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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎05-11-2012
My Device: Torch 9810
My Carrier: Videotron

Personal hotspot?

Hello all,

 

I would like to know if it's possible to turn my Torch 9810 into a personal wifi hotspot.

I'd like to connect my iPad to the internet using my BB provider (as a "router").

 

Thanks a lot!!

 

ginocarlos

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Re: Personal hotspot?

Once upgraded to OS 7.1 and the carrier allows it you can.

 

It is not free on all carriers, check before you use it or some high charges could be incurred.

 




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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎05-11-2012
My Device: Torch 9810
My Carrier: Videotron

Re: Personal hotspot?

Thanks so much, I'll try and see.

 

Have a great day!!

 

ginocarlos

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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎05-11-2012
My Device: Torch 9810
My Carrier: Videotron

Re: Personal hotspot?

Hi again,

 

I've informed my carrier of my intention to use my smartphone as a personal hotspot, and they've confirmed that I should get extra charges only if I exceed my monthly uploads/downloads limits.

 

However, I tried to install OS 7.1 on my Torch 9810 (using the following instructions http://crackberry.com/blackberry-101-how-install-or-upgrade-new-rim-operating-system-os), but I never get to see the software on the Application Loader page of my BlackBerry Desktop Manager. Therefore, impossible for me to install it, and the 7.0 version doesn't have the Mobile Hotspot option...

 

Do you have other instructions (maybe more up-to-date) to help me succeed?

 

Thanks again so much!

 

- ginocarlos

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Posts: 32,126
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
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Re: Personal hotspot?

I use this, dont forget to remove old version of OS that might have been installed from add remove programs.

 

Manual device OS upgrade instructions:

1. First locate your carrier and the OS file you wish to use.

http://na.blackberry.com/eng/support/downloads/download_sites.jsp

2. Do a backup of your device first, using Desktop Manager > Backup. Close Desktop Manager upon completion and unplug BlackBerry. Get DM here http://us.blackberry.com/apps-software/desktop/

3. Download the OS file to the PC then install it to the PC by running (double clicking) the file you downloaded.

4. Go to c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader and delete the file named "vendor.xml."

5. This step is not needed unless there is an issue on next steps. Use BBSAK from BBSAK.org and wipe the device (after doing a complete backup) then after you get the error 507 (no OS installed) then proceed to step 6

6. remove internet connection to PC and reboot PC.

7. Plug in BlackBerry and double click on "Loader.exe." It's located in the same place as the above vendor.xml file was in.

8. if you did Step 5, restore from back up. Follow this KB if needed http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/KB10339


Enjoy the new OS.

 




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New Contributor
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎05-11-2012
My Device: Torch 9810
My Carrier: Videotron

Re: Personal hotspot?

Thanks!!!

I'll try that.

New Contributor
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎05-11-2012
My Device: Torch 9810
My Carrier: Videotron

Re: Personal hotspot?

Allrighty, I followed step 1.

 

What if the software isn't available yet from my carrier?

 

Is this one OK?

http://crackberry.com/official-blackberry-torch-9810-os-710342-telenor-norway

 

New Contributor
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎05-11-2012
My Device: Torch 9810
My Carrier: Videotron

Re: Personal hotspot?

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Registered: ‎04-17-2013
My Device: torch
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Re: Personal hotspot?

I've got a Torch (and its seen better days) but I've got little or no technical skill and need to set it up as a hotspot. I've tried BlackBerry Answers (which seems to have been disabled) and the help function is neither use nor ornament. Is it possible and is there an easy, non-clever technical step by step guide to turning my phone into a hotspot?

Thanks all...
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Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: PRIV (6.0.1/AAG111), Z10/Z30/Q10 (10.3.2.2813), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: Personal hotspot?


ljplanet wrote:
I've got a Torch (and its seen better days) but I've got little or no technical skill and need to set it up as a hotspot. I've tried BlackBerry Answers (which seems to have been disabled) and the help function is neither use nor ornament. Is it possible and is there an easy, non-clever technical step by step guide to turning my phone into a hotspot?

Thanks all...

Hi and Welcome to the Community!

 

While the answers actually are already posted above, they may perhaps not be formatted to your desires. Hence...

 

Prerequisites:

  1. You must have an adequate OS level on your BB...it must be OS 7.1.x.x...anything lesser and it will not work via the native BB apps (since, prior to OS7.1, there is no native BB app for this function):
    • KB23393 How to check the model number and version of installed BlackBerry device software on a BlackBerry smartphone
  2. You must have an adequate data plan from your mobile service provider. Some allow it "free and clear", others charge an extra fee, still others forbid it completely. But you must ask them that question.

 

Configuring:

  1. KB31857 How to setup and manage a Mobile Hotspot Connection

 

 

In addition, your carrier may have a separate app that they can provide you this function...if so, you must obtain that from them, and find out from them the specific prerequisites for it's use (which may or may not be the same as the prerequisites I've listed above).

 

Good luck!


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