12-26-11 04:08 AM
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  1. Filth.Injector's Avatar
    Greetings Fellow Crackberrians xD

    I was recently looking to purchase a new BlackBerry Bold 9900 off eBay, and i came across a listing which was pretty reasonable and cheap.

    [ http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53...item56479f1278 ]

    what do they mean by no OS installed. Im familiar with upgrading Os's on regular BBs. Just never Installed a fresh Os on a BB that never had one in the first place.

    Viewpoints anyone ?

    Thanx in ADvance
    Last edited by Filth.Injector; 12-22-11 at 04:44 AM.
    12-21-11 05:10 AM
  2. FBA's Avatar
    It's the same technique that you'd employ when upgrading an OS, however...I'd be suspect as to whether it will actually take an OS. It could be bricked...

    You'll find out when you attempt to install the OS. You can try it using loader, or just using the DM.
    12-21-11 05:47 AM
  3. dangerboy786's Avatar
    I'm also wanting to know if it's possible, as I purchased something similar from a friend.
    12-21-11 06:54 AM
  4. pcgizmo#IM's Avatar
    $349 for a "parts" phone??? You can try loading a OS using Desktop Manager or you can check out the link in my signature. Good luck.
    12-21-11 07:06 AM
  5. janerblue's Avatar
    I suspect that the seller would have installed the OS if possible. The unit is for sale "For Parts." This seems like a risk and not worth the time/money...
    12-21-11 07:11 AM
  6. dangerboy786's Avatar
    He has a few so its hard to tell if he's actually tried to install an OS in my opinion
    12-21-11 08:03 AM
  7. pcgizmo#IM's Avatar
    He has a few so its hard to tell if he's actually tried to install an OS in my opinion
    The phone does not have any operating system or software loaded, thus can not be used directly. We DO NOT know how to install it or if anyone can install it, which is why we are selling it for PARTS!
    Not someone I'd risk giving any of my money to
    12-21-11 08:07 AM
  8. dangerboy786's Avatar
    True. However, if you get it to work, you've managed to get a BB 9900 for a bargain!
    12-21-11 08:21 AM
  9. pcgizmo#IM's Avatar
    True. However, if you get it to work, you've managed to get a BB 9900 for a bargain!
    Or a very expensive brick
    12-21-11 08:26 AM
  10. janerblue's Avatar
    Or a very expensive brick
    Ditto. The buyer will have to decide if it is worth the risk. Personally I would pass.
    12-21-11 08:34 AM
  11. dangerboy786's Avatar
    Was thinking of buying one. Can't be too hard to put a fresh OS on can it? Hmm
    12-21-11 08:42 AM
  12. Filth.Injector's Avatar
    Yea i was thinking bout buying it. but scared bout endn up w an expensiv paper weight.. bt if it does work, dam it is one **** of a steal.. xD jst wntd 2 kno if any1s tried this before..
    @dangerboy786 if u do pick it up, let me kno how it goes. or if i end up getting it first il repost ere
    12-21-11 03:16 PM
  13. Kingdom_Living's Avatar
    I actually purchased one of them. I contacted the seller and from what little information I gathered it seemed as if the seller truly was not knowledgable on how to do. The only thing that seemed odd was how he acquired them. How do you acquire 20 brand new unbranded Bold 9900s the seller also wasn't sure what 3G bands the phone had I'm hoping it has the 850mhz 3G band I will repost once I receive it and hopefully it is a bargain.
    12-21-11 05:46 PM
  14. janerblue's Avatar
    You are a brave soul Kingdom_Living. I am very interested to hear the results and wish you the best!
    12-21-11 06:20 PM
  15. janerblue's Avatar
    Hopefully you got 10 percent off (just checked the link and price went down....).
    12-21-11 06:22 PM
  16. Kingdom_Living's Avatar
    Good eye I just emailed the seller and hope I can get the difference back. I'm kind of doubting it but hope he does the right thing. I'm just wondering of these are bricked.possibly that's why the seller is listing these as not having an os installed. Tracking says my phone should be here Friday.
    12-21-11 06:50 PM
  17. Kingdom_Living's Avatar
    That was quick buyer refunded difference.
    12-21-11 06:56 PM
  18. janerblue's Avatar
    12-21-11 07:12 PM
  19. janerblue's Avatar
    Kingdom_Living, Price went back up with 3 left.
    12-21-11 10:12 PM
  20. anon3700711's Avatar
    I've forwarded this a senior contact I have in RIM. It seems.... sketchy.
    12-21-11 10:57 PM
  21. Filth.Injector's Avatar
    @Kingdom_Living Brave Soul indeed.. do let me kno bout how things work out for you using the device and installing a fresh OS onto it.. i was really looking to purchase it with such a low price he is offering xD
    12-22-11 04:00 AM
  22. Gaven91's Avatar
    Also chanced upon the above link and very curious. If it's bricked, the seller still indicated it's brand new. hmmmmm.
    12-22-11 06:12 AM
  23. pedidos.rivera's Avatar
    Hello All,

    Just contacted a buyer that already received the phone and provided this information, I was going to buy 2 of them, but it seems a bricked and broken phone.

    Info Received:
    __________________________________________________ ________________________

    Dear aripash25,

    Sorry for the message, I see you buy one of the 9900 without OS, could you make it work and install a fresh OS into the cellphone and make it fully functional? I am interest and hope you can help me.

    Thanks and best regards.

    - celldepot1964

    Dear celldepot1964,

    dont buy it, its refurbish with cheap parts and the board is liquid damaged, the seller didint let me leave a negative feedback

    - aripash25

    __________________________________________________ ________________________

    Hope we can get any further information from Kingdom_Living tomorrow.

    Best regards,
    12-23-11 12:15 AM
  24. aazidane's Avatar
    you can buy a brand new one from kijiji here in toronto for 400 dollars, id stay away from this.
    12-23-11 12:23 AM
  25. Kingdom_Living's Avatar
    Just wanted to give everyone a heads up still waiting on the phone I thougt it would arrive today however looks like tomorrow will be the day I'm a little worried with someone mentioning that it's liquid damage I will find out soon enough. I will repost as soon as I get it
    12-23-11 12:21 PM
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