BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-22-2006, 09:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: NY
Model: 8310
PIN: 24273b23....which blackberry will i have next???
Carrier: ATT Mobility
Posts: 41
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Flashing BB with different providers software

Please Login to Remove!

I was wondering is iit possible to flash the software of my cingular BB with another providers software and still have the BB working. I have the 8700c and i know its MMS capable but cingular chose not to have that feature on there software. ??? so i wanted to change the firmware but afraid it'll stops working
__________________
StinkyFeet
Pin 23FD59EB
Offline  
Old 05-22-2006, 10:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
Retired BlackBerryForums.com Moderator
 
d_fisher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Columbus, OH
Model: 9700
OS: SID 6.7
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 4,455
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Default

Before installing the software to the BlackBerry, delete the vendor.xml.
__________________
Doug

Remember, please try searching first!

Need a screenshot? ... Like JavaLoader?
Try using BBscreen .....Use JL_Cmder!
or BBScreenShooter!

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Offline  
Old 05-22-2006, 10:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: NY
Model: 8310
PIN: 24273b23....which blackberry will i have next???
Carrier: ATT Mobility
Posts: 41
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

i'm guessing thats in the modules...but lets say i get the Rogers firmware and flash it. will i have to unlock my sim and change settings or will it even work cause MMS ain't that important to me to destroy my new BB
__________________
StinkyFeet
Pin 23FD59EB
Offline  
Old 05-22-2006, 10:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
Retired BlackBerryForums.com Moderator
 
d_fisher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Columbus, OH
Model: 9700
OS: SID 6.7
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 4,455
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Default

vendor.xml is simply a file that helps the installer determine what carrier your BlackBerry uses. Once deleted, you can load any carrier OS (still model specific) onto your BlackBerry. Unlocking the SIM is only required when trying to using the device on another carriers network.
__________________
Doug

Remember, please try searching first!

Need a screenshot? ... Like JavaLoader?
Try using BBscreen .....Use JL_Cmder!
or BBScreenShooter!

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Offline  
Old 05-22-2006, 10:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: NY
Model: 8310
PIN: 24273b23....which blackberry will i have next???
Carrier: ATT Mobility
Posts: 41
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

thanks...im goin to try it on one of my other phones. if it works i'll do it...now i just got to find a os that supports MMS
__________________
StinkyFeet
Pin 23FD59EB
Offline  
Old 05-22-2006, 11:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
rcbjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: North Texas
Model: 8700
Posts: 1,366
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

You will still not be able to really use the MMS functions on Cingular, until they get the "billing problem" fixed. It's a network thing.

Hope this helps.
Rcbjr
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.