According to a forum post on sw-box, now you can unlock BlackBerry phones, the 8000 and 9000 series, for free.
You will need the usual BlackBerry Applications like BlackBerry desktop manager and Microsoft NET 2.0, and you need the BlackBerry OS. Once you have them, you need to Download and install MFI Multiloader.
The site has a very clear and simple guide with pictures and links to the application. Once you follow the simple directions, you can replace your SIM and Memory card and set up your phone the way you like it. I think even a grandma with a BlackBerry could do it! Perhaps President Obama may want it as well!
So if you are the type who want to mess up with your phones and carriers, head along to sw-Box to get the BlackBerry Unlocking App and instructions. Hurry up before they disappear.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008