old Bold 9650 as wifi only device
Some months ago i upgraded to the 9930 and left the 9650 as my alarm clock.. Getting a bit frustrated that it wouldnt do anything at all useful i did some research, mucked about and thought i would document the things to do to allow an old 9650 to be a wifi only device.. (mine is now successfully playing Pandora in the kitchen)..
Essentially you need to prevent the device from accessing BIS, and remove all user related internet settings.. For the stock browser, try this
1. Browser>Browser Options>Browser configuration
Set browser configuration to "Hotspot"
Set Browser identification to "Firefox"
2. Settings>advanced options>TC/IP
Disable APN settings
Delete username and password for APN
I *think* thats all i did..
1. None of your bookmarks will work.. clear them all and start again
2. If your 9650 is currently active and updated to 0s6+ you can try to make the device a VOIP phones using the mobilevoip app. I have this on my 9930 and it works fine.. not sure what testing has been done on an os6 device though.
- 04-17-2012, 09:22 PM #2
You shouldn't need to do anything to use it on wifi without a data plan.
- 04-18-2012, 04:27 PM #4