End of the road for the BlackBerry Priv: No more security updates for the handset


The BlackBerry Priv will no longer receive monthly security updates as 24 months have passed since the device arrived on the shelves. In a lengthy blog post, BlackBerry's Alex Thurber  explains that the company has successfully kept the device secure and up-to-date for the standard amount of time, but regular security patches will no longer be rolled out for the handset.


As Priv owners certainly know, the phone never got updated to Android Nougat, but at least BlackBerry successfully kept the phone updated for the full 23 months of its existence. Luckily for users that are still holding onto their Privs and legacy BB10/BBOS devices, the soon-to-be announced trade-up program will allow them to get themselves a contemporary BlackBerry phone like the KEYone or the Motion.

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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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13 Comments

1. Peacetoall unregistered

So that means blackberry 10 is officially dead. Time to sell my blackberry passport

2. donnieroc unregistered

The article is on the BB Priv security patches (and no longer receiving them).....an Android phone, not about BB 10 phones. ????

9. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

He has a point .. They said they will offer trade up for devices running BB 10 and BB OS as well.. Which means BB 10 will so be DEAD !

3. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Pls care to read the article.

5. Venom

Posts: 3438; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Blackberry Priv ran Around, not BlackBerry 10.

4. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

2 years already. Damn I am old.

6. Venom

Posts: 3438; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Not surprised. Updates for it has stalled. I think it's time to move on.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21800; Member since: May 28, 2014

Had to happen sooner or later. While unfortunate for those still on PRIV, there is a trade in deal in the works, which is good news.

8. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3125; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Better battery life and it would still be a killer phone. The camera is awesome even now.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21800; Member since: May 28, 2014

Totally agree. Better battery and better SoC. The battery actually suffered because of the SoC. Had the SoC been better at power management, it would have gotten great battery life across the board, as opposed to hit or miss.

11. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

The Priv is now EOL. All Smartphone face this eventually. Is sad, but it is an eventuality.

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7249; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Battery life was really good on the priv. It had a 3410 mha battery for running a hexa core 808. Granted the SD 808 wasn't any beast, by any means, but it was good for battery life. However the SD 808 wasn't that fast to drive its large resolution AMOLED display of 2560x1440.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 21800; Member since: May 28, 2014

Battery life was hit or miss, and it was due to the poor power management of the SoC. You'd know this if you actually used the device.

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