All BlackBerry Smartphones are "branded" by the company that issues them to the customer. This process of "branding" adds various logos to different phone screens, blocks certain software, and adds company specific software. To remove Orange logos or any other logos from BlackBerry software, the phone must be "de-branded." This is a fairly involved process that will void the device's warranty and may result in permanently bricking the phone if done incorrectly.
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- Moderately Challenging
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Things you need
- USB cable
- BlackBerry Desktop Manager
Connect the BlackBerry to the computer via the included USB cable. Launch the BlackBerry Desktop Manager application from the "Start" menu if it does not start automatically. Follow the onscreen instructions to create a backup of the current phone data and settings. Disconnect the device once the backup is complete.
Download and install the MFI Multi Loader application.
Download the desired BlackBerry operating system version from the BlackBerry website. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the download process.
Turn off your Internet connection.
Launch the MFI Multi Loader program from the "Start" menu or desktop icon. Enable the "Auto start" option and disable the "Full Erase" option, then connect the BlackBerry to the computer via USB.
Wait for the program to display the message "Fail" and the BlackBerry screen to say "No application," then disconnect the device from the computer. Close MFI Multi Loader, then immediately restart the application and disable the "Auto start" option.
Press "CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+F12" to display a new menu and reconnect the BlackBerry to the computer.
Click "load VSM," browse to the folder "C:\MML\bin" and select the ".vsm" file in the directory. Close MFI Multi Loader when the "VSM Loaded Successfully" message appears.
Navigate to the "C:/ProgramFiles\CommonFiles\ResearchInMotion\Apploader" folder on the hard drive and delete the "vendor.xml" file.
Double-Click on the "loader.exe" icon in the same folder and follow the onscreen instructions to load the chosen operating system onto the device.
Open the BlackBerry Desktop Manager and choose "Restore" from the "Device" menu to restore the backup file created earlier.
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