About the phone; it's running OS4. I've heard that I need OS5 to get native G-mail support. The phone was originally on the Rogers network with a SIM card. I've got an active Rogers pre-paid SIM card, but the card/phone doesn't have a data plan with it, only calling & SMS.
Can I somehow tweak the Bold 9000 to let me use the SIM Card so that I can access App World, upgrade to OS5, and then set-up the G-mail connections I'd like? I've got the card installed in the Bold right now and it receives texts. I'm missing the option in the Setup folder to set up a new e-mail account, and I've got an active wi-fi connection while trying to do this all.
Plus, if I choose to activate it in the near future, I'd hate to miss out on downloading some of those freebie apps.
I'm no stranger to BlackBerries. I liked using the Curve I had 2 years ago but gave it up when I left the company that was paying for it. It was really handy to have around.
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If you mean tablet use only, eg. Micro tablet, then just addon the blackberry data plan and use BBSAK to shrink out everything with "phone", everything but the browser and what it depends on, remove the camera, video camera, etc.
It's possible, but you'll end up nuking the OS if you don't get it right the first few or more tries. Just letting you know. I am going to either repurpose my 9700 as a camera (shrink out bloody everything) or as a wifi browsing PDA that doesn't need a SIM, eg. Nothing but wifi browsing.
But circumventing BIS/carrier data is stealing.