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Old 04-09-2008, 08:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've read extensively about Verizon's disabling of the GPS chip and only enabling it for VZ Navigator.

My question is this, if VZ Navigator is somehow accessing or enabling the chip I would think someone, who has more techno savvy then me, would be able to figure out exactly how VZ navigator accomplishes this, decipher and write a work around/hack.

I have to say that I am a former Motorola Q user and in Windows Mobile the world of Registry hacks and improvements is near endless. Does this not apply in the Blackberry world?
Old 04-09-2008, 08:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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welcome to the forums. search on this subject and you will find that the dead horse has been beaten for years. keep in mind that the Q and WinMo devices are toys in the security realm compared to the BBs. short answer, no, cant be done.
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