Official OS 6.0.0.246 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 now available from Rogers and Telus

Rogers OS 6.0.0.246 Torch 9800
By Adam Zeis on 1 Oct 2010 01:13 pm
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Rogers and Telus are getting things done and have officially released OS 6.0.0.246 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800. Now anyone on AT&T still rocking the stock OS can upgrade and any Canadian users have something new to play around with. Reports are somewhat mixed on this one with some people loving the OS and others not, so if you're up for it give it a go and leave a comment with your findings. Download links from both Rogers and Telus below. As always, use caution when upgrading your device.

44 comments

swagg232

the other day i said this yayyyyyyyy!!!

mnemonicj

it makes me so sad and envious to see this.

MILLYBLICK

But they don't really wanna hear what's on my mind every time i see an OS update and no OS 6 for Bold 9700... WTF RIM?? Carriers don't have control over this, stop lying.

FMB8900

SOB! Is every phone in the world going to get the OS6 leak beside the 9700?! uuuhhhh ppl are starting to get impatient

Marc_Paradise

Seriously? First - the "leak" is an official release; second it's an update for a released phone that already has it. Sooo... .what's the possible connection to 9700 again? (I'm also impatiently waiting to update my wife's 9700 so that I can play with it...)

crush29830

How is a friggin Iphone 3G still relevant after almost 3 years and my storm 2 is being treated like its obsolete. Beware Torch owners...this too can happen to you lol

daedone

The reason the 3G is still relevant for OS releases is because apple is releasing to the lowest common denominator for coding. That would be the equivalent of the Torch releasing with an updated OS 5 instead of OS6. At some point they have to make a clean break in code to move to 6, and if the hardware doesn't support it, you're SOL. I went to a Torch from a 9000. I understood the fact that 128MB of ram isn't going to run a legit OS6 release, period. As far as OS updates for the S2, you just got a leak for 5.0.0.973 the other day:

http://forums.crackberry.com/f145/9520-5-0-0-973-coming-soon-534011/

you are hardly being ignored, and there is no reason to assume you wouldn't get an OS6 on the S2 eventually since it's got the same 256MB as the 9700, and the 528Mhz processor instead of the 624 on the 9700 shouldn't make that much of a difference

sk8er_tor

Have you tried using the iPhone 3G with the updated OS? It's worthless.

EscoLuciano

Yeah, im upset that we keep seeing videos & leaks, but still no os6 for the 9700! smh

BlkMeth

You can't put a Ferrari in Geo Metro.

daedone

Guys, this isn't a leak.. first of all it's an official release. Secondly its for the ONLY OFFICAL OS 6 phone. Thirdly, this is what came preinstalled on my Torch anyway, so no real news.

3G.BoldBerry

does it got east asian font support? thanks

swagg232

yes yes keep crying 9700 owners!!! muahahahahahaha jk hey guys it will leak soon sit tight

BLACKBERRY619

which one to download

Rogers or Telus??

n e suggestioons people?

BLACKBERRY619

which one to download

Rogers or Telus??

n e suggestioons people?

3G.BoldBerry

but rogers got a asian package, and its ligher looks like less space more ram.

BrunoS4

Guys, this is what comes preinstalled on the Rogers Torch.
I've only had mine for a day but it rocks!

r0gueleader

Is this just an official release or am I to assume there are changes in this OS from the previous leaks? I'm currently running the leaked .214 and I'm wondering if I should get this or not.

NoahFecks

You can upgrade but there's really not that much difference between .214 and .246. This is also the EXACT same thing as the previously leaked .246, so if you already have that there's no point in downloading this (except for maybe possible extra languages).

Tangocore

(mine on virgin not rogers) but i dont understand the use of this, they ship with .246 why is it now availabe?

Ryoohk

WTF AT&T give us the update to. I know i can use this one but i will like to have the offical from AT&T. i know im just stupid like that

NoahFecks

Absolutely pointless to sit around and wait for AT&T to release an OS when this one is perfectly fine, actually leaps and bounds better than the official AT&T .141. You'd be a fool NOT to update to this.

MILLYBLICK

Yes indeed... The leaks are always better than the Official if you ask me.

Massonite

6.0.0.246 is great! I had an AT&T one unlocked, and I noticed a big difference when I got my Virgin one, which has .246 preloaded on it. I find it a bit faster.

As for Telus vs. Rogers version... Rogers is evil so go with Telus, they're not as evil.

MILLYBLICK

Downloading... In case I encounter a Torch. but RIM what happened to showing 9700 users some love?? WE ARE GETTING VERY IMPATIENT. Its been two months plus since the first OS 6 vid was shown... and it was on a 9700... SMH

beemir

this is great news for 9800 users...what about the 9700 users? you know what...forget it. i give up. it's never going to come out. they've shown so many videos and there isn't even a bloody leak for it. sigh, i'm guessing it won't come out but the 9700 refresh will get it. how lame is that? being promised something only to find out you're not going to get it. i say this even though i know of the list of previous blackberry devices supposedly getting OS6. can't be bothered anymore.

MILLYBLICK

I'm with you there and i hate to say but... its making me tired of coming to this site and seeing other updates but nothing for us... *sighs* oohhh well

cshumski

So if the Telus Torch shipped with .246 then why does the Telus Torch I bought yesterday have .105? And also why doesn't bb maps work? Wtf? Other than that I'm incredibly happy with the device so far though

dgomez222

WTF IS GOIN HERE! the damn torch is perfect already. leave that device alone! what about us with the 9700?! wheres the OS6 RIM promised us?! they should spend the time they dedicate to makin new OS6 for the torch or the damn 9650 on us instead!!!! you cheap bastards! you could just leak the damn software the 9700's on the videos have you idiots! shaking my damn head! -_-

CrackedAngel

I told my daughter just the other day, that when a new version of OS6 is finally released to fix the debaucle debut of .141 OS6, AT&T wouldn't put it up! It would be another company first, and YET, it was AT&T that developed the Torch with RIM. Why didn't AT&T put out any update yet to their original bomb of an OS?

3G.BoldBerry

Telus raidos are stronger than rogers

Raistlin1

Somebody call the waaambulance for all these 9700 owners...

DJLILM

The 9700 Was the phone that put RIM back on the map and still os 6 update

yhamaie

Needless to say, .sfi files cotained in

9800M_PBr6.0.0_rel695_PL6.4.0.105_A6.0.0.246_Rogers_Wireless_Inc.exe

and

9800AllLang_PBr6.0.0_rel695_PL6.4.0.105_A6.0.0.246_Telus_Mobility.exe

DO NOT support Japanese Romaji Input Option . . . Japanese users MUST download and install

Software Name: BlackBerry Handheld Software v6.0.0.695 (Asia)
File Name: 9800jAsia_PBr6.0.0_rel695_PL6.4.0.105_A6.0.0.246_Rogers_Wireless_Inc.exe
Download Size: 156.546 MB
Language: English
Published Date: 10/01/2010

in order to activate Japanese Romaji Input Option.

piper975

Just got my Torch a couple hours ago and it came preloaded with .246 on it ... super fast compared to my 8350i :D

yhamaie

P.S.

It appears that jAsia has taken over jAllLang and jEastAsia with the introduction of OS 6 for Torch 9800 and the other BlackBerry devices.

converteddroid

I loved my 9700 but stopped waiting and bought a Torch

thadealer

i just got the 9800
they know that alot of people own the 9700 and are dying for os6.... they just want everyone to crack and buy the 9800.. once they sell a kagillion torch's they will release os6 to the masses....

3G.BoldBerry

on telus build, changing voice mail is ok or not, i went to phone, hit berry button scroll to options and nothing happed no box for me change my default voice mail number.

Alan.Guggenheim

Just got an email this morning. I am downloading and doing the update. Hope it fixes the WiFi bug!
Here are the versions published today:
Software For BlackBerry® Torch™ 9800 smartphone

BlackBerry Handheld Software v6.0.0.695 (Multilanguage)

Package Version: 6.0.0.695
Consisting of:
Applications: 6.0.0.246
Software Platform: 6.4.0.105
File name: 9800M_PBr6.0.0_rel695_PL6.4.0.105_A6.0.0.246_AT_amp_T.exe
File size: 161.7MB
Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.

Download Software

BlackBerry Handheld Software v6.0.0.695 (Asia)

Package Version: 6.0.0.695
Consisting of:
Applications: 6.0.0.246
Software Platform: 6.4.0.105
File name: 9800hwAsia_PBr6.0.0_rel695_PL6.4.0.105_A6.0.0.246_AT_amp_T.exe
File size: 151.87MB
Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.

Download Software

BlackBerry Handheld Software v6.0.0.695 (All Languages - East Asia Languages Included)

Package Version: 6.0.0.695
Consisting of:
Applications: 6.0.0.246
Software Platform: 6.4.0.105
File name: 9800AllLang_PBr6.0.0_rel695_PL6.4.0.105_A6.0.0.246_AT_amp_T.exe
File size: 177.78MB
Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.

Alan Guggenheim

Alan.Guggenheim

The package is now available for OTA download! Great progress. Last time it took days for the OTA to appear.
I updated one of my Torch and the update went fine. No issue so far. Looks great.

Alan Guggenheim

tcmail

Hi,

how you did it? I have just got it done but didn't get what i want!

Chinese font still not there!

benze79

where did you get it?

tcmail

I have downloaded AT&T, Rogers & Telus multilanguages, plus east asian font supports. And all don't work! Deleted vendor file, execute loader, but all Chinese Font are in 0 bytes and just can't click!

Where could go wrong? My version is updated but all font support gone!!! Anyone can help?