How to unlock your BlackBerry

First I feel I should explain why you would need to unlock your BlackBerry. Unlocking your BlackBerry is basically saying that you have unlocked the locking restriction of your SIM Card. Every phone that is purchased from a carrier is locked to that carrier. This means that your phone will only accept this carrier’s SIM Card. So if you are using AT&T in the USA, you travel to the UK, and wish to put a Vodafone SIM Card in your phone, you wouldn’t be able to until your phone is unlocked.

So, now that we have established why you would unlock a phone let’s figure out how…

The first thing you will need in order to unlock your phone is an unlock code. These codes can be purchased from several different companies and soon will be available on BlackBerryandBeyond. You will need to know your IMEI number for your BB. To get this go to Options, Status. The IMEI may also be found on the white sticker under the battery (sometimes hard to read–make sure you read it right!).

In certain situations carriers have been known to give out Unlock Codes for free, however this is not often and usually takes weeks to obtain the codes. Some have policies that vary from having an active account in good-standing (good payment history) to having been a customer for 90 days or more. In my opinion its easier and quicker to just purchase the code and enter it yourself. The cost is minimal and It’s worth not to have to deal with the carriers and waiting the time.

Unlock codes are particular to each BlackBerry and cannot be used more that once or for different BlackBerry’s. Do not purchase your unlock code from a friend who has one and says the code was for his BB. Unlock codes can take anywhere from 4 hours to 10 days to obtain. Some BlackBerrys simply can’t be unlocked for various reasons: The IMEI number cannot be found in the RIM database, or the device was a pre-release, not-to-be-sold device.

Now that you have your Unlock Code, you will need to follow these steps:
NOTE: Make sure you follow these or the instructions offered with your unlock code correctly. If you enter the unlock code incorrectly five times, the device will permanently lock to the carrier to which it is branded. Thus, making the device permanently unlockable…

You must have a SIM card in your phone to complete these steps (Can be active or inactive it does not matter)

BlackBerry Bold (9930/9900) Unlock Code Entry Instructions

Option 1:
1. Insert not accepted SIM card in your phone (SIM card that is not of your carrier).
2. Turn your BlackBerry handset on. This will prompt you (enter network mep code) to enter the unlock code.
3. Once you enter the unlock code, your BlackBerry will be unlocked.

Option 2:
1. Turn off all of the wireless connections (manage connections – turn all connections off)
2. Go to Options
3. Select Device
4. Select Advanced System Settings (at the bottom of the page)
5. Select Sim Card
6. Enter mepd (you will not be able to see the typed info)
7. Now enter the following while holding down ALT… mep2
8. Now it will say enter network mep code
9. Enter the unlock code given to you.
10. Your Torch 9850/9860 is now unlocked!
11. Reboot device… go to manage connections… click on ‘restore connections’.

BlackBerry Torch (9850/9860) Unlock Code Entry Instructions

Option 1:
1. Insert not accepted SIM card in your phone (SIM card that is not of your carrier).
2. Turn your BlackBerry handset on. This will prompt you (enter network mep code) to enter the unlock code.
3. Once you enter the unlock code, your BlackBerry will be unlocked.

Option 2:
1. Turn off all of the wireless connections (manage connections – turn all connections off)
2. Go to Options
3. Select Device
4. Select Advanced System Settings (at the bottom of the page)
5. Select Sim Card
6. Enter mepd (you will not be able to see the typed info)
7. Now enter the following while holding down ALT… mep2
8. Now it will say enter network mep code
9. Enter the unlock code given to you.
10. Your Torch 9850/9860 is now unlocked!
11. Reboot device… go to manage connections… click on ‘restore connections’.

Blackberry Torch (9800) Unlock Code Entry Instructions
1. Turn off all of the wireless connections (manage connections – turn all connections off)
2. Go to the Options icon on the device
3. Select Device
4. Select Advanced System Settings (at the bottom of the page)
5. Select Sim Card
6. Enter mepd (you will not be able to see the typed info)(enter just the mepd, no spaces, etc.)
7. Enter the letters: mep2
8. Now it will say enter network mep code
9. Enter the code given you, this code is 11 digits.
10. Your Torch is now unlocked.
Blackberry Storm1 and Storm2 (9500, 9520, 9530, 9550) Unlock Code Entry Instructions
1. Turn off all of the wireless connections (manage connections – turn all connections off)
2. Go to the Options icon on the device
3. Select Advanced Options
4. Select SIM Card
5. Hit the Menu key to select Show Keyboard
6. Enter mepd (you will not be able to see the typed info)(enter just the mepd, no spaces, etc.)
7. Enter the letters: mep2
8. Now it will say enter network mep code
9. Enter the code given you, usually about 16 digits
10. Your Storm is now unlocked.
Blackberry 96xx / 93xx / 9000 / 97xx / 8900 / 88xx / 83xx Curve Unlock Code Entry Instructions
1. Go to settings menu => and then Options
2. Select Advanced options => and then Sim card
3. Type MEPD using your Blackberry keyboard (NOTE: You will not see any text appear on the screen while typing MEPD)
4. Type MEP then [ALT BUTTON] then 2 on your Blackberry keyboard (NOTE: You will not see any text appear on the screen while typing MEPD)
5. You should be presented with a prompt “Enter Network MEP Code”. Type in the unlock code and press in the trackball/trackpad to confirm
6. Your phone is now unlocked

Blackberry 9100 / 81xx / 8200 Unlock Code Entry Instructions
This will not work on the 9105 model, see the 9105 section for instructions.
1. Insert SIM into device
2. Power phone on and Turn off the radio (Turn Wireless Off option) VERY IMPORTANT.
3. Select “Options” THEN SELECT ADVANCED OPTIONS
4. Scroll down and select “SIM Card”
5. Type “MEPPD” (please note that you will not see what you type on the screen)
6. Type “MEPP then [ALT BUTTON] then 2” (please note that you will not see what you type on the screen)
7. Enter the Unlock Code
8. Press enter
9. Reboot device. Device is now unlocked.

Blackberry 9105 Unlock Code Entry Instructions
1. Turn off the Wireless Radio
2. Next go to Settings > Options > Advanced Options > SIM Card
3. Press: 63373
4. Press: 63372
5. You should see a dialogue where you can put in a 16 digit code and 10 tries to punch it in correctly.
6. After you enter in the code, press Enter.
7. It should say “Device Unlocked” and you have an unlocked Blackberry.

Blackberry 8700 Unlock Code Entry Instructions
1. Go to settings
2. go to options
3. go to advanced options
4. go to sim card
5. Type MEPD (not case sensitive) (you will not see text appear on screen while typing)
6. Does it say Network active? If so your phone is locked.
7. Hold the ALT Key while typing in MEPE (not case sensitive, and you will not see text appear on screen while typing)
8. It will say “Enter Network MEP Code, then you type in the unlock code, press in the jog dial to confirm.
9. Your phone is now unlocked

BlackBerry 6xxx 7xxx: ie 6230, 7100, 7290 etc. Unlock Code Instructions
1. Select Options menu on BB.
2. Select SIM CARD menu. To be able to see this you have to type this on the keypad on phone : (TEXT WILL NOT APPEAR ON THE SCREEN until you enter the unlock code)
3. Type ‘MEPD’ for all models, except 7100 in which case in case use ‘MEPPD’.
4. Usually you should see “active” NET lock. In order to disable this lock, type ‘MEP2’ respectively (‘MEPP2’ if phone is 7100)
5. The BB will ask for a code. NOTE: You must use the “alt” or “shift” key to enable numbers so example would be: m-e-p-“alt key”-2 Now you should see the place to enter your net unlock code.(if not, you didn’t type in mep2 or mepp2 properly.)
6. Here you must enter the “NET Unlock Code” that you have.

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transparent plane

Airbus has unveiled a futuristic concept for a transparent plane that may be everyday air transport in 2050. With its see-through aircraft cabin, passengers of the future will get a window on the world as they fly through the sky. They will be able to see everything to the sides and in front of them.

The concept cabin unveiled at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, would be a bionic structure that ‘mimics’ the efficiency of the bird bone, claimed the company.

It would provide strength where needed, and also allows for an intelligent’ cabin wall membrane, which controls air temperature and can become transparent to give passengers open, panoramic views.

The company believes that mid-century passengers might be able to enjoy a game of virtual golf or take part in interactive conferences, while the cabin ‘identifies and responds’ to travelers’ needs.

In the ‘interactive zone’ there are virtual pop-up projections taking passengers to whichever social scene they want to be in, from holographic gaming to virtual changing rooms for active shoppers.

The ‘smart tech zone’ is tailored towards the more functional-orientated passenger with what Airbus describes as ‘a chameleon-style offering.’

It aims to meet individual needs ranging from a simple to a complete luxury service, but all allowing ‘you to continue life as if on the ground’.

“Our research shows that passengers of 2050 will expect a seamless travel experience while also caring for the environment,” the Daily Mail quoted Airbus engineering executive vice-president Charles Champion as saying.

“The concept cabin is designed with that in mind, and shows that the journey can be as much a voyage of discovery as the destination,” he added.

Source: eightyberry

How to integrate a POP or IMAP email account through advanced integration

Overview
To integrate a Post Office Protocol (POP) or Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) email account using the Email Settings application from the BlackBerry® smartphone, complete the following steps:

Open Email Settings on the BlackBerry smartphone.
Click Set up another email account.
Choose Other from the list of options.
Enter the Email Address and Email Password, then click Continue.
If the BlackBerry Internet Service gives the following error: Invalid email address or password. Verify your email address and password. If the error persists, contact domain.com, select I will provide the settings.
Select POP/IMAP (Most common).
Enter the Email Server and User name, then press Continue.
The email account should then be successfully added.
To integrate a Post Office Protocol (POP) or Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) email account through advanced integration using the web login, complete the following steps:

Log in to the BlackBerry Internet Service account with the user name and password.
Click Set Up Email to begin the integration process.
Type the email address and the password in the Email address and Email Password fields, and click Next.
If there is an issue with integrating the email account, it will prompt to provide further information.
Manually provide the settings to integrate the email account by clicking the provide additional settings link.
Choose provide additional settings, identify the integration as either POP or IMAP and provide the advanced settings.
Click Next.
When choosing to provide additional settings, select the Automatically detect my POP/IMAP email settings from Microsoft® Outlook®/Outlook® Express on my computer option and click Install and Detect.
Note: This feature requires Windows® Internet Explorer®.
Confirm the populated details and click Next.
A configuration window will apper if the email account was successfully added as a POP or IMAP integration.
Click Finish to return to the BlackBerry Internet Service Home screen, or click Add Another Account to integrate another email address.

Source:: RIM

Wi-Fi Sharing

Wi-Fi SharingComplete the following steps to share files over a Wi-Fi® connection:

  1. From the BlackBerry PlayBook home screen, select the settings icon.
  2. Select Storage and Sharing.
  3. Toggle Wi-Fi Sharing to ON.
  4. Tap Properties to verify network identification information. (PlayBook name, password etc)
  5. From a Windows® or Mac based computer on the same network as the BlackBerry PlayBook, navigate to the IP address of the BlackBerry PlayBook which can be found under Settings >About > Network.
    1. On a Windows computer, open the Run dialog box and type file://127.1.1.1 (where 127.1.1.1 should be replaced with the actual IP address of the BlackBerry PlayBook)
    2. On a Mac computer, select Go -> Connect to Server… and type smb://127.1.1.1 (where 127.1.1.1 should be replaced with the actual IP address of the BlackBerry PlayBook)
  6. When connecting to the media folder which contains several sub-folders such as documents,musicphotosvideos, etc, the BlackBerry PlayBook user can then move files between the computer and these folders.

File Sharing with a Mac via USB connection

To share files between a Mac and the BlackBerry PlayBook, BlackBerry® Device Manager will need to be installed. 

Complete the following steps to install BlackBerry Device Manager:

  1. Connect the BlackBerry PlayBook to the Mac.
  2. On the desktop or within Finder, double click BlackBerry PlayBook CD.
  3. Double click the BlackBerry Device Manager Installer to start the installation process.
  4. After reviewing the Read Me and License Agreement click Continue Installation.
  5. Reboot the computer when prompted.
  6. After the reboot is complete and the BlackBerry PlayBook is started, a message may be presented stating that a new network interface has been detected. If this is the case, click onNetwork Preferences and click Apply.
  7. After the PlayBook has been setup in Network Preferences, the PlayBook share will appear on the desktop whenever the PlayBook is connected to the computer.
  8. Click the Playbook icon on the desktop to display the PlayBook share. Files can now be transferred to and from the BlackBery PlayBook. 

    Note: If error message You can’t install the ‘Network’ preferences pane because it is already installed. See the additional notes for further steps.

BlackBerry® Device Manager is also included within the BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac. To download, please visitwww.blackberry.com/mac.File Sharing with a Windows® PC via USB connection

To share files between a Windows based PC and the BlackBerry PlayBook, BlackBerry® Device Manager will need to be installed. Complete the following steps to install BlackBerry Device Manager:

  1. Connect the BlackBerry PlayBook to the computer via USB cable.
  2. If BlackBerry Device Manager is not yet installed, the BlackBerry PlayBook will display a screen entitled Installing Drivers.
  3. On the computer, double click the BlackBerry PlayBook CD drive icon.
  4. Open the Drivers folder.
  5. Double click Setup.exe.
  6. After selecting the appropriate region and accepting the License Agreement select Install.
  7. Select Finish and then OK to the prompt confirming that the PlayBook will need to be disconnected and then reconnected prior to use.
  8. Once reconnected to the computer, the BlackBerry PlayBook will be mounted as a Network Drive labelled PlayBook [PIN: 500AAAAA].
  9. Double click the network drive icon to access the PlayBook folders.

Wi-Fi Sharing

Wi-Fi Sharing

Complete the following steps to share files over a Wi-Fi® connection:

  1. From the BlackBerry PlayBook home screen, select the settings icon.
  2. Select Storage and Sharing.
  3. Toggle Wi-Fi Sharing to ON.
  4. Tap Properties to verify network identification information. (PlayBook name, password etc)
  5. From a Windows® or Mac based computer on the same network as the BlackBerry PlayBook, navigate to the IP address of the BlackBerry PlayBook which can be found under Settings >About > Network.
    1. On a Windows computer, open the Run dialog box and type file://127.1.1.1 (where 127.1.1.1 should be replaced with the actual IP address of the BlackBerry PlayBook)
    2. On a Mac computer, select Go -> Connect to Server… and type smb://127.1.1.1 (where 127.1.1.1 should be replaced with the actual IP address of the BlackBerry PlayBook)
  6. When connecting to the media folder which contains several sub-folders such as documents,musicphotosvideos, etc, the BlackBerry PlayBook user can then move files between the computer and these folders.

File Sharing with a Mac via USB connection

To share files between a Mac and the BlackBerry PlayBook, BlackBerry® Device Manager will need to be installed. 

Complete the following steps to install BlackBerry Device Manager:

  1. Connect the BlackBerry PlayBook to the Mac.
  2. On the desktop or within Finder, double click BlackBerry PlayBook CD.
  3. Double click the BlackBerry Device Manager Installer to start the installation process.
  4. After reviewing the Read Me and License Agreement click Continue Installation.
  5. Reboot the computer when prompted.
  6. After the reboot is complete and the BlackBerry PlayBook is started, a message may be presented stating that a new network interface has been detected. If this is the case, click onNetwork Preferences and click Apply.
  7. After the PlayBook has been setup in Network Preferences, the PlayBook share will appear on the desktop whenever the PlayBook is connected to the computer.
  8. Click the Playbook icon on the desktop to display the PlayBook share. Files can now be transferred to and from the BlackBery PlayBook.

    Note: If error message You can’t install the ‘Network’ preferences pane because it is already installed. See the additional notes for further steps.

BlackBerry® Device Manager is also included within the BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac. To download, please visitwww.blackberry.com/mac.File Sharing with a Windows® PC via USB connection

To share files between a Windows based PC and the BlackBerry PlayBook, BlackBerry® Device Manager will need to be installed. Complete the following steps to install BlackBerry Device Manager:

  1. Connect the BlackBerry PlayBook to the computer via USB cable.
  2. If BlackBerry Device Manager is not yet installed, the BlackBerry PlayBook will display a screen entitled Installing Drivers.
  3. On the computer, double click the BlackBerry PlayBook CD drive icon.
  4. Open the Drivers folder.
  5. Double click Setup.exe.
  6. After selecting the appropriate region and accepting the License Agreement select Install.
  7. Select Finish and then OK to the prompt confirming that the PlayBook will need to be disconnected and then reconnected prior to use.
  8. Once reconnected to the computer, the BlackBerry PlayBook will be mounted as a Network Drive labelled PlayBook [PIN: 500AAAAA].
  9. Double click the network drive icon to access the PlayBook folders.
 

How to clear your Appworld Cache

How to clear your Appworld Cache
Are you not able to view the latest apps in Appworld properly? Especially those recent giveaways by RIM….

Then follow this guide to clear your cache, after performing the command, wait for a while, then Appworld will automatically exit, once you re-open it, it should refresh all the new apps

Warning: The following procedure will clear any cache data that BlackBerry® App World™ stores on the BlackBerry® smartphone and may remove any applications that have been archived to a media card.

For smartphones that use the SureType® input method or are equipped with a QWERTY keyboard:

For BlackBerry App World 2.0 and 2.1:

Launch the BlackBerry App World application.
While pressing and holding the ALT key, type RST

For BlackBerry App World 3.0:

Launch the BlackBerry App World application.
While pressing and holding the ALT key, type RSTRST

For smartphones that have virtual keyboards such as the BlackBerry® Storm™ Series or BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860, follow these steps:

For BlackBerry App World 2.0 and 2.1:

Launch the BlackBerry App World application.
Ensure the smartphone is being held in the landscape position.
Select the Categories listing.
Activate the onscreen keyboard by pressing the menu key and select Show Keyboard.
Press and hold the !?123 button until it locks.
Type the following characters in sequence: 34(

For BlackBerry App World 3.0 on a BlackBerry 9500/9530/9850/9860:

Launch the BlackBerry App World application.
Ensure the smartphone is being held in the landscape position.
Activate the onscreen keyboard by pressing the menu key and select Show Keyboard.
Press and hold the !?123 button until it locks.
Type the following characters in sequence: 34(

For BlackBerry App World 3.0 on a BlackBerry 9520/9550:

Launch the BlackBerry App World application.
Ensure the smartphone is being held in the portrait position.
Activate the onscreen keyboard by pressing the menu key and select Show Keyboard.
Press and hold the !?123 button.
Type the following characters in sequence: 1?2

BlackBerry App World will close automatically and the smartphone may become unresponsive for a few moments while the cache data is cleared. This process may take several seconds, depending on how much storage space is freed. The next time BlackBerry App World is launched, logging into My World using a BlackBerry ID will result in the applications list being refreshed, allowing archived applications to be redownloaded if desired.

For the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet, follow these steps:

Launch the BlackBerry AppWorld application
Swipe in from the bottom-left corner of the frame to bring up the keyboard.
Type rst

Note: The application will not provide any notification that the reset has been performed.

Source: RIM® Help Center

You tried it, let the club lag

“When beginning the backswing with your irons, establish a good rhythm by letting the clubhead lag behind your hands just a little bit.”

Thank you, Rick. This is a simple but terrific piece of advice, and something a number of great players have done, including Ben Hogan and Payne Stewart. By letting the clubhead lag behind your hands on the takeaway, you create not only a sensation of good rhythm and timing, but the lag going back will be replicated into more lag coming down.

Years ago I ghostwrote an article on this subject for Golf Digest with the teacher Scott Davenport, who is the head professional at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, N.C. Scott came up with the image of cracking a whip to really emphasize the feeling of letting the clubhead lag on the backswing, and then again on the downswing. If you think of how the wrist must stay relaxed and flexible as you slowly pull the handle of the whip back with the chord lagging, then reverse the lag to crack the whip, you will understand how you can make a similar move to create extra lag in your golf swing.

It requires you to keep your wrists relaxed going back and through, so they lead the clubhead on the backswing and then again on the through swing. If you want to create more clubhead speed, give it a try.

occupy Wallstreet

Occupy Wall Street; blaming the government, corporate greed, economic inequality and everything else under the sun for not being able to find a job, meanwhile taking on none of the responsibility or blame themselves, then camp out in public places for weeks on end instead of………yea, you got it, looking for a job.

I guess this must have been the thought process:

“Fuck. I can’t find any jobs, but I have an idea. I will camp outside for weeks holding a sign up about how there are no jobs and how Wall Street sucks and then maybe I will get a job that way.”

Look, the rich are rich, get over it. If you want to be rich too you sure as fuck aren’t going to get there by sitting in a public park holding a homemade sign. Also, your demands are absurd and unrealistic. They just are. Success isn’t handed to you, it’s earned.

It’s ok to be in the 99%, mainly because that’s where 99% of us currently are and will always be.

Kurt Bush-For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release

STATEMENT FROM KURT BUSCH ON MUTUAL AGREEMENT TO LEAVE PENSKE RACING

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 5, 2011) – Kurt Busch issued the following statement today regarding the news that the 24-time NASCAR Sprint Cup winner and 2004 Cup champion had reached a mutual agreement with Penske Racing to leave the team:

“I am grateful to Penske Racing for six very productive years. Together we won a lot of races – 16 in all. I’m proud that we won on a variety of tracks and this past season reached Victory Lane four times. Another highlight was pushing my teammate to a Daytona 500 win. I also appreciate the lasting friendships I’ve made while working with our great sponsors through the years, including Miller Lite, Shell and Dodge.

“Coming to a mutual agreement to go our separate ways is a positive step for me. Over the Thanksgiving holiday I took time to reflect on what is most important to me and realized I need to find a way to put the fun back into racing. It’s time for a fresh start. Leaving a great organization and a lucrative contract is not easy, but it allows me to take a deep breath and work on things that can make me a better driver and a better person.

“I recognize the passion and emotion that have helped me succeed on the track need to be better channeled off the track. The past few months I began working with a sports psychologist to help me better deal with my emotions, especially following moments of frustration during competition.

“I never want to take for granted that it’s a privilege to earn a living as a NASCAR driver. As I begin this new chapter in my career, I’m excited about the future and committed to making the changes necessary for me to enjoy racing again, to compete for championships and to better represent NASCAR, my sponsors, my team and my fans.

“I want to personally thank Roger Penske for the opportunity he gave me and for his friendship, which will continue long into the future.”

Source: Facebook