February security updates are here for the BlackBerry DTEK50 and DTEK60

The DTEK60 is receiving the February Android security patch

The DTEK60 is receiving the February Android security patch

The BlackBerry DTEK50 and BlackBerry DTEK60 both seem to have become two forgotten Android powered BlackBerry models. Made by TCL with BlackBerry providing the software, both handsets have been overshadowed by the BlackBerry KEYone and the BlackBerry Motion. Despite disappearing from view, both the DTEK50 and DTEK60 are beginning to receive the February Android security update.

Once you receive notification that the update is available on your DTEK50 or DTEK60, make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network. Also, make sure that your battery is fully charged before continuing on with the updating process. The updates are being sent OTA and are weighing in at 100+MB, hinting that there are bug fixes and other improvements included. The new software version appears to be AAU660. Right now, it seems as though the unlocked versions of the two models are first in line to receive the update.

A previous attempt made back in December to update the DTEK50 and the DTEK60 failed, according to the BlackBerry support page. "In some cases the available update will not install. A message Waiting for Wi-Fi or Verification Failed will be presented to the user on the update screen." Hopefully, there will be no such issues with the new files being sent out. If you do receive the "Waiting for Wi-Fi" or "Verification Failed" messages, the BlackBerry support page lists a workaround that you might want to try. You can go to that site by clicking on this link.

source: CrackBerry

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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(17h talk time)
DTEK60
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(26h talk time)

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26 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Well look at that. Looks like BlackBerry/BlackBerry Mobile didn’t forget about the DTEK series after all. Glad to see them keeping up with the security updates, which are more important than the full OS updates, IMO.

2. Subie

Posts: 2301; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I agree. I'm interested to see what TCL does with BB mobile this year. KEYtwo? "bezel-less" 18:9 Dtek 70?...

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

I know for sure that there will be a successor to the KEYᵒⁿᵉ. That’s been a huge hit for BlackBerry Mobile/TCL. I’m not so sure that they would go the bezel-less route, though. But it would be awesome to 5.5 inch-5.7 inch bezel-less successor to the Motion, or one with a sideways sliding physical keyboard. I’d surely love to see a physical keyboard BlackBerry ala Nokia E7, or even ala the Nokia E90.

6. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

Now that’s what I’m talking about! So dope that BlackBerry dropped this Security update for the Dtek 50 & 60! Thought they were gonna leave ‘em high and dry after the December update thing, but nah man, they sure didn’t. MG, what up!!!! Been a minute, but I’m back in it!! Haha! Still rocking that KEYone Silver jawn?

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

JP! My dude! How you been? Long time since you’ve been around here. The new business must be keeping you really busy. Yessir! Still have my KEYᵒⁿᵉ, my dude. But I’ve recently purchased an iPhone 8 Plus, and have been using that as my primary. I gotta admit, I am loving it. But you know I’m still #TeamBlackBerry. You still have your all black stealth attack bomber KEYᵒⁿᵉ?

11. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3098; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Oh you know you just lit some fool's britches on fire. I had to let the K1 go, my old eyes couldn't deal with the small screen no more. I'm rocking a S8+ and iPhone 6S+ for the time being. Still can't get used to that 18:9 aspect ratio so the iPhone has the primary SIM on it. I tried the iPhone 8+ but I'm not a fan of the home button not being mechanical. Who says BlackBerry lovers can't appreciate other brands?

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO! IKR? I feel you on the small screen thing. Just something so appealing about a large screen phone. I had a Note 8 before I got the 8 Plus. GREAT phone, the Note 8. But I’m just not a big fan of Android, and actually prefer iOS over Android. Got the 8 Plus now, and I really am enjoying it. The home button took a little getting used to, but I’m good with it now. Using the KEYᵒⁿᵉ as a backup to my iPhone 8 Plus is working out really well for me. Exactly. Most BlackBerry users that I know appreciate other brands like you and I do. It’s the trolls that believe otherwise about us.

17. Venom

Posts: 3143; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

"Who says BlackBerry lovers can't appreciate other brands?" Who says they can't? I'm not a blackberry fan, but I have no problem with using the KeyONE even though the screen size isn't really for me. Bigger is better, and that's what she said.

20. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Is true what you say about BlackBerry user who appreciate other brand. Many BlackBerry user all ready do this. The ones that do not say so. They do not pretend to own or use phone to justify anything wrong that they do or say.

13. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

You know it, MG. The business been keeping me real busy, but maaaaan, I tell ya, it’s worth it! Ain’t nothing like owning ya own. Still rocking my all black everything KEYone, homie. Can’t give that up, it comes thru for me with the new biz. That battery life is a blessing! Got things under control now and organized, so I gots time for more leisurely ‘ish like this. I see ya rocking with an iPhone 8 Plus now. o_O Haha! Not gonna judge ya, to each his own. iOS ain’t bad, it just ain’t for me. It’s dope that ya still rocking ya KEYone with it, though. Best of both worlds, big homie!

16. Venom

Posts: 3143; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

They haven't bothered to update to Nougat even though Pie(or P) is going to be out in a few months. I wouldn't celebrate so soon. This could be the last security update for a bit, maybe ever judging by the current situation with Android OEMs.

21. jplightning

Posts: 312; Member since: Nov 04, 2016

I’m gonna be clear as I can be. I don’t care to have a convo or be responded to by somebody that got an agenda against inanimate objects in these here comments sections. Just going by your comments on this one article, ya only here to start trouble. I ain’t got time for that or you. And it’s a whole NOPE, I ain’t getting off the internet and I ain’t gonna stop making comments. I just refuse to feed ya constant negativity with any further response to you. So much better and more important things to do than to log into a tech site and promote negativity, start trouble, and try to get a rise out of people. Ya gonna respond to me, but this is the last response I make to you, so ya can feel free to waste all of ya time trying to get another direct response outta me. That is all.

30. Venom

Posts: 3143; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I thought you were going to be as clear as you can because I didn't understand anything you just said.

19. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

I am glad Dtek phone get this update. It show that BlackBerry and BlackBerry Mobile care about providing latest security to their phone. That is most important update for phone to get. They will have more to come for these phone with new security update for March and so on. This will not be the last.

22. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3098; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Agree 100%. Security updates are more important than feature updates. Even my Windows phones (plural) got the January updates right after New Year's for the Meltdown and Spectre exploits. My S7 Edge (sold last week) was still stuck in December 2017.

31. Venom

Posts: 3143; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

No one said anything about it being the last update. Aren't you being just a little defensive?

34. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

“This could be the last security update for a bit, maybe ever judging by the current situation with Android OEMs.” You said it with your comment #16. Aren’t you being purposely forgetful?

25. Eraman

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 13, 2015

They have to lunch a new priv , this device is weak

27. Mehran567

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 13, 2018

Hi everyone. I just registered as I have an issue with my recent update. In the work around I was told to delete the play store as it kept on telling me I can't update. So I did everything the work around said to do, now the device drains the battery faster than ever, blackberry hub says "account removed". Emails still come but take forever to load and some other issues are there too. Can some one let me know how to fix it again please

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