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Old 02-05-2009, 11:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I am just wondering... It looks like the specs on the "New Curve" (8900) are IDENTICAL to the Bold (except for 3g), so I'm wokdering...will the OS work on the bold (except for 3g)?

I have a Bold on T-Mobile, so I can't get the 3g anyway.

If not, I'm thinking about getting the "New Curve", but that would lock me in to a 2 year contract with t-mobile...

Any thoughts?

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No. Only 9000 OS's will work on a 9000.
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Yup ...... if ya wanna brink your BB in a hurry installing that on it will do the trick.

Actually, though ............. would it even load? Or does the loader do some kind of hardware check first?
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It won't load. It will act as if there is no upgrade available on your PC.
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It won't load. It will act as if there is no upgrade available on your PC.
I thought that in the past there was a way to modify some XML files and "trick" it into thinking that the OS if for your device. I seem to remember something back in my pearl days, but not sure...

Anyway, I have a parallel thread going with the 8900 people to get opinions on whether or not I should get an 8900... Decision is not pressing, but I am somewhat torn...
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If you can't use 3G anyway, I would go with the 8900. I've heard a lot about how fast it is and the camera is incredible.
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I thought that in the past there was a way to modify some XML files and "trick" it into thinking that the OS if for your device. I seem to remember something back in my pearl days, but not sure...

Anyway, I have a parallel thread going with the 8900 people to get opinions on whether or not I should get an 8900... Decision is not pressing, but I am somewhat torn...
I remember doing this on the PPC, but never heard of it for the BlackBerry.


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If you can't use 3G anyway, I would go with the 8900. I've heard a lot about how fast it is and the camera is incredible.
That's what I thought, but wasn't sure.
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Hi all,

I am just wondering... It looks like the specs on the "New Curve" (8900) are IDENTICAL to the Bold (except for 3g), so I'm wokdering...will the OS work on the bold (except for 3g)?

I have a Bold on T-Mobile, so I can't get the 3g anyway.

If not, I'm thinking about getting the "New Curve", but that would lock me in to a 2 year contract with t-mobile...

Any thoughts?

Thanks!
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