1. lynskynbnd's Avatar
    Is it possable to use a Sprint BlackBerry Bold 9650 on AT&T?
    If so, how do I unlock it or install AT&T software/OS?

    I was given 2 BlackBerry Bold 9650 phones today. My Torch 9800 is acting up, two years old, and heavily abused.

    Thanks for any help or advice anyone can give me.

    Bryan
    01-16-13 06:20 PM
  2. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    1, Yes. 2G only, though. No 3G.

    2. It's possibly already unlocked.

    On your BlackBerry, go to Options > Advanced Options > SIM Card.
    At that screen type MEPD on your keyboard.
    Look for Network in the list. If your device is "unlocked", it should read Disabled or Inactive. If it reads Active, it's still locked.

    If it's not unlocked, just go into the Unlocking Forums here on CrackBerry and contact one of the unlocking vendors to get a code.

    Note that you can't "install AT&T software/OS" on a 9650. There's no such thing.
    01-16-13 07:13 PM
  3. lynskynbnd's Avatar
    1, Yes. 2G only, though. No 3G.

    2. It's possibly already unlocked.

    On your BlackBerry, go to Options > Advanced Options > SIM Card.
    At that screen type MEPD on your keyboard.
    Look for Network in the list. If your device is "unlocked", it should read Disabled or Inactive. If it reads Active, it's still locked.
    .
    SIM
    Network
    Network Subset
    Service Provider
    Corperate
    are all Disabled.
    I assume I need to get the SIM and Service Provider enabled to AT&T.
    But how?
    01-26-13 04:33 PM
  4. tmotytn's Avatar
    Just put your sim card in the phone...in the network options screen, select the 3g&2g setting...that's it--you're done.

    You may need to get the ATT service books installed to get the browser working...
    01-26-13 04:39 PM
  5. dieseldude's Avatar
    if its all disabled it is unlocked. Just pop your sim in and you should be good to go. I use a 9650 as a spare BB and im on ATT. Also you will not get pic messages.
    01-26-13 04:41 PM
  6. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Yep. "Disabled" means it is unlocked. You don't want it to be "enabled".

    If you want data features to work, then you will need to manually load the Service Books.

    Read this.

    HowTo:Get All Features (Browser, MMS) Working on AT&T w/Unlocked Storm 95xx
    01-26-13 04:53 PM
  7. lynskynbnd's Avatar
    Mobile network was set to global. I changed it to GSM and 2G
    internet works with Wifi, but I may get the svs books from ATT later.

    Thanks all for the assistance!!
    01-26-13 05:30 PM
  8. lynskynbnd's Avatar
    I followed the directions on this page. After step 1 the device will not fully restart....
    It gets to the end of the starup loading bar and stays there.

    Yep. "Disabled" means it is unlocked. You don't want it to be "enabled".

    If you want data features to work, then you will need to manually load the Service Books.

    Read this.

    HowTo:Get All Features (Browser, MMS) Working on AT&T w/Unlocked Storm 95xx
    01-29-13 06:17 PM

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