When will AT&T give us OS 7.1?
I have been (im)patiently awaiting an update for my AT&T Torch 9810. Does anyone know if / when AT&T will release it? I tried a 7.1 update from another carrier, but it started behaving badly after a while, so I went back to the official OS 7 from AT&T.
- 05-18-2012, 11:44 AM #2
id say within the next 12 months
ATT hates blackberry, and it isnt their priority
- 05-18-2012, 01:04 PM #6
Any OS version is official for RIM. All an "official" status does is say that your carrier had several people of undetermined technical capability decide a particular version is good for its customers.
- 05-18-2012, 01:57 PM #8
You need to click on this link from Mobilicity and follow the instructions. Answer the questions (name, etc) click agree and the download will begin (long-like 15 -20 mins I remember), click save if its an option for install later. Once it is downloaded. Search your computer (search on start button on PC) for Vendor.xml (should be two) and delete both! Next: click on the download to install and let it do it's thing. Once installed, REBOOT your PC so the new configuration will take effect and let it install.
Next: open DM and do a FULL BACK UP! (both Loader and DM will do this as well but never too many back ups!) Also copy the license keys if you have any so you can use if needed.
Once the back up is done, the easiest way to install is using the DeskTop Manager. Open up DM with phone connected and click on update under device options. Click on check for updates if 7.1 bundle 1276 is not showing.
Click on install and let DM do the rest. It will make another back up and then wipe old OS/info followed by complete restore of your info/folders and apps. If any app isn't on there once restored, go to appworld/myworld/untinstalled--and reinstall. You will have to do a reset on your email accounts--info there, just needs to be reset on setup/email account--you just click on highlighted accounts on the menu and it will do the rest.
If you use Loader, the instructions are the same, just a few more questions. DM actually uses Loader but DM is easier for someone who just wants it done and not interested in how its done-LOL--my preference.
Also DO A COUPLE OF BATTERY PULLS to reset the phone. You should do a couple over the next couple of days to help the new OS set in. It is an awesome download with zero issues and amazing battery life. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
Last edited by go1ndr; 05-18-2012 at 02:17 PM. Reason: t
- 05-18-2012, 05:07 PM #9
@all, Thank you for your comments and advice. I was surprised at how many responses I received so quickly.
@go1ndr, Thanks for the detailed response and version recommendation. I will try the Mobilicity OS. I believe I used the T-Mobile version before and it was good for a while, but then started to behave badly.
- 05-20-2012, 03:06 PM #13
@kraski, in this case, "behave badly" means hanging such that a battery pull was required, hour glass for a minute or more at random times throughout the day, plus other undesirable behavior that made the device less usable.
@palomartian, no, this is not my first rodeo with AT&T, but this update seems to be taking longer than past releases. Or, maybe I'm just getting more impatient.
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-21-2012, 01:53 AM #16
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There are probably several good reasons why.
378 is the latest official release and media player is still problematic (as in 342). "Media device busy", non-responding, etc, irritating if you also use your bb as mp3 player. There are many posts on this.
402 is the latest leak that seems to fix the media player but for AT&T customers, the mic is muted so people you are calling cannot hear you. See the posts on findings about 402.
Based on my own experience, AT&T tends to be much more conservative when it comes to OS releases compared to other carriers. Still, nothing prevents you from installing OS releases from other carriers or braving the leaks.
Sent from my BlackBerry 9810 using TapatalkPhones: Motorola StarTAC > Motorola V180 > Palm Treo 680 > BlackBerry Bold 9000 > BlackBerry Bold 9700 > BlackBerry Torch 9810
- 05-21-2012, 09:45 AM #17
I've done most of the 7.0 upgrades and all the 7.1 upgrades through one of Mecca EL's .284 hybrids. Very few issues. Except that my particular phone likes eating batteries more than I'd like. But everything works, including hotspot without a tethering plan. I don't use it much, but I want it available for those rare times when I'm not in range of usable wifi. I'm not about to give up my $30 AT&T grandfathered unlimited plan for a $50 5gig data plan....if you know what I mean. Later versions seem to lose untethered hotspot on AT&T and some have other issues.
- 05-21-2012, 12:30 PM #18
- CrackBerry Newbie
05-22-2012, 10:49 AM #19
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- 05-22-2012, 03:28 PM #21
Now-Now. Play nice.
Hulhubber--I was on the 9900 forums doing some research for a friend and they had a lot of downloads on there; and you can always go to the BB Super Download Page for the latest leaks and officials out there. Good Luck!