Leaked: OS for the BlackBerry Bold 9900

Leaked: OS for the BlackBerry Bold 9900
By Bla1ze on 18 Jan 2012 03:05 pm EST

And here we go with another updated OS for the BlackBerry Bold 9900. This time around we're looking at OS 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). *

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Leaked: OS for the BlackBerry Bold 9900


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.

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)

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.

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. 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.


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.

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

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!

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!!!

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.

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.

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

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?

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

Few weeks ago I had installed but went back to because of default auto-dim screen backlight on the newer OS. I hopped 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.

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...

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

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

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


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 :)!

Hey Everyone... when posting can you all listed what type of Bold 9900? I'm running AWS version and had to roll back to due to possible reception issues. Otherwise 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.

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?

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?

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

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

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?

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?

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.

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.

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?