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    Phone Back Up



    I have a BB that I purchased on ebay, new but has software of another cell provider (UK). If I create a backup file of my wifes AT&T BB Pearl, can I use her back up created with BB desktop software to reconfigure my phone to the same software that her AT&T phone has?

    Seems to make sense to me? If so, any tips on doing it without error!

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    Re: Phone Back Up

    Hey LtRex you can install the AT&T OS on your pearl. Is that what you want to do?

    If you restore her backup then it will just put all her info on to your phone. OK i think i just confused myself.

    Let me know what you want to do and I can guide you through it.

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    Re: Phone Back Up

    I think you are on the right track. I create a backup/restore for my wifes phone on my laptop, and then I hook my BB (same model phone, just different cell providers) to the laptop and do a restore (?) on mine? Will this enable me to clone the software from her phone to mine?

    AT&T has push to talk, mine does not, even though we are on the same family plan. I guess I screwed things up by purchasing a phone from another carrier....

    Last edited by LtRexB; 08-06-2007 at 10:33 PM.

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    Re: Phone Back Up

    You still there Rex? Actually you can just install the new OS over the existing one and then resend the service books and it should all be fine. Providing that the phone is unlocked. Is it unlocked?

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    Re: Phone Back Up

    Yes, my phone is unlocked. I have been using it for about three weeks and love it! Cool toy BB put together here!!!

    Resend the service books??

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    Re: Phone Back Up

    So you've registered the BB with your carrier? Signed up for a data plan and all that? Who is your carrier by the way?

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    Re: Phone Back Up

    you want to use her back up to get her software on your bb? i dont think that can be done...i may be wrong here. what kind of software?

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    Re: Phone Back Up

    Yes, I am registered BB with AT&T and have a personal data plan. I am with AT&T (Cingular).

    RedDog, I gotta run. I appreciate any guidance you or glehman85 can give. I am only wanting to use the push to talk feature. After all this, I will likely find that push to talk is not a good feature.

    I will check in the morning to see where you point me.

    Thanks again guys!!!
    Last edited by LtRexB; 08-06-2007 at 11:00 PM.

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    Re: Phone Back Up

    Rex are you two using the same PC? Your wife and you that is.

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    Yes, same pc. she has done NOTHING with her phone. She just got it actually! I checked her desktop manager software and it is the same version as mine.

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    here IM me with anyone of those account and I can walk your through it instead posting back and forth.

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