OS 7.1 for the AT&T BlackBerry Bold 9900 FINALLY here!

Bold 9900
By Michelle Haag on 20 Sep 2012 05:51 pm
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Well lookie here, AT&T has FINALLY officially released OS 7.1.0.694 for the BlackBerry Bold 9900! While this is an official release, remember to use caution when updating your device. 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.

Download OS 7.1.0.694 for the Bold 9900
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Michelle Haag Michelle Haag "@_Miche11e_ and C0001B3B5" 1179 (articles) 1672 (forum posts)
60 comments

ddlax22

DOWNLOADING NOW!! YES ATT its about time. and now I won't have to worry about a mic issue I hope...

eve6er69

With how long att has had the os it should be number 7.1.000.1 lol

mkmilan

Why don't people hold off commenting on OS downloads until they have something useful to offer AFTER installation & testing with known "leak" bugs ?! And- Crackberry- why do comments/forums not display LATEST first ?
over and out

buzzon

I prefer scrolling down and reading everyone's discussion & Reply's... Displaying the latest first would drive me nuts!

Marc_Paradise

Yikes, that'd be messy. Oldest-to-newest lets you follow the conversations sequentially...

slagman5

Over and out is only said in the movies. You NEVER say that in the real world if you at all care about radio etiquette, since over and out both mean different things, you can't use them together unless you intend to confuse the heck out of the person on the other end. I hate hearing that in movies, especially when the movie is trying to seem realistic...

You eiter say "Over" which means "I'm done talking, your turn to talk." Or you say "Out" which can only be said by the person who initiated that radio conversation, and it roughly means "Conversation is done, stop talking." So "over and out" would be in essence saying "I'm done talking, your turn to talk, no wait, shut up, conversation is done."

Alright, sorry about that off-topic rant, lol. Consider it a free lesson in radio etiquette. :-P

TRlPPlN

It's about f'n time!!

BLACKJEDI23

Bell Mobility Update Also Available For The BB9900

7.1 Bundle 1646 (V7.1.0.523 platform 5.1.0.393)

Rootbrian

IT'S OLD. Please don't keep posting it.

Slash82

Finally, after all that years of waiting.
*tears run over my face*

8700 -> 8900 -> 9900 -> 9790

blusls

F' in A man!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bout dang time. Over there sleep at the wheel.

breakmedown

I have 0.391 so I'm totally upgrading.

It's "interesting" that this should come out the same time as the iPhone 5.... NFC compatability anyone? WiFi Hotspot?

gravymonster

Wow. Feels so much faster. Snappier. Lots of memory. Did my taxes. Activated a dual core processor. So glad I upgraded.

Also, does anyone know if this will work on my 9700?

sk8er_tor

Installed it on the 9700 and PlayBook successfully. Very snappy so far!

ameetmedi

Does anyone know if Tmobile will be getting any kinds of update on 9900. What are other folks running on Tmobile. Please advice

Thanks

Rootbrian

Just use this one, delete the vendor.xml files and load it up. Don't wait on your carrier.

blusls

I had OS 7.1 for 9810 from TMO, and as usual it ran like crap. Upgraded to Orange OS 7.1.xxx. Mic issue = FML when you needed to make/receive a phone call. I just upgraded to that yesterday. Glad to finally see it AT&T.

Marc_Paradise

Wonderful - I pay for tethering, have the official OS, and still I get prompted to contact customer service when I try to turn on wifi hotspot.

mkmilan

The prompt is merely a default software- not carrier- warning that you "might" incur data charges: just check the "don't show me this again" box. I also have tethering plan: no worries

MiamiCurve

For those of us that are not familiar with the leaked versions of OS 7.1, can I use wifi hotspot and does the data apply to my regular data allowance or will AT&T hit me with a $60 dollar (or whatever it is) a month for tethering?

Marc_Paradise

Thanks, but I think it's a different message. I don't have the exact text in front of me but it basically says the feature is unavailable for my account and I should contact customer service. the only option to click is "OK", at which point it turns off hotspot again.

MiamiCurve

Mark, are you on AT&T or did you get contacted by another company. i am confused. thanks

TeaBoy

Yes!! Now I can go to blackberry jam in San Jose and show off that I have the new version of 7.1 yes!

Searzy

Don't mean to bust your At&t bubble...

But...

.694 is nothing compared to .714...

Oh yea, and girls of the world ain't but trouble.. ;)

MoolahMitch

Where did you get .714 for the 9900 from?

MaxPayne79

it's probs coming in the next month. i'm gonna wait for that one cause i'm suspecting that the closer the build numbers get to 1000, the more radical the OS will become to coincide with the release of BB10.

SlcCorrado

Java OS is winding down, not getting beefed up. At least not that significantly

Searzy

I don't think there's .714 for the 9900... yet.

It's there for ALL the other phones.

Mic problem fixed. Word sub problem fixed. Faster. Better battery and memory.

Check the .714 threads for the other models for more details.

tfitzpat03

Bout time they showed the at&t BB9900 users some love. Prayer does work lol. Can't wait to get home to download it I hope its a great OS. Thanks At&t!!

netnative

The upgrade gets stuck in the backup.

sidds18

Delete the social feeds app and retry....you can download it again.
I had the same issue when i updated with verizon .
Hope it works.

netnative

Yes it worked! Thank you.

Connor83

Mine is Frozen too. Do i just unplug? and how do i download the social feeds app.

joKer_pb

Mine gets stuck in 5%... how do I delete this.. when I restart the phone it goes back to the same point

sidds18

cancel whatever is going on and restart the BB.Now delete the social feed app(you can re download once the OS is updated).Once the update is done.....download the social feed app again.
# BTW i love the social feed app...hope they dont do way with it in BB10.
Let me know if you face any problems and where exactly you are stuck(if at all that is)
Cheers

sidds18

ATT has no love for BB.....were the last ones to release the phones last year.....so much so that adam had to go and dance in front of the att store.They are iphone biased.

slagman5

@sidds

Actually, I think lately AT&T has been the last to release anything. They were the last to have the Galaxy SII back when that came out from what I remember and the last to release Android updates as well according to my friend who is an Android fanboy...

mhart343

Better late then never...congratulations to all of the at&t people out there...only took them five months pre bb10 to get it out there

Rootbrian

I'll update to this one, since it doesn't matter what carrier it's from, it's an UPDATE! :)

Connor83

Is it on the PC only? Mine is not showing OTA. I plugged my phone in the the PC to do a backup and it froze. But I never got any thing for on update on there either.

grosserhund

Torch 9810 - not so much. The waiting continues....

tfitzpat03

It wouldn't let me download the os because of apploader. Anyone else have this issue? If so if you came up with a fix let me know cause I need help. Thanks in advance.

blueyestm

I can't get an answer from anybody, do i need to have east asian fonts on my fricken phone?

sp33dracerx2

Any work around on the AT&T Mobile Hotspot? I talked to them, i'm grandfathered into the old plan and they want to switch me to the 5 gig data plan before I can use the service, any way around this?

ZeeSl

Downloaded and updated the OS via DM since this time it's official from my carrier. Seamless update, the phone works like a charm. Everything is on par with .391 except the phone got somewhat snappier (didn't do wipe, just "updated" the OS as suggested by DM).

Connor83

Worst update experience ever. It froze and messed up my phone. Couldn't get it OTA. A lot of people were complaning about social feed hang ups when trying to install. I had to wipr my device to connect it again to the PC and have it read my phone. Love I have hot spot. After using the phone now for for a day and a half usage. I can say it runs smoother then it did. Not way better. Just over all a cleaner feeling.

acmillan1988

it's not my expected! problem pin it bad

Pilot Prop

So far I'm happy with the release. My only gripe is that I don't see how to toggle which network connection I'm usuin like before(2G or 3G/4G). I use this when my battery level is really low.

416to604

welcome to the party AT&T...

Bold 9900 - Playbook 32GB - Lumia 800

kpin_it_real

About T-I-M-E...........

DeeNiceJones

So, I'm guessing this update is only for PCs. I haven't been able to backup or restore my BB 9900 since I bought it last November (But when I had the torch and curve, I had no issue at all with BB software). Does anyone have any ideas? I've called AT&T for assistance and sent a tweet to BBHelp but they kept referring to each other when I think the issue is that there isn't a BB software update for a mac.

framaba

I alreay dowload and install this version, this dosnt have the media server activated and another thing i have some delay with my email accounts, My previos version was 7.1.0.569 this was better. i think i will going back to the previous version. :(