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Old 05-27-2008, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If there's interest...while some folks have been calling Verizon and getting denied (me being one), and others hope Verizon will change their minds...

Let's start a legitimate discussion on making our own workaround for the locked GPS feature. Maybe it's possible, maybe it isn't, who knows. Worth a shot to start discussing, IMO.

List things that you've tried, want to try, etc. Maybe it'll lead somewhere.



Today I tried loading Google Maps with my puck, switching the OS to "Device GPS" and going back to Google Maps. No deal :(
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This has been discussed here ad infinitum. There are two ways to get GPS on a VZ BB.

1. Pay for VZNavigator.
2. Bluetooth Puck.

That's it. There is no hacking, no editing, no nothing that can be done to get it any other way.
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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This has been discussed here ad infinitum. There are two ways to get GPS on a VZ BB.

1. Pay for VZNavigator.
2. Bluetooth Puck.

That's it. There is no hacking, no editing, no nothing that can be done to get it any other way.
Yes, but I'm sure you're familiar with the activation features XP had, and those were "undefeatable." Or the Verizon-blocked features of the WM phones. Or even the iPhone.

I'm not saying there is a way, and I know it has been discussed thoroughly. But I'd like to see if there are any other people legitimately interested in continuing to hunt for such a workaround.
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It's a dead horse. This topic just gets folks all wound up.
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If there's a way, then just do it. But it is really odd that so very many in this forum have tried and tried and keep coming up empty handed. Maybe your venture will be different.

As John said: Dead horse.
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Even if you could do it, you would likely void your warranty on the device and violate Verizon's TOS.
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:29 AM   #7 (permalink)
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As John said: Dead horse.
You may be a non-believer... but the prophecy says otherwise...

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Old 05-28-2008, 07:51 AM   #8 (permalink)
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SMFH Here we go again. Its always the new folks that want to stir the pot.

Its not even just dead there are no bones left. So its just beating a dead carcass.

Pay to play or leave it alone. Only two ways to make it work.
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:54 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I use a map and compass!!!
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Please note there is nothing official about this post.

An old one, yes, but not official.

So, how is all that BlackBerry hacking coming along. Haven't had a hack post in a while.
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I had a hacking cough this morning. Does that count?
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:02 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I had a hacking cough this morning. Does that count?

only if you were using you BB at the same time as the cough took place
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Just a question:
I had a XV6800 for about 5 months before I got my Blackberry and was able to load a "cooked rom" off of xda developers web site that enabled GPS and EVDO Rev. A on the device without having to pay Verizon. Are the blackberry devices controlled differently? What is the difference?
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yes there security is unmatched. You cannot crack the security of them thats why so many governments use them. and not the devices that can be cracked on a whim.
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yes there security is unmatched. You cannot crack the security of them thats why so many governments use them. and not the devices that can be cracked on a whim.
Thanks for the info. Windows Security = Oxymoron
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:47 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I can't believe I even opened this, I haven't learned my lesson by now!

Oh well........
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I can't believe I even opened this, I haven't learned my lesson by now!

Oh well........

hahahaha. You never get something different by doing the same thing over again, eh?
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:22 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Yes, but I'm sure you're familiar with the activation features XP had, and those were "undefeatable." Or the Verizon-blocked features of the WM phones. Or even the iPhone.

I'm not saying there is a way, and I know it has been discussed thoroughly. But I'd like to see if there are any other people legitimately interested in continuing to hunt for such a workaround.


Dude, it's not possible on our end. You would need to literally hack in to VZW's systems and activate on their end. And that's the ONLY way it can be done.
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:03 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Oh and here I thought this was an actual "official" thread. Some words should just be disallowed in thread titles. Here's a sure fire way to hack VZW's restrictions... dump 'em.
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Oh and here I thought this was an actual "official" thread. Some words should just be disallowed in thread titles. Here's a sure fire way to hack VZW's restrictions... dump 'em.
And here they come outta the wood works
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