Official OS: 5.0.0.743 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700 released by Rogers

Official OS: 5.0.0.743 For The BlackBerry Bold 9700 from Rogers
By Bla1ze on 17 Jun 2010 02:46 pm EDT
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Not feeling loading leaked OS' on your 9700? That's cool. We now have an official version of OS 5.0.0.743 for you all to upgrade to if you have a BlackBerry Bold 9700. Get to it, if you've been holding out. This OS seems to be pretty solid based on my usage from the leaked version.

69 comments

shacknews

SWEEEEET! I cant wait to install this sexy update and see its new features! AWESEOME!

aljimbo

I got the Optus Mobile release of .743 a little while ago...assuming this is the same .743, it does work pretty well. I've noticed my UMA call quality is significantly improved relative to the previous build.

RJSH_1727

I hadn't realized til today (don't talk much; more bbm and texting), but I was on the phone for a good hour and my call didn't drop at all! (Was on UMA) This is very, very, very good for me b/c no matter what OS I had running - including Tmob's stock .330, my calls would STILL drop while at home b/c my signal is just that bad there! Regardless if I was on UMA or 3G! So I LOVE everything about this build and unless some SUPER-NEW improvement comes along in the future leaked/official OS, I'm STAYING PUT! :)

aljimbo

I got the Optus Mobile release of .743 a little while ago...assuming this is the same .743, it does work pretty well. I've noticed my UMA call quality is significantly improved relative to the previous build.

peconicgp

Would there be any differences? Isn't .743 just .743 regardless who is "releasing" it? It all just comes from RIM, correct?

Cap_172R

Good news...but what about the Bold 9000?? come on rogers...

shaleem

Can someone go thru the steps to download again please? I know there is something that is supposed to be deleted but I forgot the exact steps to download if you're not a Rogers customer. Thank you.

rchartier

It's about dam time. Thnak you rogers.

BBMaverick

Hasn't given me any problems so far! I've been running the leaked version since first leaked.

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dboutet

SWEEEEEET!!! glad ive waited :)

TxMac

how is the update????? what are the new features?????

shacknews

New video camera feauture I think, so awesome!

pablotoofresh

Saweeeeet. Hopefully this will fix my sms issue.

JimIllinois

"Seems solid" but does it offer any real improvement over previous releases?

theninjasquad

Anyone have any estimate on when this might be released to the other telcos (ie. Wind)?

micromubi

right now i am installing .. i cant wait .

Sebs005

now what about the 8900?

micromubi

i cant c any difference...

stallions35

How do we get this version if we have a MAC? Can we use OTA?

pw1981

I read numerous posts in the leak thread that .743 breaks VVM for at&t users. Does the official version have this problem?

FLaMEzWorld

I have a T-Mobile Bold 9700 is it safe to use this one??
or should I just wait for T-Mobile to upgrade?

Snypa

Its kinda a personal choice.All leaks, users take chances basically.

mcfisher1980

from what im understanding since this is an official release, everything should be in working order. i have a few friends that have at&t and verizon wireless who have downloaded this and so far they have told me that everything seems to be working great.

CrazyJo82

About time Rogers did an update, while other provider gets update, Rogers rarely gives update... So... ABOUT TIME!

inque2181

i hope its as stable as .656 best OS i've used so far

youagain

i always find multilanguage builds to consume less memory than the east asia ones. this one takes 3mb less then the optus mobile release!

elmejor1009

I have the optus version and it works perfect. 3MB more? I can live without those 3mb

madmax7776

Can anyone confirm if there's still issues with at&t visual voicemail using this build? Thanks!

crack_uzbo

hi, this is my first post and am hoping someone can help, ive always downloaded offcial os's and have had no problems so far, but for some reason this does not work, i download the os, install it, and delete vendor file and when i launch the app loader and nothing happens except it just shows if i want to uninstall any apps.

im on .680 and really dont like the build proper battery drain in my case.

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XWolf

Make sure you are offline, go to the folder and delete vendor.xml (you already have done, cool but stay in that folder) run Loader.exe in there.

Make sure you back up first!

crack_uzbo

followed the instruction went offline and turned my internet off and still got the same result.

any other ideas that you may be able to help with is much appreciated.

diruocco

just installed it to my rogers 9700 and launched the facebook app that everbody says is garbage. (and i agree) but everything seemed to load much faster. on facebook it didn't take 5 minutes to load a picture and when i closed the app my phone didn't lag when in the menu.
much better os build than the .351

rchartier

i just updated mine and i agree. everything runs faster and facebook is faster.
and now i have 4 mb more free then before! whoop! looks to be a good build.

TxMac

Someone please add me 2159A242, if you see anything sick or new about it.....

bnc24

I'm on ATT, upgraded to this build and my lock key on the upper left doesn't lock to a password. Is there anyway other then setting one of the side keys to fix this? And application I can download? Phone is so much faster with this build, but not having th lock key lock to a password really is annoying. Someone help, please!

wiBBred

Hey Mine is doing the same thing as well, have you found a fix as yet. Im on the Rogers network.

womby

why does it feel like it's been YEARS since facebook did an app update for blackberry? i can imagine how much more efficient it could run on 5.0. are they waiting for 6.0 to come out? or everyone to jump to iphone?

9700, ftw though. can't wait to load this OS update.

ruzickab

Anyone else experiencing this issue after upgrading to .743? I can no longer open or re-install Gmail to my Bold 9700. I now get a message saying that my phone is not supported.

Landa220

Yep, seems we're not alone. See our posts below.

I'll be paying attention for an answer or workaround as I too use the GMail app regularly.

pcsconnection

BlackBerry Handheld Software v5.0.0.1014 (Multilanguage)

Package Version: 5.0.0.1014
Consisting of:
Applications: 5.0.0.602
Software Platform: 5.1.0.112
File name: 9700M_PBr5.0.0_rel1014_PL5.1.0.112_A5.0.0.602_AT_amp_T.exe
File size: 136.52MB
Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.

boy_de_ghet

Mirror RS : h**p://rapidshare.com/files/400234584/9700M_PBr5.0.0_rel1254_PL5.1.0.165_A5.0.0.743_Rogers_Wireless_Inc.exe

carlosg2002

hi I cant seem to get the leaked version to show up to try to update. second thing if i download the rogers version do i have to delete anything or just leave as is. pls email

carlosg2002@gmail.com

Snypa

You always delete the vendor file.

tweak_s

Is it a coincidence that my Rogers B9700 froze and would NOT boot up? This is the first time its ever happened.. I didn't want to use any leaks this time around (used them a lot on my curve) and today at around 5 PM, the phone just locked, and battery pulls would not get the phone past the blackberry loading bar.. and only occasionally freezing at the rogers screen!

There wouldn't be any automatic update that would cause my phone to freeze would there? I just somehow backed up (i think i had to be in the rogers screen) and was searching for a new OS to download when I saw this LOL.

GQ06

Can u someone give me the run down on setting up the update. What do I need to delete?

stallions35

How do we get this upgrade if we are on a MAC? No OTA?

infinus


Does it still have upper mute key de-activated
And
Only lock key working..
Let me know
I am still on .423

J.Bell

Rogers is actually giving out updates when they should, instead of really late (or not even at all, mmmm bold 9000) compared to other carriers...

What is going on???

caspian

From my 7290>8800>8310>9000>8800>9000>8900>9700

Rogers was never the first, actually never released any updates its nice to see finally with the 9700 they are keeping with the updates hhopefully it continues. Wondering though why its not allowing me to do it OTA, any rogers customers get OTA to work?

About the god awful facebook app, I agree other than status updates it pretty my sucks. One of my gfs major refusals to switch to an iPhone was literally the fact that she didn't want to not have Facebook which to me sounds ridiculous but she has a point. She hated the blackberry facebook app.

Landa220

The update installed fine, and seems better than my recent TMobile update which constantly drops calls.

However, now I cannot install my GMail app. It says GMail is not supported on my 9700! What gives, it worked before. Please let me know if anyone else has this problem.

Quartermaster

Yes, I've noticed the same problem with the GMail utility. I hope that this is fixed soon, as I use it a lot...

DenDen2008

The new OS release makes my BB very snappy. No hourglass icons, also Facebook freezing has been fixed from .680 version. Overall great release so far. I havent tested it by calling yet however sms, mms, BB and FB msgs are getting through well.

Cheers Rogers!

hoopitz

I'm REALLY looking forward to intalling this new one when i get home from work, but is it worth it? Won't OS 6 be coming out soon for the 9700?

makaveli28

I connected my phone to Desktop manager today but it keeps telling me no update available. I am on Rogers with my 9700. Strange that it doesn't detect there is a new OS and download it? Am I missing something?

Steelers

So I call Rogers for help on downloading this os to my phone and the Rogers tech tells me its not an official Rogers release cause its not on their website. The lastest one is OS 5.0.0.351 so I tell him to check crackberry.com and see and he would not. Can anyone please explain?

redheadincognito

One BB Tech Support agent actually told me RIM was wrong and to call them and have my credit card ready. so when I asked for the number, he actually tried to tell me it was 1-800-RIM(MMMM?) I was and still am insulted by the ignorance.

pmafia

Gmail doesnt work, my standby didnt work. Downgraded and all is working again.

n9xbox

I can send and receive gmail. Will try labels now.

n9xbox

Labels and archiving worked for me.

carlotz

Hello, can anyone help...

i have deleted the vendor file, and on the update page of of desktop manager, i can choose .743, it tries to update then says: "no software update is required for this device". All this yet it is still at .545. I am with Bell. What can i do?

joe_23

Turn off all your connections. Delete vendor file. Plug in your phone..then launch the loader through the app loader folder. That should work.

jav3lin

In regards to:

SMS - When I get a txt message I click on the "SMS and MMS" icon on my homescreen...then I see the list of people who have txt'd me. I click on the new one, but here is what I have noticed that is different from the previous OS version. When you click on the new SMS, when it hasn't been read, the typing cursor is located IN the new txt msg INSTEAD of the typing box...so atleast for ME....when I read the txt msg I just like to start typing BUT with this new release you have to type "R" to reply, OR scroll down to put the cursor in the typing box, then start typing. Just an annoyance I found.

Internet Browser - Internet browser in PAINFULLY slow! Took forever to load a simple page of txt (Usedvictoria.com) where in the previous OS Version it was pretty snappy.

So far this is all I have noticed with the new build. If I come across anything else I'll post and other ppl do the same. Would like to find out some new features that may be hidden and so on.

GapBoyPCS

I know this was probably covered in the forums and elsewhere. I just noticed that putting my BB into my holster won't lock the device if you set it to lock upon hostering. It seems the only time it does that is if you enable a password. The MUTE button is now only useful if you use other features and not for standby.

Unless RIM is trying to force people to use a password...

It's a small and petty thing -- but it might be enough to make me want to downgrade OS.

INNOVATOR

The trackpad freezes momentarily, than works. Happens so often. Don't see much benefit ib this upgrade.

INNOVATOR

My 9700 has rebooted about 20 times over the last 3 days. Email icon shows new emails but there are none, same goes with the sms, tends to momentarily freeze now & then. I had to remove many of my third party apps. So far, so good; over the last two hours.

Speed - I can't really tell the difference. Memory savings - hard to tell, since I had to remove many apps.

I noticed that Rogers seems to be the only one running .743. Other carriers are running versions that are far behind.

beanyman

Has anyone else had this issue? Are any of the other recent ATT or TM updates any better? I was on .442 prior to this.

I think I am going to try one of the others or go back to the old .442. The battery heats up and drains alot quicker now. Not feeling that part even though everything else has gotten better. Call quality seems to be up and down at times.

tel504

man i keep installing it and cant find it this is pointless.