new to bb and new to the forum ,HELLO
i just got my BB 9000 , my brother have upgraded his phoned , and i bought his 9000 of him .
its a roger phone while my service is fido , so first i would like to know what site you guys recomend where i can buy unlocking code .
i would like to wipe out all his info , contacts , sms , emails , music , video , etc .. i did find an option in the secuirty setting (wipe handheld) , can i use that?
also whats is the best application i can use to transfear data/music/pics/themes to my phone .
P.S. , i looked up the sticky post for bb newcomer .. but the links inside were outdated.
- 02-17-2010, 12:18 PM #2
Hi, let me be the first to welcome you to Crackberry. Carrier Unlock is one of many unlocking services and are quite reasonable. I believe the option to (wipe handheld) is the one to use, although I never have the need. i do all of my pics, music and videos by dragging and dropping from my computer to my device via the USB cable. I hope this helps and i am sure you will get many other responces from other members.
KenBlackBerry. Life is Bold.
- 02-17-2010, 12:38 PM #3
Hi and welcome
I agree with quicksilver in using the wipe handheld feature to remove contacts, etc. With regard to removing music, pic and video a lot, if not most, BB users store those on the memory card. If he gave you that also then go to options, memory, then menu and choose format memory card.
For transferring music and pictures Blackberry Media Sync is my choice. It connects to your iTunes and moves the music and playlists to your phone. It also moves your pics. Here's the link to info and the download link BlackBerry Media Sync 3.0 – Now With Photo Sync! | Inside Blackberry
For data transfer I use the desktop manager. go to blackberry.com, software, then desktop, or click here BlackBerry - BlackBerry Desktop Software - BlackBerry Software at BlackBerry.com
Another option for syncing your contacts, calendar, messages and more is mIQ. it's a free app from Best Buy. It's pretty slick in that I can go to the site on my PC, add an event or a new contact and it instantly adds it to my phone. It doesn't sync memos though so at the least you will need to use desktop manager to sync your memos. go to miqlive.com to check it out.
Good luck and welcome to the community
THANK YOU very much for the speedy fast and juicy reply .
i was just reading the forums ,, i think i have a problem with the sd card , it wont format , i checked the os ver. and it seem to be compatable with the sd card , i also tryed the " remove the battery trick " but it didnt help . i have to try a differnt sd card later .
i also would like to know if there is a list for top BB 9000 apps .
as i said i am new , i would like to get as much as i can off this phone .
- CrackBerry Genius
02-17-2010, 01:26 PM #6
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For apps check out the app store BlackBerry Apps and BlackBerry Themes- Crackberry BlackBerry Apps Store
Depends on what you wish to do with the phone. Bolt is a fine alternate browser. Some people prefer Opera Mini 5 beta.
QuickLaunch is invaluable in my world. Along with BerryWeather. Also UberTwitter.
And the list goes on and on. Best of luck with your new phone. I love my 9000. Nothing out there for which I would trade.
- 02-17-2010, 01:40 PM #7
- 02-17-2010, 01:44 PM #8
oh, and like sedalia said: Quicklaunch is invaluable. I too am an avid BerryWeather fan as well as berry pop and berry buzz. download them from mobihand vs app world. app world is always a little behind in terms of updated apps, which is why i don't dl anything from there if i can help it. mobi (which is used by crackberry store) also typically has good deals/discounts. i like reading on my bold so i am also an avid fan of mobipocket as well as ereader and the barnes and noble reader (i have them all since i go for where the best price is
by the way i just used carrierunlock , but at no point it asked me for my imei # but i still got charged . i went back and i seen a note that says please include your IMEI ,, i didnt know where to include it , anyway i just emailed them and gave them my IMEI# .
just in case it didnt come with any direction , do i insert the fido sim card on my bb before i unlock ? ?
thank you again .
- 02-18-2010, 03:34 AM #11
Welcome to the Crackberry Nation! Get ready for the greatest addiction of all, my friend.
Everyone has already post some very valuable information for you. The only other thing I can recommend is to check out the Crackberry 101 Lectures.
Again, welcome aboard and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. We just ask that you at least make an effort to find the solution before creating a new topic.