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Old 05-11-2009, 10:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Lately I've noticed some links at BBFAQ that are empty. I often refer users to these links and they come up empty.

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How do I downgrade the OS on my BlackBerry? - BlackBerryFAQ
7100 Disassembly - BlackBerryFAQ
How do I upgrade the OS on my BlackBerry? - BlackBerryFAQ

Any clue as to why this is?
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Strange... the downgrade and upgrade links are working for me, populated with instructions. The 7100 disassembly link is empty.
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Interesting. This is what I see.

**EDIT** I get the same thing in both IE and FF.
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I see the same as JSanders - both the upgrade and download links have instructions, 7100 is blank.

Using IE 6 here.
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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FF 3.0.10 here
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Hmm.

FF 3.0.8 and I.E 7 here.

I will check when I get home tonight.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Jsonyers, not blowing you off...

Please do check from another PC and let us know what you find.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I know you're not. I plan on checking when I get home tonight from another PC. I believe I have different versions of IE and FF on the PC at home. It's odd that some FAQ's show fine and then there's a few that don't.

If you guys are seeing them fine, I will continue to post them as there's a good chance the users will see them as well.
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They work from home. Not sure what the issue could be at work. I will have to look into it.
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Yep, definitely an issue at work. Had a co-worker try to open the link and they have the same issue.

Sorry for the misinformation.
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i got no info for the 7100. the other two are fine for me. same results on FF 3.4 beta, opera, ie7, and 8.
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7100 Disassembly is blank for me on Safari 3.2.1 and Firefox 3.0.8.
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I believe the 7100 has been empty for a year or more, or never even written, perhaps.
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How about this one?

How do I unlock my BlackBerry? - BlackBerryFAQ
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How do I unlock my BlackBerry?

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[hide] If you need to determine if your BlackBerry is locked or unlocked, look here:

How do I determine if my BlackBerry is "unlocked"?
To obtain an unlock code for your BlackBerry:
  • You will need to know your IMEI number for your BB. Look at Options, Status. The IMEI may also be found on the white sticker under the battery (sometimes hard to read--make sure you read it right!).
  • You can purchase the unlock code from various vendors. These listed below are reputable vendors with good feedback from users.
1. HorizonWirelessOnline <<--$5.00 BlackBerryForums member discount for unlocking.
2. GSM PhoneSource



  • If you purchase an unlock code from an Ebay seller, review the seller ratings.
  • Unlock codes can take anywhere from 4 hours to 10 days to obtain.
  • Some BlackBerrys simply can't be unlocked for various reasons: The IMEI number cannot be found in the RIM database, or the device was a pre-release, not-to-be-sold device.
Once you have your unlock code, proceed to these steps:

NOTE: Make sure you follow these or the instructions offered with your unlock code, correctly. If you enter the unlock code incorrectly five times, the device will permanently lock to the carrier to which it is branded.
You must have a [COLOR=blue ! important][COLOR=blue ! important]SIM [COLOR=blue ! important]card[/color][/color][/color] in your phone to complete these steps (Can be active or inactive)
Blackberry 8800 / 8300 Curve Unlock Code Entry Instructions

How to Enter Unlock Codes on BlackBerry 8800 8300 Curve:
1. Go to settings menu => and then Options
2. Select Advanced options => and then Sim card
3. Type MEPD using your Blackberry keyboard (NOTE: You will not see any text appear on the screen while typing MEPD)
4. Type MEP then [ALT BUTTON] then 2 on your Blackberry keyboard (NOTE: You will not see any text appear on the screen while typing MEPD)
5. You should be presented with a prompt "Enter Network MEP Code". Type in the unlock code and press in the track wheel / jog dial to confirm
6. Your [COLOR=blue ! important][COLOR=blue ! important]phone[/color][/color] is now unlocked


Blackberry 8100 Unlock Code Entry Instructions

1. Insert SIM into device
2. Power phone on and Turn off the radio (Turn Wireless Off option) VERY IMPORTANT.
3. Select "Options" THEN SELECT ADVANCED OPTIONS
4. Scroll down and select "SIM Card"
5. Type "MEPPD" (please note that you will not see what you type on the screen)
6. Type "MEPP then [ALT BUTTON] then 2" (please note that you will not see what you type on the screen)
7. Enter the Unlock Code
8. Press enter
9. Reboot device. Device is now unlocked.


Blackberry 8700 Unlock Code Entry Instructions

1. Go to settings
2. go to options
3. go to advanced options
4. go to sim card
5. Type MEPD (not case sensitive) (you will not see text appear on screen while typing)
6. Does it say Network active? If so your phone is locked.
7. Hold the ALT Key while typing in MEPE (not case sensitive, and you will not see text appear on screen while typing)
8. It will say "Enter Network MEP Code, then you type in the unlock code, press in the jog dial to confirm.
9. Your phone is now unlocked


BlackBerry 6xxx 7xxx: ie 6230, 7100, 7290 etc. Unlock Code Instructions

1. Select Options menu on BB.
2. Select SIM CARD menu. To be able to see this you have to type this on the keypad on phone : (TEXT WILL NOT APPEAR ON THE SCREEN until you enter the unlock code)
3. Type 'MEPD' for all models, except 7100 in which case in case use 'MEPPD'.
4. Usually you should see "active" NET lock. In order to disable this lock, type 'MEP2' respectively ('MEPP2' if phone is 7100)
5. The BB will ask for a code. NOTE: You must use the "alt" or "shift" key to enable numbers so example would be: m-e-p-"alt key"-2 Now you should see the place to enter your net unlock code.(if not, you didn't type in mep2 or mepp2 properly.)
6. Here you must enter the "NET Unlock Code" that you have.
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Very odd. Thanks again.
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