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hi
my sister just got a blackberry curve 8520. it is unlocked to any network but it is still branded with t-mobile. how can i debrand her phone?
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If you are talking about the logo on the plastic casing, use a sugar cube
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if youre talking about on the OS, then you need to get the phone wiped from t-mobile, or turn off all t-mobile connections
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Originally Posted by KruperTrooper View Post
If you are talking about the logo on the plastic casing, use a sugar cube
sorry i didn't make myself clear. i wanted to get rid on the "web and walk" insted of the usual internet etc... anyways, great idea!
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if youre talking about on the OS, then you need to get the phone wiped from t-mobile, or turn off all t-mobile connections
cant i debrand it myself? i've already done it to a couple of sony ericsson phones
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post #6 of 12
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hi
my sister just got a blackberry curve 8520. it is unlocked to any network but it is still branded with t-mobile. how can i debrand her phone?
Tmobile will unlock your phone if you are not under conract. Just ask.
    
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I'm not sure if it's possible, but just to remind you guys - there's a big difference between debranding and unlocking. Unlocking won't change the firmware at all, just allow a different SIM to be used in the phone. Usually, tools exist to install debranded firmware on the phone, although it can void your warranty.
    
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post #8 of 12
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Tmobile will unlock your phone if you are not under conract. Just ask.
will this service cost money? how much?
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post #9 of 12
For unlocking, look in this form: http://forums.crackberry.com/f207/

Look in some of the 1 a day topics, and post in it until you win. If you do it often enough, eventually, you will win. That's how i got my unlock code.
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post #10 of 12
guys...he's not asking to be unlocked. He wants to unbrand the software.

Anish, you just need to install the Blackberry desktop software and the latest firmware for your phone. Delete the vendor xml file, under C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Research In Motion\\AppLoader, in it and flash away. No more MyFavs crap.

Latest firmware is here

Details here

You have to delete the vendor.xml in order to flash. Otherwise, BB desktop won't allow it.

File should be in C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Research In Motion\\AppLoader
Edited by buste2 - 5/24/10 at 2:10pm
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