1. Radical924's Avatar
    Hey there so I am going to be upgrading from my Blackberry Curve 9300 to a Blackberry Bold 9900 and of course when the Blackberry Classic comes out I am going to upgrade to that (Can't wait!).

    Anyways I was wondering if I buy an unlocked BB Bold 9900 and wipe the OS will the phone still be unlocked after I install the "new" OS? Or does wiping the OS unlock the phone too? Or will installing a "new" OS re-lock the phone?

    Thanks!
    06-19-14 03:02 AM
  2. Lostboy5151's Avatar
    YES!
    If it's unlocked YES! If it's locked, NO!
    NO!
    06-19-14 03:24 AM
  3. Venkatesh Waran's Avatar
    Of course

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    06-19-14 08:25 AM
  4. NamelessStar's Avatar
    if the device has been unlocked by a code it is unlocked forever nothing except you relocking you device manually can relock it to a network.
    06-19-14 08:30 AM
  5. Black-Buried's Avatar
    If u r referring to "Security Wipe" the phone, then only personal data and settings are Wiped. And not the OS itself. Only users input data.

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    06-19-14 09:33 AM
  6. Radical924's Avatar
    I am referring to "bricking" my phone. Literally clearing the OS off entirely (I have done this twice on my Curve 9300) and then reinstalling it from scratch.
    06-19-14 05:51 PM
  7. NamelessStar's Avatar
    unlocks are done at the firmware level this will not break your unlock
    06-19-14 06:57 PM
  8. Black-Buried's Avatar
    In case of "bricking " your phone and reinstalling OS I really don't know for sure. Most likely it won't alter the "carrier lock" flag state, but then since I haven't checked it my self and haven't read any documentation on that, can't be sure of the outcome.
    Bricking and reinstalling is a rather "radical" action for a BB to do, but from the other hand, and if successful, you come up with a really clean install of OS so that u know no hidden SW or settings are around.


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    Last edited by Black-Buried; 06-20-14 at 05:41 AM.
    06-20-14 05:31 AM
  9. nelsonpml's Avatar
    My Z10 is unlocked and I have wiped and installed OS's more times than I can remember (leaks, OTA updates,reinstall OS via link, etc) and the phone is still unlocked.

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    06-20-14 05:45 AM
  10. NamelessStar's Avatar
    I used to work at BlackBerry and there is nothing that can re-lock BlackBerry devices except doing it manually or through software carriers use. Once the device is unlocked it's unlocked for life.

    Posted via CB10 on my blazing fast Z30
    06-20-14 10:55 AM

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