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  1. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    Software For BlackBerry Torch™ 9850 smartphone

    BlackBerry Handheld Software v7.1.0.457 (All Languages)

    Package Version: 7.1.0.457
    Consisting of:

    Applications: 7.1.0.163
    Software Platform: 5.1.0.137
    File name: 9850jAllLang_PBr7.1.0_rel457_PL5.1.0.137_A7.1.0.16 3_Sprint_L.P.exe
    File size: 256.28MB

    Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.

    Download Software


    Here's my updated OS install guide if anyone needs a refresher...

    ELITE1's OS UPGRADE GUIDE

    1. (Optional) Uninstall any previous OS from PC.
    2. Download OS to PC. Use Internet Explorer, not Firefox or Chrome. (For leaked versions, browser is irrelevant.)
      *If 100% certain you've previously used FF or Chrome on same PC to DL an OS successfully, feel free to use FF or Chrome again.
    3. Following successful DL, run OS file to install OS on PC.
    4. On BB, go to BBM Options, scroll down to Backup section. Ensure Remote Backup is enabled AND also conduct a Local Backup to media card.
    5. Go through any 3rd party apps with option to save settings to media card. Conduct Backup to media card within each of these apps. (Examples: Bellshare apps like BerryBuzz & BerryWeather; QuickLaunch; Shao's apps like Wallpaper Changer & SixTools; etc).
    6. Connect BB to PC. Open DM and backup device. Close DM.
    7. (Optional) Use desktop app like BBSAK or BBMCP to backup 3rd party apps.
    8. On PC, delete Vendor file located here:
      •64-bit: Computer/C:/Program Files (x86)/Common Files/Research In Motion/AppLoader
      •32-bit: Computer/C:/Program Files/Common Files/Research In Motion/AppLoader
    9. (Optional/Recommended) Run BB Boss v2.2 or BBH Tool (formerly Shrink-A-OS).
    10. In same AppLoader file where you deleted Vendor, double-click Loader to load OS to BB. Follow onscreen instructions.
    11. After loading OS, perform several physical battery pulls over first 1-2 days for OS to "settle in." Perform first batt pull very soon after OS is loaded.


    TROUBLESHOOTING
    How to Fix OS not Appearing as Available
    There are 2 common reasons:

    A. HIDDEN VENDOR FILE
    Consider trying this new desktop app to remove Vendor from several common locations:
    Vendor XML Remover V1.0

    If manually deleting Vendor, always hold down SHIFT and press DELETE to permanently delete.
    Check here first:
    •64-bit: Computer\C:\Users\{USER NAME}\AppData\Roaming\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Loader XML
    •32-bit: Computer\C:\Documents and Settings\{USER NAME}\Application Data\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Loader XML
    If Loader still doesn't make new OS available, search PC for "Vendor".

    If Vendor is not found anywhere, see below to delete contents of AppLoader folder. (Folder where you found Loader & Vendor.)

    B. APPLOADER FOLDER ITEMS
    1. Uninstall the OS: Control Panel\Programs and Features, highlight this BlackBerry Device Software, click Uninstall at top.
    2. Delete AppLoader folder contents: Highlight any item, CTRL+A to select all, SHIFT+DELETE to permanently delete.
      •64-bit: Computer/C:/Program Files (x86)/Common Files/Research In Motion/AppLoader
      •32-bit: Computer/C:/Program Files/Common Files/Research In Motion/AppLoader
    3. Restart PC.
    4. Re-install OS on PC: Go to your browser's downloads section, double-click OS to start InstallShield Wizard.
    5. Delete Vendor: Return to AppLoader folder, highlight Vendor, SHIFT+DELETE.
    6. Load OS to BB: Attach BB to PC, double-click Loader (in AppLoader folder, where you deleted Vendor).


    PS I've posted this before in other threads, but there always seems to be some people that appreciate a step-by-step each time.
    Last edited by BigBadWulf; 12-16-11 at 11:36 PM. Reason: added upgrade guide
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    12-16-11 04:57 PM
  2. amanda.m.tietsort's Avatar
    will this os work for other carriers? i'm impatiently waiting for my carrier to release 7.1 and i don't want to screw up my phone trying one from a different carrier
    12-16-11 06:07 PM
  3. dictoresno's Avatar
    will this os work for other carriers? i'm impatiently waiting for my carrier to release 7.1 and i don't want to screw up my phone trying one from a different carrier
    as ALWAYS......this will work for all CDMA 9850's regarless of carrier.

    and someone needs to re-up this when they get it. lol the blackberry server is downloading at like 40 kb/s hahaha.
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    12-16-11 06:16 PM
  4. amanda.m.tietsort's Avatar
    that is kind of what i thought but i didn't want to find out the hard way that i was wrong

    thank you
    12-16-11 06:19 PM
  5. DaFoxGrey's Avatar
    will this os work for other carriers? i'm impatiently waiting for my carrier to release 7.1 and i don't want to screw up my phone trying one from a different carrier
    For non Sprint phones:
    Download/install the new DM software on your computer, "Search files/folders" your computer for "Vendor.xml" file(s) and delete it/them, then hook you phone up to the computer, fire up DM, and you will see the new software version in the Update list.
    Last edited by DaFoxGrey; 12-16-11 at 08:01 PM.
    12-16-11 06:24 PM
  6. amanda.m.tietsort's Avatar
    For non Sprint phones:
    Download/install the new DM software on your computer, "Search files/folders" your computer for "vender.xml" file(s) and delete it/them, then hook you phone up to the computer, fire up DM, and you will see the new software version in the Update list.
    ok so the vendor.xml file(s) are on my phone? i've never done this before so im a little bit confused
    12-16-11 06:41 PM
  7. Elite1's Avatar
    Here's my updated OS install guide if anyone needs a refresher...

    ELITE1's OS UPGRADE GUIDE

    1. (Optional) Uninstall any previous OS from PC.
    2. Download OS to PC. Use Internet Explorer, not Firefox or Chrome. (For leaked versions, browser is irrelevant.)
      *If 100% certain you've previously used FF or Chrome on same PC to DL an OS successfully, feel free to use FF or Chrome again.
    3. Following successful DL, run OS file to install OS on PC.
    4. On BB, go to BBM Options, scroll down to Backup section. Ensure Remote Backup is enabled AND also conduct a Local Backup to media card.
    5. Go through any 3rd party apps with option to save settings to media card. Conduct Backup to media card within each of these apps. (Examples: Bellshare apps like BerryBuzz & BerryWeather; QuickLaunch; Shao's apps like Wallpaper Changer & SixTools; etc).
    6. Connect BB to PC. Open DM and backup device. Close DM.
    7. (Optional) Use desktop app like BBSAK or BBMCP to backup 3rd party apps.
    8. On PC, delete Vendor file located here:
      •64-bit: Computer/C:/Program Files (x86)/Common Files/Research In Motion/AppLoader
      •32-bit: Computer/C:/Program Files/Common Files/Research In Motion/AppLoader
    9. (Optional/Recommended) Run BB Boss v2.2 or BBH Tool (formerly Shrink-A-OS).
    10. In same AppLoader file where you deleted Vendor, double-click Loader to load OS to BB. Follow onscreen instructions.
    11. After loading OS, perform several physical battery pulls over first 1-2 days for OS to "settle in." Perform first batt pull very soon after OS is loaded.


    TROUBLESHOOTING
    How to Fix OS not Appearing as Available
    There are 2 common reasons:

    A. HIDDEN VENDOR FILE
    Consider trying this new desktop app to remove Vendor from several common locations:
    Vendor XML Remover V1.0

    If manually deleting Vendor, always hold down SHIFT and press DELETE to permanently delete.
    Check here first:
    •64-bit: Computer\C:\Users\{USER NAME}\AppData\Roaming\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Loader XML
    •32-bit: Computer\C:\Documents and Settings\{USER NAME}\Application Data\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Loader XML
    If Loader still doesn't make new OS available, search PC for "Vendor".

    If Vendor isn't found anywhere, see below to delete contents of AppLoader folder. (Folder where you found Loader & Vendor.)

    B. APPLOADER FOLDER ITEMS
    1. Uninstall the OS: Control Panel\Programs and Features, highlight this BlackBerry Device Software, click Uninstall at top.
    2. Delete AppLoader folder contents: Highlight any item, CTRL+A to select all, SHIFT+DELETE to permanently delete.
      •64-bit: Computer/C:/Program Files (x86)/Common Files/Research In Motion/AppLoader
      •32-bit: Computer/C:/Program Files/Common Files/Research In Motion/AppLoader
    3. Restart PC.
    4. Re-install OS on PC: Go to your browser's downloads section, double-click OS to start InstallShield Wizard.
    5. Delete Vendor: Return to AppLoader folder, highlight Vendor, SHIFT+DELETE.
    6. Load OS to BB: Attach BB to PC, double-click Loader (in AppLoader folder, where you deleted Vendor).


    PS I've posted this before in other threads, but there always seems to be some people that appreciate a step-by-step each time.
    Last edited by elite1; 12-16-11 at 08:33 PM. Reason: added few links + Troubleshooting guide
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    12-16-11 06:45 PM
  8. amanda.m.tietsort's Avatar
    when i run it to install it it says that its not a valid Win32 application
    12-16-11 06:48 PM
  9. DaFoxGrey's Avatar
    ok so the vendor.xml file(s) are on my phone? i've never done this before so im a little bit confused
    Vendor.xml(s) are put in the OS file that is loaded/installed onto your computer for Desktop Manager. Those files lock the OS version to a "brand name" Blackberry, in this case Sprint. So if your using a phone that is not branded from Sprint, the OS will not show up in your Desktop Manager for your phone to use as an upgrade.
    Deleting the Vendor.xml files lets DM load the "Sprint only" version to a non-Sprint phone.

    So using the link:
    https://swdownloads.blackberry.com/D...BB765225CE8C0E

    You can download from Blackberry the DM software for the Sprint phone to your computer. Install that on your computer then use the Search for Files or Folders on your computer to look for the Vendor.xml file(s) to delete. You can then connect your phone to the computer via USB and use the Desktop Manager to load the updated OS into your phone.
    You can search CrackBerry for a more detailed procedure in installing OS's into your phone.
    Last edited by DaFoxGrey; 12-16-11 at 08:02 PM.
    12-16-11 06:52 PM
  10. DaFoxGrey's Avatar
    when i run it to install it it says that its not a valid Win32 application
    Make sure it has completely downloaded before trying to run it, use the Save option and not Run option when you open the link in your web browser.
    Re-download it if the error repeats. Check your computer for viruses if you keep getting the Win32 message on fresh downloads.
    12-16-11 06:55 PM
  11. amanda.m.tietsort's Avatar
    ok i know im being a royal pain, but this is the first time.

    i deleted the xml file. so now i can go to dm click on import files choose the os and it should work?
    12-16-11 06:57 PM
  12. amanda.m.tietsort's Avatar
    In same AppLoader file where you deleted Vendor, double-click on Loader to initiate OS upgrade. Follow onscreen instructions.

    ok so i have the apploader thing open. i click on the add button but the os doesn't show up. it doesn't show under all files or under application loader files. i must have did something wrong?
    12-16-11 07:21 PM
  13. amanda.m.tietsort's Avatar
    officially giving up. i'm not a computer geek and apparently i need ****** easy directions. idk wtf to do at this point.

    if anybody is interested in helping me...pin me plz
    12-16-11 07:36 PM
  14. MRHORSE's Avatar
    o, I am waiting for 9860 OS 7.1.....
    12-16-11 08:00 PM
  15. Elite1's Avatar
    In same AppLoader file where you deleted Vendor, double-click on Loader to initiate OS upgrade. Follow onscreen instructions.

    ok so i have the apploader thing open. i click on the add button but the os doesn't show up. it doesn't show under all files or under application loader files. i must have did something wrong?
    officially giving up. i'm not a computer geek and apparently i need ****** easy directions. idk wtf to do at this point.

    if anybody is interested in helping me...pin me plz
    Don't feel too bad! I'm actually not that techy, or didn't used to be.
    I remember this all feeling very overwhelming too the first few times I did this. Now I think it's a breeze, but takes some practice!

    I updated my guide in Post #7 with some troubleshooting tips.
    Just start back at its very top and do each step again, exactly as described.

    Good luck!
    12-16-11 08:39 PM
  16. lndrvr90's Avatar
    Ok. One thing i found with this os is that i cant delete bbm from my phone now. I was running bbm 6.1 and am no longer able to delete and download the beta version. Any suggestions? besides going back down to the last os.
    12-16-11 08:45 PM
  17. kbz1960's Avatar
    officially giving up. i'm not a computer geek and apparently i need ****** easy directions. idk wtf to do at this point.

    if anybody is interested in helping me...pin me plz
    http://crackberry.com/blackberry-101...ting-system-os

    This might help removing the vendor.xml files
    VENDELETE.CMD - VENDOR.XML file Remover
    Last edited by kbz1960; 12-16-11 at 08:51 PM. Reason: add url
    12-16-11 08:47 PM
  18. dictoresno's Avatar
    Ok. One thing i found with this os is that i cant delete bbm from my phone now. I was running bbm 6.1 and am no longer able to delete and download the beta version. Any suggestions? besides going back down to the last os.
    i dont think the beta BBM is compatible with OS 7.1, thats been discussed before.
    12-16-11 08:58 PM
  19. Elite1's Avatar
    What version of BBM is included with the OS?
    12-16-11 10:11 PM
  20. noneil's Avatar
    Just what I've been waiting for! I love it, keep it up RIM.
    12-16-11 10:38 PM
  21. myflaz's Avatar
    9850jAllLang_PBr7.1.0_rel457_PL5.1.0.137_A7.1.0.16 3_Sprint_L.P.exe
    http://www.filesonic.com/file/4259468085
    12-16-11 11:01 PM
  22. sokar42's Avatar
    So does this come with the wifi hotspot?
    12-16-11 11:14 PM
  23. dictoresno's Avatar
    So does this come with the wifi hotspot?

    lol yes..............
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    12-16-11 11:19 PM
  24. sokar42's Avatar
    lol yes..............
    Many of the 7.1 postings have said with hotspot, so I just had to ask.

    Great day. First the PlayBook update so A2DP works (os2 beta).
    Now 7.1 for 9850.

    I'll install it tonight, but won't have a lot of time to play, so I report in tomorrow morning with my initial findings.
    Last edited by sokar42; 12-16-11 at 11:52 PM.
    12-16-11 11:30 PM
  25. iamjohnnytrox's Avatar
    Finally, we get an update for the 9850 and not the 9860, hopefully they fixed the damn back button and menu buttons breaking. If not, I'm taking mine back to get a new one.
    12-17-11 02:46 AM
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