Download BlackBerry Torch 9800 OS 6 [ Latest Version ]

Blackberry Torch 9800

Software upgrades are a mandatory habit for BlackBerry users, especially when the device lying on your office desk is a 9800 Torch. Taking in consideration the fact that BB OS 6 is an operating system that constantly changes versions, we thought of making this a place where you can always download the latest update.

Bellow you will find a list of the latest BB OS 6 versions for the BlackBerry 9800 Torch, along with download links and a mini guide on how to upgrade the software. We will also try to keep this updated with what happens under the hood for each installment.

Before we start, let’s talk about why you should always install BlackBerry OS 6 updates. Although your Torch 9800 may already have BB OS 6 installed, and you already enjoy those new features, this is not the end of the road. With guys over the world discovering new bugs and security flaws, your smartphone needs to be protected. Developers are fixing these issues by releasing new software versions, and you strongly recommend everyone to install them.

There are two kinds of updates running on the web. The first category is tagged as “official”, while the other one is based purely on leaks. The major difference between them is not insecurity, bugs or dragons hidden inside closets, like everybody thinks. Official updates come directly from carriers, and can be downloaded from the official BlackBerry page, while leaks are just the pre-result of the first ones. Sometimes carriers hold updates because they will ruin profits for the next smartphone, and not because they are unstable. Here our call: go for newer. It’s the best choice.

Another thing that must surely be done before upgrading your OS is to back up the data. To ensure this, go to your Torch Options, scroll down to Backup Options and make sure that Remote Backup is enabled. Also, conduct a Local Backup to media card from all applications. The final step is to connect the smartphone to the PC / MAC, open the BlackBerry Desktop Manager and backup the device.

Blackberry Torch 9800

Blackberry Torch 9800

Now before skipping to our little list, where you can download the latest version of OS 6 for the BlackBerry Torch 9800, let us show you how to install these updates:

How to update the BlackBerry 9800 Torch to OS 6

  1. Download and save the BB OS 6 to your desktop.

  2. Install the application by double-clicking on it.

  3. Browse to C:/Program Files/Common Files/Research In Motion/AppLoader and delete the Vendor.xml file.

  4. Double click on Loader.exe to start the updating process.

Please note that you are also going to need the BlackBerry Desktop Manager in the updating process. By deleting the vendor.xml file you allow the computer to install this software for any carrier out there. That means the guide above works for everyone. Now for the latest OS versions:

Official Builds

Leaked Builds

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