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  1. Adam Szucs's Avatar
    Dear leak fans, please read the whole OP (opening post) through carefully.

    We put together an FAQ for you, so use it and give us ideas how to improve.
    No, you can't find all the answers you are looking for.
    And no, we can't solve all issues.
    You must acknowledge that you install this by your choice and any damage that you do is your responsibility.
    If you mess something up, don't panic, read the FAQ, read the thread and then ask nicely. Many helpful people will read you, and will help you.
    If you ask the same question for the tenth time... then you probably don't get an answer. (Guys, don't forget, play nicely, we are here to have fun.)

    So back to business, this is a full working OS for everybody(*). Yes, calls are working, yes, Android runtime is awesome, and yeah, you can always see your PIN.
    *Everybody=You can install on all Z10 models, except STL100-1. And no, you can't use it on Q10 or Q5. It's not because we are evil, because we don't have radio for them.

    Wanna download right now? Read the issues we found:
    Restoring from backup is not really working, read How-to in FAQ.
    Sometimes the OS gets laggy. Do a hard reset.
    You can experience severe battery drain, reason is possibly the next one.
    And it not always seems to be installed perfectly for the first time.
    UPDATE: Some people have BBM sign in issues, if you load up BBM Channels Beta, it should been resolved
    UPDATE: If your HUB do not display anything, iniate a wipe or reload the OS. it should fix it.
    UPDATE: If you have issues with texts, try to turn off wifi. Also wifi calling cannot be turned off.

    OS specific information:
    It has Jelly Bean (4.2.2) runtime.
    Notifications work even with Channels. (If you use the last Beta Zone build)
    And no, still no other radio than Z10 STL100-2/3/4.
    Voice calls don't work with lower radio version.
    And most of the apps won't work on lower 10.2 builds, but you can always try it yourself.

    If you plan to restore:
    UPDATE 2: Uninstall Link, no matter what version you have, and install the latest ( from BlackBerry's site.
    Revert down to 10.1, like 4651.
    Setup fully, then load 810.
    Setup this as well, the DO NOT wipe.
    Turn off all radios, connect it with Link and restore.
    It should work, but no guarantee. And no, it's 99% sure that if you don't follow the steps, you won't be able to restore.
    UPDATE: another method for restore, worth a try. Thanks, masterscarhead1
    1. Do setup but skip BBID, no need to go to 10.1
    2. Plug in to computer and let BB link recognize, do not sign in yet!
    3. Try to restore, it will tell you need to sign in (YOU MUST DO THIS STEP)
    4. Enter BBID in Settings>BBID without unplugging device
    5. TRY AGAIN in BB link, and it will still give you the same error, click cancel
    6. Disconnect device
    7. Reconnect device
    8. Restore And it should work from everytime after this. No need to repeat until you reinstall new leak

    So, dear Z10 owners (except me and anyone with STL100-1), enjoy and download this awesome leak, provided by OS Elite Team.

    Mega download link
    Why only one? Because it's still for only Z10 STL100-2/3/4.
    If it stall during download, try again. Or different browser. I suggest Opera 15. Other would say Chrome or Firefox.
    If you don't like Mega, wait for mirrors. Who will post it? Some very helpful people of this community.

    And here's our awesome FAQ. Never forget, this is not made by just me, but a group of very talented, intelligent and dedicated people.
    If you find a mistake, let us know. If you have ideas to improve, send it us. If you don't understand it, ask for clarification. We are here to help.
    Last edited by Adam Szucs; 07-29-13 at 12:50 PM.
    07-28-13 11:29 AM
  2. Adam Szucs's Avatar

    This leak says “No information available” in the Software Release, is that normal? Does it affect anything not having a software release?
    Yes this is normal, and it doesn’t affect anything. This really just means that this is an Internal build that wasn’t ever meant to be used outside of Blackberry testing. The software release is the number that’s used for over the air updates (example, update notification OTA means you’re getting OS Version

    Does this leak work on Z10 STL100-1?
    Read the original post. If it was available, it would be in the original post. We’re not ignoring you STL100-1 owners, it’s that we may have nothing to share with you. Unfortunately, the STL100-1 is different from all the other phones so far and requires different operating system and radio files.

    This leak is for a different model, can I Hybrid it for my device?
    If the leak is not for the STL100-1 then the OS itself should be compatible with all STL100-2,3,4, SQN, and SQR (and A series) phones. A working radio file is all that’s needed. If we know of a working combination we’ll let you know or provide an autoloader but feel free to experiment.

    What is all this SQN/SQR/STL?
    Those are the various model numbers for the phones. SQN = Q10, SQR = Q5, STL = Z10.
    Z10 is also split into more categories, STL100-1 and STL100-2,3, and 4. The STL100-1 is completely different from the other 3, but the 2, 3 and 4 are compatible.
    SQN (Q10) and SQR (Q5) use the same OS and radio files at this time, so if a leak is labelled for SQN(Q10) it’s probably safe to load onto your SQR(Q5).

    How do I tell what model I have?
    In Settings, go to About, and your model will be listed under “Model Number”

    How come you have an OS but won’t release it, or take a few days to release it?
    If it’s a Beta OS, that means it’s probably full of bugs. We want to take a bit of time to make sure they work reasonably well before releasing them. Many of the 10.2 releases were full of serious bugs and you couldn’t make phone calls. If it’s a minor update to a known, good OS typically they’re posted as quickly as possible.

    What is a radio file? And why do I need it?
    A radio file is the software that allows your phone to communicate with the network. This is based on the hardware in your phone. The radio file is potentially different for each model of phone. Radio files are always included in the Autoloaders provided unless otherwise specified. Just select the autoloader for your device and run it. Some hybrids will have different radio file versions, but you always need the proper radio for your model of phone.

    I’m getting an “Incompatible Radio” message and my phone won’t boot, what do I do?
    Don’t Panic. This usually happens if you’ve downloaded the autoloader for the wrong phone. If you have a Q10, download the autoloader for the SQN/SQR (Q10/Q5) series. If you have a Z10, get the proper autoloader for your model. Once you have it, turn off your phone, connect it to the computer, then run the autoloader and turn your phone back on.

    I’m on Verizon, how come my Z10 STL100-4 sometimes has a leak of it’s own and sometimes doesn't? What’s the difference?
    Verizon does technically have it’s own OS and radio files, however in practice they’re not necessary. The Z10 STL100-2 and STL100-3 are fully compatible with the STL100-4 that Verizon uses.
    The difference in the operating system is that Verizon includes some extra apps, Like Slacker Radio, Bing, and the Verizon single sign-on app. The operating system is appropriately modified to protect those apps so they’re not deleted if a security wipe is performed.

    Why is my PIN number on my screen in all 4 corners? Can you get rid of it?
    It’s on the screen because you’re running a leaked or Beta version of the OS. It’s not something that can be removed. On one hybrid build the PIN was visible during initial setup, but did disappear after the first reboot. That was an abnormality though and no other OS has done that.

    Where do the leaks come from?
    Contrary to popular belief, getting leaks does not involve a ceremony under the full moon in togas, or covert meetings in washrooms. Seriously, we can’t say where the leaks come from because we don’t want anyone to get in trouble.

    Can we trust leaks?
    Yes, we cannot modify the software in any way or it wouldn’t load onto your phone. That means that the software is not modified in any way, it is just as trustworthy as any other software release from blackberry. The main distinction is that the leak may not have passed all software testing so there could be bugs.

    What should I do if I softbricked my phone?
    Softbrick means that a previous install wasn’t complete and your phone does not start. You need turn it off, plug to USB and rerun the autoloader.

    Why I have restore problems?
    Everybody has different data on the phone, we are using not supported builds with a probably not complete migrating scripts and also an older version of BlackBerry Link that we supposed to have. There are few tricks, but there’s no 100% guarantee.

    Why my phone is overheating?
    After initial setup it starts to download data, index your messages. It uses both CPU and radio, and those things tend to heat. In average most people get over it in a few hours, for some it takes a day. And yes, there could be severe battery drain during it.

    NEW Questions added:

    There's some statistics (CPU, Memory...) or graphs on the screen of my phone, how can I remove it?
    It's there because you are running a developer build. Swipe down from the battery icon to cycle through each phase (none displayed, numerical statistics, graphs).

    How to perform hard reset?
    There's two method:
    1. Hold down the power button on the phone, until you see the BB logo, with loading cycle around it. NOT suggested.
    2. Hold down the volume up and down key, until the phone restarts. (Seems to be not functional on STL100-1). It also run a full diagnostic on your phone before start-up. And as a bonus, you get a free screenshot.

    How can I backup my contacts and texts?
    You can use for contacts: Contact X ($3) or IntouchApp (Free).
    For texts use: SMS Backup ($2).

    Why the OS eats up so much memory?
    Every model has 2 Gigabytes of RAM, if it wouldn't use it, it would be wasted anyway. However, you cannot manage to run out of RAM, because it handles it intelligently. Even if you have 8 Active Frames, and dozen tab open in Browser, it'll be still fast and snappy.

    What is OS Elite Team?
    OS Elite's official statement is:
    "It's Kris' cat saving initiative. The whole idea of being an Elite is that we can work without BlackBerry's control, it's a super secret branch of the BlackBerry's testing department. And as it run by Kris, his military connections paid off, now we have access to Hellfire missiles to shoot down anyone who's still complaining."

    Who is in that OS Elite Team?
    FlexNinja, Wu Wei, Mecca EL, xsacha, Wigley458, thurask, DarcyTallGuy, ofutur, pili4, Adam Szucs, BlackScorpion3, kwm1337, HaTaX, VeniceBB, OmniTech.

    Why is it good for me?
    The team tests any OS leak before release it, to ensure minimal problems for any leak fan. It takes time to play with, but you won't break your phone if something's not right.

    What is the policy of the group?
    We only release such builds that are fully functional and it is confirmed.
    Also, don't try to apply, if we would like to have a new member, we'll contact you him/her directly.

    If I want to contact you how can I do it?
    If you feel it important and personal, you can write a PM. But do NOT ask any of these questions:
    "I have this problem, please help me!" - Forum thread's where such discussion should happen. And it's much more likely that you'll get an answer.
    "My phone is PIN blocked." If it's a mistake, contact your reseller. If the phone is from not legal source, we can't help you.
    "I want to apply to the group." As previously stated, we aren't looking for more members.
    Or you can write to our forum thread: click here.
    And don't forget to subscribe to our BBM Channel to get notified first about any news: C00032537 (Any OS related issues should be discussed in the Forums. Also no spamming, you'll be noted and blocked once it'll be available for BBM Channels.)
    Last edited by Adam Szucs; 07-29-13 at 01:32 PM.
    07-28-13 11:29 AM
  3. Cranky's Avatar
    OH yea

    07-28-13 11:29 AM
  4. Kris Simundson's Avatar
    First! Aha nice write up Adam

    Posted via CB10

    Edit: looks like I'm second nice job cranky
    07-28-13 11:30 AM
  5. mikeplus1's Avatar
    Nice! Thanks!
    07-28-13 11:30 AM
  6. yelmonster's Avatar
    Oh yeah!! This is what kris told me about earlier!!!

    This signature was swiped up from the Z10's sexy keyboard.
    07-28-13 11:30 AM
  7. Daveensannie's Avatar
    Woohoooo thank you guys and girls !!
    07-28-13 11:32 AM
  8. Hsuny12's Avatar
    Might have to try this one...Thanks for the hard work

    Posted on my Z10 via CB10
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    07-28-13 11:32 AM
  9. Bure03's Avatar
    STL people are lucky.. hopefully we get something for the Q soon!

    Thanks for the hard work guys, amazing stuff!

    Posted via CB10
    07-28-13 11:33 AM
  10. pili4's Avatar
    Good work Adam!

    On my sweet Z10 with CB10! Verizon STL100-4 BBM Channel: C000534C0
    07-28-13 11:34 AM
  11. Cranky's Avatar
    First! Aha nice write up Adam

    Posted via CB10

    Edit: looks like I'm second nice job cranky
    I typed the shortest msg I could. Just wish that there was a radio for the Q10.

    07-28-13 11:34 AM
  12. Kris Simundson's Avatar
    Q users can use this with a 341 radio or a 45xx radio and up. However, you will not have working phone calls.

    Edit: Further to my last, once the BlackBerry 10.2 Gold SDK download is available (, us Q users should be able to hybrid this OS with that Radio to have a 100% working OS.
    Cranky, lowest, tonyron227 and 4 others like this.
    07-28-13 11:35 AM
  13. rajbir01's Avatar
    This is freaking awesome. Thank you so much OS elite team and I hope the community can provide you with a much better experience with this leak.

    Everyone, please read Adam's post and FAQ as many times as you need before you ask a question and please ensure its not answered in the OP.


    Posted via CB10
    07-28-13 11:37 AM
  14. Blackroc86's Avatar
    Mega thanks to the Elite Team. Now I have something interesting/fun to do on a rainy Sunday here.
    07-28-13 11:38 AM
  15. Cranky's Avatar
    Q users can use this with a 341 radio or a 45xx radio and up. However, you will not have working phone calls.
    Figured that from everything that I've been reading.

    Hey, there's a new concept, searching & reading. /p

    Kris Simundson and Mecca EL like this.
    07-28-13 11:39 AM
  16. CT9AJ's Avatar
    Sweet. Getting closer to me trying one of these 10.2 builds.

    Posted via CB10
    07-28-13 11:42 AM
  17. meltbox360's Avatar

    I like 10.2 leaks.

    Posted via CB10
    07-28-13 11:46 AM
  18. Eng.KoD's Avatar
    That is not everybody thats almost tenth of bodies


    Posted via my keyboard beast running10.1.0.4687
    07-28-13 11:50 AM
  19. Wigley458's Avatar
    Yaaaaa. Adam. Ur just lost your virginity

    Z10STL100-3/ - best phone ever http://channelpin.com/C000B3B57
    Adam Szucs likes this.
    07-28-13 11:52 AM
  20. KporalBoyQ10's Avatar
    Thanx Crackberry. this post was waiting .. Like Crackberry.Com & His OS ELITE TEAM
    07-28-13 11:53 AM
  21. f0xG3's Avatar
    Interesting, I will wait for further results =))

    And the entire weekend I was busy setting up and fiddling with my newly bought (used) Galaxy Nexus. BlackBerry must have sensed I may go rouge =))

    Posted via CB10
    07-28-13 11:54 AM
  22. EchuOkan1's Avatar
    Woo hoo! I have to leave my home with the family, but will start with the download and back up. I guess no sleep tonight. =0)

    Posted via CB10
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    07-28-13 11:55 AM
  23. EchuOkan1's Avatar
    Forgot. Thank you guys; you are awesome!!!!

    Posted via CB10
    07-28-13 11:56 AM
  24. Akure4Life's Avatar

    I am still waiting for my Z10 to be repaired. Almost 2 weeks without my Z10. I feel naked.

    I am downloading this leak anyway.
    07-28-13 11:57 AM
  25. tonyron227's Avatar
    This is what I'm talking about...great job to all involved.
    07-28-13 12:00 PM
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