BlackBerry Forums Support Community
              

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-11-2010, 07:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
kart3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Model: 9700
OS: 5.0.0.423
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Vodafone Portugal
Posts: 31
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question switching carrier OS

Please Login to Remove!

I've bought my 9700 from Optimus portugal and got it unlocked by RIM and now using a Vodafone card. My question is if I can, since the device is unlocked, to install vodafone OS in replace of the one coming originally with device. I know that when the device is locked and we want to install an OS that was not released from our carrie,we need to delete the file vendor.xml. i tryed to search but didnt see anyone answering to this particulary question.
__________________
When everybody is thinking alike, no one is thinking very much
Blackberry Bold 2 - 9700
Offline  
Old 06-11-2010, 07:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
Crimson Tide Moderator
 
JSanders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North of the moss line
Model: Z30
OS: 7.0sumtin
PIN: t low
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 41,921
Post Thanks: 61
Thanked 258 Times in 185 Posts
Default

Yes, you can.

You can load ANY carrier's OS on the device, actually whether it is unlocked or not.

Follow the simple instructions posted in the Sticky Threads for "Latest OS..." at the the top of this 9700 section.
Offline  
Old 06-11-2010, 08:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
Appleinator
 
Dubdub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Model: App6+
OS: AJBR549
PIN: Ask
Carrier: ATT & Verizon
Posts: 20,038
Post Thanks: 52
Thanked 777 Times in 737 Posts
Default

But keep in mind that if you are looking to change the opening splash screen to that of your current carrier, the OS won't do that.
__________________
-->>BB FAQ

-->>Stinsonddog's Tip Site!

-->>Twitter


If someone helps, tell them by clicking the Thanks button.!!
Offline  
Old 06-11-2010, 07:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
kart3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Model: 9700
OS: 5.0.0.423
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Vodafone Portugal
Posts: 31
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Alright but can you tell me then why do we need to delete vendor.xml?

Thanks
__________________
When everybody is thinking alike, no one is thinking very much
Blackberry Bold 2 - 9700
Offline  
Old 06-11-2010, 09:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
lovescakemix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: fort hood
Model: 9900
OS: 7.1
PIN: 2800d27f
Carrier: tmobile
Posts: 327
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

having the phone locked or unlocked has nothing to do vendor.xml file nor does it affect the ability to install another OS version.
Offline  
Old 06-11-2010, 09:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
Appleinator
 
Dubdub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Model: App6+
OS: AJBR549
PIN: Ask
Carrier: ATT & Verizon
Posts: 20,038
Post Thanks: 52
Thanked 777 Times in 737 Posts
Default

As I understand it, you need to remove that file so your carrier specific pieces restore from the back up.

And our SEARCH feature is usually pretty good - when it isn't broken:

Vendor.xml?
__________________
-->>BB FAQ

-->>Stinsonddog's Tip Site!

-->>Twitter


If someone helps, tell them by clicking the Thanks button.!!
Offline  
Old 06-12-2010, 05:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
kart3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Model: 9700
OS: 5.0.0.423
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Vodafone Portugal
Posts: 31
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

thanks for help
__________________
When everybody is thinking alike, no one is thinking very much
Blackberry Bold 2 - 9700
Offline  




Copyright 2004-2016 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.