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Old 01-20-2010, 01:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I would like to change the OS of my BlackBerry , can anyone please say whether it is posible ?

Has anyone in here ever done it ?
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What are you trying to change?
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You can modify what is in the actual OS, by adding/removing cods, but I believe that it is a trial by fire with some files working and not working with others.
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It might help if you describe what you are trying to change.
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Hi

What I need to be accomplished is being able to play a media file when a phone call is in progress

Has it been accomplished or atleast achievable ?

Also is the only way to modify the BlackBerry os is by manipulating the cod files ? Is it possible to do kernel level programming as possible in Window or Unix ?
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No, the BlackBerry operating system is not open source.
You can't modify it directly.

There's an SDK for writing applications/themes/etc... but you can't alter the actual operating system.
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Hi

Thanks very much for that

But errr , can you please say what it is an how I can use it ?

I managed to find a download link to one of those files , but I cant post the link here as I haven't yet done the minimum number of posts needed to do so

I have no clue as to how I can make it work


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You can modify what is in the actual OS, by adding/removing cods, but I believe that it is a trial by fire with some files working and not working with others.
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Hello

Thanks very much for that info

Can you please say what SDK is it ?

What all I can I do with it ?


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No, the BlackBerry operating system is not open source.
You can't modify it directly.

There's an SDK for writing applications/themes/etc... but you can't alter the actual operating system.
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Hi

Thanks , but I have been using JDE for a while

What I was asking was is there any other development kit from RIM other than JDE , the Widget Packager and the likes that let you develop only aplication level apps ?

Are there any RIM tools to modify the BlackBerry default settings like Wallpaper , calenders etc ?
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All of the tools are on that page that I liked for you above.
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