BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-16-2005, 05:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Model: 7230
Posts: 1
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default BlackBerry 7230 on VOdafone Italia

Please Login to Remove!

Hi to everyone! I've been given as a gift a not working BB7230, from T-Mobile, with the JVM 105 error. I'm living in Italy, using the Vodafone Italia operator. Is it possible reinstall the OS to work with my provider? I've called the Vodafone Italia Help Desk and they said that's not possible, being the BB locked by original provider (T-Mobile). Should it be true, what does it happen after the OS reinstall? I mean, if I install the OS for a different provider, does the BB works with this specific provider or not? And, moreover, being the fact that Vodafone Italia doesn't releases software upgrade for its customers (I don't know why), could my SIM work the same after installing a Vodafone UK OS (being always a Vodafone customer...)?
Thanks in advance.
M.
Offline  
Old 05-16-2005, 05:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
Grumpy Moderator
 
NJBlackBerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Model: i5s
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 27,796
Post Thanks: 33
Thanked 441 Times in 381 Posts
Default

Installing an OS from a different provider does NOT unlock it. You can only get it unlocked by asking T-Mobile for the code, or by sending the 7230, with $100USD to http://www.bongowireless.com in Canada. Changing the software will not unlock it.
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.