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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.
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.
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.
I really hope Telus won't sit any longer on this update, because flickering and completely blank app windows start to be really annoying on the Passport. They should have tested 1581 that had all these bugs before pushing it out, not this one. It would be a wonder if BB could top that with an even more defective firmware.
Just got a message 45 minutes ago that 10.3.1.1865 is available and installing. Reboot is now completed! Strange... is that a version typo? News article states 10.3.1.2708 is coming...
@xl: It's because BB assigns different version numbers to the OS and the update packages. Update 10.3.1.2708 updates your OS to version 10.3.1.1865.
If BB wanted to cause confusion about the actual version of the OS they are doing pretty well.