How is it going guys. I ran into a little bit of confusion when following ... BlackBerry Pearl forum
Unlocking T-Mobile Pearl for AT&T Service
How is it going guys. I ran into a little bit of confusion when following the steps to unlock my Black Berry Pearl. Mine recently broke and I bought one on ebay. It is a T-Mobile Model with a red ball. (that is actually kind of annoying on its own. Is there anyway I can replace the ball with the one that was on my pearl?)
Anyways I use AT&T service. I got to the unlocking menu on the pearl. (I am talking about the SIM Card menu where it says Sim- Disabled; Network- Disabled; Network Subset- Disabled; Service Providr- Disabled; Corporate- Disabled; Cell Phone Number.....)
Now I can't change these options and I don't know where to get my Unlocking Code from.
If anyone knows what my next step is please let me know. Do i call AT&T for the unlock code or what?
Thanks a lot for your time in advanced!
~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~
Yeah call them and request an unlock code.
IF your device is locked, you will most likely need to use a pay service to obtain the code ( I do not believe that AT&T can unlock a TMO device). Now if your SIM card menu shows all Disabled then the device is already unlocked and should be good to go. Have you tried your ATT Sim Card yet?
Red Pearl on a TMO Phone? It sounds like someone colored it with a sharpie. You can swap the trackball out. See Reds post for details on How:
In regards to the ball (Pearl Ball)being red. Is the ball itself solid red or the light illuminating from it red? If it's the ball (pearl ball) you can have it replaced by buying it online. If it's the light illuminating from it being red. You probably have the application color pearl on it. You can change the color on it by going to options and choosing the color pearl application.
In regards to obtaining the unlock code for your phone. You might have to go to tmobile being it's a t-mobile phone. I doubt AT&T will unlock another carrier's phone. You can attempt it but I tried getting a unlock code for a nokia phone. Tmobile told me if it wasn't a t-mobile phone they wouldn't provide a unlocking code. You can check the forum on unlocking BB 8100 or pay a website to remote unlock your phone. It may take a day or two. Good luck.
Thanks to everyone for the quick responses.
I have tried the SIM card in the phone. I can make calls and send and recieve text messages but I can not use anything like Facebook App, Web Browser, Google Sync.
It says "Login failed, Your phone does't support end-to-end secure connections. In order to protect your data, Googly Sync cannot be used at this time."
In opera I get this error when trying to access any website:
"Failed to connect to he internet.
java.io.IOException: Open tunnel-failure"
Anyone know why this is happening. Voice works fine, but anything requiring Data gets messed up.
Have you activated a BLACKBERRY data plan with AT&T?
Also you will need to enter the correct APN settings before most 3rd party apps can access the internet.
BTW if voice works your device is unlocked.
OK great, so its unlocked. I just swapped out the ball from my old blackberry with this one. And its a beautiful glowing blue just the way I like it.
Activated my previous blackberry 8100 with AT&T but I never did any activation with the new device. And can you tell me exactly how i correct the APN settings?
I configured the APN settings for AT&T specs on my new T-Mobile phone since my carrier is AT&T. All i could find under the APN post is that for AT&T I use 'proxy' as the TCP menu in the APN setting.
This really doesn't seem correct and it still doesn't let me use 3rd party internet apps.
Try this, and I believe it is case sensitive:
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