1. rilley's Avatar
    Hello all,

    Is it possible to modify the BlackBerry OS to have only Call and Message App? I know in Android ROM you can remove the system apps and then re-flash your custom ROM into an Android Phone, but on BlackBerry is it possible to do this? It does not matter what BlackBerry phone is. I have read that BB has a Software/Hardware security checks (I`m not sure), but maybe on older phones is possible? If yes, on which BB phone models it can be achieved (BB with QWERTY hardware keyboard)? and how? Or to install an Android custom modded ROM (that has few apps that I will allow it) on a BB phone?

    Thank you in advance!
    Best regards to all!
    06-25-17 08:16 AM
  2. howarmat's Avatar
    no it can not be done
    Last edited by Uzi; 06-25-17 at 08:20 AM. Reason: Typo
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    06-25-17 08:19 AM
  3. rilley's Avatar
    Why?

    I saw there are two tools vnbbUtils and BBHTool, is there any hardware RSA check or something that when you modify the SO will brick the phone? Or maybe on older BB phones there are no hardware check and we can edit the SO?


    Thank you very much!
    06-25-17 08:50 AM
  4. tollfeeder's Avatar
    Because it's locked down, that's why.

    Via Pasta CB10
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    06-25-17 08:56 AM
  5. meilenstein's Avatar
    No. Root is impossible on BB10.
    rilley likes this.
    06-25-17 08:44 PM
  6. app_Developer's Avatar
    Why?

    I saw there are two tools vnbbUtils and BBHTool, is there any hardware RSA check or something that when you modify the SO will brick the phone? Or maybe on older BB phones there are no hardware check and we can edit the SO?


    Thank you very much!
    The bootloader verifies the cryptographic signature of the build before it will load it. So only BB can make these modifications because only BB can sign the package.
    rilley likes this.
    06-25-17 09:48 PM

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