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Old 01-25-2011, 01:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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?

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