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Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 10-15-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,758
Posted By XelhaBB
Wiping / Unlocking 9530 for AT&T

Hey Blackberry Friends,

I crossed over to the Droid X a couple months back.

I have decided to give my Storm 9530 to a single mother in one college courses I am taking. She has AT&T service.

What...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 09-26-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,968
Posted By XelhaBB
jabxyz, One person comes to mind, Travis Laird....

jabxyz,

One person comes to mind, Travis Laird. This guy is a BES guru. He will be able to tell you if it can be done or not. He is busy sometimes but hit him up. He will respond. If he doesn't...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 09-26-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,647
Posted By XelhaBB
WOW. Replacing a motherboard?!? You have talent...

WOW. Replacing a motherboard?!? You have talent and moxy.

You can place ANY Storm 9530 compatible OS in your Storm if you have the stock motherboard I suppose. I suggest the most current 5.0 build....
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 09-26-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 183,946
Posted By XelhaBB
Oh god I remember this game. What a battery...

Oh god I remember this game. What a battery murderer it was too. Is Angry Birds available for the the Storm? If so, download it. It is HIGHLY addictive.
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 09-26-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By XelhaBB
Ummm, how about waiting for the Storm 3? The...

Ummm, how about waiting for the Storm 3?

The Storm I (9530) has been abandoned. The Storm II (9550) will be set off to pasture soon after the Storm III is released.

Honestly, if you are on AT&T...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 09-26-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,626
Posted By XelhaBB
KOR, I am in the United States. I understand the...

KOR,

I am in the United States. I understand the difference between Blackberry "push" technology and the "pull" intervals associated with other email services. Between business and personal email, I...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 09-21-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,443
Posted By XelhaBB
On my Storm 9530, it seemed a battery pull a day...

On my Storm 9530, it seemed a battery pull a day was quite normal. Sadly, battery pulls are a way of life with Blackberry.
In the end, I whiped and eliminated EVERY program I did not use. I made my...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 09-21-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,443
Posted By XelhaBB
Phil24, Try a low level whipe and fresh O/S...

Phil24,

Try a low level whipe and fresh O/S install with the latest OS. I used BBSAK (Blackberry Swiss Army Knife) for low level whipes. Its a free app you can find with a Google search.

Then...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 09-20-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,626
Posted By XelhaBB
Kopter, after purchasing my Storm 9530 and...

Kopter,

after purchasing my Storm 9530 and tinkering with it over time, I absolutely fell in love with it. It was my first smartphone and RIM's heart was definitely in the right place at the outset....
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 09-17-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,122
Posted By XelhaBB
Angelot, again, I think the solution is as...

Angelot,

again, I think the solution is as simple as I mentioned a couple posts back with regard to the calendar only option. From what I recall, you have to manually sync Google calendar with your...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 09-16-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,142
Posted By XelhaBB
Traveling guy, I had the Storm 9530 and used one...

Traveling guy,

I had the Storm 9530 and used one of those "military grade" screen protectors. They do work but they also WILL degrade over time and need to be replaced. With heavy use a touch phone...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 09-16-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,122
Posted By XelhaBB
Angelot, Ill also urge you to move away from...

Angelot,

Ill also urge you to move away from Lotus Notes or Outlook. Both of these email clients require an actual web-based account anyway. Because web based accounts such as Hotmail, Yahoo, Google...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 09-16-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,122
Posted By XelhaBB
Angelot, Sorry I misunderstood. I thought you...

Angelot,

Sorry I misunderstood. I thought you just wanted a calender fix.

You have two choices. Tell your wife to get a new email address OR get and new email address for yourself. The email and...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 09-15-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,122
Posted By XelhaBB
Angelot, I think the solution is rather simple....

Angelot,

I think the solution is rather simple. Terminate the pop3 email connection. Start a new Gmail account and sync that account Google calendar to your phone. Just use that email account for...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 09-15-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,180
Posted By XelhaBB
Ernhrts3n8, I am a former Storm 9530 owner. I...

Ernhrts3n8,

I am a former Storm 9530 owner. I had the phone from 4.7.0.67 through 5.0.0.419. I recently upgraded to the Droid X. A co-worker of mine has the Incredible and I recently took the phone...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 09-15-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By XelhaBB
RIM needs to really trick out the Storm 3 to be...

RIM needs to really trick out the Storm 3 to be compatible with the voice activated / voice aspects of Google.
Google Navigator is amazing and just as good as the Magellan GPS unit in my wife's car....
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 09-15-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,122
Posted By XelhaBB
Angelot, if you have your Google email /...

Angelot,

if you have your Google email / calendar account synced with your Storm, then you access the Google calendar via the Blackberry calendar application. Think of your BB calendar icon as your...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 09-15-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,626
Posted By XelhaBB
Seancy, the data plan is the same. My bill didn't...

Seancy, the data plan is the same. My bill didn't change when I switched over.

G-Talk is your best option for a messenger service when you make the switch. It doesn't appear to have a group option...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 09-14-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,626
Posted By XelhaBB
Utgolf, the widget button to the left of the...

Utgolf,

the widget button to the left of the airplane mode is the GPS button. The next two, going to the left in order, are the blue tooth and wifi. I absolutely love the widget bar option for these...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 09-01-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,626
Posted By XelhaBB
***UPDATE*** First I do have to say my...

***UPDATE***

First I do have to say my experience with the Storm 9530 definitely placed me in a better position to determine what works BEST for me in a smartphone. While I don't miss my Storm...
Forum: Sensitive Discussions 08-02-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,258
Posted By XelhaBB
Having visited the Middle East I can tell you the...

Having visited the Middle East I can tell you the people are absolutely wonderful. In Iran, as an American, I was routinely welcomed and invited to homes for dinner on many occasions. The governments...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 08-02-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,032
Posted By XelhaBB
Saudi Arabia and UAE ban Blackberry Services

This really saddens me however I had transitioned to the Droid X prior to this occurrence.

For those of you who BBM with friends in the Middle East I have a powerful solution for you. G-Talk for...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 08-02-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,626
Posted By XelhaBB
UPDATE: G-TALK is basically the same as...

UPDATE:

G-TALK is basically the same as Blackberry Messenger. In fact, I actually use it more than I did BBM being that most of my friends are on Gmail and hit me up quite regularly.

I have...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-23-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 57,825
Posted By XelhaBB
Sherwin, awesome post. It goes in line with...

Sherwin,

awesome post. It goes in line with advice I gave sometime back. BBSAK is a must have if you are going to tinker with your BB, especially when loading the Beta OS builds.

Every time I...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-20-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,034
Posted By XelhaBB
Well, "TheRinger", the reason that question is...

Well, "TheRinger",

the reason that question is here is because Sam112 is a newbie and he joined the forum to be able to ask someone with experience to lend him assistance and a kind word. Evidently...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-20-2010, 04:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,626
Posted By XelhaBB
Storm to DROID X

Hey forum,

It's been shy of a two year journey with the Storm and I am grateful for the experience. The Storm is the one cellular phone that I clung to for over a year without moving on. However the...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-15-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,123
Posted By XelhaBB
InfoProdigy, you can get a free trial period...

InfoProdigy,

you can get a free trial period with Tether. Then purchase the full version for a $49 flat fee. After that there is no cost associated with Tethering.

However, a Scassel noted, if you...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-14-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 945
Posted By XelhaBB
Jeff, someone posted about this problem before....

Jeff,

someone posted about this problem before. It may have been another forum, but the problem was finally solved with a wipe and fresh OS install.

Also, if you get the moisture problem again,...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-14-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,522
Posted By XelhaBB
barry911, I talked to Houssam and he said he has...

barry911,

I talked to Houssam and he said he has never taken his Storm to Turkey.

Try creating a new thread in Vodafone forums to see if this matter has been diagnosed. Apparently you aren't...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-13-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,522
Posted By XelhaBB
barry911, By any chance, are you using Vodafone...

barry911,

By any chance, are you using Vodafone for access in Turkey? Someone asked a similar question in a Vodafone forum. You may want to join the forum and communicate with this person to see if...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-13-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,123
Posted By XelhaBB
angelot, Have you tethered yet? I tried it...

angelot,

Have you tethered yet? I tried it briefly and didn't care for it. However I have access to Wifi every 100 yards in Orlando so it really isn't necessary locally. When I travel I use hot...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-13-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,523
Posted By XelhaBB
barry911, You absolutely can load an O/S from a...

barry911,

You absolutely can load an O/S from a Mac into your Storm. I've done it several times. You aren't actually loading the OS with Mac OS but the version of Windows you install in the MAC. Two...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-08-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 918
Posted By XelhaBB
C3DPG, Storm 2 is definitely being supported....

C3DPG,

Storm 2 is definitely being supported. There is a 6.0 O/S for Storm 2 coming out and there are plenty of peeks at it floating out there in cyber space. Just do a "WES 2010" search.

O/S 6.0...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-08-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By XelhaBB
Nanookz, if you are planning to come over to the...

Nanookz,

if you are planning to come over to the Storm experience, make sure you get the 9550. My coworker made an insurance claim for her Storm 9530 and was sent a refurbished 9550. She actually...
Forum: Social Networking 07-08-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By XelhaBB
jorgea82, right now from the U.S. is seems Skype...

jorgea82,

right now from the U.S. is seems Skype only caters to a short list of phones and carriers. But it may be different in your country. I noticed you are with Claro, which I know to be a...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-07-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 547
Posted By XelhaBB
Storm Clear Shields - Advice

I am currently pocket carrying my Storm completely bare. It has held up very well. The Storm screen is very durable but it does scratch and will require frequent cleaning when it is bare....
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-05-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,136
Posted By XelhaBB
TX Lady, the Tour is a wonderful phone. If you...

TX Lady,

the Tour is a wonderful phone. If you are Blackberry oriented, I strongly urge you to stick with your Tour. The Storm simply isn't where it needs to be as a touchscreen device. RIM rushed...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-05-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,188
Posted By XelhaBB
raptorwwlh, I have owned 9530 and for the...

raptorwwlh,

I have owned 9530 and for the longest time intended to transition to the Storm 9550. Until I handled a Droid. The platform I manipulated was a co-workers Sprint Evo. The immediate allure...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-05-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,687
Posted By XelhaBB
Very true. But neither did what NJBlackberry said...

Very true. But neither did what NJBlackberry said either.

Quite Frankly, it surprises me that someone made him a moderator. I have yet to see him actually provide competent advice in any of the...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-05-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,687
Posted By XelhaBB
Scassel, I challenged you earlier to provide...

Scassel, I challenged you earlier to provide competent evidence the Storm 9550 was a better phone than the Droid X and you elected to take the fifth. I'll give you a C+ for your transparent attempts...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-05-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,687
Posted By XelhaBB
Well NJ Blackberry, let me help you stand...

Well NJ Blackberry, let me help you stand corrected.

The City of Orlando transitioned to GOOGLE last year for email and many other associated services (calendar, doc hosting, etc). Silly rabbit. I...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-05-2010, 04:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,417
Posted By XelhaBB
Tips for 9530 Users

Well, I am in the last month of my time on the 9530. I have been tinkering with the phone being that it also was starting to glitch quite often. The ring tone changed to different tones by itself, it...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-03-2010, 04:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,687
Posted By XelhaBB
I used Outlook, then Entourage. But life became...

I used Outlook, then Entourage.

But life became simple with Gmail. If you aren't on Gmail you are pretty much in the stone age.
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-03-2010, 04:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,687
Posted By XelhaBB
Outlook.......really? It's 2010 baby!

Outlook.......really?

It's 2010 baby!
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-03-2010, 04:40 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 183,946
Posted By XelhaBB
Do people really play this game?

Do people really play this game?
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-03-2010, 04:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By XelhaBB
Do people really still have AOL as an email...

Do people really still have AOL as an email address?!?

Bro, one word. Gmail.

It's all downhill from there.
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-03-2010, 04:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,136
Posted By XelhaBB
This is not specific to the Storm. Unlocked...

This is not specific to the Storm.

Unlocked phones of all sorts have issues working in outside carriers.

The solution? Come to Verizon or select a branded phone, there are plenty of fine ones. The...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 07-02-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,898
Posted By XelhaBB
Try a battery pull. If that doesn't work see if...

Try a battery pull. If that doesn't work see if you can get the computer to recognize your phone when you plug it in and try to wipe and reinstall the O/S. My recommendation is to move over to a 5.0...
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 06-28-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,369
Posted By XelhaBB
Gerald, 5.0.0.419 for me was a nice parking...

Gerald,

5.0.0.419 for me was a nice parking space at the end of a very long road through beta hell. However, IMO the O/S for the 9530 still has a long way to go. Both the OS and the Storm platform....
Forum: General 9500 Series Discussion - Storm 06-27-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,275
Posted By XelhaBB
Don't we all wish. This is one of the factors...

Don't we all wish.

This is one of the factors leading me to the Droid X.

On the Storm you must pray for an O/S upgrade for something like this. On the Droid there are Apps that tweak different...
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