Verizon rolls out BlackBerry 6.0 OS for Bold 9650 and Curve 3G 9330

January 25, 2011 | By | 10 Comments

RIM let us know that Verizon has finally begun rolling out the BlackBerry 6 OS update for the Bold 9650 and Curve 9330. Anyone with either of these models from Verizon can download this OS as of tonight via BlackBerry Desktop Manager, Over-the-Air (not recommended), or by visiting This update brings the BlackBerry 6 experience to each device, including the new WebKit browser, universal search, social feeds, updated menus (UI), and no theme support (as of now). So if you’re a fan of themes on your BlackBerry we might suggest waiting for RIM to launch their Theme Builder for OS 6.0. Finally you might have noticed we said we don’t recommend the OTA update… This is more of a personal preference. In the past I’ve seen issues with the updates failing, and people losing all their data, therefore I always recommend doing the update via BlackBerry Desktop Manager and backing up your data first. Happy updating Verizon customers!

***Update: The OTA OS update for the Verizon Bold requires two updates. One for 5.0, then again for 6.0. So if you notice the 5.0 update and you notice it’s not the one you were expecting, keep in mind that you need to do it again to get 6.0. ***

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  • David Rafsky

    I made the mistake of upgrading to the 6.0. Technically, it sucks. Icons are hard to manage. Calendar does not show entire day or week properly. All I want is to go back to previous.

  • Susan


    If you play around with the new OS you’ll find it to be very intuitive and easy to use. It’s like XP compared to Vista, very different but easy to use once you get the hang of it. Give it some time and let us know if you start finding things you like about it.

  • Michael Russo

    I HATE this software. I didn’t realize that the reasonably-functional operating system I was accustomed to would be replaced by this clunky, ugly disaster. I practically chucked my phone out the window within the first hour. Did I mention, I HATE this?

  • Rachel

    If you want to you can go back to the old software you can do it right from your handset you go in to options//device//software// then it will say your software has been successfully updated you can select that for more info// then there should be a option that says downgrade software

  • Rachel

    O yea i forgot it can take about 2 hours to downgrade software

  • AJ

    The old version ran just fine. 6.0 is terrible. It’s given me nothing but grief. My main problem is it has load times for EVERYTHING. The old version ran much better. Don’t waste your time with 6.0.

  • Susan


    I haven’t had problems with OS 6. I do notice there are a few apps that slow it down, remove the apps and the system is back to normal. I rarely hourglass and boot up time is half the time of OS 5.

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