Leaked versions of BlackBerry 7.1 now available for most compatible devices!

BlackBerry 7.1
By Bla1ze on 16 Feb 2012 12:12 pm EST

If you're looking to get in on the latest OS leak for your device, you'll want to check the links below. As posted today in the CrackBerry forums, OS' for most compatible BlackBerry 7.1 devices have shown up and are now available for download. These are 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 CrackBerry leaked OS forums for findings, fixes and more discussion. Jump past the break for a full list of the available 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). *

Blackberry 9360
Blackberry 9370
Blackberry 9380
Blackberry 9790
Blackberry 9810
Blackberry 9860
Blackberry 9900
Blackberry 9930

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    Leaked versions of BlackBerry 7.1 now available for most compatible devices!


    I've gotten one update for my Telus 9900. A 7.0, after there were already 7.1 leaks. Still debating whether this is worth the risk to download - the last two times I used non-Telus OS's (not even leaks) I got problems with the voice cutting out.

    I was with Telus for 3 years on my Blackberry 8330 and then 9700. I always installed leaked OS files and never had a problem.

    I use the last leaked OS 7.1 on my Telus with no issues at all plus even wifi hotspot is working, which Telus officially don't support on 9900.

    What? You must have a plan that supports it as when I try to enable it, I get the message that "to use this feature, contact your wireless service provider and subscribe to a mobile hotspot data plan." I'm assuming that it means you need a plan that allows Tethering, which mine does not (as a trade-off, I have US Data included).
    I was SO Pumped about this feature, only to find out that you have to pay for it... I thought the whole point of it was so that you didn't have to. I guess not.

    9900 Link is working for me. It's just really, really slow. Will be an hour or so for the download if it doesn't crap out.


    Is it expected that this release will work any better with DM 7.0? There are massive numbers of people on both CrackBerry's forums and on BlackBerry's that are no longer able to sync. I assume most of them are trying to sync to Outlook, like myself, and are now dead in the water. CrackBerry has been strangely silent on this, and RIM... well you know, stamp the problem solved and put fingers in ears. So much for the new improved RIM.

    For reference:


    Hi, just wanted to share my experience with the prior OS 7.1 on my Torch 9810 using the leaked and now the official 7.0 DM. I had no problems with either; I am running Windows 7 Home edition on my laptop. I used the leaked DM for a while and have been using the official for a couple of day now. I am also using the wifi sync feature.

    And the 9850 owners are once again left feeling like the proverbial red-headed step kids. Sigh....

    9850 owners already got their day in the sun with an OFFICIAL 7.1 release weeks ago. My 9860 is still running 7.0. No complaining from you!

    And get out of the sun while you're at it, it's bad for your red headed step child skin.

    And the official VZW/Sprint version is buggy on my phone - errors w/ notification bar, etc. Plus these are all .25x or .26x, and ours was .163, so we're due.

    Gotta go find that 50 spf now....

    I'm running the .74 OS. Does anyone know if this new leak allows for the ability to use hotspot without being charged by Tmobile?

    This is much better OS than the previously leaked 7.1 for the Torch 9810. I had many problems with the virtual keyboard and the bluetooth connection dropping my car BT while talking or playing music.

    I have used this leak for a couple of days now and works awesomely!

    are you having issues with the screen being sometimes unresponsive or inaccurate where you touch? I'm on and had this problem since upgrading from 7.0 to the 7.1 versions.

    I tried to download the 9790 7.1 but the desktop software doesn't recognize it. I tried updating the applications because it keeps telling me that there are applications including the OS its running that need updates but everytime i try it doesn't do anything. I guess i could wait for tbaytel to release this but thats some other time and i would enjoy this now. lol Anyone else having this problem.

    @crackberry please update your how to this isn't OS 4.5 and for visual learners the photos are old and not helpful thanks.

    Not true. It absolutely does recognize leaked versions. You need to delete the vendor.xml file (sometimes from TWO locations) and then it will recognize.

    Windows 7 64-bit seems to put it in two places. The usual:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader

    as well as
    C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Loader XML

    Never understood those who rush out to download the leaks, then have 101 complaints when something goes wrong! Its called a "leak" for a reason.

    downloaded on my AT&T Bold 990 and .267 fixed the following issues:

    1. when creating text message and the cursor ends up in the to field:
    2. Mobile Hotspot works now and you can connect without getting prompted by AT&T to add a Mobile Hotspot package on your line.

    so far so good...

    What a relief when you mentioned the text message cursor part. I thought I had done something to it that I wasn't able to figure out, yet. Anyways, I just got a 9900 for AT&T and was wondering if it's worth upgrading to this leak or not? How's the battery life working for you compared to the AT&T's OS release? anything else?

    Hey guys,

    Just installed the leak for my Rogers 9900 and when I go to activate my email accounts it asks me for my Enterprise Activation info. I'm assuming that it's referring to a BES but I'm not connected that way and neither are my email accounts. Any advice??

    Thanks in advance!

    Hey there, just installed the new 7.1OS on my 9900. I wanted to try the mobile hotspot so I turned it on, connected my iPod to it fine, tried to go to google.ca on the iPod and it didn't load. Am I missing something or is Rogers just not letting people hotspot over phones as of right now? I have the 6GB data package on my phone. Any help would be great. Thanks.

    Just uploaded 7.1 on my T-Mobile Blackberry Bold 9900 and so far so good. The GroupMe app seems to be working better and I know how a dedicated Name ID app and also a new alerts mail app. I got the goodies of wifi calling and mobile hotspot.

    Battery Monitor present, new caller id app probably from Verizon requires 2.99 a month hook up. Verizons backup service gone, not that I ever used it. Mobile hotpot still a pay for service. Browser maybe a little faster. Not much changed so far.

    Is this options screen new? Under Advanced there's a Blackberry Device Analyser. In that there are tests for;
    Internet Mail Account issues
    Battery tests
    issues with device responsivness
    mobile network connection issues
    wifi connection issues
    In total, 19 different tests among those groups. Cool!

    I have to rollback to 7.0.598 until Telenav (GPS Navigator on Bell Mobility) will be updated, because they don't support 7.1.xxx for now.. Boo.. :'(

    Yes, same thing happened with my Norton and deleted the file. It is not a virus, but because the file has a low reputation:
    WS.Reputation.1 is a detection for files that have a low reputation score based on analyzing data from Symantec’s community of users and therefore are likely to be security risks. Detections of this type are based on Symantec’s reputation-based security technology. Because this detection is based on a reputation score, it does not represent a specific class of threat like adware or spyware, but instead applies to all threat categories.

    The reputation-based system uses "the wisdom of crowds" (Symantec’s tens of millions of end users) connected to cloud-based intelligence to compute a reputation score for an application, and in the process identify malicious software in an entirely new way beyond traditional signatures and behavior-based detection techniques

    On my 9900: yes on the "Battery Saving Mode" and yes on the "Automatically Dim Backlight" on/off...

    I'm very excited about the battery stuff, looks like it'll work very well for me.

    auto-dim is there as always been but doesn't work properly on my 9900, I actually wrote to RIM about this bug present on the last three OS 7.1 (not on the first 7.1 leak!) and they kind of confirmed it and working to fix it.

    Battery life is suspiciously great, over night and morning moderate use, I lost only 5% !!! A little too good to be true.

    When turning the mobile hotspot on, I used to get an annoying pop-up to confirm. The settings are always the same and there were no point for that msg. Now its gone! Just one-tap-mobile-hotspot!! Very cool!!!

    It's time RIM starts pushing updates direct to the device. Carriers only care about selling new phones and plans, not updating current ones.

    It´s a great version so far!
    It works with European devices, finally QWERTZ!!!!!!
    There are only 3 strange things that I found:

    - WiFi reception strength is a bit lower
    - AppWorld is slower (when it comes to downloading)
    - BBM version is newer than the official one!

    I just found some issues...
    The sound will be different after pause when I'm listening music... Sounds like spoiled through my headphone... And sometimes the player won't detect the media files, too... The another error was When I changed my profile picture at my bbm profile. So far I like this leaked OS... However, its still leaked version, so I should bear with the issues... Lol...

    I'm going back to 598...can't bear with the freeze and any errors anymore... I'm waiting for the official version for now on...

    Am I the only one with battery issues with this build? This morning my battery dropped 25% in less than 3 hours, and i haven't used the phone at all??? I hope it gets better!!!

    hey guys, i downloaded 2 leaked os 7.1 for a curve 9360 and installed them on my computer n the bb desktop manger is not finding them, can any 1 plz give me any tips :) Pin:28ce53a3

    Hi All,

    Yesterday I installed the leaked version for my BB9900 and now I am runing 7.1 Bundel 921 (v7.1.0.257) . Even though I got the 507 error during install, after i removed and insert the USB cable again it continued installing and everything seems fine. I'm using DTAC Thailand as a carrier.

    After a very slow/laggy start, with my first crash in 5 minutes while opening the Mobile Hotspot function. Everything seems to be working fine.. And after the crash everything seems a bit faster than when running Os 6. Hotspot works fine and I can connect my iPad without any problems.

    Very happy with the battery improvement! Kept it on for 24 hours without charging!! A personal record on my BB9900. Before the batt would always die at a max of 14 hours of normal use. (some chatting, calling, browsing and listening music..) I feel like when you aren’t using the phone it used a lot less battery then when it was running on OS 6.

    Anyway, my questions; I don’t have (or cannot find) Wifi-Calling, if your carrier doesn’t support it, you should still be able to see the option right ?

    I’ve looked at ; Network and Connections -> Mobile network -> and there the menu is the same as it always been with.. Data services, While roaming. Mobile network, network selection modus and network modus. ( I translation from dutch, so might be a bit off, sorry about that) There is no new option in the menu as I see on the blackberry website showing the os 7.1, called Preferred Network for Calls.....
    What does this mean? I cannot seem to find the answer on crackberry or google. Any advice is welcome..

    Also.. I don't have the FM Radio, or is this only available on other BB's ?

    Cheers, Bulderbaan

    I must be born under a lucky star. Installed this leak without a hitch. Download was perfect.
    BB manager recognized it immediately. Didn't have to delete vendor files. Wifi hotspot works flawlessly. I'm with rogers and I never got a pop up saying I have to pay for this service!!! All is well with my BB 9900.

    Some pretty fast mirrors