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BlackBerry OS 10.2 for Z10, Q10 and Q5 leaked for download: Here’s what’s new


BlackBerry OS 10.2 for Z10, Q10 and Q5 leaked for download: Here’s what’s new

BlackBerry OS hit the internet a few days ago in the form of a leak and I thought to give it a spin for a bit to check it out before posting it up here. In summary, it’s pretty impressive! There are loads of new features, plus it works way smoother and faster than the most recent official OS available and fixes most of the annoyances from the current build. In fact in the only bug I have personally spotted is the fact that I can’t seem to get the Mobile Hotspot working on the new leak. That aside, every thing works quite well for me in fact, loads better than what’s currently officially available. Oh, and the android runtime’s been updated to 4.2.2 (Jellybean) so all those android ports and sideloads are working mighty smooth right now, with a few apps such as Feedly which previously didn’t work, now running pretty well.

Here’s a crowd-sourced change log thanks to BerryReview:


  • Clearly improved system performance, application support (including Android Player) and animation

BlackBerry Hub

  • New “Priority” with the ability to establishing automatic priority rules (For example, based on senders name…)
  • Differentiation between priority messages in the hub (red bar on the right)
  • Shortcut to a list of all attachments


  • New visual notification on the lock screen (just click on the notification icon to expand)
  • The new “fast” actionable notification at the top of the screen (in any application) with the ability to respond and take action without running dedicated applications (mostly)
  • A separate notification for each group of BBM

Home Screen

  • A new quick settings menu with additional buttons and change of appearance
  • Dedicated access icon for BlackBerry Hub
  • New default wallpaper

System Applications

  • Task Manager, which allows such check which applications are taxing your system and battery
  • Weather app with a fresh look
  • Native application Evernote
  • New indicator for data
  • Remember gets extensive improvements including a search option
  • Changing some elements of the Music app’s UI

Default Applications

  • Ability to select and / or change the default applications that run on certain activities / references


  • Displays the total number of contacts


  • You can send a predefined SMS when you reject a call


  • Simplification of many interface elements, improved buttons and sliders


  • This finally is a native app. No more slow adobe AIR
  • Change the look of some of the UI elements


  • A new screen with a preview of the file sharing
  • Ability to edit photos directly from this screen before sending


  • The different sounds of clicks for keys other than letters / numbers
  • Vibration alerts can be activated by the introduction of an automatic change / amendment of the word


  • More than one alarm – for the first time in BlackBerry OS, you can set more than one alarm at a time. Access to this feature can be accessed directly by an icon on the screen watch, which is located in the upper right corner.


  • New shortcut to the location settings geolocation photos
  • Preview transmitted images
  • The camera can now turn on a grid
  • After shooting, just drag its thumbnail in the top and then on one of the display in such case the – delete or share


  • WiFi Direct
  • New categories of tags NFC Smart Tags


  • Ability basic photo editing and to set as wallpaper

Voice Dialing

  • Additional features for advanced voice dialing


  • New loading bar browser
  • Longer holding the “Back” button in your browser calls the abbreviated browsing history
  • Reversible color reader mode (white text on a black background)
  • The smaller top bar


  • New recordings instructional
  • More instructions on the screen when you first start and configuration
  • New information after a screenshot – the amount of free memory
  • The new interface operations copy / paste



I’ve personally loaded this on the Z10 and Q10 and it works great, that said, it is still a leak and should you choose to install any of the leaks, you do so at your own risk. Legalities aside, download links below. If you don’t know how to update your device manually you should read this post here first.

BlackBerry Z10 STL100-1

BlackBerry Z10 STL100-2

BlackBerry Z10 STL100-3

BlackBerry Z10 STL100-4

BlackBerry Q5

BlackBerry Q10

Sources: BerryReview 1 and 2 and CrackBerry Forums

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