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Old 04-20-2008, 10:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Crimsom Red faceplate install procedure for Blackberry Curve

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A little story here... I saw the crimson red Curve that AT&T had and really lusted over that phone. But, I've been with T-Mobile for 7 years now and they only had the titanium one... and I didn't want to switch carriers just for that reason, so I decided to get a crimson red faceplace from cnn.cn and solve my little problem that way.

I have yet to find a photo essay on doing a faceplate on a BB Curve, so I made one! Yes, there is YouTube, but not everybody likes YouTube… me for one. I prefer a good website with still photo’s with “written” instructions. Some of us like myself can’t hear, (legally deaf) so video’s doesn’t always work… hence this website with instruction on taking off and putting on a faceplate for a BlackBerry Curve. You can do like I did… use YoutTube to get an idea and then this guide for details.

Here is my guide:
Crimsom Red faceplate install procedure for Blackberry Curve

If I see any corrections that need to be made, I'll make them. Input is appreciated.

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Old 04-20-2008, 10:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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very nice, thanks!
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Old 04-20-2008, 11:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That was nice, thanks.

So, can you get the back plate and bottom plate(with the T-Mo, ATT etc logo on it) in Crimson too?

Can you link what you mean by a pry tool?

Thanks again!
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That was nice, thanks.

So, can you get the back plate and bottom plate(with the T-Mo, ATT etc logo on it) in Crimson too?

Can you link what you mean by a pry tool?

Thanks again!
Yes they make the matching back plate & bottom plate. I chose just to do the front. I like the silver/red combo.

Here is what a pry tool looks like. There are others.
Cell Phone Universal Pick / Pry Bar / FacePlate Opener Tool for Repairs, Mods, Faceplates, Installations, Etc. Cellphone Tool
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Thanks, and if you dont mind me asking, where are you getting the parts from?
Where can I find a Crimson re-fit kit?
Sorry, just not sure where to look.
thanks
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Thanks, and if you dont mind me asking, where are you getting the parts from?
Where can I find a Crimson re-fit kit?
Sorry, just not sure where to look.
thanks
I got mine from cnn.cn Cellular Accessories - Nokia, Panasonic, Motorola, BlackBerry, Accessories Store, SonyEricsson, LG, 3G,
My only complaint is they're in Hong Kong and it took 19 days to get to me in Tacoma, WA

Also, the 8300, 8310 & 8320 all fit the same.
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Do you know if I were to buy the Crimson cover whether or not the ATT can be safely removed without damaging the finish?
Thanks AGAIN!!
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:28 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Do you know if I were to buy the Crimson cover whether or not the ATT can be safely removed without damaging the finish?
Thanks AGAIN!!
Paint that part black to match the black around the screen. Or paint it Crimson Red. It's small and easy to paint.
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Id like to custom paint a case black and have a black keyboard does anyone know where i can get the black keyboard?
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Here are a couple good photo's of finished red faceplate install



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Old 04-21-2008, 04:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Id like to custom paint a case black and have a black keyboard does anyone know where i can get the black keyboard?
I would keep checking cnn.cn for updates. Also, you could buy a dummy 8310 off eBay. You may be able to remove the keyboard from there.
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Thanks jack55--I was waiting for this update!
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One more tip that I will add to that guide is this. When you order the faceplate, also order the Prying Tool. Most companies like cnn.cn will carry the tool too. It's only around $2-3. I really recommend you get that tool. If you use any other tool, like a screwdriver, credit card or guitar pick, you might damage the phone. I almost did and it wouldn't have been cheap to fix. Plus the fact the tool will make it easier to do too.
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Me like ... I'm thinking about doing this or going blue.
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Id like to custom paint a case black and have a black keyboard does anyone know where i can get the black keyboard?
You can get them all day on ebay. I would think silver would look good on black... it would set off that black.
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I'm changing mine to Red with the black keypad...as soon as I can get the parts.
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i changed my 8300 cover to the 8310 titanium back in january

heres a pic
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Old 05-04-2008, 03:09 PM   #19 (permalink)
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THANK YOU SO MUCH! I'm going to go to the post office tomorrow (too bad it isn't open on Monday) to pick up my crimson housing. I'm changing the silver 8300 housing. I'm so nervous, I'll be shaking in my boots. Thanks for the written tutorial!
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How many here have done the faceplate swap?
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