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Registered: ‎05-13-2012
My Device: Curve 9360
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When will OS 7.1 be available in South Africa????

When will OS 7.1 be available in South Africa?? It has so far been released in many other countries but why not ours? i feel that this is greatly unfair! Please help!

Guru I
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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.1.2582; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: When will OS 7.1 be available in South Africa????

There is no way to know. RIM distributes the OS's to the carriers for testing and the carriers decide when to release.
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Registered: ‎07-02-2010
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My Carrier: Bell Mobility

Re: When will OS 7.1 be available in South Africa????

It's available as soon as you download it, assuming it's available for your phone. Just because your carrier isn't offering it, doesn't mean you can't use it.

Samsung Galaxy S5
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Re: When will OS 7.1 be available in South Africa????

That is true. However, If you load shotgre carrier's release you may not get support from your own carrier. Other than that there is nothing wrong with using an OS from another carrier.
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Re: When will OS 7.1 be available in South Africa????

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True, but you can easily reinstall the original OS if there is an issue with the carrier.

Samsung Galaxy S5
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Posts: 18,764
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My Device: BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.1.2582; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: When will OS 7.1 be available in South Africa????

Very true. I've written hundreds of posts on it on other forums and do it myself routinely. On these forums, however, we must add the disclaimer. Run any OS you like but know you may not get support from your carrier and may have to reinstall an old OS in order to get support.
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