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Old 02-02-2009, 09:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have the Blackberry 7100i for Nextel. which I would like to unlock and use it USA.

Is it possible? b.cuz it runs on "iDEN 800 / 900"

It also have a sim card too.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You can use it on Nextel only. The iDen technology is only compatible with Nextel (and maybe a fringe carrier somewhere).
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You can use it on Nextel only. The iDen technology is only compatible with Nextel (and maybe a fringe carrier somewhere).
Pretty much, yes.

The only other "major" carrier it could be used on if unlocked is Southern LiNC.
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I've seen ads online about people selling Verizon Blackberrys unlocked, this isn't possible either is it? unless its possible to put a Verizon Blackberry on Sprint since they are both CDMA ?
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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AFAIK, CDMA carriers only allow their devices on their network, at least in the US.
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AFAIK, CDMA carriers only allow their devices on their network, at least in the US.
Cricket will activate other CDMA carriers' devices, but neither Sprint nor Verizon (the only two CDMA carriers of consequence in the US) will.
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I do know of some small companies that will activate Verizon phones on their network, but this is a little off subject of the discussion about the iDEN network lol
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I do know of some small companies that will activate Verizon phones on their network, but this is a little off subject of the discussion about the iDEN network lol
Right. We were simply answering your question as you had initially taken us off-topic.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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thanks guys

Whenever, I try turning on my 7100i, It give me "JBV Error 102". does anyone know what it mean. Is that because I don't have NExtel/Sprint service?
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That means an invalid .cod file. Have you loaded any 3rd party applications or themes recently on your device?
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That means an invalid .cod file. Have you loaded any 3rd party applications or themes recently on your device?
not that I know of. How can I reset to factory settings?

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Do you have a backup of your data?

Can you get past the JVM error at all? If so, go to Options > Security Options > General Settings > Press the trackwheel > Wipe Handheld.

If not, your best bet is reloading the OS on the 7100. JL_Cmder has the option to reset to factory defaults, but it only works with devices running 4.3 and up.
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Do you have a backup of your data?

Can you get past the JVM error at all? If so, go to Options > Security Options > General Settings > Press the trackwheel > Wipe Handheld.

If not, your best bet is reloading the OS on the 7100. JL_Cmder has the option to reset to factory defaults, but it only works with devices running 4.3 and up.
I can't get bypass that error. what do I need to do to fix this.

Can u provide me with the downloads links?

I tried searching for JL_Cmder. but no results
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Time to reload the OS - you can't wipe the device to fix it.
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Time to reload the OS - you can't wipe the device to fix it.
how do I reload OS? can u provide me with the links? I don't know what version OS I am running?
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https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...B9D5EE16489088
Select 7100i from the drop down and download the file. Once it's downloaded, install it to your PC by double clicking on the .exe

Then follow these steps closely and be patient.
How do I upgrade the OS on my BlackBerry? - BlackBerryFAQ
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thanks, I will do that, let u guys know
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At the end of the upgrade I get this error message "The desktop loader is unable to connect to the device. You may need to enter the password on the device"

My device is connected. I don't have any password and there is no message on the device to enter the password.
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nevermind....I did not restart my computer after plugging in the USB cable. this is why is was not reconging.

My 7100i is fixed..thanks

I am traveling oversea, do u think this phone is any good to me? if not, how can I convert iDen to GSM? can it be done, because I am sure people oversea might do it
I have AT&T.

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iDEN is not a very popular technology anymore. Your phone will not work over seas. There is no way to convert iDEN to GSM.
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