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How to reload the OS on your BlackBerry Priv, DTEK50 or DTEK60

How to reload the OS on your BlackBerry Priv, DTEK50 or DTEK60

This guide was updated on November 9, 2016 to reflect new changes within the reloading process and to add details for the DTEK50 and DTEK60. With the autoloaders for all BlackBerry smartphones powered by Android, there's sure to be folks needing to know how the whole process works, and we're glad to help with that. Take a look at our full rundown of how to reinstall the OS on your BlackBerry...

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While the list of retailers selling the DTEK60 in the UK is already pretty great, two new retailers have now been added to the mix. Selfridges and Carphone Warehouse are both now offering the DTEK60 in the UK SIM free. Selfridges At Selfridges, those interested in grabbing a DTEK60 will be expected to lay down £475.00 with £5.00 standard delivery, £8.00 nominated day delivery or £10.00 timed...

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BlackBerry Priv, DTEK50 and DTEK60 November updates now available

Keeping in line with their monthly update schedule, BlackBerry has now begun the roll out of the November update patch for Priv, DTEK50 and DTEK60. Just as with the earlier beta release, this update could come in as a small update for you or as a rather large one. As of now, BlackBerry (nor Google) has posted the bulletin specifics, but the updates are certainly there for some. As always,...

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BlackBerry and Optiemus announce the DTEK50 and DTEK60 in India

BlackBerry customers in India looking to get their hands on either the DTEK50 or DTEK60 will be pleased to know BlackBerry has partnered with Optiemus to bring both devices to market. Announced by Alex Thurber at an event in India, the mid-range DTEK50 will be available for Rs. 21,990 while the higher-end DTEK60 will be available for Rs. 46,990. "India is a very important market for...

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While we had an indication it would be coming soon earlier, there was no official documentation to go along with it from Verizon. Now, though, that has changed and Verizon has finally updated their Priv software update page to officially announce the Android Marshmallow update for Priv owners. Software Version: AAH376 Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce a new software update for your...

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BlackBerry Priv November beta update now available

BlackBerry Priv November beta update now available

While we wait and see if the Verizon Marshmallow update eventually appears for all, BlackBerry has gone ahead and released their November beta update for all Priv owners except those on Verizon. This time around, the update is fairly small coming in at around 98MB (some folks may see a larger update) but once updated, you'll have the latest security patch ahead of everyone else. For those...

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Verizon may finally be rolling out Android Marshmallow to Priv owners

If you're a Priv owner on Verizon and have been waiting for Android Marshmallow, your wait may finally be coming to an end. Verizon may soon finally be rolling out Android Marshmallow to Priv owners. Although it doesn't seem widespread as of yet, at least one member in the CrackBerry Forums has now reported receiving the Android Marshmallow update on their Verizon BlackBerry Priv, while others...

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Get BBM and you could get into an exclusive party in Johannesburg

Get BBM and you could get into an exclusive party in Johannesburg

If you live in South Africa and are looking to have some fun, BBM has now kicked off a new campaign where you could get in on 'the most exclusive party of the year' in Johannesburg, just by using BBM. The event itself will take place on December 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa, and DJ's Black Coffee and Black Motion will be there spinning along with Shizma PH and Twins on Decks. Entering...

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BlackBerry and the Ford Motor Company have a pretty well laid out history of working together and today, that relationship has been extended. BlackBerry has now announced that a new agreement with Ford Motor Company has been signed for the expanded use of BlackBerry's QNX and security software. Although the terms of the deal are confidential, BlackBerry notes it signifies an acceleration in...

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ShopBlackBerry has extended their great deals on Priv and Passport!

ShopBlackBerry has extended their deals on Priv and Passport

If you still haven't taken advantage of the ShopBlackBerry offers on Priv and Passport, BlackBerry has now added some more time to the clock. Whether you are looking for a new BlackBerry 10 or Android smartphone, you won't want to miss out on this deal. You can pick up a Passport for as little as $249 USD (or $299 USD for the Silver Edition) and the Priv is available for $425 USD. As this is a...

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The BlackBerry Keyboard app for Android is loaded with features but that hasn't stopped BlackBerry from gathering feedback on how to make it even better. A new update rolling out through Google Play adds two popular requests to the mix plus, it adds greater security support for enterprise customers. What's New? More security for organizations by separating words learned in your personal...

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BlackBerry fact checks Bloomberg's coverage of Apple hiring QNX talent

If you're up on your Apple rumors then you'll know that Apple reportedly has employees in Canada building a car operating system. More specifically, those employees are based in Kanata, not far from BlackBerry's QNX offices. A recent article on Bloomberg highlighted how 'Apple targeted QNX employees' but according to BlackBerry COO Marty Beard, some incorrect statements were made in the article...

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BlackBerry is working with AT&T to expedite a software fix for the 'No Service' issue on Priv

If you're a Priv owner on AT&T who has been struck with the 'No Service' bug that has been affecting some AT&T Privs since mid-September, you'll be pleased to know there has been some movement towards fixing the issue. The root cause for this issue has been identified, and a solution will be made available shortly as BlackBerry is working with AT&T to expedite the release of a...

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BlackBerry adds DTEK60 beta program through Beta Zone

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If you got your hands on a DTEK60 and took my advice and updated your BlackBerry Beta Zone profile, there's a good chance you'll be getting an email from BlackBerry inviting you to join the DTEK60 on Android M beta program. Right now, it's still early and BlackBerry is still setting things up so it might be a bit before there are any software updates available but, that just means you might...

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Twitter will discontinue Vine 'in the coming months'

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Twitter has now announced their video sharing app Vine will be shutting down "in the coming months." While the website will be sticking around, Twitter says that the services mobile apps will be discontinued. Nothing is happening to the apps, website or your Vines today. We value you, your Vines, and are going to do this the right way. You'll be able to access and download your Vines. We'...

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An earlier version of this article mistakingly noted the My Account app was also not showing as compatible for Android BlackBerry devices. That was incorrect. Apologies for the error. If you're a TELUS customer who relies on the TELUS My Account app to check on your account, then you'll want to make note that as of November 9, 2016, the app will no longer be supported on BlackBerry 10 and...

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As part of the DTEK60 launch, BlackBerry COO, Marty Beard sat down with Christine Chen to discuss the latest newest member of the DTEK series, BlackBerry's overall software strategy and the Enterprise of Things. Although the webinar only lasts a little 20 mins, Beard managed to pack a lot into the conversation, and you'll certainly want to check it out if you haven't caught it as of yet....

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Getting started in the IT field can be difficult at the beginning. There is so much that you should know, so many certifications that you will want to have, and it can get quite expensive in a short amount of time. You could spend lots of money and time to learn the basics and get started, or you could do it in your free time at an affordable price. For just $59 you can get started with this...

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DTEK60 is the second device in the DTEK series of secure Android smartphones from BlackBerry. When the DTEK50 was originally announced, I admit my personal interest level in the device was rather low. After getting my hands on one, though, that changed. As it turns out, for me, the DTEK50 is great and I chose to use it over my Priv but as the news of a the DTEK60 started to eek out, I began to...

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BlackBerry DTEK60 specs

What's inside the BlackBerry DTEK60? Continuing their Android efforts after the BlackBerry Priv and the DTEK50, BlackBerry has now announced their latest Android smartphone known as the DTEK60. An all-touch higher-end device, the DTEK60 leverages the partnership with TCL and as such is similar to that of the TCL950 with some small key changes. Category DTEK60 Operating System...

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