How to Update Blackberry Playbook to OS v2.0 Beta
So after I posted the video on the Blackberry Playbook vs the Amazon Kindle Fire I did a bit of browsing and I found this really sweet article off lilputing which teaches us how to install the beta version of OS 2.0.
For those who don’t know, Playbook OS v2.0 will include a lot of the features that SHOULD’VE been included upon release of the Blackberry Playbook such as a native e-mail client for starters and a whole lot more. Anyway, this update should make your Blackberry Playbook a whole lot functional. Plus, updating to OS v2.0 is pretty simple so why not?
Anyway, here’s the directions from lilputing. I’ve adapted them a bit here, but it’s pretty much the same. Their source link is down below. The whole process shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes (Depending on your internet connection)
- You first need to find your pin number and write it down. This may be found by going to Settings –> About –> In the drop-down menu, select “Hardware”. The first entry will be the PIN number. Mine was 8 numbers, but it may be letters and numbers.
- Go to https://bdsc.webapps.blackberry.com/android/beta/bbtablet20/register/. There should be a box that says “PIN:”. Enter the pin. A green check will pop out if you’ve entered the pin properly. It’s optional, but you may also enter your e-mail. Click the “I have read and agree to the license above” and submit.
- Go to Settings –> Software Update (If you don’t see it, wait 5-10 minutes and try again)
- You should be able to see the 18.104.22.16869 update. It should be 502MB. Download now and let it run.
- That’s it!