Official OS 6.0.0.448 for the Bold 9700, 9780 and Torch 9800 available from Rogers

Official OS 6.0.0.448 for the Bold 9700, 9780 and Torch 9800 available from Rogers
By Bla1ze on 15 Mar 2011 03:25 pm EDT
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Just in case some of you all out there missed out on the leaks, missed the update notification -- or simply just forgot, Rogers has updated the Bold 9700, 9780 and Torch 9800 all to OS 6.0.0.448. They are continuing to send out SMS messages to customers so depending on which device you have you may get one sometime soon. If you're wanting to go ahead and download the install falls you can grab them from the Rogers BlackBerry downloads site, or just simply fire up BlackBerry Desktop Manager and install from there. No matter how you decide to do it, best to get it done when you have a chance as the later OS for all those devices are leaps and bounds above the launch OS'.

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Official OS 6.0.0.448 for the Bold 9700, 9780 and Torch 9800 available from Rogers

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Can I ever flash a Rogers OS onto an unlocked Torch using Telus network?
I can't seem to find a Asia OS pack for Telus.
Thanks

I just checked on my Torch (Unlocked with Telus) and there was an update for 6.0.0.448 available yesterday (March 19th)

I did the update of BB Desktop manager. I have found a couple of minor changes so far. When you hit 20% battery life you get a yellow bar, turning to red with you hit 10%....

I just checked on my Torch (Unlocked with Telus) and there was an update for 6.0.0.448 available yesterday (March 19th)

I did the update of BB Desktop manager. I have found a couple of minor changes so far. When you hit 20% battery life you get a yellow bar, turning to red with you hit 10%....

I just checked on my Torch (Unlocked with Telus) and there was an update for 6.0.0.448 available yesterday (March 19th)

I did the update of BB Desktop manager. I have found a couple of minor changes so far. When you hit 20% battery life you get a yellow bar, turning to red with you hit 10%....

I just checked on my Torch (Unlocked with Telus) and there was an update for 6.0.0.448 available yesterday (March 19th)

I did the update of BB Desktop manager. I have found a couple of minor changes so far. When you hit 20% battery life you get a yellow bar, turning to red with you hit 10%....

I'm happy to hear about another official release for the 9700. I'll download it on my phone and post my thoughts on the build tonight.

Does AT&T ever release an OS update ? Hello...AT&T. hello you there ? lol Just a question for someone with some experience with AT&T since I have only been with them for less than a year.

not to defend them but, yes, they released .246. keep in mind, few telecoms have been out there in terms of releasing new os's to their subscribers.

+1 im very happy with .450 and will stay with it. Its way better than .448 IMO. Perhaps these carriers should read the reviews posted by the Crackberry members here and release it much faster...

.461 seems best for me. Better battery life and more stable BIS than .499. Definately better than .448.

I would avoid this on the 9700 if you use a lot of apps. When I loaded this on my Telus 9700, I started with 30 or so MB of app memory and with in an hour or so was down to under 15. The 9700 does not really have enough memory to handle the extra 50 odd MB of OS overhead.

I'm so slow lol, I totally forgot that version of OS 6 I'm running is .461, so I have no need to downgrade to .448.

Quick take, I've had this version for just over three days, upgraded from 5 (979) to 6 (448):

still a bit of a memory leak (I just battery pull before going to bed, it lasts through the day with no real issues), facebook scrolling is a bit weird, BBM cursor is gone (but if you hit shift it comes back), Twitter links open in the default browser (no option to open in Opera, so you often get the full site instead of mobile site), default browser occasionally shows that "not enough memory to load page" error, and the volume buttons don't work unless locked.

but i love the os 6 browser, it's taken some getting used to navigating with all the panes... but overall I like it. If they could just fix the memory leak, facebook scrolling, and media buttons this would be totally awesome. think I'm going to shrink 6 (448) with BBBoss this weekend, let's see if that makes a difference

why would rogers only release os6 for the bold and torch... how about the pearl 3G 9100 and the curve 3G 9300.. doesnt make sence

Good update! Everything is running smoothly, and is more responsive than before. I feel that the font has had some slight changes and the icons have gota a bit bigger. Appearance wise is nice and the double flicks are more smooth now. The dwn side is that multitasking feels slower now. When I have my twitter/fb/music on, the BB tends to slow dwn :/ follow me on twitter btw @heavenkaykay thanks :D

To continue with that i have seen changes with the browser. The layout is different, but a good different. Nd it seems sumwhat faster.

been waiting ages for this...although this has been leaked for a while now its always easier when DM tells u you have an update. in light of all the "bugs" hopefully us rogers customers will see more os's rolling for our device... "flawless" if possible

really thats not fair... what about the pearl 3g ppl... i dont get Rogers... if they gonna release the os6 for blackberrys why not just release it for all the blackberry phones and not just some... doesnt make sence

I kinda have a stock 6.0.0.285 on my 9780. Any Bold 3 users out there tested this? Or is there a better more stable version of leak/official release?

UPDATED LIKE 4 days ago...
just went to update software out of nowhere on my cell and it found the update...

updated over the air for the first time in life... it took freaking 2 hours...

and i even recieved the text that update will be available soon...LOL...rogers...LOL....

Using Torch.

I would not advise to update the 9700 or 9300 to the 6.0 os because of the file side and the memory of the 9700 and 9300 both have a memory space of 256mb

where as the 9780 and 9800 both have 512 mb of memory

the 6.0 os on the 9700 and 9300 can make the ringer not work , also you may not be able to sync, or have the apps that you had on it with the 5.0 os

rim needs to make the file size for the os smaller for those devices

what about if we shrink the new os?
will that make any difference?
because i strongly agree with you, 9700;s memory of 256MB cannot handle 170MB os....

I have a .461/499 hybrid that when shrunk was reduced to 65mb. I currently have a steady 85mb of free space with the following applications installed:

Poynt
Youtube
TD CanadaTrust
Scoremobile
Weathereye
Urbanspoon
Groupon
Google Maps
Vlingo
Bloomberg

I shrunk out a lot of stuff but still have every utility application that I remember ever being on my phone.

I feel like an idiot. I have had Blackberries for years and have always downloaded update versions, installed them and then BDM installs them on my device. But the combination of my Torch, BDM 6.01 and the file listed about for Rogers just doesn't work. The update installs (Win7 shows it installed on the Programs list), but then loading BDM with the Torch connected doesn't trigger the update as my Bold 9000 did. Also when I tell it to look for device updates it does not work either. Is this a new way to do this?

installed yesterday...running a bit slower than 5.xx.xx....but the visual upgrade is worth the lag i guess....i like it...

I put 448 on my Rogers Torch last night and all i've noticed is that the icon for charging is different and I had to uninstall/reinstall Twitter, FB and Google maps so far, who know's what else i'll have to set up... Battery may last a bit longer? Can't say for certain though. And the icon's seem sharper on the display menu's. Also there are tiles for bookmarks in the browser... It's an okay upgrade but reinstalling programs is pretty annoying.

Everything seems to be better and smooth but multitasking seems to be almost imposible with this update! I can't even listen to music and use twitter without a lag. Restarts r required more thab before. This is rediculus becuz I purchased the Torch for the fact of multitasking.

I upgraded my Bold 9700 yesterday to OS6 and now I hate the theme - there's only ONE! and it doesn't let me see my calendar on my screen throughout the day like OS5 did. Does anyone know where to find a them that will show my calendar back on my home screen at all times????