Leaked OS for the BlackBerry Bold 9650

By Bla1ze on 21 Mar 2011 01:06 pm EDT
9650 BB6 leak

Leak Monday? I hope so.. I'm sure we'd all like some new OS' to play around with but we''ll have to see how things pan out. in the meantime, BlackBerry Bold 9650 owners feel free to grab your USB cables, back up your device and load up OS

*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). *

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Leaked OS for the BlackBerry Bold 9650


Gonna download and install right now!! The last OS sucked so bad on my bold.... battery dies in less than 12 hours, the phone was slow as hell, laggy and unresponsive many times! The only plus was the memory leaks were very minor! Hopefully this update fixes these problems, or else its bye bye 9650! Time to sell you off! hahahaha

What is column view? (I know this sounds like a majorly dumb question, but I truly don't know -- or I know it, and yet never knew it as column view.)

It's the ability to resize a webpage to view only the width of the screen, rather than having to scroll around the page while reading articles or webpages you can simply read as you scroll down in a single column.

wohoo, column view is in this build!!!!!

acid 3 test now gets 100/100

html5test gets a higher score of 240 plus 3 bonus points!!!

everything feels smooother finally, hopefully it lasts.

Thank you for this. Text icon reappeared and no more JVM/app errors (for now; knock on wood). Was about to swipe and downgrade from .466 when I saw this today.

Just tried using Facebook and Twitter...both said I'm on a service plan that doesn't support the applications..anyone having the same problem?

this build is running really snappy however the picture scrolling is still horrible. freezes up. it seems to have fixed the issue with the pics tho when holding the camera button, after it focus then when the pic snaps sometimes a horizontal line shows up

working fine for on my Sprint network. already see some changes. will let you guys know if i come across any problems

working fine for on my Sprint network. already see some changes. will let you guys know if i come across any problems

There's a bluetooth/media player issue. I'm no longer able to stream audio via bluetooth with this version. I've done a few battery pulls, of which it fixes the issue temporarily. Then the same issue pops up. Overall this build seems pretty snappy, but I'll have to go back to an older OS if this doesn't work itself out. Warning box always says media player is busy. Also XM BB app downloads, but won't play if bluetooth is activated in your car and attempting to stream as well.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Wow. Really? Mine didn't work on .431, but now with this install it works. And it's annoying to me as my iPod is connected through SYNC and the phone Bluetooth causes me an extra step. I find it as a hindrance. Funny how the same model phone reacts differently to an OS update.

Yes, very annoying and frustrating. I realize this is a leak and we download at our own choosing, but to leave out what seems to be basic phone files makes no sense. I had .434, not .431 and everything worked fine. Goes to show you when something isn't broke, it's best to leave well enough alone.

Won't install on my Bold 9650 from Sprint. I downloaded it fine to my computer.
Does Sprint block these?

The battery lasts forever, the free space went up by 20 MB, and the phone is much more responsive with this build. Good times.

I need some technical help.
I installed the version .524 to my computer. It shows up under Blackberry Device Software in the Control Panel. I open up Blackberry Desktop and plug my 9650 in, and it will not update. It still shows version .415.
I deleted all the previous versions in the Blackberry Device Software before I installed the new version. It seems to install fine for other Sprint users, so what am I doing wrong?

Delete the vendor file from "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader"; remove "(x86)" if you don't have a 64-bit OS. Then use the Loader.exe file in that directory to install (not BB Desktop).

But how can I over ride? (This BlackBerry® Device Software upgrade includes new features and significant enhancements to the BlackBerry® solution and, as such, is only available to users with an active BlackBerry subscription. To learn more about BlackBerry® service, please visit www.blackberry.com/service.)I keep getting this and it will not let me update. I have a flashed phone Verizon working on Metro PCS network. It works great but I wanted to OS 6.
Let me know the steps to take? thanks

anyone having trouble with bbm? i am not seeing messages i receive, but i can see my own messages i send.

So far so good! And bonus points for being able to type up to 7 pgs in a text message and not have to send it in parts or as an MMS message =]

This is under the "unofficial" OS but I did the OTA on my VZW 9650 and it installed this version....

I did notice the camera on this phone isnt nearly as crisp as the my old tour with OS 5 on it...