BBerry Tour 9630 New OS Release?
mtayloraia
Newbie

Does anyone know when RIM will be releasing the new OS for Blackberry Tour 9630's?  (I should clarify that there is a release out, but it was pulled by Verizon due to difficulties people had upgrading.)

 

I'm particularly interested because it is supposed to contain a fix that will improve the sound quality for voice connections via bluetooth.

 

Anxiously awaiting news.....  Thanks!

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Trelaina
Newbie

Has anyone heard an update on the official Verizon release?  I am so anxious to get this given all the positive news I've heard about it....

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StreetDocRN
Champion - Level 1

Trelaina wrote:

Has anyone heard an update on the official Verizon release?  I am so anxious to get this given all the positive news I've heard about it....


Hi,

No announcement has been made concerning any release of an OS upgrade for the Tour.  Verizon puts all of the OS upgrades through rigorous testing before releasing it to users.  The reason is they want to make sure it works for the user with minimal problems.  That is why Verizon is slower than other providors at releasing OS updates.  The latest official release for the Tour is 4.7.1.40.  They released 4.7.1.53 about a month ago for a few hours and pulled it due to some problems users were having.  So, keep checking here for official releases.

Doc

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PROB1
Newbie

We all know the company line.  Come on Big Red, the Storm 9530 has been a problem from day one let a few of those "testers" work on the Tour so we can get an official 5.0 update.  A lot of us, I imagine bought the Tour to get away from the Storm, but all we keep seeing and hearing is STORM, STORM, and Storm.  Where is the love for the Tour faithful?  :smileyhappy:

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basspro
Contributor - Level 1

Where and how do I get 5.0?

 

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XtremeBerry
Contributor - Level 3

Look around the answer might be in ur inbox.:smileywink:

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gmandisco
Enthusiast - Level 3

can you send it to me too?

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rscarlett
Newbie

I don't believe that the official 5.0 has been released yet....or am I wrong?

 

From all the issues I've seen folks having with the leaked versions, I'm biding my time until the real deal is announced and available.  When you Google the "Blackberry Tour OS 5.0" it is not hard to find links to where you can download the leaked version(s).  I'm sure the official release can't be too very far down the road at this point.

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XtremeBerry
Contributor - Level 3

The latest leak is .230 and it is very stable the newest known build is .236 for the Tour. The issues where with .191 and its buggy on the Storm also. I was biding my time for an oficial version also that how I wound up with 4.7.53 and all the problems it had. If you are comfortable stay with 4.7, but with the new BBM out there is no reason for me to ever return to a 4.xx OS.

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rscarlett
Newbie

Xtreme Berry -

 

I'm confused.  You state:

 

The latest leak is .230 and it is very stable the newest known build is .236 for the Tour.

 

How can the newest known build for the Tour be more recent than the latest leak?   Are you saying that there are builds that have been made subsequent to the latest leak that have not gotten out on the net?  I guess this would make sense.  

 

Are there problems with the .230 version as far as installation goes?  I'd hate to get my butt in the wringer over a non-official install and then be **bleep** getting my Berry back in action again.  

 

You are a good salesman for 5.0....and now I'm getting more anxious to have it onboard my Tour.

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XtremeBerry
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LOL I can see where that might be confusing but what you stated is correct there are higher internal builds out there just not leaked.

You are right! I did not mean to come across as a salesman I just originally wanted to stop some bad rumours about the newest builds for the Tour.I need to zip it about this anyway.

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gmandisco
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Xtremeberry can you send me the link? To the good, stable 5.0 build.
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rscarlett
Newbie

I was fortunate enough to jump on the .153 release before it was pulled.  

 

This was my first experience with an OS upgrade.  It went pretty well, but I did have to reinstall some apps that didn't make the transition.  An inconvenience, but nothing major, like losing data that wasn't backed up.

 

My first hope, that of having a better trackball experience, was not realized.  Futhermore, the unit seemed a bit stodgier, taking longer for apps to start after they had been selected.  It seemed as though the performance was slightly decreased over what had been on the unit previously.  So I was disappointed and minorly annoyed, knowing that 5.0 is supposed to be coming out fairly soon and would probably blow this release away.

 

I didn't test out the Bluetooth for a couple of weeks, but when I did, the party to whom I was speaking said that they had no problem hearing me!  Wow.... That was great news.  So the .153 upgrade did address this huge issue, and I was glad that I'd made the transition.

 

Now....if they can only get the trackball working better with 5.0.  Is that too much to ask?  I hope not.

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XtremeBerry
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As I said above .53 was ridden with bugs. The two 5.0 OS are far more stable than that one. The newest 5.0 is by far the best with no bugs and now the 1.6 Facebook is working with 5.0 so all apps are working that I have tested.

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nmchileman
Master - Level 3

The last OS "release" was pulled because it wasn't supposed to be released in the first place. It wasn't release thru any of VZW's channel's, it was only available via desktop manager. So someone at RIM hit the "ON" switch too soon. But I agree, wait for the offical release from VZW, should be out in the next couple of weeks.

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LCromwell
Specialist - Level 1

Do you really think that our warranty could be voided for installing a leaked OS? It would be the same across the board for all BB's if that is the case. I have to say that never occurred to me. It would seem like if there became a problem with a leaked OS, to just wipe it and re install the last one released using Desktop mgr.? 

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XtremeBerry
Contributor - Level 3

LOL...EXACTLY!!!:smileywink:

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XtremeBerry
Contributor - Level 3

Yes there have been .42,.53 and two OS 5.0.191 and 5.0.290 leaks. I have ran all of them and anything over .40 seems to have helped the muffled sound issue and signal strength. I dont know the real reason why they pulled the .53 OS, but I can tell you I am glad they did. That OS had problems ( lockups)and was the slowest OS I have seen yet for the Tour. The .5.0 OS's are def the best. Super fast and the browser is smokin compared to 4.7 browser. My assumption is that they pulled it because the 5.0 OS rollout is close and is much better than the 4.7's.

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mtayloraia
Newbie

Should I try to load one of the 5.0 leaks?  Or wait for the official rollout?  Is there any estimate on when the official 5.0 release will be out?

 

I'm anxious to try and load an update since the sound is a real issue.  I use my Tour for work and have to return calls from the car quite often.  Using the bluetooth hands-free connection built into my car used to work perfectly with my old Pearl, but I've been struggling since I got my Tour.

 

Thanks for your feedback!

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StreetDocRN
Champion - Level 1

Hi,

I would wait until an official release by Verizon is issued.  Leaked OS' can be buggy and might make things worse.  Also, I would read my warranty as it might affect it.  I don't think it will be long until an official release for an update will be out.

Doc

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XtremeBerry
Contributor - Level 3

Leaked OS can be buggy ,fortunately the newer OS leaks have been better than there predecessors. Only ever do any of these things if you have researched and know what you are doing.  I was just giving information on your question.

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