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Registered: ‎03-26-2013
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9630 - change language

Hi out there,

 

i got an used 9630 BB. Is it possible to change the language to german:

Actually the device only offers "english" :catfrustrated:

Firmware is 5 (as actual as possible)

 

Thx for any help.

 

sbrkr42

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Re: 9630 - change language

Hi and Welcome to the Community!

 

Before you start, you might want to review the link in my auto-sig on this post related to backups...just to protect yourself, you should probably know about that (assuming of course that you've yet done anything with this BB that is worth protecting).

 

Then, start here:

  • KB05305Localization support for BlackBerry smartphones

Once you know what type of OS package you need, then obtain and install that to your BB, and include your desired language as you do so. 


At the top of each device forum, there should be some "sticky" threads that discuss the OS levels available for many models. If they include your model, then please use those as reference as you proceed. Otherwise, you will have to dig through the official download portal for OS packages for your model:

From a PC, you can install any compatible (e.g., for your exact BB Model Number) OS package to a BB via this procedure:

Note that while written for "reload" and the Storm, it can be used to upgrade, downgrade, or reload any BB device model -- it all depends on the OS package you download and install to your PC. If that OS package is from a carrier other than the carrier for which your BB was originally manufactured, then delete, on your PC, all copies of VENDOR.XML...there will be at least one, and perhaps 2, and they will be located in or similarly to (it changes based on your Windows version) these folders:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader
  • C:\Users\(your Windows UserName)\AppData\Roaming\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Loader XML

Be sure that you remove, from your PC, any other BB device OS packages as having more than one installed to the PC can cause conflicts with this procedure.


If you are on MAC, you are limited to only your carriers sanctioned OS packages...but can still use any levels that they currently sanction. See this procedure:

  • KB19915How to perform a clean reload of BlackBerry smartphone application software using BlackBerry Desktop Software

Good luck and let us know!




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New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-26-2013
My Device: 9630

Re: 9630 - change language

Finally i got it :Sweatdrop:

 

The actual BB Desktop Software offers several alnguages to install. One Klick, one reboot - fixed