08-04-2012 08:42 AM
I've been feeling around to see if I could get UMA working on my BlackBerry Storm 9520, but unfortunately I've had no luck (Not even the engineering screen has it where it's supposed to be otherwise)
However, when I purchased my Storm (secondhand), I did do so based on this page:
Which is an official BlackBerry page about the Storm specifications, and which explicitly states UMA is supported.
Please assist if you can.
08-04-2012 11:30 AM
Yes, it does say this:
So, what does your carrier (TMN, according to your profile) say about it? If they have not implemented UMA, or if they do but you are not subscribed to an adequate plan from them to enable it, then it won't be available, even if the handset itself can support it.
08-04-2012 01:10 PM
08-04-2012 02:32 PM
I have no idea what this "Engineering Console" is that you speak of. But, access to UMA services requires several things, and each of these are in order of precedence...e.g., item 1 must exist in order for item 2 to even be relevant, etc..
With those all in place, then UMA services should function. The good news is that your model BB is natively supported by their network, so the "tricks" of getting a non-native BB to work on their network would not be required.
So, sadly, what is necessary is for you to find a way to communicate with your carrier and find out if #1 is true, then if #2 is true (or what you need to do to make it true), and then make sure you conduct whatever they require for #3 to come true. But, again, if #1 is not true, then nothing else will matter as they don't support UMA under any conditions.
08-04-2012 02:46 PM
08-04-2012 02:59 PM
Thanks for the effort. The engineering console is the console you can access after entering a code in the "Help me!" screen, which allows you greater access to the inner workings of the BB.
Then you have more "power" than most.
As I will be moving out of the country to an English speaking country in a few weeks, what I'll probably do is go to all three major carriers there and give them the straightforward "Do you support UMA" question.
It is always best to know what the carrier actually supports before paying them any money.
In reference to the "natively supported", it wasn't actually the case, as my BB is a secondhand model from Australia, and I had to unlock it and perform some tricks to get the "TMN" version of the OS installed. It may not have worked entirely, but I'm looking into that myself now.
Neither the pre-requesite of unlocking nor deleting the VENDOR.XML file(s) were the "tricks" to which I was referring...those are quite normal steps that one must take to a) use a BB on any network that does not match the VendorID code embedded into the BB and b) use an OS package that comes from a carrier other than that which matches the VendorID code (note that it is not required to use the TMN OS package on your BB, unless perhaps they specifically required it for UMA, but that would be quite unusual indeed).
Rather, what I was referring to was the Service Books -- TMN shows, on the official download portal, that they support the 9520...which means that their system should automatically push the necessary Service Books to your BB. If they did not support the 9520, then there would have been the need to extract SBs from a functioning (on the TMN network) other BB (using Legacy SB Restore mode) and import those to your BB in order for it to have functional BB-proprietary services from the TMN network. As I said, you are fortunate that such was not required as it is a rather tedious process, and only rarely actually successful.
08-04-2012 03:02 PM
08-04-2012 03:13 PM