BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 release

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Dark_Knight
Rockstar

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.

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mh1983
Good Samaritan

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.

Opus2Mobile
Resident

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.

ptlang40
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There is a new update. I just got it on my Z30. Waiting for it on my passport now. It fixes the flickering.   Hope it works.

Sent from my BlackBerry 10 Passport smartphone on the TELUS network.
xl
CPU Alum
CPU Alum

They say you can reboot the phone when you see the flickering.

mwall7
Resident

When will the update be released for the Q5? Still using 10.2 .

mh1983
Good Samaritan

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.

ptlang40
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That's great!   I'm not having any issues with the first 10.3.1 update telus pushed out. But my Z30 got the same release as you downloaded. I bought it from BlackBerry website. So I gets updates from BlackBerry directly. 🙂 
 
Sent from my BlackBerry 10 Passport smartphone on the TELUS network.
mh1983
Good Samaritan

Finally got a 10.3.1 OTA update for my Q5.

ptlang40
Friendly Neighbour
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What OS version is it?
Thanks

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mitch9654
Resident

I just got the OTA update for my Q5. It's 10.3.1.1865, 1.1GB

MartianStorm
Friendly Neighbour

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.

xl
CPU Alum
CPU Alum

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...

http://crackberry.com/telus-rolling-out-os-10312708-several-blackberry-10-devices

ET
TELUS Employee
TELUS Employee

Hi @xl, what device model do you own? I believe the version may vary from one version to another one.

xl
CPU Alum
CPU Alum

Passport

ET
TELUS Employee
TELUS Employee

This seems to be the latest version for this device.

MartianStorm
Friendly Neighbour

@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.

MartianStorm
Friendly Neighbour

It looks like the latest firmware fixed all the bugs (except the artifacts in the browser during scrolling, but that's ignorable), the phone feels a little more responsive too.