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  1. RootingForRIM's Avatar
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    Default How to swap to newer Z10 from older Z10?

    Howdy,

    I picked up a Z10 through my carrier on day one, and love it. A month later I was extremely fortunate to win another Z10 (not through Crackberry)! The newer one is unlocked, so I'm thinking I should switch to it and sell the locked unit.

    To get the new phone working, is it as simple as moving the simcard over, or do I need to get my carrier involved?

    Thanks.
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    Why not sell the sealed unlocked one?

    If your not planning to change carriers, I don't see the advantage of switching to the unlocked one when you could sell it as a brand new unlocked.

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    If you do end up switching to the new one, just open up blackberry link on the pc and follow the prompts to switch a phone. It's a painless process.

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    I would think the value would be greater for an unlocked never used Z 10 than selling an used one that is locked to your carrier.
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    same method as always:
    1. install BB Link on your PC
    2. take your old SIM out of your old Z10
    3. plug in your old Z10
    4. back it up
    5. unplug your old Z10
    6. plug in your new Z10
    7. restore your backup onto your new Z10
    8. place your old SIM into your new Z10
    9. boot up your new Z10 make sure everything works
    10. use the new Z10 a few days
    11. after all is good, wipe the old Z10
    12. sell it to an eager Z10 buyer
    13. go to bar with $$$ (mandatory step)
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    > Why not sell the sealed unlocked one?
    > If you're not planning to change carriers, I don't see the advantage of
    > switching to the unlocked one when you could sell it as a brand new
    > unlocked.

    I'm a Canadian who travels a couple of times a year, mostly to the U.S. Roaming rates for my carrier are just ridiculous, so I'd like to do the purchase-a-local-simcard thing, for which the phone needs to be unlocked.

    > I would think the value would be greater for an unlocked never used Z10
    > than selling an used one that is locked to your carrier.

    And the difference in resale between the new/unlocked and my used/locked units might even be greater than the cost to unlock my phone (approximately $45 currently, but rumored to be going up). However, the description of the unlock process for the BB10 phones claims it's more of a hassle than for older phones, and has an 20% failure rate. Switching over to the new phone might be easier/faster.

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