BlackBerry Priv gets a new software update

BlackBerry Priv Android smartphone gets bug fixing software update, November 2016
BlackBerry Priv
This handset receives a bug fixing patch on both AT&T and Verizon Wireless that specifically installs the "No Service" Prevention Tool, but also comes with a few minor improvements to the existing apps as well.

BlackBerry Priv is one of those handsets that arrived too late on the market and with a price tag that made everything much more difficult even for die-hard fans of the company once known as RIM. Fortunately, this special smartphone still receives software updates, and the last one takes care of a bug, in addition to the usual minor tweaks.

BlackBerry worked with AT&T to take care of the "No Service" bug that has been affecting Priv handset, and now their efforts have come to an end. The new software update installs the "No Service" Prevention Tool app by BlackBerry but, to do that, a few steps are required. The user needs to enable Unknown Sources by going to Settings > Security > Device administration.

Once the step above has been taken, Chrome needs to get storage access for downloading the update. After a few more confirmations, the tool will be enabled. However, once the app icon shows up and the fix has been applied, the user needs to uninstall it and then disable the installation of apps coming from Unknown Sources.

In addition to this fix, BlackBerry Priv has just received a few minor updates to the keyboard prediction engine, Now on Tap, Google Settings, and Runtime Permissions.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-11- 9 (Update: 2016-11- 9)
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Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.