Sprint now rolling out BlackBerry 7.1 for the BlackBerry Torch 9850

By Bla1ze on 15 Dec 2011 10:10 pm EST
Torch 9850

As expected, Sprint has started to roll out BlackBerry 7.1 to other compatible devices as well and next in line is the BlackBerry Torch 9850. Many users after reading the news of the BlackBerry Bold 9930 reciving its update checked their devices as well to find BlackBerry 7.1 waiting for them. Still not listed on the Sprint BlackBerry downloads page but that will come eventually. Either way -- if you're not seeing it as of yet, just sit tight as it will be along shortly and don't forget to let us know what changes you're seeing either in the comments or in the CrackBerry forums.

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Sprint now rolling out BlackBerry 7.1 for the BlackBerry Torch 9850


Ooh, I hope the Curve 9350 is available soon via the Sprint area of the BlackBerry website so that I can download it and delete the vendor file and load it onto my US Cellular Curve. Would be awesome to take advantage of the mobile hotspot for the Kindle Fire I'm getting for Christmas.

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For the first time I'm glad I have the 9850 and I'm glad I'm on Sprint!!! BOOYAH!!! ;) JUST clicked install!!

So easy bro download the Blackberry Master Control Program and open this program go to the save modules press the retrieve button select all and press save next press skip and open the folder .... sorry for my bad english lol

Its rolling out continuously so just continue to check for it all night like a drone and you'll see it >:)

Now that the download is complete I would just like to say... DON'T DOWNLOAD!!!!. Frickin phone keeps freezing!!!!! :p

In other news I'm hearing chatter on twitter that appworld has pushed out a new update....I hate my OS6 :(

have a 9900 on vodafone uk hope this comes to us soon, been checking but nothing yet :(

I swore I would never do drugs or become addicted to anything.... Thanks RIM for making me a liar, I can't put this bitch down lol

The odds are that the uk carriers like vodafone won't see this update for quite some time because they will want one update to cover all their separate companies in different countries and due to many of them runing different network infrastructure they are likely to have more issues to deal with than a company like Sprint.

I did it on my 9930 and now all the icons are small and the touch doesnt work. I hope the desktop software can revert back to the original software....I am so over this phone and sprint right now...FML

I cannot wait until this OS becomes released for the Torch 9810. I am running .585 right now but would LOVE to have toe hot spot on my device.

I started the update at 3:00 am and it did not finish until almost 8am! Several times the screen looked completely frozen for more than 5-8 minutes and I left it alone and it did eventually continue the update, but that got scary. Happened also twice during the restore process. I wish the update would tell you to relax if the screen looks frozen. After the update, not too much different. There is an Emergency Alerts Messages Icon and the contents inside of the Ring Tones and Alerts is a little different. When you hit the phone button, the three tabs at the top no longer lock up as they did before the update. That's all I see in 7.1.

Do I need to have the original sprint OS (.261) installed to see the update on my phone. I'm running .374 right now.

I was just about to downgrade to .261 to see if the update would show up, then I decided to check blackberry.com first to see if it was there, and low and behold, there it was. So, yes, for those of you who havent been able to upgrade yet, it's available on blackberry's website :)

Received the official OTA 7.1 build 457 for the 9930 on Sprint. Just downloaded it and the software automatically backed up my BB. It will take a min of 2hrs for the update to complete. I have just finished the update and there seems to be a noticeable speed difference in the browser. Not sure about the device yet. They also corrected some minor issues I had before. Where I couldn't move some of the new app icons around. They also added Wifi Hot Spot (((SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRE THROUGH CARRIER!!))), Device Analyzer (located under options>device>advance system settings>blackberry device analyzer), emergency alert messages and payment and billing options under device settings. I had to register all the apps I had and restore my settings. So make sure you backup your settings before upgrading it. The Upgrade really drained my battery (NOTE: drained from the day already). I would suggest charging it while upgrading. You don't want to brick your device (I was lucky). They also added BBM Music (Trial only) and Podcast which I can not delete right now. I use other input languages and I like the feature where I can delete it under applications now if I want to. I did not see IQ Carrier software installed anywhere. I also noticed it saved my sound profile after it rebooted. It is no longer on vibrate mode after it restarts. I did was at 42% used space before the upgrade and now I am at 52%. The upgrade ate up an additional 10% (I use Fixmo Tools to calculate HDD space). With the same software under speedtest, I got 7471.18 Kbits/s Avg Download and 12086.95 Kbits/s Max Download, 23082.93 Kbits/s Avg Upload and 60015.62 Kbits/s Max Upload. There is no real additional NFC app or settings. I do like how is gives you web suggestions from bing when you type something at home screen. That's all I have found out so far.