Welcome!

Welcome to the official BlackBerry Support Community Forums.

This is your resource to discuss support topics with your peers, and learn from each other.

inside custom component

BlackBerry® Storm™

Reply
New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-27-2012
My Device: Storm 9550
My Carrier: None

Removing the Verizon S/W

I acquired a Storm from my grandson that was from Verizon. I would like to use it on Consumer Cellular- Is there a way to eliminate the Verizon S/W that prevents other carriers from using this phone??

 

Tom

Hall of Famer II
Posts: 50,649
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30/Z10/Q10 (10.3.1.2582), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: Removing the Verizon S/W

Hi and Welcome to the Community!

 

There is nothing to remove...there is no "software" that controls this. Rather, all BB's come from the factory locked to their original carrier, and must be unlocked in order to be used on another carrier. See this for information:

Note that, no matter what you do, the initial "splash screen" will forever be VZW...that can never be removed, but if your BB is unlocked, it can be used on other carriers.

 

Good luck!




Occam's Razor nearly always applies when troubleshooting technology issues!
If anyone has been helpful to you, please show your appreciation by clicking the button inside of their post. Please click here and read, along with the threads to which it links, for helpful information to guide you as you proceed. I always recommend that you treat your BlackBerry like any other computing device, including using a regular backup schedule...click here for an article with instructions.
Join our BBM Channels
BSCF General Channel
PIN: C0001B7B4   Display/Scan Bar Code
Knowledge Base Updates
PIN: C0005A9AA   Display/Scan Bar Code