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    Red face Changing OS from Verizon to any other carrier

    Hi everybody:

    I´m new to BlackBerry world but I´m an IT guy. I have a 9630 from Verizon that I need to change OS to any other since in Honduras where I live one company Tigo doesn´t support Verizons phones, the other networks they do. So I want to change the OS or install a patch or anything else necesary to make my smartphone works.

    Am I right doing that or there is something else?

    Kind regards and thanks in advance.

    Adan



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    Quote Originally Posted by adanxeo View Post
    Hi everybody:

    I´m new to BlackBerry world but I´m an IT guy. I have a 9630 from Verizon that I need to change OS to any other since in Honduras where I live one company Tigo doesn´t support Verizons phones, the other networks they do. So I want to change the OS or install a patch or anything else necesary to make my smartphone works.

    Am I right doing that or there is something else?

    Kind regards and thanks in advance.

    Adan
    Why did they say they don't support Verizon phones?

    As long as your Verizon phone is GSM capable, I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work outside the USA.

    Let me see if I can get some others to comment on this.

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    Deleting the vendor.xml file before installing the OS takes care of any carrier 'locks'. Just follow the instructions in the tutorial, which is in the resource section if this forum, under How-To. I'm on my phone, so I can't provide any links, but maybe Joe could help you out with that
    EDIT: Nice tag you put onto the thread: 'Free my 9630'. It made me laugh
    Last edited by sabisgeek; 06-04-2011 at 09:40 PM.



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    Thank you for your soon response. The phone is GSM/CDMA capable, but for some reasons it won´t work in their network unless I change the software and eliminate the Verizon software or features, or whatever it makes the phone recognize as Verizon. We have Claro and Digicel and it works with them full services , but not Tigo (Celtel)

    I did installed the Sprint version and deleted the vendor.xml but still not working...

    Should I try another carrier?



    Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by adanxeo View Post

    I did installed the Sprint version and deleted the vendor.xml but still not working...
    Did you change your network settings?

    Click on Manage Connections icon... go to Mobile Network Options... make sure data services are on, and also mess around with the Network Technology settings. Make sure it is not set to 1XEV. Try setting it to GSM or Global.



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    Yes Joe, I did, I changed the setting even in the CDMA screen using ##000000 and change the number country code and network code but did not work, I even installed the last version leaked for OS but still not working. Is there a way to delete the whole operating system and restore another? I´m felling frustated. What does the vendor.xml does? I noticed in the last version it comes with this company TIGO included in the vendor.xml while in other versions don´t. I tried to restore the system without deleting that file but it doesn´t let me.

    It has to be something since I´ve seen people here who does use the same model with that company. But I want to learn how to do it since they paid for that, it´s a mattter o know how to....thanks for helping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adanxeo View Post
    Yes Joe, I did, I changed the setting even in the CDMA screen using ##000000 and change the number country code and network code but did not work, I even installed the last version leaked for OS but still not working. Is there a way to delete the whole operating system and restore another? I´m felling frustated. What does the vendor.xml does? I noticed in the last version it comes with this company TIGO included in the vendor.xml while in other versions don´t. I tried to restore the system without deleting that file but it doesn´t let me.

    It has to be something since I´ve seen people here who does use the same model with that company. But I want to learn how to do it since they paid for that, it´s a mattter o know how to....thanks for helping.
    OK, the vendor.xml file is the provider file that will marry the device to a certain carrier. by deleting that file before downloading the OS to the device will not include any extra carrier identifiers. At least, that's what I believe it does. It is not necessary when upgrading an OS.
    Now, to answer your question regarding deleting the whole OS and starting from scratch is also a great idea. Go to this link All In One Guide - How To Upgrade Your Device - with Pictures & Videos and you will see the guide index. Post #3 describes and instructs in wiping the device and getting it ready for a clean OS install.
    I believe that this will allow your device to become operational. Just don't forget to delete the vendor.xml file before downloading the OS to your device.
    Good luck and keep us up to date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostryder12 View Post
    OK, the vendor.xml file is the provider file that will marry the device to a certain carrier. by deleting that file before downloading the OS to the device will not include any extra carrier identifiers. At least, that's what I believe it does. It is not necessary when upgrading an OS.
    Now, to answer your question regarding deleting the whole OS and starting from scratch is also a great idea. Go to this link All In One Guide - How To Upgrade Your Device - with Pictures & Videos and you will see the guide index. Post #3 describes and instructs in wiping the device and getting it ready for a clean OS install.
    I believe that this will allow your device to become operational. Just don't forget to delete the vendor.xml file before downloading the OS to your device.
    Good luck and keep us up to date.
    That's what I meant
    Thanks for clarifying it though

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