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Official OS 6.0.0.380 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 now available from Vodafone Essar Limited

Bold 9700 OS 6.0.0.380
By Adam Zeis on 6 Jan 2011 10:25 am EST
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In the words of Navin R. Johnson: "The new phonebook's here! The new phonebook's here"! Finally the wait is over and we have an official carrier release of OS 6.0 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700. This one comes to us as 6.0.0.380 from Vodafone Essar Limited. This is the first of what wil hopefully be many official carrier releases, so if you're a 9700 user get on it. Hopefully it runs smooth and isn't buggy, so drop a comment in the forums with your findings. Hit the link below to download.

Download OS 6.0.0.380 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700
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82 comments

victoryo

I now use the latest leaked os for my bold 9700.
Would this be better than the latest leaked OS?
Like the cursor in bbm or would it be the same as the leaked version of this one?

Rootbrian

Wonder if this is worth it for me, using leaked .424

mikemacfarlane

Since is an official release I would think that it would be better than a leak :)

victoryo

Yeah i thought the same! But want to be sure :P

mscrivo

There is no difference between leaked versions and official versions, they are the same thing. 380 leaked = 380 official. And I can tell you that the 424 leaked version is far better than 380, having used both.

3G.BoldBerry

i thought leaks are the same, now this is one to laugh at.

ellioti

maybe a stupid question, but as an AT&T user, should I wait for AT&T to release, or just download this?

gmalvim

if it is a stupid question, i´m too. :) im from Brazil and my carrier is TIM.

meske

It's 100% up to you. I was rocking 6 on the 9700 for some time on AT&T with very few issues. I've since gone to the 9800.

If you feel comfortable updating to an OS that's NOT supported on your device by your carrier, then do it. Just know that if you ever have any problems with it, AT&T may not assist. Also, it officially voids the warranty.

I personally think OS6 is that much better than 5, so, for me it would be a no brainer... I'd be on 6. But I'm also comfortable wiping the device and reinstalling the official AT&T build if anything were ever to go seriously wrong.

mjdato

Andddddd not true. It does not void the warranty.

emtfick

will let you know soon!

BerryEnt

COOOOOOOOOOOL, Downloading...[1st from DR (H)]

aris20

3rd from DR, OH wait i moved to 9780 :P dont need this anymore, Good Luck :)

CASH

I knew it would be Vodafone. I though it would be UK first though. Either way, yippy! XD

ereyes_

Downloading!!!!!! :D

emtfick

when i plugged in mu phone it told me there was an update 6.0.1.18....
I'm guessing its got to be better than this one.

hdizzle

That's the update for Blackberry Desktop Manager. There's no such update for the Bold.

emtfick

well I am a tard......... yeah i see that now.

blackcaneaddict

Hope its bug free though...

don_poky

I'm not downgrading from Leak. If leak has cursor and memory issues then I THINK this will too

cabdella77

with this being "offical" as an at&t customer do we need to delete the vendor file?

Willard814

I would wait until AT&T releases their own.

Ebscer

Obscure Carrier, but glad to see this official from someone.

OhGod424

Ahem Ahem...Vodafone India is an obscure carrier? They have more customers than the parent company Dude!

mikemacfarlane

Just installed - when going through App Loader it did a small update to some system files, but everything else remained the same. Still have the same issue in BBM with no cursor, but haven't had it on long enough to know if the memory leak issue has been fixed (my guess is not considering the lack of update to the phone in general)

thetnaung

i'll still continue with leak 6.0.0.424

ereyes_

i dont see any difference... its an Official Leak from Vodafone.

joski

I'm pretty sure that all an official is, is a "leak" that ends up being approved by a carrier. There's no difference between a leaked operating system and that of the same build officially released.

Sticking with .424 myself! :)

leofinest

can you install this os 6 software if you have another carrier?

NiZaR#CB

i think leaked ver 424 more better than this official... just look it, ver 380 official (or 380 leaked) and ver 424 leaked... there is have a big diffrent!! sure the 424 is better, because it last realese!!
just stay with my leaked 424!! and very happy with this leaked :)

leofinest

for this official version do you have to delete vendor files?

emirozmen

if your phone is from a different carrier, yes. that' s how ı do it :)

emirozmen

ı wouldn' t upgrade but ı thınk ı am going to because ı have had all the 4 leaks up to now they are good, some minor issues. but ı have a curve 9300 running on OFFICIAL 6.0.0.380 and it is faster than ever, faster than all of the leaks up to now. and the mem leak seen on the curve official is really slow so i think ı am goıng to uprade(downgade?) to this official release :)

leofinest

can i put this version on my t mobile 9700? how do you install it someone help me

teddyp6

Great News. Will update when I get home from work.

leofinest

what company is your bold on?

djnick

wow after all this waiting the first official release for the 9700 is a buggy old beta. soo done with rimm

saikoumenji

It....has.....a.......J!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

StormJH1

Guess I had always assumed that an "official carrier release" would only come out if it was free from devastating bugs. By most accounts, even the .424 release of OS 6 on the Bold has annoying cursor problems and (more significantly) frequent "602 Application Error" crashes and errors in WebKit trying to load pages (due to memory). I just simply cannot rationalize wrecking everything good about my OS5 phone by "upgrading" to OS6 and risking having dropped calls and frequent crashes while I'm using it for work. Sorry.

Egious

Is this an enterprise only release? I cant link my email? It is only letting me set up an enterprise email? is there a way around this?

Thanks

scifresh

when update is about to begin it says" one or more of the modules could not be resolved"

help anyone?

rpanicke

I get the exact same error. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

scifresh

Go to hard drive then program file, common file, the RIM, delete vendor file. Then use loader.exe ( may just say loader then its pretty easy from there

emirozmen

runs the best ı am glad ı downgraded to 5 then upgraded to this from .424 . everything is just so fast the os is a lot more responsive. best os6 experience on 9700 up to now :) -for me

josh05

Does this version correct the FB cursor issue? If so, then I'm all for it.

ASTROJETSon

when i plugged my phone nothing poped up what do i do?

numarw

My PPL DONT BE CONFUSED this is the same leaked version from before i recommend you all to use the leak 6.0.0.424 it works MUCH better then the 380 and others!! heres a link to download it...good luck and have fun!
http://www.fileserve.com/file/hpR7GBk/9700M_PBr6.0.0_rel1723_PL6.6.0.109...

josh05

Point taken, but since this is an official version does this mean that the fb cursor issue will appear now? I can't scroll through fb status and comments without the cursor disappearing.

ldotboogz

This is my first time downloading any leaked OS for my bb and i must say that everything on this 6.0 download runs smoothly... no lag, no memory leaks that i reaad about, no cursor issues... this is a must download

sad_saint

is arabic lang. available ?

ghanaman14

I'm from The Netherlands and I also have Vodafone as a carrier. Can i install this on my blackberry? Or do I have to wait until Vodafone NL release a official version?

damienricardo

Did a back up n wiped device had the latest leak .424 installed official on pc deleted vendor file shrunk my OS using the bbhybrid tool started launcher note: I shrunk out (vocie dialing all other languages beside english all games beside brickbraker size was about 139Md when finished loaded device before restore of apps had about 80mb of free mem thas a plus loaded up my third part apps an restored my device that I made with dm had about 62.2mb free did my logins to face book app world weather app all aps that require bis service fone was lagging a bit so did a battery pull installed 4shared app an was lagging a bit still (hour glass torture) so did another pull and after the OS settled it was a lot responsive no cursor issues bbm or FB one find doh I noticed face book was 1.8 so I was prompted to updated no complaints thus far.......on another note in other to have 4shared workin I had to install the hacked service book to enable unlimited size downloading using your networks apn....all good browser seems a bit faster........

Genorajput

Hi I am on Hutchison 3G UK network . . . Can I upgrade to this OS without having any issues with my BES ?!

rickx

I have a bold 9700 locked on to digicel (jamaica) nd want to upgrade to os6! Add me on bbm and help me pls! Or just say it here! What should I do?

rangank

If you have already downloaded the leaked OS version 6.0.0.424 or even the leaked OS 6.0.0.380. There is nothing new that this "official" version offers.

- This official version also has the scrolling problem in BlackBerry messenger (you can't see the cursor while scrolling)
- The device would be recognized as BlackBerry Curve 3G and not as BlackBerry Bold 9700 by many web sites, such as facebook.com

In general, I found the performance of the leaked OS version 6.0.0.424 to be good without any big problems. I just experience the hourglass-waiting issue sometimes, when the device becomes unresponsive for a few seconds.

duckie

I cant for the life of me understand how/why they (Vodafone) would release this piece of crap version as "official". RIM should step in and stop this.

prettyboyant

Would I be able to use this cause I got T-Mobile. ????

aixfajardo

I honestly don't think this one's an official one. I've been running the latest ver which is .424 when this one was released so i think maybe this one is better but boy i was wrong! The "missing" cursor on SMS is still "missing", the memory leak was there too. The device was also recognized as Curve3g on Facebook.

Now, I regret downgrading my Bold to this "official" OS. So now i will be uprading to the .424 version because it so much better than this one. :)

karoumoobas

hello ppl plz help me.... i have a blackberry bod 9700 and i had he os 5 so i updated to os 6.0.0.418 and i had the battery problem tht when ever i rech 55 percent% my blackberry turns off.. so i upgraded after 2 weeks 2 the os 6.0.0.424 and still the battery problem and then i downgraded to os 5.0.0.680 and still the prblem is there and now i upgraded to os 6.0.0.380 OFFICIAL and the problem is still there plzzz tell me ppl wht to do i am so confused and i bought my blackberry about a month ago plz help thank u alot :) BB PIN: 228C0611

SaidGR

I have a biiiig question! Im new with this so please be nice. I have ofcurse my BB 9700 from T-Mobile, but i came to Mexico, so now it's on another company, but still kinda of T-Mobile. Now here comes the question, Should i install this OS from Vodafone or wait till T-Mobile release their own?? so can anybody tell me please?

SC457

worked great for me, no problems with the cursor on a AT&T 9700.

anyen

can u see the lek .380 is 170 mb....the official is 150 mb...sure it is different bulid

pbarbaro

I am currently running .418, how do I change to this official version??

anyen

just use the installer delete the vendor file and downgrade... ...no hassle...no need setting just back up and restore

anyen

this official release is just the best i have tried...last time leak .380 was 170 mb and now is 150...i tried facebook with no cursor fix...bbm just no lag,....when i was at 424 facebook still has scroll bug...now no more....for mem drain ...i still have to wait 1- 2 days...recommended for this release

bendiep1991

I've never changed OS before. Just wondering does changing OS do a memory wipe?

dperry360

.424 is running great on my 9700 with t-mobile, has the cursor issue but to counteract that i just scroll left & right as opposed to up and and, screen seems to stay with the cursor better, small hint until the bug is fixed unless this official has fixed that.

SaidGR

How do installed in a t-mobile?? Because i can't, and here is my problem: i have a t-mobile one, but right now iam in Mexico, and now i have it in another company, but still kinda in t-mobile, and i saw that only people with a data plan can upgrade, but i don't have one, so what should i do??

Genorajput

Hi I am on Hutchison 3G UK network . . . Can I upgrade to this OS without having any issues with my BES ?!

riz1211

i installed it on my laptop but how do i install it on my blackberry 9700??

anyen

Here is a quick tip for those who suufer memory drain...it is the bbm group the culprit...so what can you do is in groups press option (the bb key) and option save picture to none...save display msg in seeting to no to all...that's what I did...and the mem stays longer...

smithjones

hello,im using vodafone essar but with a tmobile.do i need to delete the vendor after download.please let me know?

moralesed

I install it yesterday (v6.0.0.424) and am very happy whit, everything works perfect.

ieffel

i installed it on my pc but how do i install it on my bb 9700?

bendiep1991

-Bedside mode doesn't work
-Volume button/ skip doesn't work when phone is locked
-memory leak not fixed (restart to fix it temporarily
-No cursor for fb, msn, messages.
- Browser 'Start up as home page' doesn't work

buckeyeboi

I downloaded this update but I don't know where to find the Carrier file at in the RIM folder. I have T-Mobile but I don't see any files pertaining to them. I want to delete the file so I can download OS 6 on my BB 9700. Can anyone help?

Rebbe18

It won't reference your carrier specifically. Scroll to the bottom and delete vendor.xml

BBuserlike

Installed v6.0.0.424 very happy so var. I have a problem on my BB that i have not seen anybody else mentioned in the forum. That is that i get a "sim card error" on my BB. Dont know if its the OS and if my Sim is faulty. If anybody else have the same problem please let me know. Think im going to get a new sim. just to make sure. I have to switch my BB of and on again to reset the error and recover my cellular network reception.