BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-09-2005, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Cingular OS 4.0 on unlocked TMO Blackberry?

Please Login to Remove!

Newbie here with a question for the experts. I have a newly unlocked 7100t and just started using it with my Cingular SIM. I'm having trouble getting data access right now, but that's another issue I'll deal on another post...

My question is, would it be a good idea to load the Cingular version of OS 4.0 on my 7100t. Would that be likely to make it any more compatable with the Cingular network? For example, would any of the Service Book info be different? Would it cause problems? Right now it has the original 3.8 OS that came on it.
Offline  
Old 02-11-2005, 09:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: LaGrange, GA
Model: 9800
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 83
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Since OS releases tend to be pretty device specific and Cingular doesn't offer a 7100 series then I wouldn't install a Cingular 4.0. Tmobile has a 4.0 for the 7100t though. That should work fine.

James
Offline  
Old 02-11-2005, 12:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
scotth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Washington State
Model: 9800
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 294
Post Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Cingular is now offering the 7100g, and they have the 4.0 firmware on their page, so I would think it would be fine.
Offline  
Old 02-11-2005, 12:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
BlackBerry God
 
jibi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Jibi's Secret Place
Model: 8900
OS: 4.6.1.174
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 11,310
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

There is no difference between the Cingular 7100g OS 4.0.0.198 and the T-Mobile 7100t OS 4.0.0.198. The only differences could be if a custom ringtone was added (such is the case with TMO) or custom backgrounds or custom themes, etc. The core OS is the same across the board. While the statement about the OS being device specific is true, it is not specific from device to device of the same series.

Installing the same OS will do nothing for your network compatibility issues - they are the same network types on the same bands. If you want peace of mind though, by all means. I just personally think that it would be wasting an hour of your life.
__________________
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and is widely regarded as a bad move.
Offline  
Old 02-11-2005, 01:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: LaGrange, GA
Model: 9800
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 83
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

That's cool. I didn't know the 7100g was out yet.
Offline  
Old 02-11-2005, 01:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
Retired BBF Moderator
 
Mark Rejhon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Model: Bold
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 4,870
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

You can install either the Cingular or T-Mobile 7100 upgrade. They are virtually identical. The Service Book features is what enables/disables the browser and instant messenger.

The main difference might be the theme, if the Cingular versus T-Mobile uses different graphics -- but you can even add theme files between them, as indicated in the "BlackBerry Themes" in my BlackBerry FAQ below:
__________________
Thanks,
Mark Rejhon
Author of XMPP extension XEP-0301:
www.xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0301.html - specification
www.realjabber.org - open source
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.