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BlackBerry PlayBook OS Rolling Out

BlackBerry PlayBook OS Update

Since RIM is rolling out the new BlackBerry PlayBook OS you may need to perform the trick we just mentioned to force an update through Desktop Manager. There is no word on what specifically this new OS update brings but let us know in the comments. I am loving the fact that RIM is making the PlayBook a living device with constant improvements out the gate instead of waiting months or even a year between updates like other platforms.

Let us know if you spot anything new in this update! Thanks to everyone who sent this in! Thx to BBSync for the screenshot.

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  1. Trying to get it as I type doing the DM trick. Here’s hoping it fixes a few of the issues.

  2. gps works on bing maps now

  3. 3g tethering speed seems quicker

  4. Newcomer did you have to force it one your Playbook. Not sure I want to do that. Worried something might go wrong.

    • I assume by newcomer you mean me… Do I call you enthusiast…..

      Yes I forced it using the system that has been laid out on multiple sites. Worked 100% as advertised. I backed up everything and the restore went perfect.

  5. I was only able to get the update once i did a HARD RESET vs. the power app + restart button which got me no where. just an FYI for anyone having issues updating

  6. I was able to update with trick, Thanks

  7. 1705 is so ‘yesterday’ – today, via WiFi or via Desktop Manager you can download 1710 – and all without that magic trick which requires a backup/restore.


    It’s 23:50 and I’m half way through the update – all’s smooth.

  8. … further to the above… even via Desktop Manager it was all of a 20 minute effort.

    … and there’s no “.debrick” at the end of the file name for the OS image.

  9. OS 1710 just dropped through DM

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