Verizon rolling out OS 10.2.1.3289 for BlackBerry Z30 owners

By Bla1ze on 2 Sep 2014 01:02 pm EDT
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Although some folks have seen it arrive a bit earlier, it seems as though Verizon has now pushed another round of updates for BlackBerry Z30 owners. This time, software release 10.2.1.2991, OS version 10.2.1.3289 is appearing via the OTA update system. The change log is recycled from previous release but we know the update includes general bug fixes and improvements over the previous releases.

Upgrade your Z30 now to discover new and improved features: - More ways to organize and customize the BlackBerry Priority Hub - Enhanced attachment view for emails - Easily switch between personal and work settings through customized Quick Settings - Support for SD cards 64GB and higher - And more. . . For a full list of changes visit www.verizonwireless.com/BlackBerryZ30support.

Before beginning the update we recommend that you make a backup of your BlackBerry 10 smartphone and connect to a power source. You may use your device during the update process. A restart is required to complete the update. Restart could take 10 minutes or longer in some cases.

If you've not already taken matters into your own hands and updated your OS through the various other methods available, then you should go ahead and accept the update that Verizon is pushing out. If you've already accepted the update, then let others know in the comment how it's working out for you this far.

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Verizon rolling out OS 10.2.1.3289 for BlackBerry Z30 owners

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Allefrickinluia.....but - to be accurate- it is a newer version of 10.2.1....

Founding Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile

Indeed. So much for the claims that Verizon has abandoned the Z30. If it's EOL, why are they still pushing updates?

The irony is that I have been on the horn for much of today trying to locate two Z30s be it from my area, from Verizon corporate and have even called BlackBerry customer service to no avail and yet I received the update notification while on one of these calls!

Even if the Z30 were not available in the stores, all I ask is that Verizon keeps it available (while viable) via online and call in resources. That's all I ask!

When I went to buy my Z30 earlier this year, it was sold out online. I checked the website everyday until it was back in stock, and then immediately ordered it online.

I've dropped my Z30 on concrete parking lot, and it has a bad scuff. I was planning on buying a replacement...I guess I'll have to wait!

Posted via CB10

Wow, after reading the comments about how you can't seem to find a Z30 from Verizon, I'm really glad I didn't wait for them to be in stock again. I decided to switch from T-Mobile to Verizon since T-Mobile are Blackberry haters. I loved my Z10 with them, but know I couldn't get an upgrade to a Z30 and most like the Passport in the future was a deal killer. I also didn't want to pay more than I was paying with T-Mobile which has some pretty sweet plans, but there high speed network is hit or miss. Verizon has the best network coverage. Verizon is offering for a limited time for single user $60 plan with 1 Gig data plus bonus gig for limited time. I use about 1 to 1.5 gigs of data each month, so finally had a reason to switch. Verizon had the Z30 on pre-order back in August 2014 with a ship date of Aug. 22. Bought mine on the 19th. It didn't ship till the 27th, but at least I got my Z30. After the 22nd past the Z30 disappeared from the Verizon website. So glad I just barely got my order in before and did wait for them to be in stock which hasn't happened yet. Sorry to all of you that can get one from Verizon right now.

Got the new version loaded up. Seems smoother and faster....let me know if there are any "major changes" I should be aware of with this version...

Thanks....like it so far.

Founding Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile

This is my second 10.2.1 update from Verizon....both have been flawless and the kicker is that I have my Z30 on ATT and still get updates from Verizon because I got it "unlocked" from them....

Best phone on the market.....Z30...

Founding Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile

Ask ATT, but I have an "unlocked" Z30 with Verizon logo on it and use it on ATT....

I enjoy it so much that I started a Club.

Founding Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile

I think Verizon phones are now all unlocked or at least usually are. I seem to recall that switch happening at some point. Ebay unlocked phones seem to usually be verizon.

Posted via CB10

And the club is awesome!!

Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing  )  Z30 (STA100-5), son! The Thor's Hammer of phones! Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile. Once you go BlackBerry, everything else is wack-berry! #longestsignatureever

Trance....just wanted to be the first to congratulate you on being "Club Z30 " "Member of the Month" for August 2014.

"Congratulations"

Would you like to share a few words on your award?....

Founding Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile

Yeah buddy!! I'm very proud to be a BlackBerry owner. Having hated BlackBerry for so long and finally giving it a go last year...I'm never going back. I get flack at work (T-Mobile) for still rockin a BlackBerry but they just don't know. Granted there are android devices I like and love but running a DJ/entertainment business requires the most elite phone that can handle the heavy multitasking, productivity and give me long battery life to be productive longer. Once you go black everything else is wack!

Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing  )  Z30 (STA100-5), son! The Thor's Hammer of phones! Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile. Once you go BlackBerry, everything else is wack-berry! #longestsignatureever

Yes. Here in Chicagoland I now use my VZW Z30 on at&t's LTE network with the device taking advantage of Band 4 LTE.

Posted via CB10 | VZW Z30 on at&t LTE

All Verizon phones are coming domestic unlocked just put your sim in and go. You may not get LTE based on roaming agreements, but still great service

Posted via CB10

"Best phone on the market... Z30"

Until Passport :-) ? Even then, best all-touch ever...

 BlackBerry? I premdict the future's gonna be chenomenal! 

Just updated my faithful Z10 to the Z30 this week and glad I did, best all touch phone currently on the market IMO.

 Posted with the brilliance of my Z30 

Welcome, Oz....your "Club Z30" paperwork and fee schedule will be in the mail....

Founding Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile

Booyah son!

Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing  )  Z30 (STA100-5), son! The Thor's Hammer of phones! Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile. Once you go BlackBerry, everything else is wack-berry! #longestsignatureever

Help me plz plz plz
My internet connection is all okay even I can use BlackBerry
browser n all BlackBerry wrld , but I am unable to use apk file
app it always show that internet connection error in app like
gps of google ( dwnld frm BlackBerry wrld ) and also clash of
clans sms 2 start it is not working for it plz help me 

its BlackBerry z 10 n os 10 . 2 . 1 . 3014 m unable to use any apk
file which connect with intrnet plz plz plz hel me app like clash
of clns , gps google , paytm , s 2 sms , etc is not wrkng but
BlackBerry brwsr z runng very well n BlackBerry wrld also

Posted via CB10

I am running it on my Q10 and Z30 since day one as well and haven't had a single issue. It's great! Like having a brand new phone.

Posted via CB10

I used Sachesi to load it on my Q10 and had terrible battery life. I used the Autoloader on my Z30 and setup everything from scratch. The Z30 is working great.

Posted via CN10 on my Verizon BlackBerry Z30

I don't have a Z30. I have a Z10. I tried the 10.3 autoloaders. Kept freezing my phone up and when I reset the device it would erase the phone. I'd have to input all my emails and etc. Reload Snap. It drove me nuts. I'm saving up for an all touch upgrade Z20/Z50. Buying it straight from Blackberry

Still stuck on T-Mobile USA 10.2.1.2228 :(

Hahaha I didn't notice this post was for the Z30. Boy do I look dumb now. Exit stage left.....

Still stuck on T-Mobile USA 10.2.1.2228 :(

No problem....go get yourself a Z30....never look back.

I didn't...

Founding Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile

I bought my Z30 for T-Mobile on Amazon. Sta100-5

Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing  )  Z30 (STA100-5), son! The Thor's Hammer of phones! Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile. Once you go BlackBerry, everything else is wack-berry! #longestsignatureever

With .3298 I stared having issues, I'm not happy.
CPU jump to 100%, the phone freze, memory it's all used and in 20 mins the battery it's drain.

Happened to me 2 times, to one of my mates and to my Gf as well

We never had such issues, I don't know if this it's link to the last update
Q10 and Z10

Posted via CB10

My internet connection is all okay even I can use BlackBerry
browser n all BlackBerry wrld , but I am unable to use apk file
app it always show that internet connection error in app like
gps of google ( dwnld frm BlackBerry wrld ) and also clash of
clans sms 2 start it is not working for it plz help me 

its BlackBerry z 10 n os 10 . 2 . 1 . 3014 m unable to use any apk
file which connect with intrnet plz plz plz hel me app like clash
of clns , gps google , paytm , s 2 sms , etc is not wrkng but
BlackBerry brwsr z runng very well n BlackBerry wrld also

Posted via CB10

Hey this isn't the correct place for your issue. Please go to the blackberry support forum (Google it) and post the problem there. Posting the same thing over and over here will not get your issue resolved.

Posted via CB10

It is fairly small update...saying 104Mb. In the processes of downloading right now. I am hoping won't give me any trouble.
Thank you Bla1ze for the heads up! :)

Monitor your apps with Device Monitor. You might find that soon after an upgrade, PIM Services is rather high as the phone is re-indexing contacts, etc. Keep it plugged in if you can. After that is all done, things should settle back down to normal.

My $.02.

My internet connection is all okay even I can use BlackBerry
browser n all BlackBerry wrld , but I am unable to use apk file
app it always show that internet connection error in app like
gps of google ( dwnld frm BlackBerry wrld ) and also clash of
clans sms 2 start it is not working for it plz help me 

its BlackBerry z 10 n os 10 . 2 . 1 . 3014 m unable to use any apk
file which connect with intrnet plz plz plz hel me app like clash
of clns , gps google , paytm , s 2 sms , etc is not wrkng but
BlackBerry brwsr z runng very well n BlackBerry wrld also

Posted via CB10

Copy 'n paste a lot?

You have a BlackBerry, this spelling is for iPhone users where every keystroke hurts... :-)

 BlackBerry? I premdict the future's gonna be chenomenal! 

My customer with a Z30 on Verizon is rocking 10.3 thanks to me. I've convinced him waiting for carriers is a fools errand.

can someone explain me why i'm still on .2977? when i check for updates it tells me that i've the last version...

I'm still on the same. Phone says I have latest version available (using Virgin Mobile Canada).
Been running fine so I can hold out until 10.3 rolls out officially. However, if our carriers are slow with that, we'll have to go after them!

ॐ Posted via CB10 on my ‎Z30

Okay I have an unlocked Z30 STA 100-5 from Shop BlackBerry, my android runtime may be corrupt because it can't seem to run or update an Android app I have from a previous STA 100-2 back up. Can I update it with this Verizon update via Sachesi?

Posted via CB10

Z30 (and Q10) updates are sub-model ambivalent. So if you want to install this from Sachesi, go ahead.

I have the Z30 on Verizon and just installed the update. What has changed? The link does not work. I tried Verizon's website and I can't find anything but how to update.

PS I have never loved a phone as much as the Z30, and I have had the Pearl, Curve and Z10 with a mistake with a Galaxy S

Great post.. I was psyched to see the update. I had 10.3 loaded up, but didn't like it as my daily driver. Until the Passport drops, I'm rocking this Z30 hard.

Posted via CB10

I bet those 3 people are so excited! Lol just joking, I am a BlackBerry Lifer

Posted via CB10

After the update my Z30 does seem faster and more robust! The one thing I hated is that the Hub was loaded with old "deleted" Facebook notifications, that went back to the day i got the phone! I took some time to "re-delete" all of them!

Did the update.. I love my Z30 and find it smoother.. the update was smooth and no issues.. I bridged it to my PlayBook and am a happy Z30 lover

Posted via CB10

My update says 10.2.1.2991.

I've been checking for updates daily so I know I haven't missed one, but we will see...downloading now!

Posted via CB10

Now I understand the versioning and that makes sense. The update makes my phone noticeably faster and it was pretty fast already!

Posted via CB10

I'm noticing my phone is faster since updating as well and like was stated, it was already pretty fast. I'm noticing that a slight lag when using the keyboard sometime is gone.

Posted via CB10

I updated my phone and now all my text messages don't show the names of the ppl just the phone numbers!!! Is there something I can do to fix this????

Posted via Z30 from the sunny Okanagan

Wow, after reading the comments about how you can't seem to find a Z30 from Verizon, I'm really glad I didn't wait for them to be in stock again. I decided to switch from T-Mobile to Verizon since T-Mobile are Blackberry haters. I loved my Z10 with them, but know I couldn't get an upgrade to a Z30 and most like the Passport in the future was a deal killer. I also didn't want to pay more than I was paying with T-Mobile which has some pretty sweet plans, but there high speed network is hit or miss. Verizon has the best network coverage. Verizon is offering for a limited time for single user $60 plan with 1 Gig data plus bonus gig for limited time. I use about 1 to 1.5 gigs of data each month, so finally had a reason to switch. Verizon had the Z30 on pre-order back in August 2014 with a ship date of Aug. 22. Bought mine on the 19th. It didn't ship till the 27th, but at least I got my Z30. After the 22nd past the Z30 disappeared from the Verizon website. So glad I just barely got my order in before and did wait for them to be in stock which hasn't happened yet. Sorry to all of you that can get one from Verizon right now.

All I can say after five months if owning my Verizon 100-3 Z30, "Fi Na Lly." Even though my Z30 now runs via an at&t LTE SIM card, my download of the new OS is being done as of this writing via my Wifi connection. :)

Posted via CB10 | VZW Z30 on at&t LTE

Hang in there, Jamal.. we have a bit of a back log because of so many people wanting to join and wanting to maintain our exclusivity.

Congratulations on getting the Best Phone in Mobile.... the Z30.

Founding Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile

A testament to stability of BB10, the last time I rebooted my Z30 was when Verizon provided the 10.2.1 update. (I think I rebooted the hub once when it got whacked out.)

I also have an LG LTE tablet that needs a occasional, albeit infrequent, reboot. Probably once every four to six weeks. That is still a far cry from the circa OS4 days when we ran a program to reboot our phones nightly!

I didn't know you can use a unlocked verizon z30 (cdma) to ATT (gsm) phones.
I have a AT&T Note3 and use it on Verizon if it is unlocked?

Also " Show in Hub Only" is no longer an option for text messages. Again anyone else having this issue?

Posted via CB10

You guys and q10 got this one a couple months ago I'm pretty sure. My z10 that my kids use got it in June or July.

Posted via CB10

Hi when does the 10.3 update come out then .
im new to blackberry so not really sure about it.
white z10 is nice phone

Got the update yesterday and it went flawlessly. About 10 minutes to download and 20 to install including the reboot. So 30 minutes total - good stuff.

Posted via CB10

Got the update last night. So far, flawless... unlike last update that froze my keyboard and had to be soft reset.

From a Z30

Since the update non-contact numbers are showing up in the international format +XXXXXX. Which is great for me because I always save them that way.

Posted using my VZW BlackBerry Z30

After yesterday's update I had to charge battery twice in 12 hours and today already needed to charge after 6 hours of medium usage.( I really hope this battery issue is temporary as battery life is one of the primary reasons I upgraded from my Bold 9930 that had horrible battery life). Has anyone else run into the battery issue after the update?

I also got HUB notifications from every Facebook post since I got the phone in January as another CB member mentioned earlier which took forever to delete them all.

My bitchin' Z30 BlackBerry

Don't like how they switched the contact and message in the hub. Contact is smaller underneath and the message is larger on top.

Posted via CB10