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Official OS 6.0.0.666 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700, Bold 9780, Curve 9300 and Torch 9800 now available from SmarTone-Vodafone

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By Adam Zeis on 23 Sep 2011 09:17 am EDT
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Wow - that's a lot of 6's. While we're not the biggest fan of the numbering on this OS - a new OS is a new OS, right?. SmarTone-Vodafone has released OS 6.0.0.666 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700, Bold 9780, Torch 9800 and Curve 9300. Nothing in yet on what's new with this one, but if you're rolling with one of these devices then give it a go and let us know. Be sure to drop a comment in the forums with your findings. As always, use caution when installing new software on your device.

Download OS 6.0.0.666 from SmarTone-Vodafone

121 comments

buckwild

Hmmm I don't know about this one..I don't like those numbers.

Basile

there's still hope for my old 9700 boy!

Auli

Aaaaaa ! The beast !!

jackzonztyl

there is never a changelog!

Speczorz

Would not be surprised if a lot of phones died after loading this build.. 666.. hahaha!

RoboticGolem

...Not installing this one till I see a bunch of posts about how well it does work. That version is just a little too ominous for me.

bigbob417

Not the phones so much, but if USERS start dropping dead.....

uzo123

I just wish the update will be able to solve my torch 9800 camera problem. The error message says "can't start the camera view finder close other applications "
I will appreciate any help I'll get as well. Thank you.

Alpha Omega

what OS do you have installed

placroix

do a ALT+Crtl(right side )+ del

that should fix it

rickx

thts weird lol 666 software on so much bb's........nah amma wait for another software to come out

adamnygaard1

What a bunch of superstitious wussies. Its just numbers people.

naturalblue

lol, this guy is the guy that dies first :)

naturalblue

i hope this update brings the "improved" virtual keyboard from os7 to the torch 1.

toppa

am so not usin this f-*k RIM thot better of u guys includin u crackberry

david.e.crocker@gmail.com

I bet it's a hell of a good build....hot stuff.

werty5926

Just d/l and my torch sprouted horns and a tail...

wanderguzman

The end is near and is begining for blackberry devices muahahahahahahhhhaa

D. Day

What is up with these comments? Is everyone mentally stuck in the dark ages? Do you all believe in voodoo as well?

If "people" would actually RESEARCH the bible they would discover that the number sequence of 666 was a reference made to Roman Emperor Nero. The original writers had devised a numerical system for describing a person's name. This system was to "determine" whether a person's name based numerical value was closer to the "perfection" of their "god" or further from that "perfection". The perfect number, as we have had drilled into our lives, is claimed to be seven. (for whatever reason...) The multiple sixes are simply to prove that this person was as far from imperfect as can be. It repeated the number six, three times over. This was also used as code for anyone reading these writings in order to spare the author from certain death for speaking out against an emperor.
They would PRIVATELY refer to Nero as "The Beast" and that is how the number sequence, represented by three consecutive sixes, became representative of "evil".

joeldf

Wow! Can't recognize a joke?

It's pretty obvious that all these comments are just in good fun.

Lighten up.

bluegreen1965

Thank you for adding some sanity to this thread.

The_Adventist

Thanks for YOUR interpretation. Most Bible seeking Christians I know would disagree with your statement.

It's a future prophecy and not historical fact.

But this is not the forum for religious discussion, study or debate.

rfalter

How about instead of all the stupidity about the 666, somebody who feels like being the guinea pig and downloads this to a Torch 9800 post about any changes or improvements. Reading advanced bible quotations is great, but not really pertinent to the issue at hand.

rfalter

How about instead of all the stupidity about the 666, somebody who feels like being the guinea pig and downloads this to a Torch 9800 post about any changes or improvements. Reading advanced bible quotations is great, but not really pertinent to the issue at hand.

Robbenezer

In time for the weekend! Lol

wickedv6

I just tried loading it and it didn't allow me to.

This isn't the first time I've used the app loader either, I'm going to try again.

luqman24

Its a sign or more like a warning. Notice the last 3 numbers in this build xD

wickedv6

Just installed it and the reboot took almost twice as long.

pkcable

All I know is I'M not putting it on MY device!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have a 9930!  ;)  And it can't use it!  ;)

luqman24

Downloaded this and loaded it onto my 9800...wait...wtf my heart is beating way too fast...noo don't downl...*heart stops beating* xD

xankazo

Released by Vodafone, and Vodafone itself has 666 in its logo. Look it up for yourself and you'll find 3 little stylized 6's. Coincidence, something else or maybe just too much conspiracy theory reading? O.O

The_Adventist

It took a few minutes to find them but LOL they are there.

gdimarco2000

Can I install it on my tmobile 9780?

shetach

As long as you download the os for 9780, and delete the vendor.xml file

jr4941

The download keeps failing on me! Devilish, indeed!

mrskittens

I have no issue about the numbers but I am chicken about waiting until my carrier gives the okay.

My WISH is that it has a fix to arrange pictures by anything other than date, i.e. alphanumerically or best of all just move to where ya want it like any icon. If that is a go I will even try the vendor.xml thingy.

jfs101

Cheer up people, what's wrong with them having a little Halloween spirit? Let me know if your 9800 doesn't spontaneously combusts after installing this update!

thepinkcurve

Will it work for the 9300 on o2??

ilukeberry

i think .666 release will be the best so far because it's Satan's release!

birdman_36

Man, you guys are childish with the "666" comments.

tomsentry

Thanks for taking the time to post that.

birdman_36

Thanks for taking the time to reply.

beemir

just installed it. if it sucks, i'll just go back to the previous build i was using. plain and simple. nothing to it. plus any new build has to be tested for at least 48 hours before reporting any kind of findings or improvements (or bugs and downgrades for that matter).

darth1sbw

Enough superstition posts. Someone please comment on pros and cons of the new OS build. I'd download it and install, but I am at work...
Eff it, I am downloading it anyway. I love the '666' theme.

newcollector

Installed and running. No my phone did not spontaneously combust, nor did it sprout horns. I did turn into a troll, but that is nothing new before I have had my cappuccino. As for the phone...nothing new at the present time. Don't see any glitches. looking through my pictures seems smoother.

YellowCake7

error reading setup initialization file... never seen that before :s

joeberrymomma

I have. It usually means that you did not get a complete download. For 9700 it should be 151.504 for the total download. I have had a download get cut short before and not noticed until I went to install. Got the same error message you just cited.

For 9700.
Download Details
Software Name: BlackBerry Handheld Software v6.0.0.2921 (Asia)
File Name: 9700jAsia_PBr6.0.0_rel2921_PL6.6.0.241_A6.0.0.666_SmarTone_Vodafone.exe
Download Size: 151.504 MB
Language: English
Published Date: 09/23/2011

YellowCake7

cheers buddy, will try again when the servers seem more stable

khushang88

Will deleting the vendor.xml file work the OS on every torch 9800?

sharkfab

As far as I can tell, yes.

I upgrade all of my company's BBs and since OS6, it re-initialized to BES server right away.

whitetrashchick

I'll wait for T-mobile to come out with an official release...if they ever do... :(

johnnygolfguy

Having issues getting it downloaded. I think RIM is having server issues. Please mirror a download site if possible

jarbootsy

I have had one issue so far. For some reason, after the initial reboot and restore, it tried to set up a yahoo account as BES and kept waiting for initialization. Also, the email setup application was nowhere to be found. After one reset, it reappeared and I resent the service books just to be safe.

DirtySantos

Ah cool. I was wondering if the OS6 devices would still get some love after all the new phones came out. I bet the updates are extremely minimal though. I'll stick with .600 for now.

TheIMYFather

I agree with you!! Happy on .600 for now.. do you plan on getting the 9810? what do you think about it?

JudasShawn

Can someone PLEASE mirror this. The download is failing. Looks like BlackBerry servers are wonky....again

xanexza

It turned me in to a newt! But I got better..

heaven1794

how do i delete the vendor ?

PPBold

Look it up, then delete.

canadiandave

well I'm a gonna give it a try, let you know later how it works out....if it doesn't ...heeelllp meee... :)

JudasShawn

Dude...if you dont know how to delete the vendor file then you probably shouldnt be formatting your BlackBerry

canadiandave

app loader fail, think I'll leave it a month till I see a reason to bother

TheIMYFather

tried to update, DM didnt detect, from seeing the comments on here, probably not meant to update at this time. I will probably wait for ATTs official update.

sharkfab

Simply un-install DM _and_ the update OS, then re-install the update only, delete vendor file and run apploader.

works 99% of the time. Do a reboot once the un-installs are done of course.

Cheers

diruocco

this can't be done on a mac runnin mac os x right?

Albert62

It Was about time! I was sick of all those OS7 Updates!

joeberrymomma

Went to download the OS for 9700. RIM's site is down. Any mirror DL's?

Site Map: Maintenance

Our website is currently undergoing a scheduled maintenance to upgrade our systems in order to better serve you.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

joeberrymomma

My last posting a minute ago just made the posting count to 66 Comments!!
Let's see if we can add another 6 to the comments and then we will all have to quit using Crackberry!!!

joeberrymomma

RIM's servers are back up. I just downloaded for 9700. All kidding aside, I can't say I am thrilled about the choice in numbers. I mean they can choose software release numbers, right? Would it have been too much to change the last 6 to a 7?

ErnieH

I realize I'm the only guy on the planet who didn't like 600 but I can't wait to dump it and load this new puppy up on my 9800.

What's all this stuff about 666? Shesh, it's just a number.

raino

Me too! 600 disabled bluetooth VAD for me, hope 666 fixes it!

ICEMAN9

downloaded both language versions & keep getting the error message...wtf...

stitch69

i'm DEF. NOT loading this on my device...

call me what you want...i'm NOT

sharkfab

We don't care, really.

pls stop trolling.

saymes

Seeing improved performance for the GPS getting a satellite fix.

heroldc

CrackBerry Newbie for ever

joeberrymomma

Just looked at this release in Blackberry Boss. Before shrink it is 146MB. This is for 9700. About the smallest I have seen, I think?

Toasterg

Installed in my Torch 9800, everything seems fine except that that Chinese hand writing is completely gone, can't even see it in the Applications list in Blackberry Desktop Software, sigh.....

dombrice

One thing I did notice is that there is no longer the 5-10 second delay after taking a picture and waiting for it to render before sending it to Face Book or BBM.

Robo.308

Installed it on my 9780! everything fine so far.
Did a backup and restoreinstall while upgrading with the Apploader.
All Apps and data are back and working....
But in the Appworld in the folder myWorld theres is not an only app i ve installed, even after a battery pull.
waiting a day and keep u posted! but everything else is working....

Winstorm

I had a similar problem after upgrading to 650 but since installing 666 it seems to be ok. However, make sure that you have the latest version of BB App World on your phone and reinstall if necessary. Also, reinstall the plugin for the PC to ensure that the version is up to date. I suggest that you use BB App World on your phone to first connect to your My World folder so that all previously downloaded apps are synchronized properly.

sithruz

New member here. already updated my 9780, and everything works so far. still under observation though. having a 666 firmware makes my phone one hot bold! LOL

hohumm

Just tried to download this.. went through the silly form with my personal information and then got this message when I tried to download it:

Our website is currently undergoing a scheduled maintenance to upgrade our systems in order to better serve you.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Balls

inspector6

I downloaded the 9780 file twice and both times it is only 15.2 mb ??? Something wrong there as the 9700 is 179 mb?

breakerr

After 50 comments still no serious/detailed word if its worth it or not :s come on guys we are making crackberry look bad for the people that come here as a resource looking for wisdom

cylaer

Downloaded, installed, reinstalled, reinstalled again... Trying to go back to 650.

sithruz

one thing I noticed after updating it to 666 is that my Yahoo! messenger does not show the display of my contacts, it only shows their Yahoo! ID. I don't know how to fix it, I don't want to rename them all again since it was working before the update, but aside from that, everything works fine. I'm on 6.0.0.650 before updating to 6.0.0.666.

If after you fill out the form and you get the maintenance error, just refresh the page. I downloaded both files without having any error but I used the asia file to update my phone. I'll keep everyone posted if I find anything worth downgrading.

Shrekmachine

Did the install yesterday and I'm quite happy. before I had quirky email lists when FB-app message were in the list as well. It was a bad one as it led to the behaviour that after deleting the FB message the index of the list was wrong. So while thinking that I was on message a instead I was on message b. Guess what happened when I tried to delete message... I deleted message b without even recognizing it.
in addition I had a bug in the sms message as well were sometimes only new messages were displayed but not existing ones. Guess what happenend when I tried to delete the new one... I deleted actually an old one. This was more then annoying.
All this seems to be gone with .666.

atlkid891

I have an AT&T Torch 9800,could I download this and install in on my BB?

hrabacik

And what about BATTERY LIFE??

sithruz

another thing I noticed with .666 is that it does not save some settings or permissions of apps after a reboot plus I still have the Yahoo! messenger problem that does not display my contacts name, I dunno if this is related to .666 but this stuffs never happened with .650. I think I'm going back to .650 for a while The only bug I noticed with .650 is that I reverts back to its default wallpaper after a reboot.

@hrabacik

Based on my observation, battery drops faster on .666 than on .650

Pilot Prop

I've been trying to download this but i keep getting an error saying that the file in "Microsoft format and can't be read" HELP

cylaer

Well, I tried it again... No luck. I'll wait for other carrier or other version. For now, 650 for me.

latoya24

hey guys i cant seem to fix my facebook and bbm curser issue!

chaims99

Hello guys!! I have a problem. I can't add the appointments to my calendar from my inbox email. I am not a BES administrator.

any help would be appreciated.

PPBold

First thoughts: works fine, but I see no real improvements compared to .650. The hourglass actually shows up more, so if .650 is working for you, I would stick with it. Although I gotta admit, this one's got the lucky numbers ;p

PPBold

Wow, and GPS totally sucks! While GPS was working almost instantly on .650, now it doesn't even show my location at all! I may be downgrading again pretty soon...

PascalG

I've been using it for about a week now and it sucks: I have many glitches on the screen when switching from one application to another. I think .650 was better.

Pascal.

placroix

I installed the sotware and removed the vedor.xml , but the soft ware is not dected when I connect the BlackBERRY DESkTOP MANGER with the BB

anyone have the same problem

csantoss

Well guys... I did not load this OS version...

On the other hand, today A1's official version came out (6.0.0.668) and I prefer to load this one...

Justam

wow all of this fuss for 3 numbers!!! ROFLMAO, I didn't hesitate to load it even though I recognized the numbers....ran fine....then I found berrylicious v5 which runs even better! If your fussing over the 666 then don't stress yourself....its a silent killer you know!

lemmiwinks

installed it about a week ago... First of all, believe it or not (and no, I'm NOT the religious/ superstitious type) this version actually proved to be... devilishly hard to install! I did a full wipe and reinstall using BBSAK and for some reason the loader kept giving me the "No software is available for your device" message, although I did everything by the book. After a few failed attempts and fiddling around I finally realized that the Desktop Software now had a neat "Forget device" feature. Used that and the app loader finally recognized that my 9700 software actually WAS for my 9700 device lol

Other than that, I haven't noticed any noticeable improvements or bugs compared to .615. That said, I cannot emphasize enough on how important it is to first do a complete wipe and then run the OS through Shrink-A-OS before installing! Most bugs related to OS 6.0 are due to lack of sufficient memory on the device (which wasn't designed to run 6.0 in the first place BTW). Compressing your OS before installing will free up some precious megs of memory which will make a world of a difference. Also, using Memory and Battery Booster apps which are free will improve battery performance and let you be able to fix memory leaks by just pushing a button. Doing these steps (full wipe, OS compressing and using the boosters) are FAR more important than simply installing the latest OS version...

DingoBat

My observation of 6.0.0.666.

Following function cease to operate if a Third Party Theme is used - "HOME SCREEN PREFERENCE"

OPTIONS > DISPLAY > HOME SCREEN PREFERENCE

If you change to the stock / default RIM theme the "HOME SCREEN PREFERENCE" page works.

Please let us know if you are having the same problem or have a solution / fix. Done battery pulls and such, no luck.

Another observation is that I am able to enlarge BBM Display Picture of my contacts. I was not able to do that before. I have not upgraded to the version 6 of the BBM and am still using version 5. Seems like this function has been added somehow.

Another area that I was looking forward to was to have the option to get rid of the "trays" just like you have that option on OS7 but sadly, this update does not support that.

RIM, do some real magic.. please?

gouldy

I downloaded the software, loaded it on and my phone is f*****d now. Not sure if it has to do with software per say but I believe it does. I've had to re-install the software 3 times and I'm about to go back to the previous one, because my Bold 9780 just keeps restarting itself. I finally got it to restart properly after this third re-install, but now all the default games are gone as well as the password keeper. This has been SUCH a fricken pain in the ass. Like I said, I don't know 100% if it's because of the new software but, knowing RIM, it probably is. My recommendation: don't update.

lemmiwinks

well actually after some searching around I found a hybrid OS called Berrylicious VI, installed it and haven't looked back since, I strongly advise you install the hybrid OS rather than this one...

DingoBat

Here are my final views of the BB OS 6.0.0.666 after using it for a month.

After installation, the following functions cease to operate

1) Home Screen Preferences (under Options > Display) will not work with a 3rd party theme.
It only works if you select a default BB theme from (Options > Display > Screen Display)

2) Any 3rd party security / password application you have installed will cease to operate after awhile. To get your app to work again you need to reboot your device. Example of security apps - AppsLock, App-Lock, A Lock for Apps, iLockPro, etc...

3) Viewing of pictures on your BB have become extremely sluggish.

Fyi, I also tried OS 6.0.0.668 and 6.0.0.706 to see if they were any good but they had same problems as OS 6.0.0.666.

Upgrading to OS 6.0.0.666 was a BIG mistake. I spent 4 days and many sleepless nights to restore my BB back to OS 6.0.0.448 which I was very comfortable with so was my BB9700. But downgrading had its own set of problems too for instance my BB browser failed to work after I downgraded to OS 6.0.0.448 . I had to actually do a security wipe, re-install OS 6.0.0.448, re-install data file by file. Not to mention, all setting had to be re-programmed. In short, total hell.

My BB is back to normal now with OS 6.0.0.448. The next time if I do decide to upgrade it will be a PHONE upgrade and NOT the damn OS. Why fix something that is not broken??

RIM is producing buggy OS nowadays. Not to mention, BB Desktop Manager is another chapter of rotten worms which I won't go into. Lets hope the new BBs and OS 10 would be something to shout about.

gharshenin

A newer build's available...

Software Name: BlackBerry Handheld Software v6.0.0.3106 (Multilanguage)
File Name: 9700M_PBr6.0.0_rel3106_PL6.6.0.248_A6.0.0.723_Partner_Communications.exe
Download Size: 155 MB
Language: English
Published Date: 03/19/2012