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    Startup Screen& Branding

    I have been visiting these threads for a while now and a couple of thoughts have just crossed my mind. Where do the branding/statup screens reside? Can this be customised? If I want to remove Vodafone Live and if so how? Vodafone live must be the most inappropriate software on the Storm, in fact on all the phones I`ve had. On other units I could flash alternative sofware and get rid of all branding. Is this possible?




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    I have loaded / reloaded....wiped and re wiped my storm since the launch date and the carrier splash screen is always there. Even with all of the hybrids and shrinks and even the theme building I've done, I've never seen the option to get rid of it or remove / change it.

    As for the Vodafone live, I'm not too familiar with that software. What does it do?
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    Branding

    Quote Originally Posted by Rellims View Post
    I have loaded / reloaded....wiped and re wiped my storm since the launch date and the carrier splash screen is always there. Even with all of the hybrids and shrinks and even the theme building I've done, I've never seen the option to get rid of it or remove / change it.

    As for the Vodafone live, I'm not too familiar with that software. What does it do?
    Vodafone live is essentially a browser specific to Vodafone to give access to various sites offering junk for sale icluding the normal ringtones, wallpapers, games etc etc. A waste of time. A revenue generating gimmic to attract suckers!
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    Branding is carrier specific and it doesn't change with any OS changes. If you want to get rid of Vodafone stuff, you would have to completely "jailbreak" and remove that. Its illegal though and voids your warranty. As far as software, unfortunately I am on vzw,so don't know much about Vodafone processes but I suspect it has something to do with service books.

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    Olta is right, on the branding explanation, but this can be modified, is firmware modification, you can do it using the MFImultiloader (no answer if you ask here), the process require a couple of steps and a some others files, and of course you need to know your vendor id, and the vendor id wich you want to brand to, you can also brand to a RIM splash screen, to have personalized screen the process is to hard and software to do that is very limited, and also you can revert the process to brand to your original carrier if needed, as for the vodafone live, you can hide the icon at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ealvnv View Post
    Olta is right, on the branding explanation, but this can be modified, is firmware modification, you can do it using the MFImultiloader (no answer if you ask here), the process require a couple of steps and a some others files, and of course you need to know your vendor id, and the vendor id wich you want to brand to, you can also brand to a RIM splash screen, to have personalized screen the process is to hard and software to do that is very limited, and also you can revert the process to brand to your original carrier if needed, as for the vodafone live, you can hide the icon at least.
    thats some nice info E! :fing02:

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    Branding

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    Branding is carrier specific and it doesn't change with any OS changes. If you want to get rid of Vodafone stuff, you would have to completely "jailbreak" and remove that. Its illegal though and voids your warranty. As far as software, unfortunately I am on vzw,so don't know much about Vodafone processes but I suspect it has something to do with service books.
    Thank you so much. Had to ask the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 654321ROD View Post
    Thank you so much. Had to ask the question.
    No problem...I didn't know that myself before, until was talking to someone about this and found out Glad I could be of assistance

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    haha i remember talking about this a long time ago on this site

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    btw... has anyone actually used the MFI Multiloader so far...?
    some people claim it to be the ultimate BB unlocking tool...!
    I'd be glad if someone could shed some light on this...
    I have tried to run this... just to see what it does... but somehow doesn't work on my Vista(x64)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabriel View Post
    btw... has anyone actually used the MFI Multiloader so far...?
    some people claim it to be the ultimate BB unlocking tool...!
    I'd be glad if someone could shed some light on this...
    I have tried to run this... just to see what it does... but somehow doesn't work on my Vista(x64)
    I will be giving it a try on the 9500 this evening when I get home so I'll let you know.

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    Please do let us know how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    Please do let us know how it goes.
    Unfortunately it doesn't work. I could not clear the MEP, kept getting an RTAS ... error

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    Now... could you get back to functional state...
    could you install the OS successfully..??
    btw... have you tried out the new .148 vodafone OS yet...??
    let us know.
    Quote Originally Posted by ktaliana View Post
    Unfortunately it doesn't work. I could not clear the MEP, kept getting an RTAS ... error

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabriel View Post
    Now... could you get back to functional state...
    could you install the OS successfully..??
    btw... have you tried out the new .148 vodafone OS yet...??
    let us know.
    Yes I got it back to a functional state by exiting CAL mode and then restoring again. I've tried the .148 OS and that didn't work out either.

    In the meantime thanks a lot for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktaliana View Post
    Yes I got it back to a functional state by exiting CAL mode and then restoring again. I've tried the .148 OS and that didn't work out either.

    In the meantime thanks a lot for your help.
    I`ve been watching your dilemma through the thread for some while now and it would appear that Vodafone Malta have managed to lock your original Os radio to your handset. I just ca`nt imagine how but the net result would appear to be that you are stuck with that patrticular radio. Could be a very specific frequency that is used in Malta? Have you asked the carrier about Os upgrades or our you in a similar situation to us in South Africa where the carrier only sells the handsets that are functional? Beyond that we are on our own.

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    I have a question how come the factory theme Zen says active but you cant see the actual image of the lightning? im pretty sure this has been address

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    Quote Originally Posted by 654321ROD View Post
    I`ve been watching your dilemma through the thread for some while now and it would appear that Vodafone Malta have managed to lock your original Os radio to your handset. I just ca`nt imagine how but the net result would appear to be that you are stuck with that patrticular radio. Could be a very specific frequency that is used in Malta? Have you asked the carrier about Os upgrades or our you in a similar situation to us in South Africa where the carrier only sells the handsets that are functional? Beyond that we are on our own.
    I spoke to Vodafone Malta today and they said they have a new software available to them from BB but they don't know exactly when it will be released to the public.

    My only solution seems to be a sim unlock. That way I should be able to install any OS and not get the Invalid Sim Error. Vodafone Malta will unlock it for €70!!! A high price to pay for an unlock code considering they charge €99 for the device on a €50/month contract

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktaliana View Post
    I spoke to Vodafone Malta today and they said they have a new software available to them from BB but they don't know exactly when it will be released to the public.

    My only solution seems to be a sim unlock. That way I should be able to install any OS and not get the Invalid Sim Error. Vodafone Malta will unlock it for €70!!! A high price to pay for an unlock code considering they charge €99 for the device on a €50/month contract
    You can unlock it for way cheaper!!! I got an unlock code for my previous storm for $17 or 12 Euro!!!

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    i've been looking for an unlock code for my 9500 for quite sometime now...
    would be of great help if you can share with me...
    Quote Originally Posted by olta777 View Post
    You can unlock it for way cheaper!!! I got an unlock code for my previous storm for $17 or 12 Euro!!!

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