Official OS 7.0.0.474 for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 from WIND

Official OS 7.0.0.474 for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 from WIND
By Bla1ze on 2 Nov 2011 02:59 pm EDT
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Been getting that OS upgrade itch as of late? If you have a BlackBerry Bold 9900 then you can go ahead and update to the latest official OS if you think it might help. WIND Mobile has gone ahead and released OS 7.0.0.474 for the BlackBerry Bold 9900. It's not a leak or anything but official OS' are often times just as good. If WIND Mobile isn't your carrier -- make sure you delete that vendor.xml file first before loading and always back up prior.

Download the official OS 7.0.0.474 for the BlackBerry Bold 9900

Source: CrackBerry Forums

37 comments

08rodrjo

first

lets see what new fixes this bring hopefully better battery life

bowledbybold

a better battery life from this please lord...............

jabraunski

.353 is fine for now. if it aint broke, dont fix it.

MikeFromCanada

Or just wait for people to provide feedback on the release if you're that hesitant.

EvanKr

I'm all for it if it brings better battery life, the current life for the 9900 isn't anywhere near what a BBerry should be.

AnotherBillJ

Longer battery life! Please!!

(Do I win a prize for posting something???)

Slash82

I`M SHOCKED!
Crackberry-nation what happened to you?!

Only a few years ago (at the early OS 5.0. era):
*Update* : "YEAAAAHHHHH!!!! WOHOOOO!!!! DOWNLOADING IT!"

2011:
*Update*: "Hmm... I gonna wait, what others say... Mine is working good enough..."

:(

ewakil12

That's because OS7 changes everything! hahaha it's faster and very smooth...

joesworld

It's a good thing! Back then there were massive improvements to many areas of the OS with each release. Now they are releasing much more solid OS versions at launch meaning there are less significant changes in each version :)

Slash82

Jup, you are right!
OS7 runs great, but I also never can't wait to get an update. ;)

tkcdamar

I need some 9930 .400 love.......

ryanlrobinson

I tried a couple of other non-Telus OS's and it broke the phone functionality. Feel like I better wait until Telus releases it themselves.

advil_yum

I'm on my 2nd non-telus release and haven't broken a thing. You're doing something wrong.

pushfan

what happened to BIS 4?

SC457

You should already have it, it has been pushed to your phone. Nothing you need to do or download.

tranceboy_johny

Sprint (US) will never release anything :( I wish i never joined sprint

sharkfab

Updated mine now, up from .440 - all's good, the txting bug where you select to txt someone from your contact's list and then thrown into an addition name selection in the txt body message is still there :S

mem usage is virtually the same, performance is good, browsing pics fast, no hiccups, BB protect synced. Batt life is hopefully better! Connected to WiFi profile right away, back to normal.

As for all other previous posts, pls stop, no one cares, if it's not useful to this update then pls don't post _anything_ >_>

Jake Storm

Will this work on the PlayBook?

harshjhaveri

Cannot Download

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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.

ifraser

try it again, i got the maintenance error at one point, its slow download thought

nomi1978

Downloaded faster now, got the file in less than 5 minutes. Will update when I get home tonight.

romeo57

Does this fix (or have) the fading trackpad light?
Unlike the .440, it just "off".

Phill_UK

There was nothing to fix, but yes, it's back to fading again.

romeo57

Niceeee. Definitely gonna update my OS with this.

npunk42

Yeah Im feeling the upgrade itch. No reason for it, my 9930 is very good as it is, battery life and all.

HeroOfTime#CB

i cant even open the file, when i try to it says "Error reading start-up initiation file"

MarketRide

that means it didn't fully download. Look at the size of the file.

Dixit

Ive reloaded this .474 about 5 times now in the past 2 hours with verious different methods of not shrinking, not restoring data, then loading everything. Problem is simply this, Im on a BES and its been activating just fine, no issues there. But the BES based email is not in HTML anymore. If I go to Message Options and then Email Preferences for my BES there is no option for Enable HTML email. Yet its there for my GMAIL and that works fine. So something is wrong with this build (at least for me) not enabling HTML for the BES based email.

****EDIT****
Great........ Just downgraded to .440 and still no HTML option for my BES email. Now I cant even get it back. Great......... Damnit. Clearly was working before the upgrade now its disappeared. So Im sure its not BES/ITPolicy issue as it was there at 3pm.

****EDIT**** 11/3/11
So after reloading this joker about 5 different times, various wipes, even doing a factory reset, still no HTML option for the BES email. Talked to BES admin this morning and he couldnt find anything wrong. So we were about to wipe my entire BES profile and start from scratch to see if that fixes it, and right before we do that, the BES Admin decides to send the service books down from the BES side, and what you know, flipping HTML email option showed up and all is good now.

Just odd how I wiped it 5-6times, reloaded it, each time let it active the BES side (via tethered to Desktop Manager) and you would think it would be bring the latest service books down from the BES side, I guess not.

Dixit

Bobchin

I'm on BES too... didn't have any issues. I know that BES policies are really annoying if you try to remove them...sometime they stick even after a wipe.

mubaraknie

I also had the same problem, I tried to update two OS of WIND , but all is failure untill I can not downgrade to the old OS except OS 296.

rohit.sangtani

Barely took a few minutes to install once I searched & deleted all vendor.xml files off my PC.

Overall, the smoothest build yet. Browsing is much, much faster, even on an EDGE connection. & yes, the dimming lights on the keypad are back (the instant off lights were starting to make me feel like I was using a Chinese phone). My battery indicator has barely moved in the last few hours with normal usage, just hoping it stays that stable overall.

And yes, I completely agree with the fact that if you do not have a useful comment or a real question, DO NOT COMMENT ON OS RELEASES. We have great forums at CrackBerry where you can go for a rant, so please use those instead!

Bobchin

Just updated from .439... seems like battery life is significantly better... or is it my imagination? I rebooted 4 or 5 times, reloaded all my apps to log in... and went down from 50 to 45% in heavy usage

cvdburgh

That is a useful insight.

Will you please keep us posted how battery life seems after a couple of days use?
That is the main improvement I'm looking for.

romeo57

After 3 days of having this version. These are my findings:
1. My battery drain drastically. 15% per hour, sometimes 25% per hour. Compared to .353, only 8% max per hour.
2. The RSS feeds doesn't show the exact feeds, it got mixed up.
3. In ввм, when u press "sym" on the keypad, you'll see the letter "W" isn't there.
Those are what I've experienced.

cvdburgh

well, that makes it 1 positive and 1 negative on battery life for ths build

any more people willing to post their experiences?