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How To: Reloading OS on the PRIV

Similar to legacy smartphones, BlackBerry provides autoloaders for its Android powered BlackBerry PRIV smartphone. Autoloaders are usually used to wipe and reload operating system on your phones for a fresh new start of your device. However, wiping the device within PRIV’s settings will do the job but if you want a refresh start, follow this method carefully.


  • Install the USB drivers for the Priv. To install the Priv drivers, click here.
  • Download the autoloader file for your Priv version from the following URL: AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Verizon, Non US Carrier (India & International) – STV100-1, STV100-3, STV100-4
  • Press and hold both the Power and Volume Down buttons for 30 seconds to boot the Priv into fastboot mode. Alternatively, press and hold the Volume Down while turning on Priv and selecting Reboot into fastboot (when in fastboot mode, the Priv will display the BlackBerry Bootloader Menu and a purple LED)


  • Open and extract the downloaded autoloader file (including all files and folders)
  • Open the extracted folder
  • Execute the flashall.bat
  • Follow on screen instructions as prompted

Mac OS X

  • Open and extract the autoloader file (note the location of the downloaded autoloader file (example: Documents, Downloads, Desktop)
  • Rename extracted folder to Priv
  • Open Terminal (Finder > Applications > Utilities > Terminal)
  • Type cd /Priv
  • Type ./ and press Enter
  • Follow on screen instructions as prompted

    Note: Completing the reload of the OS will erase all local data from the Priv.

Once done, your Google ID will restore all apps data along settings where you left off. Good luck 🙂


Source: CB

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Written by Shahriyar Ali


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