1. ubi_dubi's Avatar
    Just wondering if anyone can help me.

    I just moved to Toronto from Chicago and I have a Sprint Blackberry 8530.

    I've read I need to unlock it then flash it? Just wondering if anyone can tell me how exactly do you flash a phone to work for Bell?

    Thanks
    07-10-10 11:08 AM
  2. mangcool's Avatar
    You'll need a code to unlock/flash your phone. Sprint might give you one, for free. If not, you can buy them at some "phone unlocking" websites. Like...

    Blackberry Unlock Codes Blackberry IMEI Unlock Code Blackberry SIM unlock
    How To Unlock Mobile Phone - Worldwide Unlocking Service via IMEI - Subsidy Code
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    There's more...
    07-10-10 11:13 AM
  3. ubi_dubi's Avatar
    Thanks for the quick reply.

    I've been reading I need to "flash" it so it will work on the bell CDMA network? Any ideas on that?

    Thanks
    Last edited by ubi_dubi; 07-10-10 at 11:35 AM.
    07-10-10 11:19 AM
  4. mangcool's Avatar
    Hmmm, I didn't know that.

    I thought GSM is unlocking... And CDMA is flashing...

    I didn't know you have to unlock and flash it to get it to work on other carriers.
    07-10-10 11:25 AM
  5. ubi_dubi's Avatar
    I could be wrong, but thanks for your help!
    07-10-10 11:28 AM
  6. mangcool's Avatar
    I could be wrong, but thanks for your help!
    No problem...

    Good luck on unlocking/flashing your phone!
    07-10-10 11:30 AM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Contact Bell. Most CDMA carriers will not accept flashed phones from other carriers. You might need to sell the Sprint phone and buy a Bell branded device.

    Find out if they will even add it before spending money on flashing.

    Posted from my BlackBerry using BerryBlab
    07-10-10 01:09 PM
  8. CarrierUnlock's Avatar
    Just wondering if anyone can help me.

    I just moved to Toronto from Chicago and I have a Sprint Blackberry 8530.

    I've read I need to unlock it then flash it? Just wondering if anyone can tell me how exactly do you flash a phone to work for Bell?

    Thanks
    Need to have it flashed, but before you spend any money. Might want to make sure Bell will even activate it.
    07-15-10 01:12 PM
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