BlackBerry Priv and DTEK50 get September Android security patch

BlackBerry Priv and DTEK50 get September Android security patch
While BlackBerry's smartphones are not as ubiquitous in the consumer market as they used to be, one can generally rely on the Canadian company to deliver when it comes to mobile security. The firm has a rich and exalted reputation in this field, which is why many businesses and governments still rely upon its expertise. Indeed, it came as little surprise that BB was the first to patch the QuadRooter vulnerability on both the Priv and DTEK50. Now the firm has begun to roll out the September Android update to these two handsets. 

A recent Beta Zone update for the Priv brought the September Android security patches in early to several versions, although not the unlocked models sold for example on ShopBlackBerry.com and Amazon. With today being the official day for September's glut of Android security fixes, BlackBerry has been typically prompt in pushing the care package out to users. 

Available to both the Priv and the DTEK50, the long and exhaustive list of bug fixes are outlined over at the Knowledge Base. Provided you own the unlocked variety of either device, you can avail the update by heading over to Settings app and navigating to About Phone --> System Updates. 

If you're rocking one of the carrier versions, then you'll receive the update at their discretion. This is not particularly ideal, since you're essentially behind on critical security flaws, though it comes with the territory of being tethered to a carrier. 

Anyway, if your device is of the unlocked kind, be sure to grab the update at your soonest convenience. Full details of all the fixes can be seen at the source. 

source: BlackBerry via CrackBerry

Related phones

Priv
  • Display 5.4" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 18 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3410 mAh
DTEK50
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, Octa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2610 mAh

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48 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Honestly, I forgot the DTEK50 even exists. That's what happens when you choose a pretty terrible name. But this is good that blackberry is still providing security updates for the Priv.

3. Subie

Posts: 2260; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I don't really like the name either. But the way Blackberry has been showing support for their Android phones I'm actually thinking about giving the Dtek50 a try.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21159; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. BlackBerry's Android security updates are second to none. However, the name DTEK50 is about as bad as naming your tablet after female sanitary products, IMO.

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I agree. They are doing good with support. I just find the name odd. The name is about as bad as naming a device Storm or about as bad as attacking people for making a variation of the hamburger.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 21159; Member since: May 28, 2014

Or even worse, attacking people for making a generic shape, or attacking people for having a generic name.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Or wanting to pass legislation to force app developers to develop for a dying platform. Excuse me, I meant dead platform since it's pretty much dead on arrival.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 21159; Member since: May 28, 2014

Or using (stealing) IP from others without their consent. Or trying to strong arm other music streaming entities out of the business with illegal practices.

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Or renaming an existing phone to another phone with a terrible name and a ridiculous price to boot because this company can't really get out of the past and accept that their best days are behind them.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 21159; Member since: May 28, 2014

Or thinking that every Tom, Dick, Harry, and Mary will continue to buy your phones even though you consistently deliver half-baked software that needs update after update to fix because the updates keep breaking the phone, all the while being years behind on hardware features and charging ridiculous prices for it, too boot. No wonder sales are slowing down.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Translation: "Boohoo, my OEM of choice is no longer relevant because their last two devices were lackluster and didn't sell at all."

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 21159; Member since: May 28, 2014

In other words: "What meanestgenius said was absolutely correct about $h33p like me buying Apple products even though they offer half-baked software, crappy, outdated hardware, and features that are years behind the completion. But I'll remain a blind worshipper no matter what". There. I fixed your post for you.

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Translation: "I'm a paid BlackBerry shill who is always on his knees for anything and everything blackberry even though their first Android phone wasn't a success and was overpriced from the start. Everything I say is just me projecting because it all applies to me in the end." What you really meant.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 21159; Member since: May 28, 2014

See? You're mimicking me again. It must bring you great joy to want to be like me. But I digress... In other words: "I'm an i$#33p whose only form of payment is worshipping at the alter of Apple while grabbing my ankles. I think that if I constantly take whatever Apple shoves in my face as what's best for me, they'll one day acknowledge me, even though they release half-baked software on shabby hardware that easily bends and loses a signal if you hold it a certain way. I also think that if I talk about Apple's sales enough, that it will actually mean something to me even though I know full well that I'll never see a dime of Apple's earnings enter into my lint-filled pockets. I often deflect, like most like me do, because I'm too ashamed to face what I really am. In the end, it's just $#33p logic, and it demands that I do this, and I will, because I've never had an independent though in my entire life." There. I fixed your post for you. Now stop mimicking me in a pitiful attempt to be me.

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You wish, you're so desperate for someone to be like you that you're projecting. You're more of a clown than a Donald Trump speech. Translation: "I'm so desperate for BlackBerry to be on Apple's level that I'm making bs comments in a bid to hide my insecurity of my own platform because I know deep down inside that my OEM is dead and any phone they release is DOA." Translated your comment into English from Bullsh*beep*

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 21159; Member since: May 28, 2014

Cut he BS. You want to be like me so much that I hear the lyrics "I always feel like, somebody's watching me" wherever I go. (In my Michael Jackson voice). When I'm in the shower, I'm even afraid to wash my hair. I know an immature brat of a kid like yourself won't understand the play on words I just did there, but try and stay with me. Now, in other words: "I'm really just an insecure pimple of a kid pretending to be an adult in tech forums and worship Apple, in an attempt to bring meaning to my otherwise pitiful life. I think that if I talk about Apple's success enough, that it will somehow translate to me, even though I will never see a penny of Apple's earnings line my lint-filled pockets. I also talk about Apple's success in an attempt to deflect from the fact that Apple wouldn't even be here if it weren't for Microsoft bailing them out. I'm so jealous that a company like BlackBerry could reinvent itself into the leading software and services company for enterprise and government, because I know that without the iPhone, Apple will close up shop before the year ends. I just hope that the blind $#33p like myself continue to accept the half-baked software and almost zero features piece of bending hardware that struggles to keep a signal smartphone (a term used loosely) that the iPhone really is, so that the exodus of iOS users grinds to halt." There. I fixed your "$#33p logic" and "idiot speak" of a post for you. Again.

33. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're a creep. The whole Michael Jackson reference and you talking about taking a shower with a guy...you're a f*bleep*ing creep. No one wants to be like you. Get that through your thick skull. Translation: "I'm just rambling because I want to look intelligent, but in reality, I'm just a blackberry shill who supports a dead platform that no one else cares about. " What you were really saying in your comment.

35. meanestgenius

Posts: 21159; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're an idiot. That whole thing referenced a song. NOTHING of what I posted referenced taking a shower with a guy. Keep your daily routines to yourself, and stop wanting to be like me. It's disturbing. In other words: "Blah blah blah blah blah I worship Apple blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah while grabbing my ankles blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah I can't help but mimic meanestgenius even though I deny it blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah I don't care if Apple sucks at software and gives me crappy hardware on a phone with no features, I'm still going to buy it blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah I enjoy being a $#33p." That pretty much sums up your comment. No need to thank me for fixing your post once again.

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Not my fault if you were busted. You're trying to project your sick fantasies onto other people and then cry when you're called out. Get over it and stop coming up with your fantasies. Again, no one wants to be like you. You're the equivalent of the stuff that gets flushed down the toilet. In other words: "Blah blah blah blah blah I worship Apple blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah while grabbing my ankles blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah I can't help but mimic meanestgenius even though I deny it blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah I don't care if Apple sucks at software and gives me crappy hardware on a phone with no features, I'm still going to buy it blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah I enjoy being a $#33p." Translation: "Bullsh*bleep*" That pretty much sums up your entire argument. No need to thank me for putting you in your place once again.

39. meanestgenius

Posts: 21159; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're a simple-minded idiot if you think I was "busted" doing anything. You really need to keep your homo-erotic tendencies to yourself. I know you want to be like me, but now your taking too far. Sorry to burst your perverse bubble, but I just don't flow that way. You clearly can't match my witty repertoire, that's why you've resorted to just copy/pasting what I say, and spewing idiotic BS. Well, the idiotic BS part is something you always spew, lol. You're done. Just give it up. At least I'm allowing you to run away, tail firmly tucked between your legs, and life to fight another day. No need to thank me for sparing you on this one, yet again. I enjoy keeping you around to verbally slaughter for my amusement.

41. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol, whatever man. I'm not going to waste my time babysitting a lost cause who just got ousted. Get over it and get outside and enjoy the weekend. Maybe try getting some action for once.

43. meanestgenius

Posts: 21159; Member since: May 28, 2014

In other words: "Meanestgenius has verbally whupped my scrawny buttocks again. I am truly glutton for punishment squaring off against him. Oh well, time for me to go back to my lonely basement and f@p off, being that the most action I see is from my porn collection." There. I fixed your post for you. Again.

45. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Whatever man.

47. meanestgenius

Posts: 21159; Member since: May 28, 2014

"Whatever man." That's Mxy talk for meanestgenius just verbally whupped my butt once again in the comments section.

4. ben.r

Posts: 53; Member since: May 29, 2015

Couldn't agree more. "HP customer service? I have a problem with my printer. What's that, you want the model number? It's an Officejet DT-EK50"

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It sounds more like a product number than a name.

2. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

What people weren't aware of is the priv won't see anymore Google updates (marshmallow, nougat etc).

5. Subie

Posts: 2260; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Where did you hear that? The Priv already has marshmallow. http://blogs.blackberry.com/2016/04/sweet-android-6-0-marshmallow-now-available-on-priv/

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility although your comment is very much more reasonable.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 21159; Member since: May 28, 2014

You have a link to back up that claim about nougat since the PRIV already has Marshmallow?

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21159; Member since: May 28, 2014

It really is awesome that BlackBerry continually provides the latest Android security updates at the fastest pace. They show great support for their Android handsets. Kudos, BlackBerry.

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