Official OS for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 from SK Telecom

By Bla1ze on 5 Mar 2012 02:26 pm EST
Official OS for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 from SK Telecom

If you've been hesitant to load up the previously leaked version of OS you'll be pleased to know it has now gone official on at least one carrier. SK Telecom has made the OS available for download and overall feedback has been great for this release. If you're looking to get yourself updated, you can click on the link below to get it downloaded. If you need help along the way, you can head into our help forums or check out some of our BlackBerry 101 articles including How to Install or Upgrade to a new OS. If you do install this OS, hit up the forums thread below for findings, fixes and more discussion. 

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Official OS for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 from SK Telecom


I own an unbranded bold 9900 my question is if I don't install a leaked or an official carrier(at&t, Sk,bell etc...) Version, will I ever get OS 7.1 pushed to my phone?
Boldly sent from my 9900

Probably depend on how the system works. If your service provider supports OTA OS updates, then you may get an update pushed to the phone. But if you have to update using Download Manger, most likely you would not get an update for your phone.

I am on the leaked OS version of this with Telus branded phone. I have no issues and the battery life and the OS responsiveness of this version is great.

Relying on my service provider is out of the question.. So no OTA update for me? Does this version have NFC enabled and such?
Boldly sent from my 9900

I am on leaked version of this OS and it should be the same as this one. But it would be nice if Telus release this as official one. Too bad RIM release half baked phones and come up with OS improvements later.

None. On some builds different languages are added but all this has over the leak I have on my 9900 is a SK Vendor.xml file.

what's funny is when I went to download it, everything is in Korean? anyway I managed to get the download going. I'm already running the leak so I'm just downloading it for archiving purposes, or in case I need an official version for some reason.

I'm about to download the OS now, but why is the language Korean? I chose (All Languages) option but here's what showed up.

소프트웨어 이름: BlackBerry Handheld Software v7.1.0.921 (All Languages)
파일 이름: 9900jAllLang_PBr7.1.0_rel921_PL5.1.0.230_A7.1.0.267_SK_Telecom__.exe
다운로드 크기: 261 MB
언어: Korean
게시 날짜: 03/05/2012

I don't want no Korean language or characters on my phone, since I won't understand that.

Dun worry man,
Once you had already installed this rom, u can easily uninstall these languages from your fone by using BBM. Or during the time when u install the os, u also can do so by choosing languages that u want.

yup for better features including mobile hotspot, wifi calling, ect... less memory space but who cares when the os is way faster and more stable then before. batt life is pretty much the same but considering the phone is faster, i give batt life a plus.

i am trying to install this on my rogers 9900 and i deleted the vendor file as well but it doesnt even show the option to upload this os. i tried both app loader and desktop manager.

already installed.. battery saving mode already included. but having errors with regards to media storage.. "media card storage can not be accessed due to fatal errors"

Did not encountered this one before even though i don't have a memory card installed

In terms of Berry support
SKT went from a laggard in 2010 and now is a leader leaning to pioneer.

I am a happy customer.

Just a little feedback after I installed it yesterday :
- French translation are not complete in some sections
- Battery Life is improved!! without the economy mode (i made it start at 40% but i'm still at 70% after 9 hours of use!! so better than 7.0
- I love the new functions to test the phone and the wifi Hotspot :)

So gogogo do this update withour fear!

Not sure if anyone had a similar problem but my battery life was much worsened by updating to this 7.1 version

RIM is the best and I am a crackberry addict.