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BlackBerry Software Updates

The software on your BlackBerry® smartphone or tablet powers the features and functionality you love. By updating that software, you may be able to enjoy new features or enhancements.


For BlackBerry PlayBook tablets

By updating your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet OS, you may be able to enjoy new features or enhancements. There are two ways to update your OS:

  1. Directly from your tablet (over-the-air)
  2. Using desktop software

Update using desktop software


You can use BlackBerry Desktop Software to look for and install updates on your tablet. Once you have it installed on your computer, simply connect your tablet to your computer and open BlackBerry Desktop Software, then click Update.

Update from your PlayBook


Updating to the latest PlayBook OS is free and easy, and happens over the air.1

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Using this software and any updates or upgrades as provided by Research In Motion Limited or any of its affiliates ("RIM") is subject to the BlackBerry Software License Agreement ("BBSLA"), unless otherwise stated. The BBSLA is available at

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    Airtime charges may apply.