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Old 06-06-2008, 01:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys my friend bought a new blackberyy 8310 to use on tmobile... its locked under ATT.... she got a JVM 102 error... in the morning... and i wiped it and reloaded the software ... now its ok....

she wants to take it to a store to get it unlocked for $40... my questions is what if i wipe it with the jvl loader and then install tmobile settings from Blackberry.com.... would it now be locked to tmobile??? so she will save

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Old 06-06-2008, 01:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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$40 is way too much to pay to have the phone unlocked... but that's her call I guess.

Besides that, installing the T-Mo OS on the device won't have any effect on the lock status at all. Once unlocked, it can never be re-locked.
It's also not necessary to install the t-mo OS at all if you don't want to.
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Old 06-06-2008, 02:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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its an ATT locked phone and i want it to work on TMOBILE... so you dont think by wiping and installing TMObile os ...it wont work... i dont need it to work with anything else ... just tmoble...
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No, I know it won't work.

Installing a different carrier's OS has absolutely no effect on the network lock whatsoever.
If you want to use an AT&T branded device on T-Mobile, you need to purchase an unlock code. GSM PhoneSource - When Only The Best Will Do is a good place to go.
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ewww....gross. Please, by all means, make sure you wipe!
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make sure you wash your hands real good also
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