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    Anyone have experience re-flashing to un-brand?

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    i was gonna get rid of the cingular logos etc when i switch to t-mo...i reflashed my razor to unbrand it but ive never done it to a blackberry is it even possible?

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    Re: Anyone have experience re-flashing to un-brand?

    Possible yes, likely no. I haven't seen any bb firmware floating around the net. You'd have to get it from the tmo branded version ~~Posted via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~~

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    Re: Anyone have experience re-flashing to un-brand?

    yea...i was thining of trying to get the unbranded firmware (ie if you buy the phone direct for RIM)...not really that inportant but it was easy to do with my razor...

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    Re: Anyone have experience re-flashing to un-brand?

    Sorry AO BB's aren't as hackable as Motos. I don't think RIM has an ubranded software available to download. Thes best you can do right now is have the Hong Kong 4.1. As far as the cingular stuff, its really not as bad as other phones. I think Motos and LG's have way more cingular branding than a BB.

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    Re: Anyone have experience re-flashing to un-brand?

    you are correct...all software is the same on bb's except for graphic details of startup andshutdown...there are much bigger diffrences in motos and lg's that make them almost un-useable on other networks.

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    Re: Anyone have experience re-flashing to un-brand?

    Branding's pretty much fixed on the Blackberries. My unlocked Cingular 7290 has had T-Mobile and Vodafone software on it but the splash screens are still Cingular.

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    Re: Anyone have experience re-flashing to un-brand?

    Quote Originally Posted by takeshi
    Branding's pretty much fixed on the Blackberries. My unlocked Cingular 7290 has had T-Mobile and Vodafone software on it but the splash screens are still Cingular.
    How did you unlock your 7290?

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    Re: Anyone have experience re-flashing to un-brand?

    You have to overwrite the IT policy to unlock it. http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...licy_help.html

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    Re: Anyone have experience re-flashing to un-brand?

    The splash screen is hardwired into the device and cannot easily be removed. Sorry ginnal, your link won't help here.

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    Re: Anyone have experience re-flashing to un-brand?

    The Branding That You See Is A Feature That Is Encoded In The Blackberries Cmos Chip. If Your Aren't Familiar With Pc's, It Is The Chip That Starts Up The Motherboard When The Power Button Is Pushed And Displays The Boot Screen, It Also Contains The Rtc ( Real Time Clock ). The Screen Is What Is Called A Bios Tattoo. Because The Blackberries Design The Cmos Chip Isn't Accessible By Any Type Of Software Program Or Cable. When The Units Are Assembled The Cmos Chips Are Pre Programmed For The Model Of The Phone They Are To Be Installe Din And The Carrier They Are Meant For.

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    Re: Anyone have experience re-flashing to un-brand?

    So does that include bluetooth feature functionality? And I'm guessing you're a U Wisconsin fan, jhowle?

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    Re: Anyone have experience re-flashing to un-brand?

    baronsaemdi, Welcome to PinStack.

    Let us know if there is anything we can do to help with your BB.

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    Re: Anyone have experience re-flashing to un-brand?

    Bluetooth Is An Additional Chip Added In To The Device. It Can't Be Added Simply By Putting In Software For It. If It Doesn't Come With Bluetooth You'll Have To Get An External Bluetooth Adapter That Plugs Into Your Headset Port If You Want Bluetooth.

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    Re: Anyone have experience re-flashing to un-brand?

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ no, what I meant was functions like address transfer, file transfer for ringtones and MS Office documents, etc which can be done with some BT capable PDA phones and i'm guessing various BB's as well, but Verizon for one is notorious for disabling features like that. I want to get around their manipulation and limitation of built in abilities.

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    Re: Anyone have experience re-flashing to un-brand?

    Yellowfin, All that capability is embedded in the OS. You will not be able to get around these limitation on your own, unless the new BlackBerry JDE has access to the newer Bluetooth APIs and you create your own Application.

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