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Old 08-28-2007, 12:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a bb with a different carrier, if I install the Verizon OS will I still be able to use the GPS function fully?
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I believe so. I think the GPS is just crippled/disabled/"whatever Verizon wants to call it" on the Verizon devices.
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I will say yes, you can use GPS on non-VZW 8830 with VZW OS. I have VZW OS on my Sprint 8830 and the GPS works just fine
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Correct. Changing OS's doesn't enable or diable GPS. GPS is disabled based on vendor code of the device. It's not anything we can change.
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