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    Making the 9900 4G capable?

    Hi guys, I recently got my 9900, my carrier is LIME (previously known as Cable & Wireless). I bought a phone from a small time phone dealer because the price was better and couldn't afford a contract at this time. The original carrier for the phone is Sutel, which is based in Costa Rica. A friend of mine who works here at LIME was doing some updates to the 9900's they were bringing in to sell to make them capable with our 4G network. He was saying that because the phone is from a different carrier he wouldn't be able to do the same for me. I am just trying to see if he is mistaken? Anyone have any insight on this?




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    Quote Originally Posted by sh0tta View Post
    Hi guys, I recently got my 9900, my carrier is LIME (previously known as Cable & Wireless). I bought a phone from a small time phone dealer because the price was better and couldn't afford a contract at this time. The original carrier for the phone is Sutel, which is based in Costa Rica. A friend of mine who works here at LIME was doing some updates to the 9900's they were bringing in to sell to make them capable with our 4G network. He was saying that because the phone is from a different carrier he wouldn't be able to do the same for me. I am just trying to see if he is mistaken? Anyone have any insight on this?
    If your BlackBerry Bold 9900 is unlocked, you can choose any carrier you wish, assuming the carrier provides the technology available in such country.

    The original carrier, Sutel, which I looked up, is based in Latin America/South America, under ICE.

    Also, BlackBerry Desktop and Device Software Download Site, for the BB Bold 9900, does not even have an OS device software for this device on their site.

    Device software for ICE

    So basically, you can choose any other carrier's OS device software, which I can provide for you.

    Official BlackBerry 9930/9900 Bold downloads - BBOS

    Latest Official Partner Communications Bold 9900 OS7.0.0.590 - BBOS


    Enjoy
    Last edited by grimreaper; 12-27-2011 at 01:03 PM. Reason: updated info

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    Thank you, but not sure you're understanding what I mean, I am on the LIME network already, I just only pick up 3G. My friend was saying it has something to do with the different bands between the carriers?

    or maybe you do understand and are saying that by changing the OS I will be able to pick up the 4G?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sh0tta View Post
    Thank you, but not sure you're understanding what I mean, I am on the LIME network already, I just only pick up 3G. My friend was saying it has something to do with the different bands between the carriers?

    or maybe you do understand and are saying that by changing the OS I will be able to pick up the 4G?
    The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is capable of 4G network's, and your current carrier, LIME Network, does provide 4G wireless network also, I only provided those links to show you that you can update to a better OS Official build which would benefit you, and your phone.

    I'm sorry if I was not understanding you.

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    Thanks, going to upgrade today.

    Still if anyone knows how to get my phone to pick up the 4G network, please let me know.

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    ahh okay, soo I am getting some feed back from a friend who just walked into my house...lol. He is saying that the reason for not picking up the 4G is because my phone does not come with the LIME vendor ID. Saying also that if you were to alter the installer to include LIME's vendor ID it would work. Similar to how it was done to include various themes from different providers. Not sure if anyone understands how to do that, but I sure as hell don't. If anyone can help explain how to do this, let me know. I would love to be able to pick up 4G.

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    From what I read on LIME website, the 4G wireless network technology definitely exists in your area which was Official as of August 2011, so yes, you can receive 4G wireless network signal from your carrier, LIME, which can be seen from this link,
    Source LIME Cayman Islands

    Also, the Official build from your carrier is OS7.0.0.585, which is currently a lower build than what I have posted above for you (OS7.0.0.590)

    I hope this clarifies any further questions you have regarding the BlackBerry Bold 9900, and 4G wireless network from LIME.

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by sh0tta View Post
    ahh okay, soo I am getting some feed back from a friend who just walked into my house...lol. He is saying that the reason for not picking up the 4G is because my phone does not come with the LIME vendor ID. Saying also that if you were to alter the installer to include LIME's vendor ID it would work. Similar to how it was done to include various themes from different providers. Not sure if anyone understands how to do that, but I sure as hell don't. If anyone can help explain how to do this, let me know. I would love to be able to pick up 4G.
    Follow this link on how to update the phone's OS here:

    Official: OS 7.0.0.590 for BlackBerry Bold 9900 via Partner Communications

    In case a small remote possibility that your BlackBerry Bold 9900 is not unlocked, please follow this link:

    How to unlock BlackBerry Bold 9930/9900

    Thank you again
    Last edited by grimreaper; 12-27-2011 at 01:41 PM. Reason: updating info

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