1. grrraeme's Avatar
    I'm a new Q10 owner and new to BlackBerry (well, newish, the Q10 is the first BB I've used that isn't a locked down work phone), so I only recently discovered that the OS available to you is determined by your carrier.

    I purchased my Q10 (SQN 100-3) SIM free primarily to avoid having any unwanted crap on my phone. My carrier is o2 Ireland; I stick with them because they provide fairly good customer service and great coverage near my home & work, but have resigned myself to their being pretty hopeless technically.

    When I first unboxed the Q10 I updated over WiFi before putting in my SIM - I'm not certain what version I updated to, but I think it was 10.1.0.2309. Battery life was great and there was no carrier shortcut "app" or start screen on rebooting.

    A few days later, BlackBerry Link told me I had an OS update waiting. I installed it and discovered that my phone had gained bloatware and branding but nothing useful. Worse still, it had gone from being able to survive for close 24 hours on a full charge down to about 8 hours.

    I'm not particularly interested in installing a leaked OS (the only suggestions I could find when searching the forums) just the most recent unmolested version of 10.1 available for an unlocked Q10. If anyone could provide any tips on how this could be accomplished it would be very greatly appreciated.


    OS details:

    Software Release 10.1.0.2309
    OS Version 10.1.0.2342
    Radio Version: 10.1.0.2343
    07-02-13 04:06 PM
  2. altijdzwart's Avatar
    I also have the Q10 (SQN 100-3)
    o.s. : 10.1.0.4285
    battery life is great. Have juice for about 2 days straight (normal use)
    07-02-13 04:42 PM
  3. andysan1971's Avatar
    I also have the Q10 (SQN 100-3)
    o.s. : 10.1.0.4285
    battery life is great. Have juice for about 2 days straight (normal use)
    I don't get 2 days but not far off it.

    Posted via CB10
    07-02-13 05:07 PM
  4. grrraeme's Avatar
    10.1.0.4285 is a leaked OS, right? Had promised myself wouldn't go down that rabbithole after spending so much time messing about with custom Android ROMs in the past...but the promise of close to 2 days battery is sorely tempting...
    07-02-13 05:24 PM
  5. robsteve's Avatar
    Delete the carrier bloatware, reboot and give it a few days to settle in.

    If you check for updates and the updates are in the tens of megabytes, rather than hundreds of mb, it is just the delted apps wanting to be reinstalled.

    The 4285 is a pretty solid OS and I wouldn't be afraid to install it. You may still get the bloatware if you check for updates after the install.


    Posted via CB10
    07-02-13 05:55 PM
  6. erose75's Avatar
    How does one get rid of "bloatware"? I have ATT version 10.1.0.2030 (SQN100-1). I did have an update a couple days ago that was only 33MB, so I probably installed some junk.
    07-06-13 04:00 PM
  7. grrraeme's Avatar
    Loaded the 4285 leak today and very happy with it so far. Already seeing some battery life improvement. Thanks for the steer!

    Posted via CB10
    07-06-13 07:35 PM

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