02-06-2015 09:16 AM
I own a BlackBerry Passport and am wondering when the latest OS 10.3.1 will be released. I know it's already been released for the Classic. I'm eagerly awaiting it for my Passport! 🙂
02-27-2015 02:28 PM
I still don't get why certain devices got the update later than others. Definitely confused by the Q5 being dead last to get the update, long after the Q10 received it.
It's normal practice by all carriers and device manufactures (eg. Apple) to roll out updates in phases. The grouping of the phases requires that some go first and some go last. That's life.
BB didn't hold up the update either; they rolled it out to all carriers in Canada at the same time. Disappointed in Telus!
Ask yourself how many carriers there are in Canada (BB rollout) compared to how many devices there are (Carrier roll out).
02-27-2015 05:04 PM
To add to @xray comment, it is also possible that some of the updates proceeded through the carrier's development and testing quicker and more smoothly than others. Should the completed update packages be withheld until all are tested and released? I think most users would like to receive updates as soon as ready, rather than waiting for another phone model's release to be complete.
03-04-2015 01:30 AM
My passport got a notification at 9pm tonight.... looks like 10.3.1 is available NOW!
03-04-2015 08:01 AM
Hi @xl, please let us know how you like the new OS version.
03-04-2015 10:38 AM - edited 03-05-2015 12:12 AM
Installation took about 90 minutes. No problems. Quick things I noticed...
Check the Crackberry site for new 10.3.1 features.
03-04-2015 01:37 PM
Still awaiting Q5 rollout...I appreciate responses above, but I am getting canned/boilerplate responses from Telus. All other phones have received the update except the Q5.
03-10-2015 11:03 AM
Has anyone else with a BlackBerry Q5 received the update this is getting horrible I have been waiting for it for so long! When will it come to my phone!!!
03-10-2015 09:56 PM
@IndianFlavors and @mh1983 blackberry pulled the updates because of bugs. All of the carriers have stopped the rollout.
03-15-2015 03:06 PM
03-15-2015 04:39 PM
You are better to ask Blackberry than telus. Once the software has passed the approval process, it's completely up to the OEM to release it via OTA.
03-16-2015 12:05 PM
Mmmm, thanks for the reply, but I disagree. It's pretty widely publicized that BB has released updates to carriers, including the recent patched version that addresses the flickering and probably the freak HTTP vulnerability.
Any hold up at this point is on the carrier side, it sounds like.
03-20-2015 09:40 AM
I have a Passport on the Telus network, currently running System Software 10.3.1.1581.
I wasn't aware of the flickering issue till yesterday when I decided to take my Passport's recommendation to upgrade my system software. Upgraded to .1581 and immediately found that a bunch of things had changed. Like, all my speed-dial keys were gone, replaced with shortcuts to applications and views that I'm not keen on. No idea why the upgrade changed my settings.
Another setting that was changed was Battery Saving Mode (the upgrade set it on, to activate at 20%). It kicked in during the evening, and that's when the flickering started. Most obvious on a few videos (not all), in Settings, and in Facebook (which was so bad it was totally unreadable/unusable). I turned Battery Saving Mode off, did a restart and the flickering stopped.
Everything working fine this morning. To test again, I set Battery Saving Mode on, and the flickering started again immediately. I turned Battery Saving Mode off, but the flickering continued. I restarted the device and the flickering stopped. Looking forward to a longer term fix.
I checked for another update from Telus, but as of now they tell me .1581 is "up to date". That's odd, because I have since checked other forums (Crackberry) and the flickering has been a known problem for weeks. No idea why Telus pushed this release with known problems in it.
03-20-2015 10:22 AM
03-20-2015 10:35 AM
They say you can reboot the phone when you see the flickering.
03-21-2015 11:31 AM - edited 03-21-2015 11:32 AM
When will the update be released for the Q5? Still using 10.2 .
03-23-2015 11:32 AM
I got sick of waiting. I installed 2582 (software release 10.3.1.1784) manually through an autoloader I downloaded.
The OS works perfectly on the Q5. Telus support keeps saying that there are issues and they're awaiting BB to release it to them. I call BS; this update has been out for awhile and BB clearly isn't holding things up.
Head on over to the CrackBerry forums to find details. Don't let Telus hold you up from updating your phone.
03-23-2015 11:37 AM
03-27-2015 03:37 PM
Finally got a 10.3.1 OTA update for my Q5.
03-27-2015 04:00 PM
03-28-2015 05:39 PM
I just got the OTA update for my Q5. It's 10.3.1.1865, 1.1GB
03-29-2015 06:39 PM