Leaked OS for the BlackBerry Bold 9700

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By Adam Zeis on 10 Jun 2011 11:56 am EDT

Happy Friday Bold 9700 users. Here we have a fresh leak in the form of OS It's hot off the presses, so if you're big on leaks then fire this one up and report back. You can drop a comment here and let us know whats new and good or if we should steer clear. As always, use caution when installing any leaked 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 9700


Every build I've had of os6 on the 9700 has been garbage, major memory leak, time clock madness, etc. Was just about to downgrade back to os5. Please let me know how this build is, if its any good perhaps I'll give os6 one more whirl. Thanks guys/gals.

I'm on the Bold 9650 and have found all versions of BB6 to be a step back from OS 5 too. I was about to downgrade as well but am willing to give a .600 version one last chance. Hopefully a leak for the 9650 comes soon.

Be ProActive PEOPLE!!! Be the one to answer these questions for others. Download the bloody file. i love I run essential apps to me. Oh well there is a mem leak. your not able to overload a 9700 anways. i will be dowwnloading this after work and giving input. .600 is most likely not going to get rid of the memory leak. but it will fix twitches and freezes to ever chaninging apps. you have an issue with memory leaks. upgrade to a 9780 or 9800 or just wait it out for the new devices. i for one have a 9800. i rather sacrifice excess apps and run on a 9700.

Hope this is an improvement! I have to say - I too hated OS6 and refused to upgrade to any of the leaks, but now I am running the official AT&T one (, and it's at least STABLE. It's never crashed with an application error, whereas the other OS6 versions were crashing almost by the hour. Yes, the memory leak is horrible, but there's no real consequence for that, as it doesn't shut down the device. Probably my major complaint is that if my screen times out, there are times where I have a 5-15 second lag after hitting a key before the display pops up and I can control it again. Don't know why - must be a memory limitation, but it always works fine once it frees up.

i have a question, i don't know if someone can help me but if anybody knows the answer please post a reply so i can see it.

I have recently switched from a pc to a mac, and i have a blackberry torch. Now i follow crackberry every day, and i also follow the leaks for my specific phone.

Does anybody know how to install a leak on a mac using desktop manager?
If anybody does know the answer, i would love to know.
thank you

get quickpull iff you're so concerned about memory leak... ive been on all these updates and never have the issues you guys have...

Thanks for the fileserve and rapidshare mirrors... don't understand people using weird unrecognized filehosts for such important files (:

I Hope we had social feeds in OS 5. OS6 is too big, and resource hogging than OS 5, unsuitable for 9700 specs. Otherwise.. all is good i guess, but for the occasion signal drop - "Searching for Network" syndrome.

After installing this OS for more than a day........i must say this is a v stable and solid OS leak....took a lot of my memory initially (37mb), then went back and installed a hybrid....and now its over 80mb.....and feels extremely snappy and no hour glass freezing....!!

+......battery is the same if not slightly better than previous builds....
+......finally can access full desktop websites without having 'page too large to load' message.....(tried engadget.com desktop site)
+......memory leak is sightly better than previous builds
+.....feels very snappy and fast, though i believe that is purely due to having adequate amount of memory

All in all.....a very good OS build....i would recommend upgrading to via an hybrid......:)

I've installed this yesterday and I must say everything has been running very smoothly han the previous 2 leaks for the 9700.

Thought I would also like to share this, but my blackberry plan only has unlimited social networking, which means to use the browser, i would need wifi.

But eversince I installed this new leaked firmware, I have access to my browser without the need for wifi, and I also checked my provider's account details and I am not getting charge extra!

Wondering if anyone has experienced the same

The memory leak in this version sucks… I did the install, and I had 30 left. After doing the memory shrink I end up with 60 and after 8 hours I have 12….

Just a rondom note, and its probably not very important to most of you guys, but the Free Spring Themes from RIM work with this build of the OS.

Have had this build installed for 24 hours now and it's great so far!

I had HUGE problems with battery life and constant hanging problems with previous "official" releases. I was about to rollback to a much earlier release or even OS 5 if worse came to worse, until this came along.

Run this release through BBOss to shrink it, install it as you prefer and you'll have a nippy, battery sipping release (only 15% used in 7 hours!) with about 80MB of free space.

Installed for 2 days. Battery life is better and signal reception shown tremendous improvement. Memory leaks isn't any better. Cheers!

Battery life is better, memory leak is the same....sucks. AND I can no longer access my Tasks...tried for a day...went right back.

had it for about 2 weeks now, after running it through Shrink-a-OS I had a whopping 93 megs of free memory!! That means that you get the pesky "page too big to download" message far less often, but you still get it sometimes. Other than that I haven't noticed any noticeable improvements... I have been experiencing signal loss with many versions of os 6.0 but I never really could say if it was due to the os or my carrier... BTW for all those complaining about memory leak, just dload Memory Booster, it is 100% and it just takes like 10 seconds to run, leaving you with a clean memory instead of having to do a battery pull all the time.