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Old 03-03-2007, 02:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone!
Sorry, I am a total newbie at BB. I've been a long Samsung/Nokia fan...

Planning to buy a tmobile BB pearl but I use cingular.
Is possible to change the software to cingular?

If so, is there any guide to do so?

Thanks very very MUCH!
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Asian,
You can change the OS to Cingular but that will not "unlock" the phone for use on Cingular.

Follow the instruction in this sticky thread for info on how to upgrade your OS.

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ps-tricks.html

You will need to get the TMo Pearl unlocked for use on another carrier. If you are a TMo customer they can do it for you. If not, then you'll need to contact one of the unlocking services listed in our sponsor section.

Also, I moved your post to a new thread as the one you posted in is supposed to be kept free of these questions.

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Hey John,

Thanks for the quick response

Anyways, I am purchasing a tmobile pearl from my friend who works at Tmobile.

So if I understand correctly,
I would need my friend to get it unlocked.
Then change the OS.

Correct?

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Yes. If your friend has been a customer in good standing for 90 days they should unlock it for him.

Changing the OS to Cingular is not necessary to use it with Cingular. It will, however, give you the latest OS available for the Pearl, since Cingular has the latest OS version release right now. It won't change the branding of the phone. Once a TMobile BB, always a TMobile BB. But once you get it unlocked it will function on Cingular as if it were a Cingular BB. Does that make sense?
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