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    Default turn off 3g

    Despite a lot of googling and reading tons of blogs, I still cant figure out how to turn the 3g off my brand new BBerry Bold that I bought from the ATT store this monday morning.

    Any of you who got the Bold early figure it out yet?
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    at&t disabled that function. The F*ckers!
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    Disabled AT&T WTF... You sure?

    Manage Connections / Mobile Network Options / Network Mode ( 3G or 2G or 3G&2G )

    Of course I'm comin from another carriers point of view :~|

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    I went to Manage Network Connections, pressed Menu, and theres no choice for "options" or 'network mode', or anything. It blows.
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    att BRANDED bolds cannot do network mode
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    Quote Originally Posted by PvT View Post
    Disabled AT&T WTF... You sure?

    Manage Connections / Mobile Network Options / Network Mode ( 3G or 2G or 3G&2G )

    Of course I'm comin from another carriers point of view :~|

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    OK, this is what I get... Note - I am different carrier:


    Manage Connections



    select "Mobile Network Options"



    Select "Network Mode"



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    Its not, at&t branded bolds do not have the option to turn off 3G. Don't know why you would want to turn it off though...

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    no its not the same as i stated. att branded bolds cant do that.

    people want it off becuase it drains battery. if your in an area with no 3g, the phone will keep searching for it in the background and casue faster battery drain
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    Quote Originally Posted by legendofdon View Post
    Its not, at&t branded bolds do not have the option to turn off 3G. Don't know why you would want to turn it off though...

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    You're right, no real reason to turn it off. The only times I have thought of a reason to do so is where I'm low on battery or I know I won't have a charging opportunity and I want to do everything to get into power saving mode. Though the latest device OS's ie: .162 and .167 are so much better in Battery management and giving you way better battery life/performance
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    I was trying to figure out how to turn it off and on myself, no wonder why I couldnt figure it out...
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    Huh, that's kind of lame.
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    Considering I live in Austin, TX and we have 3G everywhere here even in the outlying areas, I'm not too concerned. But as soon as I start driving south to the gulf for some R&R, I would have liked to have the option to turn 3G off.

    However, that still won't stop me from buying the BOLD this morning.
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    yeah my rogers branded bold is the same only im in the States... i wonder if you unlock an AT&T Branded bold if it will free that up so the ATT users can turn it on and off?
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    Just noticed the same thing. My Rogers Bold has that option, the AT&T one doesn't allow you to change that setting. Not that I would have though
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    I wonder if a AT&T Bold with a generic OS realease + the vendor.xml deletion would display the option. Unless it's in the firmware or that AT&T is pushing it within the service books.

    Looks like we need an AT&T Bold volunteer guinea pig

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    Quote Originally Posted by PvT View Post
    I wonder if a AT&T Bold with a generic OS realease + the vendor.xml deletion would display the option. Unless it's in the firmware or that AT&T is pushing it within the service books.

    Looks like we need an AT&T Bold volunteer guinea pig

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    I was thinking the same thing, maybe use the generic os and delete the vendor.xml file and it should allow you to change it to allow you to turn off 3G. there was no hardware difference in the phones should this should be pretty straight forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by borntooxlr8 View Post
    I was thinking the same thing, maybe use the generic os and delete the vendor.xml file and it should allow you to change it to allow you to turn off 3G. there was no hardware difference in the phones should this should be pretty straight forward.

    I'm not at my desk right now, but I'll post back later. I have a .162 OS link but for the AT&T'rs we should be locating a download link for the "Generic all language 4.6.0.167 Bold OS.

    Then a JL_commander wipe which is also covered in the thread called "Proper Upgrade and Downgrade procedure"

    I'll check back later to see how things are coming along


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    I cleared the vendor.xml file and reloaded the OS, still no luck. looks like if someone wants to try it with a non ATT OS ... but i just got my bold, dont want to muck it up right away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arjundutt View Post
    I cleared the vendor.xml file and reloaded the OS, still no luck. looks like if someone wants to try it with a non ATT OS ... but i just got my bold, dont want to muck it up right away.
    Will have a look asap. I mucked up my Bold with a generic non-rogers OS. Not only do I prefer it, I'm loving it.

    Catch ya'll later


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    Id love to hear an answer to this as well.

    I bought an AT&T Bold to use on T-Mobile, obviously I dont want it searching for nonexistent AT&T 3g signal all the time.

    Anyone able to reload a non-AT&T OS on an AT&T branded Bold and tell us if they can select 2g only?
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    im using .168 and still no option. it is probably hard coded into the device by vendor IDs which is why we dont have it
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    Quote Originally Posted by chinh8310 View Post
    im using .168 and still no option. it is probably hard coded into the device by vendor IDs which is why we dont have it

    OK, I've found what I believe to be a non vendor All Language 9000 4.6.0.167

    I found the AT&T version of same in the wild as well, but found this non AT&T labeled one in the same place.

    There are .168's out there, but if you want to try the same version that you currently have from AT&T, but hopefully un'T&T'd, the PM me and I will send you the link back via PM. I will send you the link along with the following info in the message, see below.

    Whoever takes a stab at it, please report back and maybe we can have a workaround for this forced 3G.


    I followed the JLcommander Wipe and deleting the vendor.xml procedure. You will have to delete the vendor.xml file.

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    http://forums.crackberry.com/f3/prop...ocedure-53359/

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    Quote Originally Posted by legendofdon View Post
    Its not, at&t branded bolds do not have the option to turn off 3G. Don't know why you would want to turn it off though...

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    I've had the Bold for 2 months now. You want to shut it off to get up to 50% more battery life!!

    I keep it off. EDGE web speed is reasonable enough, and an outweighing balance for battery life trade off. I cannot use the Bold on 3g for a day. I barely can on 2g.
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    battery does last a lot longer with edge
    it's a shame that AT&T disabled that feature.
    I think I might be the only one that misses the trackball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PvT View Post
    OK, I've found what I believe to be a non vendor All Language 9000 4.6.0.167

    I found the AT&T version of same in the wild as well, but found this non AT&T labeled one in the same place.

    There are .168's out there, but if you want to try the same version that you currently have from AT&T, but hopefully un'T&T'd, the PM me and I will send you the link back via PM. I will send you the link along with the following info in the message, see below.

    Whoever takes a stab at it, please report back and maybe we can have a workaround for this forced 3G.

    sorry cant take you up on that offer. im surrounded by 3g [bay area, ca] and granted the battery runs out quicker, gotta love the VOIP calling n data surfing at the same time!!! truly awesome
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