BlackBerry

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VersionRelease DateDescription of Enhancement/Fixes
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6.0.0.70612/5/2011

- Visual Voicemail fixes (VVM sent while roaming, no VVM indicator)

 

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6.0.0.52204/26/2011

- VVM (Visual Voicemail) new message notification enhancement

- VVM 9016 SMS (Short Message Service) issue fix

- Fix for SMS Message deleting from view of long SMS chain

- BlackBerry Balance (a service that allows the BES

  (BlackBerry Enterprise Service) IT Admin the ability to wipe / control

   the BES portion of an employee’s phone without impacting BIS

   (BlackBerry Internet Service)/personal email, etc. – Dual   

    persona managed by the BES administrator)

 

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5.0.0.103001/14/2011

- Call performance improvements

  Note: available for those customers who have not yet certified on 6.0

 

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6.0.0.415

Build 1659

12/29/2010

- Call performance improvements

- Upgraded operating system to 6.0 version

 

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5.0.0.913

Build 1516

9/26/2010- Initial Release
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Important Notes:

- Warning: You will be unable to use your phone or make emergency calls for up to 2 hours during the installation process.

- Software version 6.0.0.522 is available via OTA as of 4/26/11; Sprint.com/downloads will be available no later than 5/2.

 

Update your software

 

OTA (over the air)
   1. From the Main screen, press the Menu key
   2. Select Options > Advanced Options > Wireless Update > Check for Updates
   3. Select the newest upgrade version and click Next
   4. Click Start Download > Upgrade Now
          * Note: To schedule a time to install the BlackBerry Device Software, click Schedule Upgrade
   5. Click Upgrade Now again
   6. When the update is done, your phone will reboot and refresh with the latest update

 

OTW (over the wire; through your computer)
  1. Go to the Sprint Download site to get the download file
  2. Find the software version you need and click More Details
  3. Scroll to the bottom and select Download
  4. A pop-up box will ask you to either Run or Save the download;
       choose Save and save to your computer desktop
  5. Once the download is saved, double-click the file that was saved
      to your desktop and when the dialog box appears, click Run
  6. Select the appropriate language and click OK
  7. Click Next and select the appropriate Country or Region
  8. Click Next and select I accept the terms in the license agreement
  9. Click Next and the installation process will begin
10. Click Finish
11. Open the BlackBerry Desktop Manager by going to
      Start > Programs > BlackBerry > Desktop Manager
12. Once the Desktop Manager is open, connect your phone to your computer
      using a USB connection the USB cable and make sure the Desktop Manager
       shows Connected in the top left
13. If the Application Updates Available window appears, click Update Now
       and select the check box for the software version you're downloading.
14. Click Next
15. On the Device Backup screen, choose whether to automatically back up
       the data on your phone or to Not back up the data
        * Note: It is recommended that you back up your data before proceeding
16. Click Next
17. Click Finish to begin loading the BlackBerry Desktop Software to your phone
         * Important Note: Do not unplug the phone while the update is loading
18. Click Close when the software is finished loading

 

 

Via the Blackberry Web Site (Applies to Non-BES Customers Only; for BIS Customers Only)
  1. Connect the phone to the computer using a USB connection
  2. On the computer, navigate to the BlackBerry Device Software Updates Web site.        
    3. Click Check for Updates
  4. In the Device connection dialog box, type the password for your phone
  5. Click OK
  6. Complete the instructions on the screen to perform the update

 

 

Check the version on your phone
   1. From the Main menu, scroll to and select the Options (wrench) icon
   2. Select About
   3. The software version will be listed in the third line down and will be in the format of X.X.X.XXX

 

Note: Comments are restricted on this blog. As new maintenance releases are available, a new thread will be
          posted and linked to in this blog. Please post any comments under that thread for the specific
          maintenance release.

 

[1/11/11- updated the build number from 1516 to 1659 for version 6.0.0.415]

[1/11/11 - added OTW and Blackberry.com install instructions]

VersionRelease DateDescription of Enhancements/Fixes
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6.0.0.70612/5/2011

- Device resets while browsing internet as well as other random device reset issues

 

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6.0.0.6007/12/2011

- Reset issue on 6.0 upgrade

- SMS (text) scrolling issue

 

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6.0.0.41512/29/2010

- Call performance improvements
- Upgraded Operationg System to 6.0

** You must have version 5.0.0.1030 on your phone before you can installing this update

 

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5.0.0.103012/28/2010

- Improved call performance

 

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5.0.0.98310/19/2010

- Contact ringer set-up

- Issues with *3 and *7

- "Contacting Wireless Network" error message after phone activation

- Data services for international roaming

- International text message set-up

 

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5.0.0.6995/25/2010

- Global mode radio turn off issue

- *3 and *7 issues

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5.0.0.6215/16/2010- Initial Release
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Update your software

 

 

To update your BlackBerry Bold 9650 over the air:
   1. Press the Menu key
   2. Scroll to the Options icon and press the trackpad
   3. Scroll to Advanced Options and press the trackpad
   4. Scroll to Wireless Update and press the trackpad
   5. When Next option is highlighted on the introduction page, press the trackpad and the Current Version of the

       software will be displayed
   6. Click on Check for Updates
   7. Follow the on-screen instructions to download the software

 

 

To update your BlackBerry Bold 9650 through your computer:
   1. Go to our Bold 9650 download site to get the download file
   2. Find the software version you need and click More Details
   3. Scroll to the bottom and select Download
   4. A pop-up box will ask you to either Run or Save the download; choose Save and save to your computer desktop
   5. Once the download is saved, double-click the file that was saved to your desktop and when the dialog box    

       appears, click Run
   6. Select the appropriate language and click OK
   7. Click Next and select the appropriate Country or Region
   8. Click Next and select I accept the terms in the license agreement
   9. Click Next and the installation process will begin
  10. Click Finish
  11. Open the BlackBerry Desktop Manager by going to Start > Programs > BlackBerry > Desktop Manager
  12. Once the Desktop Manager is open, connect your BlackBerry Bold 9650 to your computer using the USB cable and

        make sure the Desktop Manager shows Connected in the top left
  13. If the Application Updates Available window appears, click Update Now and select the check box for BlackBerry

        Device Software 5.0
  14. Click Next
  15. On the Device Backup screen, choose whether to automatically back up the data on your BlackBerry 9650 or to

       Not back up the data
          * Note: It is recommended that you back up your data before proceeding
  16. Click Next
  17. Click Finish to begin loading the BlackBerry Desktop Software to your Bold 9650
          * Important Note: Do not unplug the phone while the update is loading
  18. Click Close when the software is finished loading

 

 

Check the version on your phone
   1. Press the Menu key
   2. Scroll to the Options icon and press the trackpad
   3. Scroll to Advanced Options and press the trackpad
   4. Scroll to Wireless Update and press the trackpad
   5. When Next option is highlighted on the introduction page, press the trackpad and the Current Version of the

       software will be displayed

 

 

Note: Comments are restricted on this blog. As new maintenance releases are available, a new thread will be
         posted and linked to in this blog. Please post any comments under that thread for the specific
         maintenance release.

VersionRelease DateDescription of Enhancement/Fixes
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6.0.0.706

Build 3409

12/5/2011

- VVM (Visual Voicemail) fixes

 

Discuss it here

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6.0.0.522

Build 2426

04/26/2011

- VVM (Visual Voicemail) new message notification enhancement

- VVM 9016 SMS (Short Message Service) issue fix

- SMS Message deleting from view of long SMS chain

- BlackBerry Balance (a service that allows the BES (BlackBerry Enterprise Service) IT Admin the

   ability to wipe / control the BES portion of an employee’s phone without impacting BIS

   (BlackBerry Internet Service)/personal email, etc. – Dual persona managed by the BES administrator)

 

Discuss it here

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6.0.0.407

Build 1609

12/20/2010- Camera freeze
- Video camera freeze
- Blackberry Messenger notification
- Visual Voicemail SMS notification (code 9016 error)
- SMS improvements
- Voice activated dialing
- Improved trackpad sensitivity
- Call performance improvements


  Discuss it here

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6.0.0.248

Build 698

10/31/2010- Initial Release
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To update your software:

1.  Press the Menu button

2.  Select Open Tray

3.  Select Options

4.  Choose Device > Software Updates

5.  Your phone will check for and download the latest software updates


Check the version on your phone:

1.  Press the Menu button

2.  Select Open Tray

3.  Select Options

4.  Choose Device > About Device Versions

5.  The software version will be listed in the third line down in the format X.X.X.XXXX


Note: Comments are restricted on this blog. As new maintenance releases are available, a new thread will be
          posted and linked to in this blog. Please post any comments under that thread for the specific
          maintenance release.

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