Category Archives: Blackberry

Rimm is a sinking ship

So a work colleague shared an interesting article about the recent Blackberry Outage. From what I understand they placed a Cisco router instead of a switch. I know that Cisco switches are complicated devices however when you are running a multi-billion dollar company, you must have backup plans, or devices in place in case such a thing happens. I work with medium sized businesses that range from 100-500 employees, which clearly don’t have as much money to spend on IT as Rimm does. Yet their IT infrastructures are usually built to withstand multiple points of failure, so how does one switch failing take down a corporation like Rimm? I really have trouble believing that Rimm will continue to sail along. Maybe Apple will buy them out for their patents.

How to debrand a Blackberry using MFI Multiloader

I have never got around to doing this, mostly because I’ve got rid of my Blackberry Curve 8900 a while ago. However some people have contacted me asking how to do it. Coincidentally a contact that had been using my tutorial decided to help me out by sharing the love. All this information is courtesy of Mike Harrington. Please show him some love by visiting his blog.

The first thing you are going to do is run MFI Multiloader. You want the phone to have a 1 on the screen. Disconnect it from the computer and type S T A R T as usual. Now close and reopen MFI Multiloader. Make sure none of the boxes are ticked. Press CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + F12 at the same time to bring up the hidden menu. Click on Load VSM; the file you are looking for is called “VSM-11697-001” It is located in the MEP folder in your MML directory.  C:\MML\MEP\VSM-11697-001. When you select the file it will say “VSM successfully loaded!” Now all you have to do is reload the OS as usual with BB desktop manager. Very simple process and only an extra step when unlocking your phone. This works for every blackberry that is compatible with MFI Multiloader! Your screen will look like this now on boot up instead of the normal AT&T/T-Mobile/Rogers/Telus/Etc.

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Mike Harrington

Greenpowereconomics.blogspot.com

Site Suspended Today

So today My site was suspended by bluehost for linking to the blackberry mml unlock files. So I removed them to comply with the TOS. So I found out it was because RIM decided they don’t like the files linked to. Anyways that is their right, however it is MY right to be contacted and told that the links be removed, however they just had my host take my site down. If that’s how they treat their customers, then I don’t want to be one. I can go back to an iPhone once the new one comes out. I will contact rim about this and see what they have to say. When I hade a Upek file ACTUALLY hosted on my site, upek took the extra courtesy to contact me. I removed the file and was even offered the priviledge of trying software they didn’t even release to the public.