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    Questions about OS software.

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    First time post and new Blackberry 8100 Pearl user here (well by proxy).

    My girlfriend bought a 8100 yesterday but it is an unlocked T-Mobile one. She had wanted to know if there was a way to swap out the software to the Cingular one.

    After doing some digging on Blackberry Forums, apparently there is a method that involves deleting the vendor file and then installing the OS file that can be downloaded from the official Blackberry site with the OS Update that you need. Is that correct?

    Another thing, is there a way that I can back up the T-Mobile Zen theme? She loves the theme to death so I would like to preserve it for her.

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    Re: Questions about OS software.

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    Zero, welcome to pinstack!
    You can download the newest operating system for your pearl from the cingular website.
    The tmo zen theme will still be there after you upgrade.
    Use the *how to* links in the FAQ section to he'll with the upgrade process!

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    Re: Questions about OS software.

    So all she would need to do is just download the Cingular update and it would just change it with no problems? Does the vendor file still need to be deleted?

    Very cool about the theme still being there. =) That is something that she will like.

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    Hmm. Ok. The OS upgrade won't really *change* nething. What is it she is looking to change? And yes you should still delete the vendor.xml file.

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    Re: Questions about OS software.

    It's mainly the settings for things like WAP, MMS, etc. She tried to send a picture message yesterday with the T-Mobile OS, but the transmission failed. So that's the reason for her asking about the Cingular software.

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    Re: Questions about OS software.

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    You will need to manually change the tcp settings even after the upgrade. But I would still do it. That way she is running the latest OS out there. Have you set up a BIS account yet?

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    Re: Questions about OS software.

    No, not yet.

    I assume that changing the settings would be in somewhere like Options > Settings > TCP? (She has her phone with her, right now so I can't quite mess around with it)

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    Re: Questions about OS software.

    actually it's options>advanced options>tcp thats the one you want do a search for apn settings they are carrier specific.
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    Re: Questions about OS software.

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    APN: wap.cingular
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    Re: Questions about OS software.

    Those settings are also used for MMS/picture messages, corredt?

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    Re: Questions about OS software.

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    Well. You will need to first see if you have the service book

    Options*advanced options*service books

    See if you have mms client and mms transport.

    I think you prob won't yet. Once you set up your account *BIS* then I think the books are pushed automatically.

    Have you registered the device? Options*advanced options*host routing table. Click menu and choose register now.

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    Re: Questions about OS software.

    ZeroXR, Welcome to PinStack.

    If you haven't set up the BIS account yet no data services will work and you can't get any service books. She does have a Blackberry Data Plan on her account doesn't see. That is the first step in getting started.

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