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  1. brucelee777's Avatar
    Hello All,

    I'm a phone-o-phile and have gone through 6 phones in the last 6 months. I buy em for a good price, use em for a bit and then sell them on Craigslist.

    Got a pretty good deal ($150) on a sealed OG passport (this will be the 4th time buying the Passport over the last 2 years!). It is just so damn unique and it keeps calling me back - then I keep selling it when I'm defeated and know it's too big for my pockets :^)

    So....anyway.
    Reason for my post is, Should I keep the original stock OS or update it? I want to avoid the dreaded "Wi-Fi ONLY" bug.

    Any insight would be great.
    Thanks
    08-03-18 11:44 AM
  2. johnny_bravo72's Avatar
    "WiFi only" bug affects all versions. Doesn't matter whether you update or not.
    08-03-18 06:33 PM
  3. neoberry99's Avatar
    Whats this bug you speak of?
    08-04-18 01:00 AM
  4. johnny_bravo72's Avatar
    Whats this bug you speak of?
    Also known as "emergency calls only" bug. Passport can't lock on to any signal/network, and becomes a wifi only device. Several threads here regarding that issue.
    08-04-18 01:11 AM
  5. markmall's Avatar
    Also known as "emergency calls only" bug. Passport can't lock on to any signal/network, and becomes a wifi only device. Several threads here regarding that issue.
    I thought that this was a hardware defect.

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    08-04-18 01:55 AM
  6. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    I thought that this was a hardware defect.
    It is. And much like an Xbox "red ring of death", it will affect a lot of PPs sooner or later.
    08-04-18 02:29 AM
  7. tegar ramadhanu kariadinata's Avatar
    I think OG more than SE. SE will make it hot up corners. but OG no

     Passport RED Edition 10.3.32163
    08-04-18 06:11 AM
  8. SCBoch's Avatar
    That explains why my passport suddenly stopped working and couldn’t connect to a network...
    08-04-18 06:52 AM
  9. the_boon's Avatar
    And yet PassPort die-hards are/were quick to bash the KEYone/KEY2's (TCL's) build quality as if the "mighty" Passport didn't have its own fair share of issues also
    08-05-18 03:57 AM
  10. markmall's Avatar
    And yet PassPort die-hards are/were quick to bash the KEYone/KEY2's (TCL's) build quality as if the "mighty" Passport didn't have its own fair share of issues also
    I'm not sure anyone ever said that. At least when the PP breaks I can replace it for $100.

    Maybe the overall build quality is better in the PP. Like the materials and components like speakers, microphone, antennas, etc.

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    08-05-18 06:13 PM
  11. the_boon's Avatar
    I'm not sure anyone ever said that. At least when the PP breaks I can replace it for $100.

    Maybe the overall build quality is better in the PP. Like the materials and components like speakers, microphone, antennas, etc.

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    You can replace it for 100$ because it's a now 4 year old phone. Same can be said for many things
    08-06-18 04:37 AM
  12. markmall's Avatar
    You can replace it for 100$ because it's a now 4 year old phone. Same can be said for many things
    They don't make 'em like they used to, do they?

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    08-06-18 07:57 PM
  13. bqik's Avatar
    best phone is Priv...period
    RLeeSimon likes this.
    08-08-18 05:28 PM
  14. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    They don't make 'em like they used to, do they?

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    Think we're entering phase where price is creeping up due to scarcity and the WiFi only defect will be prevalent on more of the remaining sold devices. Used devices are showing $150-250 on Amazon now. Grab a spare while you can if that’s important to you.
    08-08-18 07:18 PM
  15. markmall's Avatar
    Think we're entering phase where price is creeping up due to scarcity and the WiFi only defect will be prevalent on more of the remaining sold devices. Used devices are showing $150-250 on Amazon now. Grab a spare while you can if that’s important to you.
    I haven't seen prices firm up except the SE and red PP's. Maybe you're right but I might never find out. I have too many BB10 phones already. And I can't get Onenote to work on any of them now except my daily driver PP.

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    Last edited by markmall; 08-09-18 at 02:17 AM.
    08-08-18 11:45 PM
  16. zer0ten's Avatar
    Update it to the latest software. There's no advantage to staying on earlier versions of BB10. Since 10.3 came out four years ago, the updates have been minimal so you may as well go with the latest.

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    08-09-18 12:09 AM
  17. RLeeSimon's Avatar
    best phone is Priv...period
    ...as I sob considering my Priv² alas just a pipe-dream... sniff
    Last edited by RLeeSimon; 12-01-18 at 09:41 PM.
    08-09-18 08:56 AM
  18. the_boon's Avatar
    ...as I sob considering my Priv² alas just a pipe-dream...
    First, the KEY devices have to sell well enough. Then, we'll see if TCL wants to bother with a riskier form factor.
    08-09-18 10:34 AM
  19. YesAndNo's Avatar
    Hello All,

    I'm a phone-o-phile and have gone through 6 phones in the last 6 months. I buy em for a good price, use em for a bit and then sell them on Craigslist.

    Got a pretty good deal ($150) on a sealed OG passport (this will be the 4th time buying the Passport over the last 2 years!). It is just so damn unique and it keeps calling me back - then I keep selling it when I'm defeated and know it's too big for my pockets :^)

    So....anyway.
    Reason for my post is, Should I keep the original stock OS or update it? I want to avoid the dreaded "Wi-Fi ONLY" bug.

    Any insight would be great.
    Thanks
    Yes you should. I have no issues with my Passport SE.
    08-09-18 08:45 PM
  20. YesAndNo's Avatar
    And yet PassPort die-hards are/were quick to bash the KEYone/KEY2's (TCL's) build quality as if the "mighty" Passport didn't have its own fair share of issues also
    I have nothing against the BB Key 2 , it is the virus google android Os that i hate.
    cyberdoggie likes this.
    08-09-18 08:47 PM
  21. oo_se7en's Avatar
    I didn't know about this "emergency only bug"...no wonder my Passport won't connect to any network which started onn the first or second week of July.

     B L A C K B E R R Y P A S S P O R T ™ SQW 100 -1 Bell Network O S Version 10.3.3.3216 Powered by Q N X "For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life." J O H N 3 : 1 6
    08-11-18 10:40 PM
  22. littlebuff's Avatar
    Anyone has a diagram or a sort of blue print of the OG Passport, kind of drawing that show which part is where?

    Posted via CB10
    08-12-18 01:34 AM
  23. pg sheng's Avatar
    The device could be blocked by its original user. Or simply delete it, download again.

    Posted via CB10
    08-13-18 12:00 AM
  24. Radoslav Valkov's Avatar
    I updated to the latest version for Passport and see no difference - the phone is working fine as expected.
    08-17-18 04:10 PM
  25. bansheeboyz's Avatar
    Wow I had the same issue I have to reinsert my Sim every other day

    Posted via CB10
    11-28-18 11:30 PM
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