Report: BlackBerry 10.1 update ends rebooting issue; AT&T to try again to update BlackBerry Z10

Report: BlackBerry 10.1 update ends rebooting issue; AT&T to try again to update BlackBerry Z10
When BlackBerry launched its first all-touch model, the BlackBerry Storm 9530, via Verizon in the fall of 2008, it might have been the worst launch ever. The accelerometer worked occasionally and the overall impression was that the phone came to market half baked. That launch led RIM's co-CEO at the time, Jim Balsillie, to say that all smartphone launches in the future would contain buggy software that would need numerous updates.

Thankfully, the future of smartphone launches never approached Balsillie's prediction. But we do have to note that when the all-touch BlackBerry Z10 launched earlier this year, some owners were battling a nasty bug that would automatically reboot the phone. Those with a Z10 powered by BlackBerry 10.0.10.684, 10.0.10.672, and 10.0.9.2743 have been prone to the random reboot issue which should be resolved with an update to BlackBerry 10.1.2050 or higher. That is the word from a BlackBerry Knowledge Base article.

Last week, AT&T tried to send out a BlackBerry 10.1 update but had to halt it before it could be completely rolled out to its 'Berry totin' customers. It seems that the Canadian based OEM had started pushing out the update before the carrier had put it through its testing process. That doesn't mean that the update requires any changes to it, it just means that AT&T hadn't had the chance to affix its seal of approval on it. The very same update will most likely be sent out for a second attempt soon.

Since no notification was sent out to alert the operator's Z10 users that an update was available (which it was for a few users for a brief period of time), those who had rebooted their phone or had happened to hit their monthly update check at the right time, were able to see notification of it and download and install the latest update to the OS. Meanwhile, Verizon is said to be close to getting its Z10 owners up to date, leaving those on AT&T frustrated and envious. The word around the barber shop is that the nation's second largest carrier will try again to update the BlackBerry Z10 on July 1st.


source: BlackBerry via Crackberry (1), (2)

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  • Display 4.2" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1800 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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7 Comments

1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

HA! I KNEW the Z10 I tried had a rebooting issue! Take THAT, all you jerks who said I was lying!

2. FlushGordon unregistered

The entire company needs a reboot as well

3. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The company has had its reboot. I actually tell everyone who wants to talk about it how much I like the new BB OS.

4. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

I do love my Z10 and I never see my phone rebooting on me. only problem I have is the battery, playing games is so bad on the phone. battery last only 2-3 hours. I don't know if that's a bug or is just my phone. but sometimes I got over 26 hours whit out need a charge. but the next day. 4-5 hours and is dead

6. NewroticSlob

Posts: 179; Member since: May 09, 2013

It depends on which version you're running. If it's the original and not 10.1, whether a leaked version or not, the battery life was weak. With 10.1, it's much better.

5. x78_nothing

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

z10 reboot issue is rare very rarely found in other countries, even in third country such india, philipine, indonesia, nigeria. No doubt in America there is always big actor behind the scene. Rich and really powerful.

7. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

abit to late.... i allready sold my Z10 and bought the Q10 loving it!

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