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Carrier OS versions questions
This may be a stupid question but I am having issues that warrant asking it. I have two Blackberry Phones one 8320 and one 8820. Last week I switched carriers from T-Mobile to AT&T. My 8820 was already an unlocked version I bought off e-bay. SO on advice from some forums here I downloaded the latest AT@T OS 4.50 image and tried to load it on that device. I got all sorts of ROM machine code errors and in the end JL_CMDER and other tools could not revive it, so I sent it back to where it came from.
I then unlocked my 8320 and loaded the latest T-Mobile image for 4.5 and that went swell.
The problem is I want the AT@T image with their apps on my phone.
I do not want to end up with a nuked blackberry again like i did with the 8820. it seems there is proprietary code on some Carrier's blackberry devices that prevent wholesale swapping of the images between them.
I do this in Europe with no problem, but am interested to hear what you folks have to say on the matter as it seems I have turned my new 8820 into a pile of junk trying to do this.
- 09-16-2009, 12:59 PM #2
Before upgrading make sure that you delete the XML file from my computer-program files-common files-RIM. The att applications are service books that should be sent once an ATT sim card is placed in the phone and that ESN is activated with att's bis server.
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09-16-2009, 01:57 PM #5
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The issue is, each carrier has an internal brand in the BlackBerry. Applications Loader uses that information to select the carrier options to install on the device.
For example, T-Mobile branded devices get the Favorite 5 application and AT&T get Push to Talk.
It is a simple matter to defeat the branding and force the applications to the target device. John Clark has explained the process in detail in his Memory Management Thread.
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Short verision, edit the file BlackBerry.alx to remove the brand selection code for the features and themes you want to install.