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BlackBerry Bold 9700 OS Found Online

imageBlackBerry Bold 9700 users have a reason to be happy during the holiday season. We now have OS courtesy of BBLeaks. No word on if this build is solid but let us know in the comments!

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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. Thank goodness! Maybe we won’t have to hear “where is os 6 for my device” from now on 🙂

  2. I’ve downloaded it & installing now.

    Will let you know how it goes

  3. Umm, you all realize that this is the third leak for OS 6 for the 9700?

    Nothing new here, but hopefully a few bugs fixed. Happy to see it.

  4. The size of the file is getting bigger with each leak and leaving virtually no space for apps on my 9700. That leaves me with a dilemma.

    1) upgrade (again) and live without apps.
    2) stay with 5.0 and never complain again.
    3) upgrade to a 9780 or 9800
    4) wait for a QNX BlackBerry hopefully next year


    • Even though this os size is more than 170mb, upon installing it would still leave more or less 90mb (in my case 88mb flash memory remains). Same as what is left for me when I load the previous os’s. But 1 thing noticeable is how the browser works this time…to think that the browser on .358 was fast enough. The browser on .380 is sooooo fast. The browser on .358 will eat dust on .380 version.

  5. ehhh, too much memory leaks. Reminded me of my old Bold 9000 when I had to make a battery pull every night to free up some space for memory.

  6. Well from my own experiences with build:
    Memory stays between 70 – 80mb and that’s with all my apps
    The cursor is still missing on sms(I don’t use bbm so I really can’t tell you)
    Browser is definitely faster than the previous.
    That’s all I can think of right now I get back to yall when I think of some more

  7. After 24 hours of installing on my 9700;

    -browser is a lot faster compared to the previous os when on 3G
    -signal reception is great
    -mimimal memory leak

    -when you click on the manage connection on top of the screen, the bug is worse compared to .358
    -cursor bug on sms/bbm is still here
    -there were 3rd party application that works on .358 but are not working in .380 (for instance; pacman)
    -the battery life is better than .358 compared with .380

  8. hi everyone,

    I Used the First OS6 Leak That was Released On Nov 2 Till Yesterday Dec 8

    Bugs Noticed

    -Phone Hangs When you Try To View Ppls display Pic In BBM
    -No Color Modes In camera
    -Generally Shitty Os

    lol I dont know if they ever had an Os update in mind when dey were building d 9700- Trying to port it to it now will likely take a lot of work i am very sure…. i hope it works cus i dont wanna waste more money buyin more gizmos b4 d playbook comes

  9. still the same problem with the previous OS6 _ no IM working arrrghhhh _ move back OS5

  10. If anyone stumbles across this, there’s a more recent leak came out a week later.

    • I even upgraded to .461 but that was worse and very terrible as the sms icon disappeared and most of my autoedited text were distorted. Yesterday had to do a clean wipe and re installed the .448 but I still notice memory leak but not as serious as it was initially. I am just looking for a 6.0 os that would put a stop to this memory leak problem.

  11. NO more leaks!!

    Here is the official version.


    Instructions for installing on ANY carrier’s 9700:

    1. Download the above OS file to the PC then install it to the PC by running (double clicking) the file you downloaded.
    2. Go to c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader and delete the file named “vendor.xml.” Vista/Win7 users: In the apploader folder, simply click on “Compatibility files” to see the actual Vendor.xml file. Once you’ve got that – simply delete the vendor.xml file there (even if you’ve deleted or think you’ve deleted it in the folder previously) and voila, it will allow you to update to the newly installed OS!
    3. Plug in BB and double click on “Loader.exe.” It’s located in the same place as the above vendor.xml file.

    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 black “BlackBerry” screen with a status bar for up to 20 minutes at a time while the DM says “waiting for initialization.”
    If, for some reason, you end up with a white screen with small icons and the number 507, simply connect to the PC again and run Loader.exe again, and it should load the OS to the device.

    • Roy,
      1. I have downloaded the official OS 6 from the link you posted. The problem is that it doesnt let me install. Reason: i’m not a Blackberry subscriber! ?!?! What the heck is this?
      2. Also, I have installed the 380 on on 9700 ( a leaked version, not the oficial one). It runs perfect, but one single problem: it does not transfer all my contacts from the older 9000 with OS 5 when I chose Restore. I have 485 contacts and it transfers only 136. I can see all of them, but some of them will not respond to Menu or Call key at all. I have downgraded to OS5, restored the Address book and it runs perfect. I checked the Filter, Options, everything seems to be OK. Any idea?

  12. Do u have ur BIS active? If not dat process won’t work… Suggest u back up and start d loader remover ur bb batt and plug ur phone and put ur battery back in d loader should see ur bb and u can install d os on it den later after it has installed u can restore ur backup kapishe

  13. U can instal it follow d process In my last post

  14. Please I need advise. I am currently running on .448 but the memory leak is beginning to frustrate me as i have to keep doing a ba3 pull. I am considering downgrading to this .380 but I need someone to advise me if its going to be a good idea.

    • @Kellz:
      Are you sure this “memory leak” you describe is the bare OS itself, or could it be some app you have installed? I think I would do a wipe and clean install of .448 and test with no other apps installed before I downgraded so far.

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