AT&T BlackBerry Priv receives Marshmallow Update

Rapid John
Posted on July 13, 2016, 8:15 pm
2 mins

AT&T users who own a BlackBerry Priv will be pleased to discover that the carrier has finally started rolling out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for the handset today. The latest iteration of Android has been available for the unlocked version of this handset for a couple of months now.

AT&T has started rolling out the Marshmallow update for BlackBerry Priv (STV100-1) over-the-air. Those who own the device are going to need a Wi-Fi connection to download the update because it’s a big one.

It comes with everything that’s part and parcel of Android Marshmallow, including but not limited to user interface improvements, several new features, enhanced notifications experience, more granular app permissions, and overall improvements for the handset.

Users will also notice better battery life once they update the Priv to Marshmallow courtesy of Doze mode. This update also brings support for adoptable storage. AT&T is rolling out the update over-the-air right now and it’s likely going to take some time before it goes live in all regions.

Software update includes

  • Android OS 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Supports Android security patch level up to June, 2016
  • More Privacy and Security, including Customized Personal Data Permissions, Clearer Notification Settings, and S/MIME Support
  • Enhanced BlackBerry Keyboard
  • Better Notifications
  • More Battery Life & Storage
  • Camera Upgrades

To update the software

  1. Make sure your device is sufficiently charged and connected to Wi-Fi.
  2. From the apps tray, tap Settings.
  3. Scroll down to and select About Phone > System Updates > Check for updates.
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to download and install the update.
  5. The device automatically restarts once the new software successfully installs.

To verify the update

  1. From the apps tray, tap Settings > About phone.
  2. Scroll up to Build Number.
  3. If the software version matches the new Software Specifications below, the device has the latest firmware:
    • Android Version:  6.0.1
    • Baseband Version:  MPSS.BO.2.6.2.c2-00007-M8994FAAAANAZM-1.55185.2
    • Kernel Version:  3.10.84-perf-gdf13c1fec_agent@br628cnc #1
    • Build Number:  AAF355

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Rapid John

Rapid John has a quarter of a century in programming for Government and Corporate bodies and is proficient in most major programming languages.  He is constantly running around showing us his latest bit of code and telling us how fantastic it is. (John we know).

He is responsible for carrying out presentations to corporate and business customers and is a BlackBerry Elite.

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