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  1. jsosa91's Avatar
    Hello guys I just bought a T-Mobile BlackBerry Q10 from offer up the BlackBerry is currently running 10.2.1.2156 I was wondering whether or not to update it to the current software any pros or cons if I keep it how it is? Thanks
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    06-09-16 03:42 PM
  2. conite's Avatar
    Well, if you're happy being on an OS from 2013, then stick with it.

    There have been a number of improvements over the last couple of years. I would recommend 10.3.2.2813.

    Here are some of the new features:
    http://ca.blackberry.com/software/sm...rry-10-os.html
    Last edited by conite; 06-09-16 at 04:31 PM.
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    06-09-16 04:05 PM
  3. raino's Avatar
    If you update to anything newer than 10.3.2.500, you will not be able to downgrade below 10.3.2.500 (like, going back to 10.2.1.2156) so be absolutely sure you don't like the OS you have, or want what's available in 10.3.2.

    If you are a TMO customer interested in keeping WiFi calling on 10.3.2 (WFC,) there are only certain builds that work with WFC. One of the most stable, I believe is 10.3.2.2789. You'll have to manually install it; the autoloader method should be the easiest albeit it will wipe your phone--but that shouldn't be a huge deal right now because your phone is still pretty new.
    06-09-16 04:10 PM
  4. conite's Avatar
    If you update to anything newer than 10.3.2.500, you will not be able to downgrade below 10.3.2.500 (like, going back to 10.2.1.2156) so be absolutely sure you don't like the OS you have, or want what's available in 10.3.2.

    If you are a TMO customer interested in keeping WiFi calling on 10.3.2 (WFC,) there are only certain builds that work with WFC. One of the most stable, I believe is 10.3.2.2789. You'll have to manually install it; the autoloader method should be the easiest albeit it will wipe your phone--but that shouldn't be a huge deal right now because your phone is still pretty new.
    10.3.2.2813 allows wifi calling too. 10.3.2.2876 broke it.
    06-09-16 04:28 PM
  5. raino's Avatar
    10.3.2.2813 allows wifi calling too. 10.3.2.2876 broke it.
    Right. I was just stating my belief that WFC is the most stable on 2789. I could have done a better job making that point
    06-09-16 04:30 PM
  6. Velocitymj's Avatar
    I use a Q10 and found (along w/ many BlackBerry owners) OS10.3.1 to be a disaster.
    There are a lot of threads on that OS update that you can read.
    I moved back to 10.2.1 and I'm not completely happy but it's better than 10.3.1.
    I bought a Classic running the latest version of 10.3.2, and I don't like the fact that the on screen answer button covers up the caller ID # (how stupid is that?), dark screen options are gone along with a few other preferences.
    I never use the Classic because of those issues.
    What is improved w/ that update is editing functionality when texting.
    Do a search here on the OS to inform yourself before updating.

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    06-13-16 10:13 AM
  7. EFats's Avatar
    I use a Q10 and found (along w/ many BlackBerry owners) OS10.3.1 to be a disaster.
    There are a lot of threads on that OS update that you can read.
    I moved back to 10.2.1 and I'm not completely happy but it's better than 10.3.1.
    I bought a Classic running the latest version of 10.3.2, and I don't like the fact that the on screen answer button covers up the caller ID # (how stupid is that?), dark screen options are gone along with a few other preferences.
    I never use the Classic because of those issues. ...
    I've a Q10 and found 10.3.2 much better than 10.3.1, none of those issues you describe on the Classic that I recall. With the AMOLED screen you get access to all the dark themes, no problem there, except for the Hub
    06-14-16 10:34 PM
  8. Velocitymj's Avatar
    [QUOTE=EFats;12470916 With the AMOLED screen you get access to all the dark themes, no problem there, except for the Hub[/QUOTE]

    Yes, some native apps still have the option for the dark screen but the phone UI is one that does not.
    What is "AMOLED"?


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    Last edited by Velocitymj; 06-19-16 at 11:20 PM.
    06-18-16 06:30 PM
  9. Old_Mil's Avatar
    I just picked up one of these. Any reccommendations on how to use a nondestructive update to get it to a good version of 10.3.2

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    06-18-16 06:57 PM
  10. Velocitymj's Avatar
    Have you tried using Sachesi?

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    06-18-16 07:06 PM
  11. Old_Mil's Avatar
    Not yet.any guidance on using it correctly?

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    06-18-16 07:34 PM
  12. MontoyaOscar84's Avatar
    I will stick with the 10.2 if your are happy with it. I have been disregarding the 10.3 new software message daily.
    06-19-16 01:00 AM
  13. Old_Mil's Avatar
    Thanks...since this started life as a T-mobile phone, I don't get any further software update messages. What's the advantage to staying with 10.2?
    06-19-16 09:25 AM
  14. ChrisLeNeve's Avatar
    In a nutshell:

    10.2.1 is better for the following:
    - big icons (some people prefer that)
    - better browser (has flash)
    - some apps just work a bit better, like remember

    10.3.2 is better for:
    - keyboard shortcuts
    - nicer UI
    - anti theft protection
    - BlackBerry assistant

    I feel i'm forgetting some, so feel free to add to the list, but these are the main features.

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    06-19-16 10:45 AM
  15. raino's Avatar
    I just picked up one of these. Any reccommendations on how to use a nondestructive update to get it to a good version of 10.3.2
    Why don't you do a destructive update if your phone is new? It doesn't get easier than using an autoloader and with a new phone, you don't have to worry about losing too much data.
    06-20-16 11:28 AM
  16. Old_Mil's Avatar
    I successfully downloaded sachesi and found both the bell and rogers variety of 10.3.2...however, neither will download. the first file gets stuck with 29 percent downloaded with the Bell version while the Rogers version won't download at all.

    I may be sticking with 10.2...as far as the autoloader I remember that on my old Z10 some of those ended up erasing the phone every time it was restarted.

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    06-20-16 04:22 PM
  17. dhs1000's Avatar
    If originally T-Mobile no further updates through them and Legere "indicating" no more coming. This leaves you stuck on 10. 2 - (I'm stuck on 10.2.1.2228) - frankly OK with it as I'm happy with what I have with it. My Q5 has the recent updates. Like some calendar additions but not worth the time to re do the Q10 through alternate ways.

    DHS
    06-21-16 03:52 PM
  18. conite's Avatar
    not worth the time to re do the Q10 through alternate ways.

    DHS
    Running an autoloader takes about 3 minutes.
    06-21-16 04:31 PM
  19. Old_Mil's Avatar
    Well, I'm about to try an autoloader. Although I got sachesi working and could look up 10.3.2. updates from various carriers I could never sucessfully get it to download an updated OS.
    06-26-16 01:43 PM
  20. Old_Mil's Avatar
    Done.

    10.3.2.2876 is installed. Firechest restored my data.

    Blackberry Fix reported that the fix doesn't apply to this device so I presume that someone else has applied the fix previously for the blue light/wipe on reboot problem.

    The apps are restored, a glass screen protector and incipio hybrid case is in the mail.

    Onward.
    06-26-16 04:24 PM

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