1. djiang12's Avatar
    Ok so I bought an unlocked storm about two weeks ago. everything is great except for the annoying Activation Required message. I read on a couple of site on how to remove it such as finding the MSL but i continue to be unable to find the MSL. i also tried the ##000000 and ##111111. None of this works. at the top of my phone app, it says my number is 000 000 9854. Anybody know any idea to get the Activation Required removed and to change my number to my actual phone number? Thanks a lot

    David
    06-21-09 01:44 PM
  2. DriftDevil's Avatar
    did u actually go:

    into the phone app > ##000000 > send ?
    06-21-09 01:51 PM
  3. djiang12's Avatar
    send it said invalid password
    06-21-09 01:52 PM
  4. JRSCCivic98's Avatar
    Is this a Verizon Storm? If so, then someone's messed with it big time besides just unlocking it.

    To find the MSL, you'll probably need to use BitPM to get it.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-21-09 02:04 PM
  5. djiang12's Avatar
    i asked the guy i bought it from. he told me it was bought directly from rim... theres is no carrier logo anywhere on the phone. and no carrier files on the phone either...
    06-21-09 02:05 PM
  6. ali303's Avatar
    You have to download two programs UniCDMA and HexWorkshop and then you have to find your Blackberry's MSL code. Contact me if you need more info...
    06-22-09 12:03 PM
  7. djiang12's Avatar
    i tried using unicdma and hexworkshop. all hte bins files failed. im guessing the starting point and length were incorrect or does anybody know about whis OS i should be running for tat to work?
    06-22-09 04:43 PM
  8. tghockey07's Avatar
    Was it an early beta phone?
    06-22-09 04:49 PM
  9. djiang12's Avatar
    i think it was
    06-22-09 04:56 PM
  10. JRSCCivic98's Avatar
    i asked the guy i bought it from. he told me it was bought directly from rim... theres is no carrier logo anywhere on the phone. and no carrier files on the phone either...
    Go into the Help Me screen. Hold ESC key and tap back and forth in a blank area on the main wallpaper screen on the left and right half of the screen. (Hold ESC and tap LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT of blank area on screen.) Tell us what the Carrier ID is and also if the PIN starts with 20. Also, when you turn it on, does it spash any kind of Carrier logo? Can you possibly take a video of it booting up and posting it?

    BTW, you're probably not going to be able to activate this phone... it's probably already been blacklisted by RIM.
    06-22-09 04:56 PM
  11. djiang12's Avatar
    theere is no carrier logo just rim logo.

    pin is 305B3DA6.

    and where is the help me screen?
    06-22-09 05:00 PM
  12. JRSCCivic98's Avatar
    theere is no carrier logo just rim logo.

    pin is 305B3DA6.

    and where is the help me screen?
    I told you how in the post above.
    06-22-09 05:04 PM
  13. djiang12's Avatar
    ok i accessed the Help me screen how to i find the carrier ID?
    06-22-09 05:05 PM
  14. JRSCCivic98's Avatar
    It says Vendor ID at the top. What's the number.
    06-22-09 05:11 PM
  15. djiang12's Avatar
    ok i guess it didnt take me to the help me screen. i did what u told me to do and it says Engineering Screen Controls at the top...
    06-22-09 05:12 PM
  16. djiang12's Avatar
    oops it says Engineering Screen Contents
    06-22-09 05:14 PM
  17. JRSCCivic98's Avatar
    Oh yeah, I forgot that RIM branded phones automatically take you to the Engineering screen instead. Yep, that's definitely a RIM branded device. Take a video of the startup on it... I'm sure others would like to see that as well.
    06-22-09 05:28 PM
  18. djiang12's Avatar
    ill load it when i get some time. is a RIM branded phone a good thing or a bad thing :S?

    i just tried the UniCDMA and hexworkshop thing and i got a HUGE error. it took me to the BSOD and restarted my computer...
    06-22-09 05:36 PM
  19. JRSCCivic98's Avatar
    Try BitPim... there used to be a video a while back on YouTube on how to pull the MSL with it, but I couldn't find it for you.
    06-22-09 05:44 PM
  20. djiang12's Avatar


    video of my phone booting up. used my laptop cam. sorry if its not the greatest quality.
    06-22-09 05:54 PM
  21. Lylej2k's Avatar
    I want that splash screen! lol. I could change em on my HTC, can they be changed on a BB? Now I have to go searching.

    What OS is on that Storm? That seemed to be a fast boot.
    06-22-09 06:11 PM
  22. djiang12's Avatar
    lol i cut out about a minute on the video lol. and what did u mean by the splash screen?
    06-22-09 06:12 PM
  23. Lylej2k's Avatar
    Where yours comes up with the BB logo, Mine has a verizon logo
    06-22-09 06:26 PM
  24. djiang12's Avatar
    :P well he whole rim branded thing has been causing a problem for me...
    06-22-09 06:29 PM
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