- 08-21-12, 12:03 AM #3
the splash screen as its known in the industry is part of the phones branding, more specifically, part of the VSM file in the phones firmware. older blackberry models (pre Bold 9000), you were able to re-write this file effectively unbranding or rebranding the phone. however, this is no longer able to be done. as stated by SwitchBeach, your only option is to ignore it.
- 08-21-12, 06:08 AM #5
Besides, it's illegal for us to discuss this on these forums.
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- 08-21-12, 12:33 PM #6
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08-21-12, 12:53 PM #7
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Is it worth it?
You will waste months, after sacrificing many reverts from snapshots in virtual machines when downloading software from sites infected with viruses and in the end you may even brick your phone if you don't know what you're doing.
This is the question i asked myself after i debranded my phone. Why did i spend all this time? For what?
- 08-21-12, 01:51 PM #10
- 08-21-12, 02:19 PM #11
I guess I misunderstood that part. At least some sense was used in the newer posts by long time members and knowledgeable folks. If there was a key combo to hide the banner or make it a screen saver, I would be all over it each day, in fact, an "all carrier" logo swapping screen saver app would be splendid, if one were to be made.
Edit: bouncing carrier logos would be a plus. I know that 20 in one screensavers app thing would be a fantastic subject for it.
- 08-22-12, 01:39 PM #14
The few I bought from Bell were unbranded as well.
I think the last branded BB I had was my old trusty 8330.Cuius testiculos habes, habeas cardia et cerebellum...
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- 08-22-12, 02:23 PM #16
Very amusing posts
Unfortunately, there isn't a lot of places where I'm sure to get an unbranded Blackberry here in Manila.. I tried getting from my carrier and other usual sources but they all don't have stocks right now so it's either wait for a couple of months (they can't confirm with this as well).. Or get from online / cell shops which is a hit a miss thing but most often have only branded phones from overseas.. Well had no choice but to settle for one with digital brand and just wondered if there is a way to get rid of it..
Thanks for all that replied, appreciate your inputs..
- 11-27-12, 01:34 AM #20
How to remove digital operator logo?
What did they actually change to prevent this being done?
I've been using smartphones and PDAs since before they were even words, and it's pretty rare to come across a device that can't have the service provider or manufacturer branding removed outright...
Yes some are/have been harder to de-brand than others, but a smartphone or PDA that can't be de-branded at all? That's rare.
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- 11-27-12, 11:29 AM #21
- 11-28-12, 03:11 AM #23
I bought an unbrandet 9900 from a big retail chain however it still has a Vodafone germany logo when I boot it up. Yet I think it is not worth to change it. Seriously: when do you see it? I restart my device maybe once a week and it gets displayed for a matter of seconds. I don't think changing it would give me any benefits, unless it is an easy file-swap which can be done in a minute.