AT&T Releases Bold OS 4.6.0.167!

By Bla1ze on 22 Oct 2008 06:31 pm EDT
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With all the news surrounding the AT&T Bold launch one of the questions I have seen frequently asked in the forums is "What OS is it coming with?"..well currently up on the AT&T Software download site is 0S 4.6.0.167 , this is the latest official OS that is available even the Rogers Bolds are now just getting their upgrade to 4.6.0.162, maybe some of you out there will wanna grab this and try it out and as always if you are new to updating your OS, be sure to check out our BlackBerry 101: How to Install or Upgrade to a New RIM BlackBerry Operating System (OS).

Thanks to Hooper for sending this in!

Topics: BlackBerry OS

30 comments

Anonymous

Does anyone know where the 0S 4.6.0.16 download is on the AT&T site?

Bla1ze

It's in the post but if you go to http://www.att.com/bbdownloads you will find it.

sparkomatic

I wonder if this d/l changes anything at all from the .167 I currently have loaded.

Bla1ze

I've personally not loaded this version, but from past experience not much changes from the "leaked" version to the launch version..although, with that being said...their were a few changes in the T-Mobile .81 as opposed to the leaked version but it was mainly T-Mobile specific additions.

Jay_eS_Iye

And yet AT&T still have no 4.5 love for the Curve...

adutson

They can post a 4.6 version of the OS for a product that is not even released yet, but they can't give us an official 4.5 for the existing hardware! Way to go AT&T...you've found just another way to piss off your existing customers!

Scott smith

will this os work on the curve? or is it only for the bold

Wha?

Ditto on that question!

adutson

The Bold is a different phone, so the 4.6 OS will only work on the Bold and nothing else.

Kevyt1984

that is incorrect. I have the Curve 8310 and updated to OS 4.6 successfully. It has unlocked a video recorder, ability to record voice notes that can be set as ringtones, and also most cool the ability to watch Youtube online. I would definitely recommend going to Att.com and downloading OS 4.6 for all curve users!

GapBoyPCS

I'm a stickler with trying to stay OEM and "recommended by carrier". If AT&T now gets .167, what would be the ETA for Rogers getting it as well?

coldconfession13

ha ha before all this I already found out att would ship .167 with the bold but also heard if anything might be a newer os

Allyson Kazmucha

When I go to the AT&T software download page, it says this version...

Software Download for AT&T

Downloading BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.6.0.298 (Multilanguage)

what is that?

speedmetal69

Is the Rogers branded Bold excluded from this OS upgrade??
In other words, if I attempt to add this OS to my Bold will it fuck up my BB?? Or should I just wait until Rogers or Blackberry puts out an official release?

I already upgraded to .162....So I'm just curious and is it worth downloading?

Anonymous

You can install any vendor's OS on any vendor's phone (provided the phone is the same model). Just follow the directions from blackberryforums

1. Make sure you have Desktop Manager 4.2 SP2 or higher installed.
2. Download the above file to the PC then install it to the PC by running (double clicking) the OS file you downloaded.
3. Locate the vendor.xml file and delete it. It's located in c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader
4. Plug in BB and Open Desktop Manager. You should be prompted to upgrade.
The process takes about 45 minutes to an hour depending on how much data you have to backup and restore during the process. Once it's done loading the new OS it will reboot (it may do this twice during the entire process.) You will see a white screen with an hourglass for up to 20 minutes at a time while the DM says "waiting for initialization."
If you end up with a white screen with small icons and the number 507, simply connect to DM again and run application loader again and it should load the OS to the device.

aden

is it different than beta version or they just put stamp "official" in it?

theferrett

addresses the stability problems. At a convention recently with a few Rogers Bold owners. The Bolds reset themselves at random many times during the day. My users are champing at the bit to get the thing. No way I'm rolling it out until it's stable.

Dalai Marmolejos

Hi,

I'm new to the site (although I have been a BB user for a few years); does anyone know if the Bold has been strictly retained by AT&T? Or will other providers also drop the Bold soon; i.e. Verizon?

crackberryhead

at&t has 3 month exclusivity on the BOLD, then everyone else can have it....

Dalai Marmolejos

Three months, damn! Do you have any idea if Verizon will want to pick this up or are they satisfied with the Storm?

Dorian#CB

I had to delete .162 off my computer before my Rogers Bold would see .167.

Since the upgrade (2 hours ago) my Bold has randomly rebooted once like .157 (or whatever it shipped with at launch).

tchrist

I just received word from my AT&T rep in Sacramento, CA that the bold will be released on Nov. 4th

regvega

Hey did anybody try to upgrade to the new 4.6 os on the BBcurve. I have been trying all day and the new 4.6 desktop manager in not picking it up as any new software. Can anybody help!!! Do I have to delete the 4.5 os and then also the vendor file. Thanks for any help.
Just another crackberry addict!!!!

wgflax

I downloaded this upgrade and decided to see what improvements it has on the Rogers .162 I installed about a week ago. Well everything seemed fine until i went to the browser to re-download my third party apps (yeah, yeah, I know I forgot to back them up and it was only three or four of them anyway) but every time i tried to load for example www.google.com/gmm or anything else it was asking me about a wifi connection. After trying all sorts of stuff I gave up and have downgraded back to Rogers. Anyone else experience this problem?

wgflax

Hmm, I had same problem after downgrading, something must have been screwy. I will try the upgrade again.

Ok works now. Will test for a few days, fingers crossed.

triman11427

Upgraded earlier today. No problems. I have found the phone is staying in EDGE rather than to a weak 3G signal. My area has a lot of weak 3G signals and a strong Edge. With .162 it stayed in 3G all the time even with 1 bar. I'm not sure what's better. Call are fine, data downloads will vary.

Brent White

Looks like the version has grown up some more. The link goes to the following version:

Downloading BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.6.0.298

Anonymous

BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.6.0.298 (Multilanguage)

Package Version: 4.6.0.298
Consisting of:

* Applications: 4.6.0.167
* Software Platform: 4.0.0.157
* File name: 9000M_PBr4.6.0_rel298_PL4.0.0.157_A4.6.0.167_AT&T.exe
* File size: 93.32MB

Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.

tino72#CB

i downgraded back to .162 rogers from the att update..my battery life was MUCH better on .162 and my free Memory was 0ver 50 MB att update had me at35 after the update on ATT .167