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thelongmile 01-25-2011 01:50 PM

Removing Carrier Branding 8800
 
I have an old BB 8800 that I'm planning on repurposing it since I miss having BBM since I switched to my iPhone.

It's been unlocked, but the thing thats really bugging me is that the boot screen is covered in T-Mobile branding, there's also T-mobile themes etc...

So, anyone know how I might remove all of the random stuff that's on there and get back to a 'pure' blackberry OS at least?

Also in regards to the software upgrade... I'm on a mac, is this going to be an issue?

Thanks!

Dubdub 01-25-2011 01:57 PM

Re: Removing Carrier Branding 8800
 
No can do on the boot screen. That is burned into the firmware.

And since you use a Mac (hopefully OS 10.5.5 or better), you can only update the OS to an official release by your carrier. To do otherwise requires a PC.

There is no "pure BB" OS. They are all modified by the carriers to include items specific to that carrier.

thelongmile 01-25-2011 02:09 PM

Re: Removing Carrier Branding 8800
 
Dang, that's a shame, but thank you none-theless!

Don't suppose you know what the situation is with Skype? Some say you can, some say theres a genuine app, some say it's only for US customers...annd... well, some simply say no....

NJBlackBerry 01-25-2011 02:21 PM

Re: Removing Carrier Branding 8800
 
The official Skype app is only available on one US carrier (Verizon) and is very limited.

There are Skype like products, but they all use your minutes!

thelongmile 01-25-2011 02:25 PM

Re: Removing Carrier Branding 8800
 
Thanks!

warreng24 03-13-2011 12:11 PM

Re: Removing Carrier Branding 8800
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dubdub (Post 1696963)
No can do on the boot screen. That is burned into the firmware.

I thought you could remove the carrier splash screen (shown during boot) by using MFI Multiloader and changing the VSM?

NJBlackBerry 03-13-2011 12:15 PM

Re: Removing Carrier Branding 8800
 
We don't discuss that program on this forum. It was illegally obtained from RIM and never distributed by them.

Find another place to chat about it.

Dubdub 03-13-2011 12:42 PM

Re: Removing Carrier Branding 8800
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by warreng24 (Post 1707128)
I thought you could remove the carrier splash screen (shown during boot) by using MFI Multiloader and changing the VSM?

Any more comments about MFI and you will be banned from this site.


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