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Leaked OS 7.1.0.342 for the BlackBerry Torch 9810

By Adam Zeis on 22 Mar 2012 10:43 am EDT
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OS 7.1.0.342 has leaked for the BlackBerry Torch 9810. This is an unofficial (leaked) OS, so while it's mostly safe to install, remember to use caution when updating your device. If you need help along the way, you can head into our help forums or check out some of our BlackBerry 101 articles including How to Install or Upgrade to a new OS or How to Upgrade Your BlackBerry OS Using App Loader. If you do install this OS, hit up the forums thread below for findings, fixes and more discussion.

*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 7.1.0.342 for the BlackBerry Torch 9810

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In previous update, I had problems with BB device freezing, but it seems that this update fixes that. The only noticeable change I see is my phone signal going from 4G to H+. If anyone else notices anything let me know.

I wasn't able to use the speaker test before, it never played the tones. Now it plays all of them. Still checking through it to see what I can find.

Can't wait to try this out... I'm on Rogers and I can't wait any longer... They are ridiculous. So I followed the instructions and deleted/renamed my 2 vendor.xml files, and installed the OS.

Glitch along the way... Error 507 came up and my phone disconnected right at the point where it was trying to contact the JVM, so I unplugged and plugged it back in and it continued from that point no problem. Boy I was worried I bricked it and would have to start from scratch, but kept going. Right now it's restoring the data....

Ok, successful upgrade to what looks to be 7.1 Bundle 1149 (v7.1.0.342, Platform 5.1.0.276). It does look a bit different. A bunch of things actually work now which were corrupted in my 7.0....Example, The News app works finally, no more Java errors! The layout of the News app is also a bit different. I notice now Blackberry Music appearing in Media.

Some icons are different, and there is battery saving mode option in settings. I'm beginning to like it already.

Waiting to try Hotspot feature on 7.1. I noticed Blackberry bridge doesn't allow all internet connections on Playbook... Browser on playbook works, but other apps like mail, video chat and appworld can't tunnel through necessarily. Hoping hotspot feature will fully enable all internet for all Playbook apps just connecting to any normal Wifi.

Question, does the carrier know the phone is being used as a tether? Can they block or charge for it? I don't see why it should matter as I pay for my data plan and packets delivered to my phone can be repacked and delivered over wifi hotspot to other devices, just like at home I can put as many things as I want on my home Wifi. Phone can create a subnet and keep track of packets, but as far as carrier is concerned they would only see one device "on the net".

Perhaps part of the reason for delays and different carrier distributions of OS 7.1 is due to variations in the OS regarding whether it restricts or has open or pay models for tethering and how the carrier detects and handles phone tethering?

Welcome your comments and whether tethering is noticed, supported, charged for or anything to worry about when it comes to hotspots in general on any carriers and Rogers in particular.