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Old 10-01-2008, 01:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,

We've received a shipment of 2nd hand 8310 curves from our office in the UK and i want to change the OS from the UK carrier to our carrier here.

I've downloaded a file from the carrier and installed it but it doesn't want to update.

Is this an option for me???
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It depends on what you are attempting to accomplish. If it is to change the branding of the device changing the OS will not do this. Company branding is in the firmware of the device not the OS. If the devices are locked to the UK carrier you will need to unlock them using a service like HorizonWirelessOnline.com - Horizon Wireless, The World’s Cellular Repair Center . If they are not locked to the UK carrier and you simply want a more updated OS you can use the most recent available from any carrier which can be found here as a sticky thread at the top of the 8300 Forum. If for anyother reason you still want to load the local carriers OS you need to delete the vendor.xml file in order to get the local carriers OS on another carriers device.

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It depends on what you are attempting to accomplish. If it is to change the branding of the device changing the OS will not do this. Company branding is in the firmware of the device not the OS. If the devices are locked to the UK carrier you will need to unlock them using a service like HorizonWirelessOnline.com - Horizon Wireless, The World’s Cellular Repair Center . If they are not locked to the UK carrier and you simply want a more updated OS you can use the most recent available from any carrier which can be found here as a sticky thread at the top of the 8300 Forum. If for anyother reason you still want to load the local carriers OS you need to delete the vendor.xml file in order to get the local carriers OS on another carriers device.
All the handsets are unlocked and what i'm wanting to do is load the firmware from Telstra onto the handsets from the UK so that the users get all the Aussie software and not the UK software.
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Loading the Local OS won't give you apps that are specific to the carrier, that's usually pushed to the device from the carrier. You can load the local OS but it will still load as if it's the UK carrier because the vendor code is hardcoded into the firmware of the device not the OS. By the way...the OS is what you are loading, the firmware is hard coded in the device and can not be changed.
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Loading the Local OS won't give you apps that are specific to the carrier, that's usually pushed to the device from the carrier. You can load the local OS but it will still load as if it's the UK carrier because the vendor code is hardcoded into the firmware of the device not the OS. By the way...the OS is what you are loading, the firmware is hard coded in the device and can not be changed.
Thats pretty much what i thought.

Thanks for perservering with me
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No problem. Have you checked your local carriers download page to see if you can download any of those apps you want? Might be an option.
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No problem. Have you checked your local carriers download page to see if you can download any of those apps you want? Might be an option.
Na i'm not going to bother. If management can't be bothered to get local BB's then i can't be bothered to hunt around for a fix and apps for them.

I've spent what seems an eternity working on this to get it running for them, all at managements request i might add, and have been unsuccessful at every point.
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