At&t Where is OS 7.1 for the Bold 9900???
I hate how At&t basically gave up on releasing OS updates. They haven't realeased anything since the phone launched. I want 7.1 for the battery saving options and other features. I don't like installing other carriers OS, but I might have to. Any recommendations on which one works best for At&t? Thanks!
- 07-05-2012, 02:17 PM #2
It is more irritating than simply having to forgo an official update by your carrier because not only does AT&T show little interest in ever updating it's OS, but for some reason which I don't understand, the AT&T 9900's do not play well with other carriers' much more current updates. Normally you can use any official update with no significant issues, so that we can all benefit from OS upgrades wherever and with whomever they occur. But because it is AT&T, when you do upgrade to the latest 7.1, your microphone cuts out! I had tried a few of the latest releases and they looked very good but had to downgrade because my microphone would intermittently cut out on calls. I am currently using 18.104.22.1681 and that works well, and with no microphone issue. SFAIK, that is the latest OS that definitely works without the microphone issue. Some people have been able to upgrade to more recent releases, but not me.Z10, 10.0.10.684 -- Playbook 64gb, 22.214.171.1242 and Surface Pro 128
07-05-2012, 02:21 PM #3
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The forums have threads about the 9900 and its available OS options. Looks like depending on your cell tower location some of the series below 126.96.36.199xx may be the best. Others have a microphone issue that is annoying. My household 9900 runs .342 and does just fine. http://forums.crackberry.com/leaked-...9900-a-710611/
- 07-05-2012, 04:17 PM #4
It's likely that AT&T doesn't care about RIM devices even though they get $30+ every month for data use on every device...Life is too short to spend time messing with Windows Computers, and any phone but a Blackberry.
Apple Computers and Blackberrys never let you down.
- 07-06-2012, 01:11 AM #6
So true about AT&T.... and it's possible that AT&T can't figure out how to ... ummm... 'monitor' the hotspot feature and control it to their advantage...(BBM # 5)
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- 07-06-2012, 05:29 AM #10
You are wasting you time waiting on AT&T to deliver the latest OS. RIM charges lots of money for the carrier updates and the RIM products are not on the top of the list to spend money on.
Install another carriers OS and you will be fine.
- 07-06-2012, 09:51 AM #11
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