BB10_OTA_update
BB10_OTA_update
The update that you shouldn’t update. Yet.

BlackBerry has pushed an OTA update to BlackBerry Z10, Q10 and Q5 users in some markets. Before you click ‘update’, listen up. The 137MB v10.1.0.4181 update has been reported to cause a plethora of problems for users.


The BlackBerry Malaysia Community on Facebook highlighted the problematic update yesterday, and pointed to a Crackberry forum thread.

The update has caused some serious problems for users including loss of SMS text messages, inability to make calls, email synching issues, inability to share on social networks and even bricked BlackBerry 10 devices.

The update has appeared on my Q10 (SQN100-3), currently running the 10.1.0.2309 version. I’m tempted to update and install any way, but not before properly backing up the device.

Some luckier users who updated however commented that battery life is phenomenal, and also praised the WiFi calling app bundled with the update.

So, should I install the update and report?

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  • frans

    i lost my blackberry HUB . worst thing i forgot to backup before i updated !… now i have to restore?!?!?!? even loading up whatsapp had some issues.. prompted me to restart my phone.

    • Vernon Chan

      We had to restore to unfortunately. It’s a bad update. Try and roll back to previous version if you can.

  • nik

    How can I turn off the Notification when it’s about that update? Every single day my BB Q5, which works using 10.1.0.2309, blinks because of that update. I’m from Serbia and the size if that update is 790MB…

    • vernieman

      Hi Nik, unfortunately there isn’t a setting to stop notifications of updates ;/

    • Vernon Chan

      Unfortunately there’s no way to turn off notifications of the update. Not that we know of anyway 🙁

  • Vernon Chan

    BlackBerry jam. Literally. We decided to take the plunge and update the Q10 to 10.1.0.4181 despite the reported issues with the OTA update.

    Look at where it’s gotten us. Startup screen, and at 100% but it doesn’t budge at all.

    • Reuben

      I had the same issue after updated Harve’s Z10. Had to restore the damn thing from BlackBerry Link.

      • Vernon Chan

        I’m using the 10.2 developer preview now. It rocks, but not all features are working.

        • ProfMadya Yàlìsh?ndà ALecx Dig

          hahahahaha

          • vernieman

            Oh the latest release of 10.2 is excellent!

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