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Old 01-24-2008, 07:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Newbie here... Is there such a thing as a generic rom?

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I'm looking into getting a bb (curve or 8820) but I do not want all the AT&T junk in it...

Are generic roms or cooked roms available for blackberries?

sorry for the newbie question.... I'm coming from an HTC Cavalier (Windows Mobile 6)
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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All that "ATT junk" is pushed from the ATT bis. Only way to not get it is to not have a BB data plan, but that obviously limits the capability of the device.
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I'm actually talking about media net and all the other at&t programs that they usually put on their phones.
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I'm actually talking about media net and all the other at&t programs that they usually put on their phones.
We know what you're talking about.
On a BlackBerry, that "junk" gets pushed to your device wirelessly from the carrier. Once it gets to your device, you can delete it, or hide it.

There's no hacked version of the BlackBerry OS.
The firmware on the device cannot be altered.
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The only "generic" ROMs are on units given out by RIM as test/demo units. Until recently, RIM has not sold Blackberrys directly to the public. They've relied on the individual carriers to sell and support them (first line support anyway) and the carriers have put their own branded ROMs into all the units they've sold. With a flagship Blackberry store opening in Detroit we may see units without carrier-branded ROMs soon. We'll have to wait and see how it plays out.
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Here in Australia, the BlackBerry devices are only lightly branded or put another way, are generic with the exception of maybe one icon...

In the case of the BlackBerry 8300 Curve I bought from Telstra, there is just one branded icon - a "Telstra Business Portal" icon that simply redirects users to a specific Web page; the regular BlackBerry OS Internet browser is still available through a seperate icon.
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We know what you're talking about.
On a BlackBerry, that "junk" gets pushed to your device wirelessly from the carrier. Once it gets to your device, you can delete it, or hide it.

There's no hacked version of the BlackBerry OS.
The firmware on the device cannot be altered.

thanks for the info.
how easy is it to delete it? and if deleted, will att send it down to your device again?
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Wirelessly posted (RIM BlackBerry 8300 Curve: BlackBerry8300/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/122)

Some of the Australian carriers, Telstra and Optus in particular, used to supply their devices with generic firmware; Vodafone (Verizon Wireless in Australia) also did this, however during the initial setup, it would push all the Vodafone Live! branding to the device!

Of course, this has all changed now, what with Australia mimmicking the rest of the world and branding every last corner of their devices (except as outlined in my previous post)...
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Simple delete unwanted messages as i haven't seen filter for such stuff!!
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John, did you read any of this thread before posting that reply?

The AT&T "crap" he refers to are not messages but pushed content, such as icons, etc. They can be deleted and likely will return.

Just hide the icons. I created a folder named "crap" on my homescreen, moved all those icons in there, and then hid it.
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