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Beta BlackBerry 10.3.3 Autoloaders Are Here!

ANNOUNCEMENTS / 05.31.16 / Mark Sohm

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Get your applications ready for BlackBerry 10 OS 10.3.3!  We’ve just released beta autoloaders for 10.3.3, which you can get from the software update page.

Update: The gold release of BlackBerry 10.3.3 is available for users who’ve purchased devices directly from us at ShopBlackBerry.com. If you purchased from a carrier, check with your carrier for their release date (some have already released).

There have not been any changes or additions to APIs in 10.3.3, so your applications that support 10.3.2 should also work fine on 10.3.3.  But here is your chance to try it for yourself.

Similar to the previous beta releases, these autoloaders contain a reduced set of BlackBerry 10 applications compared to a full OS release and are intended for application testing, not regular use.

BlackBerry OS 10.3.2 included anti-theft protection that prevented downgrading of the OS.  This is also present in 10.3.3, which means that you won’t be able to downgrade to 10.3.2 after installing a 10.3.3 autoloader.  Your device will remain on the limited 10.3.3 beta until the gold release of 10.3.3.  Before loading you should also make note of the BlackBerry ID account used on the device because you’ll need to log back into the same one after the load is complete.

So go ahead and load your test devices but consider these restrictions if you were thinking of loading this on your primary BlackBerry 10 device.

Mark Sohm

About Mark Sohm

Senior Technical Solutions Manager on the Solution Architects team.

Mark Sohm joined BlackBerry in 2003 and currently works as a Senior Technical Solutions Manager on the Solutions Architects team. Mark Sohm has been helping developers create applications using BlackBerry technologies for over 15 years, starting way back with the very first BlackBerry JDK on BlackBerry OS 3.6 through to BlackBerry 10 and now Android with BlackBerry Dynamics, Android for Work and Samsung Knox.