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Old 05-05-2011, 12:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My Blackberry 9700 does not have the option of permanently staying on the 3G network.

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I have a BB Bold 9700 with OS 6 on, and it will not allow me the option to have the network permanently on 3G. It only has the options 2G&3G and 2G. All my friends (same carrier and models) have the options to switching it just on 3G... What can I do to fix this?! My phone is always on GPRS and I don't want that!!! HELP!!
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a BB Bold 9700 with OS 6 on, and it will not allow me the option to have the network permanently on 3G. It only has the options 2G&3G and 2G. All my friends (same carrier and models) have the options to switching it just on 3G... What can I do to fix this?! My phone is always on GPRS and I don't want that!!! HELP!!
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Simple. You need to update your OS.

Download and install a newer version for the 9700. (Any carrier version or leak, doesn't matter)

After its installed to the PC, delete the vendor.xml

Found in C,program files,common files,research in motion,apploader

Delete it, then plug in your BB, double-click on loader.exe in that same folder and upgrade the OS

By deleting the Vendor.xml you have essentially "jail-broken" your bold. All features and options of the OS are now available to you.

3G only option will work now

Here is Bell Mobility's latest 6.0.0.534 Official OS. There's a form to fill out. Download and install it to PC.... THEN delete the vendor.xml file and finally, install it to the device (as above)

9700/6.0.0.534 Bell Official
https://swdownloads.blackberry.com/Downloads/browseSoftware.do;jsessionid=9788E309B4C50AE7ABD49 04443787274.node1
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: My Blackberry 9700 does not have the option of permanently staying on the 3G netw

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Simple. You need to update your OS.
No, not so simple. This option isn't available to all devices, based on the carrier branding.
No amount of OS updating will change this.

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By deleting the Vendor.xml you have essentially "jail-broken" your bold. All features and options of the OS are now available to you.
This is so incorrect, it's almost laughable.
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It is completely laughable and not almost laughable.
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Simple. You need to update your OS.

Download and install a newer version for the 9700. (Any carrier version or leak, doesn't matter)

After its installed to the PC, delete the vendor.xml

Found in C,program files,common files,research in motion,apploader

Delete it, then plug in your BB, double-click on loader.exe in that same folder and upgrade the OS

By deleting the Vendor.xml you have essentially "jail-broken" your bold. All features and options of the OS are now available to you.

3G only option will work now

Here is Bell Mobility's latest 6.0.0.534 Official OS. There's a form to fill out. Download and install it to PC.... THEN delete the vendor.xml file and finally, install it to the device (as above)

9700/6.0.0.534 Bell Official
https://swdownloads.blackberry.com/D...43787274.node1
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It is completely laughable and not almost laughable.
when out of service 3G, you must restart your phone.
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Simple. You need to update your OS.

Download and install a newer version for the 9700. (Any carrier version or leak, doesn't matter)

After its installed to the PC, delete the vendor.xml

Found in C,program files,common files,research in motion,apploader

Delete it, then plug in your BB, double-click on loader.exe in that same folder and upgrade the OS

By deleting the Vendor.xml you have essentially "jail-broken" your bold. All features and options of the OS are now available to you.

3G only option will work now

Here is Bell Mobility's latest 6.0.0.534 Official OS. There's a form to fill out. Download and install it to PC.... THEN delete the vendor.xml file and finally, install it to the device (as above)

9700/6.0.0.534 Bell Official
https://swdownloads.blackberry.com/Downloads/browseSoftware.do;jsessionid=9788E309B4C50AE7ABD49 04443787274.node1
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Seriously now, did this work for you? I have the samr problem with T mobile and I'm really desperate to have it fixed.
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Seriously now, did this work for you?
I'll take the liberty to answer on that user's behalf.
No, it didn't work for him. That user doesn't understand the issue.
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Im on TMob-UK and I havent the option of staying on 3G only. Yet, cant see a reason to have 3G only if Im passing by a area where I'll be without 3G and probably without coverage if I had this status set. If you dont have 3G connection try to turn off and back on your Mobile Network, when you refresh you may get a better signal on a closer tower, may not...
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