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Registered: ‎02-14-2014
My Device: Q5
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Q5 unlocked update to 10.2.1 OS

Hi, I have a BlackBerry q5 unlocked phone. It is running on OS 10.2.0. I have tried to update, but it says the device is running on the latest version. I am desperate for 10.2.1 update as I want to install apk androids apps. For how long will I have to wait until this update is available for unlocked phones in UK? I do not want to install any illegal OS as it makes the device unstable.
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My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
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Re: Q5 unlocked update to 10.2.1 OS

Most carriers in the UK have released the 10.2.1 upgrade.

But you don't say who your carrier is...

Whether the device is unlocked or not has no regard in upgrading, it is still carrier dependent.

 

  • You can place a SIM card in the device from a mobile provider who HAS released and pushed the upgrade, that's one way.
  • You can also try removing the SIM card and connecting to the PC to the BlackBerry upgrade website or checking for the upgrade via Link.
  • You can manually upgrade with a full autoloader  First, download the Q10 OS file located in this link  Then, follow the directions in this link to install it.  Read all of the directions in the initial post.  Upgrading OS10 devices using Autoloader

 

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Posts: 11
Registered: ‎02-14-2014
My Device: Q5
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Re: Q5 unlocked update to 10.2.1 OS

Thank you. I am using lyca mobile. I have tried both 1 and 2. I have tried to update it using a voda phone sim and have also tried BlackBerry link. It didn't work. The message was : u have the most recent version. I am a bit hesitant about the auto loader. Will it be a cracked version? Is it stable? And bug free?
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Re: Q5 unlocked update to 10.2.1 OS

Cracked? I don't know what that is.


zakhtar86 wrote:
 Is it stable? And bug free?

Yes and Yes.

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