BlackBerry says it is working on a way for software updates to reach the unlocked AT&T Priv

BlackBerry says it is working on a way for software updates to reach the unlocked AT&T Priv
For those who purchased the unlocked AT&T branded version of the BlackBerry Priv, receiving software updates requires the phone to have an AT&T SIM card placed inside. If you have the device running on another carrier, you are going to miss both security updates and the update to Android 6.0 (and future builds). The good news is that a fix is in the works.

According to a new post on the BlackBerry Knowledge Base, the company is currently working on a way to bring those with the device the latest software updates even if there isn't an active AT&T SIM card inserted in the phone. As it is an unlocked GSM handset, a T-Mobile SIM card will run the device in the U.S.

The unlocked version of the AT&T branded Priv has been the subject of some fabulous deals including one from back in April that offered the phone for only $450. The regular price of the device is $649, which includes a $50 permanent discount that also took place in April. Assuming that many T-Mobile customers took advantage of the lower price, the good news is that their updates could soon be freed from limbo.


source: BlackBerry via Crackberry

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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

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184 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

This is great news. BlackBerry already pushes out updates themselves to GSM unlocked phones purchased from them or other internet outlets like Amazon. A handset that was previously locked to a specific carrier but is now now unlocked should be no different. Personally, I wish all OEM's followed Apple's route (minus the bug-ridden software) and pushed software updates straight to the handset themselves, bypassing the carriers. Google does the same with its Nexus brand, and Microsoft with its Insider Program.

20. AppleVersusAndroid unregistered

How does it feel having your sole survival based on the existence of Blackberry articles? Your time is coming.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

Now here's an idiot ^^^ that's bumburned because I said "Apple" and "bug ridden software" in the same sentence. How does it feel knowing that you're a keyboard warrior that just talks smack and makes threats to make up for your inadequacies?

22. AppleVersusAndroid unregistered

You know, I didn't even read what you wrote. I just saw a Blackberry article, knew you were going to be the first and majority of comments, and decided to write what I did. What inadequacies? I am a decent looking, intelligent, well-endowed 20-something male. I just find it funny how you talk about Blackberry as if they are a contender in the smartphone industry. Do they even hold a marketshare anymore? The way you talk about Blackberry would be like, if you tried arguing the LA Lakers are better than the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers(Blackberry) are has-beens. The only difference between the Lakers and Blackberry is that the Lakers have a chance of getting back on top, considering they'll still be around in 10 years.

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

Don't kid yourself. You know damn well you read what I typed, or you wouldn't know that I said anything about you having inadequacies. Busted in your lie. Lmao! There is also at least one other person here that comments on BlackBerry articles as much as I do. But what's it to you? The inadequacies of trying to make yourself feel good by trying to down me for choosing BlackBerry. What business is it of yours what smartphone I use? I don't care about what OEM has what market share. That information doesn't benefit me financially, so I'm not concerned with it. That's what CHILDREN concern themselves with. As long as my phone works best for ME and does what I need it to do, that's all I care about. I don't give a sht what you find funny or how you feel about BlackBerry. Go find an Apple article to threaten someone on. I've no desire to continue speaking to a keyboard warrior with self esteem issues.

26. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Well said, MG. I really wish people would respect others' choices in phones. If something works for you, use it. If it doesn't, use something else. I appreciate your love and knowledge of BlackBerry.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

Thank you, ablopez. I really don't know what this dudes problem is. People like him that have problems with what smartphone someone else uses need to get a life.

30. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol you're telling Meanest well said, yet ask people to respect others who have different choices? You know he doesn't do the above, right?

32. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

Post a link where I have made a comment not respecting others choice to use whatever handset they want or shut up with the BS and lies.

36. AppleVersusAndroid unregistered

P.S. You do realize I only comment on things you say because it gets an obvious rise out of you. Right? Just stop reacting and I'll probably go away.

43. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

So you're a troll. Got it. Thanks for the acknowledgment.

56. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Which you have done yourself btw.

63. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

Which you're the OG king of, btw.

78. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

Someone really needs to tell alphageek that you have a serious man-crush on him. Lmao!

88. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You can dance around it all you want, but you aren't convincing anyone except maybe yourself. Delusional seems to be the norm for you.

97. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

You mean like you aren't convincing anyone that you aren't a troll if the highest caliber, king of deflection, and that you posted incorrect information and when I corrected you, you then tried to switch it up? By the way, I see that I've made you change your avatar, yet again. Lmao!

105. Mxyzptlk unregistered

"a troll if the highest" *of You didn't make me change anything you clown. Lol, continue to delude yourself.

114. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

You forgot the period (.) after "highest" and" and "of". If you're going to troll my grammar, at least add the punctuation. And you know damn well that you changed your avatar because I dissed your last one. You're not fooling anyone, no matter how you try and spin it.

123. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Again, you started it by trying to be the resident grammar cop. Now you're salty because you can't take what you try to dish. I didn't change my avatar just because some pompous, egotistical person made a comment about it. Get over it, don't flatter yourself. You've already earned enough troll tokens to last you a few months. What more do you want?

132. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

You seem to be the only one complaining about grammar being corrected, to it's you that can't what you try and dish. Yeah, you did change it because I clowned you about it and the previous one. Accept it. Or don't. But you're going to have to live with it.

142. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're completely redundant now as you're just basically saying the same thing over and over. Again, for the umpteenth time in case your pea-sized brain didn't get it before, I did not change my avatar because of you.

152. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

And you're not? Lmao! Dudette, you're still hanging onto this from 2 days ago. I've already proven my point. So from here on out, any response you have to me in this article will simply be hit with "I've already proven my point, so refer your trolling, idiot @$$ that loves to deflect to comment __, as I know you'll continue to respond to so you can do something with that lonely, pathetic life of yours." So go ahead and prove me right, and stop being so upset because I made you change your avatar. Lmao! Now watch you come with some BS like "you're stopping because I won", "you're giving up", or some other BS.

163. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I should have figured you would chicken sh- your way out. Whatever, I'm not going to waste my weekend arguing with some butthurt nut on a tech blog. So consider this my final response because I've given you all the troll tokens you need. Anything further said will be redirected back to this comment. And no, you didn't cause me to change my avatar.

173. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

"Consider this my final response...." And yet, you responded 10 more times after this, and mimicked me, to boot. You're truly pathetic, as well as predictable. Now see comment #152.

41. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If you did, you wouldn't be complaining whenever I say the Moto X Pure and the Nexus 6P are better devices and offer more value than the Priv.

46. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

So you can't provide the link, as I knew you couldn't. Got it. Move along now.

55. Mxyzptlk unregistered

http://www.phonearena.com/news/BlackBerry-Hamburg-and-BlackBerry-Rome-images-leak-with-renders-and-photographs_id80574 Comment where I said the Moto X was better and you proceeded to remind me about adding "imo" to my comment. Checkmate.

64. meanestgenius

Posts: 22107; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's NOT disrespecting someone's choice of smartphone, you idiot. That's letting you know that what you said is subjective. Lmao! You're really reaching now.

71. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I know what the f- I said was subjective you dolt. The fact that you were making a big deal about me not saying "IMO" was you indirectly disrespecting my choice of a particular smartphone over the Priv.

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