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    Default Sim Free Z10 OS Update Clarification

    Hi guys, I've been doing some reading lately because I just noticed I couldn't get update OTA on my sim free STL1002. I am still running the same old buggy 10.9.2x OS I have had since day 1 and from what I have gathered so far, the only way to get an update is by plugging in a sim card from a carrier that has pushed out an update.

    My problem is I am in Australia and no carrier has released the Z10 yet. Does this mean I have to wait until Telstra and Optus release the Z10 and wait again until they push an update before I can see some improvements on my OS performance? Isn't there a way like the good ol' days to just download an updated STL1002 OS and flash it and restore everything after reloading the OS? If I knew this before hand I would have not forked out so much money to buy it sim free in the first place but oh well...

    Sorry if this has been posted before...all I see on the other threads are sim free update questions from people who live in countries that have access to a carrier sim that can push an update so the queries are solved right away without discussing scenarios like mine.

    Any help's greatly appreciated.
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    Grab an Optus pre-paid sim and use that. $2.00. Sorted.
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    Confirm that the sim card trick works on my unlocked z 10

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    so you mean even while optus has not released the z10 yet i can already update using their sim?

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    Default Re: Sim Free Z10 OS Update Clarification

    Quote Originally Posted by sportline View Post
    Confirm that the sim card trick works on my unlocked z 10

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    what sim did you use?use? optus?



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    Yep. An Optus sim will cause the update to be pushed to you. Strange but true.
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    Mine is stl00-2 LTE unit in indonesia, updating using expired M1 Singapore sim.card. I got 2 updates 157 and 727mb.
    Initially 348 now at 10.0.10.90.

    So you get any Vodafone or optus or any sim from any carrier that has released the update and you're good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportline View Post
    Mine is stl00-2 LTE unit in indonesia, updating using expired M1 Singapore sim.card. I got 2 updates 157 and 727mb.
    Initially 348 now at 10.0.10.90.

    So you get any Vodafone or optus or any sim from any carrier that has released the update and you're good.

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    Not Vodafone AU. Optus is the only Australian carrier that will work. 10.0.10.90.
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    that sounds good!good! I'll swing by the servo tonight to grab a $2 optus micro sim and report back on the progress later...cheers!


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    Quote Originally Posted by TitoAdam View Post
    that sounds good!good! I'll swing by the servo tonight to grab a $2 optus micro sim and report back on the progress later...cheers!


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    Good luck. You should be fine. That's how I updated my unlocked UK version here through the week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TitoAdam View Post
    that sounds good!good! I'll swing by the servo tonight to grab a $2 optus micro sim and report back on the progress later...cheers!


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    Oh, and a word to the wise.... Be patient. If it appears things are stuck, it's not. It just takes a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinnugent View Post
    Oh, and a word to the wise.... Be patient. If it appears things are stuck, it's not. It just takes a while.
    thanks mate. i already got one from 7-11. ill just activate it when i get home and try to run the update...if im not too drunk that is

    btw did you do it ota or via link? did your data apps and settings stay intact?

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    ok just an update...that Optus micro sim was the best $2 I've spent all month! i didn't even have to activate the sim i just popped it in and the update showed up via ota tight away..im now on 10.0.10.90. Many thanks indeed!!!

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    i didnt lose anything as well and my settings stayed intact..very happy thanks mate!

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    Waaow! Loving that! I'm gonna run to thw 7-11 too to grab the sim then! Thx!

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    You beat me to the punch. Sunday mornings are sleep in time around here. I was going to say you don't need to activate the card at all, either. Dead easy. Hang onto it for next time.
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    yeah it was just by accident that i wasn't able to activate the sim...i got home at around 11 last night and went to the optus site to activate the sim but they were down...called the activation line and the agent said they are down until 4am so i just went ahead and checked for updates with a non active sim just using wifi and there it was...no need to activate the sim at all cheers mate!

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    I have the same problem.. can anyone be so kind enough where can I get an Optus sim online and ship it here in Philippines... I'm kinda getting annoyed that the .85 / .90 isn't pushing here yet (or an M1 SIM from Singapore)

    On a second note, our carrier will release the phone at March 19, I'm hoping that the update goes along with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by f0xG3 View Post
    I have the same problem.. can anyone be so kind enough where can I get an Optus sim online and ship it here in Philippines... I'm kinda getting annoyed that the .85 / .90 isn't pushing here yet (or an M1 SIM from Singapore)

    On a second note, our carrier will release the phone at March 19, I'm hoping that the update goes along with it.
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    I'd prefer somewhere within Asia-Pacific. Shipping will kill me over a $2 - $10 micro-Sim.
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    I have a Vodafone UK sim coming. I bought it before I found out the Optus one will work too. I can send that to you, but honestly by the time you get it your carrier will have the device I guess.
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    Optus has not released the Z10 here in Australia. I believe it will be available on the last week of this month. Yet, their sim pushes the update already. Who's releasing the Z10 in the PH on the 19th? is it Globe or Smart? have you tried checking for an update on their sim now? I think it may be a similar case with Optus being in pre-release at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TitoAdam View Post
    Optus has not released the Z10 here in Australia. I believe it will be available on the last week of this month. Yet, their sim pushes the update already. Who's releasing the Z10 in the PH on the 19th? is it Globe or Smart? have you tried checking for an update on their sim now? I think it may be a similar case with Optus being in pre-release at the moment.
    Both Globe and Smart PH (only the first 2000 subscribers for Smart PH on Plan 2000 will get it free)
    http://www.philstar.com/gadgets/2013...erry-z10-suite
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    Globe still doesn't have the update pushed. I just checked with a frown on my face. In other news it seems that getting the z10 for smart is moot as it doesn't seem to be compatible with smarts lte bands.

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    I heard that globe is offering the phone free at plan 1799.

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    Quote Originally Posted by serahjessa View Post
    Globe still doesn't have the update pushed. I just checked with a frown on my face. In other news it seems that getting the z10 for smart is moot as it doesn't seem to be compatible with smarts lte bands.

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    Globe has LTE Band 3 (1800), Smart has LTE Bands 1,3,5 (850/1800/2100)
    List of LTE networks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Z10 STL100-2 supports Band 3 (1800).
    BlackBerry Z10 - Full phone specifications

    If Globe and Smart advertised it having LTE, then they should be shipping this version.

    For comparison, here is the iPhone 5 in Globe / Smart that uses LTE (GSM A1428), you can say the first Frequencies of Smart was specifically tailored for iPhone 5 LTE frequencies
    Apple iPhone 5 - Full phone specifications
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