Official OS 5.0.0.1030 for the BlackBerry Tour 9630 now available from Sprint

BlackBerry Tour 9630 OS 5.0.0.1030
By Adam Zeis on 14 Dec 2010 11:58 am
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Still clinging to that Tour 9630? Looking to upgrade your OS? Well you're in luck. Sprint has released OS 5.0.0.1030 for the taking. Its not quite OS 6 (you'll need to upgrade to a Bold 9650 for that) but its an update none the less. If you're on a different carrier just delete the vendor file after installing and have at it. No word of the new and good yet, so be sure to jump into the forums for more discussion.

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38 comments

Deathcommand

I saw Sprint and got excited.

#OS 6.0 is still lame on the 9650. D:

Culex316

It's not lame by any means, we just need higher builds to see if it improves overall performance.

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I was pressed on time and couldn't think about more to say.

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joshua.worth

Uhh this is yesterday's news

mustangboy88

Yep, I think CB needs to follow BBleaks on Twitter.

themenacexd

Just because you don't have a Tour anymore doesn't mean that the rest of the world decided to upgrade. I personally have a Bold 9700 and do not plan on upgrading to the 9780 just because my 9700 is "old news" now. So I'm happy for you Tour users since you're still getting updates...

scuebydue

I agree. I'm not a fan of OS 6 after playing around on it. And I don't feel it worth going from 9630 to 9650 or 9700 to 9780 or one curve to another. Too little changes, not enough Umph!

i2ollingstone

He meant yesterdays news as in bbleaks literally reported on it yesterday- not that he is too good to hold onto a Tour. I got a 9650 as a warranty replacement for a tour. If not for that I'd still have a tour as well. That upgrade isn't worth paying for.

ymicorazon

I had a tour and os6 sucks! isnt like touchscreen devices.........

Deathcommand

I wonder when tour had OS 6.0..

scuebydue

Was thinking the same thing ;)

davidwipf

Huh? Tour supports OS6???????

duckmn56

WOW os 5 on a tour.....Does anyone still use a tour??

scuebydue

Um...yes. People still use 83XX and 81XX. What a stupid comment.

Thig

I still use a Tour and have no problems with it although I will probably switch to an Adroid phone when my contract is out.

Culex316

dudes, the Tour does not support OS6 lol, and many people who were duped into signing a contract for one and then bait-and-switched when they released the Bold 9650 have Tours...luckily I obtained my Tour off of Ebay, then sold it and signed a contract for the Bold 9650...with OS6, it's a decent phone now.

SpiritsFade

So how is this build? I hated Sprint's last 983 release, so is this better? I'm on 975 right now a hybrid and I love it

rkopsie

I've still got my verizon tour - works amazing still and I wouldn't upgrade to a bold just cause it has os 6 - and as long as they keep pushing os updates then I'm pretty sure my phone is still in the "new crowd" just my opinion :)

G.4

I bought a Sprint Tour when it first came out and loved it. In fact, my fiance is still using it to this day and that's why I'm downloading this update for her. But you are foolish if you think the only difference between the 9650 and the Tour is OS6. I now have a 9650 and I promise you this is not just a "Tour 2" as many people thought. The keyboard for starters is different and more improved (similar to 97xx) more ergonomic, the 512mb of memory is awesome, having wi-fi on your device is a huge improvement, and YES OS6 is really cool once you get used to it and use it for a month or so, just to name a few. Nothing wrong with the Tour, just wanted to clarify that there is a big difference between the two devices :)

G.4

I bought a Sprint Tour when it first came out and loved it. In fact, my fiance is still using it to this day and that's why I'm downloading this update for her. But you are foolish if you think the only difference between the 9650 and the Tour is OS6. I now have a 9650 and I promise you this is not just a "Tour 2" as many people thought. The keyboard for starters is different and more improved (similar to 97xx) more ergonomic, the 512mb of memory is awesome, having wi-fi on your device is a huge improvement, and YES OS6 is really cool once you get used to it and use it for a month or so, just to name a few. Nothing wrong with the Tour, just wanted to clarify that there is a big difference between the two devices :)

G.4

I bought a Sprint Tour when it first came out and loved it. In fact, my fiance is still using it to this day and that's why I'm downloading this update for her. But you are foolish if you think the only difference between the 9650 and the Tour is OS6. I now have a 9650 and I promise you this is not just a "Tour 2" as many people thought. The keyboard for starters is different and more improved (similar to 97xx) more ergonomic, the 512mb of memory is awesome, having wi-fi on your device is a huge improvement, and YES OS6 is really cool once you get used to it and use it for a month or so, just to name a few. Nothing wrong with the Tour, just wanted to clarify that there is a big difference between the two devices :)

0hy3ah

I still have my Tour from when it was first released from Sprint. Never had ANY problems with it, unlike friends of mine who have had numerous problems with their newer devices. I might be holding on to 51.0 MB of memory for dear life, but my Tour is still quick and has a lot of life yet. I'll upgrade when my phone dies on its own.

olemil

Still have my Tour and it has been a solid phone, no problems what so ever. I also have an EVO and Style with OS6. The OS 6 on the Style is pretty solid and smooth, even after two upgrades to the latest leaks. I was getting ready to download this OS for my Tour but it was going to take an hour so I canceled it. Must be RIM is using a friggin tethered BB to run their server or maybe a 14.4 modem, pretty sad for sure. Guess I will wait until one of the other sites (with actual bandwidth) has it for download.

fjones1

Let me start by saying that I've had my Sprint Tour 9630 for well over a year and I have a lot of experience dealing with the Blackerry OS. This build, .1030, is a very solid build. .983 was garbage and I think Sprint realized that pretty quick. It slowed my phone down tremendously. I loaded the new OS on my phone yesterday and since then its been really smooth. The browser speed is a bit faster and my phone doesn't lag like it did with .983. I've done about 3 battery pulls since I loaded it just so the phone could adjust to the new OS. I personally think .624 was one of the best OS 5 builds ever for the tour. The only flaw was the browser click issue but other than that it was smooth. Anyway, I give Sprint a pat on the back for coming out with this .1030 build so quickly and addressing the issues from .983. Trust me when I say this build is waaayyy better. Download it today. I did an OTA download and it took about 45 min. I normally do it throught DM on my mac but it didn't show. Anywho, its a good build.

Koneko1

I'm learning here. You mentioned that you've done 3 battery pulls to allow the phone to adjust to the new OS. Can you elaborate more on that procedure?

I'm simply trying to understand all the ins and outs.

fjones1

Yea, sure. A battery pull is just a hard reset. While the phone is on just pull the battery out for about 90 seconds then put it back in. This process just allows your memory to be freed of unnecessary crap and it allows your processor to adjust to what you are telling the phone to do. It makes it run quicker with less lag. If you've just loaded the OS on your phone I would suggest doing a battery pull every few hours the getting things rolling. Battery pulls are good to do every now and then so that your phone performs at its best. It really depends your memory and how many apps you have on your device. Some people do a battery pull every week. Others do it less frequently.

Koneko1

Hey thanks, great information!

MaxiumGrimm

Does this fix the random resets ?

scuebydue

I've never experienced random resets. So I'm not sure. But I've been running this build for about 48 hours..nothing but goods!

MaxiumGrimm

I upgraded to this build but it hung up and caused me to have to take it into the store and they gave me a completely new phone. Now I'm having to buy everything/transfer my stuff (Like MBL Blackbook) to my new phone.

fjones1

I've only had one random reset since I loaded the OS on my tour. That's normal when your phone is adjusting to a new OS. Other than that I haven't had any. My tour is running smoothly.

MaxiumGrimm

Well one reset for me So far..... I'll give it 4 resets ......after that I'm giving it the one-two kick in the A$$.

airbrnetravel

Have this up for 12hrs and I did manual alt-shift-del x2. But zero random resets

compinche

installing now, wish me luck

airbrnetravel

No luck needed this OS is solid!

mandujar1

ive been running .1030 for two days now and all is good. the phone is exactly the same as before except ive noticed that battery last longer now and clock while charging function works again. so im happy with this os.

Niz

Seems pretty stable. Wiped device with BBSAK and installed fresh, pulled battery about 5 times and still get slight memory leaks but it should stabilize.

No noticeable difference in performance for me though. OH my speaker phone sounds like TRASH with this OS, so if you listen to a lot of music you might want to try rolling back to a previous version! Then again the speaker on the tour and bold SUCK anyway, compared to other BB's imo.

I have an odd problem, my trackball "click" sound stops working at times. It did this with the previous OS and now this one, it works after battery pulls then eventually stops. Not really a big deal, but strange.