Reminder: BlackBerry Torch 9800 Unlock Requires Browser Service Books

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This may be an obvious reminder for some but if you’re looking to get your BlackBerry Torch unlocked, make sure your carrier has announced the device because otherwise they may not have the proper WebKit browser service books. With an unlocked Torch, you can still use the WebKit browser over a WiFi connection, but you’ll be unable to use it over a regular radio connection unless your carrier can send you the service books.

With the help of our friends at Cellfservices, we were able to narrow down the issue a little further with feedback from customers who got their Torch unlocked. Here are some more facts:

1. TELUS service books for the WebKit browser do not work on BIS but work on BES.

2. Regardless if you’re on BIS or BES, your emails and BBM should be working.

3. Some people have got Opera Mini opera and Bolt browsers to work on BIS with TELUS. Obviously this isn’t a desirable solution because you bought the Torch to use the WebKit browser.

Bell and Rogers users have had no problems with this to date. This is because they have announced the device and have the service books ready. Initially, customers were having problems with T-Mobile’s 6.0 service books but it seems there might be an update as customers are no longer reporting issues.

  • Xandermac

    My instructions to get all features working on all carriers

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f209/t-mobile-unlocked-9800-everything-works-instructions-513408/

    Cheers

    xandermac

  • Xandermac

    My instructions to get all features working on all carriers

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f209/t-mobile-unlocked-9800-everything-works-instructions-513408/

    Cheers

    xandermac

  • Xandermac

    My instructions to get all features working on all carriers

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f209/t-mobile-unlocked-9800-everything-works-instructions-513408/

    Cheers

    xandermac

  • http://www.katedickman.com/ Kate Dickman

    Damnit. I thought it was something I could troubleshoot. Thanks for writing this… now I know. So basically until my carrier gets a phone with an equivalent OS like the Torch, I won't be able to use this phone?

  • Duke

    I bought mine last saturday in the US…. unlocked it on eBay for 99 cents…. Running on FIDO (Rogers) here…. It works !!!

  • Duke

    Also the browser

  • Duke

    Also the browser

  • 216d8f7f

    i am in dubai,
    and i have both providers Etisalat and DU, both of them works fine with 9800, no issues at all and webkit works with regular radio connection. With wifi works little bit faster.

    Etisalat and DU has not yet announced the device since officially they are still in banning blackberry service in October.

  • k.b.

    Hi! Can you provide the ebay link? Thanks!

  • Joe

    This is not true, i unlocked my BlackBerry Torch 9800 with Browser + MMs on Tmobile with a website MOBILE-MOTION http://www.ProMobileMotion.com , also my cousin in dubai unlocked it using the same website for Etisalat

  • bb fan

    hi 216d8f7f

    I am living in UAE and i've just got the new blackberry torch 9800 unlocked, but the browser isn't working, I use Etisalat as a provider, Can u plz tell me how u mangaed to get the broswer working?

    thank u

  • ENRICO

    GOOD DAY, HOW CAN I DOWNLOAD OPERA MINI TO THE TORCH ? THE BROWSER DOES NOT WORK BECAUSE THE TORCH IS NOT AVAILABLE N OUR COUNTRY AND I CANNOT GET THE SERVICE BOOK . I CANNOT DOWNLOAD FROM THE PHONE ITSELF GOING TO OPERA.COM AS THE WEBKIT BROWSER IN THE TORCH DOES NOT WORK,

    HOW SHOULD I PROCEED TO DOWNLOADD TO MY PC AND THAN LOAD UP ON THE TORCH PRACTICALLY ? I TRYED BUT DID NOT WORK , WHAT OPERA SHOULD I GET 5.1 ? WILL THIS WORK WITH THE TORCH ? NOTE THAT EVEN WITH JUST THE WI FI ON THE TORCH STILL ASK FOR THE SERVICE BOOK AND DOES NOT OPEN THE BROWSER, THANK YOU !

  • Jackdude

    hi

  • Dubai User

    Dude is your cousin happy with the Torch … Hope youd o get a moment to put in your feedback in here…will be great as my Torch is comin over in a weeks time and I am excited…

  • Vintot14

    I brought mine on ebay and its unlocked already but its not fully functions.. how ccan I fully work the phone… tmobile carrier

  • Mahmoud_a_ahmad

    how can i unlock the broswer of my blackberry torch 9800

  • Mjohnson3324

    how did you unlock the torch browser for t-mobile from this site?

  • Sendmyemails

    does your blackberry web browser work on fido? mine wont and i unlocked from bell

  • Tai_g

    Hi, I have a blackberry torch from Telus. I got it unlocked, so I can use it on my Rogers plan. I have my bbm service along with email, for some reason I can receive but not reply or compose emails… I talked to the tech support, and they told me to take the battery out and reset the phone. For the past week, I still can’t compose emails!!! Can some please tell me what’s wrong with my phone???

  • Vjoseph623

    still having problems with the service books.. i donwloaded services books for tmobile and still no internet.. email, txt bb messenger etc but no internet.. only wifi…grrr email me please if you can help me.. vjoseph623@gmail.com

  • Timmy

    THIS WEBSITE DIDN’T WORK, SOUNDS LIKE SPAM TO ME!!! 

  • Tim

    This site is a JOKE, and this is SPAM obviousley, took them hours to even reply, 

  • Steve

    worked GREAT, thanks :) the guys at ProMobileMotion finally got everything working on my torch, i was so frustrated i couldn’t send mms or use the net, now all working :)

  • Steve

    worked GREAT, thanks :) the guys at ProMobileMotion finally got everything working on my torch, i was so frustrated i couldn’t send mms or use the net, now all working :)

  • Mizzle77

    i live in fuerteventura and have a curve 8520 on orange with sim unlimited internet and 100 mins and txts all for 5euros a month ive been given an unlocked bb torch th new model will my sim work in this and will all the features work ,does any 1 no thankyou

  • Popoola Omowale

    I have blackberry with Rogers network but my BIs is not working while brosing on wifi

  • Popoola Omowale

    I bought a second hand blackberry torch 9800 and the browser is not working except my wifi. What can I do

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  • Edinah

    i have a blackberry phone but does not connect to the internet at all, any way i can be helped