BlackBerry 6, the next generation BlackBerry OS that debuted on the BlackBerry Torch, has been leaked for the BlackBerry Bold 9650. We’ve haven’t posted BlackBerry leaks for any device lately simply because they have been variations of OS 5 and you could barely tell the difference between them. OS 22.214.171.124, however, is the first BlackBerry 6 update for the BlackBerry Bold 9650 that we’ve heard of…
Download BlackBerry 126.96.36.199 for the BlackBerry Bold 9650:
This is not an official release and is, thus, unsupported. If you decide to give it a go, do so at your own risk, and, for goodness’ sake, make sure you have a good backup. Rod from Simple Mobile Review has a 9650 so we are going to badger him in to installing it and giving us a full review. If you check it out for yourself be sure to come back and leave a comment telling us what you think.
Step 4 of 13 uploading ROM image. Just started the upgrade this AM
Did it once it came out. Only issues I’ve found are:
1. Buggy App World.
2. Social Beat is getting a “Bad Response” error via the browser. Ugh. The one thing I actually liked when using the Torch.
3. PTT doesn’t work. Not surprised.
4. Light for video not working.
Otherwise I’ve been enjoying the experience to a certain degree. It’s a more pleasant experience on the Torch, but certainly an improvement over the OS5 version.
Any other feedback on this?
Rod gives his initial impressions here… https://www.rimarkable.com/my-initial-thoughts-of-blackberry-6-running-on-the-bold-9650
Should I even bother with this? What is the point of taking the risk?
Its a bit slow, but other than that it it was quite easy and so far I think I like it. We will see though.