1. mjbesen310's Avatar
    When you open up the browser, you used to have google as the main search engine which worked great! However, now its "bing". I hate bing and it sucks compared to google.

    Anyone know how to change it to google like past blackberrys have?

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    06-05-10 06:30 PM
  2. cookieronster's Avatar
    it isn't possible. thank those douches at vzw
    06-05-10 06:33 PM
  3. alonfed's Avatar
    Download the "google mobile app," and you can perform google searches that way.
    06-05-10 06:41 PM
  4. Snipperdo17's Avatar
    Yep not possible anymore thanks to VZW
    06-05-10 06:44 PM
  5. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    just cheat and set google as your home page, or download the SearchIt application.
    06-05-10 06:45 PM
  6. pcgizmo#IM's Avatar
    +1 for the homepage & google mobile app work arounds

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    06-05-10 06:49 PM
  7. tommynap01's Avatar
    no more google
    06-05-10 07:06 PM
  8. cookieronster's Avatar
    well, my tour is OS (hybrid) and it still has the 4 search engines there. not only that, but it used to have Bing there. I think that if i connect it through DM, and do the switch device wizard, it copies the search engines over. If not, then IDK how i still have google and such on my tour..
    06-05-10 07:41 PM
  9. JFKUSAF's Avatar
    This pisses me off. Bing sucks. I just keep Google as my first Bookmark
    06-05-10 09:07 PM
  10. unsentimentalclarity's Avatar
    I had an idea (but it didn't work, but maybe someone can build on it...):

    From the home screen: Options->Advanced Options->Service Book looks like it has entries for each of the search engines. My though was (armed with the right information) we could manually insert the google service book, maybe copying it from a phone that still has google. Thoughts?

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    06-05-10 09:21 PM
  11. vrs626's Avatar
    What about using a Sprint version of the OS?
    06-05-10 09:32 PM
  12. jackbox's Avatar
    What about using a Sprint version of the OS?
    It's not the OS. To use the browser you must have a service book sent from your carrier. That's why people without BIS can only use the Hotspot browser. Anyway, that service book tells the browser which search engines you can use. MS paid VZW to make it Bing only. There is no way to work around it, period.
    06-05-10 10:22 PM
  13. drumzalicious's Avatar
    Yea that has pissed me off as well. I would use Opera Mini 5 but it keeps freezing on me. Did this on my Tour as well
    06-05-10 10:24 PM
  14. markgopher's Avatar
    Set Google as your homepage
    06-05-10 10:26 PM
  15. drumzalicious's Avatar
    Set Google as your homepage
    the problem is I actually use my bookmarks. So i think im going to go with the bookmark idea
    06-06-10 12:09 AM
  16. sims2k's Avatar
    Set Google as your homepage
    Thanks. Works like a charm.
    06-06-10 12:10 AM
  17. markhunsaker's Avatar
    I just put Google as my home page.

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    06-06-10 12:11 AM
  18. he.pennypacker's Avatar
    Couldn't one load the Sprint browser service book manually?
    06-06-10 02:07 AM
  19. Mystic205's Avatar
    this must be one of those fabled "software issues" that verizon needed to cripple, oops i mean fix..lol
    06-06-10 06:52 AM
  20. spokanegod's Avatar
    I have to say, this is the one thing I am pissed at Verizon for. Transaction was great, got here before noon the next day, everything works, great new phone, yadda yadda yadda... but the google thing really pisses me off. I am a loyal google user, and well, you dont get all the bull**** that Bing gives you. I wish they would change that!
    06-06-10 08:46 AM