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Latest security update for the AT&T version of the BlackBerry KEYone is getting pushed out now

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Here is something you need to remember; just because the AT&T version of the BlackBerry KEYone is black, it is not the Black Edition of the KEYone. The version of the phone available from AT&T sports the same specs as the original KEYone model that features 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage. On the other hand, the Black Edition of the BlackBerry KEYone offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. For some reason, that model, and the similarly spec'd Bronze Edition, are not available in the states.

What is available is an update for owners of the AT&T BlackBerry KEYone. According to the AT&T support page, the 42MB OTA update brings the January security patch to the handset. This includes protection from the Meltdown and Spectre flaws that have been heavily publicized over the last few weeks.

When you receive notification that the update has arrived on your AT&T branded KEYone, you must connect to a Wi-Fi network in order to install it. While AT&T sees no impact to settings or data, the carrier suggests that you back up your media files before starting the installation process.

While it could take a few days until the update appears on your KEYone, you can try to receive it manually by going to Settings > AT&T Software updates > Check for updates. Follow the directions on the screen.

BlackBerry Mobile recently said that it will release two more models this year. This comes after the success of the KEYone, and the BlackBerry Motion. The latter, recently released, is the first 'Berry with an IP certification rating (IP67) and a 4000mAh battery.


source: AT&T
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