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Old 07-25-2010, 01:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So my phone recently got stolen and it was a MetroPcs . I got al craigslist to try and find a bargain, oh did i find one. "Brand new 2 week old blackberry 8330" . Its blue, i know the metro pcs 8330 are red, but he said it was rare. He said everything on it was perfect and it even had the plastic on both sides. So i got it today. As soon as i plug it into the wall a white screen with error code 507 is on it.

I called metro pcs and told them my problem, I gave them the MEID code from the back and they said it wasnt in theyre system..It has a different battery in it, not the original blackberry battery & no sim card slot JUST memory card.

all it does is turn on, blink red led, and make a sound when its plugged in, all the symptoms + 507 code pointed to OS error. i tried to follow guides and videos but i couldnt find a metro pcs OS download, is there even one out there?

Well i downloaded a sprint OS and tried it. and now it does all the same things except instead of 507 code its an hourglass, makes sound when plugged into PC and red light. I dont know what else to do.

Maybe the carrier isnt Metro? It doesnt have a SIM card slot so idk what else it could be.

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Old 07-25-2010, 05:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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8330 is a cdma phone, so it doesnt have a sim card slot.
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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So it could be any carrier?
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No, it limited to 2 US carriers that I know of, Im not sure there are any other CDMA carriers outside the US.

Verizon, Sprint.

However, if your previous phone was a 8330, that means metro pcs is also a cdma carrier so the whole sim card thing shouldn't matter.
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For a 507 error, you need to reload the OS
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For a 507 error, you need to reload the OS
I tried but how do i get an OS download for metro?
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You don't.
You install any OS.
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Check the yellow sticky at the top of the 8300 section. You will an OS for your specific model - i.e. the 8330. Doesn't have to be a MetroPCS OS.
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Okay, thanks

Ill try it and let yall know.
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Nope. on the last part if the application loader on step 4 "loading applications" it says its unable to connect with device. Im lost what can i do now ? :\ Kept retrying to connect from that point, but it says the same thing.
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Okay, so now its still stuck in the rebboot sequence, but instead of 507 it goes to an hourglass then a white screen that says Blackberry Platform 3.4.059 with the Option and saved messages options..after a couple seconds it continues to reboot.
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Sounds like you bought a bad BlackBerry off of Craigslist.
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