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Leaked: OS 7.1.0.205 for the BlackBerry Bold 9900

Leaked: OS 7.1.0.205 for the BlackBerry Bold 9900
By Bla1ze on 18 Jan 2012 03:05 pm EST
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And here we go with another updated OS for the BlackBerry Bold 9900. This time around we're looking at OS 7.1.0.205 for the masses but not a whole lot is know about it as of yet, so we'll leave that in your hands to let us know what's new, what's broke and what's awesome. Make sure you load a back up first. Oh, and if luck is with us we should also see it for the 9860 and the 9810 as well soon.

*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). *

Download the leaked OS 7.1.0.205 for the BlackBerry Bold 9900
Discuss in the CrackBerry Forums

Source: N4BB

69 comments

kevinpoon

First! and to get the leak!

silva2487

When will Bell release this update?

thecsman

I wouldn't hold my breath on that one. Maybe after RIM pushes the official 7.1 OS, they will finally do it.

My corporate instinct tells me that RIM has to meet the carrier's compliance requirements before they can officially push the update to the their customers. Other carriers are more efficient and/or more laid back.

MaxPayne79

now we're talkin! That .190 release has issues..like me 5 years ago lol.

blakobecwa

What about the Bold 9790???

PiotrJot

Hmmm... Perhaps it is a time now for me to try th 7.1 ???
:-)))

bighap

Will this work on my Storm?

itsSpade

no,,, its for 9900 only!

sk8er_tor

Will it work on the PlayBook?

emjunkie

should i install this?

theKHMERboy

I wonder.. What does 7.1 have that 7.0 don't?

itsSpade

mobile hotspot and probably bb tag

mssca

Mobile hotspot - if your service provider allow it
BlackBerry NFC transfer
For me the very fist 7.1 leak is much better than any official or leaked 7.0s in the past.
Much better battery life under normal phone use. (if you use mobile hotspot, the battery will drain fast)

maccauk

YES! next question and please keep them simple.thankyou

mavricxx

Someone please tell us how this new update works and what's new, good and bad.

mssca

No one knows for now... you have to wait to see what is good and what is bad. It takes time for people to test it.

Matador

downloading it now :)

igotberryfever

7.1 dosnt brick, hotspot, better battery ,bb tag list goes on. 7.1 is awesome

m1t3000

If only that were true... I'm waiting for Bell to fix my 9900 that bricked last week. It was runnIng the first 7.1 leak.

DWPGQ

7.1.0.190 has not bricked a previously brick 9900.

I have to ask, why would you not just un-brick your phone your self. Just follow Kevin's instructions and it is quite simple.

Will save you all the down time..........only takes about an hour to un-brick.

Regards

m1t3000

Sorry, maybe I didn't use the right terminology... bricked vs. nuked.

Either way, mine is the one where nothing turned on at all... no light, no message, no nothing.

mnhockeycoach99

Any news on when 7.1 is coming of AT&T? My Bold 9900 is yearning for an official update.

Connor83

Let's hope it rolls out with the new data & mobile hotspot plans they are putting out sunday

coldfir3

i literally just updated to .190 last night now this..lol. I'll wait and see what others have to say first.

sharkfab

Installed .205 (had .190) and so far so good - all my apps (don't use many though) are good and all mail / IM services running smooth. Boot up is about 1.5 minutes. WiFi / Cell / BT all seems nominal.

Keep in mind this is after very little use after update. Just thought I'd post an informative comment :P

Works done., I'm out, yay!
Cheers

jcast83

anyone else getting trojan alerts from norton?

gtreg

Norton is a piece of junk.. I wouldn't trust what it says

TurkXtreme

WhatS the difference with .190?

ChefMenendez

1 question; do i need to istall this on my pc? or i can upgrade only downloading this directly to my devide. I apology i'm newer upgrading so i don't know much about this. But i really like to taste this all new features in os 7.1 couse here in mexico it's almost imposible to see an upgrade from carriers... Thanks and have a nice day!!!

ekafara

You'll have to install it on your computer. After that you need to remove the vendor file. There are a few how-tos on here. I don't have a link to any as I'm on my phone. Maybe someone else can post one on here. It should be pretty easy to find searching the forums though.

MaxPayne79

so reports are coming in that blackberry protect don't work. just a heads up.

mssca

Update to BB Protect: It was just a coincident that RIM decided to do a maintenance update on their BB Protect server the same time this leak came out. The BB Protect system is now back to normal and those issues had nothing to do with the leaked OS, but has to do with RIM's BB Protect system itself.

DWPGQ

Everything seems to be working fine so far...........not sure about blackberry protect though........running on an enterprise server.

bbnewbie360

I updated and Blackberry protect works fine. I didn't shrink my OS like most people like to do.

unlimited_ent

is there anyway to update leaked OS's from a mac or is that totally just out of the question because the download packs come in .exe files?

SC457

Out of the question unless you have the bootcamp program and have a version of windows on your Mac

elusivest

Few weeks ago I had installed 7.1.0.190 but went back to 7.1.0.74 because of default auto-dim screen backlight on the newer OS. I hopped 7.1.0.205 will fix this bug but sadly didn't, at least not for me. Personally I can't stand auto-dim feature, kills my eyes to see a darkened screen. Is anybody else experiencing this issue? Is there a solution or I have to downgrade again? I would appreciate any help.

wilsonryanp

To be honest I've never been able to get the "auto dim" function to properly turn off... (Could be that I've been running leaked versions of software. Started with a 9700 currently on a 9900). All my settings are correct, just seems randomly that the auto dim seems to activate randonly... Minor irritation really... But it seems to happen every now and again...

elusivest

Thank you for reply. Myself, never had a problem with auto-dim until 7.1.0.190 for Bold9900 and I always use leaked OS's versions on all my BBs. Disabling it is my very first step after install. 7.1.0.74 has it working fine. I will probably stick to 205 but annoys the hell out of me. Wish there was a fix.

djfawbz

Installed & I've been running it for about half an hour now. So far so good, but its still the 'early' stages so to speak. Blackberry protect is working well... overall pretty ok for now

mykilig

Norton automatically delete the firmware. virus found on this leaked os. any virus free version of the os? link please. thanks.

emjunkie

Installed it, been using it for hours everything looks great.

manish1c

Does the menu still have short words

Manish
BB 9900

Maiev

Wow!

The WiFi Hotspot on this one is VERY stable.

Before, once you turn the WiFi hotspot off, it may not connect again until you reboot bb

Or sometimes it drop connection while in hotspot, then later says suspended (not for idle, just suspended)

This one.. is good so far :)!

NaeL

Does it have RadioFM ?

Nightfox111

Only the new curve line has FM radio.(marvell chipset). Bold / Torch use qualcomm and has no FM radio.

Nightfox111

Hey Everyone... when posting can you all listed what type of Bold 9900? I'm running AWS version and had to roll back to 7.0.0.585 due to possible reception issues. Otherwise 7.1.0.190 was very good build, but battery life still sucked, but was better then 7.0.

There seems to be a different in user experience between the AWS (T-mobile) version and the standard GSM (AT&T) versions with each leaked version.

Trini-34

There's no tag (No NFC) installed in this leak.

isp23

This is my first version of 7.1 and the only thing I see missing is the option to change the network connection. Is the option to turn off "4G" no longer around or am I missing it and it's a different place?

sf49ers1980

Errrm..... Has anyone else noticed that wifi music sync has gone on this OS?

Can`t just be mine, can it?

reynier.otero

I installed this leak and so far I only seem to have one issue: when I try to send a text while I am in a call the call goes mute and it eventually drops. It happens regardless of whether or not I am using WiFi calling. Anyone else getting this issue?

dperry360

Any one else having trouble getting any of the mirrors to download?

nifty5

This by far has the best battery life since my 9870.

If you're thinking about installing this, go for it.

brianmamak

How come Norton picks this leak up as a virus when i try to download it?

SMCNI1968

BBM music doesn't seem to work with this.

donteju

thanks crackberry, good job, i've just got it

don tee

hukerikar

I am trying to download the update but Norton stops it immediately after a few minutes. Any way around it? Is it safe to download even if flagged by Norton?

thurask

Thanks to Fileserve, the link in the post is down.

comegetsome2k8

Right here we go with my first post...

The battery life is a lot better than .190, i'm a moderate user ocassionally checking apps like facebook, ebay, sky news/sports and I can get about 2 days battery life before charging

One bug I have noticed is that it doesn't like to queue up text messages. I forward quite alot of jokes on and I had 3 jokes queued up each with 10 recipients, it sent the first one ok then just jammed on the rest, retries kept failing. I deleted the jokes and tried to send a text and that failed too, restart was required.

Has anybody else noticed this?

ChefMenendez

i can't us the hotspot... tells me that i need a APN password could somebody help me

roquitocrackberry

On Tmo USA. Very very solid build, battery is ok, certainly better than any previous builds. WIFI signal is extremely weak, anyone else having this problem?

Everything else works flawlessly.

BOLD 9900 LOVER

I wonder if the engineers of rim do read our posts....

I saw a video today of the new rim's ceo introducing the blackberry 10 .... At the same time OS 7 and the company's flagship bisnes device bold 9900, is talking less bisnes. No matter what causes the drain, young os 7 or any hardware part.... it drains since the first day until now, six months later.

RIM I love your devices but come on, wake up !!!! Forget about a new hat when there is water on your shoes !!!
Do something simple, you're not the first !!! Make some bigger batteries, some bulkier battery caps. I want to buy an official one. I don't mind if my lovely bold gets thicker, I think is easier to type on keyboard if the phone is a bit thicker (bold 9000 like). Such a small phone with such a small lcd should handle 4 days with one charge. Only after that it will be called a bisnes flagship.

camronski

hey guys, I'm not sure if this has been discussed before. When you're using the mobile hotspot option or modem mode, it disables data on the phone itself. I'd like to be able to share my internet and use the phone internet at the same time. Can we fix that?