Rogers releases OS for the BlackBerry Bold 9900

Rogers releases OS for the BlackBerry Bold 9900
By Bla1ze on 8 May 2012 04:20 pm EDT

Rogers Wireless has officially released OS 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.

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Rogers releases OS for the BlackBerry Bold 9900


Seriously, at this point why even bother waiting for "official" updates? Just download the latest leaked version and call it a day and be happy. This Rogers version is the highest official release available for the 9900 and it's junk compared to the leaked .402.

Bla1ze.. any noticeable differences between OS version and .342 is working great and giving me great battery life... but if .402 is even better, I'll take the leap and upgrade.

Best to look in the forums on the matter and see the differences. Where I been crossing states for the past few weeks, I have no valid perception of actual battery life and such on any of the OS' available currently as mine have all been brutalized due to roaming and attending BlackBerry World where coverage was sketchy -- to say the least lol.

I fail to see how it is "junk" compared to .402. There is really no noticeable difference between the two variations of the OS. There wasn't even much noticeable difference between .342 and .402, aside from a couple of changes to the firewall for BES, and maybe one or two other things that most users will have no interest in.

It seems like every time you have something to say these days it comes across as bitter, like you have bug up your @$$. No offense intended, you just keep coming across that way imo.

Dude, calm down. He has an opinion too you know. The only one that seems to have a bug up their "@$$" is you.

Oh and for the record .391 is garbage. RIM needs to start offering updates, not carriers. RIM knows their products better than any carrier does.

Well that only took couple months more than most, I guess they were too busy sucking subscribers blood.

hello Crackberry nation,

Can anyone help me… when i am installing the new os 7.1 update from rogers on my bold 9900 …it keeps freezing when backing up the device.and doesn't go past the backup stage any help would be great ..

i think it's something to do with the 2nd vendor.xml file preventing you to go ahead. just search from the forums to get some guides. Meanwhile, if you find any difficulties in backing up, just utilize the BB Protect and proceed the update WITHOUT backing up your device. it will run smoother.. good luck!

Hi there , thanks for the advice .. but sadly I can't find anything on how to prevent this from not happening. If I decided not to back up my device .. will I lose all my contacts? i dont really care for anything else.. i just need my address book saved ..

updated my bold earlier today and its running buttery smooth with some new features. better late than never rogers

Bold 9900 - Playbook 32GB - Lumia 800

Great, so everyone and their freakin' mothers will get this 7.1 update before AT&T will. I'm seriously sick of AT&T being the last to get everything lately... I remember I had to wait like a month or more after everyone else had the Bold 9900 before I could get it on AT&T...

I manage to get this download back on Friday night through checking updates from my Bold.

I love the Hotspot feature (so now I can use my iPhone for data). The downfall is how much that drains the battery.

The only problem I had was BlackBerry Bridge. It stopped working after the update. I deleted it, and reinstalled it from App World. So far, things are good.

.402 Works great for me on AT&T - didn't hear of any caller issues until I'd read it on here a week after launch. No one on other side of the calls ever complained. Make sure you del Vendor, etc...

I'm done applying updates to this thing. Everytime I do, I lose access to any apps that I installed and then subsequently uninstalled. At least without upgrading, I can go back and re-install from appworld. Updating makes that option disappear.

yeah its about time i am just loading the new os onto my phone right now... wow 7.1 had been released for months and now its about time blackberry start rolling out nad concentrating on the new blackberry 10 and now rogers is deciding to roll out the 7.1 os.. so late.. and i agree i think rim should push the os updates on phones not the carriers cause rogers is like 20x more slower then all the other company and it sucks for rogers customers

Hai, i am a developer. I'm having 9900 and 9380 with me. Able to update 9900 to 7.1OS but doesnt find an option for my 9380 OS Upgrade............. Is it possible to upgrade 9380 to 7.1 or not...

Hi, I have tried a lot of time to UPDATE my 9900,
first i downloaded this software
second: i installed on my PC, but still tell me that no update available.
third: I download BBSAK, i load OS, via app loader but in find error 507 two times.

Can Someone help me to Get this software? in Curve 9360 a was successful, contain RADIO, HOT SPOT, NFC TAG, etc. BUT in 9900 still no way. using Phone i telling me that You Software is UP of Date. PLEASE, PLEASE. i will wait for Reply.