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HOT! BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS 6.0.0.344 Found Online!

imageYes you saw that right, the 9700 is finally getting some BlackBerry 6 love.
The guys over at Driphter just leaked os 6.0.0.344 for the Bold 9700.

You can pick up the OS at this links:

Warning: This OS will not install on any other BlackBerry besides the one mentioned above and  is not an official release.If you do not know how to upgrade your BlackBerry OS please start by reading this Step by Step guide. Don’t forget to delete the vendor.xml file located in c:program files>common files>research in motion>apploader to install it on a different carriers device. Don’t forget our usual warnings: do not download and install these updates if you don’t know what you’re doing. Incorrect procedure or just bad luck could render your BlackBerry inoperative or unstable

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  1. Finally! Downloading Now

  2. Hmmm. Software appears to be v5.0. Am trying another download link…

  3. I am downloading….Hope i can have it tomorrow….

    Will get an 9700 and testing my app on OS 6 soon 😀

  4. i am downloading it right now. will let you guys know my verdict.

  5. Ugh!! I have to wait until I get home. They have put an admin lock on our computers at work. But I’m glad it was finally leaked! Let us know guys how it works.

  6. Dont wast your time. Extremely bugging. you can basically just make calls. Its hard to choose options, cant change themes, the OS is just a prototype. You Have been warned!

    • Sorry 357 have just downloaded and installed..smooth as a dream..I Dloaded from megaupload, uninstalled OS5 from my desktop, installed OS6, deleted vendor file, used BBSAK to 507 wipe my 9700, installed OS6 via App Loader, and everything worked like a charm!

      I used DM6 to restore selected data. Address Book , contacts , calendar , bb contact list etc. This os rocks!!!!

      • @ newposter
        Followed your directions to a “T” and everything seems to be working correctly. My mistake and probably what everyone else is doing is upgrading from OS5 to OS6 when they should be just backup, do a clean wipe and than install OS6. Thanks for the correction. Your directions worked for me. For alot of you guys, if you have a black and white screen/theme that hard to navigate you must use BBSAK and delete the mobile theme. Everything should work fine as it did for me… thank you newposter.

    • You have to modify the blackberry.alx file to change your vendor ID. Check the forums out for the instructions. Worked for me.

  7. Worst Leak Ever!!! dont f*ck w/ it.

  8. Maybe this is why the 9700 OS 6.0 is taking so long to come out. The odd part is that they had older devices running 6.0 at DevCon and they seemed to be working fine…

  9. Social feed is there for the 9700… it’s unchecked by default… Just check mark it.

    • Richard —

      I already did a full install and, for the life of me, cannot figure out how to add Social Feed. I did a reintall and it didn’t give me any app options to check off. Do you know if there’s a .cod file for social feed that can be downloaded separately?

  10. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS.
    The screen driver does not work for the 9700 yet. I just installed it. I can receive calls, but that’s about it. The screen background is white but display is buggy; the icon display is flaky and cannot navigate using the trackpad.

    Going back to 5.0 for now – waiting for TMO’s official release.

    • Interesting – working w/out issues on my wife’s 9700 so far… actually quite nice, may be a bit smoother than on my Torch.

    • dont understand why you are all having problems…there are some useful guides on crackberry forums as well some of the issues mentioned here are easily resolved by not doing a simple upgrade through DM. it literally took me 30mins to get this baby fired up!

  11. OS6 for the 9700 is absolutely fantastic. For those complaining about display issues, you can correct them. The issue is with some TMobile themes:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f95/leaked-9700-os-6-0-0-344-findings-fixes-545423/#post5730580

    You can remove them pre or post installation, and it should just work.

    Here are some tips that worked for me:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f95/updating-os6-want-everything-work-read-first-530398/

    Unlike some, I did not have to back up or restore my service books for Internet to work post OS6 upgraded. I simply wiped the device with BBSAK, removed the two TMobile theme .cod’s, and then installed via bbloader.exe.

    OS6 is incredibly polished and responsive, the browser is great, Facebook and Twitter (and Ubertwitter) work out of the box, and BES is working fine as well.

    • Thanks for the hints on TMO themes. will give it another try.

    • Hi John,

      I followed what you did (wipe BBSAk and install with loader). Get about 90% through the install of OS 6.0.0.344 and get the following error. Have wiped and loaded several times, always with the same result. I am on AT&T, so no TMobile Theme to worry about, yet I did have some third party ones on there. Again, I wiped the device, so I would think that these would be gone. Here is the error. Thoughts?

      A fatal error has occurred while updating your device’s software. Please try again.

      Module incompatible. [J:0x00000011]

      The update file “net_rim_crypto.cod” for application “BlackBerry Crypto Library” is not compatible with the version of the application that is installed on your device. Delete the application from your device, and then re-install the application. Warning: If you delete an application from your device, you also delete any device data that is associated with the application.

    • Thanks for the assistance. Deleting those two files did the trick.

  12. i have a lot of apps and only had problems with two: ingdirect and sharebuilder. everything else from facebook to viigo works like a charm. at&t is my carrier.

  13. re Social Feeds: The only integrated app I’m seeing is BlackBerry Messenger. Anyone else? I’d like to use Facebook, Twiter, etc. Anyone find a way to add ’em?

    9700, AT&T

    • You’ll need to install the Twitter and Facebook apps that came with the OS – just go back to Loader.exe and add them there. The Facebook that you can download from AppWorld seems to be missing some hook that ties it in with the Social Feed app.

  14. LoL
    Why is everyone all mad. We do this all the time!!! OS will work and sometimes they dont. My is super BUGGY!!! i can only laugh about it and downgrade. But from what i could see it is going to be awesome!!!

  15. Social Feeds is not checked by default on my upgrade… had to check it to show up.

  16. Seems to be running great! Only thing I can’t figure out is how to change the theme. I downloaded a .jad and its installed. When I go to display and change theme the only theme listed is the default…

  17. how about the media player?
    as long as i can text/bbm/email at the same time as i listen to music, it’s all good to me.

  18. There seems to be confusion regarding the cb forum post as to which T-mobile themes to delete. They say two.. Actually its one. Our site admin has posted the one and only theme you need to delete using BBSAK. head here to see the pic and check out the post. p.s. if you have a white screen, that means you loaded it correctly, next step is to remove that COD using BBSAK… It’s working like a charm for me. Anyways, here is the link, hope it works for everyone out there.
    http://www.blackberryempire.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2101

  19. It’s for T-MOBILE USERS, I forgot to mention. enjoy!

  20. I am a bell user. I suspect this should work??

  21. Never mind that was for errors with themes. I am unable to change the theme. It installs and I can see it but I cannot change the theme. Any suggestions?

  22. That I would not know. Check out that pic and match it with what you need to delete. Hope it works. Once it deletes, wait a few seconds and pull the batt. It should boot up to a normal BB6 screen

  23. I have the BB6 theme. But I got a theme from CB. The one for OS6. com_plazmic_theme_miltOS6Loox

    Its not showing up in the themes area.

  24. I was able to load the bell theme and switch to it. But couldnt switch back to just the blackberry 6 theme. I am going to attempt to remove the main blackberry 6 theme and see if I can force it to see the newly added theme.

  25. Ok that def didn’t work. Back to the stock OS6 theme. No idea how to change themes. The plazmic reader is in. I installed the theme and no go.

    All in all the OS6 is super smooth and fast!

  26. Issues with viigo. Can’t read the feed. The title shows up but when you open the screen is blank. Then again Viigo is for the version 5 OS.

    • Yeah viigo is known to not work in OS 6.0. I ended up having to move to BerryReader when I got my torch. The only really downside is the lower caching limits.

      • A work around for Viigo I found was that when you “open in browser” and then exit back to the feed the info appears.

        • It’s the same for Social Feeds.
          The article is blank until I go to options and back…

          • the switching back’n forth, or gto option and back only works occationally for me, also – sometimes – well – twice in 4 days :) – It have worked flawless – like more or less instant showing of RSS feeds.

            The only thing that works all the time for me, is to wait 15 – 20 seconds – sit and do nothing – then a feed will pop up.

            If I click on “Full article” and launch the browser – in many cases a message popping up saying im out of memory,., something i am not… and the hourglass starts acting up again making te device non-responsive for perhaps a minute..

            but for “headline” browsing- or social app status viewing – the SoscialFeeds work great for me… just need to sort out the issues with the RSS part – OR – FIX FIX Viigo … Its the same issues Viigo have at the moment.. perhaps when they sort out the webkit browser twirks we will have Viigo running again.

  27. PLEASE HELP!!!

    I followed what you did (wipe BBSAk and install with loader). Get about 90% through the install of OS 6.0.0.344 and get the following error. Have wiped and loaded several times, always with the same result. I am on AT&T, so no TMobile Theme to worry about, yet I did have some third party ones on there. Again, I wiped the device, so I would think that these would be gone. Here is the error. Thoughts?

    A fatal error has occurred while updating your device’s software. Please try again.

    Module incompatible. [J:0x00000011]

    The update file “net_rim_crypto.cod” for application “BlackBerry Crypto Library” is not compatible with the version of the application that is installed on your device. Delete the application from your device, and then re-install the application. Warning: If you delete an application from your device, you also delete any device data that is associated with the application.

    • are you trying to install along with 3rd party applications? that’s what has caused that problem in the past if I remember correctly.

      I would suggest cleaning out your pc of all other OS and do a clean install of O6 use app loader to do the install and make sure you delete the vendor file, and your carrier specific themes just like the tmobile themes were giving tmobile users problems.

  28. I got it to work using Jon’s instructions for removing tmobile themes. Been working with it most of the day and it’s great/very slick.

    One problem I’m noticing. The WIFI UMA calling function will not stay connected while making a call. I have an open wifi AP – no security. UMA connects while NOT in a call. 20 seconds into the every call it transfers over to GPRS ( I have crappy reception at my location). OS5 was solid – I typically use 800 min/mo using UMA.

    Is anyone using UMA successfully on this OS6 for 9700?

    Any thoughts on why it wouldn’t be as stable?

  29. After downloading OS6, it says that you must have to Blackberry Service subscriber to install this OS 6….

  30. This OS works fine except, my cpu usage is through the roof because of one app, ready for this?
    Media..apparently having over 20,000 pictures just kills the phone.
    I am on ATT and I used apploader and the installation went very smooth. All apps I had worked such as Pandora, Slacker, Lookout, Bitbop and more.

    Any one having that problem?

  31. works fine with german e-plus…

  32. My memory is down to 406KB, Help!!! 😮

    Is it the pictures that are killing me??? I need run some tests before I give a verdict on this….

  33. PLEASE HELP, I INSTALLED SUCCESSFULLY BUT, ALL I SEE IS A BLACK AND WHITE TEXT WITH SMALL ICONS (SOME WITH ‘?’ OVER THEM) I KNOW THAT IS NOT HOW BLACKBERRY 6 SUPPOSE TO LOOK, PLEASE HELP

  34. ok i have deleted the files “net_rim_theme_tmobile_BlackBerry6_480x360_b.cod
    net_rim_theme_tmobileeu_BlackBerry6_480x360_b.cod” but when i try to upgrade to os6 it shows a error saying one or more module is missing. please help, thanks

  35. hey guys i hope you are all enjoying the OS 6 as much as i am.
    i have seen a walkthrough video of it on the bold on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-fKUzx10Eg&feature=related and there when he gets to the camera he has “face recognition” as a scene mode option however this option is abcent on my 9700. i was just wondering if you are experiencing the same thing?

  36. my question: anyone tryto downgrade back to 5.0 after installing 6.0? is the installation method the same? I am still using JL_cmder to wipe my device – my question: will it recognise my 6.0 installation?

    I just want to make sure a way to get back to 5.0 in case something goes wrong

  37. Anymore links? All those have been removed =(

  38. Please !!!
    Anymore links? All those have been removed =(2)=

  39. I’ve been trying 9700 v6.0 for 2 days
    every thing works fine except:
    1) unable to downgrade the existing appworld to 2.0.0.36 which works on wifi in unsupported countries
    2) The COPY and PASTE option in the contacts fields doesn’t exist
    (when you edit a contact) you can select the text using the ALT + trackpad but you cant do a copy nor a paste
    3) IN the BBM if you scroll in up or down in a conversation you can copy any line from the conversation, yet there is no cursor that indicates on which line you are standing which makes it impossible to track the times of the conversation line by line
    4) The old Alert Files are gone and new few alerts exist which makes it hard to assign alerts to multiple emails and social networking programs and IMs

    other than that everything runs smoothly, battery life is the same as 5.0.0.979.
    WIFI strength is significantly better. the OS uses much more of your build in device memory allowing you with around 70 megs of free space for applications and stuff

    The OS needs more tweaking to evolve into the ultimate BB OS. and this will happen consequently.

    Regards

    • Well all in all the OS takes a enormous amout of memory to run-thats the main issue I’m having – but in regards to the problem that your having in the contacts where your stating that you cannot copy or paste is not true. When I need to copy and paste anywhere in the apps or text email etc- all you have to do is press the menu button and if you scroll up it says “start selection” when you do that- TADAA….you can copy and then paste!

  40. Hi,

    Installed this OS and loved it! really really nice and fluid.
    But came across this one and only issue, cursor in message threads is not visible (SMS, YM, BBM etc.) does anyone have the same issue? How was it fixed? share please! :-)

    When i delete a message, i scroll up or down and guess where the cursor is and make a highlight/selection to see it, then delete, or base it on the time that shows on the upper most part of the message screen which indicates the position of the “invisible cursor” hehehehe, help me out oh puh-lease!

    Other than that, Blackberry OS 6 really rocks!!!

    • Pressing the “shift” key usually brings back the cursor..

      • Thanks Multrix,

        Yup I do that, but I was thinking maybe there’s something else that can be done to have the cursor show up constantly,

        or maybe I just have to wait for the official release of the OS 6 for 9700

        thanks anyway :-)

  41. To copy in threads, use alt and shift

    this restores the cursor and leaves it permanently

    If u use shift alone, the cursor disappears after u leave a chat box

  42. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r220-lW_vw see video for first impressions and a few surprises to the OS

  43. Sorry OS 6, I always run out of memory with in 8 hours. Comparing that to the old OS 5 which ran for days and I forgot about the rebooting issues…I’m back on the OS 5 wagon again.

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