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    Open Source SIM Phones?

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    Not sure if this is where I should be posting this but...

    I have a T-Mobile BB Pearl, and I wanting to change this phone from T Mobile to a Cingular BB Pearl. I've heard of this being done before, I was wondering if anyone has heard of such a trick? I would like to know how for my knowledge base and learning of the BB's and other phones that use SIM.

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    Re: Open Source SIM Phones?

    You just have to get the BB unlock and it would be possible to use with any GSM provider
    I'm french canadian so I can also help you in french, just PM me
    UNLESS it is for a BETA OS, it's at your own risk and I won't support it
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    Re: Open Source SIM Phones?

    Does anyone know a How To type deal to do this, I'd like to learn how to "unlock" or "open source" a phone/BB to change its provider from one to another.
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    Re: Open Source SIM Phones?

    Same as any other GSM device.

    1. Request subsidy unlock code from the device's carrier or pay a third party service.
    2. Follow directions on entering the subsidy unlock code.

    You can unlock it but you can't "open source" it. Code has to start out as open source and licensed as open source to be open source.

    From the context of your OP it sounds like you also want to change the carrier branding but that's not possible. The spalsh screen will always have the carrier logo that it started out with. You can load another carrier's OS but it's totally unnecessary and mostly pointless unless you want a bug fix included in another carrier's OS.

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    Re: Open Source SIM Phones?

    I found dozens of websites that will charge you a damn arm and a leg to unlock your phone. But I was wondering, 1) are these ex-employees of phone providers, or 2) is there software out there that will help you unlock your phone. How is this being done?
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    Re: Open Source SIM Phones?

    If you have service with T-Mobile and have been with them for over 3 months and also aren't past due on your bill, they will unlock your phone for free.

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    Re: Open Source SIM Phones?

    LoL, thankx bud.
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