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Registered: ‎02-13-2009
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Upgrading unlocked device

Hi.

 

I have an unlocked Bold 9650 to be used with gsm networks. I have two questions, please:

 

1. if I will upgrade the device with a new OS, will it not be locked again?

 

2. do you have any link, please, where I could download the latest OS5 for the Bold 9650 provider independent, it means without some logos and additional softwarte from Sprint, Verozon etc.?

 

Thanks for helping me!

 

Regards

 

Robert

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Re: Upgrading unlocked device

Hey RobertP,

 

I hope this helps;

 

1. If I will upgrade the device with a new OS, will it not be locked again?

 

If  you upgrade the BlackBerry device software on a unlocked device it does not lock the device.

 

2. Do you have any link, please, where I could download the latest OS5 for the Bold 9650 provider independent, it means without some logos and additional softwarte from Sprint, Verozon etc.?

 

All available blackberry device software can be found here:

http://us.blackberry.com/support/downloads/download_sites.jsp

 

Cheers!

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Re: Upgrading unlocked device

Many thanks for the reply. Which device software should I take for my 9650, please, if I am running it on a T-Mobile network in Europe?

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Re: Upgrading unlocked device

 


RobertP wrote:

Many thanks for the reply. Which device software should I take for my 9650, please, if I am running it on a T-Mobile network in Europe?


 

Hello,

 

Any package from any carrier that is for your specific model number will work. IMHO, the best installation instructions are here:

If you use a package from a carrier that is other than your BB's original carrier, then insert, between steps 1 and 2, the deletion, on your PC, of a file named VENDOR.XML.

 

Good luck!




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