang error (was told by T-mobile CS - "that's a FATAL error" - but got it here too w/ 9780 ...(?)
Ί need serious HELP!! Ί saw sum1 mention "Service Books" & hav seen that but have NOT a "clue" as to the "purpose" ... How about event log? & wat can ü tell from a Diag. Report? Where did you guys learn all THIS?? Hav had a  for almost 2 YEARS!! And lived thru ooooh about 5 "Reload Software 552" errors!! T-MO (gotta follow 'policy') replaced 3 handsets with same, (8520) and finally replaced my 8520 w/9700. Then with all JavaLang errors + sick of staring at the "clock-Ticker" ġö round-n-round for the better part of wen using the dumb thing & not wanna wait for os6 for the 9700 (did sumone say T-MO STILL hasNOT put online an "official" os6 for the 9700?) Hmmm.
But, i SEEM to hav same/similar prob with 9780 + it types double letters at times...& sameOLD SAMEold ...javaNullPointLang ErrorS (all kinds!??) and all !! Who out there has Amazon mp3 downloaded? Or anyone see they got a bad Certificate ? (Watever THAT means ... ??) Why did they get rid of Roxio? Not that i used it...but the Media Sync TOTALLY suck with DM 6 ... AND IT CAN'T even recognize MY 9780 !! ŵťf is UP w/that?¿. BAD DM 6 --- öĤ, surely there's lots more ... But will leave it at this ---can ί download os6 right to my 9700 from this link here? Wipe 9700? Use DM or handset? OhYA ... Can use all the help ί can get!! Um sickA it...yet wen time comes, can't find myself wantn to get a droid -n part with the effin  ... ??? ...Should ί jis chuck my  ??
Thx 4 putn up w/crap and sorry 4 da eye beating!! Hmmm. (I've got no more "FIGHT" left in me to even call T-MO bout. This CRAP!! ώ.ƒ.ξ.!! . . . Appreciate any1 willin to wanna try 2 answer ?'4 (see...there's the double letters... ȵ is prob mor in here that ί didn't "catch"?? Ί TRY to fix it...any1 else with that issue...PLUS the "†" and "alt" keys wearing away- after 1 month they did that - ί THINK they gave me a shitty refurb !! ( †.Ģ. - ί got it CHEAPP!! (Still pist tho...mostly bc is frustrating!!)And if any "suggestions ... Pleeease! ... Um listening . . . t•

Suggestion 1:
Use the edit function and redo your post. To say it is hard to figure out what you are asking/ranting would be an understatement.

Suggestion 2:
For my 9700 I used BBSAK to wipe my device fully, AFTER doing an advanced backup with DM5. I then installed to the pc, used Shrink A OS to reduce it a little (languages) and then installed from SAO. Tried .499 but prefer .461 as better battery life and more stable BIS (for me anyway).

Suggestion 3:
Take out your microSD and put it into an adaptor straight into pc - that's what I do to put media on.

Wow, that was the biggest random pile of crap I've ever attempted to read....like the other person said, re-type it and edit it, spell check, leave out the unnecessary weird characters, then post it so some of the people here can actually read it without getting a headache and possibly help you with your problems

" (now hav 9780, but still got my 9700 (kept lagging w/ lotta memory + java lang error ... Should ί "wipe" the 9700 (after getn files etc.) & try to start fresh w/ this version? "


BBM and WhatsApp messages cannot be integrated in the general Messages like before. I cannot find these two applications under Options - Inbox management like before.

WTF, this leak has a same problem what had? You get lost with the cursor in the facebook and which is most used app on my device along with twitter. I had before and never faced issues like cursor losing with bbm as I had BBM and same issue was resovled in bbm6 and nor with the messages cursor also.

So now I have installed it (9700/, but can't find any such new developments, browser has been as good as it was in .461 and haan I have got more memory space now (without shrinking or removing any app).

So all n all just an upgrade with scroller issue with facebook and now I have got 2bbm's, one which comes with OS and other one I already had (bbm6). NOT THAT IMPRESSED.

The cursor issue is back. Not just with FB. Try editing a contact. Cursor gets lost ...holding shift key helps, but annoying.

On the brighter side...had lots of GPS issues with .461.
.499 seems to lock in a signal quickly.

One other weired thing with the browser.... Sometimes Form field boxes are shrunk in length...like Google home page...instead of a rectangular box for search it is a small square.

Browser bookmark issue seems fixed. When trying to read bookmarks the second line was cut off and words were jammed together making it unreadable.

Battery drain may be a bit more aggressive on this release.
Still have not fixed geotagging in pictures or send location in text messages.
All else the same. Browser will crash with big web pages...memory leak with third party apps, etc.

Is the flash problem fixed?
ON .448 -> Flash doesn't work after going out of the camera application after the first time.
On .461 -> Flash doesn't work unexpectedly after a while.

* The function comes back after hard reset. which is the infamous battery pull
or Hold alt + right shift + del.

Strongly Advice .499 is a definite a no go . No Go and NO GO. Battery Drain !!!!!! Memory Leaked more than 40% of the total RAM.


I test the latest 3 firmware so far. But they all have this flash problem.
After a while the flash wouldn't turn on until a reset or battery pull.
It is so annoying. When u want to take a picture u have to wait for reboot because of the reset.