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How to grab the first BlackBerry 10 update even if your carrier didn't push it out

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How to grab the first BlackBerry 10 update even if your carrier didn't push it out
The month of March got off to a good start for some BlackBerry Z10 owners as the Canadian handset manufacturer pushed out an update that enhanced the battery life and improved the camera's capabilities for shooting pictures under low-light conditions. But not every carrier that has launched the Z10 has pushed out the OTA, leaving some upset owners of the new BlackBerry handset.

The BlackBerry Z10

The BlackBerry Z10

There are two ways that BlackBerry Z10 owners can try to pull the update out manually. While it is usually done with the SIM card installed, if that doesn't work, try again with it removed. Neither is guaranteed to work, but if your carrier is not providing you with the update, what other choice do you have? The first method requires you to fire up your PC and head over to the BlackBerry Software Updates Page. Scroll down to the Updates on the web. Click the check for updates box. If there is no update, continue with the next plan below. If the update is found, follow the directions. Eventually you will be connecting your BlackBerry Z10 to your PC and installing the update from your PC.

The other way to force the update is by making sure you have the latest version of BlackBerry Link on your PC. Connect your Z10 to the computer and you will see an option to reload device software. If new software is found, click on the prompt and away you go!

If neither of these work, you can try to track down a SIM card from one of the carriers that rolled out the update. Or, you can try it without a SIM Card. Regardless, the best and easiest way to obtain the update is via an OTA update which lets you update you phone without connecting to a computer.

source: BlackBerry (1), (2) via Crackberry


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posted on 03 Mar 2013, 21:53 4

1. StopTheilluminati (banned) (Posts: 8; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Thats an awsome way to update your Z10!!!

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 22:04

3. StopTheilluminati (banned) (Posts: 8; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Thumbs down my comment for the Apple iPhone 5

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 22:12

4. MC1123 (Posts: 1220; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


actually apple has the best in updates... i dont care if they thumb down me but all i know is the truth...

look at some nexus device(galaxy nexus of verizon), they still dont have jelly bean...

while apple updates are fast!

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 21:57 2

2. MC1123 (Posts: 1220; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


way better than what you'll have on an android phone.... their updates sucks!!! so slow to arrive...

i think only iOS and BB10 will have the best updates... next is WP8

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 22:20 2

5. Ruckus (Posts: 276; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


You can now simply update your BB10 device by throwing it away and going with a Windows Phone/Android/iPhone :)

Sorry RIM your time is up. BB10 may find success overseas but it will be limited compared to the others.

posted on 04 Mar 2013, 00:12

6. JunkCreek (Posts: 379; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


update means there are/is some or a thing to fix and for the fix purpose the update should and must be as fast as lightning. when there are/is no some or a thing to fix nor adding features/function, usually we must wait for morw times. as i know ios 6 fix rolling so fast because there are some things to fix and so bb10, there are something happen and should be fix. and for an update, i didn't mind i get none as long as there are no things wrong but if there is AN UPGRADE, may be i should consider to buy a new one, as much as i know, upgrading from xp to vista/7 requires me to update some of my driver and some of my hardware, so it is easiest to buy/upgrade my machine with new one than stick to the old one. so does the phone goes, or we got baked upgrade, missing some in here and there with the old machine.

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