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Old 02-03-2006, 12:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have just taken delivery of a BB 8700 on t-mobile in the UK. Excellent device, but very dissappointed that t-mobile appears to have set the browser home page address to their site, and the setting is read only.

Anyone know of any hacks to change this? I guess it is set in the Service Book, and I havent a clue how to edit. Tips anyone?

Imagine buying a PC, and the home page is permanently set to microsft. Doesnt bear thinking about does it?

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Open the browser.
Click the wheel and select options
Select Browser Configuration. It's right there - "Home Page Address"
Easy as that.

This is not a Palm. No hacks.
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Sorry, not making myself clear. The browser home page setting has been set as a read only field by t-mobile. I cannot change it. There must be a hack?

I have tried backing up the device, but the .IPD file created appears to be a bunch of hex character. There must be a way of editing this?

Surely some hacks are known....

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Update - By using the desktop manager, I have backed up the Blackberry bookmarks, as this appears to be the location of the home page settings.

I have edited the home page setting using a hex editor, and restored to the BB. I have also performed a backup of the device to check that my changes have reached the device.

However, the home page setting is still stuck on t-mobile.

Does the service book override any changes to settings? If so, any tips on hacking this? All I want is control of my home page....not much to ask eh?
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Using the word hack is going to get you nowhere, since there are no BlackBerry hacks. Good luck.
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err...thanks.

Does the Service Book overrule any changes made to an Blackberry .IPD backup file?

Any one out there read "Blackberry Hacks" by Dave Mabe?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...865076-0235015
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When cingular first released thr 8700 it had the same problem. After a couple of days they released it and we could change tha setting. Call your CS nd complain.

Hope this helps.
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Quote:
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Any one out there read "Blackberry Hacks" by Dave Mabe?
There not really the "hacks" like there are for Palm products, moreover his "Hacks" are mere shortcuts and tips that can be found all over this website. As NJBB said using the word "hack", you will most likely get lead in the wrong direction. Inface Stinsondog has an awsomwe tips page for the 8700.

As far a your write access, find the T-Mo page where you have R/W access and try making that your home page. Otherwise as rcbjr said call you CSR and complain, this may be someting they are not aware of.
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