Sprint pushes out AAN982 update for BlackBerry KEYone

Sprint is the process of pushing out an update to the BlackBerry KEYone. The nation's fourth largest wireless firm is currently the only U.S. carrier to offer a locked version of the phone. Verizon subscribers can purchase the CDMA unlocked model while T-Mobile and AT&T customers have to buy the unlocked GSM variant. The update, which carries build AAN982, also includes the August Android security patch. The update could also include a fix for the Sprint Mobile ID app which was enabling bloatware that the phone's user had disabled, and re-installing bloatware that was deleted. Sprint said it was working with BlackBerry on a fix, which might be included with this update.

Once you get the notification that the update has arrived on your KEYone, there are some things you should do before installing it. First, make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi signal. And check the battery on the phone, which should be fully charged.

If you've never received an update for the KEYone before, click on the video at the top of the story. It will show you the steps you need to take to make sure that your KEYone has been updated.

source: BlackBerryMobile, CrackBerry

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2. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I said it before and I'll say it again, unlocked with ALL carrier bands next time. This is what Apple does, what Google does, and Samsung does. I guarantee you will raise the value of your device tremendously by making it unlocked. You wouldn't have to worry about it being "locked" on Sprint.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 23076; Member since: May 28, 2014

How would a carrier branded universally unlocked device stop the carrier from installing bloat? Answer: it won't. You're not taking that into account. Universally unlocked doesn't guarantee no carrier bloat if the device is carrier branded. Sure, you could pick up and leave the carrier to go to another one, but what if you live in an area where the carrier that you're currently on offers the best coverage where you live? What if the carrier you jump to doesn't have good reception where you live? What if you're on a family plan, but you're not the primary owner of the account and can't afford to jump to another carrier on your own? You're not taking any of that into account. You just think that universally unlocked is some magical solution to all of this, and it isn't. Now, you could just have brought the device universally unlocked with no carrier branding, but if you're using said device on CDMA carriers, they need to provision it. But what's stopping the carrier bloat from being installed during the provisioning process? Most people buy their smartphones from carriers because the carrier offers deals so you don't pay in full for the handset outright. Most people can only afford to buy a high end smartphone this way. Most don't have the funds readily available to be able to plop down $700+ in full for a high end smartphone. The only unlocked smartphones that sell extremely well are GSM unlocked ones, and the majority of those come from budget making smartphone OEM's like BLU. It's very nice that Google, Samsung and Apple have universally unlocked handsets, but most cannot afford them outright, hence they go through the carrier. And the last time I checked, the only universally unlocked carrier branded handset that doesn't carry carrier bloat is the iPhone. But what if you want to buy a carrier branded universally unlocked Android handset? There are all of these things that you've never once taken into consideration while going on your universallly unlocked tirade, and you should.

4. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You realize you just lost 5 minutes of your life that you'll NEVER get back with that well-crafted, lucid explanation that mxy will NEVER understand. He hasn't figured out that BlackBerry is no longer in the hardware business and you expect him to understand the nuances of carrier financing and bloat? Pass the Duchie 'pon the left hand side if you please.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 23076; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! You know, you're absolutely correct. Thinking about it, I realize that I've completely wasted my time. *Takes a pull and passes Dutch to Crispin* Thanks for opening my eyes to the truth.

7. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Being a bum kisser isn't going to make a difference.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 23076; Member since: May 28, 2014

Being a chickensht that's afraid of Crispin isn't going to make a difference.

12. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Lol and what do I have to be afraid of? Absolutely nothing.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 23076; Member since: May 28, 2014

And yet, you're afraid of Crispin. Go figure.

6. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

You say that as if he has a life. He doesn't. Actually old man, I understand far more than you think. You're far more intelligent than the super fan. You shouldn't stoop to his level.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 23076; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! Once again, Crispin destroys your adolescent @$$ and all you do is show how much fear he installs in you. This is hilarious!

11. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I don't fear pops like you fear him and darkkmite.

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 23076; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're totally afraid of him. Your responses to him are akin to walking on eggshells, lol.

10. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

All I get from your comment is technicalities and excuses. I guarantee you that if the KeyONE was carrier unlocked for all carriers, you would be singing praises. First of all you dolt, a carrier unlocked phone with ALL carrier bands is no different than the GSM unlocked bs you love shouting. It just has the bands for Sprint and Verizon. You are just sticking your fingers in your ears and going lala just because you are that conceited. Second of all, the Nexus, Moto X Pure Edition, several of the Moto Gs, the iphones, and several Samsung devices have been provisioned for CDMA carriers. Try another bs excuse. Third, your family plan nonsense is just an excuse because that scenario could apply to any carrier. These are just EXCUSES that you are making up just so you can try to get out of admitting that universally unlocked phones are a thing now, which btw sell very well. That is a proven fact. Look at the Moto G for proof. I just took your comment and tore it to pieces before taking a giant s*** on it.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 23076; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, Crispin was absolutely correct. You totally didn't understand a word that I was saying. And I guarantee you that if the KEYone was universally unlocked, you'd still bash it. First of all you idiot, devices for CDMA networks that are already unlocked to begin with still have to be provisioned to run on the network. Using CDMA isn't like popping a SIM card in and going like GSM. You're just too stupid to understand this, like Crispin said. Hell, you still think BlackBerry builds smartphone hardware, even though they stopped that since late last year. To be able to use those devices from one CDMA carrier to the next, they have to still go through a provisioning process. It's not like GSM, idiot. Lol, in other words, it makes too much sense, so you dismiss it because it proves the fallacy of what you said. You are just an IDIOT in denial about the facts that I have presented. You just can't accept the fact that I'm making sense to counter your "universally unlocked is the answer for all of your smartphone woes" tirade. And they don't sell as well as GSM unlocked smartphones. This is a verified fact. You just proved that you're a fcking idiot that's in denial because what I said makes absolute sense. Thanks for making a complete ignorant @$$ of yourself for me.

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 23076; Member since: May 28, 2014

Glad to see the update for pushed out so quickly.

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